Malena Bridal Haute Couture
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Kay & I visited Malena as our first bridal studio after seeing some of their portfolios online. We ended up signing our package with them after agreeing on what is a very reasonable price for all that's worth. We don't have much expectations but Malena certainly made the experience very seamless for us. Not to mention, they have really nice and unique gowns. My wife received much compliments for her gowns and we are also very happy with the photos and videos taken by their in house photogs and videographers. Thank you Janice and Joyce for your help! You have been accomodating and immaculate in your work! I will not hesitate to introduce Malena to my friends :)
I am married for less than a week but yet feels the urge to drop this review. I chose Malena in 2016 because it was love at first sight with their gown and Joyce's skills. I am utterly impressed when I went for my gown selection and trial make up. Everyone whom attended to me was patient and helpful and able to give me ideas that helped along the way. On the wedding day, Joyce did an amazing job for my AD make up and for changing my gowns. She had also volunteered to do my MIL's hair! Joyce is extremely patient and talented, I loved how the make up turned out and my guests loved it too! She's able to accentuate the features and made it more prominent. I'm extremely particular with my MUA and she had far exceeded that expectation! She shared many tips with me as well. I went to our After party with the same hairdo and make up, came back staring at the mirror refusing to remove my make up haha! My husband and I are thankful and blessed with this team of professionals whom made us looked the best on our special day! Thank you so much!!!! 💗
Love my MUA Joyce! Highly recommend her as your MUA! I do not have any specific requests for my hairdo and makeup and leave it all to her, but she surprised me and my fiance by her suggestions and ideas. Her magic hands on my hair during my PWS and AD wowed both of us! I also received many compliments about my hair and makeup on AD! Thank you so much Joyce for making me so pretty on my AD! Also loved their modern Kua which I fell in love at first sight and the main reason why I signed with them, also received many praises from relatives on AD too :)
Yan Yin Phoi
While being a boutique with a smaller selection of gowns compared to other bridal shops, Malena bridal had very unique gowns of very high quality - you don't just get run of the mill designs that you see in other shops. Everyone who helped out during my experience with them. Stella, Janice, and Joyce were accommodating and patient, they listened to what I was looking for and helped me achieve what I was looking for. I don't give reviews often, but I think Malena bridal deserves one. Thank you Janice and Joyce, for helping me find my ideal gown and creating my wedding look, and for making the entire process so fuss-free. Of course, I'm grateful to Malena for her beautiful and classy designs, they are truly one of a kind!
Tammy Ang Lee Ping
I owe Malena Bridal a long overdue review, as my wedding was on 1 July 2017. Thanks to my friend Sharon who introduced me to Malena Bridal. It was love at first sight on the evening gown. Yes, not the bridal gown first.. haha.. Although they don't have a wide variety but every piece was exquisite, unique, honestly I was spoiled for choices for the bridal gown (as I locked my eyes on my evening gown). I was impressed that they allow me to try as many gowns as I like, unlike many out there who will only allow you to try upon signing their package. The service was impeccable and Malena & Sally were really patience in helping me to find the perfect gown. They have eyes for details, and really sharp in knowing what I was looking for. I am really thankful that they are very understanding despite me not engaging them for photography due to my budget concern (2 weddings to organize). But the decision to choose Malena Bridal for my actual day gowns is the best decision throughout the wedding planning. I must admit I am a perfectionist and I always dreamed of being a princess on my wedding day, Malena & Sally made my dream came true. Coming from service line, I have high level of demand in terms of service. There were some little hiccups during makeup trials but what is most important is how a service professional takes the feedback seriously and turn the whole experience into a memorable one. And that was exactly what Malena & Sally did. I am very impressed on how they assured me that everything will be alright on the actual day, and they put in tremendous effort in rescheduling the trial despite that period being a very popular period for weddings. They tirelessly ensure that i am satisfied and happy with the result before I leave the bridal house. I really thank both of them for their dedication and patience. Your passion, impeccable service level and dedication made you stand out from the rest. Thank you once again for creating a wonderful memory for lifetime to me and Elisha.
I’m thankful to Joyce, my MAU, for being patient, kind and creative. Joyce has a flair for creating both natural and glammed up styles - I love all the makeup and hairdo for both my PWS and AD. Our PWS also received quite a few compliments from our guests for being stylish:)
LOVE THE EXCELLENT PROFESSIONALISM from Malena Bridal! Shout out to JOYCE, WEE, LEONG, KENNY, VINCCI, SALLY, MALENA and the seamstress for helping me out along the way! Big big thank you to Joyce and Wee! Thank you for making this awkward turtle comfortable in awkward scenarios! :) Because of you guys, i was confident! Really appreciate the guidance and patience you have for both Soon Wee and I! So professional and responsible with their work even though they are both dead tired because of the crowd and the tight timing on the pre-wed and especially on the actual day! To Leong&Kenny! Great, awesome and amazing job on the video! I had many many, tons of great feedback saying it was really touching! Thank you for the handwork and amazing visualising skills! To Malena Bridal, your gowns are amazing as mentioned in so many reviews previously! Great gowns, great shop house, great team you have there! Cheers, to more busy months for you guys! PS: We are so glad, it was the best decision to leave our signatures on your bridal agreements! :D
This is a long overdue review, was waiting for my photos to be ready before uploading a review, and then as usual, I forgot to do it! Anyway, I highly recommend Malena Bridal, we had a really good experience with them. Malena, Joyce, and Zoey were very professional and experienced. It helped that Malena and Joyce were dancers as well as they could give us advice on the gowns that will be suitable for our dance (we had a mini dance performance for our guests). They were really nice and allowed me to try on some gowns before deciding to engage them. This was very different from other bridal studios that I have been to as most of the others require you to sign before trying on, which to me doesn't make sense, what if you signed and paid but in the end don't fancy any of the gowns? They were also very professional in the sense that they allow you to give your feedback and feelings on the gowns you've tried and not try to push you to get gowns that you may not like. I had all my make up done by Malena Bridal, and had their gowns for my actual day. I had my own gowns for my pre-wedding shoot and solemnisation but they were ok with that and did their best to help me look good in everything! I was very happy with the make-up and gown selection, really great quality! Will be attaching some of my photos in the comments :) I also engaged my own photographer and they worked well with each other. Thank you Malena, Joyce, and Zoey for everything!!
After searching so many AD MUA, my final choice was Malena Bridal. Me and my hubby would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our MUA Joyce Yeo and her assistant.. Thank you for doll me up like a princess on my important day! Joyce was very friendly, Sweet, experience and skilful MUA, she is very detailed and she has high expectations on her skill on both make up n hairdo, Making sure I look my best all the time! I received so many compliments on my AD makeup + hairdo! Malena bridal have lots of nice gowns at their shop too! No regret taking up Malena Bridal. Highly recommended Malena Bridal for anyone who's planning for a wedding. Once again thanks Malena Bridal, thanks ms Joyce Yeo and assistant. Gerine & Jason
Exactly one year ago, my husband and I engaged Malena and got the full package from them. Honestly, we did not expect much from this as we have been hearing quite a lot of negative feedbacks from engaging bridal services but alas, we were too lazy to source for individual suppliers. On the side note, it was their beautiful wedding gowns that attracted me! (; To our surprise, working with Malena Bridal was way beyond our expectations. Though there were some hiccups during our gown selections, but Sally and Joyce were really patient with us. They are indeed very professional. We received many compliments on our pre wedding photos and the morning highlights- kudos to Wee & his team too (photo/videographer)!! Not forgetting my MUA, Joyce. She was there during my gown selection too. Her outmost sincerity and patience really touched both Billy and my heart. A lovely genuine lady who was professional, responsive and always made ideal suggestions to the fickle mindle bride aka me. Haha. I can’t thank you enough because your magic hands gave me the most glamorous yet light and fresh look during my wedding day! Now, I can’t wait to see my actual day photos! Xoxo Thank you so much, Malena Bridal.
Sherry Ong Thenormalgirl
Malena Bridal met our high expectations for their Creatives- their strongest asset is their excellent creative & production team which made my husband and I sign up with them during our 1st visit at their open house. Though the services we engaged are priced on the higher side, we felt that the amount we paid for was worth it for their excellent fashion photography-styled photoshoot with Micky. He made us laugh throughout, and gave us instructions & directions that were easy to follow. Zoey, the make-up artist took pride in her work, and never allowed me to look less-than-perfect. I loved the gowns I selected too, and even the Qi Pao looks fashion-forward & modern! To be objective, there were a few miscommunication and minor hiccups that caused a bit of stress as I was an anxious bride, and my husband and I have very high expectations for our big day; but Sally the co-founder of Malena Bridal was a quick problem-solver for all of them, and always served us with sincerity & pride. Malena Bridal, you exceeded our expectations and though your team is small you are a mighty talented team. We are glad that our big day was a success and everyone praised us for our pre-wed shots, same-day video edit and the gowns! Thanks so much for serving us and making my dream wedding events come alive! Thumbs up!!
Exactly one year ago when I sat down at Malena Bridal’s booth at BOWS. Was attracted by their unique gowns & photoshoots. Did not sign a package with them on the day as I did not want to make impulse decision and decided to shop around first. One week later I still couldn’t get my mind off them. I went down to their boutique which was perfectly located just 3 min walk away from Thomson Plaza. I love how exclusive and quiet the boutique is like. 11 months of journey with Malena Bridal until my actual day wedding was a smooth one. Their one stop bridal boutique save me a lot of coordination so I can focus on other area of my wedding planning. From PWS to AD fitting was always a private session that I do not need to feel uneasy while choosing my gowns. They give good advise on what kind of style I suit that will bring the attitude out from me from the kind of photoshoot location I have chosen. Their MUA also plan meticulously with the look that will match the style of the gown that I chose. Malena Bridal was although quite new back then, but I have no regrets from engaging them for my big day project as the service they provide have achieved a different level compared to other bridal boutique.
Special thanks to the Malena bridal team - especially to Eric our very patient and meticulous photographer for has taking great shots for our pre wedding and actual day; Zoey our make-up artist for making me look like a shining star on our special day and Sally our overall wedding coordinator for making our wedding so seamless and worryfree. Sam & Vel
Malena Bridal was the 2nd bridal shop I visited during my wedding gown hunt. Saw their collections online and decided to drop-by to see it for myself. Their collections were lovely and were something I was looking for (illusion neckline) at a reasonable price. Malena Bridal was so much more helpful as compared to the other shop that I have visited even though I have not even committed to any of their services. During my first appointment, I met Sally who gladly showed me their collections and also allowed me to try on many of their gowns ( the first shop did not allow fitting before signing up). The aftersales services were excellent as well. During my fitting sessions, I had the whole place to myself, it was the entire level 2, where privacy was ensured. Their in-house seamstress, Lynn was very professional, she gave practical suggestions and created a very daring look for my evening gown by adding more hand sew beads to create a sexy yet modest look. She was sincere and created extra work for herself so that I could look best in the selected dresses. Special Special thanks to Joyce, my bridal specialist. She was with me from the first fitting, alteration, trail make-up and finally to my actual day. She was very patient and unassuming. She was open to my suggestions for my desired look and also gave her professional opinion to create a look that would be complemented by the gowns. Our guest and I loved the gowns I wore and I'd received many praises for the hair and makeup. Thank you so much, you were no less tired than me :P I will highly recommend Malena Bridal for their willingness to go the extra mile and of cause! their very lovely gowns!
Malena was the third bridal studio we visited. To be honest, we did not have any expectations and only made an impromptu appointment as it was near home. We were prepared to go a la carte, as we could not find a bridal studio to deliver on the gowns, photography and makeup. However, my husband was immediately won over by the artistic quality of their Bangkok high fashion shoot. They do not have the widest selection of gowns but each was exquisite, unique and fine. Malena did not have to do any pitching. It was my husband who placed the deposit and asked to sign the contract! I do not like to write reviews but feel I owe this to Joyce and Sally. Sally did a great job coordinating our photoshoot with the Thailand team. P’tor and the Thai team made us feel at ease quickly. My Husband had a great time exploring various artistic directions with them and the synergy was fantastic. They accommodated our dance photoshoot on the spot and elevated it with their own creative eye. Needless to say, we are very satisfied with the final outcome. No awkward silly poses but just pure fun and laughter throughout! Joyce is an amazing makeup artist and brought a special touch to my wedding. She is very dedicated and being a dancer herself, was able to understand and fulfil my requirements for a ‘dancey’ makeup and hair-do. She was always there when I needed her, to help with my dresses (6 dresses!) and she also made the initiative to touch up my makeup throughout the wedding. Malena Bridal Couture’s curated services of gowns, photography and make-up gave us the wedding of our dreams. They are not your run-of-the-mill bridal studios and I truly feel they deserve customers who appreciate their eye for beauty and excellence.
Both Wayne and I want to express our gratitude and appreciation to Malena Bridal team, especially Sally and Zoey for making our wedding such a unique and pretty affair. During my PS and AD, Zoey was my MUA - she was very detailed-oriented and prompt with her service. Making sure I look my best all the time! I received so many compliments on both my photoshoot & AD makeup + hairdo! She's really talented and skillful! Sally had such fine taste, she helped me with my styling to selection of outfits. Her recommendations never fail cause she's very experienced! Sally was very understanding and assisted me in every ways I needed. Thank you for styling us the way we didn't knew we could! My wedding is complete only with your team! Truly appreciate it and highly recommended for anyone who's planning for a wedding, you've got the best team in Malena Bridal! :)
Malena bridal has gorgeous gowns- I received great compliments for all my 3 gowns. The white gown for its super long & elaborate train, my kua for it accentuates the curves, and the evening gown for its princessy vibes. I am certain that brides-to-be will be spoilt for choice here! Joyce is an excellent make-up artist! She's meticulous and caring. She is also very experienced and gave me good advices on the gowns & even on my AD. Sally is a prompt coordinator whom my husband and I can rely on to liase with the PG and VG. Last but definitely not the least, we are in love with our AD video! If anyone were to sign the videographer package with Malena- I would strongly recommend Nicholas! He is a really dedicated and professional VG! It was a great experience with Malena overall which we are very thankful for! (:
Serene Ru Hui Tan
I took up pre-wedding shoot, actual day photography, videography and gowns from Malena Bridal. Rather than sourcing for freelancers myself, I've chosen to opt for an one-stop package from a bridal studio. Malena is not the cheapest bridal studio but nothing beats having a peace of mind when it comes to the most important event in your life that you can't re-do. I have to say that the quality was splendid for every component (I am quite particular and quite a fussy customer to deal with). Our guests and I have high praises for the gowns I wore and the photos and video that were produced. Special thanks to Sally, Joyce and Malena for patiently making extra effort for us. Their attention to details has made our wedding journey a really memorable one. I will highly recommend Malena to any brides-to-be!
I knew Malena Bridal from the bridal fair at the beginning of the year and was introduced by Stella. She is not only friendly but most important she is pushy and tried to accommodate our budget. After months, we went to the studio itself and pick our gown, during that time, Sally helped me a lot in choosing gown and men's suits. Besides, Sally also helped us in arranging our shooting schedule so that we will not waste our time during shooting day. Besides, i wanna thanks my photographer, Wee who is having fever during my shooting day but yet still able to get the best photos of mine and Zoey, my MUA who really put all her effort to make up for me although i knew she was tired too. most importantly, due to I'm a foreigner and i need to deliver all my wedding album, wallframe back to my country, thus i do not have much time to spend on printing those photos. I thought i will be getting my photos AFTER 2 months(from my friend's experience) but surprisingly i able to get it WITHIN 2 months. my overall experience with Malena bridal is excellent and i will introduce it to my friend. I'm really appreciate on what the team have done for my pre wedding photos . =)
Thanks to sally, our coordinator for gown selection who was patient and accommodating. Big thanks to joyce, my makeup artist for her amazing work on my hair and face. Highly recommended! �
Malena was the first bridal studio my partner and I stepped into when we were sourcing for one last year. And I left my heart there ever since. Maybe this is what they called love at first sight. Their gowns took my breath away. They do not have a huge variety but every piece was exquisite (including the men's suits, away from the usual black and silver). Malena specialises in high fashion pre wedding shoot and it was exactly what we are looking for as well! We wanted something different, something out of the norm and our photographer, Micky Wong captured it all. Our wedding guests was gushing at what they called the "Wedding Editorial Shoot"! Sally was our coordinator - she was very patient and easy going and I must say, she has an eye for details and taste. She knows what exactly suits us! Lastly, my very talented makeup artist, Joyce. Her magic fingers turned me into a celebrity with perfect makeup and 4 hairstyles for the day. Oh and she takes very good behind the scenes photos during my pre-wed shoot and wedding day! Thank you Malena Bridal! You made this part of our wedding process so easy and you are one of the best choice we made for the entire wedding. Your passion, foresight in making a difference in the bridal industry is what made you stand out from the rest. Good job!
We booked malena for our gowns & suits rental, and actual day photography and videography. Joyce is a great MUA - her make up skills and hair-do are impeccable. She is patient and easy going, we felt at ease throughout our experience with malena through her. She feels like an old time friend - reliable, able to react well to unforeseen circumstances and very experienced. The actual day videography was created within hours of our gatecrash, in time for our lunch banquet. It was also excellent (n i have high standards on this). We have yet to receive our actual day photos as our banquet was just yesterday, but we look forward to looking through them as I'm sure they are of high quality too. Thank you malena for the great experience :)
My experience with Malena Bridal was great from start to finish! It was love at first sight for me when I saw the gown of my dreams on a mannequin at Malena Bridal and the rest is history haha... I was served by Sally and she was wonderful. There was no hard selling like many other bridal studios and she was attentive and helpful from the beginning. She listened and understood what I wanted and provided the best she could. Joyce, my makeup artist did an amazing job with hair and makeup. I've heard many horror stories about bridal studio MUAs not being up to par when it came to hair and makeup but Joyce did exactly what I asked for. Thank u so much for all the effort! :)