When Big Wedding Events are Banned During Covid-19 Pandemic

In March 2020, our Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin told Malaysians to postpone their wedding receptions and kenduri during the Movement Control Order (MCO) from 18th - 31st of March 2020, and most likely beyond. It is a health crisis that not only affects Malaysians but billions of people around the world. The rise in the number of (Corona Virus Disease 2019) Covid-19 cases in our country was mainly due to mass gatherings, when those infected came in close contact with many others. With every handshake, sneeze/ cough or simply a touch on the surfaces or objects with traces of microbes left by those affected, comes a possibility of catching the contagion. The latest research says the disease is not only droplet-borne but could also be air-borne. 

It is a highly contagious disease which should not be taken lightly. Hence cancelling or postponing big weddings are unavoidable. #socialdistancing.

Photo: Fabulous Moments:
social distancing wedding

Postpone the Big Banquets

EdgeProp reported that a couple had to call off their wedding reception which was to be held in a Chinese restaurant in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant and wedding crew were understanding and accommodating, including the make-up artist, videographer, photographer, emcee, live band, wedding planner and the decor company.

"I cannot imagine if someone gets the virus because he or she attended our wedding. The whole world is having a hard time now. The restaurant allowed us to postpone the wedding to anytime before March 2021 without any charge. We did not suffer any loss of money - just our time and effort in planning. But it is okay because our sacrifice is small compared with those fighting the virus in the frontlines." said the bride-to-be.

Clean and Disinfect 

It is important to not let the virus stay active on our hands, as we have the tendency to touch our mouth, eyes, nose (MEN) a lot. Hand washing with soap (for at least 20 sec), frequently is the most recommended defense in battling Covid-19. The coronavirus is essentially genetic information (RNA) surrounded by a coat of fat. The soap attracts the fat and tears it apart, annihilating the virus. In the absence of soap and water, use the hand sanitizer with minimum 60% alcohol which can kill the virus.

Implement Distancing

Social distancing seating arrangements implemented in Singapore. source: straitstime.com. 
Guests at a wedding in March 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore sitting at tables that were placed at least a metre apart. Photo: straitstimes.com

Drive-Thru Wedding

Here's a wedding ceremony with the guests driving through the couple's decorated bridal dais, followed by some congratulatory hand greeting gestures, then the giving of gifts and the guests receive wedding food and treats in return. Finally, a couple of pictures and they bid farewell.

Congratulatory hand greeting gestures. Source: Dinas Bridal

Almost contact-less Drive-Thru Wedding in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Zenuz Production.

Live Streamed Wedding

With the availability of more live streaming platforms and online video conferencing apps, couples can choose to hold their wedding ceremonies remotely instead.

In the United States, a livestream video of Chana Wolfson and Scott Smith's wedding is watched by friends and family around the country on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at French Park in Amberley Village. The couple was supposed to get married at the end of the month, but moved their wedding up due to the new coronavirus pandemic and concerns of travel restrictions.

The couple perform the Hakafot tradition of the wedding ceremony with less than 20 guests. Source: cincinnati.com

Small wedding ceremony which was broadcasted live online

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Grand Harbour Damen - Grouper, Soon Hock, 16 or 10-Head Abalone?

Chinese wedding banquet is about celebrations that revolve around FOOD. That is why Grand Harbour Restaurants at DA MEN Mall USJ (with another branch located at Fahrenheit 88 KL) offers a variety of deluxe Chinese cuisines in their wedding menu. Staple wedding dishes like fish, prawns, desserts each has its symbolic significance. Customers can choose their fish; from Grouper to "Soon Hock", abalone; sliced, 16-head or 10-head, all depending on how much the package costs.

An addition to the traditional Chinese wedding banqueting scene in recent years is the Barbecued Spanish Iberico Pork Ribs, something to add a little spark to the menu, quite different from the usual suspects like chicken and duck.

Abalone Category: 
1 Head Abalone means the weight of the one abalone alone is 600g (1 kati 斤). 
10 Head Abalone means the total weight of 10 abalones is 600g, each one weighs 60g

Jan 2018: to be frank, I had been to Damen for many times and I know the existent of this restaurant but non change to go in for a carving until I attend a Wedding dinner of my friend.
Food are very good and love the taste of the dishes they serve that day. I really impress of this place. look not that attracting from outside but was impress by the inside.

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Frozen's Arendelle - Hallstatt, Austria's Alpine Houses, Steep Hillsides and Lake

Hallstatt was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Famous for its picturesque pristine water, majestic snow-capped mountains and historic alpine houses, it is one of the most Instagrammable towns in the world.

Due to the rumor that Frozen's Arendelle where Queen Elsa and Princess Anna live, was inspired by it, this little village with a population of just 780 has become overcrowded with tourists in recent years. In 2020 the town council has decided to control over-tourism by limiting the number of tourists and tour bus arrivals.

To capture these beautiful photos with such amazing scenery requires systematic planning and skill. Photographer: Benson Yin:

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Jim Thompson Cottage, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

If you are looking for a peaceful and lovely garden with a nice view over the hill for an outdoor wedding event, Jim Thompson Cottage in Cameron Highlands might be an option. With colonial cottage design, the accommodation which was built in 2012 is ideal for a small wedding, where your family and friends' lodging will be provided for. Though the cottage might require refurbishments in some areas, the garden is definitely great for a scenic wedding. 

Reviews: The bedroom, toilets and bath are basic and clean but old. The living area is alright. The positive aspect is the nice garden and the panoramic view of Cameron Highlands during the day with a peaceful surrounding.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Parking spots are limited, you might need to park by the roadside if you have to. The roads leading there is abit narrow, so be careful around the bends. Just remember to give a honk so that other oncoming cars know youre coming.

Photos by Fabulous Moments Photography:
scenic garden wedding over the Cameron hills
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Game of Thrones Inspired Wedding

As we bid farewell to the GoT series, we will always remember how the details of the production amazed us in every sense of word. It is not surprising that wedding vendors and planners want to make use of the theme to create a special wedding. 

game of thrones wedding
The impeccable hair-styling, the contrast of the dragon queen with snow white hair and Jon Snow's pitch black outfit   

Fur coat for the winter

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Jon, Dani and Ghost

Photographed by WLOON Photography at the most amazing place full of mystery in Northern Ireland, the location where Game of Thrones was shot. 

Game of Thrones is impossible without the Iron Throne of course. Louisville’s Knight School of Welding funded the project donating $7,800 to make Michael Hayes’ dream of building a replica of the Iron Throne for his wedding come true. [source]

It took the team 110 hours and over two months to make the life-sized, aluminum throne equipped with up to 400 individually-cut swords for this lovely GoT wedding. 

Wow direwolf!

Thematic GoT dragon cake

Bring on your House’s sigil!

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Highest View in Town

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is stylishly designed for the urban dwellers to celebrate their big day amidst glittering city views. Nothing is more fascinating than proposing in front of the majestic twin towers with an artistically designed pool (on the 53rd floor), as your backdrop. Have your private wedding reception at the highest hotel restaurant in the city, Horizon Grill - you have the options of having it indoor or at the rooftop al fresco event space on level 58. On the 59th floor, is a trendy bar, Vertigo for the party enthusiasts to organize the most awesome after wedding party. 

Propose next to the majestic twin towers

Other photos from Banyan Tree websites:
Horizon Grill has both indoor and a rooftop al fresco event space on level 58 with a more extensive view of KL city. There are two private dining rooms available for smaller weddings or events.

Nothing is more captivating than a artistically designed pool with a gorgeous view

On the 59th floor, is a stylish bar, Vertigo for the party enthusiasts
Enjoy your favorite beverages in the bar with the best view in town, Vertigo

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.banyantree.com/en/malaysia/kuala-lumpur
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BanyanTree.KualaLumpur/
Add: 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2113 1888
Fax: +603 2113 1999
Email: kualalumpur@banyantree.com


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2019 Pre-wedding Bridal Package Promotion

Rule of thumb in finding the best bridal package is that you check the studio's reviews. When there is a considerable amount of reviews describing the same thing consistently, it is very likely that they are true. No more searching in the dark, shop after shop, wondering and investigating through rows of wedding expo booths, not knowing how things would turn out.

If what you are looking for is good quality, sincere photography and service, look for a passion-driven photographer who captures images from his/ her heart. Signing a bridal package is the most straight forward way in getting all the essentials for your pre-wedding quest. 

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INQUIRE NOW. Additional bridal gown for walk-in signups.

Click HERE to see all (or most) of the bridal shops' review score (on Google) in the Klang Valley. Also you can read about what past clients have commented. Example, TWO OF US Signature Studio's Google review score is 4.8 (as dated August 2019)

Wedding photography is style, is about the two of them

Professional creates a beautified version of the actual scenery

Heartfelt bliss

When LOVE is captured

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d'Tempat Country Club - Seremban's Gem

First in Seremban, a recreational club so extensive with a full range of facilities, a luxurious ballroom, comfortably carpeted, and extravagantly decorated. The Olympic-size swimming pool area has an amazing design. An outdoor event at night by the pool would look perfect with the fairy-lighted trees, and a really cozy environment so romantic. What's unique about this venue is in the details of the entire setting. Avant-garde pool shades, futuristic water features, romantic starry staircase, 3D ballroom cylinder chandeliers, to name a few.

Google Reviews:
Was helping at a friend's wedding here. The ballroom was exquisite and the service is good. The VIP room is a nice suite for the groom and bride and the family members to get ready while slotting in a few small talks with close family friends who came to greet. It's a little out of town to travel to but the parking there is aplenty.

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Delectable by Su | Yummy Wedding Cakes and Treats

Famous for their delicious cakes and desserts, Delectable by Su now has shops in Mid Valley The Gardens as well as their own event space and cafe, Glasshouse @ Seputeh. Not only do the sweet treats taste good, they look adorable too. Order your cake and other desserts from Delectable by Su for your dessert table, wedding favors or ROM party. Though more costly, you won't regret it, I guess products with quality comes with a higher price. 

Dec 2016: I have been a customer of Delectable for many many years and decided to order my custom wedding cake and wedding favors (cookies) from Su. Was it cheap? No. Was it a headache free process that resulted in a beautiful cake (and cookies) that everyone loved, gushed over and agreed were super delicious? Yes, yes and yes. Worth every cent!

dusty rose rustic custom wedding cake 

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Chic Retro L'Motichan Bangsar

Boasting a fusion of chic retro and modern features, L'Motichan event venue in Bangsar has a lot to offer. The glass encased hall is set against a scenic rain curtain over the pool which can be lighted up at night. A retro ceiling, marble and cement flooring, well-equiped facilities along with top notch service to boot. There are also bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms offering homestay options for your wedding troupe.

Google Reviews:  Top-notch sound system, lighting, projector, large motorized projector screen and also the motorized blind which opened up for the beautiful pool view. 

Nice place for pool party function but has absolutely no parking available at the vicinity. They do provide complimentary valet parking. Really beautiful especially at night with the lightings and all. The service was top notch! Super friendly and helpful.

We booked this place for our Sangeet Night (pre wedding event) in September, it was an amazing experience shared with our family and friends. The venue was better then we could imagine. Dealing with Kumar was brilliant as he was very accomodating with all our needs. The venue was a major highlight for our guests who kept commending us on a great choice of venue. 

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A retro ceiling, cement flooring, well-equipped facilities along with top notch service to boot. 

Fun wedding at L' Mohichan - https://anna-rina.com/2018/09/05/mich-fai-quirky-fun-wedding:
The glass encased hall is set against a scenic rain curtain over the pool

Retro chic

Modern and chic retro

Event space for your wedding

Lovely backdrop of the lighted pool

L'Motichan Bangsar

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lmotichan/
Add: 24, Jalan Telawi 9, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 011-5122 7870
Email: lmotichan@gmail.com


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White Dove Chapel, Bayan Tree Bali

Each wedding venue is competing to stand out in area that would leave the customers unforgettable memories; creative decor, delicious food, remarkable service or an extraordinary setting. Bayan Tree Ungasan offers you the chance to say 'I Do' and take photos in a stunning chapel designed with three hundred white doves facing a panoramic view of the vast Indian Ocean.

Besides the chapel, there are other venues in this resort which are beautiful in a unique way; a transparent floating platform on the grand infinity pool, and specially designed outdoor wedding space.

Google Reviews: Had my wedding here. Best memories here. Superb staff they have here with one of the best restaurants.

TripAdvisor Review - Dec 2018: We had a beautiful wedding at White Dove Chapel and Jumana restaurant. Our coordinator, Nunkin is very professional, friendly, and made us feel at ease despite our heavy schedules and numerous guests. She was also prompt in addressing our concerns even though we were based overseas. She even made the effort to come down during her offday to bid us goodbye, which we felt grateful for. Sari, who brought us around during our recce trip, was also very friendly and passionate, one of the reasons why we chose Banyan tree as our wedding destination. The hotel and staff were patient and quick on their feet to help if we had any issues. They were able to meet our requests despite having many of them. A truly romantic place to be wedded, the price was worth an experience of a lifetime.

Photography by WLOON Photography - Wedding Ceremony at White Dove Chapel:
best destination wedding photographer

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Lovely triangle shaped white chapel

Modern, romantic wedding in the most popular destination Bali

Water feature, beautiful garden 

take stunning photos with 300 white doves on the chapel's exterior

Outdoor wedding reception

Other photos:
Wedding Ceremony at White Dove Chapel
Outdoor banquet area with seating capacity of up to 300 guests

Bayan Tree Ungasan Bali

transparent platform wedding

Website: https://www.banyantree.com/en/indonesia/ungasan-bali
Add: Jl. Melasti Banjar Kelod, Ungasan, Bali - Indonesia 80364
Tel: +62 361 300 7000
Email: ungasan@banyantree.com

White Dove Chapel: Indoor | Size 426sqm / 1397 sq ft | Ambience Ocean view, natural light, lush gardens | Round Table - 40 pax | Free Standing - 50 pax

Outdoor banquet area of up to 300 pax


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