• Jasmine. A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Traditional

    A Traditional Oriental Chic Wedding in Singapore

    Many couples have old school themes for their wedding but overlook tradition. Not these newlyweds. They embraced their roots, with its detailed traditions, with open arms, and managed to make it their own in all of its trendy glory. With pops of red against whitewashed walls, and elements rich with lace and pearl textures, you’d have a hard time figuring out if this really took place a hundred years ago. Many thanks to Jasmine. A of MunKeat Studio for capturing this lovely set!

  • Photo by Arch and Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Traditional

    An Old-World Chinese Wedding at Ti Chen, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    How delightful is this splendid old-world Chinese theme! The groom is Chinese-Caucasian while the bride is English. Their concept was ‘Chan Kah Chuen’, translated as the Chan Clan Village. The idea was that the groom, who is of Malaysian Chinese and English heritage, would get to highlight both English and Chinese culture at the celebration, which was gloriously set up at the Ti Chen at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur by Dayco. Thank you for these brilliant pics, Arch & Vow Studio.

  • Photo by H+ Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Elegant Shanghainese Bridal Portraits Taken at PS150

    Having your bridal portraits look like movie stills from the golden age of Hong Kong cinema is such an elegant idea. When it comes to creating a classic Shanghai theme, the only thing we like more than Hong Kong star Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘In the Mood for Love’ is a spunky couple bold enough to pull it off. Suanne and Matthew rocked their Shanghainese set, shot in the quaint little bar PS150 in Kuala Lumpur’s Petaling Street. Thanks for these stunning shots, Gim Hong of H+ Studio! The bar was the perfect venue, thanks to its unfinished brick walls, furniture, fittings, décor and glassware. There was no need for props; all…

  • Photo by Filming Art Cinematography. tp://www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Conceptual Bridal Portraits: The Pilot And The Tailor

    Sometimes you simply can’t put into words how much your love story takes your breath away, so these newlyweds took their bridal portraits and had them made into a movie. Using different photographs, this combination of cinematography and photography (adorably called “cinephotography”) took storytelling and bridal portraits to an inimitable space. The level of detail applied to the styling and costumes perfectly complemented the love these newlyweds have for each other. Watch: “The Pilot & The Tailor”, starring Jocelyn and Louis. By Filming Art Cinematography. JOCELYN & LOUIS {Malaysia} Photography and Videography by Filming Art Cinematography / Styling by Nana Natalie of Filming Art Cinematography {Read more about this in…

  • Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Traditional

    Classic Oriental Wedding At Glasshouse At Seputeh

    It is amazing how themes can totally transform a wedding venue. Glasshouse@Seputeh Kuala Lumpur has scored major points with event hosts, and it’s easy to see why. When it comes to weddings, this is a great space, especially for couples who have a very clear idea of their theme. We were mesmerised by the Shanghai-esque flavour of this wedding. The classy deep red of the handsome couple’s ‘qipao’ and shirt, drapes, lanterns and oriental wares all made for a stunning traditional Chinese setting. As the bride shared, “The most memorable moments were spending time with our guests and seeing all our plans come to fruition.” Good job, Spring Cottage, and…

  • Photo by Euhau Leong. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    A Classic Hollywood Romance

    Much like the happily-ever-afters of Hollywood films, this set of bridal portraits perfectly encapsulates the newlyweds’ mutual love for films and all things timeless. After all, a classic is a beauty that withstands the weather of time. With a dramatic red lip for the bride and dapper tailored suits for the groom, they were indeed a sight to behold, with no detail spared in their perfect homage to the golden age of Hollywood. Set in New Zealand with all its untouched beauty, we love the fashion choices (pearls and lace), floral prints and headgear. Many thanks to Euhau Leong of LOORK for capturing these amazing bridal portraits, and to Rong…

  • Sanit Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    A Lover, Not a Fighter

    Fans of the Ip Man movie series, which tells the story of the legendary Wing Chun martial arts master, would be able to recognise this groom’s billowing robes. While in the movies Ip Man’s story focussed more on his martial arts and less on his relationship with his wife, it was still deeply romantic, albeit subtly. In these bridal portraits, Sanit Portfolio has captured the love and romance between the groom and his bride, dressed in a beautiful cheongsam, in the style of the Ip Man movies. Set against the backdrop of vintage shophouses, neon lights and understated glamour, the photos are dramatic and classically beautiful.

  • The Peeping Thom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Whimsical Love, Quirky Romance

    Partners in life and work, this bride and groom infuse their own whimsical brand of creativity into every aspect of their lives. As co-founders of a creative agency, they are perfectly compatible in their strengths and personalities, and are truly two halves of a perfect whole. As animal lovers with two dogs and two cats, even their bridal portraits had animal elements in it, from their geometric animal masks to their three-year-old Dachshund, Duncan, who made a cameo appearance! Many thanks to Thomas Ang of The Peeping Thom for capturing this quirky, Wes Anderson-inspired set of bridal portraits.

  • Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    The Shanghainese Soiree

    Having a mutual affection for Shanghai, it made sense that this couple would tell their wedding story through this city, starting with their bridal portraits. From the bride’s glamorous silver cheongsam with a fur shrug and short modern cheongsam to the groom’s traditional Chinese suit featuring Mandarin collars and Western-style suits, the couple certainly mixed it up with equal amounts of classic and modern. Many thanks to Chester Kher Creations for this creative set of bridal portraits! LIZ & WAI FONG {China} Photography by Chester Kher Creations / Location Shanghai

  • Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Nostalgic Old Shanghai Inspired Bridal Portraits at PS150

    Sometimes an idea is sparked from just one detail of the wedding, and for this bride, it was her emerald green cheongsam. From there, she decided on Oriental-themed bridal portraits and a throwback to Old Shanghai. The décor of PS150 perfectly fit the theme, with its exposed walls, romantic lights and nostalgic little vintage details. Thanks to Peter Herman Photography for this perfectly lovely set of photos.

  • Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    A Gatsby-Inspired White And Gold DIY Wedding

    There’s something magical about the glamour of the 1920s Gatsby era, and we love how this bride took things into her own hands and DIY-ed her own wedding! With a sleek colour palette of white and gold, additional décor textures were added with dramatic white feathers, drop pearl props and wooden elements. What resulted was a stunning display of glitter and gold, matching the bright smiles of everyone in attendance and the sparkle of love in the newlyweds’ eyes. Many thanks to Bloc Memoire Photography for this stunning set of photographs!

  • Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Timeless 1960s Oriental Bridal Portraits

    There’s something unspeakably timeless about a vintage Oriental mood shoot, complete with elements of nostalgia and melodrama. Think Wong Kar Wai’s ‘In the Mood for Love’. From the soft mood lighting to the hair, makeup and wardrobe choices, this style is subtly romantic yet heavily dramatic. We love the hidden angles and muted tones; many thanks to Daren Chong Photography for this artistic set of bridal photographs! ANGELINE & ERIC {Malaysia} Photography by Daren Chong Photography / Bridal Gown by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Bride’s Shoes by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Mae Foo / Location Precious Restaurant, Central Market