Nataskia van Dam & Ivan Kouzmine | East Meets West

23 November 2013

The bride, Nataskia wanted bold colours with a mix of tropical charm and western countryside look to her wedding. Nataskia has Dutch, Chinese and Malay heritage while Ivan is French. Eventhough they are both living in Hague, Netherlands, they decided to host a destination wedding in Kuala Lumpur as a reunion of sort for her family as well as to introduce Ivan to her extended family.

We set out to create a romantic atmosphere, rich with colours with just the right balance of nostalgia. The design elements were kept simple and organic but with a strong colour palette in red, fuchsia pink, yellow, orange and purple. What was supposedly an outdoor occasion with an intimate setting of 40 guests had to be moved indoor due to the forecasted rain. The cosy and intimate colonial ambience of the Seri Negara mansion turned out to be the better option afterall for guests who couldn't stand the humid and sweltering heat outside. After the heart-warming exchange of vows, followed by a 3-course Malay fusion dinner and a wonderful line-up of speeches, the guests continued to party till late.

Where Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur
Food 3-course Malay Fusion
No. of Guests 40
Photographer Harun & Wahab