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Uluwatu Destination Wedding | Bali

Uluwatu Wedding | I always love returning to Bali and this wedding was truly a highlight. It was also the first wedding i photographed on this indonesian island. Indah & Julius decided to have their destination wedding in Uluwatu and it is no doubt is an amazing place. They chose Tirtha Bridal on the clifftops of Uluwatu for their wedding ceremony. Tirtha is a stunning location with gorgeous views and sophisticated modern balinesian architecture. I loved how all the balinese details were beautifully delivered. The wedding reception & portraits took place in Four Seasons Jimbaran.

If you wish to see more from them see also the full wedding including portraits here.

Claudia & Eric | Bali Wedding

This Bayuh Sabbha Wedding was stunning for many reasons. One: the private villa overlooks the cliffs of Uluwatu. Two: the couple and their guests were beautiful and great fun. Claudia’s bespoke wedding dress was designed by Vivian Luk Atelier in Hong Kong. Claudia words about the designer. ‘I’ve had the pleasure to witness the talent of Vivian. she designed two of my best friends’ wedding dresses. There was never any doubt that she would one day design mine too.  Not just because she is so talented. Over the last few years admire her grace, strength, generosity and beauty both inside and outside.

 

A dress she handcrafts is not just a dress; it’s really an experience. Vivian designed a dress that is just so me. Structure, with her signature draping on top and a flowy soft tulle skirt. I felt so light in that dress. My dress personifies me and I love it. It has been an amazing process seeing the sketch come to life.’

Claudia

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Effie & Winston | Penang Wedding

Effie and Winston got married in the tropical garden of the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Hotel. Surrounded by family and friends (yes to circular seating!), their free-spirited celebration was simply beautiful. Under an arch of roses and majestic tropical trees they were exchanging their vows. Even some tropical raindrops kissed their cheeks. They choose the malaysian island of Penang, because Winston had spent quite some time here with his family, so it seemed the perfect fit.

 

Both are into architecture and design, so their excitement about rugged walls, colors, decor and interesting graphics is mutual. The day after their wedding we went for portraits in the old town of Georgetown. Which is a pretty cool place with lots of chinese influences and heritage architecture. Quirkyness came easy druing the shoot. I totally enjoyed shaping some interesting angles and inspiration was flowing easily.

 

Effie and Winston, it was a pure delight capturing your wedding and getting to meet and photograph you both in Shanghai and Penang.

 

About working with Chris: ‘Effie found Chris through her work, literally, images from separate posts that leads us to her website..so from the beginning there’s a level of trust and comfort that helps immensely. It is an extraordinary joy, and relief, especially for the shoot on the big day when you don’t’ have to worry about how the images will comes out. ‘ Effie & Winston

Aishwarya & Nishant | Mumbai | India

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What a Kerala wedding ceremony. I am speechless. Mumbai is an incredible city and photographing a wedding here was on my wish list for quite a long time. I photographed a couple of weddings in Kerala before and loved every minute of the indian experience. So i was beyond excited when Aishwarya got in touch and asked me to photograph her Kerala wedding ceremony in Mumbai. What an honor. 6 months later, i was sitting on a plane to India.

The lavish 3 day wedding at the Leela & the Taj Mahal Palace left everyone in awe, including myself. The collection of images show the couples’ intimate ‘Kerala wedding ceremony’ in the Leela hotel estate. Lit by candles, light installations and butter lamps the whole ceremony had a beautiful mood and ambience. Every detail was perfect. I mean, look at this golden wedding sari! The details on her dress were just incredibly beautiful. Although these low light situations at Keralan ceremonies are a little challenge, i love photographing them. I think an evening ceremony brings a whole new mood to a wedding ceremony. It is simply magical!

The Team from Motwane did an incredible job in making this wedding a dream come true.

See also this wedding i photographed in Kerala.

Nandita & Brian | Kerala Wedding | Cochin India

We met in San Francisco through a common friend and after a few months Brice joined me in NY. We got engaged 5 years later, on holiday in the Florida Keys. We got married a year later.

 

We chose Kerala, India, Nandita’s birthplace. Our wedding took place at sunset under the coconut trees, at ‘Chittoor Kottaram’ – a heritage property. We were very lucky as it was the first time a wedding had been held there. Nandita wanted my family to experience a Kerala wedding in its purest form. We used jasmine flowers, banana leaves and hanging oil lamps that are native to Kerala and our ceremony was performed by Nandita’s uncle as per a centuries old tradition. The bridal party consisted of Nandita’s cousins and aunts – all dressed in shades of pink. The bridal saree was in ivory and gold with a flash of pink. Ivory and Gold are the traditional colors of Kerala sarees, and we added a pink band at the end to add a touch of color.

 The ceremony was quite special for us, and Nandita’s grandfather made an incredibly touching speech.

 

About working with Chris in one sentence.

Chris was amazing. We completely appreciated her dedication to capturing the joy and beauty of our wedding.

Aiwee & Warren | Le Meridien Koh Samui Wedding

What is your personal opinion and memory you still have of your day?

 

‘Our vows, I remind myself of our vows everyday. One time after a tiring day, we were in the shower when he repeated his entire speech to me including parts that he intended to say but didn’t, and that made me cry really hard. 

 

Why did you chose Koh Samui?

 

‘We wanted all our guests to get together for a big holiday and hang out as a big family in somewhere relaxing and calmer, somewhere most people haven’t been to. Ko Samui was a strong choice – relatively easier to travel to and less hustle bustle compared to the more popular Phuket.

 

The bride wanted lawn overlooking the sea, but it was very difficult to find a location in Samui that can house the number of guests (100) we had, and eventually we chose Le Meridien because of the size, and we also fell in love with The Pier floating in the sea for the ceremony and lawn for the dinner.

 

He’s Australian, she’s Malaysian, we met in Hong Kong. We met at work, somewhat “love” at first sight (I think, haha. And I don’t believe in love at first sight, we were definitely attracted to each other) but both were too proud to admit it. Depending on who told the story, he’d say I asked him out first but … the truth is…we walked to work a lot together and it blossomed from there. He proposed in Napa Valley after 3 years.

 

A sentence about working with Chris.

 

Chris is natural and easy to work with. She’s quiet and sensitive to the environment, which makes her photos very unique. ‘ Aiwee & Warren