- Posted on Thursday, 02 October 2014
It's hard not to find yourself completely awe-struck with this English country-inspired wedding held in the cool rainforest highlands of Enderong Resort, Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia and shot by Munkeat Photography. Armed with a simple idea and a whole lot of perseverence, Lih-Hern and Zaaiyee created all their wedding decor completely DIY. The soft pastel florals and gingham patterns complemented the rustic vibe perfectly, and on their big day the lush woodland setting was awash with the most beautiful golden sunlight - simply perfect.
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How did you meet?
“Our relationship started off as a tenant and house owner relationship about ten years ago when both of us were in university. Sparks started to fly roughly about six months after we met. It took us about ten years of courtship before we decided to tie the knot on the 1st of March, 2014.
The story of our ten year relationship was well-illustrated in our 12-page invitation card. It was wonderfully drawn by the ever so talented Hsulynn Pang, Lih-Hern’s sister.” ~ Zaaiyee
What was the proposal like?
“Knowing that Zaaiyee would love to have her friends to share this moment, I organized a Christmas party with a group of our close friends. During the gift exchange, Zaaiyee received a gift with an empty ring box inside. As she was trying to open up the ring box, I knelt down and proposed with the ring from my pocket.” ~ Lih-Hern
What was the theme of your wedding? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“Our wedding leaned slightly towards an English Country theme. There was no particular style or color palette, but taking inspiration from the country theme, we played with floral and checker patterns. The patterns can be seen on the attire of the entire entourage, as well as the table set ups and cake design. We also incorporated a lot of wood to complement the venue.
We did not hire any wedding planner or stylist. Instead, we relied heavily on DIY projects created over the span of a year of preparation. Ideas were taken from multiple wedding sites, such as Wedding Gawker. Our most noteworthy DIY project was the wedding arch. It was built over a 6-month period by Lih-Hern and my brother with little woodwork experience. We also hand crafted wooden signages for the reception tables. Each of them was hand painted with words which we found to be key attributes for a successful marriage.
For our wedding favours, we opted for honey in a jar. We believe it suited the nature-oriented wedding theme well.” ~ Zaaiyee
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“Patience, perseverance, and communication are key. Always share your thoughts with your partner, and avoid making assumptions. Know your partner's love language and speak it accordingly. Lastly, consider signing up for a marriage counselling course.” ~ Zaaiyee
Congratulations on your marriage, Lih-Hern and Zaaiyee! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
No. of guests: 200
Venue: Enderong Resort, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia
Photography: Munkeat Photography
Wedding Dresses: After Twelve Bridal Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Charles and Keith
Hair and Make Up: LoveyDoveyz
Flowers: Prairie Florist
Décor and Wedding Favours: DIY
Cake: It's Baked by Suli
Catering: The Party's Planner
Invitation: hsulynnpang Illustrations
Videography: True Pictures Production