After falling in love with her best friend, Allison envisioned a simple intimate ceremony that would allow her and Saimeng to exchange personally written vows. The couple’s sweet, relaxing island wedding ceremony at the Four Season Langkawi Resort soon turned into an incredible elegant Great Gatsby themed reception. Allison wore a blush pink sequined dress and birdcage veil, which perfectly resembled the book. Candles, pearls, tall ostrich feathers, and soft pink and white flowers dressed the tables at The Danna Langkawi Hotel to fully complete the look. Ben Yew Photography beautifully captured the breathtaking moments the couple spent on their big day.
Allison and Saimeng
The Danna Langkawi Hotel, Langkawi Island
For the morning ceremony, we went with an au naturale theme to complement the sandy white beach by the Andaman Sea. I wore a classic white wedding dress and Saimeng wore a fitted navy blue suit when we exchanged our personal vows. For the evening reception, we kicked it up a notch and had a full blast Great Gatsby Theme Reception by the Beach! We were very much inspired by The Danna Hotel’s colonial style, and had so much fun watching our guests arriving in their best Gatsby outfit. Myself, I wore a sparkling sequined dress in blush pink complete with a birdcage veil, while SaiMeng was decked out in his best black Tuxedo. Our color theme was inspired by vintage Gatsby with cream, pink and gold. Our wedding planners also did a great job adorning the dinner tables with tall ostrich feathers, pearls, elaborate votive candles, beautiful flowers and tiffany chairs. I absolutely loved the black and white checkered dance floor with hanging chandelier that they arranged for us too! :)
It was really special when we had our First Dance to “Can’t Get My Eyes Off You” in front of our close friends and family members, and then surprising them with an amazing 2-minutes fireworks display right after our dance! There are no words to describe the moment, it was simply magical :)
The Couple Recommends:
I would highly recommend my photographer, Ben Yew and wedding live painter, Nataliya Tyaglo. Ben Yew was the most enthusiastic, professional and talented photographer, his affable personality was a great pleasure to work with on our big day! His work also has a dreamy tint which I absolutely love for wedding photography :) Nataliya’s artwork is simply one of a kind, you have to view it for yourself. I highly recommend her to any wedding couples who likes the idea of immortalizing their wedding moment on a canvas art. We now have two gorgeous museum-worthy canvas pieces in our living room, very much thanks to her!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Ben Yew Photography
Event Planning – The Occasions Eventeur
Ceremony Venue – Four Season Langkawi Resort
Reception Venue – The Danna Langkawi Hotel
Floral Design – The Occasions Eventeur
Cake – The Danna Langkawi Hotel
Videography – Filming Art Cinematography
Invitations – The Paper Bunny
Makeup Artist – Raynis Chow
Wedding Dress – Designed by Vera Wang, purchased at David’s Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Ralph Lauren Black Label
Rings – Degem
A huge thank you to Ben Yew Photography for giving us a glimpse into Allison and Saimeng’s incredible island wedding! Looking for more inspiration like this? Check out this romanic Vancouver island wedding and this rustic beach wedding in Australia.