View part 1 of the wedding.
While the rest of the guests were getting ready for the dinner reception, the bridal party together with Mo and Greta were out on the beach having some fun!
Johan took this shot below while I was shooting from another angle…
Mo wanted a shot of Greta in her veil, so we quickly hooked it on, and got this shot… I love the detail on her veil!
A lot of things in this wedding are themed red. Like the tables and chairs in this ballroom.
And so, it only made sense to take the ring shots against something red!
The cake at the dinner reception varies in colour depending on the lighting at that time.
I can’t help photographing kids. They have this look that demands to be photographed!
Find the official photographer. Hehe…
Not only were the speeches good, the dancing was pretty awesome too!
Johan took this cool dancing shot (below) with off camera flash. It was really dark while the dancing was happening, so we utilized flash, video light, and high ISO on the cameras! Thank God for 6400 ISO setting on my 5D Mark2. :)
I had a great time at your wedding, Mo & Greta. Thanks for your confidence in my team even though you only met me on your wedding day for the first time! Wishing you years and years of happiness together!
Months ago, I received an enquiry from Greta, who resides in the UK. We exchanged a couple of emails, and then she booked us to cover her wedding. I met Greta for the first time on her wedding day, but the moment I started talking to her, it felt as if we have known each other for months. She is really bubbly and fun, and I found out that she used to go to the same primary school as I did, in Malacca! The similarities end there, however… since I don’t have a black belt in martial arts, as Greta does!
Mohit is more subdued, but he enjoys things like climbing mountains and diving. Their family and friends flew from UK, Australia and many other parts of the world to be in Penang for their wedding ceremony.
Greta’s wedding dress is really unique. I love the detail on her gown.
And her wedding invite is superb too! Red is one of my favourite colours.
And of course, Greta looks really amazing!
Of course, Mohit looks pretty good himself!
The gorgeous bridal party.
I loooove garden & beach weddings. The garden at Rasa Sayang Resort combines the best of both worlds – you can have a garden ceremony and portraits by the beach!
More images coming up soon in Part 2! [updated: View part 2 here]
Ceremony: Sri Maha Muthu Mariamman Temple, Shah Alam
Dinner Reception: Rumah Puspanita
Photographers: Grace & Mark
It has been 10 years since they started dating in college. The rain, an umbrella, and a ‘mamak‘ session brought Siva & Sumitha together. Their friendship blossomed over time, and soon, they discovered that they truly enjoyed laughing and poking fun at each other.
And now, 10 years later, they are married. I have never met a bride who slept 2 hours the night before her wedding day, woke up at 2am to do her hair and make up (for 4 hours! I admire Indian brides for their tenacity!) and then stayed energetic throughout the whole day till the dinner ended at 10.30pm.
She was still smiling from ear to ear. Way to go, Sumi!
Here are some of my favourite shots from their Hindu temple wedding and dinner. If you’d like to view their engagement portraits that I shot sometime back, click here.
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Sumi is just gorgeous in that turqoise saree.
This temple is so full of character!
First part of the ceremony is for the groom. He has to undergo a series of rituals before he sees his bride.
Then the groom leaves, and the bride comes in for her part of the ceremony.
After these 2 ceremonies take place, the bride and groom see each other for the first time. And another round of ceremonies happen until the highlight of the event – the Thali tying. The thali symbolizes the fact that the bride and groom are finally married! Sumi waiting in anticipation of the tying of the thali.
Siva & Sumi’s dinner location had really funky lighting!
Halfway through dinner, Sumi’s sister gave a wonderful singing performance. She sang about how Siva and Sumi met under the rain. :) You’ll find a similar theme (umbrellas and rain) in their engagement portraits!
Siva & Sumi, I appreciate the both of you, and the fact that we’ve become friends over these past few months. Thank you for giving Mark and myself the opportunity to document this beautiful day.
Dinner Reception: Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Photographers: Mark Leo & Ian Chew
I had a fantastic time shooting both Eric and Chew Yong’s wedding recently. The two of them met at work (gosh imagine that!) and now they are getting married. Throughout the day, there was never a dull moment as Eric’s friends were so sporting as well as enthusiastic in trying to help Eric get through some of the toughest challenges in the morning. Check out the photos below to see how tough they were.
The girls started the morning preparing all of their special “concoction” for the guys.
Meet Chew Yong, doesn’t she look beautiful here?
Eric and his “heng tais” before leaving for Chew Yong’s house. These guys are super dedicated!
One of the tasks, brush your teeth using wasabi as toothpaste! Talk about burning your mouth.
Brushing their teeth wasn’t enough, they even had wasabi put all over one of the “heng tai” where the rest of the guys had to lick it off.
Next task, bursting the balloon whilst eating a banana off the other guy. Seriously, the guys just did all of this without complaining and did it with gusto!
The guys even had a special shirt made for the wedding.
After leaving Chew Yong’s place, we headed over to their new home for a couple more shots.
I love the wallpapers in their new place, it looks so classy and elegant. They really have an eye for interior designing.
A big thanks goes to Ian Chew who helped me with the wedding throughout the day.
Watch the same day slideshow by clicking on the link below.
Ceremony Location: Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi
Dinner Location: Tapaz
Wedding Planner: Touching Hearts Wedding Concepts
Wedding Gown: That Special Occasion
Evening Gown: Keith Kee
Suit & Shirt: Ian Chang from Bespoked
Make Up: Michelle Touche
Wedding favours: Wicked Wax
Photographers: Stories: Grace & Mark
Wedding Film: Wedding Story
After the wedding & tea ceremony ended, we had to take some photos around Four Seasons Resort. After all, it is a beautiful location! I love this feature wall.
And this funky stone wall…
I love this orange Mediterranean wall as well.
Look at the detailing in this gown. Lovely gown from That Special Occasion.
In the evening, we set off sail on a yacht to see the sunset, and for a grand entrance to the dinner reception area!
While we were out at sea, the dinner location, Tapaz, was being decorated. I love the look of the cake!
And then just before it got too dark, Mong Ling & Hai Liang appeared at the harbour on the yacht.
There were lots of dancing and partying that night.
Evening gown by Keith Kee.
The speeches by friends and family were really funny and revealing!
Thanks, Mong Ling & Hai Liang, for making our shoot so fun and memorable. You have treated us like family and are really welcoming. We appreciate that.
View part 1 of the wedding here.