• Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Rustic

    A Chic DIY Burgundy Wedding at Neo Tamarind

    When you have a deep theme colour like burgundy, it’s important that everything else pops. These newlyweds opted for various textures in white, including ropes, fabric and floral details. The results were chic yet glamorous, and the wooden accents of the venue, together with all the other decorative elements such as the signboards, really added to the warmth of the occasion. What a beautifully intimate affair, where the focus was solely on the union of the newlyweds. MunKeat Photography captured the essence of the day perfectly.

  • Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Engagement,  Garden,  Love Stories

    A Casual, Chic and Intimate Wedding at Tamarind Springs

    We love how these newlyweds changed things up – a doughnut wall instead of a floral arch, a hanging garden instead of lush tablescapes, and exchanging their vows in a little slice of forest within the city. The bride’s choice of wedding dress was on point too – chic and demure yet elegant. Thanks to Fixer Photography for capturing this beautiful set of photos!

  • Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Rustic,  Traditional

    An Intimate Autumn Reception At Tamarind Hill Singapore

    Lydia and Chad-son’s wedding reception is a great example of how the right venue can help couples to cut down on the cost of wedding décor. Tamarind Hill Singapore turned out to be the perfect choice for their romantic autumn theme, with the elegant black and white colonial setting and lush greenery fitting the look to a T. Another plus point of the venue? It was a great spot for some pretty portraits before the reception started, and it also allowed the newlyweds to have a warm and intimate reception where they got to spend quality time with the people they care about. Many thanks to Bloc Memoire Photography for…

  • Photo by Harvard Wang Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Rustic

    A Lush Tropical Wedding in Tamarind Springs

    Rain just might be the perfect accompaniment to your wedding, especially if your celebration is set amidst a verdant jungle on a sultry day. For this bridal couple, rain meant a pair of classic black umbrellas to match the tropical backdrop, rustic wooden textures, lush foliage and sunny smiles all round. Their wardrobe was suitably relaxed: the bride wore a gown with a detachable train while the groom was folksy in a teal vest, beryl pants and rolled-up sleeves. Above them, glass bulbs adorned the timber beams of a pavilion, and in the night, the warm lights burned intensely. Here’s to a wedding that popped with so much colour, and…

  • Photo by Deviews Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Ideas,  Inspirations

    Oh My Succulent!

    Here’s a refreshing alternative to flowers: succulents! These low maintenance plants are sturdy and resilient when it comes to withstanding transportation and unpredictable weather, and they’re gorgeous and versatile too. Available in different hues of green, succulents are known for their dewy texture and intricate leaf patterns, which makes them easy to style – be it glamorous, rustic, vintage, classic or cosy. Our thanks to Cindy Chang of Nupts & Such and Bryan Chew of Ohara Florist for this idea and decoration tip: using wine and martini glasses as dainty and aged mercury vases for the succulents.

  • Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Rustic

    A Rustic Floral Wedding at Tamarind Springs, Kuala Lumpur

    With those soft pastel colours and warm wood tones plus that framing backdrop of Mother Nature, we’d never have guessed that these newlyweds actually exchanged their vows in an intimate ceremony right in the heart of KL. The lush greenery and traditional white, accented with pops of pink, painted a beautiful picture of their union. Many thanks to MunKeat Photography for this lovely set of photos.

  • Blue Mansion Penang wedding. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Traditional

    A Big Reunion At The Blue Mansion

    The Blue Mansion in Penang, previously known as the Cheong Fatt Tse Mansion, brings you back in time and leaves you with a warm feeling of home. Here, the iconic blue structure, very wisely combined with colourful kebayas and cheongsams worn by the family, resulted in really beautiful photos.

  • Colours,  Inspirations

    Fuchsia Pink, Yellow And The Tone Of Happy People

    This outdoor ceremony and lunch reception was filled with sunshine and happy details, from the sunflowers and colourful macarons to the polka-dot lining and more. The bridesmaids, all dressed in fuchsia, looked really pretty in the photos – instead of stealing the bride’s limelight, the strong colour actually created a greater contrast against the white bridal gown. Great choice. The lovely desserts were made by the bride’s cousins and friends.

  • Malaysia,  Venues

    JapaMala Resort

    Website www.japamalaresorts.com / Facebook JapaMala Resort (Tioman Island) / Instagram @samadhi_retreats / Email reservations[at]japamalaresorts.com / Contact Number +609 419 7777 / Address Kampung Lanting, 86800 Pulau Tioman, Pahang JapaMala is Tioman Island’s only boutique resort and one of two Secret Retreat members in Malaysia. This small and exclusive resort of 13 rooms is hidden amidst a lush tropical rainforest with charming Malay village-style villas and chalets positioned at the most breathtaking spots. Best described as an “eco-luxe” resort, JapaMala transcends the experience of living close to nature by redefining it with a touch of luxury. Featuring natural streams, steep cliffs and towering boulders, the entire resort borrows from nature to…

  • Malaysia,  Venues

    Neo Tamarind

    Website www.tamarindrestaurants.com / Facebook Neo Tamarind / Instagram @samadhi_retreats / Email tiffany[at]samadhiretreats.com / Contact Number +603 2148 3700, +6012 791 0450 / Contact Person Tiffany Teoh / Address 19 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur / Maximum Capacity Sit-down: 200 and Standing-cocktail: 300 pax NEO Tamarind is best described as “the new zen”. The imaginative NEO Tamarind cuisine defies rules, while the borderless food designs will arouse your palate. Hypnotic liquid walls, a colossal chandelier and the galactic bar all highlight a chic and cosy luxe lounge. Enter a domain that defines a realm of new lights, new sounds, new tastes and new sensations – your Neo Tamarind experience. >

  • Malaysia,  Venues

    Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur

    Website www.tamarindrestaurants.com / Facebook Tamarind Hill (Kuala Lumpur) / Instagram @samadhi_retreats / Email tiffany[at]samadhiretreats.com / Contact Number +603 2148 3200, +6012 791 0450 / Contact Person Tiffany Teoh / Address 19A Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur / Maximum Capacity Sit-down: 130 and Standing-cocktail: 200 pax With its trademark rustic-luxe dining experience, Tamarind Hill’s new establishment on a hilltop makes the restaurant an escape within the city. Against the backdrop of skyscrapers, its organic and tranquil ambience gives one the illusion of being out of town. As suggested, ‘walk-up an appetite’ and relish!

  • Singapore,  Venues

    Tamarind Hill Singapore

    Website www.tamarindrestaurants.com / Facebook Tamarind Hill Singapore / Instagram @samadhi_retreats / Email adrian[at]samadhiretreats.com / Contact Number +65 6278 6364 / Contact Person Adrian Yuen / Address 30 Labrador Villa Road, Labrador Nature Reserve, Singapore 119189 / Maximum Capacity Sit-down: 130 and Standing-cocktail: 300 pax Nestled amidst the forested Labrador Nature Reserve, Tamarind Hill Singapore is perfectly reminiscent of the original Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur. Featuring the brand’s unmistakable Asian rustic-luxe character and flair, the restaurant serves up both traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine, just minutes away from the city. With three distinct dining areas, guests can choose from the pleasure of dining on the lanai facing the jungle, or inside…