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5 Fashion Tips for Your Prewedding (Find Some Special Offers Inside!)
13 Sep 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

For us girls, any occasion can be an excuse to play dress-up, especially for a major one such as your prewedding photography! We imagine you must have so many ideas, or maybe none for you clueless brides-to be out there. But fret not, SweetEscape is here to deliver some of the most fashionable yet easy tips for your pre-wedding outfits. So read on and get ready for some styling!

Choose The Dress

A prewedding photo session can be a parade of different outfits or maybe just one or two pieces. Regardless of how many outfits you have prepared, remember to pick at least one or the dress that truly shines and dazzles. Select one dress that is the star of the pre-wedding session, something that looks absolutely stunning, and has a touch of classic that will go beyond seasons or trends.

We personally love the superbly effortless and elegant style that our designer friend, Bramanta Wijaya, embodies. His collection ranges from full dramatic gown to something simple with a timeless and sophisticated flair. Take a look at his virtual gallery and we know you will be lusting over some pieces immediately.

by Sophia for SweetEscape in Hong Kong
by Sophia for SweetEscape in Hong Kong

Well, if you do, then good news for your SweetEscape fans because we have teamed up with the talented fashion maker. Get a 25% discount on Bramanta Wijaya Pink Label Ready-to-Wear collection by booking with SweetEscape during September! Hurry up and snatch the deal girls.

Get Accessorized

The rule with accessories is pretty much the same with your dress : “ choose classic”. Avoid seasonal trend with your pre-wedding accessories as you want to achieve that timeless and eternal feel with your pre-wedding photography.

Another guideline that we swears by is “ quality over quantity”, so try not to over accessorize but instead pick a statement piece of accessories to really highlight your overall look.

At SweetEscape, we’re obsessed with From Tiny Islands which perfectly translates everything we are looking for in accessories. From daily wear to something dainty and special for wedding and engagement with exceptional quality and classic touch, this brand has it all!

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Know Your Colors

Some colors are classified as photogenic, while some are not- and your outfit can be the main attraction to all the colors that are happening in the pre-wedding session.

Avoid overemphasizing colors such as orange, neon, or red and stick with complimenting colors such as cool, solid and neutral tones. If you want to add a dash of interesting pop to the shoot, you can also do so with certain accessories or props, for example your shoes, an umbrella, etc to make the photo stands out.

Patterns No No’s.

Big bold patterns can be quite distracting especially if there are too many of them going on at the same time. If you want to work with big bold patterns, make sure it’s subdued and sparring enough so that it doesn’t overwhelm your whole look.

The same goes with stripes and checks which can turn out jarring on camera and don’t work well with close-up shots. Our tip? It’s truly best to go with something neutral and avoid big patterns altogether

by Lisa for SweetEscape in Paris
by Lisa for SweetEscape in Paris

Comfort First

SweetEcape often hosts pre-wedding session outdoor because traveling outdoor is the spirit of our photography service. Needless to say, you want to dress comfortably and sensibly based on the weather.

Being outdoor in the right outfits should make you feel relaxed, natural and effortlessly romantic- which all works to bring out the confidence in you. So remember to dress accordingly and comfortably always.

by Swetlana for SweetEscape in Istanbul
by Swetlana for SweetEscape in Istanbul

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

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3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!