6 Noteworthy Wedding Photographers and Videographers in Malaysia (2019 Edition)

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Wedding photography and videography plays a special part in every couple’s wedding – it can magically encapsulates your unending love and freezes your special romantic moments. In this issue, we shortlist our top picks of wedding photographers and wedding videographers, professionals who will be sure to capture your love beautifully. Before we get to the list, kindly note our disclosure located at the bottom of our post.

6. Terence Tan Photography, for priceless wedding photography

Award-winning photographer Terence Tan has spent his last 10 years capturing wedding moments and honing his photography skills. His love and passion for photography have driven him to capture precious and intimate moments shared between couples on their special day. Despite having vast experience with weddings and photography, Terence strives to improve his skills and continuously educate himself, ensuring that the love stories of couples are well and beautifully documented to the best of his abilities. With no two weddings ever being the same, Terence and his team aim to bring out each couples’ personalities in their works. Check out his actual-wedding and pre-wedding works.

Based in Malaysia, Terence has covered weddings and photo shoots in several destinations like Italy, France, Australia, and Holland, giving him a broader perspective on angles and landscapes. His love and empathy for people have driven his works to encapsulate the emotions and feelings shared between couples through the years of being together. Whether it’s happiness, tears of joy or blissful romance, with Terence Tan Photography, your priceless moments will be captured forever in photography. His clients recommend him for his experience, quality works, and personable service. Read his reviews here.

Wedding Packages and Rates:

Check out Terence Tan Photography for your wedding >

Terence Tan Photography
Website
Facebook | Instagram

5. RC Studio, capture your best moments with captivating stills and motion pictures

As one of Malaysia’s Top Wedding Photography and Cinematography Studios, RC Studio has 10 years and counting of industry expertise to their name. With a long-lasting passion for stills and motion, the team at RC Studio constantly seek interesting and fresh breakthroughs to deliver captivating wedding photography and cinematic videography for couples. Based in Penang, Malaysia, the team not only documents weddings and pre-wedding shoots in Malaysia, but their works also include international destinations. Check out their portfolio of pre-wedding photography, actual-day wedding photography and wedding videography.

Aiming to deliver only the best to their clients, RC Studio strives to always provide professional images and high-quality footages of your wedding memories captured. Combining their skills, experience, and equipment, they will capture your real moments in the best settings. RC Studio Cinematography & Photography team shall incorporate their broad range of artistic and photographic experience to your wedding photo and video. Their approach insists on making each couple’s journey memorable by producing stunning work, but also in providing a quality service that is committed and responsible. Read their customer reviews here.

Wedding Packages and Rates:

  • Full day Wedding Videography – RM3,800 (10 hours)
  • Full-day wedding Photography & Videography Combo Package – RM4,800 (10 hours)
  • Half day Wedding Videography – RM2,600 (5 hours)
  • Half day Wedding Photography & Videography Combo Package – RM3,399 (5 hours)
  • Cinematic Pre-Wedding start from RM1,500

Check out RC Studio for your wedding >>

RC Studio
Website
[email protected] | 0164943380
Facebook | Instagram

4. ABC Studio, for storytelling wedding photography and videography

Gales of laughter. Tears of joy. Captured with a click, these are the magic moments that make your love story unique, by ABC Studio. Under the guidance of Cy Te, who was awarded the Best Director at dir8tor awards 2014, ABC Studio not only excels in photography but videography through the filmmaking experience of Ola Bola. Highly sought after for their quality service, the team is dedicated to taking great creative strides in producing only the very best, heartwarming photos and amazing short-film videographies that unfold layers of stories to be told and remembered for generations to come.

The team had traversed across the pond from Europe to Japan. Within a span of 8 years, ABC studio developed a strong portfolio covering over 400 weddings, not including the production of corporate videography. For their expertise and dedication, they were recently awarded AsiaWPA’s top 10 Videographers of the Year 2018. Your stories serve as a huge inspiration to the team and play a crucial role in reflecting your personalities into everlasting photos and videos. Do you have your own stories to tell? Drop them a message here.

Wedding Packages and Rates:

  • Wedding Actual Day Photography – starts from RM5,000
  • Wedding Actual Day Cinematography – starts from RM 7,800
  • Pre-Wedding Photography – starts from RM6,800
  • Pre-Wedding Video / Love story – starts from RM8,800

Check out ABC Studio for your wedding >

ABC Studio
No A-107, Block A, Perdana Exclusive
No 15, Jalan PJU8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Website
[email protected]
Office: +603-76202563
Mobile:+6016-7839489, +6011-20169027
Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo

3. AndrewKoe Studio, for wedding photography that memorialises beautiful moments

AndrewKoe Studios came to life when Malaysian-born founder, Andrew Koe, fell in love with photography while searching for the perfect photographer for his own engagement. Coming across many timeless moments being captured on camera kindled an inspiration in him to start capturing moments of happiness. Believing that a picture is worth a thousand words, his philosophy is to use photography as a way to reminisce key moments in life and as a way to cherish friendship and family. Combining the artistic beauty of fashion photography, the timelessness of still life, and the grace of portraiture, Andrew’s portfolio is filled with everlasting images, each encapsulating a beautiful moment in time. His photos are human-centric, and his focus is to capture candid emotions and natural interactions between loved ones, yet at the same time not forgoing the beautiful setting that surrounds them.

Andrew has a gift to make couples feel at ease in front of the camera, allowing him to capture the laughter and joy shared between them, setting his work apart from others. Andrew’s passion and skill have made him achieve awards like Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and the Masters Photographers Association (MPA). A moment whether big or small does not escape Andrew, so you can focus on dancing your heart out during your wedding night. When your big day comes to a close, you can then look back on your wedding photos and remember each laugh, each joyful tear, every warm embrace, and remember the first chapter of your story together. Andrew’s signature charm has led him to become one of Malaysia’s most sought after wedding photographers. His work extends to wedding portraiture and even street shots. Send him a message here.

Wedding Packages and Rates:

  • Documentary Wedding Day Package – starts from SGD2,000 (5 hours), SGD2,800 (10 hours)
  • Overseas Pre-Wedding Package – starts from SGD2,600 (1 day), SGD3,200 (2 days)
  • Please contact them to know more about the inclusions.

Check out AndrewKoe Studio for your wedding >

AndrewKoe Studio
Website
[email protected] | +60 12-450 6308
Facebook | Instagram

2. Aplind Yew Production, for romantic wedding photography and videography

Aplind Yew and his team posses a unique set of characteristics: a crazy passion for both photography and videography plus a remarkable sense of humour! It’s not all fun and games for these guys, though—aside from being International Award Winner, Aplind Yew Production is a proud member of Wedding Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) and Wedding Portrait Photographer Asia (WPPA). From romantic proposals to your wedding day, these guys will cover your special moments in their signature cinematic style and create a short film that is beyond the spectacular realm. You can also let them take care of your wedding photography, for their romantic captures will leave you reminiscing your special day even in years to come.

Armed with their expertise honed since 2008, Aplind and his team will not try to fit your wedding into a box; they will let it be what it is in all its natural beauty and quirk junctures. This team works quickly and discreetly so as not to add stress to the couple on their big day. With the speed of how they work, the level of creativity and detail of the photos and videos produced never fail to leave their clients in awe. Read their reviews on Facebook here.

Wedding Packages and Rates:

  • Packages available for pre-wedding photography, destination shoots, actual-day photography,
  • Please contact them for rates and full inclusions.

Check out Aplind Yew Production for your wedding >


Aplind Yew Production
No 60-1, Jalan Tasik Utama 5, The Trillium, Lakefields, 57000 Sg.Besi, Kuala Lumpur
Website
[email protected] | +60 16-3482161
Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo

1. MJKPhotography, for heartwarming, photojournalistic wedding photography

MJKPhotography started with a simple mission – to document special and meaningful milestones in life. Since 2012, Chief photographer and founder Jason Koong has used his inspiring photojournalistic style to capture authentic and candid moments in each couple’s relationship. His belief is that these genuine, intimate moments are integral in showing the true magic of their love story. Rather than having systematic poses for couples to portray, he creates a relaxing, comfortable environment for couples to be natural and be themselves. As a passionate visual storyteller, Jason strives to capture raw emotion and heartwarming interactions, gathering these snippets and editing them perfectly to complete the romance tale in beautiful imagery. Check out his portfolio here.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MJKPhotography services are also available for pre-wedding shoots and destination weddings worldwide. Couples rave about MJKPhotography’s friendliness, attention to detail and priceless shots and you can read their testimonials here. Their hair, makeup, and bridal studio partner will provide a seamless experience for you. If you envision your wedding photography to be captured in a candid and authentic photojournalistic fashion, be sure to drop them a message here.

Check out MJK Photography for your wedding >


MJK Photography
F-3-8 Pusat Komersial Jalan Kuching
No.115, Jalan Kepayang off Jalan Kuching
51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website
[email protected] | +6019-326 0268
Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo

With this list, we hope that you find the wedding photographer and videographer that suit your preference and style. Once a moment is captured, it is already immortalised, so you should never settle for less, and look for the best one that does it right. Wherever you are in the world, may Malaysia be that place that will tug at your heartstrings as you celebrate the union of eternal love.


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Disclosure: Our listicle of vendors is researched and curated by our editorial team. We use a number of criteria which includes, but not limited to, portfolio (extensive work and quality), value, style, branding, website, internet search visibility, social media visibility, awards, reviews, professionalism, service and more. Click here for full list of shortlisting criteria. Our team strives to do our best to generate the best list we can, using a combination of both quantitative and qualitative factors.

We aim to include vendors who have that extra special something. To clarify, it is not necessarily that we include the biggest or most expensive vendors on our list. Instead, we focus on presenting vendors whom we believe can deliver a certain value to their customers. Noteworthy is our way of saying there’s something special each of these vendors brings to you that’s worth noticing – whether it’s impeccable works, a beautiful story, a passionate brand, a unique style, an added touch of warm service, enticing packages or reasonable prices that give you great value!

We invest a lot of time and effort curating for each list, with the aim to help couples who are looking for such services find them easily, as well as to also increase industry exposure. However, we are not perfect and our research will not be 100% exhaustive nor accurate. We welcome kind feedback and reviews from readers, customers as well as vendors in the industry. Our team is committed to revising our list to ensure that it is updated with good result. Our Top list is subject to numbering extension if we find that more vendors could be included on the list. Our listings for 2018 are subject to a nominal fee, to cover our operating and staff costs in getting the article up. This is to allow us to continue providing good content that is free for our readers to enjoy. We thank both readers and vendors who support our work, efforts, and intentions. That being said, the listings are only reserved for shortlisted vendors that have been reviewed with the above criteria. If you have any feedback, kindly send it to [email protected]. We appreciate your visit and kind understanding!

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Bespoke Wedding Catering Experiences with Kitchen Language Catering

Tie the knot in an unforgettable wedding in a modern, alternative setting, with exquisite cuisine and bespoke wedding catering by Kitchen Language Catering, backed by award-winning restaurant brands.

Modern couples love celebrating their unique love story with personalised weddings. Catering from the kitchens of award-winning restaurant brands which each bring a different epicurean indulgence to the table, Kitchen Language Catering adds a refined and unique wedding dining experience to any wedding venue in Singapore. Continually modernising concepts, they also offer customisable wedding packages providing all the necessities of a memorable union, along with the flexibility of catering your dream wedding venue, whether it is an alternative garden setting, in a favourite cafe, or even onboard a yacht.

Chef-Curated Wedding Menus from Award-Winning Restaurants

You’ll be spoilt for choice when creating your bespoke wedding menu with Kitchen Language Catering. Customise their chef-curated wedding menus with cuisines ranging from International to Peranakan. Personalise your menu further with signature dishes from 14 brands helmed by Refinery Concepts, such as Rainbow Cake from DEAN & DELUCA, a carving station of Roasted Wagyu Tomahawk Steak from Bedrock Bar & Grill, or Spaghetti Carbonara from The Marmalade Pantry.

Delight guests with live stations and bespoke dessert tables, such as a coffee cart from Oriole Coffee + Bar, a laksa live station, or a Singapore rojak live station. With an extensive menu crafted from the freshest ingredients, Kitchen Language Catering promises a unique dining experience that will gratify the senses.

Tie the Knot in Your Dream Venue

Kitchen Language Catering has helped couples celebrate in alternative wedding venues, from intimate garden affairs in the Botanic Gardens, to sophisticated events at the National Art Gallery. They offer elegant sit-down dining or buffet dining at any location, with meals prepared in make-shift kitchens on site. Whether you’re planning a cosy brunch reception in your own home backyard, or intending to host thousands, Kitchen Language Catering has the experience and flexibility to cater your celebration.

Customisable Wedding Packages

With specially tailored wedding packages, Kitchen Language Catering makes it easy to host the wedding of your dreams. Along with exquisite menus, packages include all the necessities of a modern wedding, such as complimentary butler-passed canapés during cocktail hour, a complimentary bottle of house wine with every ten guests, and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to toast to your love.

Wherever your preferred wedding venue, you can opt between relaxed buffet dining or an elegant sit-down dinner, with beautifully set up tables and cloth-covered chairs, a floral centrepiece, delicate wedding favours, and a wedding guest book to complete your celebration.

Impeccable and Personal Service

Experienced caterers who have served large-scale events such as the Singapore Grand Prix, and prestigious clients such as Elizabeth Arden, Kitchen Language Catering has a dedicated team who will address any of your concerns within 24 hours.

With personal assistance regarding every step of your wedding catering journey, an exquisite selection of cuisine from award-winning restaurants, and the flexibility to choose your favoured alternative wedding venue, Kitchen Language Catering helps you to create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Kitchen Language Catering is located at 336 River Valley Road #02-01 Singapore 238366. Contact them at +65-6830 6456 / 9451 9141 or [email protected]. For wedding menus, visit their website at www.kitchenlanguage.com.sg.


Images courtesy of Kitchen Language Catering.


Your Wedding Website Checklist: Here’s Everything You Must Include on Your Wedding Website

We live in a time where nearly all the information you could ever need is accessible with the click of a button or two—the same goes for weddings. With so many details wedding guests[1] need to know, a personalized wedding website is the perfect way to ensure quick and accessible information on the fly. But where do you start? Consider this your wedding website checklist! Here's everything you must include on your wedding website.

The Basics

Remember back to grade school book reports and begin with the "5Ws," meaning who, what, when, where, why, and add the how.

Obviously the "who" is you; the "what" is that you're getting married (le duh); and the "when" is the date and time of both the ceremony and the reception, and the location(s). As for the "how," have fun with it. Just be sure to include the setting, theme, dress code[2], and any other information that will set the tone for your party. A good rule of thumb is to have all the information that appears on the invitation[3] on the front page of your wedding website. That is, if you have invitations, as more and more couples are opting for the more green and less expensive option of simply creating and sharing their wedding website with a built-in RSVP feature.

The Details

Some couples choose to still include printable driving directions on their wedding website. While this is a thoughtful touch, it's not always necessary thanks to easy access to GPS systems such as Google Maps and Waze. However, suggestions for hotel and lodging accommodations are über important to include. Be sure to indicate whether you arranged for a hotel room block[4] and include the hotel's contact information and if there is a name or code to refer to while booking. Feel to free also suggest some fun local activities that the area has to offer, in case guests have time to kill during the weekend.

To further make prepping for your wedding an easy experience for your guests, include your registry[5] information on your wedding website. No, it won't look like you're fishing for gifts—you're just giving everyone easy access to information they'll want to know. Indicate where you're registered and add links that lead straight to your registry pages.

The Extras

Adding a few personal details will take your wedding website from strictly business to engaging and fun. Why not share a bit of your love story, or how you met or got engaged. (Save a bit for the vows[6], though!) Not all your guests or extended family will know these details and giving a little context to your relationship is a great way to personalize your page.

In addition to all the romantic details, you can give a nod to your bridal party on your wedding website, too. List the names of your bridesmaids and groomsmen[7], how you know them, and maybe a sweet or funny story about each of them. It's a fun way to make them feel special and let your guests in just a little bit more.

See more: How to Send Paperless, Email Wedding Invitations[8]

Beware

If privacy is a concern, you have options. Consider password-protecting your wedding website and including the password on your paper invitations or save-the-dates. This way, you won't have any real-time data floating around out there that you wouldn't want to get into the wrong hands.

References

  1. ^ wedding guests (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ dress code (www.brides.com)
  3. ^ invitation (www.brides.com)
  4. ^ hotel room block (www.brides.com)
  5. ^ your registry (www.brides.com)
  6. ^ the vows (www.brides.com)
  7. ^ bridesmaids and groomsmen (www.brides.com)
  8. ^ How to Send Paperless, Email Wedding Invitations (www.brides.com)

Bridal Parties can now Enjoy Free-Flowing Prosecco at Cafe Rouge

Looking for creative bridesmaid proposal ideas, or maybe a classy London restaurant to host your hen do? Cafe Rouge is now offering free-flowing prosecco on Friday nights when you dine on its evening set menu. We went along to try it out…

Bridal Parties can now Enjoy Free-Flowing Prosecco at Cafe Rouge

Bridal Parties can now Enjoy Free-Flowing Prosecco at Cafe Rouge

You’re getting married, so what better excuse for a few glasses of fizz with your girlfriends?

Whether you’re looking for a swanky spot to propose to your bridesmaids or a classy dining experience for you and your hens – Cafe Rouge’s latest offering is sure to add some sparkle to the end of your working week.

To celebrate its 30th birthday year, the iconic French bistro is now offering free-flowing prosecco when you dine with their set menu on Fridays – and if fizz isn’t your scene, your two-hour free-flowing slot also includes Stella, mocktails and soft drinks.

Seems too good to be true? Here at Wedding Ideas, we thought we’d give the experience a go for ourselves (purely for research, of course), and see if it lived up to the hype.

Thankfully, we were in no way disappointed. Prosecco servings were very generous – we managed four glasses each in the two hours we had there – and the waiting staff seemed only too happy to keep us topped up throughout the evening; we didn’t have to ask once.

The set menu options surprised us, too; typically limited in some restaurants, Cafe Rouge had a brilliant mix of everything – from smooth chicken liver pâté to cheese and onion soufflé and beetroot tatin; and that was just the starters.

We began with a flavoursome soupe à l’oignon, served with sourdough croutons and Emmental cheese, followed by a gorgeous medium-rare Black Angus rump steak, which came with frites, garlic butter and bearnaise sauce.

For the finale, it was all about the caramelised vanilla crème brûlée, accompanied by a delectable almond tuile – though I’ll admit that the treacle tart on the menu almost swung me.

All in all, the experience had more than exceeded our expectations – the fizz particularly – and at just £29.95 each, we agreed that it was certainly great value for money, too.

To find out more, visit caferouge.com[1]

The offer is valid on Friday nights from 5pm when you dine two courses from the evening set menu. Free-flowing bookings are available as two-hour slots. Book for three courses for £4 extra.

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Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account. To join in the conversation, share your stories here.[2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ caferouge.com (www.caferouge.com)
  2. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  3. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  4. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

Here’s how you can get 10% off Tickets to A Most Curious Wedding Fair

Discover beautiful bridal fashion and jewellery designers, hair and make-up artists, wedding photographers, florists, venues, planners and more when you visit A Most Curious Wedding Fair from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March 2019.

A Most Curious Wedding Fair London

Here’s how you can get 10% off Tickets to A Most Curious Wedding Fair

Most Curious Wedding Fair has grown to be the biggest indie, style-driven wedding show in the UK, and now on its 18th event, its team has got a firm handle on how you can get the best out of visiting a wedding show. Here’s what you should do while you’re there…

Take photos

One of the most important things to do is capture pictures on your phone, including the names of companies, so you can remember what you saw and who offers what.

You might feel in the moment that you’ve found ‘the one’, but remembering the details of 140 suppliers is a tough ask, and once you get home they may have all blurred into one!

Take business cards

Write notes on them too, even if it’s just one or two words to remind you of what you were thinking about when you picked it up.

Here’s how you can get 10% off Tickets to A Most Curious Wedding Fair

You’ll also receive a map of the show when you arrive, with full vendor details and space for you to write notes.

Be yourself

The exhibitors are all about a custom-made approach and want to give you the wedding you want, so be who you really are and see if you naturally click.

If they don’t get your vibe, they’re not the ones for you. Use these face-to-face meetings to find that moment of connection you don’t necessarily get online.

Go up and down the aisles

It may sound tiresome, but try to be methodical – go up and down the aisles so you’ve seen everyone and don’t miss anything. That way, you’ll have a better sense of who was where, as well as where those you liked were positioned.

Leave your name with people

The exhibitors are clued up on how to get the most out of the show, too, so many will have some way of capturing your details. This means they can follow up with you, rather than you chasing them – saves you a job, right?

Do your research

Check out the show’s online directory of vendors beforehand and keep an eye on social media for the running order of the day, to make a note of who you want to see while you’re there.

Here’s how you can get 10% off Tickets to A Most Curious Wedding Fair

That said, try not to set yourself too many fixed goals for the day. Let the show surprise you and keep your mind open.

Come prepared

Take your wedding inspiration with you – whether it’s a mood board on an iPad, some screenshots, an entire analogue scrapbook or folder. If you’re talking vibes and visuals with someone, it’s usually easiest to show actual images and references.

Enjoy yourself!

Have a drink at the bar, watch the catwalk shows (check times beforehand so you don’t miss out), grab some delicious street food in the FEAST food hall, and take photos in the photo booth and on the selfie wall.

You can even eat free cake, try a workshop, try things on, get a temporary tattoo, and just go wild – after all, you’re getting married! And this should be one of the most fun days of wedding planning you should have.

Here’s how you can get 10% off Tickets to A Most Curious Wedding Fair

Most Curious Wedding takes place from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March at The Truman Brewery, T1 Building, 85 Brick Lane, London. Or you can visit the show at The Fire Pit in Norwich on 24 March.

PLUS, Most Curious and Wedding Ideas have teamed up to offer you a special 10% OFF tickets when you use the code CURIOUSIDEAS at the checkout. Expires Saturday 23 March – book your tickets now![1]

Visit amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk[2] to find out more.

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Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account. To join in the conversation, share your stories here.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ book your tickets now! (www.amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk)
  2. ^ amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk (www.amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk)
  3. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  4. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  5. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

29 Celestial Wedding Ideas That Are Out of This World

Stargazers, do we have the wedding theme[1] for you! Celestial wedding details have been shining bright as of late, with countless brides opting to utilize this trending, magical motif for their special day. And if you read your horoscope[2] religiously or swear your love was written in the stars, here are some celestial wedding ideas you too may want to incorporate into your nuptials.

Do you and your partner often quote that "You want the moon?" scene from It's a Wonderful Life? Did you check to make sure your fiancé's star sign was compatible with yours when you first met? Is your signature jewelry piece that zodiac necklace[3] your maid of honor bought you? Then you should definitely consider injecting your wedding with some mystical, celestial vibes. Think: a dark and moody color palette[4], glittering, star-like lighting, and designs that feature your and your partner's zodiac signs... We're over the moon for these celestial wedding ideas! There's hardly anything more romantic than a starry night sky, after all, so where better to take inspiration for your wedding details?

From Milky Way patterns to moonlit dance floors, these celestial wedding ideas have us simply starry-eyed. Adorn your tables in the hues of a hazy summer night with indigo blue linens. Hang string lights from your tent's rafters[5] or venue's ceiling to mimic the constellations. Arrange tables by your guests' zodiac signs, or pen their names on crescent moon-shaped escort cards[6]. You can even try a dreamy, star-adorned wedding dress[7] on for size.

Below, browse 29 celestial wedding ideas that are out of this world.

References

  1. ^ wedding theme (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ your horoscope (www.brides.com)
  3. ^ zodiac necklace (www.brides.com)
  4. ^ a dark and moody color palette (www.brides.com)
  5. ^ your tent's rafters (www.brides.com)
  6. ^ escort cards (www.brides.com)
  7. ^ star-adorned wedding dress (www.brides.com)

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

If you want to save money on your honeymoon, or you’re not sure what to ask for on your wedding gift registry, a honeymoon fund is a great solution. Here’s how to set up a honeymoon fund and ask wedding guests for donations.

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

If you’ve been with your partner for a while, you might feel that the traditional department store gift registry isn’t quite what you’re looking for.

Perhaps you’re living together already and you already have all that you need for starting a new home. Or perhaps you’re combining two established households and the thought of a third set of bath towels simply feels wasteful?

Particularly after the expense of the wedding itself, perhaps the most valued wedding gift your guests could give you would be some help towards making your honeymoon happen.

On the other hand, your guests want to be able to feel that their gift to you is unique and special. Their gift isn’t just a tick box on a list of obligations, it’s a way of celebrating your new life together. It’s more than just a number of a bit of paper.

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

To help with this problem, many couples are choosing a honeymoon gift list service such as Buy Our Honeymoon[1].

How does it work?

Its honeymoon fund service[2] works much like a normal gift registry, but rather than things for your home, you can list contributions towards your dream honeymoon. Instead of cereal bowls, have breakfast in paradise. Instead of drinks coasters, ride a roller coaster.

The more you can do to make your honeymoon fund personal and creative, the more your guests will fall in love with the idea too. Your guests want to feel their gift is meaningful, more than just the amount of money they’ve given.

You don’t have to have planned out a full itinerary in advance, and with Buy Our Honeymoon’s independent service, you won’t even need to have already booked your travel or accommodation.

But you’ll need to journey to your destination and home again; you’ll need to stay somewhere and you’ll need to eat and have fun while you’re there. Break up your plans into guest-sized gifts.

You can be creative with even your basic expenses. Your guests might prefer to sponsor 100 miles of your flight over the ocean; your hotel stay has a first night and a last night; who are you going to thank for your dinner?

How much should guests donate to a honeymoon fund?

Sometimes smaller gifts can be just as fun as bigger ticket items — a tuk tuk ride in Thailand or pretzels in New York City. Include a wide range of prices on your honeymoon fund, so there’s something for everyone’s budget. And don’t forget that some of your guests might want to really spoil you!

To make the most of your honeymoon fund, make it a reflection of your personalities. Your guests don’t want to read a guide book to your destination, they want to know what it means to you. What’s your style? Is your dream honeymoon an adventure? Or an escape to tranquility?

How Does a Honeymoon Fund Work?

Why a honeymoon fund?

With just a little bit of care, your honeymoon fund can be even more romantic and engaging than a traditional gift registry. It’s hard to get too excited by a gravy boat, but easy to love giving the gift of a tour by speedboat.

Material things can break, and true heirlooms are few and far between. But the memories you’ll take home from your honeymoon will last you forever.

Buy Our Honeymoon has been the UK’s top dedicated honeymoon fund for more than 10 years. Their service can be used with any travel provider, for any destination. It’s easy to set up and uniquely flexible. To find out more, check out buy-our-honeymoon.com[3] or tel: 0345 224 0189.

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  2. ^ honeymoon fund service (www.buy-our-honeymoon.com)
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  4. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  5. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
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Cara and Andy’s Ethereal, Blue-Hued Wedding at The St. Regis Singapore

Cara and Andy tied the knot in a beautiful St. Regis Singapore wedding in ethereal shades of blue, with a fairy light and ribbon canopy, a decadent dessert table, and lots of love!

Cara Teo, 31, Dentist and Co-Founder of Props & Crafts, and Andy Tang, 31, Equity Trader, first met when she whacked him in the face with a pen! The couple started dating in junior college and have been together for half their lives. On 19 May 2018, Cara and Andy celebrated their union with a beautiful wedding at The St. Regis Singapore, with romantic overhead fairy lights and blue ribbons, a decadent dessert and ice cream spread, and the love of their family and friends, captured by Antelope Studios.

How did you meet?

Cara: Andy and I met each other in junior college on the first day of school during orientation. He sat directly behind me in the school hall during our morning assembly. As we were passing the attendance form to tick our names, I tossed the pen and paper towards the back and whacked him in the face. I heard an “Ouch”, so I turned around to apologise; and when I saw him, it was love at first sight, at least for me! After the first day, I went round telling all my girlfriends that I found someone I really liked.

We got together shortly after and have been together ever since. It was both his and my first and only real relationship. We’ve been together for almost half of our lives. We have weathered through the good and the bad times, and yet after all these years of growing up and growing old, we both concluded that we are still better together.

Andy: When I first met Cara, it definitely wasn’t love at first sight for me. But I started taking notice of her after one week into orientation, when we went out together as a group. We sat beside each other and started talking. I realised that we clicked well and she looked really pretty when she smiled and laughed.

You’ve been together a long time! Share with us a particularly memorable moment in your journey.

Cara: My mum has always been very protective, so Andy and I dated for one year without her knowledge. During our first year of dating, Andy wanted to surprise me, so he asked if I could get out of the house for awhile. I crept out of the house and he surprised me with a whole cake. We walked to Bukit Batok Nature Park, and sat under a pavilion to eat the cake. Then I took the remaining messed up, half-eaten cake, placed it back into the box and brought it home. I sneaked in through the back door, shoved the cake box into the fridge, and went back to study.

To my horror, my mum went into the kitchen and I heard the fridge door opening. I dashed back to the kitchen and saw her opening the fridge and smiling at the cake box. Then it hit me that my mum thought that I had secretly run out of the house to buy a cake for her because her birthday was the next day. I scurried back to my room, and messaged Andy, “Oh nooo, I shouldn’t have brought the cake home! Now my mum thinks that I bought a cake for her birthday tomorrow!”

Then I waited and waited and I got no response from him, only to hear my mum laughing from across the house. She then came into my room with her phone, showed me the text that was meant for Andy and asked me if I sent the message to the wrong person!

So that’s how my mum found out that I had a boyfriend. My mum even told me that she had opened the cake box and felt confused as to why her birthday cake was half-eaten.

What do you love most about your partner?

Andy: She has the most beautiful heart and the kindest soul. She is always putting others before herself, and is also fiercely loyal. When I was at the lowest point of my life, she stood by me to support and encourage me. She has always believed in me.

How did you create your St. Regis Singapore wedding?

Cara: The different shades of blue have always been my favourite colours, and I also love white peonies, which happened to be in season during our wedding. I wanted to create something that was romantically blue, and that had a tinge of boho-chicness. I used SingaporeBrides and other wedding sites for inspiration for my wedding!

As the co-founder of Props & Crafts, I am so used to setting up and styling other people’s weddings, that it was hard to be 100% not in control of the wedding decor on the day itself.

Bearing in mind that I couldn’t be there to set up my own wedding, I started sourcing for props one year before the wedding and planning the design with both my co-founder and a good friend of mine who is a florist, The Blue Thistle. We went through the concept and drawings a few times and we got a few more vendors to help spruce up the overall wedding decor layout.

All the wedding vendors that we engaged were really awesome!Bryan from Antelope Studios and Sam from Simple Motion Videography were really very enthusiastic and passionate and it shows in the work they produce. We hired Creamier Handcrafted, Cupplets, and Winifred Kristé Cake to provide desserts and ice-cream. We got Gift of Grace Designs and Common Hands to help out with the backdrop and welcome signage. Inside the Knot did the fairy lights in the The St. Regis Singapore ballroom. Sonia and Dennis from Juillet Official did the dresses for my bridesmaids and they looked super gorgeous that day.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Cara: Having a wonderful family and bridal team to see me through the entire process of the wedding celebration was a great blessing to me. My family and close friends have always been an integral part of my life and form who I am as a person. They are very important to me and are irreplaceable. Seeing them come together to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever possible during the wedding and blessing us with their talents and time, was very heartwarming to me.

There’s this special image that I will always remember, where my partner and co-founder of Props & Crafts, who was 10 months pregnant then, was packing up and tearing down the wedding decorations at the end of the celebration. And everyone that I loved, and their other halves, all came together and were busy helping to tidy up along with her. That moment, I felt immensely loved. It’s an overwhelming feeling.

Andy: I have always wanted a simple and small wedding so this wasn’t what I envisioned my wedding to be like. But I would say the wedding day passed very quickly and smoothly. The decorations and “extras” were nice but they were not the highlight of the day. The most memorable part of the wedding was when I saw her in her wedding dress. She was smiling and she was so beautiful both inside and out, I knew for sure that this was the woman I wanted to marry.

The Size of the Wedding: 350 guests
The Venue: The St. Regis Singapore
The Wedding Day Photographer: Antelope Studios
The Gown: Divine Couture // Jessica Cindy
The Bride’s Shoes: The White Atelier // Jimmy Choo
The Suit: Divine Couture
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Juillet Official
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Michelle Makeup
The Nail Artist: Calli Nails
The Desserts: Cupplets // Creamier Handcrafted
The Wedding Cake: Winifred Kristé Cake
The Florist: CC Lee Designs // The Blue Thistle
The Wedding Stylist: Props & Crafts // Inside the Knot
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Antelope Studios
The Videographer: Simple Motion Videography
The Photobooth: Inside the Knot // Gifts of Grace Design
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Monvoir // Jenna Rainey
The Wedding Favours: Succulents by The Blue Thistle
The Solemniser: Pastor Benjamin from Wesley Methodist Church


Credits: Images by Antelope Studios


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Your Guide to Every Type of Wedding Centerpiece

One of the most time-consuming parts of wedding planning is deciding how to decorate your reception tables. From classic flowers to neon light installations—and everything in between—the world of wedding centerpieces is vast. Wondering where to start? Here, of course! We've put together a guide to every type of wedding centerpiece. See what you like best and then start designing the wedding centerpieces that fit your style and wedding theme.

Consider this everything you need to know about topping your tables.

Floral Arrangements

Photo by Asia Pimentel Photography

The most traditional centerpiece is the floral arrangement[1]. Whether these are tall, short, wide, or narrow, fresh blooms in the middle of the table just say “wedding.” Keep your venue’s structure and design in mind when determining the size of your arrangements, advises event designer Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events[2]. Tall arrangements work well in large spaces with high ceilings; the height of the flowers draws the eye up and helps create volume in a massive venue. Short arrangements are often preferred by couples who really want their guests to interact at the table. The size does not block guests from seeing and talking to one another from across the table. Wide arrangements, which sometimes come with a more rustic, wild appearance, look fantastic on large round tables since they take up more space. Narrow arrangements, such as garlands and low planters, make the best use of long, farm-style tables. “Work with your space, not against it,” adds Meyer, who notes that “the bigger the centerpiece, the higher the cost.”

Vases

Photo by Jose Villa

Flowers are only one part of the centerpiece. The vessel you put the stems in matters, too. From classic glass vases to ceramic pitchers and acrylic holders, the vessels add another level of detail to your centerpiece. Use the colors, style, and materials of the vessels to echo the vibe of your event. You want to place wildflowers in camping mugs for your glamping wedding[3]? Go for it. You can even mix and match, such as using gold and silver bud vases among mixed metal planters. Also, consider the size of your floral arrangements on the table. Meyer recommends placing tall arrangements in transparent vessels, so guests can see one another. For lower centerpieces, anything goes: “You can explore glass, metal, or wood because they enhance the design without blocking the view,” Meyer says.

Greenery

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Garlands[4] and loose leaves are a refined way to dress a table, especially if you plan to have long tables rather than rounds. The strings of greenery can follow the length of the table, and the low height allows for plenty of conversation among guests. Greenery also gives a lush look without costing as much as bushels of blooms. That said, greenery doesn’t come cheap. “Given the labor in creating garlands, they are not a big savings option,” explains Aimee Monihan of Tropical Occasions[5]. “If a couple loves the garland look, yet has budget concerns, loose laying leaves is the way to go.”

Candles

Photo by James & Schulze

Candles say romance[6], so it’s no wonder that they have a place on the wedding table. “Flooding the room with candles is a great way to make a big statement without spending too much money,” says Caroline Grief of Birch Event Design[7]. “It’s a very sophisticated look.” Candles come in plenty of sizes and shapes: Consider taper candles in candelabras for a romantic, Old World vibe; pillar candles for a bold statement; and votives with tea lights for a glow amidst large floral arrangements or other decor. “Colorful candles are a fun way to bring in your wedding color in an elegant way,” Grief adds. Whatever you choose, just beware of the venue’s restrictions on open flames. Indoor event spaces may require hurricanes to surround candles, and many historic venues forbid open flames. You may have to use artificial candles.

Trees

Photo by Lucy Cuneo Photography

“Trees are all the rage,” says planner JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions[8]. When she says trees, she means couples are actually placing trees in the middle of the table and suspending candles from the branches. Some couples hang flowers, such as orchids, from the branches, or other types of decor like lights or ribbons, as well. It creates a magical garden vibe. To keep the atmosphere, she recommends placing trees at the reception entrance or around the dance floor so that the look feels cohesive.

Hanging Chandeliers

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Nothing makes a dinner party feel grander than a beautiful chandelier. Consider dropping a crystal chandelier above your dinner tables if your venue says castle, chateau, or mansion. Lanterns look fantastic for tented celebrations or those in rustic locations; and floral chandeliers[9], flowers hanging in the shape of a chandelier, combine the best of both worlds. You can even complement them with a lighting installation above the dance floor. “This sets the ‘wow’ factor in the room,” says planner Marylen Exposito[10]. “Not to mention, it is extremely Instagramable.” Having an alfresco affair? You can still rig a system to hang chandeliers above tables, and it actually looks like they are floating in thin air. How about that for a centerpiece?

Hanging Flowers

Photo by Emily Wren

Why place a vase on the tabletop when you can hang flowers from above? A new way to incorporate florals, hanging arrangements of blooms and botanicals create a living ceiling for your wedding tables. As guests look up, they’ll see roses, wisteria, and more dropping down toward them. It’s quite the experience! Hanging flowers also work well in tents, when couples want to disguise the rafters and inside ceiling of the vinyl.

Linens

Photo by Tenth and Grace

Fabrics set the tone of any table, says House of Hough[11] owner Clara Hough. From textured tablecloths like sequins to velvet table runners[12], linens are a way to boost your centerpieces. They create the foundation for whatever you are adding on top. Beyond the color, look at linens with personality, such as embroidery, lace, or unique materials, to help set the mood. You can also go completely fabric with your centerpieces. “One of my favorite centerpiece trends is strings of fabrics hanging from the ceiling or from tall metal structures, creating a ribbon chandelier effect,” Hough says. “I always love seeing something other than flowers being used as centerpieces.”

Found Objects

Incorporating any sort of objet, from antiques to fine art, brings a new element to your reception table. Event designer Erica Haskins of Tinsel Experiential Design[13] has worked with antique violins, marble busts, taxidermy, and “other curiosities” in the place of traditional florals. “It makes the table feel not just pretty but interesting,” she says. “Give guests another good reason to get up and move around the room to see what is happening visually.”

Personal Affects

The centerpiece is the perfect place to showcase your personality. Display your collection of pewter horse sculptures or authentic Spanish pottery, suggests event designer Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events[14]. “So often, couples feel like they have to dive into floral selections, and we encourage them to think about the process like building a house,” says Banta, noting that only at the end do you decide what goes on the coffee table. “Personalize your decor to be reflective of your unique personalities and passions. It’s a dynamic and memorable approach to your wedding design.”

Books

Photo by Aaron and Whitney Photography

Literary fanatics[15] are often drawn to this idea: books. Place your favorite tomes in stacks on the center of the table, with or without details like flower and candles. It’s extremely personal—your guests will learn something about your erudite taste—and you can even theme tables after genres, like historical fiction, chick lit, classic epics, and poetry, or famous characters, such as Holden Caulfield, Harry Potter, or Nancy Drew.

See more: 15 Wedding Table Decorations and Centerpieces to Spruce Up Your Reception Venue[16]

LED and Neon Lights

Photo by Mon Soleil

Take your tables futuristic with the use of long LED light bars or neon lights in fun shapes. “They give a lot of flexibility with color stories so couples don’t have to commit to one color tone for the length of a party,” Haskins says. “Instead, shake things up by setting the bars to alternate between colors, roll into an ombré effect across a room, pulse with music, or ‘dance.’” Talk about a galactic experience!

References

  1. ^ floral arrangement (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ Jove Meyer Events (www.jovemeyerevents.com)
  3. ^ glamping wedding (www.brides.com)
  4. ^ Garlands (www.brides.com)
  5. ^ Tropical Occasions (www.tropicaloccasions.com)
  6. ^ Candles say romance (www.brides.com)
  7. ^ Birch Event Design (birchevents.com)
  8. ^ Elegant Occasions (elegantoccasionsbyjoanngregoli.com)
  9. ^ floral chandeliers (www.brides.com)
  10. ^ Marylen Exposito (marylenexposito.com)
  11. ^ House of Hough (houseofhough.com)
  12. ^ textured tablecloths like sequins to velvet table runners (www.brides.com)
  13. ^ Tinsel Experiential Design (tinseldesign.com)
  14. ^ Kristin Banta Events (www.kristinbanta.com)
  15. ^ Literary fanatics (www.brides.com)
  16. ^ 15 Wedding Table Decorations and Centerpieces to Spruce Up Your Reception Venue (www.brides.com)

47 Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around the World

From the bride tossing her bouquet[1] to wearing something old, new, borrowed, and blue, American wedding customs are still so popular today that even the most non-traditional brides[2] happily take part. (Why tempt fate and start off your new marriage with anything other than good luck vibes?) But Americans don't have a monopoly on such rituals—pretty much every other country and culture also has its own beloved wedding customs.

Some are sweet, like how wedding guests in Sweden[3] kiss the bride or groom anytime their new spouse leaves the room. Some are perplexing: Couples in the Congo[4], for example, are forbidden to smile on their wedding day. And some are seemingly strange, such as the way engaged pairs in Mongolia[5] must kill and butcher a chicken to find a healthy liver before being allowed to wed. But what binds these seemingly disparate customs from near and far is one simple thing: love.

If you follow these traditions, the theory goes, you will find eternal joy with your soul mate. So, even if some Hindu brides[6] must first marry a tree or some South Korean[7] grooms have to tolerate getting their feet whipped by family and friends, hopefully, it's all worth it in the end. When love and happiness ever after are the outcomes, it's usually a win-win for brides and grooms[8].

Keep reading to learn about 47 of the most awe-inspiring rituals from around the globe to give you an idea of the many traditions that go far beyond the bouquet toss.

References

  1. ^ tossing her bouquet (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ non-traditional brides (www.brides.com)
  3. ^ Sweden (www.thelocal.se)
  4. ^ Congo (www.sugarweddings.com)
  5. ^ Mongolia (theculturetrip.com)
  6. ^ Hindu brides (www.brides.com)
  7. ^ South Korean (sugarweddings.com)
  8. ^ brides and grooms (www.brides.com)