Wow weeeee this wedding is so fun, so quirky and very very unique… tons of creative and inspiring wedding ideas right here peeps :-) Full of garlands, pin wheels, fairy lights, a gorgeous wedding dress, pretty blooms and awesome bow ties…. le sigh…
Thanks so much to the amazing Fad Manaf Photography for sharing his work today:
My husband proposed during my birthday dinner in 2009. Towards the tail end of dinner, a group of people suddenly barged into the restaurant with flood lights and a video camera. It was overwhelming as I thought we were filmed for a TV reality show. The crew were his best friends. He gave me 2 presents to open – the first present was a photo book containing our travel photos. Then came second present, which was also in a form of a book. I thought “oh no, not another photo book”. Least to say, that was the book that marked our history. The ring was embedded in that book, coupled with a poem written by him.
The Vision for the day….
We know from the start that we wanted an intimate setting, have our closest families and friends around us. We chose an evening reception in a garden setting. We chose spring colors (peach / yellow / orange) and garden flowers and most of our finishing touches were “homemade”. I also wanted a little old 1940s glamour without looking over expensive.
The Planning process….
Research, research and day dream.
Firs time brides doesn’t really know much about the wedding business.
For me, I combine facts and fantasies in my wedding planning. It is important to research enough to know the choices out there (the different cuts of wedding dresses, suppliers, printers, photographers etc is very overwhelming) and wedding blogs are great for inspirations and moods. I also spend time day-dreaming, which is the best part of the entire planning process. (I actually put DAY DREAM on my daily planner – hahaha…)
The 2 things that helped us nail the date and THE LOCATION and our PHOTOGRAPHER, Fad Manaf. of wedding we want at our first visit Passion capture the vision as I imagined in my little Everything else after this that was easy. our wedding vision was We knew exactly what type Road, and I trust Fad to head.
Passion Road, a hidden bungalow in downtown KL. We are happy to had stumbled upon this place, and worked with the wonderful owners – Ray Tan and Vince. Their accommodative nature and patience make a big difference to the planning.
I styled it! Heheheheheh. It was fun cause Yeng was adventurous with my ideas. So we made some sketches and had it custom made in Bangkok.
The Dress + Accessories…..
Syomir Izwar, emerging young designer who’s an eye for colors & contrast, and there’s always a suprising element in his creation.
Accesories: Simple diamond earrings and a tennis bracelet which is a gift from my mom. I idn’ mother’s
The Readings + Music….
We played a lot of oldies. Our walked-in song was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, sang by our musician friend.
Wow, this is hard. It feels like I can remember every moment of the big day. That’s because everyone keep telling me to “remember every second of it, and don’t take it for granted”. I guess I’ve achieved it. These memories are ingrained.
The Details + Decor….
We were very excited to stretch our creativity muscles. Most of the decor were DIY. My friend Lynda, helped to make the pin fans hanging on the trees. We created table number cards with our photos in it. Built a family tree with photos of both our families. Animal mask.
Advice for other couples…
1. Don’t dive straight to planning. Spend time researching, walk around and talk to people. Treat this as dates with your fiancé, learning something new things eventually bond both of you closer.
2. Do share your wedding vision with your husband
3. Divide the planning task to avoid argument of “who does more stuff”
4. I also wish I’d blogged about the entire planning process and the day.
We went away to a private island called Gem Island, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia the day after the wedding. Although the island is great, it wasn’t our official honeymoon. We are still saving for a moren exotic getaway, somewhere further and more foreign. Current choices of destination – Morocco, Kolkata or Istanbul.
Thanks so much to Adeline & Yeng for sharing their gorgeous day with us xoxo
Credit where credit’s due….
Concept: Quirky Home Made Garden Wedding
Venue: Passion Road,Kuala Lumpur
Makeup/Hair: Ming of Bombshell Salon
Wedding Dress: Syomir Izwa
bride & groom’s Shoe: Adeline/Vans
Flowers: Ray Tan of Passion Road,Kuala Lumpur
Wedding Decor,Vintage Props/Handmade Craft: I Love Snack Food
Photography: Fad Manaf Wedding & Portrait Photography
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