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Romance at Intercontinental Hotel: Jeremy & Theng

By 10/05/2012 2 Comments

I distinctly remember chatting on the phone with Theng’s mum, a couple of months before the wedding day. Since Theng and Jeremy live in the UK, Theng’s mum helped to organize many aspects of the wedding, including hiring a photographer! After a few phone calls, some emails, then a confirmation came, and the funds were banked in. And just like that (without ever speaking to Jeremy & Theng), we were booked for their wedding day.

A couple of days before the wedding, I dropped by Theng’s family home to meet up with everyone and to get to know Jeremy and Theng better. I was glad to find out that the dinner was going to be an intimate affair of 200 people. That’s really small for a typical Asian wedding, since most dinner receptions would have at least 300-400 people!

On their wedding day, we spent quite a bit of time doing some portraits around Intercontinental Hotel. I recently popped by Intercontinental for another shoot, and to my dismay, found out that part of the lobby is under renovation. So yeah, this staircase has been boarded up. I wonder what everything will look like once it’s done!

“We got engaged in February 2011 and started planning the wedding quite soon after.   As we both live in the UK, we decided to hold a small reception in London for our immediate family and close friends, as well as dinner receptions in KL and Hong Kong.  Planning a wedding from abroad was exciting but definitely challenging!  We had to rely on wedding blogs and personal recommendations to source for potential vendors.  With the help of our parents, multiple emails over the months and some last-minute planning a week before our reception in KL, we eventually managed to pull it off!  We had a great time and were very grateful that most of our friends from all over the world were able to attend.”

Jeremy & Theng 

I love Theng’s gorgeous gown! The detail on the top reminds me of her wedding cake! Just like petals, and totally romantic!

Some quick portraits in the family garden. Helps to have nice white picket fences in your lawn!

Johan discovers the joy of creating flares in photos! :)

The cake’s gorgeous, right!?

Before the walk in, I told Jeremy and Theng to walk slowly, enjoy the moment and look around at everyone. They took my advice literally, and walked really really slowly to the main table! Hahaha… but it gave us plenty of opportunities to walk around the couple and take shots like these!

By the way, I personally am not a big fan of the dried ice effect. I think it tends to make the image murky, especially if there’s too much of it. But it works pretty ok if the dried ice is only released AFTER the couple walks through. Then it won’t block their faces… in this case, we were pretty lucky because the strong back light from the spotlight created this cool effect!

More dried ice and flares! :) Congratulations Jeremy and Theng!

Credits:

Photographers: Grace & Johan
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 
Hair & Make Up: Angie Ng

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