Dac and Wai Pin ~ Wedding Photography at the Westin Langkawi

Westin Hotel Beach Resort Wedding on Langkawi

Originally posted 2010-10-19 17:18:13.

Westin Beach Resort Wedding Photographer Langkawi
Sunset Photo at the Westin Beach Resort Hotel on Langkawi

Dac and Wai Pin contacted me to be their wedding photographer for their Chinese/Vietnamese/Western fusion beach resort wedding at the Westin Hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia. Two very lovely families. The weather was all over the place with rain coming down during the portrait session, partly due to it being a crazy hot day that ended up with a pool party at the end of everything. Good it was a private pool as the party went on into the night. You can view their wedding  below.

Westin Hotel on Langkawi

We had some time to kill before the wedding so took a few images around the Westin. Looks great doesn’t it.

Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

The day starts with make up.

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Wai Pin’s gorgeous red Cheongsam

Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Dacs groomsmen ready to go

Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Another photo the bouquet

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Wai Pin arrived at the Tea Ceremony location first

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

The tea ceremony would be held on the Westin’s jetty

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Dacs family arrived next

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

And gave his bouquet to Wai Pin who was obviously over joyed

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

And she showed her appreciation

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Nice tea set for the Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Dacs family are from all over the world and were separated by the Vietnam War so this was an emotional moment.

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Dac’s mum welcoming her into the family

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Tea ceremony time. Chinese and Vietnamese tea ceremonies are very similar.

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Some quiet words of advice

Tea Ceremony and Chinese wedding on the jetty at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Another view of the Jetty that was used for the Tea Ceremony

Wedding portraits at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

The lovely couple after the tea ceremony had finished

Wedding portraits at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Wai Pin looked great

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The Western style wedding was set up on the beach.

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

And everyone’s ready

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

We certainly had some competition in the photography department

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Dac catches his first glimpse of his bride.

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Wai Pin’s brother gave her away

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

A very pleasant setting for a beach wedding I do think!

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Time for the vows

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

“I do”

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Bridesmaids….penny for your thoughts!

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Rings exchanged

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Kisses done. “Right, we’re married!”

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

The wedding party group photo….make a note of the beach slope for the next photo.

Beach Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Ok…I am jealous. Very jealous.

Wedding portraits at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

While we were setting up for the next photo we took this quick grab shot

Wedding portraits at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

The stunning sunset portrait

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The wedding cake (s)

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These books are a great idea for sharing your life with your friends.

Wedding banquet at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Time for a fan dance girls

Wedding banquet at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Listening to the speeches

Wedding banquet at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

And more speeches

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Time for the couples toast!

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There were a few games with prizes to be won.

Wedding banquet at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Wai Pin checking on her guests

Wedding banquet at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Nice family photo

Wedding cake at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Cutting the wedding cake(s)

Wedding banquet at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Good night everybody. See you next time.

Wedding at the Westin Hotel Langkawi

Sunset Photo at the Westin Beach Resort Hotel on Langkawi

 

Vanessa and Christopher – Beach Destination Wedding at Four Seasons Langkawi

Beach Destination wedding photographer at Four Seasons Langkawi

Originally posted 2010-09-08 12:51:26.

Beach Destination wedding photographer at Four Seasons Langkawi

Vanessa and Christopher’s weddign was on the beach at the Four Seasons on Langkawi. We started with mandatory portraiture around the resort before heading to the beach for the actual ceremony. The wedding dinner was at the Serai and was both stylish and awesome fun. Once it got dark the whole wedding party went down to the beach to set free hot air lanterns. A couple of weeks later we headed down to Melaka to photograph their wedding banquet for family who couldn’t make it. I haven’t put up a posting of this (yet) so in the meantime will include just onre of the photos from that evening at the bottom of this photo set. Photos included below.

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Unless you have a heavily locked down web browser you should be able to enjoy BOTH the Four Seasons and Melaka weddings by watching  the movie below. I hope you enjoy the music too!

Nice Day for a Wild Beach Wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Destination Beach Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Originally posted 2009-12-05 03:47:03.

Destination Beach Wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Reg and Lisa chose to celebrate their day with a destination beach wedding at the Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi. It is easily my favourite beach wedding location. The afternoon kicked off with a Chinese Tea Ceremony in the Rhu bar. We then went to the Spa for wedding portraits before getting ready for the sunset beach wedding.As can be seen in a couple of the photos the sun was very low in the sky before we even got started, so the portraits were mostly photographed in the twilight.  The wedding dinner was at the Serai Restaurant. Good weather. Great couple with “Funtastic” friends too.

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Ben and Gemma’s Wedding at Tortworth Court Hotel, Gloucestershire

Grant Corban arranging a very large group photo at Tortworth Court, Cotswalds

Originally posted 2009-07-09 03:36:18.

Grant Corban arranging a very large group photo at Tortworth Court, Cotswalds
Grant Corban marshalling a very large group photo at Tortworth Court, Cotswalds

Ben and Gemma celebrated their wedding at Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire.  in the Cotswalds, just north of the city of Bristol, England. They planned on a long day with three ceremonies which made it a grand affair. The day started with the typical preparation of the bride, hair and make up, then proceeded to the three different wedding ceremonies!  The first was a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, full of the colours and fragrances of India. After a quick change we moved into a civil registration of marriage (often referred to in its abbreviated form “ROM”), and then finishing up with an Anglican ceremony of blessing.

Once done we took the couple for portraits and group photos around this beautiful manor. Gemma made a stunning bride and Ben was Mr GQ all the way!

The dinner later in the evening was sumptuous, the wedding speeches very funny (spot the laughing and happy faces) and the bridal bouquet toss a scream. The night finished in the wee hours after a lot of dancing and some after party drinks at the on location pub. The last of us went to bed only after dawns early light came filtering in the window. It was a very memorable wedding.

While I live in Asia, (how a Kiwi ended up there is another story altogether) I am frequently asked to travel to cover weddings overseas, whether in the UK, USA, Australia, or elsewhere in the region. There are several reasons for this. Usually it is because a couple have seen us cover their friends wedding and like our style and personableness. In the large group photo above I can see one of our former couples and the parents of another couple who engaged us because of my willingness to assist him with his camera so he could get nice photos of the wedding. It’s these sort of things that are hard to put a value on.

Another factor is that we are not clock watchers. We have no homes to go back to for the evening, so the whole focus of our trip is to make sure you get good photos.

Lastly our unobtrusiveness is a welcome change to what is often seen in weddings. This is because we do this full time, and have been doing it for many years with well over 500 weddings under our belts. People like that experience. Our fees are also very affordable and fit most people’s budget. In fact I think we have never been out of anyones price range for an overseas shoot to date. So if you are looking for someone to cover your day, do drop me a line.

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Tortworth Court Hotel Gloucestershire

Tortworth, Court, Hotel, Gloucestershire, wedding

The day before the wedding we took the opportunity for some quick portraits

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Gemma’s all set in her saree

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Don’t the girls look stunning!

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Ben and his parents

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This boys gaze is magical

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We owe this wedding to this lovely lady’s recommendation

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The reception area between ceremonies

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Gemma and her dad get ready for the second wedding ceremony

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A classic. I love this photo.

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The flower girls were priceless

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Ben’s pretty happy the ring fits!

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The expressions tell the story

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The kids nearly stole the show

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Family photo with both parents

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Arranging the big one. Need to be fast, friendly and a good eye for detail.

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Portraits around the grounds

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Ben and Gem were on top of the world

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So you can see more of the venue

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The gardens and the lighting were perfect

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We prefer to let our couples relax and enjoy themselves while taking portraits.

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We all retired to the Tortworth’s pub for a refreshing pint.

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Just desserts

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These guys were shockingly funny

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Everyone was in stitches with the speeches. I was laughing so hard it was difficult to hold my camera steady enough to shoot!

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Cutting the wedding cake

Jonathan and Sonia – A Wedding for two at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Stunning wedding portraits at the Four Seasons Langkawi

Originally posted 2009-06-17 04:08:56.

Wedding Photographer Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Another lovely wedding at the Four Seasons Langkawi. Jonathon and Sonia wanted a small and private wedding…the smallest wedding we have covered, bride, groom and zero guests 🙂 It was a romantic interlude before heading back to the UK for the big party with all the friends and relatives. as their wedding photographers we were very privileged to enjoy their special and intimate wedding at one of our favourite photography locations, the Four Seasons Langkawi Beach Resort and Spa.

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