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Church Weddings

Christina + Chee Su, The Hague, Netherlands

I’ve known Chee Su’s sister Choon Ean for years. Not only have we worked together on various projects but we’ve also traveled to numerous countries together (eg. Nepal, Myanmar etc) sharing the same room for weeks! Choon Ean is a really amazing person and an excellent videographer, shooting with the Wedding Story team for various weddings. So I felt totally comfortable being around her and Chee Su’s family. Then when I met Christina and her family, they made me feel like family too! The entire Ouwerkerk family is just hilarious and they crack me up with their jokes and cute little antics.

The wedding was full of drama, emotions, smiles, tears and laughter. I have so much to give thanks for. Firstly, I was completely relieved that I had recovered from my flu by the time the wedding rolled around. Secondly, I am grateful to God for giving me this opportunity to shoot in the Netherlands, 13 hours by flight away from Malaysia. And thirdly, for the beautiful people who were there that day – they made my photos shine with their warm smiles.

The day started with beautiful sunshine. Christina woke up, went to the hairdressers, and then came home to do her own wedding make up! Apparently it’s very normal for people in Holland to do their own make up, since make up artists are few and also very expensive. The wedding ring shot was taken in Christina’s back yard. Can you believe they have a grape vine in their backyard?

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Christina loves butterflies. I found some in her garden. :) And also this bouquet was done by Christina! How amazing is that! Even the decorations at the church was done by her and the entire family.

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They were all smiles when they met that morning.

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Warren & Amy Weds! Part 1

Some time back I blogged about Warren and Amy’s portrait session at KTM. Recently Warren and Amy said “I do!” to each other in the company of many witnesses at Putrajaya Marriott. There’s just so much joy and love in this wedding. It just overflows, you really cannot contain it! Amy is such a beautiful bride, it’s no surprise that Warren could hardly take his eyes off her that day! There are thousands of photos from this wedding, it was a really tough choice to choose just a few to highlight here. Photos were taken by Grace and Mark.

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The guys trying to peek into the room as Amy is getting ready. Warren just can’t wait to see his bride!

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Finally they get to meet!

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At the hall, everyone waits in anticipation for Amy to walk in.

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Warren was just beaming!

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20090509_WEDDING_WARREN_AMY_1145.jpgAmy cried as she told her parents how much they mean to her.

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Warren and Amy Weds! Part 2

After the ceremony we took some portraits before the sun sets. I always recommend setting aside 45 mins to an hour to get these type of shots on your wedding day. Just a short time alone from all the crowd, just the both of you.

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The dinner reception started not too long after the ceremony ended. They had a really neat idea of taking polaroid shots of their guests and then sticking the photos in a guest book where the guests would sign next to it. Their polaroid photographer was pretty good at posing himself!

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Senior pastor of DUMC, Pastor Daniel said grace before dinner started.

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Amy’s dad gave a really good speech!

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Another great speech by Warren’s dad. His sisters were excellent emcees.

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The best men…

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The highlight of the night was when Amy and her dad performed a duet. They both sang extremely well!

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There were lots and lots of singing that night. Definitely a talented family!

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If these photos aren’t enough to whet your appetite, view another 100 or so photos here in this slideshow. Runs for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

The Wedding of Kelvin & Cathryn

If you talk about unconventional couples, Kelvin and Cathryn definitely fit the bill. Both Kel and PC as they are affectionately known, serve in Eaglepoint church in Puchong. In fact, PC is a pastor and Kel is the worship director in church. Their wedding theme is called “A Story of Grace“, done in a movie style. I love the movie posters that they have created as decorations. The excitement on that day was just incredible. The church was packed and people were standing everywhere. You would have thought that there was a concert going on!

There are way too many photos from their wedding to post here. These are some of my favourites.

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Hehe, no cat. Get it?

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Kel looked cool as always!

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The boys. Kinda makes me think of Men in Black.

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The groom and all 6 of his best men strutted their way down the aisle in style!

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It was really sweet when Kel sang as PC walked down the aisle…

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And then she started singing too!

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After the church ceremony, we adjourned for lunch at a nearby restaurant, did the tea ceremony and then some portraits after!

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After a while, storm clouds started to gather and we scrambled to maximize the clouds before it poured!

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And finally, our own team shot from that day’s shoot. From left to right: Alex, Grace, Kee Sitt, Sharon Koo and Sharon Chong. We took this shot at 3.30pm in the afternoon. Want to find out how we turned day to night? Will blog about it in another post!

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The Wedding of Bernard & Huay-Sien

I am back again with another post, this time it was for Bernard and Huay-Sien. It was a truly unique wedding and Ian and I had just so much fun shooting. The morning started with the usual preparation before the church ceremony. I love shooting at Huay-Sien’s place, the colour of the walls were so nice and vibrant and I can really think of so many places where I can shoot in the house.

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Ian on the other hand was over at Bernard’s place capturing the groom and his family.

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The church ceremony was held at St. Peter’s in Bangsar, it was the first time that I had the opportunity to shoot in this beautiful church.

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Once the ceremony was over, both Bernard and Huay-Sien were so happy that they just couldn’t stop smiling the whole time!

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Right after the church ceremony, we all then headed towards Le Meridien for the wedding luncheon. It is not very often that we get to attend a wedding luncheon instead of the usual wedding dinners.

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Bernard’s speech was so hilarious that I just couldn’t stop laughing myself!

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Both Bernard and Huay-Sien also requested that we have a portraiture session and I actually did a little scouting of Le Meridien a week before the wedding and found out that the hotel was just beautiful and there are countless of spots where you can capture lovely images. So while Huay-Sien was getting ready for the portraiture session, Ian took this beautiful shot of their wedding bands.

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From then onwards, we headed around the entire hotel shooting non-stop. It was great and both Bernard and Huay-Sien were so cooperative. They are so easy to work with and I had loads of fun just joking around and shooting.

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While Ian was taking the shot above, I caught a candid shot of Huay-Sien below.

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The one thing I really noticed about the hotel was that they had loads of interesting decorations about, like the image below.

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Even the lifts were not spared as well!

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They even had this interesting corridor linking both Le Meridien and KL Hilton as well.

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The lobby area was just awesome!

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I really love this photo taken by Ian below, it shows so much expression and feel!

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Trying out various silhouette shots, again ;)

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Found a hidden place outside with some interesting leading lines.

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I guess after having so much fun, we totally lost track of time. The sun set so fast!

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Finally a group shot of all of us at our final location.

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(from left to right: Mark, Ian, Bernard, Huay-Sien)

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And last but not least here is also a shot I sneaked in of Ian while he was trying to pose the lovely couple. Before signing off, I would like to extend my congratulations again to both Bernard and Huay Sien and that the two of you will have a great life ahead!