It was the perfect setting for a summer romance. The venue: Penang. Two families from 2 different continents – James from UK and Brielle from Australia happened to meet by chance at the very same resort. They were 15… young, adventurous and naive. From the moment James said hello to Brielle by the pool side, they were inseparable for the week of the holiday.
What started out as a teenage holiday crush, turned into keeping in touch regularly as pen pals. Naturally, they took every opportunity to meet up whenever Brielle came to the UK to visit family as she was growing up. Soon, the teenagers grew up, and after a backpacking trip to the UK when Brielle was 21, they both realized that their teenage crush was more than just a crush.
It was then that they started a relationship. Their first holiday as a couple was in Langkawi, and so Malaysia was a place where many memories were born.
Brielle returned to Australia and James to UK…and 6 long months of being apart made things really difficult for the both of them. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out. But circumstances changed in 2008, when Brielle returned to the UK to live there. With some persuasion from James, they met up and rekindled that teenage romance once again. From that moment on, they went on from strength to strength, and in 2011, he proposed.
I love this wedding for so many reasons. James and Brielle were just so in love…and it showed in every image. Their friends and family were just so supportive, fun-loving and loved them back with such intensity. Since Brielle is into photography, she supported everything I did during the wedding. I love her attention to detail (like this handmade passport wedding invite they created!). The weather was beautiful, there was an unusual high tide during the wedding ceremony that brought the sea so close to their wedding venue, and the sunset was amazingly colourful. It was perfect.
Congratulations, James & Brielle! Thank you for making our job so easy. The both of you are just amazing. Lots of love from Malaysia… please do come back and create more memories here… perhaps with little kids in the future?
For those who’d like to view more images from this wedding…including hearing snippets of their wedding vows… do watch the slideshow below.