April, 2012 Archives

You might have already noticed the new look of our website :) The previous website has been with us for a faithful two years and we have decided it is time for some house-keeping. We have reorganised our growing content to improve your overall browsing experience. Below are some explanations on the new sections, to help you get familiarised with the new website layout:

The clickable sliding images on the top panel will lead you to more details:

  1. The Collection link showcases our ready-made wedding collection for both rental and off-the-rack purchase.
  2. The Showroom link provides detail of our services, which includes bridal gown design; photography and make-up packages; as well as the address (and map!) to our showrooms.
  3. The Contact Us link lists our email addresses, as well as an easy-to-use form for you to make an appointment with us, or to ask us any questions.
  4. The Home link will always bring you back to our front-page, where you can always find our latest updates.

The blog posts are accessible by either clicking on one of the home page thumbnails; or the grey menu bar beneath the sliding images which categorize the blog articles by topic of interest:

The standard menu bar (just under the clickable images) has some additional useful links to:

  1. What’s New: Chiffon & Lace news, announcements, sales and promotions!
  2. About Us: Background of your favourite wedding gown designers :)
  3. Bridal Fashion Tips: Tips on your wedding dress, bridal make-up and hairdos from our own industry experience.
  4. Real Bride & Photography: See Chiffon & Lace brides in their engagement portraits and on their actual wedding day. These beautiful moments are captured by professional wedding photographers.
  5. Wedding Vendors: We list service providers in the wedding industry whom we have met, and who have impressed us with their work and professionalism.

Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts on Chiffon & Lace brides, wedding photography interviews; as well as tips on bridal make up and hair styles, to help you plan for your wedding day!

 

Jasmine getting ready on her wedding day

Jasmine in wedding dress showing the tattoo at her angkle

Jasmine portrait during her wedding day

Jasmine & Mathias beach wedding at Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort

Jasmine & Mathias marching out from their beach wedding

Jasmine & Mathias at Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort beach

Jasmine & Mathias at Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort mangrove park trail

Jasmine & Mathias first dance during their dinner reception in Langkawi

Jasmine & Mathias with fireworks background during beach dinner reception

Jasmine & Mathias with friends during beach dinner reception

 

Bride & Groom: Jasmine & Matthias Keller
Location: Berjaya Langkawi Island Resort, Malaysia
Bridal Gown Designer: Chiffon & Lace
Bridal Gown Description: A full French lace wedding dress with halter neckline, sheer lace bodice and a high slit for the ultra bold sexiness. Hand sewn lace appliques form the scallops that accentuate the slit and flow down to the hem and around the train of the wedding gown.

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Kenneth sees with an artist flair. His style of photography is to keep things natural and always alert to capture the intimacy and details unobtrusively.  Kenneth specializes in creating one-of-a-kind fine art pieces for discerning clients who value individuality and artistry. The vision and efforts have not gone unnoticed. In the past 2 years, Kenneth has garnered 5 top three awards from US-based Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) among many other accolades.

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C&L: How would you describe your style of photography and where do you draw your inspiration from?

Kenneth: I’ve been described as a spontaneous person and gives attention to details. Inspirations may come naturally on the spot due to the activities or surroundings. However I always try to learn from great photographers like Marcus Bell and Cliff Mautner as well as gains inspirations from movies.

 

C&L: Is there a place where you would love to photograph a wedding but haven’t yet?

Kenneth: I’m blessed to be able to photograph many beautiful weddings around the world but I still enjoy shooting the most in my own country, the fascinating multi-cultured Malaysia. Growing up in a home with a small piece of land for rice paddy and fishes in Penang, I always wish to go back to my hometown for wedding shoots. It is simple and full of happiness without extravagance of a professional setting. I also hope to use this way to give back to the society that I grew up in.

 

C&L: What can a bride do to prepare for their wedding photography?

Kenneth: Stay relaxed, it brings out their personality, and of course enjoy the photo shoot!
C&L: Any advice for the couple on how to select a photographer who best suits them?

Kenneth: It is essential to select a photographer based on their shooting style. It will be even better if they are able to choose one they feel “easy to click with” and later become friends. It is my opinion that good wedding photos are usually not created under client-and-service-provider relationship.

 

C&L: Can you share one tip that you have found useful to your photography?

Kenneth: Great photos are not taken with eyes, but with love, passion and imagination; this is the simple belief I always based on.

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Thank you Kenneth, for a fascinating interview and for sharing your beautiful images. To find out more about Kenneth and his work, visit http://fabulouschapter.com/

 

Celeste in her crinoline organza wedding dress

 

Jeff & Celeste in her cathedral veil

Celeste & Jeff engagement portrait taken at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside

Jeff & Celeste in her puff veil