Jevans and Josephine’s Rustic Garden Wedding at Tanarimba Janda Baik

Jevans and Josephine were secondary school classmates originally from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Despite losing contact after graduation, a chance encounter in Kuala Lumpur where both of them were working, saw sparks fly between the two.

Their nuptials at Tanarimba, Janda Baik in Malaysia, planned and styled by XO23 Wedding Events and captured by Omelette, was full of romantic, rustic touches –from the vintage Beetle the couple arrived in to the macrame-covered rectangular wedding arch and photo display.

How did Jevans propose?
“He proposed to me on 18 April 2016 while we were in Australia on a holiday. I went sky diving at St. Kilda beach in Melbourne, and he decided not to sky dive, and chose to wait for me. I enjoyed the sky dive while he must’ve been very nervous. His first plan was to propose to me after I landed, but unfortunately the ring was with his friends and they had not arrived yet when I landed.

So it changed to Plan B: Brighton Beach, where he proposed to me at the colourful bathing boxes. We didn't have very special decorations or a floral bouquet, but he prepared the ring for the proposal! I told him before that I just wanted a simple proposal, because I would still enjoy it.” ~ Josephine

What was the theme/style/colour palette of your wedding? 
“I love macrame and we love garden weddings. Both of us were very quick to decide what we wanted for our wedding day – a “rustic garden macrame” wedding.” ~ Jevans and Josephine

How did you decorate your venues? Did you undertake any DIY projects? 
“We didn't like the look of a traditional Chinese wedding. I looked for venues on Instagram and wedding websites, and finally we chose Tanarimba, Janda Baik and it was our best choice ever.

We engaged a wedding event company; the business owner, Ally, is my friend. We always discussed ideas together and she always gave us very good suggestions and ideas as well.

I just did a small part, which was decorating the “groom” and “bride” chairs with my own macrame design.” ~ Josephine 

What sort of wedding favors did you opt for, and why?
“Our first plan was to use Thailand pineapples, a very small-sized pineapple that we wanted to have for a raw and natural look, while decorating them with ribbons and small cards. But five days before the wedding day, the supplier called us and said that she couldn’t get us the unique pineapples. 

We were so nervous because the big day was approaching. Thankfully, we had a Plan B, and changed our pineapples to cacti as our wedding favours. We completed all this within one day, thanks to our bridesmaids and groomsmen who helped a lot.” ~ Jevans and Josephine

Any tips or wedding advice you have for other brides and grooms to-be?
“A dream wedding really needs a lot of money. Save as much as you can. Plan your first draft as early as you can and always remember to include a Plan B. Don’t forget to enjoy the wedding preparations together with your husband or wife.” ~ Jevans and Josephine


Congratulations on your marriage, Jevans and Josephine! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!



Vendor Information
Number of Guests: 250 pax
Venue: Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Malaysia
Photography and Videography: Omelette
Wedding Dresses: 7th Heaven Bridal Gallery
Bride’s Shoes: The White Atelier
Hair and Makeup: Jade's Make Up & Hair Do
Groom’s Outfits: G2000
Groomsmen’s Outfits: G2000
Stationery / Paper Goods: Invitation card designed by bride, printed by Paper & Print KL
Flowers and Décor: XO23 Wedding Events
Cake: Brown&Sugar by Syainim Ghazali
Catering: The Perfect Match Catering Services
Entertainment: Blue Live Band
Emcee: Edi Lee
Planning/ Styling: XO23 Wedding Events