Fables Bridal Couture | Johor

FABLES BRIDAL COUTURE was started by a group of award-winning photographers in 2007. Their photography skills and impeccable services have impressed many customers, hence the bridal shop became famous and grew in a short period of time. Their ART & PHOTOGRAPHY concept is uniquely beautiful. They have produced some very artistic images. 

SA Joe is a good consultant and she will explain to you all the price you need to pay. June is nice, she is able to give you a good package. However customer was disappointed with her planning. Alice is a great consultant. She is not pushy, provides good advice on gown selection, explains everything and lets you make the decision. Overall, all the SAs are friendly.

MUA Eva is a very lovely girl and efficient in hairstyling. Customer was quite amazed by the different looks she created within a short time for the indoor and outdoor shoot.

Photographer (PG), the boss Mark is a stylish guy who really makes you laugh and smile. PG Wei Hong, a young chap, is not bad too. Overall customers love the photos taken by the skilled PGs very much, and had a hard time choosing! The BS does a good job in the album and layout as well.

It has limited choices of wedding gown selection and they look old, though it was not visible on photos. 


REVIEWS
http://www.weddingforum.sg/malaysia-bridal-shop-review-41/fables-bridal-couture-jb-1716/
Jun 2012
I've sign up with fables. Package is rm4299. You can look for Joe, she is a very nice girl, and she will explain to you all the price you need to pay.

Jul 2012
June is a nice girl, she gave me a good package but was disappointed with her planning. There was some confusion during gown selection where she told us to choose from one section but another person said another thing.  On photo-shoot day there were 4 couples doing pre-wedding shooting. A lot of time was wasted on waiting for the other couples to complete their session. Communication was bad.

Sep 2012
Package RM4000 which includes :-
-1 Crystal cover of 15x24 or 12 x 30 Ablum(24 pages, 35 poses)
-1 8R album(21 pages)
-20 x 40 in frame (1x)
-12 x 30 in frame (1x)
- 11 x 14 in frame (2x)
- poster (1x)
-4R x 200pcs (20 poses)- which i am consideering to change to either a poster or 8R frame
-CD Rom (35 poses)
-7 sets of gown for bride and groom (excluding a set of casual,self supply)
June is my wedding planner, is quite blur. However, she is softer in a sense that you can manages to bargain for a better deal compare to other planner at Fables. They are not that really customer orentated as no drinks will be offered during my serveral visits. overall, working staffs are friendly. Make up artist Eva is good.
I was attracted to Fables as I hv seen some of d samples wedding photo taken by their photographers. Another main reasons was they introduced themself as the bridal shop is created by a group of award winning n skilled photographer.
Anyway, the photography i hv was only with Fables for barely 1 year and he is very young. Maybe around 25-26. I was quite disappoined with this as I expected my photographer to be 1 of some award winning photographer.
Surprisly, the young photographer was pretty skilled and I think everyone should be given a chance to prove themself.
Another minus points is that they have lesser choice in their wedding gown selections as i believe they reserve those very good ones for their exibition purposes.

Oct 2012
For me, it has been great so far! My consultant was Alice...a short stout lady who looks unfriendly if not smiling. She has been not bad with her service and the best thing about fables is no hard selling or even the slightest pushing. They always tell u what u wanna know and leave u alone to decide yourself. My package cost rm 5500 as I top up photos to 45 poses in advance when signing the package.
And inclusive of quite a lot of things...wedding shoot 7gowns and actual day 5gowns (need to request for it tho)
1st appt was selection of wedding shoot gown. Although limited and old rugged, but it won't be visible in the photos, and me a fussy person actually took less than 2hrs? To finish selecting the 7gowns...partly bcos Alice is able to pick and choose and give advises. Then after we were done and hanging are the shop, I browse a sample album and saw a gown I like but didn't get to try, Alice note down that gown and oredi took measurement, said will alter and let me try on the wedding shoot day itself since the gown wasn't in that day. Indeed I get to try that gown that day and take away the other gown initially chosen.
We also had 2 days of shoot and usually there will be 3 couples taking for the day as they have 3photographers. From both days, I can see that they are very organised as a dedicated photographer and dedicated asst boy will do the logistic including matching groom's wear with the gowns. They are very aware of which gown the bride has chosen and select the suitable indoor setting etc. Mua Eva is also a very lovely girl and quick minded in hairstyling. Quite amazed by the diff looks she create for me within a short time  my indoor plus jb area ( we chose building the art gallery) was taken by the boss Mark...the stylish guy and who really make u laugh and smile  and our outdoor was taken by wei hong a young chap who is not bad too! We went desaru and unfortunately halfway downpour...he speed us to another part of desaru which is not raining (he called his contacts to find out) to continue our lallang shoot  overall we love the photos very much, hard time choosing!
Den our album and layout selection was quite a breeze too, they have done a very satisfactory job.
http://www.mywedding.com/jiaweijielin/custom6.html
Oct 2011
walked-in and signed the bridal package with them with no regrets! Best is they are not aggressive, and willing to answer tons of questions you have, very patient with you throughout from the day we signed the package till now that we have selected our photos :)
real oranges indoor shoot
the protagonists shopping and hugging
sitting on a bicycle drawing
the main focus among the sea of people
special agent shooting theme
great scenery


Fables Bridal Couture
Website: fablesbridal.com
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fables-Bridal-Couture/150187901688390
Add: No.95&95A, Jalan Keris 1, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel: 07-331 9595, 3319559
Fax: 07-333 3595
Email: fables_9955@hotmail.com

Map:

jalan tebrau lucky restaurant



Actual Bride Reviews - Indian/ Christian Wedding

Reviews were sent in from Miss C. in Oct 2013. BTBs go online to research for their wedding preparation because there are people who're willing to share their experience and there's information you need, not a detailed report, but good enough to get things started. Kudos to Miss C for doing her part in enlightening us about her views on the vendors she hired. I hope there will be more people like that who don't just read-and-run.

Reception Venue: Crystal Crown Hotel, Klang
Website: http://www.crystalcrown.com.my/port-klang
Review: Chose the cheaper option and food was awesome! Free food tasting. Presentation was good and portions were alright. Attendants were a bit too quick to take food off the table. The PIC Mr Azree was quite helpful and friendly. Pillars at the side of the ballroom, so its good, doesn't really block view. Reno done last year so hall looks nice. 2 projectors but gotta pay. Stage is ok for view from the whole hall. We took sound guys from outside so with 2 speakers at the front, it was good; the sound. Per pax was RM550, which is considered cheap these days, there are more expensive options as well. Free parking, they give a suite to the wedding couple.

pic azree is friendly, projectors gotta pay!
Crystal Crown Klang

Make up artist: Meena
Tel: 013-333 2679
Review: She's really good! I had a church wedding and she really did a lovely simple n natural look for me which everyone praised. Her contouring is good. Uses good products, and flexible to what style of make up u want. get her for a trial to see her work. very helpful and does her work from the heart. Punctual, prepared. For a 2 session, it was within RM700.

Photographer: Rusty
Website: https://www.facebook.com/coldfireartistry 
Review: Very talented. He photographs for model photoshoots. He captured important moments and got what we needed. Photographer was punctual and gave photos early. Actual day price about RM3k.

Photo samples by Coldfire Artistry Photography:

punctual deliver early. price rm3k
Traditional Wedding ceremony
get ready to catch
At a wedding reception
thank you for coming
Church wedding
solemnization of marriage
Church wedding solemnization

Cinematographer: D3 Universal
Website: https://www.facebook.com/D3Universal
Review: Good, he includes animation in his work. punctual and very friendly. gets ppl to smile:-) RM 3800 for full HD.


Wedding Cinematograhy by D3 Universal


Live Band: GI's - Jeremy 
Tel: 010-242-4363 
Review: Group of talented young men. They have excellent vocals and very engaging. Also good for first dance band. Performed in English & Malay. Good service. There were 5 in a band. Rates about RM3k or depending on performance duration.

Bridal Shop: Sandiego Wedding, Jalan Ipoh
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandiego-Wedding/173149022720986
Review: San diego photographer was ok. The outdoor guy was better. Make up was good and hair styling good too. Accessories lovely. Just was unhappy that the options they gave for rental was very limited. Service was good before and after payment. Pricing negotiable and you should request for more things to be thrown in.

Pre-wedding photo samples by Sandiego Wedding:

prewedding shot at the temple
orange red colors

Wedding Gown: Von Jolly Couture  
Website: https://www.facebook.com/aaron.vonjolly
Review: Collection not too much though I found one I liked.

Wedding Planner & Decorator: Thiru 
Tel: 012-920 0196
Review: Good ideas and good price. Skillful in decorating and you will be more than satisfied with final outcome. RM10k (very cheap) for church, house, hall deco and sound with lighting.

Emcee: Shaun Thaddeus 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/shaunthaddeus  
Tel: 016-311 4636
Review: Very engaging and knows how to interact. he's an NTV7 personality as well. Fluent in English and confident. Very natural too. Everyone praised his job well done. Very professional.

shaun thaddeus
Shaun Thaddeus

Cake: Aunty Jo
Tel: 016-354 9510
Review: Very delicious and deco awesome. She studied in the UK with 20 over years experience. About RM1K for a full rum fruit cake with fondant icing.


Macalister Mansion Penang

The name Macalister Mansion honours Colonel Norman Macalister, one of the first British Governors of Penang (then known as Prince of Wales Island) from 1808 – 1810. Colonel Norman Macalister also gave his name to Macalister Road, where the boutique hotel is situated. Within Macalister Mansion, there are different spaces which are branded as distinct rooms found in an actual mansion – Dining Room, The Den, Living Room, The Cellar, The Lawn and Eight Rooms.

The Lawn offers the perfect space to have an outdoor wedding by the pool. The dining room looks perfect in white with quirky interiors and great lighting. This classy venue is most suitable for holding a small, elegant and dreamy reception. The person in-charge of wedding event planning is polite and friendly. However the bad follow up and lack of transparency may send some potential customers away. 

Macalister Mansion is designed around the idea of an old English mansion where guests can enjoy that traditional warm ‘home’ hospitality but with all the conveniences of modern technology. You can book their eight tastefully designed rooms for guests who require overnight stay. Encompassing all day dining and casual space to hang out, Living Room offers a delectable selection of local cuisine and international flavours.


REVIEWS
http://120poundsofhappiness.blogspot.com/2013/12/review-macalister-mansion-penang.html
Dec 2013
The dining room looks perfect in white with quirky interiors, dreamy and classy! The person I had been dealing with via emails and whatsapp messages "X" was all smiles and polite. I wrote to X telling her we decided to go with the 'chicken menu', priced at 120++ per pax for 60 pax and will book all 8 uniquely decorated rooms of Macalister Mansion. Emails were exchanged for the menu selection, still a lil on the pricey side but within our budget. At that time, we knew we had to have our wedding done in this place.

Then, it pretty much went downhill. This whole recount of event was based solely on our experiences with Macalister Mansion. It was really a beautiful place with great lighting for a small wedding reception, but too bad it didn't work out for us because of the bad follow up and lack of transparency. We found out so many additional costs much later (PA systems, using the courtyard, breakfast for room guests etc etc) and were IGNORED - seriously the worst thing one business should do to their customers.
http://blog.chiathau.com/2012/10/alex-mun-wai-actual-day-dinner-session.html
Oct 2012
Alex and Mun Wai wedding reception has been held at the Macalister Mansion. This place has give me a Woo factor somehow specially in their decoration (simple and yet elegant feel). Feel like I am Alice in the Wonderland. But seriously, I love the mood there. (And the room is very cozy in deed). :")
Anyway, A small dinner with some really great food. Where all the attendees could just get close together to talk and chat. the dinner ended with a short portrait session around the mansion compound with Mun Wai and Alex.


serves pastries
Set within a playful and colourful theme, guests can enjoy pastries with a wide selection of beverages in the Living Room
space to relax with fire place
A space to lounge, relax with a glass of fine wine or champagne - The Cellar
pure white classy wedding venue
The Dining Room - An intimate and classy wedding reception space
designer sketch of the venue of macalister mansion


http://celestialweddingsblog.wordpress.com/
Decoration by Celestial Weddings (Feb 2013)

arch white chairs
Wedding by the pool
with lights effect
Dreamy wedding
to add some colors to the white


homestay for your family
There are 8 uniquely decorated rooms

http://www.kennfoo.com/malaysia-wedding-photographer-cozmin-amelia/
Wedding of Cozmin & Amelia (Jul 2013)
Photographer: Kenn Foo
Cinematorapher: Motion in Style
Make up: Cindi Lim
Dinner : Macalister Mansion (MM), Penang
Church: Church of Holy Spirit, Penang

spend quality time
Cozmin & Amelia


Macalister Mansion Penang

is majestic in white

http://www.macalistermansion.com
Add: 228 Macalister Road, 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +(604) 2283 888
Mobile: +(6012) 632 7729
Fax: +(604) 2283 883
Email: contactus@macalistermansion.com

Wedding Package (2013): RM120++ per pax (Min spending of RM12K)

Map:

perak road peel avenue


Mentari Kreatif Melaka - One Stop Wedding Centre

Mentari Kreatif provides make up, henna, photography, pelamin services, wedding attire and others. It is a One Stop Wedding Center that helps its customers get and manage everything needed for their wedding. Customers go to Mentari Kreatif for something unique, simple and sweet. They have a stunning collection of wedding gowns with lovely colors. The bridal shop's customer service require some improvements according to a client.


REVIEWS
http://edagoda.blogspot.com/2013/09/journey-of-bride-to-be-andaman-update-i.html
Sep 2013
Adik dan ramai kawan-kawan aku yang dah guna servis mereka. Inginkan kelainan.
http://sweetiesaqi.blogspot.com/2012/07/majlis-sanding-di-melaka23612.html
Jul 2012
Pelamin dari Mentari Kreatif, Melaka. Simple and sweet.
http://eirza.blogspot.com/2011/07/andaman-updated.html
Jul 2011
Visited Mentari Kreatif, under consideration. tapi PR poor! Testing baju kat mentari kreatif.. luv the colour!!
http://masniezashahidamustapah.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html
Mar 2011
SUME AMEK KAT MENTARI KREATIF (RM10,000.00) currently da bayar dlm rm6000.00..HIGH REKEMEN UNTUK B2B KAT MELAKA..KAK ARNI NI BYK MAKE UP UTK ARTIS AF,MOVIE, GULATIS MODEL, MAGE, MAC SHOW BANYAK LAGI LA..PLUS BAJU DIA PUN CANTEK2..
baju malam berinai
baju sanding + bertandang
make up nikah + mlm berinai + bertandang
op nikah+mlm berinai+bersanding+bertandang
pre-wed photong
post-wed photong
henna
kad kawen = rm0.75/pcs order 1500


highly recommended
cover the blemishes
from plain jane to glamourous

white pelamin couch and pink flowers
lots of flowers nice
one stop wedding centre
from entrance to interior
nice hand painting for wedding



Mentari Kreatif
Website: mentarikreatif.com.my
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/mentari.kreatif
Add: NO.10, 10-1, Jalan Lagenda 1, Taman 1 Lagenda, 75400, Melaka.
Hotline: 123-456-2200
Email: order.mentarikreatif@gmail.com
Make-up Artist Arni: https://www.facebook.com/arni.makeupartist

Hotel Grand Paragon JB

Situated in the heart of the Johor Bahru city, Grand Paragon Hotel is approximately 5 minutes' drive to the causeway and 45 minutes' to Changi International Airport and Sultan Ismail Airport (SENAI). It is located beside the Tebrau Highway, the main thoroughfare that connects the city with Singapore in the South, the North-South Expressway and the Pasir Gudang Highway. A great location.

The person in charge Ms Hee did a great job in managing the entire wedding event and made sure everything runs smoothly. Mr Yazid who takes care of wedding dinner had made the occasion a very good experience for all the guests. Kudos to the Grand Paragon Hotel wedding team.


squarish tiles multiple chandeliers
The grand lobby
show of wedding photos
Front desk of reception
surrounded by windows curtain
http://www.lwjuan.com/2011/10/20/sister-wedding: Ballroom
the ballroom when empty
love sign lighted
along the aisle
guests enjoying the food
by Anmdeos Photography
auspicious for wedding
Honeymoon Suite decorated in red


REVIEWS
http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g298278-d1600417-r132854570-Hotel_Grand_Paragon-Johor_Bahru_Johor_Bahru_District_Johor.html
Jun 2012
We had our wedding dinner in the hotel recently. In the package, it come together with 1 junior suite, so we decided to change it to a family suite. At here I want to express my appreciation and special thank to all the staff, especially Ms Hee, the person in charge for the whole event, she even came to the hotel when she's on-leave to make sure everything is fine and also Mr Yazid, who take care the wedding dinner, you had make the wedding dinner a very good experience for all the guest. Thank you both of you very much!!
http://www.agoda.com/asia/malaysia/johor_bahru/grand_paragon_hotel_johor_bahru/reviews-page-25.html
Jan 2012
i went to attend a friend wedding dinner at paragon. everything was great. the location was great. i will come back again for sure.


HOTEL GRAND PARAGON JOHOR BAHRU

tall building

Website: http://www.grandparagonhotel.com.my
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/GrandParagonHotel
Add: 18, Jalan Harimau, Taman Century, 80250, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +607-268 5222
Fax: +607-268 5333
Email: info@grandparagonhotel.com.my

Wedding Packages (2012):
Chinese Set Menu: from RM688++ per table
Buffet: from RM75++/ pax

Capacity: 400 pax

Map:
jalan kuning plaza pelangi


Holiday Inn Glemarie in Shah Alam

The spacious Grand Glenmarie Ballroom will look elegant and stunning with the lighting and decorated tables during the wedding reception. No pillars hence there is a good view. The ballroom has an LED screen right in the middle of the stage where it can be switched on to slide down or up as required. It is big and clear, additional projector screen is not really necessary. There is plenty of space at the ballroom foyer during pre-dinner cocktail for guest to mingle around. The parking is free and there are lots of space.

The wedding food is the standard hotel wedding fare with nothing to shout about. If extra decoration is required it is better and you get more value for money to source your own external decorator than engaging the hotel to do it.

The areas to take note are the not so friendly and well-trained wait staff. Service can be a problem if not addressed properly. The previous more experienced wedding planner who was helpful and efficient has been replaced by another coordinator, Wei Jing. The things planned did not go smoothly according to one bride.  

holiday inn glenmarie
Cenderawasih Ballroom
blue pink theme
Glenmarie Ballroom
pelamin with lighted backdrop
Decorated pelamin for a Malay wedding
with live band entertainment
http://tabmark.blogspot.com
Wedding at Glenmarie Ballroom
soothing decor
Top: Garden Wedding. Bottom: Wedding Decor
lovely flowers
Garden Wedding at Holiday Inn Glenmarie



REVIEWS
http://www.wedresearch.net/2012/01/restaurant.html?showComment=1387677650736#c1175383258988573003
Dec 2013
Feedback for Holiday Inn Glenmarie Shah Alam: We had our wedding dinner reception in Holiday Inn Glenmarie. We had to deal with 2 wedding planner representatives from the hotel because one left the hotel half way and the 2nd one took over. However, due to internal miscommunication the handover was not done well. As a result, we had to arrange for a meeting to go through everything with the new planner Ang Wei Jing. Thereafter, all the further planning discussion was via email. It went well at the beginning as she confidently stated that all will be as per my request. However, on the actual day there were a few items that I’drequested earlier that did not go as discussed. In particular:-
1. The decorations it was not as per planned & discussed.
2. The guest signature book was changed last minute and we were not informed.
3. No bowl/paper bag was provided for keeping of red packets even though we'd asked for it.
4. Besides that, she also did not introduce my coordinator (my sister who is in charge of the flow for the day on behalf of the bride & groom) to the floor manager for the event day even though I had communicated to her earlier plus my coordinator purposely met her 2 days earlier from the event day. Hence, this lead to the floor manager was unaware who was the coordinator during the event. He was difficult to find during the event day and hence during second march in, after the emcee announce our march in, the entrance door was not open and we had to open it ourselves as we couldn't find the floor manager at that point.
5. Other service for the event that were not good was rude waiter, bridal cake was not served to VIP table, wine was not topped up promptly.
However, on the positive note the parking was free and there are lots of space, the arrangement for bridal suite and complimentary room was prepared and ready by the time we checked in. The grand ballroom was very big, spacious and looked elegant with the lighting and decorated tables during the event day. No pillars hence there is good viewing of the slideshows and videos. The hotel has an LED screen right in the middle of the stage where it can be switched on to slide down and switched to slide up when not needed. It is big and clear and not required to have additional projector screen. There was plenty of space at the ballroom foyer during pre-dinner snacks and for guest to mingle around. Not much to say about the food served as it was as per the hotel standard. The advice here is, if extra deco is required perhaps good to outsource on your own as the value of the money will worth more than getting the hotel to do so. Make sure your coordinator are included in your discussion with the planner from the beginning so that if anything does not appear as discussed, you can consult immediately with the hotel.
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/2574-holiday-inn-glenmarie-formerly-pan-pacific-kl-glenmarie/page__st__60#entry397422
Jun 2012
Hi I think you should give a try on Holiday Inn Glenmarie.Few weeks ago i have attended cousin's wedding there and it's really nice. I was actually partly involved coz was assigned by the bride to be her so called wedding coordinator. The coordination went well with their in house wedding planner. She was really helpful in terms of communicating with her, easy going and really came out with lots of ideas when we were planning on the decorations and stuffs, as well as she's good in terms of handling last minutes unexpected recovery. Dinner time, when I stepped into the ballroom, it really gave me a wow feeling, I was really amaze on how the entire hall is decorated as how we discussed earlier, although it's small just around 25 tables, but it's really really stunning with the entire decoration sori couldn't share any pictures. What amaze me the most is their service, coz normally when I attended those wedding dinner in hotels, well sorry to say their service is really bad. I was amaze by their managers who also hands on to serve the guests on that night, I know they are trying their level best to do their job.. :goodjob: somehow it shows me how difficult working in a hotel is. Food wise, it's normal for a wedding dinner, not too much comment for it but overall it was a great dinner, was running around as well therefore couldn't comment much about food. But however, everyone enjoyed the dinner very much as it's perfectly planned.



Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

big space for parking

Website: http://hiklglenmarie.com
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/holidayinnklg
Add: 1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1, 40250 Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wedding Planner: Ang Wei Jing
Tel: 603-7802 5232
Email: weijing.ang@holidayinnkl.com.my

Wedding Packages 2014:
Chinese: from RM1488++ per table
Malay/ Indian: from RM1388++ per table
Garden Menu: from RM148++ per table
Western Menu: from RM158++ per table
Garden Ceremony: from RM95++ per pax
Akad Nikah: from RM95++ per pax

Capacity: 350 pax