I used to write on a personal blog for years and at it was a really therapeutic outlet. I truly enjoy writing and it is a lot of fun for me. However, upon graduating from college I found myself getting so busy within the corporate world that I just stopped altogether. Since starting this company, I’ve been able to blog again (yay!). But as a wedding and event planner, the posts I’ve written thus far have been strictly about just that – of celebrations, Keestone Events has planned and coordinated to helpful tips to make your occasion all the more memorable.
Although I am so immensely proud of the events we have done, ultimately, I want this blog to be more relatable and become a combination of both professional events and personal stories. After all, if someone wants us to take care of their event, shouldn’t they be able to know us just a bit more than a few paragraphs in an ‘About’ section?
This has been pressing on me for some time now and I want this to be the first post in that direction. With that said, what better way to start this than with a styled street shoot near and dear to my heart in the country I grew up in?
Here’s a bit more about my background. I was born in Malaysia and lived there for nearly a decade. Late last year, I made a trip back to visit the country and decided that I just HAD to collaborate with industry vendors there to showcase the gorgeous culture and rich history there.
The concept is titled a Walk Through Time because Malaysia was colonized for centuries by multiple countries from Portugal to the Netherlands to the British. Because of that, certain areas of the country like Penang have architectural remnants that tie back to those times. Penang also has a very strong Chinese culture. This makes it unique because you’ll see a blend of European architecture with Chinese. You’ll notice in the pictures that these buildings are very old as their roots are traced back to the 18th century.
The pictures are broken apart to reflect two eras- the past and present. In the series of past images, the bride and groom wear vintage wedding outfits that reflect the western influence blended with the Chinese culture at the time.
The present depicts the two in ‘modern’ wedding attire but walking through the streets of Penang which still have those colonial buildings standing so it’s as if they’ve walked back through time!
Seven of us spent an entire day scouting locations in a van and shooting on the streets. It was so much fun to highlight this and I truly hope you love the images!