Loved ones armed with cameras… Part 1.

Many wedding photographers have not only encountered this phenomena of what we call ‘Guest Photography’ but have also blogged their hearts out about the many pitfalls as well.

Here’s our contribution to that pool.
It’s just 1 photo for you to look at for now.

This was taken by Gene at a recent wedding here in Singapore.
You can play ‘Where’s Wally?’ and try to spot the groom.

We’ll chat more about it some time later.

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British Hainan – Great food, Great people, Old school ambience, Great times!

A couple of weeks ago, we went down to 75 Carpmael Road to help out some very dear friends who were going to be featured in that Sunday’s edition of The Straits Times Sunday Life!

Streets of London at British Hainan is a little corner shop in Joo Chiat set up by our friends Vanessa, Amelia & their family, filled with antiques & vintage collectibles, delicious food, aromatic coffee and warm hospitality.

A walk through the shop interior of British Hainan will take you down memory lane, with little knick knacks from the past, vintage collectibles and many other items that will definitely tempt many to bring them home.
And feel free to do so! Because everything in their shop is for sale!

Streets of London is where the food comes into the picture.
With a decent variety of British-inspired food items (everything yummy! Goli’s stomachs can attest to that!), desserts, ales & ciders and house-brewed gourmet coffee from He Brews & She Brews!

If you are wondering about all the super interesting names that they have, drop by some time and have a chat with any of them to ask all your burning questions about them while you savour their drool-worthy food & drink.
They might even give you a little tour of their shop & maybe even an impromtu demonstration of one of the collectibles if time permits!

Find them on Facebook at

Here’s some of Goli’s handiwork which you might have seen in the papers (and some others too!)
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<3 Goli

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Ian & Mel’s Wedding Day

We’ve known Ian & Mel for sometime now, having been in church together for the last few years.
Mel was the secretary of our Pastor who married us! Always helping us sort out our pre-marriage counselling appointments! 😀
And Ian, helps out with graphic design in church & is a bassist with the band too! How cool is that?

This connection with them made us all the more humbled & thankful that they asked us to be part of their special day.

Just like our time with them during their Engagement Session,
their wedding day was a time of learning more new facets about their chemistry, their love for each other and their love for family & friends.
To watch as a very quiet Ian take in the moments of his gorgeous bride get dolled up (don’t ask us why they were in the same room, ask them!),
and seeing friends roll in & out, chatting & sharing a few laughs, turning nervous smiles into hearty chuckles,
it thoroughly warmed our hearts to be there with them.

It was also a great time for us to experience a great mix of traditions & cultures with Ian & Mel’s families mixing it up, bringing in traditions from Ian’s Filipino roots (like the marching in of Ian, his parents & their sponsors) & Mel’s choices of Chinese traditions to their day.
(And boy were we excited to have this experience on home soil after our adventures covering a big bang wedding in Manila awhile ago. Totally opposite from Ian & Mel’s super cosy & intimate wedding celebrations! Maybe we’ll blog about that some time later!)

It also didn’t hurt to see the very suave Ian, handsome in his suit & the ever gorgeous Mel in her beautiful custom gown, spend an fairytale day with everyone all dressed up for the occasion.

So from close friends who gave their all to help put all the gorgeous little details together, friends who have become family to Ian & Mel, to family who came from far & wide to celebrate,
it was definitely a wonderful day where two hearts who could not complement each other more, came together to pledge the rest of their lives to each other.

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And something a little different to bring a chuckle out of you.
Like the end of many a crazy day of girls all prettied up…
Men, heels hurt! 😛

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Lots of love… 😀

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Happiness in Simplicity… And a special from Marbles

It’s been a rather big year for us in many ways.
But one big way (like you’ve read in our post about family love),
is finding happiness in the simplest of things.

So as we celebrate 7 years as Marbles and as PhotosByMarbles,
we thought it would be fantastic to share with our couples,
one of the best lessons we’ve learnt,
in a way that we hope would bring lots of smiles to those who love what we do.

So for a limited time only,
we are offering a special package (on top of everything that we already have)
to all couples who will be celebrating their union in or before July 2014.

Marbles 7 Special Intro

Remember to share this love with those who would love to be a part of this!


<3 Goli


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Tonny & Pauline’s Bridals Part 2! Having Fun in School!

Part 2 of 3 of Tonny & Pauline’s Bridals!

First we saw them having fun in and around Changi Airport.
See post here!

Now we present their fun in school where they met & still work,
with the students who love them so much that they came back during their holidays (in uniform too!) to join in our shoot.

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And here’s more from our morning with nature.
With spectacular views, dreamy morning mist and crazy drivers on the road… 😛

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Look out for part 3 where we venture into the night lights of Singapore!


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