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Heritage Wedding in Malacca: Dexter & Michelle

By 14/02/2014No Comments

As I was growing up in Malacca, I always wondered who lived in this really grand, elaborate home along Heeren St. It is undoubtedly the nicest looking building on that street, and usually many tourists would stop by and take photos of the house. When we photographed the wedding of Dexter and Michelle, I was excited to hear that I would be entering it for the first time ever. It was Dexter’s ancestral home, and we had full access to all the floors! Naturally, as we were shooting in the front yard, tourists stopped to take photos!

Dexter and Michelle’s wedding was a 2 part event that started in KL and ended in Malacca. Where can I start about this couple… well, I first met them at the Westin wedding fair where they signed up for our photography and cinematic film service. It was an instant click – the feeling that you have bonded with someone even though you’ve only just met. They were humorous, ‘in-your-face’, fun, spontaneous… I guess part of it had to be the fact that Dexter is from Malacca…and you know what…Malaccans are a FUN and loud bunch! (Read: Grace is fun and loud too).

We created a fusion slideshow for them to show the next day at Equatorial hotel. Look out for the middle part of the slideshow where he strides in and lifts her off her feet!


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If you’d like to have a look at their cinematic wedding highlight, watch the video below.


Photographers & Videographers: The Stories Team (Grace, Weiming, Nigel, Felicia, Lester, Wee Liem)
Dinner Reception: Equatorial Hotel, Malacca
Wedding Gown: Pretty in White
Evening Gown: EveKing Shanghai
Groom’s Attire: Stel Lee’s Bespoke Shanghai
Shoes: Florsheim, Nine West, Pedro
Make up & Hair: Day shots (Michelle Touche), Dinner (Starbizz)
Decorations & Flowers: PetalsnPallette
Stationery: Storybook
Cake: Hong Kong Cakehouse, Malacca
Dinner Entertainment: Malaysian Band

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