Fan Jean and Lee’s Wedding at Home and Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Fan Jean and Lee's Wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru

Originally posted 2012-09-22 00:20:54.

Fan Jean and Lee's Wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru
Fan Jean and Lee’s Wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru

Kota Kinabalu, beautiful  location, lovely people. I first met FanJean when I was the wedding photographer at City Harvest Church (CHC) in Subang Jaya several years ago, and when she contacted me to be her wedding photographer back in her home town of Kota Kinabalu I leapt at the chance. Her family were very welcoming and showed me where to get the freshest seafood in KK the night before the wedding.

Next day I headed to Jean’s house whilst Selvam, one of several professional photographers I work with, headed over to Lee’s house. The plan was to meet up at Jean’s for the bargaining and then out into the garden for the wedding ceremony. Garden weddings work well in Malaysia but can sometimes be tricky to photograph as our sun is a bit merciless. For the keen photographers out there who are faced with the challenges outdoor shoots hold, make sure you shoot in RAW as the contrast range is well beyond the capabilities of jpeg processing in current cameras.

From the photos you will see there was very much an England theme, and I think you will agree the boys look striking in their Union Jack aprons! After a fairly fun bargaining session, where we learned all about chickens and eggs, it was on into the garden for a small and intimate Christian wedding ceremony performed by their pastor. A quick change and then the tea ceremony followed.

During the early evening we headed down to the beach and were lucky enough to catch the last rays of sunset for some portraits and then on into the Shangrila Tanjung Aru for the wedding dinner. I have included a photo of how Jean and Lee helped their guests find their tables. I hope you get some ideas from it. The end of the evening featured the Sumazou a traditional dance in East Malaysia which I happen to like quite a bit.

All in all a great wedding in East Malaysia.
Kota kinabalu garden weddingKota kinabalu garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu chinese weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu city harvest church garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese tea ceremony garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese tea ceremony garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese tea ceremony garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese tea ceremony garden weddingKota kinabalu chinese tea ceremony garden weddingWedding portraits at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, kota KinabaluWedding portraits at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, kota KinabaluWedding portraits at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, kota KinabaluWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding Reception table seating ideas Shangrila Tanjung AruWedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluWedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluWedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluChinese yum seng Wedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluChinese yum seng Wedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluWedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluWedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluBallroom at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluChinese yum seng Wedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluDance floor Wedding dinner banquet Reception at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota KinabaluSumazou dance during wedding at the Shangrila Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Special thanks to my colleague, photographer Selvam Shanmugam for accompanying me on this trip.  work review

Jasmine and Francis Wedding at Cyberview Lodge

Jasmine and Francis wedding at Cyberview Lodge Photographer Grant Corban

Originally posted 2012-01-21 15:08:20.

Jasmine and Francis wedding at Cyberview Lodge Photographer Grant Corban

Jasmine and Francis celebrated their wedding in style with an out-door ceremony at Cyberview Lodge. The wedding ceremony included the release of some fairly “reluctant-to-fly” doves, and, as Francis was formerly of the Alley Cats, the evening was filled with wine, women and songs from many of the guests.
wedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodgewedding, cyberview, lodge

 

Chinese wedding at St Andrews Church and dinner banquet at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

Originally posted 2008-07-19 11:30:45.

CK and Jennifer celebrated their nuptials at St. Andrews church in Kuala Lumpur. We started with a tea ceremony at Jennifers before heading to church. Later in the day the second tea ceremony was at the JW Marriott. We also did portraits there before the dinner banquet.

Please note the following images are a transfer from my old website and therefore may be of lower resolution than later postings.

Angie and Leigh’s wedding at St Ignatius and Montage Album Design

Nikko Hotel Wedding Montage Album

Originally posted 2007-07-22 03:36:49.

Angie and Leigh’s wedding was a Fusion style one, with Leigh coming from the UK and Angie from Malaysia. After their church wedding at the St Ignatius church in Selangor, they followed up with tea ceremonies and a dinner held at the Nikko, now known as the Intercontinental hotel, in Kuala Lumpur.

Nikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage AlbumNikko Hotel Wedding Montage Album