• The Wedding Notebook magazine

    The Wedding Notebook Magazine January 2016 – Issue 13

    In this issue we look at weddings with different “personalities”, from minimalist and bohemian to chic and oriental. Gone are the days of cookie cutter nuptials; today’s DIY bridal couples are showing off their individuality with confidence. Like a piece of art, their weddings are the expression of their passions, dreams and style. {If you have problem viewing, please click here}

  • Photo by Chris. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Beach,  Destination Weddings,  Love Stories

    A DIY Destination Wedding At Koh Samui

    Ita and Michael didn’t have a very good experience with the wedding planner for their destination wedding. Most destination wedding packages in this region include a wedding planner fee, so always double check before you sign a contract with the venue. Find out what is included in the package and what you need to source yourself, and make sure everything is in black and white. Venues are usually more surprising before you make your deposit. Their wedding planning hiccup aside, as this couple discovered, a destination beach wedding can be lots of fun. Thanks, Chris Spira, for sharing this with us. We can’t wait to see more of your work…

  • Photo by Chris Spira Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Making Things Right Forever In Santorini

    More than just a romantic, beautiful island, Santorini holds a deeper meaning for this couple from Hong Kong. Instead of remembering it as the place where they had their first fight, Isaac decided to make things right once and for all by pledging his eternal commitment to Iris here. Thanks, Chris Spira, for the beautiful pictures.

  • Photo by Chris Spira Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Love Stories

    Confessions Of A Bride: Destination Wedding At Le Meridien, Koh Samui

    This Malaysian bride met her Australian groom while working in Hong Kong. They frequently walked to work together, and a relationship blossomed. He proposed in the Napa Valley after three years of courtship. This is more than just another beautiful wedding shoot by Chris Spira; it also provides great insight into the bride’s wedding planning process. Bride: “We wanted a simple, cosy and intimate wedding. We wanted all our guests to get together for a holiday and hang out as a big family somewhere relaxing and calm, somewhere that most people hadn’t been to. Koh Samui was a strong choice – it was relatively easy to travel to and quieter…

  • Chris Spira Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    A Day In A Beautiful Neighbourhood Of Shanghai

    Effie and Winston met through work in New York City. Both are currently residing in Shanghai, and it is beautiful to have their photographer capture their everyday life around their neighbourhood. We love this because when you look at these photos, you don’t just focus on how they look, but you also allow the surroundings to add another layer of narrative. We can’t emphasise enough how much we love Chris Spira’s photography style, and the fact that she spends so much time in Asia. You should really catch her when she is in town!

  • Contemporary,  Love Stories

    60s Style Glam

    This contemporary young couple in Shenzhen were determined to go against conventional wedding trends. For the gatecrashing ceremony, the bride wore a short, retro dress and a birdcage veil. She kept the guest list relatively small, turning the rooftop of The Langham Hotel into a romantic garden for their wedding, which was followed by an after party. From these photos that were beautifully captured by Chris Spira, one thing’s for sure: Vien and Michael look like they thoroughly enjoyed their big day. Weddings like this one are what we hope to see more.