Island wedding in Malaysia

bride with low back wedding dress and pearls

Eve, 36 & Paul, 40

Langkawi, Malaysia

Wedding Date: March 12, 2011

Number of Guests: 54

Wedding Ceremony Location:The Andaman, Langkawi, Malaysia

Wedding Reception Location: The Andaman, Langkawi, Malaysia

bride and groom with ampersand

bride and groom portraits

bride and groom holding i do pendant

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

This was far away for most people, so it was mainly just friends at the beach wedding. We had another wedding in England earlier on that included our relatives.

orchid bouquet

bride and groom portrait

What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

The time difference and other challenges of having a wedding on an island. For example, we couldn’t get any wedding sparklers in because fireworks aren’t allowed on planes. They had to be bought in-land or by someone who was driving there.

wedding map

sailboats on the beach

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

Not really.

wedding dress hanging

lace wedding dress with pearl details

silver wedding sandals

bride accessories

rhinestone hair clip

Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?

There were none.

orchid boutonniere and leather desert boots

orchid bouquet and boutonnieres

bride getting ready

bride doing her make-up

groom goofing off

groom making list

bride getting hair done

flower girl having nails painted

flower girl with bow headband

groom getting dressed

bride getting ready

relaxed groom

bride hugging bridesmaid

cute photos with flower girl

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The amazing weather, cool breeze (after continuous days of sporadic rain), Magnetic Man’s soundtrack playing in the background and the beautiful surroundings. It was like being on the set of a movie! Not being a very emotional person, I cried when saying my vows!

Malaysian beach wedding ceremony

beach wedding ceremony set up

floral chuppah on beach

floral garland

floral wedding altar

beach wedding ceremony seating

groom waiting for his bride on the beach

bride and groom getting married on the beach

couple exchanging vows on the beach in Malaysia

smiling couple on the beach

wedding ceremony guests

wedding ceremony guests

groom placing ring on bride's finger

bride placing ring on groom's finger

crying bride

crying wedding guests

tearful bride and groom hugging

bride and groom crying at ceremony

happy wedding guests

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom first kiss on the beach

bride and groom recessional petal toss

What were the highlights of the reception?

The emotional speeches; Paul’s Lego wedding name cards/favors; the dancing.

wedding guests

bride and groom posing with guests

crystal and pearl wedding decor

beach wedding decor

beach wedding reception decor

lego place card

dessert buffet

dessert buffet

beach wedding reception food

beach wedding reception

beach wedding reception at night

malaysian dancers at wedding reception

Malaysian dancers at beach wedding reception

bride and groom speeches

wedding guests at beach reception

wedding speeches

wedding speeches

beach wedding reception

Malaysian beach wedding reception

cutting the wedding cake

singer songwriter at wedding

wedding guest sing-a-long

sparkler wedding exit

first dance

wedding guests dancing

wedding guests dancing

bride dancing on the beach

wedding ring photo

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

It was more manageable. It reduced cost and we were able to create DIY wedding pieces.

wedding luggage

tree guestbook

guestbook table on the beach

guestbook table

wedding favors

parasols for wedding guests

wedding guests signing guestbook

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

Do it! You will really be able to talk to everyone, soak in the day better and get friends on board to help out so that it’s a shared experience.

happy couple

black and white couple portraits


Photographers: Ruby Yeo & Christine Lim
Reception Venue & Catering: The Andaman, Langkawi
Floral: Darling Florist, Langkawi
Invitation Designer: Eve & Paul Nicholson/Own
Wedding Planner: Norliza Selamat
Wedding Dress: The Vintage Wedding Dress Company
Make up: Eve
Hair & Make up: Andrejs Jendovickis from Aveda London
Bride Jewelry: Earrings/Brooches – Passionate about Vintage, Necklace/Pearls – Vintage/Own
Bride Shoes: DUNE
Bride Hairpiece: Glitzy Secrets
Groom Attire: Paul Smith