The Wedding Voice - William Lee Emcee

The most talked-about wedding emcee is of course Mr William Lee. Be it forums, feedback on wedding websites or blogs, there is so much mentioning of his name. So I guess naturally he is the person I am going to write about and introduce to you people. As usual I would do my rounds of surveying and examining his work. He speaks very professionally without the "uh" and "err" pauses in between. The words come out natural, they do not appear to be pretentious. Impressive delivery of message as well.

Due to his popularity he would have been booked up to 2 years in advance, so confirm him fast. He may not return your calls as he is extremely busy and he is expensive too. If you are looking for someone to coordinate the wedding day, William Lee is also capable of over-seeing the events for you. I have selected a couple of videos which showcase his talents in hosting wedding events in English and Mandarin.

The bride and groom cut the cake accompanied by William's words and soothing voice during the wedding:


William Lee emceeing the pouring of wine ceremony in Mandarin and English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc5vf95mD0M

Wedding cinematography which shows him conducting the vows and pledging ceremony in English. You have to fast forward to that part, which is a short section: 
http://stories.my/wedding-video-highlight-the-wedding-of-rodel-jamie/

For his spoken English, here's a clip of William as an emcee for the ISQ 2011 Award Presentation. You can listen to the usage of words, pronunciation, clarity and intonation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQnTvSOVNlQ

He shows his wittiness as the host in the AVEVA World Summit 2011 at Shangri-la Singapore (English):


It is wise to always refer to feedback of past customers. While we cannot trust every comment 100%, they serve as guidelines for couples to source for the perfect vendor close to their needs. In a nutshell, William Lee is great, everyone likes him, he coordinates the wedding event coherently, is entertaining and funny at the same time. There will be less excitement if all emcees use a similar set of script in every wedding. William stands out in the way that he surprises his clients, in a good way. He also provides suggestions to create a more memorable celebration for the groom and bride.


REVIEWS
http://snippetsofourloveaffair.blogspot.my/2014/07/the-wedding-preparation-part-3-emcee.html
Jul 2014
Price/Value: Slightly on the pricier side but you'll not regret getting him
William's charges vary according to the complexity of the program, but he generally charge RM2,600 for wedding reception planning, coordinating and bilingual emceeing (English, Mandarin or Cantonese). This package also include one assistant. His team, which acts as personal DJ and timekeeper throughout, will liaise with all parties involved in the event: banquet manager, performers, PA and lighting personnels, etc, to ensure smooth and successful event.
As for my wedding, we paid RM3,000 (after RM200 discount) for planning, coordinating and emceeing both solemnization ceremony and wedding reception.
Quality of Service: Excellent
If you're looking for an emcee for your event, I highly recommend William Lee. Look for no other. He's REALLY GOOD!! While some emcees simply introduce people and make announcements, this guy has a myriad entertaining styles of doing them. Composed and flexible, William definitely has excellent stage presence, exceptional audience rapport and communicates very effectively. Also, he is perfectly capable of setting the perfect tone for the event, managing time effectively, making everyone feel welcome and at ease...More importantly, he does not hog the limelight!!  All my guests, even my elderly Chinese speaking relatives, were singing praises of him!


With experience as RTM2 TV Program Host, Speaker, Emcee, Trainer, Translator and AiFM Radio DJ, William has sufficient exposure and knowledge to get the wedding event in control with his pleasing voice. He is also a Program Producer, Event Planner, Event Coordinator and Voice Artist.

William Lee - Professional Wedding Emcee
Website: williamlee.com.my (this site may be harmful)
Tel: 016-996 5784
Email: info@williamlee.com.my or weiyann@gmail.com


Wedding Photography Inspiration from Mario Testino

Photography should be an art form limited only by your imagination. Be inspired by skilled innovations from famed photographers such as Mario Testino. He picked up a camera for the first time at 24 of age and shot to fame as one of the most celebrated photographers in the fashion industry. Testino has captured many of the world’s best known people, shot for magazine covers, such as Vogue and Vanity Fair and was noted for taking some iconic snaps of the late Princess Diana.

mario testino
Mario Testino created some enduring images of Diana
He has covered the official shoot of the historic moment when Catherine Middleton and Prince William got engaged. 

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Prince William and Kate's royal engagement shoot by Mario Testino, formal and cuddly shots, it graces the cover of Vanity Fair

Wedding is the time when two people celebrate their love history (and herstory) together. You create the perfect memento by capturing photos with your selected attire, proper make-over, shooting location and style. With the advancement of technology you can have your treasured memories stored digitally creatively, in photo albums or other forms of print.

with firemen and bride
bride model act cool
Some photoshoot ideas, you need quite a team of extras :)
In group photo, have some assortment in positioning; some standing, hugging each other, seated or squatting in different angle, instead of lining the people up like a class photo.

inside car, prairies, halo flower ring, coutry side wedding
Kate Moss' Wedding day coverage by Mario Testino
simple sexy wedding dress
Left and center: Jamie Hince and Kate's wedding. Far right: Mario Testino and Kate Moss

I've always loved this Burberry romantic fragrance ad shot back in Oct 2005. It was able to portray the elegance of life's simple joy. From getting angry with your bf for being late to a simple walk down a quiet street, you just have to be imaginative. Add a few details and voila! you have your pre-wedding collection.

featuring Rachel Weisz and Ioan Gruffudd photographed by Mario Testino
justjared.com: Burberry London featuring Rachel Weisz and Ioan Gruffudd photographed by Mario Testino


References: Getty Images, justjared.com, mariotestino.com, wikipedia.org, vanityfair.com

Bridal Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists


Contains a list of bridal make-up artists (MUA) and hair stylists. This is for you to have an overview of the available options before delving into the individual details. From experienced, high end and expensive to new MUA on the block, fresh and reasonably priced, the list goes on indefinitely. Look at their profiles carefully, observe the strengths and weaknesses, you will find your gem.
Want a classy and elegant bridal look to match a grand wedding? Wedding Isle’s Cynthia Lim and Carmen Meng will be able to assist you in achieving that kind of result. Shinny Ong adorns her brides by styling the hair soft and simple with luminous makeup, which modernizes the appearance stylishly.
EXPERIENCED AND PRODUCES AMAZING RESULT
Michelle Tan of Michelle Touche is a senior MUA who excels in meeting the most complicated requirements of brides. Engage Doris SP to brighten up your bridal look and turn you into the most gorgeous bride with her magic fingers.
Go for natural makeup and hair-do, Remy Ngan works around unconventional facial features and make them beautiful in their own ways which is comfortable to the eyes.  Angie Ng's work is clean yet modern and unique. Gene Lim transforms you to look your best in natural style. She improvises the hairdo to suit one's facial shape.
GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY
Talented, professional and skillful in giving her brides long lasting flawless looks, Suki Ng Makeup comes with quality and good price. With an eye for details, Chris Fong studies the requirement of her clients and their faces carefully to create a transformation that enhances their features. Yen Makeup will give you a run for your money with her distinctive crafts acquired from professional school.
Eleena Lamat’s handiwork creates the glam look that makes the bride red-carpet ready. Eye Do Makeup’s Chew Yen has a talent for creative hair-do as well as producing glamorous and flawless looks. Experienced in beautifying celebs, Mae Liew is a versatile makeup artist competent in both glamorous and natural makeover.