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Wedding Dress silk satin train, Voon

Wedding Dress two piece fit-and-flare, Voon

 

Wedding Dress chiffon pleated corset, Voon

 

Wedding Dress silk satin, Voon

Bride & Groom: Siew Voon & Keith
Wedding Photography: Alex Tan,  http://www.alex-tan.com
Wedding Gown Designer: Chiffon & Lace
Wedding Gown Description: A two-piece wedding dress with chiffon pleated corset top and a fit and flare silk satin dress, which nicely accentuates her body. The bridal gown completes with a dramatic chapel train.

 

Alex started his photography career in 2009 when he upgraded from a rusty old compact camera to a state of the art DSLR. His earliest photographs were landscapes and still-lifes until he was asked to photograph a friend’s wedding. From that day forward, Alex knew what his true calling was and decided that he wanted to focus on capturing the beauty of weddings.

 

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

Alex: I would say my style is a combination of Classic, Dramatic and Artistic. My inspiration can come from anywhere – traveling, surfing the net, searching for unique settings. A couple years ago, I was at the Malaysia F1 Sepang Cicuit and thought this would be an incredible location for a photo shoot. 2 years later, I was extremely excited that I was able to arrange for an engagement photography session there. I’m proud to say that it was the first engagement wedding photography session ever done in F1 Sepang Circuit.

 

C&L: Is there a place where you would love to photography a wedding but have not get the opportunity to do so yet?

Alex: There are many places I would love to photograph such as London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Santorini because of the heritage architecture.

 

C&L: What can a bride do to prepare for their photo shoot?

Alex: It’s important to discuss with their wedding photographer the overall theme that they are looking for. We need to ensure that we understand and are helping them create their dream settings.

 

C&L: Any advice for the couple on how to select a wedding photographer who best suits them?

Alex: They should obviously look at some of the wedding photographer’s previous work to ensure their style is what the couple are looking for.  It is also essential to meet with the photographer in person to get a feel for their personality. If he/she is the couple’s ideal photographer who meets all their requirement, and they feel confident in him, sign him up !! :)

 

Thank you Alex Tan, for sharing your thoughts and for sharing your beautiful images. To find out more about Alex and his work, visit http://www.alex-tan.com.

There are so many beautiful aspects to Celeste’s wedding dress which she wears for her wedding ceremony held in a veritable heaven on earth, South Lake Tahoe. Celeste expressed her desire to have a dress that would suit this romantic location and have something dramatic, with the feel of a ball gown, but without the added weight. We decided on a gown that featured a lace corset with a network of boning that accentuated her figure. The corset top was enhanced by adding a belt with 3 lovely little organza flowers on the side. As for the skirt, we introduced the use of multiple layered of sheer shimmering organza that added the volume but kept it light and airy.

Celeste had an additional request. She had planned a wedding reception in Malaysia and wanted a fresh new look. Could we work around those ever-present budget constraints? Of course! Our solution was to design a bridal gown that has “dual-looks”. Enhance the lace corset with detachable features and match it with a silk satin mermaid skirt and voila – a completely different look! We will feature this second look in Part 2 of this series. Check back soon!

 

Jeff and Celeste wedding in Lake Tahoe

Celeste in her multiple layered organza wedding dress

Celeste in her wedding dress with French lace corset

Celeste in her multiple tiers organza ball gown

Celeste and Jeff with their ring bearers in Lake Tahoe wedding

Celeste and Jeff wedding portrait showing their silhouette against evening sky

Photographer: Brandi
Photographer website: http://indigophotography.net/

We had a wonderful opportunity to design the wedding gown for Messi, a beautiful lass from Kuala Lumpur. She wanted her wedding dress to be bold, imaginative, different – something special! So we donned our creative caps and got cracking! As designers, these are the moments we live for…

We began with a relatively short dress which perfectly complements Messi’s tall slender frame. Just for good measure, we also added a distinctively long train (to further make the other ladies envious of those long sexy legs!). Elegant pearl embellishments round it off, offset with an asymmetrical shoulder. The final touch is a demure burst of organza floral appliques.

We top it off with a matching set of fine organza flowers for her hair piece.

Messi got her wish: A beautiful gown that makes her special day truly memorable. And of course, gown that makes the other girls jealous.

Thanks Messi for providing these beautiful pictures which were taken during an engagement wedding photography session in KL. We hope you enjoy them!

Messi in her wedding dress with picked up organza, lace and pearl embellishment

Messi in her short wedding dress with long train

Messi in her organza wedding dress and matching pouf veil

Bridal gown is an item which intimately portrays the brides’ inner self. We have to start somewhere when designing our wedding dress. Therefore, we have drawn up a few personality archetypes from which we derive our inspiration for our wedding dress. Let us introduce you to the Minimalist, the Romanticist, the Traditionalist and the Modernist.

The Minimalist has a strong and magnetic character, brimming with confidence. Therefore, her wedding dress is the simplest of all wedding dresses – subdued and with little embellishment, better to emphasize her innate charm and sensuality.

Wedding Dress for minimalist bride

The Romanticist is the lady behind the mirror – the main character of an epic love story. Dressed in a crinoline bridal gown with delicate embellishment such as flowers, ribbons and crystals, this is her fairy-tale come true. And everybody (especially her!) lives happily ever after.

Wedding Dress for romanticist bride

The wedding dress for the Traditionalist is one of timeless style, defined by the woven intricacies of lace, a material used with great effectiveness throughout the ages. Its demure web enhancing the character of the bridal gown and the bride.

Wedding Dress for traditionalist bride

The Modernist is the epitome of contemporary sophistication – she wants a wedding dress that has that WOW factor. She seeks wedding dress designs that are bold and unique, maybe even a bit avant-garde – better to be at the center of attention.

Wedding Dress for modernist bride

 

Of course, we can’t simply reduce everybody to just these four archetypes. Every bride out there is unique, each with their own wonderful personalities (and idiosyncracies too!). Every consultation session is a discovery for us. Stay tuned for more wedding gown designs as we strive ever close to that Perfect Fit.