MUA | Angie Ng

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Angie's client, Cathy described her work as simply delicate. She tried 8 hair-do's and 2 make-ups on her in 4 hours.

makeup trial run
mywedding.com/xilascathy: make-up trial. Nice make-up color contour with no piled up effect. Laid back yet pretty updo.
I reckon Angie's work is clean yet Label:modern and unique. I am intrigued by the aesthetic fresh faces she created. For the hair, I like some of the sophisticated up dos with a simple hairpiece or just some camouflaged bobby pins. If you are searching hard for a solid Label:makeup artist, try her. She gets booked fast. I inquired a quotation but she is not available on my wedding day. She has quite a impressive portfolio appearing on bridal magazines, collaborating with renown photographers and having a well-rounded experience. 

no waist, simple
Actual wedding day of Xilas and Cathy Dec 2010 | PG: Kevin Tan (kevintanphotography.com)

angie ang makeup different views
side spring curls Label:accessorized with a bird cage veil
dress strap with flower petal
soft flowing curls, off-white feather and flower hair-piece adept with a birdcage veil
amazing up soft
angiemakeup.com: Some bridal make-overs she performed. Amazing updo, slightly uneven face cover-up.

dressing hair in front of mirror bride looking down
edwintcg.com (2011)
Chen Fui and Siew Wei‘s Wedding
PG: Edwin Tan
MUA: Angie Ng


Glowing reviews about Angie:
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/index.php/topic/22692-good-recommended-mua/
savanah @ Sep 2010 says:
"U can try Angie. She is very good and professional :) http://www.angiemakeup.com"

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/index.php/topic/25191-angie-ng-as-mua/
savanah @ Feb 2011 says:
"Angie is a fabulous MUA. Very professional, punctual and i luv her style. not to mentioned she is a very pretty MUA too :) She will ask wht kinda style u like and discuss with u :)"

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/index.php/topic/708-makeup-artist-mua-kl/page__st__2406
cherrystar @ Dec 2011 says:
"AD Morning and Church Ceremony: Angie Ng
- Price: Slightly above average
- Correspondences: Not that prompt
- Service: Excellent
- Punctuality: Good
- End result: Amazing
Angie really made me feel my best on my big day! I have a lot of acne scars and she managed to cover them up quite well without making me look cakey (most likely because she uses water-based foundation with the airbrush!). She doesn't really do much "correction make up" like creating illusions to downplay my big nose or wide face, but instead emphasized on bringing out my best feature - my eyes. Wow, I really loved how she put so much time and effort to make them stand out! She cut short the fake lashes so they didn't look fake on me at all. She added many coats of mascara and eye liner to perfect my eye make up but I didn't end up looking like I had a lot of eye make up on, which was amazing. My husband, like most men, always insist that I look better without make up. But he really loved her natural-looking make up on me!". More at the link above.

Aeron & Sharon - JSP Inside Out Workshop hosted by Jenny Sun from Jamie on Vimeo
Couple: Aeron Leong & Sharon Loke
Label:Flowers: Garrick Goh of Redcorner Floral Shop, Singapore. (+6598462599)
Dresses: Pretty In White (prettyinwhite.com.my)
Hair/makeup: Angie Ng Makeup (angiemakeup.com) 
Photos by: Jamie


Angie Make-up and Hair
website: http://www.angiemakeup.com/
Tel: 012-258 6500
Rates: 2 sessions: RM1500 (same day), RM1800 (different days)
1 session: RM1000

Bridal Makeup Artist | Michelle Tan (Michelle Touche)

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Michelle Tan is a trained makeup artist and hair stylist as well as tatoo coverup, lash extension, eyebrow shaping, manicure beautician. She has been a makeup artist by trade since 1990 when she started her beauty salon, working on TV Commercial, Music Video, Fashion Show projects, and being a freelance makeup, hair beauty trainer. Having been actively involved in wedding makeup and beautification since 2000, Michelle Touche is now a well-established brand in Malaysia. Experience is the father of wisdom. Michelle knows a good wedding MUA comes in a package; technical skill and service delivery.

Her dedication means she will do whatever it takes for the bride to feel comfortable about herself on her wedding day. Sharing all her beauty tips, assisting her clients achieve the most desirable look on their big days and the ability to unleash that beauty when they look at themselves in the mirror give her joy. What is greater than excelling and expanding a career in something you enjoy doing! Makeup to her is a form of art which is not confined by clichés or general format. She uses products such as Estee Lauder, MAC and Bobbi Brown in giving you a long-lasting and flawless look.

princess tiara, v shape necklace spring curls
michelletouche.com

nice eye brow shape, pearl earrings, sexy dress
delicate hair updo
facebook.com/michelletanmakeover

 Actual comments and discussions:
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/19877-make-up-artist-michelle-tan/

dlviera in Mar 14 2010:
"I just had my wedding in Dec09 and i've nothing but praises for my MUA. She did a fantastic job - i received countless compliments from my guest all nite! What set her apart from other MUA is her versatility in changing my style for the whole day while maintaing a very natural look (i had three session in a day - morning, ROM, dinner registration). Most importantly, it was her dedication and professionalism that made the difference. She accompanied me all day and nite (till almost 10pm) to ensure i look the best and did the same during my pre-wedding photoshoot without me requesting for it/extra charge. So, for you gals who are still looking for MUA...do give her a try. Her portfolio is also available in FB, just search for Michelle Touche."

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/27327-mua-for-rom-on-15102011/
christinew in June 2011:
"Michelle Touche (She is quite good but SUPER EXPENSIVE)"

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/18946-list-of-mua-in-klklang-valley/page__st__95
dlviera in Oct 2011:
I had Michelle Tan (Michelle Touche) as my MUA and totally loved her! Her makeup is really natural and the best part is i loved how she accentuated my lil tiny eyes. Trust me this is a dificult feat as i had previously hired two MUA for my pre-wed shots and it turned out disastrous! I was very relieved to find Michelle, good really good compliments on my makeup during my AD*beaming*
But i heard her charges are now quite exp, but mind you she is very experienced and considered as a Senior MUA in the industry but oh well its your wedding, i wouldnt mind splurging a lil to look good! 

dlviera in Nov 2011:
"my vote goes to Michelle Tan! Her makeup is very natural and she did a fabulous job in making my teeny weeny eyes HUGE during AD and PS. *thumbsup"

Michelle Touche has a team of 12 makeup artists and hairstylists. They offer wedding Label:accessories (jewelry, swarovski, crystal, pearls) sourced from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taiwan for sale or rent, wedding Kua from Hong Kong, Designer bridal Label:shoes as well as flower girl Label:dresses.


Beach Wedding Makeup:
windy beach sofa, smiling continously
side swept hair simple fresh flower accessories
Ceremony Location: Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi
Wedding Planner: Touching Hearts Wedding Concepts
Wedding Gown: That Special Occasion
Make Up: Michelle Touche
Photographers: Stories: Grace & Mark
Wedding Film: Wedding Story
Couple: Mong Ling & Hai Liang (bride wearing an empire silhouette wedding dress)



well defined eye makeup
Majlis Akad Nikah Farhan & Farah
Brides Bridal Gown: Cosry (Putra Aziz)
Bridal Make-up: Michelle Touche
PG: Kid Chan Studio
Michelle Touche
Tel: +6013 3882735 (Michelle Tan)
Add: 37, Jalan 11/27B, Taman Desa Setapak,Wangsa Maju, KL
email: michelletanmakeover@yahoo.com
website: http://www.michelletouche.com/
FB page: facebook.com/michelletanmakeover
Rates: RM1.5K for 2 sessions

PG | Jon Low

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When I sighted his admirably elegant J'adore Paris photograph on the cover of "The Hip List Wedding Photographers", I started going on a quest to trace him. Jon Low has turned his casual hobby into a career when he began shooting wedding professionally in 2007 and started Ideal Wedding Studios which is now re-branded as Jon Low Studios.

jon low
THE HIP LIST - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Picture - genuine with a glimpse of nervousness, shows the true emotions of a bride. Detail and remarkable photography skills got him quite a few accolades and recognitions. He is now a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers Malaysia (WPPM) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).

He was the guest speaker for the Digital Camera, Imaging & Media Show - Malaysia's Premier Photography Exhibition (DCIM) 2011, together with other speakers; Chai Kok Leong, Iskandar Ibrahim and Edwin Tan.

Awards and Accolades:
bride emotional preparing for wedding day
2nd Place Wedding Photojournalism 1st Half WPPI Competition 2010
wet bride
"Dancing in the rain" earned two Accolades of Excellence by WPPI for Bride & Groom Category











Overseas Shooting:
best photo
walking in cold paris with coat on bride
J’adore Paris with Yen & Johnson
MUA: Eye Do Makeup - Chew Yen

Actual comments and discussions:
http://veralyne.com/blog/?p=257 - commented in Oct 2010:
Joanne and Matthew were amazed by Jon Low’s work and trusted him to have their wedding portraits done. Jon’s god-given talent just fits perfectly in with this edgy and glamorous London Calling theme!

choupiku in Nov 2010:
"i would probably consider Jon Low - i love this work and photography style. i guess whats important here is that you admire the particular photographers' style"

tivarina in Feb 2011:
"i thought jonlows website shots were really nice. turns out the rest of teh wedding photos he doesnt put up wasnt as impressive at all. also when asked for quote, he comes up with random high numbers that dont correlate with hours spent etc. when asked to justify, he got quite defensive and arrogant. pity, cos once honesty and ethics is in doubt, hard to win business"

Chinese tea ceremony and garden wedding slideshow - Mei Ling and Terry

Mei Ling & Terry from Jon Low on Vimeo.


Wedding Portraits:
kissing on beach
with a sense of individuality
well-arranged soap opera drama-like group portrait with a sense of individuality
oversea, light tower, museum

Unfortunately he was booked already on my wedding day. I was thinking of hiring him as the official photographer for the wedding reception as we cannot afford paying a full day rate. I love his photography style but I must say he excels particularly in pre-wedding shoot. Their intensity and classiness amaze me. To be sure, you can also request for more of his AD coverage samples where people in the photo are not standing still but busily moving around.

Cannot decide between a bridal shop and professional photographer for your pre-wedding pictures? This article may render a little help: Bridal Shop vs Photojournalism.

Jon Low Studios
Website: http://www.jonlow.com/
Mobile: +6016 2780534
Email: info@jonlow.com 
Charges: about RM6K full day

MUA | Grace Wang

I love the balanced effect of her make-over. The comments I collected so far seem positive. She has been doing an impressive job and the brides who received her service recommended her. Grace Wang is one of the more reputable MUAs (Wedding Acronym) with good rates. She gives you her full concentration on your wedding day as she only takes one customer per day.


If Grace Wang catches your attention, kindly drop a note in the comment. Share your experience with other researching bride-to-be's as to what are her strengths, weaknesses, and aspects you are most satisfied with or you wished could have been better.  

cuttin cake on sandy beach
chinese cheongsam short
(http://stories.my/wedding-on-redang-island-beach-laguna)
Wedding of Frank and Demi
MUA: Grace Wang
PG: Grace & Alex (STORIES)

Forum Comments:
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/30140-any-mua-to-recommend-on-20102012-in-pj/#entry399165
amanda_ng @ May 2012 says: 
"You may search for Grace Wang.. I engaged her for my big day few weeks ago and pretty happy for the result. :)"

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/index.php/topic/27874-whos-better/
summerlove on Oct 2011:
"I personally prefer natural makeup and I had chosen Grace Wang as my wedding day mua. And she did a good job on me. All my friends and family gave good comment on the makeup and hairdo. I will definitely recommend her to my friends. Another reason I chosen her because she only took 1 bride for a day, I don't want to take the risk on the mua who accept 2 to 3 brides for a day. I'm sure they need to rush from one to another. we can't foresee any circumstances that might be happen on our big day. So, better don't risk it."

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/22806-great-makeup-artist/page__st__48
steelfish @ Dec 2011 says:
"I would suggest my MUA, Grace Wang. She did great job during my AD. I really love her make up and hair do.. You will not regret to choose her as your MUA.. even my cousin also choose her as her MUA during her AD.. :) "

http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/29469-looking-for-mua-for-actual-daymorning-evening-on-27th-oct-2012/
aivie @ Feb 2012 says: "Grace Wang is good."
Amanda Angels says: "I highly recommend Grace Wang."


Makeover Samples:
assortment pictures
grace wang bridal makeup
gracewang-makeup.com
big blue flower, purple cleavage dress
makeup to create illusion of depth
pearl necklace blue red tudung
facebook.com/gracewangmakeup
black hair band, shorter bride

Grace Wang
Mobile: +60127601752
email: mua@gracewang-makeup.com
website: http://www.gracewang-makeup.com/
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/gracewangmakeup
Booked dates: http://www.gracewang-makeup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=9
Charges: 2 sessions starts at RM1688 (2017)

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PG | Derek Chai

Got a comment here that he doesn't do photography anymore.

HE started picking up photography by capturing warm moments of family members in pictures. Derek Chai has covered more than 140 wedding cases over the past 3 years. After bagging multiple international wedding photography awards, he continued to collect the contest points that placed him at the 10th position of the AG|WPJA (Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association) top photographers 2010.

I now present to you some of his award winning photos (http://www.agwpja.com/artistic-wedding-photojournalism):

father bride crying
1st place: "Emotion" AG|WPJA Q2 2010

reflected the wedding reception
4th place: "Details (Found)" AG|WPJA Q4 2010

guests enjoying wedding dinner
3rd place: "Reception"AG|WPJA Q4 2010
I began tracking him down after reading his clients' endless compliments. By the time I finished reading the comments, I was already sure that this photography maestro has what it takes. Comments from a malaysiabrides forum thread: http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/index.php/topic/20272-thumb-up-photographer-derek-chai/ below.

sherylp on Feb 2011:
"My AD just finished on the last Saturday 12.2.2011. My compliments to Derek will be non stop~~~ make it short he is the best AD PG!!" "He is really great and friendly, all my families and friends likes him very much. He has really done a great amazing job!! I will definitely regret for not engaging him as my AD PG!!! But that will never ever happen to me!!! I will recommend the other brides to look at his portfolio and you will know what I meant!!! You will never regret engaging him as AD PG!! Once again I thank Derek for such wonderful job he has done on my memorable day!!!"

everlyn tan on Jan 2011: 
"Derek did just a beautiful job on our wedding photos on our big day 11th dec 2010... We really couldn't have asked for anything more!!! He takes wonderful pictures! Our wedding was our best day of our lives and he caught it all in wonderful pictures for us. We wanted to take a moment and thank you for your great job! We would also like to recommend you to anyone looking for a very talented and professional photographer for any type of event... Derek, we are so pleased to have you on our wedding!!! Again, thank you very much!!!"

kiwi@gal on Apr 2010:
"Thanks to Derek Chai. He did a great job to capture the memorable moment (the romantic, the happiness that you will surprise a photo can actually express all the feeling) where I can proudly show it to everyone and of course to my future kids."

meihua on Dec 2010:
Both me and my husbby even my family, friends very sastify with Derek's photo and working attitude. His montage for my dinner was so amazing!!



Wedding Day Photographs:
nice colors, peach bride maids
dress hung on cupboard, closet,
bra on top of head
akad nikah
praying to ancentors on wedding
Some digitally engineered AD photographs

Contact g2x: http://www.g2xphotography.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derekjgchai?sk=photos
Blog: http://g2xphotography.wordpress.com/
A member of AG/WPJA: http://www.agwpja.com/artistic-wedding-photojournalism/5384-selangor-weddings/photographer-derek-chai.html#bio

G2xphotography
Add: No. 7A-6, Block F1, Jalan PJU 1/42, Dataran Prima, PJ
Derek Chai : Chief Photographer
Tel :+60196622668
Email : derek@g2xphotography.com
Charges: about RM4K for 2PG and 1 VG (full day)

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PG | Dennis Yap (Tsong Hsih)

Dennis ended his career in the Engineering Department of AirAsia Berhad after 7 years to pursue something he is passionate about called ART. He is now a full time photographer and inspiration to the young. Dennis Yap Photography has been established in 1995, he has a long history and experience in photography (17 years). I must confess I went through the same predicament as Dennis growing up. Only a few choose the unconventional route in defining your own dreams and not just go along with a career which is deemed to provide steady income. So, go where your heart is, work hard, only the sky is the limit.

A member of WPPI, he continues to improve his craft through keeping up with the current trend and technology. Wedding photos in the older days were more often than not portraits that show the couple's face clearly. Dennis is open to unconventional techniques which our parents or grandparents may not fancy. Image of a pair of feet may seem pointless but to the lovers, there may be a tale which brought them together.

He was assigned to be the official wedding photographer who captured Ishwara and Thanusyia's wedding reception in the aircraft 30,000ft above sea level, who set a record in the Malaysia Book of Records.
air asia
http://blog.airasia.com/index.php/love-is-in-the-air-my-assignment-shootin
saree full wedding costume on plane celebration
http://blog.airasia.com
bridal shoes, bride covering her mouth
http://www.mywedding.com/ourlovestory1314 | Tonny and Daphne's wedding day (2011) photographed by Dennis Yap
 
 Dennis Yap Photography - Foo Shen and Joan's wedding day (2010) photo slideshow uploaded by chaamp1


Comments about Dennis:
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/index.php/topic/25832-adam-ong-ad-photography/

missmynx on Mar 2011 says: "He tells a story through his pictures"
Thistle Trinkets on Mar 2011: "he is very communicative, funny and jovial"
"So straight away I asked Dennis, and up to this point he been nothing but great. We been communicating by phone,sms and email if we have any ideas floating about (since my shoot will be in less than 3 weeks) and Dennis been very prompt in replying everything. When we talk on the phone he makes me feel like I am an old friend which is a lot compare to Adam/Andrew side (but I am reserving my opinion cause my wedding is 3 months more, and nearer the date I am hoping we will have more communication)."

Dennis Yap Photography
Email: dennisyap@dennisyapphoto.com
Mobile: +6012 926 0368
Add: A-13A-12 USJ 1 Avenue, Persiaran Mewah USJ 1, Subang Jaya
website: http://www.dennisyapphoto.com
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/dennisyapphoto
Rates: 1 PG 10 hours at about RM3.5K
Booked dates: http://www.dennisyapblog.com/about-me/

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Dynasty Dragon Seafood 皇龍海鲜大酒家 | IOI Mall Puchong

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I was attracted to this restaurant when I walked pass previously with my hubby (we registered for marriage but no ceremony yet) by the lifesize terracotta warrior model guarding its entrance. After being seated, we noticed most patrons were elderly, hmm... and the hall looks modern'ish.

ioi mall chinese restaurant modern
The front section

After ordering our dessert, I then sneaked behind the yellow curtain to the back which was not filled with people. The wall color is darker and and it has round ceiling shapes decorated with chandeliers.

red ceiling yellow table chair covers
Back section: I saw two projector screens, one at the stage, another one on the right side

The back section is used for weddings but you will still have to share a common entrance with the walk-in customers, unlike venues with private ballrooms. There are two non-obstructive pillars at the corner, which are covered with mirrors, pretty smart idea. You can expect average chinese restaurant service. The food is delicious. Has anyone attending a wedding here? Do comment yeah. Click here for a list of other wedding venue alternatives compiled comparing the wedding packages pricing, service and quality.


Reviews:


http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/23713-dynasty-dragon-ioi-mall-puchong/
mythrino @ Dec 2010: "I am considering this restoran too, cause it is much cheaper compare to Tai Thong. But my dad say the food is bad, he attend wedding dinner there once. Also some of my fren say the food is not good, the decoration wise is nice and grand, not sure about the service, never been there.”
GOOD


Daniel Lee @ Nov 2010: “Please DONT waste your money there! I cant comment about the food, but I can say about their bad attitude towards customers. My Band performed there once early this year. One of their managers (makcik age, looks like a man) has severe menopause prob...and was sarcastic towards the couple whenever the couples asked for help. We performed in the bigger hall...but there's no proper hall separation. The Small and big halls are separated by a thin curtain only!”
BAD



The design is of simple contemporary+oriental flavor. Click here for wedding menu packages. Price range: RM668-1398 per table.

RM 668 NETT
甜蜜幸福四宝盆
Dynasty Four Season Combination
红烧蟹肉翅
Shark's Fin Soup with Crabmeat
金露吊烧鸡
Roasted Chicken with Mango & Pamelo
客客气蒸巴丁
Steamed 'Patin Fish' with 'Hakka' Style
鼓油皇明虾
Baked Prawn with Soya Sauce
百灵菇冬菇豆筋蔬
Braised Twin Mushroom & Vegetables
迷你荷叶饭
Mini Glutinous Rice
鳳珠海底椰
Sweetened Sea-Coconut
美点双辉
Sweet Fancy Duets


weddding banquet, arch with branches
http://www.dynastydragon.com.my - the banquet all set up for wedding reception
























Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant 皇龍海鲜大酒家 | IOI Mall Puchong
Address: Lot ES18, ES19 & ES20, 2nd Floor, IOI Mall, Batu 9, Jalan Puchong, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel : 03-8075 0326 / 0327 / 0328
Website: http://www.dynastydragon.com.my/en/branches-2.php

Capacity : 90 tables
Business Hour :
- Monday - Saturday : 10.30am - 10.30pm
- Sunday : 9.30am - 10.30pm