- Posted on Thursday, 07 March 2019
Who says pink is too girly for a wedding? At Elisha and Krystle’s nuptials, wedding coordinator and stylist Chic Occasions cleverly worked-in blush pink hues alongside gold and silver accents and lots of lush greenery.
Captured by Louis Loo Photography and Nigel Sia Visual Storytelling, the couple exchanged sweet vows in a rustic setting at Glasshouse at Seputeh in the morning. Afterward, the newlyweds celebrated with over 400 family and friends at a dinner reception in Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, which exuded a classy, elegant air.
With invitation cards featuring their pre-wedding images in Australia by Sydney-based Russell Stafford Photography and a traditional Chinese orchestra entertaining guests during dinner, every little detail was planned to perfection!
How did you meet?
“We were in the same church together, but never really knew each other personally. We started to become close when we enrolled in the same college more than seven years ago. What attracted both of us to talk to each other was when we coincidentally highlighted our hair red one week (it wasn’t common during that time), and the rest is history.” ~ Elisha and Krystle
How did Elisha propose?
“It was a simple yet meaningful proposal in his house together with our loved ones. He surprised me after work with the engagement ring that I had been eyeing.” ~ Krystle
What was your wedding’s theme/style/colour palette?
“Our wedding theme colour was blush pink, with a little tinge of gold, white and silver. To match the wedding theme, the bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties were customised based on the colour we wanted.
We had two events on the same day: the morning wedding ceremony and wedding dinner. It was actually a challenge for us at the start. We had to sit through many rounds with our wedding stylist/coordinator when planning the decorations, florals and styling.
We always liked the idea of a garden-themed wedding with a rustic touch, therefore we chose Glasshouse at Seputeh as our morning wedding venue. It was the perfect spot as it was a fully air-conditioned venue, and easily accessible to all our guests in KL.
For the night portion, we wanted a mixed of Western and Chinese influences. We hired a traditional Chinese orchestra to play classical Chinese instruments. Most of the songs chosen were a mix of old and modern English/Chinese songs. We didn’t engage any live band to sing as we decided to have our family members sing and dance. Also, the fairy lights used behind the stage backdrop and gold colored glass lanterns (located at the aisle) of the ballroom were used to create a more magical feel.
Our invitation cards were printed separately for the morning and night events. We used our pre-wedding photos and designed the cards ourselves with the help of our loved ones.” ~ Elisha and Krystle
Any tips or wedding advice to share with other brides and grooms to-be?
“Most of our wedding inspiration and sourcing came from looking through Instagram profiles/hashtags, Pinterest and various wedding blogs. I have been a fan of The Wedding Scoop for quite some time, and have used your site for inspiration and ideas during the planning phase of my wedding. It is such an honour to have my wedding published on your website.
For our pre-wedding shoot in Melbourne, I found the photographer (Russell Stafford Photography) via Instagram. I’ve compared him with many local photographers, and found the pricing to be very reasonable (even after currency conversion). We also had so much fun because the photographer managed to help an awkward couple like us feel so relaxed and natural, and the pictures turned out so much better than we expected. Many have asked how I’ve managed to find such a talented photographer at such a good rate overseas.
To save costs, we recycled most of our flowers and décor items from the morning for the night event. We always compared pricing with different vendors in the same field. Read reviews online when choosing your vendors and do not hesitate to meet up with these vendors. Also, it’ll be good if you can go for food tastings when choosing your food caterers, so you’ll know what to expect.
We also tried to use resources from people around us, we received a lot of help from our family members in terms of planning, design of invitation cards, guest list, performances, ideas etc. So our advice is do your research and ask around as much as you can. Also garner support and help from your peers and loved ones. Even if things don’t go as you planned during the wedding day, do not stress and take it easy. Learn how to enjoy the whole wedding planning process with your partner.
I thought to myself many times before the wedding: ‘What is the worst that could happen? At the end of the day you will still marry the one you love.’ Your marriage is far more important than the wedding day itself. So enjoy the process!” ~ Krystle
Any tips or advice on what you think makes a strong marriage?
“Every long term relationship and marriage isn’t a bed of roses. There is no such thing as a perfect marriage or relationship. As the years goes by, love becomes more of a conscious effort instead of feelings that come so easily like at the very early stage of every relationship. It requires constant effort to give and take, lots of understanding, patience and a willingness to change to bring the relationship to the next level. However, we believe that through every obstacle faced, each relationship will be refined.” ~ Elisha and Krystle
Congratulations on your marriage, Elisha and Krystle! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Number of guests: 250 pax (wedding ceremony), 410 pax (wedding dinner)
Total wedding budget: RM300,000
Venues: Melbourne CBD, Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula (pre-wedding shoot); Glasshouse at Seputeh (wedding ceremony); and Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (wedding dinner)
Photography: Russell Stafford Photography (pre-wedding), Louis Loo Photography (actual day)
Videography: Nigel Sia Visual Storytelling
Wedding Dresses: Wedding Isle
Bridesmaid Dresses: Parsealed
Flowers and Décor: Chic Occasions
Wedding Coordination / Styling: Chic Occasions
Wedding Favours: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Jewellery: Diamond & Platinum, Poh Kong
Stationery / Paper Goods: Percetakan CCF (printing of invitation cards)
Bride’s Shoes: Christy Ng, Stuart Weitzman
Groom’s Shoes: Geox
Dessert Table: Ms. Laine Events (wedding ceremony)
Hair and Make-up: Aivy Yong
Catering: Big Onion Catering (wedding ceremony), Baker's Art (pre-wedding dinner snacks) and Popcart (pre-wedding dinner snacks)
Entertainment / Emcee: Regal Orchestra (wedding dinner band), Benedict Sachdev (wedding dinner emcee)
Sound System: Music Bliss (wedding dinner)
Lighting: Edniverse (wedding dinner)