In August 2018, we collaborated with AndroidsinBoots for a unique couple photoshoot and eco-friendly vacation giveaway all in one. The interesting concept behind this giveaway lies in the eco-friendliness element, where we focus on making more green choices that are equally as beautiful and memorable, yet sustainable.
We teamed up with international award winning eco-friendly LooLa Adventure Resort to gift two lucky couples this giveaway. Not forgetting our other amazing partners - Floral Magic for their floral styling, Holy Moly for their wedding coordination & planning, WeddingCrafters for their wedding gowns and lastly, Common Suits for their men suits.
Here’s a short overview of our Bintan getaway featuring our two winners!
Our Autelier artists Julie Kim and Cherry Au went along for this giveaway trip!
FIRST COUPLE: NICK AND YTENE
Ytene is a nature-lover as she grew air plants as wedding favours. Hence, the eco-nature element of this giveaway trip definitely piqued their interest. They couldn’t be happier to win this giveaway as Nick’s hectic work schedule meant that they seldom went on holidays.
We wanted to have a backdrop for our photoshoot and so, what we had in mind was a wooden arch backdrop. Since the theme of this giveaway revolved around eco-friendliness, we made use of upcycled materials like local raw materials and driftwood to create the backdrop. We are so grateful to the local LooLa crew who helped us with the setting up. They muscled through the cutting of wood logs, huge banana leaves and bamboo!
Setting up in the middle of waters on a rock island was pretty challenging due to uneven terrain. It didn’t help that it started pouring heavily halfway through as well! But everyone remained in high spirits as we worked in a team to finish the setup.
The end result of our wooden arch backdrop! We felt that it would be fun for this set up to be a ‘solemnization’ scene. Thus, we got the resort owner’s wife to be present to honour the couple’s ‘solemnization’. The tranquility of Bintan with it’s clear blue waters made it incredibly photogenic and romantic.
Due to the rain, water levels rose and that prevented us from returning to land by foot. Hence, we kayaked across!
Their favourite part of the photoshoot turned out to be candid, spontaneous moments of them exploring the seabed during low tide one morning.
SECOND COUPLE: JON AND BERNICE
For this couple’s eco-friendly photoshoot idea, we gathered many foliage, driftwood and fruits. Foliage and flowers were collected from the local villagers’ backyards while the driftwood was from our morning kayak sessions.
Not forgetting the fresh fruit sourced from local markets as well as from our neighbour’s backyard!
Thereafter, we assembled all our fruits of labour to set up for the photoshoot.
This getaway to Bintan allowed all of us to disconnect from our busy schedules while being surrounded by tasty food and beautiful nature. It was indeed a relaxing and carefree trip.
By nightfall, we had a campfire session and it was really heartwarming to see everyone enjoy themselves.
Our focus of this giveaway trip was on making more green choices that are equally beautiful and memorable, yet sustainable. It was a great team effort where we all came together to create something special together.
We are definitely looking forward to returning to Bintan again!