Areena’s Quran Reading

Malay Wedding Quran Reading

Originally posted 2011-11-10 10:23:50.

In Malay culture the bride-to-be has a ceremony which is meant to be a time of reflection and thanks giving for her upcoming wedding. Men are usually not present other than the photography and video teams. Here we see Areena’s Katam the day before her wedding.

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Yes and Oyen’s wedding at Ciao Restaurant

Wedding at Ciao Restaurant

Originally posted 2011-08-19 13:48:56.

Wedding at Ciao Restaurant
Yes and Oyen’s wedding portraits at Ciao Restaurant

Yes and Oyen called me to be the wedding photographer for their wedding at Ciao Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. It was a dream come true for Yes as she had been eyeing me up to cover her wedding for close on 7 years! Only problem was no groom(!) a common problem these days. Then Oyen popped into her life and sure enough after checking dates it was fantastic that we could cover Yes’s big day!  This is the new Ciao. I had shot several weddings at the old one…some of them so long ago that everything was FILM based(!?!) This newer venue is really pleasant and the wedding was a small intimate affair with close friends and family. Everyone at the table was able to give a speech and many were very touching. As both Yes and Oyen are in the music industry, along with several of their guests, there were some lovely songs “gifted” to the couple, one of which was written specifically for them. A great wedding and one of those I will treasure the memories of for a very long time.

Ciao Restaurant Wedding Table setup

Table set up for the wedding dinner

Ciao Restaurant Wedding Table Decor

A closer look at the table decor. Shot with a Nikon 85 f1.4

Bride and Groom at Ciao Restaurant wedding

We did some outdoor portraits but there was minimal light.

Beautiful wedding portrait at Ciao Restaurant wedding

Portraits by the bar

Outside photo of ciao restaurant at night

Photo of the exterior of Ciao restaurent at night

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The groom is a nice quiet guy, and a great musician

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With a small intimate wedding everyone got a chance to give a speech

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Another speech

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Two of the lovely ladies in attendance

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And another speech

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Cutting the cake…with attitude! 🙂

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Traditionally, the bride and groom feed each other some of the cake.

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One of the band members wrote a song especially for the couple

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The bride finally gave a speech

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The lovely thank you gifts

 

Malay Kampong Wedding in Tanah Merah Kelantan

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Originally posted 2010-06-26 14:43:18.

One of the things I love about covering weddings in Malaysia is I get to travel all over this wonderful country and see every type of culture and wedding practice. Hanin and Azlina’s Malay wedding was held in a small kampong (village) in Tanah Merah, Kelantan. The village had the typical raised houses and “big family” feel. So EVERYONE came for the event. The house was decorated beautifully. The following day we were treated to a selat demonstrations (Malay martial arts) and I have included a photo of this further down in this post.

This was one of the few weddings I do shoot alone. I usually can’t do this as being in 2 or 3 different places at once is logistically impossible. But this was no problem for this wedding.

Technical trivia: Nikon D3, assorted lenses. Off camera flash system using 4x Nikon SB800’s. These are the most reliable flashes I have ever owned!! Nothing else I have used either before or after have been so intuitive to use, so reliable, or so well thought out as far as power to weight ratio and the inclusion of so many useful extras. I have owned mine since 2007, and 8 years on are still chugging along with what I would guess as at least a hundred thousand triggerings per unit with no overheating and no burned out components.

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Dusk.

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House beautifully transformed

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Azlina waiting for the ceremony to begin

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Henna is used for weddings in both Indian and Malay cultures

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The beaming dad!

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The kids were very excited

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Cooking was an industrial affair… major rice cooking in progress

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Malay selat demonstration

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Maryam and Hezran’s Malay Wedding Dinner at the Dewan Besar Tun Rahah in KL

Originally posted 2009-02-21 01:49:07.

Maryam and Hezran’s Malay wedding was held in Maryam’s home in KL and I have posted this elsewhere on this site. The following evening their wedding dinner was held at the Dewan Besar Tun Rahah on Jalan Bukit Bintang, which is a popular location for Malay weddings.

Please note the following images have been transferred from my old site when we were all “ Internet load speed” compromised. That is a fancy way of saying that they are of lower resolution than more recent weddings. Think of them as being “mobile device optimised” as they look great on the phone.