Photographers: Grace & Andrew C
Bride’s Make Up & Hair: Michelle Touche
Make Up & Hair (Mothers of the bride & groom): Angie Ng
Church Ceremony: Assumption Church, PJ
Dinner Reception: Oriental Banquet, PJ
Wedding Cake: Buns in the Oven
Months ago, Wendy emailed me from London to ask if I was available to shoot her wedding in Malaysia. After a looong conversation over email, Wendy decided to make a booking, which eventually lead to another booking for her pre-wedding shoot. I really enjoy getting to know my clients before their wedding day, and even before I met Wendy in person, I felt as if I already knew her.
She is a really chatty and easy going person. On Laughton & Wendy’s pre-wedding shoot day, I discovered that Wendy’s a Peranakan, just like me! From Malacca! That describes the talkativeness and the fun nature! My brother jokingly reminds me all the time that Peranakan women are noisy, fun, love to dance and are full of drama!
And consistent with the nature of most Peranakan families, there was a little drama on Wendy’s wedding day.
Wendy’s lovely bouquet (featured below) was accidentally left behind at the Seapark Brickhouse prior to the church ceremony.
It was quite an upsetting moment, especially when Wendy had to walk down the aisle with ‘replacement’ flowers. But after all that drama, everything turned out well… the church ceremony went ahead beautifully, the friends were excited for Laughton & Wendy over their marriage, the dinner was scrumptious, and the families were happy.
Wendy said she didn’t want a conventional wedding, and she certainly did not have one! One of the unconventional things that happened was that Laughton helped string Wendy’s wedding gown together. She says that he’s really good at things like these.
At the church…
Married! Congratulations, Laughton & Wendy!
A group shot of the bridal party.
After church, we headed to DeCanter Restaurant for a lovely lunch. In the evening, dinner was held at the Oriental Banquet, PJ. I rarely sit at wedding tables during the dinner, as I usually find it easier to eat before the event starts. But Wendy told me to just go ahead and eat, together with the guests. And after I tasted the yummy food (especially the delicious soft shell crab with mantou), boy I was really pleased! Did I ever mention that I LOVE seafood?
Oh and this cute cake on the left was made by Buns in the Oven.
Check out these gorgeous Peranakan women, with their beautiful kebayas. When I got married 4 years ago, my wedding dinner in Malacca resembled the shot below, with lots of women dressed in colourful kebayas like these.
The dinner reception was full of laughter.
It was a relaxing event with a good healthy dose of loud yum-sengs!
Congratulations once again, Laughton & Wendy! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful wedding. I appreciate all the times you treated me so well, just like family. I pray that the both of you will have an exciting future ahead.