You’re in the midst of planning your perfect wedding, and sure, you want everything to be just perfect for your big day. But, like everything else in life, money is a finite resource (for most, anyway), and planning a wedding is usually an exercise in balancing between what to splurge on and what to save on.
Which is no easy task, considering that people would rather have their weddings perfect in every way imaginable – and you’ll soon be pulling hair out over what to “cut”. Fret not, though, as we’re here to present you a list of things we think you should splurge and save on. (more…)
Today’s special couple first met each other in a Skype chat between KL and the US – about tennis coaching of all things. Erik and Kim’s chance meeting culminated in the the first public wedding held over at the Malihom, a wonderful resort tucked away in a green corner of Penang Island. And what a gorgeous wedding it was, set in one gem of a location with lush greenery bordered by the sea.
So, why the Malihom? Kim’s hometown was Penang and she picked the Malihom because both of them are huge nature lovers. The cozy Malihom fits perfectly because they also wanted to do a very intimatewedding reception with only the closest of family members.
Photographs are courtesy of WGA Vendor Milan Teh Studio.
It was anything but love at first sight for Sherlyn and Ian; two university friends who met each other in a chilly fall season.
The couple chose three locations across the globe for their pre-wedding shots; London, Paris and Penang. Along with a trusted and talented wedding photographer, Alextan Artworks, they packed their bags and off they went!
Mention wedding videography to someone from your father’s (or grandfather’s) generation and expect to get a chuckle or two. Well, in those days, wedding videos wasn’t really anything more than a boring, 3 hour recording of someone’s wedding – bloopers and all.
Nowadays, however wedding videographers like WGA Vendor Cine Wedding Studio can whip up movies and montages that look and feel cinematic, almost movie-like. Through a harmonious integration of music and stylish editing, sit back and watch as your own story is brought to life on the big screen.
Videos courtesy of Cine Wedding Studio.
This wonderful video is taken entirely in Singapore, with all the sights and sounds of the wonderful island to accentuate the blessed union of one very lucky couple. Congratulations to Jer Soon and Clara. (more…)
Tired of weddings with predictable lineups and menu? Well, there are plenty of ways to spice up your wedding and make it the wedding of the century. And we plucked out a few at WGA to help you get started!
A venue twist
Forget expensive ballrooms and lavish hotels! These days, couples take it out to their backyard for a ceremony of a lifetime. Choose a venue that’s out of the ordinary; it can be a garage, a cosy cafe or even get your guests to hop on a plane to Bali! If there’s one wedding to talk about in the crowd, it has to be the one that happened in an unconventional location. (more…)
It’s that time of the year again, and dads everywhere prepare themselves to get a barrage of ties, wallets and other stuff from their children (and spouse) to commemorate their hard work throughout the year. While it’s true that it’s the thought that counts, things CAN get a bit drab after the 100th tie or wallet. Yet at the same time, dads usually like stuff that are useful so too much form over function might not be the answer. Plus dads today are even more in-touch with technologies and the latest trends then ever before.
So, to help you find the best gift for your dearest dad, here’s a few options for you to consider. No matter what type of dad you have, this gift list will surely have something to make his Father’s Day a special one. (more…)
He was one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars of his generation. And she was his equal. Twice married to each other, but an everlasting love story left behind. The love story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor was ten times more complicated than a Hollywood movie.
It’s no secret that I have an affinity for the sunny shores up north. Penang, fondly dubbed the Pearl of the Orient has all the right ingredients for a destination wedding – picture perfect opportunities, the breezy tropical buzz and rich cultural elements. All of which also sets the stage for a great destination for a honeymoon, mini-moon (pre-wedding honeymoon) or just a romantic getaway for couples.
The Seafront view from the Heritage Wing
With its rich history and representation of the British colonial era elegance, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel (affectionately known as the E & O Hotel) has come to be regarded as an exemplary Penang institution, extending itself to be synonymous with the island. (more…)
While there was a time when the more cultured amongst us who didn’t think of the act of giving money as a wedding gift as something proper; nowadays more and more people are thinking that it’s a great wedding present for two people just starting out in their new, shared life.
So, let’s just say you are getting married soon and you already have your home pad fully equipped and kitted out – and you’d prefer to given money as gifts during your upcoming big day. The question is, HOW you ask people to prepare cash gifts in lieu of the traditional ones without sounding overly rude about it? Well fret not, here’s a few pointers to help you along the way. (more…)
Gone are the days of wedding guests in mandatory floor-sweeping hems and bow ties. Wedding dress codes have gotten more flexible over the years, but flexible doesn’t come easy!
Cocktail attire are always the in-betweens- nothing too formal, nothing too casual. You show up relaxed, while stay sophisticated. For men, tuxedos and suits are a little too over-the-top but you should never skip the blazer. For women, dresses are always the ideal, but make sure it’s nothing too revealing. (more…)