Wedding Gown Material and Design

Before shopping for you perfect wedding gown, let's get familiarized with some of the more common fabric, material and design. There are many other options, or combination of them. You have to try it on to feel the material, its overall look and effect on your body. Once you know what type of neckline, bodice, silhouette that suit your figure, it will a lot easier to land on the most fitting dress.

1. Ivory silk satin organza bridal gown. Strapless #sweetheart neckline with asymmetrical layers of raw edged silk satin #organza on the bodice. Ivory silk ribbon belt with jeweled fabric petal detail at natural waist, Asymmetrical tiered skirt. #silksatin

strapless sweetheart neckline

Silk - luxurious and expensive natural fiber from silkworm cocoons that is soft, smooth and strong. There are several types of textures.

Satin - is not a fiber, it is a type of weave which can be made from any fiber; natural fiber such as silk or from synthetic fiber like polyester. Satin is soft and smooth with a lustrous shiny surface.

Organza - Crisp, transparent, sheer like chiffon but with a stiffer feel, can be made out of silk, polyester or nylon. It is similar to tulle but more flowy.
Left: Silk Satin. Right: Organza

2. Ivory tulle bridal ball gown with an alencon lace bodice and V neckline. Alencon lace is layered throughout skirt front and back, sweep train.

alencon lace bodice

Tulle - Netting made of silk, nylon or rayon which is light, see-through often used for wedding veils and skirts.

#Alencon lace (Corded lace) - The most elaborate French needlepoint lace on a sheer net background with motifs and is outlined in heavy cordonnet or thread giving it a three dimensional look.

material corded lace
Left: Tulle. Right: Alencon Lace

3. Ivory #Chantilly lace softly fluted bridal gown with godets at sides and center back skirt. V neck front and back leads to Ivory silk chiffon ruching at #empire waist with jeweled fabric floral detail, sweep train.

godets v neck back leads to ruching

Chantilly Lace - A delicate lace originated from Chantilly, France with outlined pattern, and abundant detail. It is made on a lightweight hexagonal mesh background. There is light and shadow effect in the pattern which is normally flowers, created by the use of a half-and-whole stitch as a fill.

Chiffon - flowy, sheer, and transparent fabric made from silk or rayon which is soft and airy; often used to make overlays, sheer sleeves or wraps.

Ruching - ruffle or pleat

Godet - A piece of fabric in triangular shape which is inserted into a garment causing it to flare adding more volume

delicate lace
Left: Chantilly Lace. Right: Silk Chiffon #silkchiffon

pleats triangular
Left: #Ruching. Right: #Godet

4. Tulle bridal ball gown with a Chantilly lace bodice and one shoulder neckline tulle illusion overlay. Silk ribbon and flower detail at the natural waist with a swirling multi-tiered tulle skirt and horsehair detail. #illusionoverlay

silk ribbon multi tiered tulle skirt horsehair detail

Illusion Overlay - a very thin, delicate tulle of silk or nylon having a cobwebbed appearance, laid over something else, example a dress.

Horsehair braid - is often used to give stiffness and shape to circular hems in dresses.

laid over something
Left: Horsehair hems. Right: Illusion Overlay #horsehairhems


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The KL Convention Centre is set against a beautiful landscape of the city and the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers together with its prestigious architecture, this is a reputable wedding venue. The area is flanked by many hotels. There are many parking bays available which makes parking a breeze. For a bigger wedding event you can opt for the Exhibition Halls which can accommodate up to 3000 pax for banquet. The convention centre's Grand Ballroom which can accommodate 2000 people, is equipped with Double-operable soundproof wall system, Permanent rear projection and screens with portable stage, Technologically-advanced audio visual and stage lighting, among others.

Masterminded by Executive Chef Richmond Lim, an award-winning chef with over 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry, the Centre’s catering service offers a carefully planned selection of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Modern Asian and International cuisine, all prepared strictly in accordance with the ‘Halal’ tradition. Their in-house chefs are ready to oblige any culinary request; personalised menus are available to cater to every conceivable occasion, from simple engagement parties to elaborate 12-course banquets, featuring an impressive selection of food, wine and other creative beverages.

Before each course was served, a video on "behind the scene" was shown with executive chef, Richmond Lim explaining how each dish was prepared. It allows the guests to appreciate the food more. You can also arrange for each course to come with different wine pairing. Table setting was done in a proper way, four forks in different sizes on the left, four knives on the right side of the plate. The food does not disappoint.  

A very grand Indian Wedding 2013 in KLCC - Roshan & Sumi by GREGS Video

convention centre big space Lee Chong Wei's Wedding Nov 2012 - the nicely decorated Exhibition Hall
chong wei wedding
Apr 2011


Conference Hall KLCC

concave ceiling
Grand Ballroom @ KLCC
modern design
Grand Ballroom

Feb 2012
The area is flanked with many hotels. Arriving at the main entrance of the grand convention centre shows that this place is the right place to hold your wedding banquet or to celebrate an anniversary. The convention centre is set against a beautiful landscape of the city and its architecture brings out the prestigious of the venue that you have chosen. The convention centre is also home to many local delights from all ethnics in Malaysia and even to the more continental cuisine. Parking is also made easy at the convention centre. If you are driving here, you could choose either from the west or east car parks that have many parking bays available to make parking a breeze. Do remember that the car parks here are auto pay car parks. So, if you are put in charge of planning an event, you now know that the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is a safe choice you could consider.
Jul 2010
Before each course was served, a video on "behind the scene" was shown with executive chef, Richmond Lim explaining how each dish was prepared. I thought it was a great idea as it allows us to appreciate the food more. Each course comes with different wine pairing, all personally handpicked by the couple. White goes with seafood entrees and red australian wine goes with the main course. Table settings was done in a proper way, four forks in different sizes on my left, four knives on my right. I knew then and there that we're in for a treat, and yes.. the dinner did not dissapoint. =)

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

petronas twin towers

Add: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2333 2828
Fax: +603 2333 2882

Wedding Packages 2013:


gross area theatre

ballroom banquet halls

ampang, suria

Holiday Inn Melaka

International Branded Holiday Inn Melaka Hotel is located in the Heart of UNESCO Listed Heritage City Melaka. It boasts an unrivalled location, residing on the stylish waterfront overlooking the Straits of Melaka with a great view. When it comes to ambiance, this pillarless hotel ballroom is considered the best in Melaka. It has a good sound system and really helpful technicians to ensure you superb live music entertainment for your wedding reception.

Jul 2016
We held our daughter's wedding dinner party n hosted our family n guests at HI Melaka. We did looked at several hotels in Melaka before deciding on HI based on 4 criterias. It's got to have 1)spacious&ample carpark areas, 2)banquet hall must be without obstructing pillars and 3)location is accessible 4)hotel well maintained n secure! Indeed the banquet hall povided us was spacious enough to accommodate all 165 guests n a dance floor, yet cosy enough for an intimate wedding party. We were allowed to request for a special menu, to allow for more flavourful Nyonya dishes rather than the traditional Chinese set. Our guests all raved about the food n quality, although some did mention the portions were a little small! Throughout our discussions with Ms Genevieve, the Senior Business Development Manager and overall coordinator for our event, she understood what we required n promptly sought to provide it for us. She oversaw the entire dinner set-up right up to when dinner was done, hence the entire night everything went smoothly n efficiently. The hotel allowed us to use the space till 1am, which was fantastic as our guests refused to give up the dance floor! We also booked our family n guests for 1 night stay and that too went as well as can managed given that it was a big group. However it must be noted here for further improvements:-
- checking in was slow, we took 2 hours to settle the group check-ins despite already furnishing the hotel with a room booking list with a master account
- Ang pow box not provided. It would be good to provide this for future weddings
- Dinner floor plan missed being displayed. Better attention to this cos it did create some confusions
All in all we are most happy with Ms Genevieve and her team, the Chef, the Reception, housekeeping for keeping the wedding dinner and our stay at HI a pleasant, safe and most memorable time!! Well done!!
Dec 2015
Utilized its Straits West Ballroom for our wedding lunch reception. It is a good place for wedding reception. Decoration looked grand. Most of our guests enjoyed the lunch served. Our wedding event was scheduled to start at 11 am (started with cocktail reception at 11 am followed by lunch at later time). The preparation from the hotel started at 10 am. Before the event started, Mr Nadren (not sure if I spell it correctly) - the technical personnel - offered kind help on our slideshow presentation. Much appreciated! Thank you!
As for the cocktail reception, it was only ready later than the scheduled time (around 11.35 am). My guests (mostly relatives) were left loitering at the hotel's lobby as the preparation only started at 11 am after urging the staffs. Overall, the event ran smoothly.
Dec 2011
Stupid parking system guest come for wedding dinner cannot park in hotel and not even allow drop off for old ppl. Rude parking security.   
Mar 2011
A friend of mine had her wedding at Holiday Inn last year, but it was lunch at their 2nd level cafeteria. I think one thing good about it is you can avoid the jam compare to equotorial (always very bad jam at theold road in front of Mahkota there especially during weekends, but to Holiday Inn just need to go by the bridge). And, it's a new hotel, sure the interior design will be newer. Maybe you can try to get quotation from them.

The best in melaka is still Holiday Inn when it comes to ambiance and pillarless balroom. Yes...PILLARLESS! Another good thing about HOliday Inn is that their technician is very helpful to us. Their Sound System is much better than you will save on hiring external sound system if you hire a Band.

black flowers
melaka wedding
Apr 2012
bride groom holding hand
pops conffetti
slideshow of prewedding photos
Feb 2012

live band emcees parents
blue centre piece
a big pop

Holiday Inn Melaka


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Add: Jalan Syed Ab. Aziz, Melaka, 75000 Malaysia
Tel: 06-285 9000 ext 9110

Wedding Packages 2018: from RM1500nett per table

Seating Capacity: Straits Ballroom - 650 pax banquet style

reception classroom function

5 Characteristics of a Great Wedding Live Band and Entertainer - KahoMusic

1. In Tune
The first criterion of choosing a good wedding live band is more often than not the quality of the music and vocal. KahoMusic's band plays together with precision. Wedding guests enjoyed the melodious in-tune singing and lively performance that totally brightened up the wedding event. Referring to the Reviews Section below - Feedback from former clients can provide the initial impression about the live band that you plan to hire.

Dec 2013
The performance of the live band is good. Parents in law and most of the guests enjoy it.
Dec 2013
A very big THANK YOU to you all for the job so well done. KAHO Live Band Music did a WONDERFUL and  FRUITFUL job during Joe and Christine's wedding event night. There were heaps of happiness and compliments for the wonderful and memorable wedding night. Words like the girl is so YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL and LIVELY still echoed in m ears. Kaho's voice is so melodious and Patrick did a great job at his guitar. Your team really cheer and brightened up the event night. KUDOS to all of you and ICHIBAN is all I can say.
wonderful performance and fruitful night
May 2012
KahoMusic Was amazing! Great Performances, nice song and witty emcee. Glad had you all on my Big day ^_^ big applause for the group cheers !!!

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" vocal and keyboard by Kaho

2. Entertaining
KahoMusic provides the finest in musical accompaniment for your wedding reception, ceremony or cocktail session, ranging from Classic Pop, Jazz to Rock styles of music. The building of their performance from beginning to the climatic phase will keep you and your guests amused throughout the entire celebration. The audience will be able to enjoy themselves and move to the rhythm of the band's sheer energy on the dance floor.

Entertaining wedding reception that keeps you and your guests on the dance floor

3. Captivating
Not only must the band possess good vocal and musical skills, one that performs with deep emotion is most captivating. With its unique blend of music and soulful singing, KahoMusic Live Band creates the mood that attracts you to continuously watch their performance. The vocalist adds showmanship to the music by feeling the song and presenting it in a captivating way.

A soulful performance of "Make You Feel My Love" by Gary Chee

guitar saxophone singer

4. Communication & Interaction
The wedding reception atmosphere can be improved tremendously by having a good emcee. Ms Sherlyn Lua of KahoMusic is a witty, capable and multilingual (English/ Mandarin/ Cantonese/ BM/ Hokkien) emcee whom you can hire to communicate with your guests regarding the orders of activities. KahoMusic wedding live band feeds off the crowd's reaction. They connect and interact with the audience and deliver what is well received.

every need is taken care of
A wonderful event is created by a capable emcee and talented entertainers
talented musicians
comfortable and fun

5. Qualified Musicians
KahoMusic's distinctiveness lies in their founder/ main vocalist - Kaho who is a multi-talented musician who plays the keyboard, guitar, drums, cajon, saxophone besides being reputed as a great singer cum composer. Finding out the fact from their website that Kaho had composed songs for International/ Taiwanese singers, I did a little research and found his name listed as the composer of a Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter Wilber Pan. Musical instruments are elegant compliments and an integral part of intimate gatherings such as weddings. KahoMusic's team of musicians play effortlessly to the delight of the audience as they are fully experienced and talented.

KahoMusic has a team of talented and experienced musicians

composed song for wilber pan
Singer: Wilber Pan
Album: 007
a great profile and portfolio
Multi-talented musician cum vocalist, Kaho Loh

KahoMusic Event Management
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Tel: 012-461 2140
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Pretty in White Bridal Wear and Shoes

One of the first things a bride-to-be (BTB) would do is to go "gown hunting". I must say it is not an easy task knowing, searching for the suitable cut, material and where to get it. For made-to-measure gowns (MTM) gowns, the preferred choice is PrettyInWhite located in Desa Sri Hartamas.

PrettyInWhite has been catering to clients all over the world; from Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, England, USA, Middle East and at home in Malaysia. This has provided them with an opportunity to service numerous types of body shapes and sizes throughout the course of designing and fitting wedding or bridal gowns. Their gowns are produced by a team of dedicated specialists comprising experienced designers, cutters, seamstresses, providing you control over the processes in making every PrettyInWhite Gown, unique. It comes with a good price comparatively.

The gowns for rental are beautiful as well. However the selection is not very wide and some of them have seen many alterations. Starting from RM350 onwards, though slightly pricey, PrettyInWhite can custom-design your very own shoes that will perfectly fit you. It also gives you that much needed comfort and support, which is what you will need for your big day. Though expensive, their quality and workmanship is Exquisite! Their lace feels so soft and not itchy, and the pattern on the lace is beautifully designed.

Pretty in White provides services such as:
Rental: You can buy the wedding gowns off-the-rack from RM950.
Made to Measure: You can custom make your wedding gown according to the design of your preference with charges from RM2500.
Buy back option: You can also sell your custom made dress back. Buy back percentage ranges from 20%-50%.

wedding gown
chiffon, neck piece, ribbon
below shoulder side funky strap
Celestial Wedding Gown Collection
sari oriental chinese modern gown
look like a damsel in distress
modern oriental evenings
Oriental Evenings

Apr 2014
My Experience: I had my reservations when it comes to custom made wedding gowns - they are expensive! But I wouldn't want to miss a chance to at least TRY one of their gowns. Louisa Michael, one of the designer attended to me on that day. She voiced out her opinion on what should be taken into consideration, when choosing a gown for my body shape. Their rental prices starts from RMXXXX, and their custom made gowns can double/triple that amount! But their quality and workmanship is Exquisite!! Their lace feels so soft and not itchy, and the pattern on the lace is beautifully designed. Be warned, however, they do not have a wide range of dresses for you to browse - but it's enough for me to make my decision.
In the end, I've decided to custom made my gown, which is a modified version from one of the dresses in their collection. I've got no regrets, despite spending a little bit more, but I just couldn't compromise on the quality that other shops had to offer. Moreover, this is my ONE and ONLY wedding gown, which makes it even more special. When my handsome saw me in my wedding dress for the first time on our wedding day, it blew his mind! *photo taking is allowed in bridal shop*
Apr 2012
The dresses at Pretty in White are beautiful. Many of them are variations on just the one theme, and that theme is decidedly princess. Everything features delicate floral embroidery, tulle of some variety and big poufy skirts. Some were mermaid, some were A-line and some were trumpet, but all of them had volume. And all of them were strapless.
I tried on four dresses, one of which wouldn’t go past my hips, two of which didn’t do up and one of which, mercifully, fit. (This is not to cast aspersions on the sizing, as I hardly expect them to offer sizes zero to 16, but I did feel a bit of a whale.) They were all lovely, but very similar, and both Aim and I were surprised at actually how narrow the selection was, given that there were probably a hundred gowns in there. I’m determined to have sleeves on my gown, and there was nothing in Pretty in White that I could consider, except a few gratuitous boleros and a  bizarre mermaid-tailed ivory cheongsam.
It was also plain that some of the gowns had seen many alterations – par for the course for a rental facility, but the sewing work shouldn’t be that obvious. I asked about the possibility of adding sleeves, which prompted the other Emma to rummage around in the store room for ages to look for a recalcitrant set of sleeves that never surfaced. That would be a no, then. It is a beautiful store, I’m just incredibly fussy.
Jan 2012
Personally, I like Pretty In White.
Oct 2011
Pretty In White ni buat tempahan kasut jugak, kasut dia comfy, stylish. cuma pricey sikit lah, their price starting from RM350 onwards. Tapi bak kata org, alah membeli, menang memakai kan, he3 ;)
Mar 2011
It's finally time to decide on the Wedding Dress! After visiting numerous Made to Measure (MTM) shops in Sri Hartamas such as That Special Occasion, The Wedding Isle, and Pretty in White, I finally decided to go with Pretty in White as their prices are quite reasonable. The gown that we've designed is inspired mainly by 2 Vera Wang dresses that I've fallen in love with and our theme of the wedding night which is Shanghai Tang! I've been fully measured and the actual making of the gown will probably take 2 months, so lets hope the dress turns out well when I go for the fitting. FYI, pretty in white also has a buy-back option and for the dress which is measured for me, they are buying it back at 30% of the price which is savings for me, and also, lack of clutter... Some say I should keep it for memory.

PRETTY IN WHITE - Bridal Formal Wear and Shoes
Add: 21-3 Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +603 2300 2236