I took hundreds of pictures but here were the final few that we selected!
Personally, I thought the editing was a bit too fair but they convinced us that it is their style of editing. In any case, it was a fun experience. I actually wanna do another shoot (not in Korea lah. $$$) but a thrash the dress session. Would be fun!
Remember my previous blog post about trying out the gowns during my pre-wedding photoshoot in Korea? As promised, I will share pictures behind the scenes after #nadskai1314! (Why after? cos I wanted to keep the pics a surprise for those who were going to see my album! heh) I had to like keep it a secret since May 2013 when I reallllly wanted to share pictures about it! TORTURING WOR!
So as mentioned previously, the pre wedding shoot was very "alacarte". The gowns came from A bridal shop. Hair and makeup came from B Makeup shop and the photographer and studio came from C Studio. Very different from Singapore's bridal studio style where it's a one stop centre.
We were ushered into the makeup area early in the morning and this greeted my sleepy eyes.
OHMAIGAWD. I NEED A MAKEUP AREA LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!
And soon, the makeup artiste did her magic and I was done.
Korean style of bridal makeup is very different from how Singapore's or Taiwan's style. Or at least, what I assumed from the bridal makeup shop I went to.
Things that they do not use:
Double eye lid stickers/glue
Lower eye lashes
They prefer much lighter makeup and I had to coax them to put it a littttttle bit darker makeup for me.
This to them is super dark already. LOL. I had a lady from the bridal shop that helped me dress up during the whole 5 hours (inclusive of makeup, hair and photoshoot). The same lady also was responsible for light touchups. i.e. no makeup change. Only touch up of lip gloss.
Feeling like a princess here as they were fussing over me about which tiara to use!
As some of you guys may know, I signed up for a wedding photoshoot in Korea. Reason being, none of my friends has went to Korea before and I thought it was rather different as compared to the other photoshoots!
Yes, of course, I rather go France, Greece etc but I'll save those places for my honeymoon. I was actually quite interested in Taiwan at first till we heard about the Korea shoot. Yes, the Korea shoot is almost twice the price but I like fact that all pictures will be given to me. No need stress about adding photos and incurring more moolah.
However, the rationale decision would have been to take the photoshoot in Singapore or JB and have the AD package involved but well, I didn't want to scrimp on things like this.
Just enjoy lah! But of course, both of us paid and saved enough. Here, I really have to say that my hubby was really easygoing. While most guys would have balked at the amount of money, he not only agreed but also paid an active role in researching.
I need not had to beg, blackmail, psycho or teh. I just stated the pros and cons to him and he chose Korea. <3 Thank you baby for being so accommodating!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mushy tender words aside, let's talk about my shoot instead! heh!
So the deal about the shoot was to have a makeup and hair discussion and afterwards to the bridal shop to try on gowns. There was no trial unlike the Singapore studios. They would alter the gowns if need be and it'll be ready by the 3rd day!
Remember our long ass flight that lasted 12 hours? We had wanted to have the discussion and gowns selection on day 2 instead however the schedule was full. Thus we had to do everything that day.
BAD IDEA. ZOMBIEFIED US. PLUS FLIGHT DELAY. WE HAD TO MAKE EVERYONE WAIT.
We were picked up by our lovely Korean coordinator who would also be our translator. She drove us to the hair and makeup shop. As mentioned in the above, there was no trial. We discussed my looks. While the typical Korean wedding makeup look was simple and clean, I asked if she could emphasize a bit more on my eyes. Hairdowise, I asked to start off with a half updo look with slight curls.
We only had 1 makeup look and 1 hairstyle set at the salon. What would happen is that another coordinator would help touch up my makeup and make simple changes to my hair. Yet again, a far cry from those Taiwanese shoots that had thick makeup and a lot of hairstyles. Honestly, my style would have been more suitable for the thick makeup and 101 hairdos but let's try something different! (Plus, I didn't want to face the hardsell.)
The hubby also made his requests for hairstyle. As his hair is quite short due to work, his options was quite limited. Hurhur. The discussion took about an hour? We then headed off to the bridal shop.
We were greeted by the lovely owner cum designer of the shop. She first showed me some designs via her iPad and I told her what type of gowns I like. For my shoot, I was entitled to 2 white gowns, 1 coloured gown and 1 mini gown while the c(hubby) was entitled to two jackets.
My coordinator (seated beside me) recommended I choose two very different gowns. 1 being the fluffy poofy gown that I always wanted and the other a slimmer cutting gown. I shared with the owner that I wanted super poofy ones, preferably with a sweetheart neckline and she brought out the following gowns to try.
Also some slim cutting gowns.
And some coloured gowns.
Also to try out with the variety of shoes available.
I loved the whole trying out process. First they will help you put on the gown, pin it up, make sure the gown looks good, pass you a bouquet in your hands and... unveil you to your partner.
A gown that I did not choose.
I mean, I really felt like a princess lah. They even had that little 'tadah' before unveiling me to the hubs. *blushes*
The hubby also had a fun time trying out the jackets. They had so many vests, bowties, and other accessories and it was amazing how different he looked.
Presenting... the great gatsby!
We loved this combi but turns out he didn't wear this. HAHAHA. Missed it out in the end. Couldn't get over how dashing he looked.
It was a fun experience! I mean I loved everything. I could do another photoshoot ANYTIME. hehehe.
Will blog about the shoot and other fun places to visit in Korea next time. Check it out soon!