The Datai Langkawi – where powdery soft sand and azure waters meet luscious rainforests and flourishing wildlife – is where Frenchman Sylvain Pingont and Malaysian babe Sue Wei Ho said 'I do'.
With the help of local wedding planners from Hanngevent, the venue was turned into a dreamy rustic-vintage set-up complete with fairy lights, wooden props, tealight candle lanterns and a sweet harmony of baby blue, pink, yellow and white flowers wrapped in burlap vases. Orchids and roses were aplenty as it reminded the bride of her childhood in Malaysia. "My mom had an extensive collection of orchids. It was great bonding time for us when I helped her tend to the flowers," reminisces Sue.
They tied the knot down on the beach in a beautiful ceremony attended by 70 guests. The bridesmaids and groomsmen dressed in peach and beige ensembles while the bride dazzled in a fit-and-flare bustier gown by Carolina Herrera, which was beautifully embellished with floral applique. That evening, everyone sat down for a poolside dinner under the stars followed by all-night dancing.
A day before the wedding, the couple rented a yacht and took their guests out for a surprise cruise around the island. "It was a great time to mingle with our guests and also enjoy the sea and water sports. It was definitely worth it!"
The couple took full advantage of the picturesque backdrop by indulging in a post-wedding shoot two days later, captured by Joe Teng of Acapella Photography. "What I love about his work was how he played with the lighting before taking the photos and able to capture the natural mood of his subjects in each of his photos," says the bride.
"We had six hours to go around Langkawi Island looking for spots for great backdrops for our pictures. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience taking photos on the padi fields, at the waterfall and also around The Datai."