Bridal Studio Rating

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I have been researching about BS'es in Malaysia and found numerous constructive advices from fellow BTBs. Collectively, you will be able to filter out the non-appealing ones and focus on the aspects you care about the most. Hereby I give you the research outcome and two cents worth of my review (References).

                                1♥ : horrendous
                                2♥ : barely making it
                                3♥ : average - nothing to shout about
                                4♥ : better than average, special in certain ways
                                5♥ : good overall
                                6♥ : EXCELLENTE!! 
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PG | Daren Chong

Clients of Daren Chong are impressed with his photography and work ethics. He would go the extra mile beyond his duty to optimize the result. Some other remarks were that he's friendly, approachable, passionate about the things he does, professional and he delivers great service. He possesses the skill to put the couple at ease during photo-taking. Darren's pre-wedding photo-shoot and editing skill is amazing, the actual wedding day photography is decent not as brilliant. Nonetheless he is on the fast track to success.

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PG | Mun Keat Ho

Mun Keat is another inspiring talent. He received great commendation and admiration from couples he had worked with. From the input I compiled so far, he appeared to be a widely favored photographer. This expert is heavily booked up, and you have to make a reservation well in advance. It might be difficult to get a slot. I tried inquiring unfortunately he is not available on the day of my wedding, his assistant Celeste then referred me to a Senior Photographer of Frame Studio; Ndrew.
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Amazing Results by Popular Chris Fong Make Up

The older post I wrote about Chris Fong became the undisputed most popular bridal makeup artist page of WEDresearch wedding blog. It fetched in total of 1510 hits, the all time highest with the most Facebook LIKES. Hence there's little reason for me not to write another blog review on this popular MUA. I was initially drawn to her by the "before and after" makeup photos on her official websites. The transformation was unbelievably amazing. I thought she created wonders with her proficient fingers.

With this post I have carried out a more in depth study and gathered better understanding on her bridal styling. Chris understands every bride's desire to be beautiful and to photograph well. She is going to make you look like the best version of yourself not someone barely recognizable. After a session of careful analysis on the results she delivered, I am now more convinced of the reason she's so widely admired. The bridal makeup is not over-applied. Chris contours the bride's facial and eyes attributes to compose an outstanding look intensifying their own natural beauty. 

Read the actual brides' reviews and understand their perceptions of Chris Fong. Brides loved the natural makeup and fantastic hairdo she created which turned them into a classic beauty. She is very talented and professional in conforming to the situation at hand. No more puffy eyes! The computing term WYSIWYG is the acronym for "What you see is what you get". Likewise Chris' deliverable is WYAIWYG which is "What you ask is what you get". Her customers seemed to receive the styling they requested with high satisfaction.

Jess @ Apr 2012
thanks Chris, your make up and hairdo is fantastic and so professional, its very natural and the hairdo suit me well. love it love it love it.
Veron @ Nov 2010
I gave Chris Fong a "Wow...." Amazing.... I just woke up with puffy eyes and she actually turned a monster into a beauty!!
AnsonC @ Mar 2010
"Hi, my MUA was Chris Fong. I need to share this with you, she is very talented and professional, and I received a lot of compliments from my guests about how pretty but natural I look during my wedding dinner. I had short hair and had been really worried about how my look will turn out to be. 2 weeks before my wedding event Chris came to my house, and I shared my concern with her and told her that I did not want to wear fake long hair, she took note of my request and just asked me to get some hair piece that I like, which I did. And the whole effect turned out awesome! I also told her I wanted elegant, "bare" and natural look, I did not like heavy make up, and again she did a really good job. When we met, Chris went thru' all my gowns to have a better idea of how to design my makeup and hairdo."

Brides were absolutely delighted with the results crafted by Chris as they were complimented about how pretty they looked. With her experience, she is able to turn a concern or problematic condition into an advantage. The anxious bride with short hair got an awesome bridal look with the right combination of hair piece, accessories, makeup and styling. Veron commented Chris got rid of her puffy eyes and turned her from a monster into a beauty. Btw she is not at all a monster :) (photo below)

young cute looking
Bride: Veron
Sultry beauty bride
Bride: Connie. The natural makeup that is able to bring out the raw beauty in her.
choker necklace pearls long curls
Bride: Jesslyn. Matching hair chain, pearl choker, half down soft curls, glamorous makeup and the princess gown.
side curly pony, looks elegant in orange dress
Bride: Viny. Chris made her eyes pop with radiance. Along with the side curly pony, she looks very elegant in that orange dress.
from plain jane to utmost gorgeous and glam, enhance facial attributes
Bride: Ya Yee. Superb and amazing result by Chris. She understands how to refine the eye contour and facial attributes in the right way.

match overal shade lip color, classy twisted loop updo wedding
Chris carefully draws the eye lining, matches the overall shade and lip color. She gave the bride a classy twisted loop updo.
single strap wedding dress, getting ready morning AD
glamorous happy occasion
versatile, soft, bold, funky, sweet, innocent, sexy
Pick your favorite hair style. I like the side low updo.

Chris Fong Bridal Makeup Services

FB page:
Tel: +6012-6866588
Package price:
2 sessions (2 makeup + 2 hairdo) for wedding day and reception starts at RM800, free ampoules, fake eyelashes.

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MUA | Ann Ong

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Ann Ong Make Up Studio
She did the makeup for my sister's wedding AD. I like her technique, the face doesn't look too dense on the verge of cracking, but is able to to bring out the bride's natural beauty. She is a versatile hair-stylist, you have to tell her how you want to wear your hair; updo, long, bangs, curl, beehive, crown braid, bun, french twist... I don't quite fancy some of the hair styles on her website though, very much depending on the bride's fashion interest. I think she is good in a conventional way.

Bridal makeup charges: 
1. RM800 - Two sessions within a day 
2. RM900 - Two sessions in two different days
3. RM300 - One Session; eg: engagements, ROMs
- Makeup trial costs RM80 (not refundable) without hairdo.
- Additional charge for outstation.
- Reservation is secured with a payment of RM200.

Some feedback gathered denotes her manner of makeup is too light and insufficient to cover certain skin blemishes. Girls who pick her will be able to keep away from looking artificial and having excessive cosmetics on their face. Ann can make you shine by magnifying your pretty features but not over doing it. Brides who favor this technique praised her for the result. You have to communicate with her about the hair styling preferred as she uses simple hair accessories.

Contact Details:
Tel: 012-9877328
websites:  (old site)

short hair bride
Natural make-up, some consider too light (by Ann)

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MUA | Aivy Yong - Part 1

There's another more updated post about Aivy Yong here.

Aivy is characterized as skillful, professional, punctual and able to fulfill the customer's requirements. Brides are happy with the results so far. She uses the air-brush technique which is spraying microdots of liquid foundation masking your face to not exaggerate the pores, giving it a more natural look. Do be mindful, this technique may not compliment your skin, my advice is test it first, book one round of trial with Aivy. It can work wonders covering blemishes evenly which cannot be achieved by traditional makeup.

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Reviews about Aivy:
visitor of WEDresearch @ Mar 2012 says:
"Makeup artist I settled with Aivy Yong, as I think her price is fair and she's good at airbrush makeup-going for trial on 6th april..I rarely wear makeup so it's ok with me.."

cover all break out pimples blemishes
perfect bridal makeup

detailed intritacate hair piece, big beads
Stan and Bee pre-wedding PS
PG: Andrew Yep
MUA: Aivy Yong
Contact Details:  
Mobile: +6012 3226398
Location: Publika Solaris Dutamas

side swept bridal hair, clean smooth complexion
Soothing and sweet air brush makeup by Aivy

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Wedding Diary - 2012 In a Nutshell

Happy new year 2013! I wish all researching couples success in the planning of your forthcoming wedding, to everyone else; that you will excel in what you love to do, feel good, be grateful and make the world a better place. 2012 has gone by with many joyful unions. I believe you have attended quite a few weddings yourselves. These people decided to make a commitment to each other through matrimony last year:

The wedding reception of Yusry KRU dan Lisa Surihani was held on 26 Feb 2012 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) and their Akad Nikah ceremony at Marriot Hotel Putrajaya on 23 Feb. The wedding team consists of a skillful bunch.

Photographer: Azmin Mohd (Pretty Peektures)
Videograper: Motion Peektures 
Makeup: Kay Azman
Wedding gown and attire: Cosry
Cake: pearlcakesevent
Wedding Planner: DMZS Events
Wedding Decorator: KS Entourage
Emcees: Faizal Ismail and Vanidah Imran
Catering: Pak Engku Kuzie Catering

wedding reception prep
Preparation for the wedding reception (Photos by Pretty Peektures)
akad nikah, reception at picc lisa
Wedding Dress Designer: Putra Aziz of Cosry.
Left: Reception at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).
Right: Akad Nikah ceremony.
all white chairs, round stage
lisa yusry
Akad nikah (marriage contract and religious ceremony)
lisa yellow simple dress, blue cardigan
romantic lovey after wedding
Post wedding photos
Photos by: reaslistbycopa
Location: Menara Mustapha Kamal, KL

Fasha Sandha and Rizal Ashram Ramli (Jejai),  had their marriage ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel on 27th April.

crowne mutiara kl, lacy floral veil, gorgeous wife, purple bersanding

On May 19, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married his girlfriend of nine years, Priscilla Chan, at his home in California. Priscilla wore a dress from Claire Pettibone.

claire pettibone dress, smart, average looking bride

Drew Barrymore married her fiance, consultant Will Kopelman in a private ceremony at the Drew's home in Montecito, California. The pregnant bride's wedding dress was a Chanel.

wedding while pregnant, kopelman

Malaysian rock queen, Ella tied the knot at the age of 46 with pilot Azhar Ghazali, 30, in July 2012.

ella got married with pilot

Natalie Portman and longtime fiance Benjamin Millepied (who worked on the movie "Black Swan") made it official, in a private Jewish wedding ceremony in Big Sur, Calif.

natalie portman millepied, happy together

The wedding of Olympic Gold medalist Lin Dan and former China national champion Xie XingFang was held at at Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium where they competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games together.

pretty bride, groomsmen former badminto players

In October, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got hitched and celebrated the nuptial in Puglia, Italy. Jessica did not wear the traditional white wedding gown but a custom made pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Their unique wedding photo graced the cover of People's magazine.

justin jumping hysterically, bride looking pretty

Badminton world champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei and sweetheart Mew Choo held a romantic beach ROM ceremony on 8th of Oct at the Golden Palm Tree Resort in Sepang. The couple had two wedding receptions, both at the KL Convention Centre. The first dinner was held on Nov 9th, attended by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Raja Permaisuri, our Prime Minister, dignitaries and sports personalities. MC donned a designer wedding dress embedded with more than 10,000 Swarovski crystals created by D&L Couture. The second dinner reception happened the following night attended by the couple's family, and friends.

biggest wedding in malaysia chong wei

Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet has tied the knot with boyfriend Ned Rocknroll early December in a secret ceremony in New York.

square face bride and groom

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