If you’re a fan of romantic comedies, you might be familiar with this line: “When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible”.
The line is from 1989 classic “When Harry Met Sally” and it encapsulates the blissful feelings that people experience when they decide to get married.
There are a lot of different elements that comprise modern-day weddings and a photo shoot is one of them. However, the actual wedding day may be too hectic for a staged photo shoot. Consequently, many are now opting to capture their portraits during a pre-wedding session instead.
Here are 7 gorgeous spots in Malaysia where you can capture stunning pre-wedding photos.
1. Pretty in pink
Cherry blossoms or sakura trees are things of dazzling beauty. However, you don’t have to book an overseas flight to Japan or Korea to experience them. These picturesque plants are scattered in multiple areas of Penang, mainly in the Bayan Lepas industrial areas and the campus grounds of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Due to their soft colours, there’s an unequivocal romantic feeling attached to cherry blossoms. This makes it perfect for your pre-wedding photo shoot, so get ready for some enchanting displays of love!
2. The timeless touch
Timeless emotions and memories are captured in a single photograph. An ideal wedding should also be that way – a celebration of everlasting love and happiness. If this concept of eternality is what you are looking for, then you should go for a location that provides a classic and historic look.
The iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur fits the bill in this regard. Built in 1894, its pre-colonial architecture provides your photos with a vintage and old-fashion vibe. Priceless.
3. The city of love
If ‘retro’ is not your thing, then you can, of course, opt for a more modern setting. The Heli Lounge Bar in Kuala Lumpur gives you a spectacular airline view of our capital city.
It is strategically located between the country’s two most famous landmarks – the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower. The best time to be there is during sunset, as you get to bask in one of the most romantic backgrounds ever!
4. A direct bridge to your heart
When Putrajaya was established in 1995, it served two main purposes. One was to be the federal administrative centre of Malaysia, and two was to be an area of architectural marvel. Although there are many spots here to choose from, we have settled for Putrajaya’s two distinguished bridges.
Both the Seri Gemilang Bridge and Wawasan Bridge are extremely photogenic locations for your pre-wedding photo shoot. They especially come to life during the night, as the enchanting lights create such a romantic setting.
5. As far as the eyes can see
There’s just something splendid about seeing beautiful green paddy fields stretching far towards luscious skies. Well, that’s the scenic view you can expect to see in Sekinchan, Selangor, especially around the time of September. This is also aptly-timed as most weddings are usually scheduled for the final months of the year.
Couples who have their pre-wedding photo shoots in paddy fields always seem to have a lot of fun too. Perhaps it has something to do with the perception of vast space and how it relates to the feeling of freedom!
6. Being one with nature
Being in a natural forest sometimes evokes a feeling of enchantment. For a magical pre-wedding photo shoot, you can’t go wrong by going to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).
Shooting at the location requires booking, and the rate is RM100 per day for pre-wedding shoots. Although some might consider the fee expensive, you do get a wide variety of areas to capture your photos. Here you can have beautiful trees, botanical gardens, waterfalls, and Malay traditional houses as your background.
7. Footprints in the sand (and your heart)
White sands and clear blue skies. They symbolise purity. This makes it an excellent theme for your wedding. Head on over to Pantai Klebang in Malacca and just enjoy your moment with your loved one there. Hopefully, in a few years, you’ll look back at these photos and remember what a fun time you had!
In the meantime, considering that this article is a celebration of love, why not plan a romantic dinner with your special someone? Check out our blog post on 5 Truly Unique Dining Experiences in Malaysia.
Before you set out looking for cool shutterbugs…
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