Friday, December 31, 2010

A Classic Yet Contemporary Red Wedding

A red wedding dress is a perfect place to start when perusing all the colorful choices available for today’s fashionable bride. After all, it’s a powerful color for conveying the intense passion a couple experiences on their special day. Every little detail counts when planning the color and theme. There’s even wedding jewelry and hair accessories that can be perfectly matched to the bride’s wedding dress as well as the wedding party’s chosen outfitting. Freedom of expression has never been as respected as it is today.

I would like to wrap up this year with a real wedding feature by a photographer whose work I have been secretly longing to feature for a while now. His name is Mun Keat, and today I'm prettying up this here page with one of Mun Keat's most recent weddings - that of Chor Hao and Evonne on the 10th of October 2010.

The Red Wedding Dress 
From the left: Bride's mother, groom's mother, the bride.

The couple with bride's parents

The bride and the bridesmaids

The flower girls are all dressed up with tulle skirt and red sash!

Evonne and Chor Hao

The Inspiration
RED is the call of that day! Groom and groomsmen were dresses in red ties while the bridesmaids were dressed in fuchsia and mocha brown. Bride? She's all well dressed in her red wedding dress. Well, the groom has two words in the dress while I was designing the dress. Red & Less embellishment. And here it is the dress of their Big Day on the 10th of Oct. For the evening reception, the reception was decorated with the combination color of mocha brown and green linens, gorgeous centerpieces in lovely silver vase and the isle was  surrounded with tons of candles and lanterns.  The green apples were the gift for the night. Their evening was traditional, intimate, elegant and romantic. Everything I love in a wedding!

The Bride wore
Red duchess satin is the main attention in this design and silver beads finished the top as a peek a boo effect! It is a pleated bodice with an A line bottom that flares out from the mid hip. A red birdcage veil is used to match the wedding dress. Evonne had a white french lace cheongsam during the tea ceremony session followed by a ivory halter evening dress embellished with red ruby crystals and semi precious stones with a long sash down from the neck.

The Groom wore
Chor Hao wore a black tuxedo for the day, by Bespoke. 

The Photographer
I have admired this photographer's work for a number of reasons ~ it's contemporary yet sensual styling, his ability to attract the most amazing couples to work with and his all round niceness ~ yes, he really is that lovely! Did I just said Lovely? I'm usually a fan of the soft focus, vintage photography, all nude palettes and tulle like fabrics, if you read lots of wedding blogs you know the ones I mean. However, I really like Mun Keat's use of colour, and the clean, sharp images. err.. I think they're sharp, No? :P Mun Keat's work is just Sublime, Sensual, Stunning!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Wedding Photographer's Destination Wedding!

Happy Holiday! Last September 29th, Zach Chin from ZA Gallery got himself married. And Jon Low of Jon Low Studios took the pictures. I look so forward to the future for these two. They are a perfect match, and I know that they will remain not only lovers, but friends, for all of their life. They just seem to have that certain something about them, and I know that theirs will truly be - a match made in heaven. 

I knew Zach through a client of mine and also a photography workshop back in 2008. I love his work, they are just truly genuine. He is a soft spoken, sentimental and creative photographer that reflects his work tremendously. And, as I always say to him, Work, Patience, Love, Self-sacrifice are his only vocabulary in life! It was unfortunate I couldn’t witness your wedding but am pretty sure it was wonderful!

Congratulation, I love you guys!

Have you ever seen a more radiant bride? How about Zach, is he looking good or what? I feel like I’m looking at Bride Magazine when I see this picture perfect couple.

Amelyn + Zach // highlights from Edmund Lee on Vimeo.

Amelyn Yong and Zach Chin

In the BeginningZach and Amelyn known each other during their secondary years back in Ipoh and then lost contact once after completion of school. They met again in 2000 in Petaling Jaya night market and were then in touch with one another but have yet start a relationship. After many hurdles and years, they then decided to be together after the Chinese New Year in 2009 and ever since they haven't looked back!

The Inspiration
Zach and Amelyn both love the romantic and exotic wedding, they know Bali is the ideal place to celebrate their dream wedding with their closest family and friends. The couple and their guests stayed at the beautiful Villa Bulan Putih, where they held the civil service and reception. The villa was situated near Uluwatu and the privacy of the place is just splendid for them to spent priceless time with their family and close friends. Zach and Amelyn hired a local wedding planner company by the name Bali VIP which is run by Veronika. Their efficient service

The Bride wore
Amelyn is one of the coolest bride I have ever met! She is carefree, adventurous, and gorgeous in every way! She chose a V neckline, ivory ruffled dress and fabulous pheasant birdcage veil on her wedding day and followed by a short whimsy white dress for the post wedding photo shoot. Both dress were a big fairytale style, but they still showed off her figure.

The Groom wore
Zach wore a white shirt paired with comfortable white pants, both from Island.

The Photographer
The wedding was covered by Jon Low, one of their close peer, and also a good friend of Zach.

The Videographer
I have to say Edmund Lee, from Keng's Cinematography did a brilliant job in this wedding! He's the man!