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Shine Like A Star in Your Very Own “Love Story”

One of the top 5 most popular bridal boutiques to open in recent years, Love Story Wedding Boutique is a name synonymous with top notch customer service and quality Korean-inspired gowns.

 

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Led by a team of industry professionals, their philosophy is every love story is beautiful and unique.

 

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The team makes sure that every couple that is serviced by them receives personalized service tailored for their needs. Besides the requisite pre-wedding and actual day wedding gown rental packages, they also provide overseas photography which includes popular destinations like Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Japan, etc.

 

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Looking at the quality and results of the end product, one would hardly believe their services are affordably priced at the mid-range tier to ensure every couple gets the wedding of their dreams without having to spend beyond their means.

 

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After all, you can’t put a price on love but when the story is told right, which in this case is through a series of genuine and heartfelt moments, you will truly appreciate the efforts Love Story Wedding Boutique puts into creating an album that speaks volumes of your love.

 

 

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Last but not least, we would love to end this post with the video of <Exclusive Interview With Love Story Wedding Boutique>. Let’s watch it before you started to take a journey with Love Story!

 

 

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Pre-wedding Photos in Taipei & Around

Text Lin Zixin

Taipei & Around

In this installment, check out these locations that we’ve highlighted in Taipei City, Beitou, Danshui and Yangmingshan National Park.

Taipei City
Beitou
Danshui
Yangmingshan National Park


Taipei City (台北市)

Taiwan’s metropolitan centre, Taipei City is a great base for your pre-wedding photo shoot, with sceneries ranging from cutting-edge modern to old-world traditional. And Taipei offers the best of Taiwan in another way too – we’re betting you won’t be able to keep your hands off the sinful street food and great shopping deals.

Ximending | Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taipei Story House | Taipei 101 | Spot – Taipei Film House | Taipei Water Park | Lin Family Mansion and Garden | Da’an Forest Park | Waishuangxi Nature Park | National Taiwan University | Dajia Waterfront Park | Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Ximending (西门町)
Whoever said that you can’t have work and play at the same time? Ximending is a vibrant destination for your pre-wedding photos that captures the essence of Taipei City’s spirit. Just look at the historic Red Pavilion Theatre located amidst the area’s skyscrapers. When you’re done, enjoy the rest of your time by sampling the delectable street food and yes, shopping till you drop.

Ximending
Address: 108台灣台北市萬華區

Red Pavilion Theatre
Address: 108台灣台北市萬華區成都路10號
Tel: 02-2322-4242
Website: http://www.redhouse.org.tw/


Taipei Fine Arts Museum (臺北市立美術館)
For a sleek modern minimalist touch, be sure to swing by Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The museum façade is bold with clean-cut lines while the interior is lit with natural light let in through the full-length glass panels. One handy tip would be to check out what’s exhibiting beforehand; you never know when an art installation can serve as an interesting backdrop.

Address: 臺北市 10461 中山北路三段181號
Tel: 02-2595-7656
Website: http://www.tfam.museum/


 Photo courtesy of 張凱閔&鄭雅玲

Taipei Story House (台北故事館)
Located just beside the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, this location borders on the small, but is nonetheless delightful if European-styled buildings are your cup of tea.

Address: 104台灣台北市中山區中山北路三段181之1號
Tel: 02-2596-1898
Website: http://www.storyhouse.com.tw/


Photo courtesy of Vivi HuangPhoto courtesy of Vivi Huang

Taipei 101 (臺北101)
There’s no other building that is more representative of Taipei than Taipei 101. The tallest building in Taiwan draws a dramatic skyline and adds a sophisticated edge to your photos.

Address: 110台灣台北市信義區市府路45號
Tel: 02-8101-7777
Website: http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/index_en.htm


Spot – Taipei Film House (光點台北電影主題館)
Tucked in a trendy suburban corner of Taipei City, Spot is a welcome respite from the tall buildings of downtown Taipei. Housed in a two-storey colonial style building, the lane leading up to Spot is flagged with low trees on both sides and lends interesting light play on sunny days.

Address: 104台灣台北市中山區中山北路二段18號
Tel: 02-2511-7786
Website: http://www.spot.org.tw/index_e.htm (English) / http://www.spot.org.tw/ (Chinese)


Photo courtesy of Romantic LifePhoto courtesy of Sany & Daniel

Taipei Water Park (自來水博物館)
Get a taste of flamboyant Baroque architecture without even stepping out of Asia at Taipei Water Park. The intricately designed buildings resonate with old-world European charm and leave no doubt as to why this is one of the most popular photo locations in Taipei.

Address: 100台灣台北市中正區思源街1號
Tel: 02-8369-5145
Website:
http://waterpark.twd.gov.tw/english/index_e.htm (English) / http://waterpark.twd.gov.tw/museum/museum.htm (Chinese)


Lin Family Mansion and Garden (林本源園邸、林家花園)
Bask in the poetic beauty of the strongly oriental Lin Family Mansion and Garden. Equal parts delicate and equal parts opulent, expect to find ornate buildings and the goodness of the East here.

Address: 台北縣板橋市西門街9號
Tel: 02-296530613
Website: http://www.linfamily.tpc.gov.tw/html/linfamily/index.jsp


Photos courtesy of 雅婷&力仁Photos courtesy of 雅婷&力仁

Da’an Forest Park (大安森林公園)
Shooting in Da’an Forest Park is a walk in the park (okay, forgive the lousy pun) – enjoy the soothing leafy surroundings with the rest of the local Taiwanese lounging around the park. It’ll be a great chance to experience the warmth of the Taiwanese as well; chances are, they’ll be coming up to you and congratulating you on your impending nuptials.

Address: 106台灣台北市大安區新生南路二段1號
Tel: 02-2700-3830


Photo courtesy of Romantic Life

Waishuangxi Nature Park (外雙溪公園)
Located in the Shihlin district of Taipei City, the park’s claim to fame would probably be the ethereal image of its swing over the sparkling lake, a favourite of many couples. The undisturbed nature around the grounds makes for a pretty picture too.

Address: 111台灣台北市士林區至善路二段460巷2號
Tel: 02-2841-3611


Photos courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhotos courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhotos courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhotos courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhotos courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhotos courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhotos courtesy of Jonny & Lynn

National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學)
Taiwan’s oldest university serves as a great location for couples who are looking to inject a little of a storyline into their pre-wedding shoot. Relive your student days in classrooms complete with chalk and blackboard; otherwise, historic buildings from the days of Japanese colonialism and impressive lines of palm trees serve as equally lovely backdrops.

Address: 臺北市羅斯福路四段一號
Tel: 02-3366-3366


Photo courtesy of Romantic LifePhoto courtesy of Shwansi & ElfinPhoto courtesy of Shwansi & ElfinPhoto courtesy of Shwansi & Elfin

Dajia Waterfront Park (大佳河濱公園)
With expansive stretches of green and pristine waters, the Dajia Waterfront Park makes for an idyllic afternoon of photo-taking, especially when the skies are clear. The large open areas also mean that this is an ideal location for energetic shots that require lots of movement.

Address: 104台灣台北市中山區濱江街5號
Tel: 02-2307-6820


Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂)
Another location offering classical Chinese architecture for that oriental touch. The white-washed walls look especially striking on a fine day and the open plaza makes a great photo location; that is, if you can beat the crowds.

Address: 台北市中正區中山南路21號
Tel: 02-2343-1100
Website: http://www.cksmh.gov.tw/eng/index.php (English) / http://www.cksmh.gov.tw/index.php (Chinese)

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Beitou (北投)

Previously a hot springs rest and relax area for the Japanese during Taiwan’s colonial times, the Japanese sure knew a good thing when they saw it. Today, Beitou remains as rustic as before, and you can get plenty shots of exquisite wooden architecture here.

Taipei Public Library | Beitou Hot Spring Museum | Beitou Qinshui Park | Beitou Geothermal Valley

Photo courtesy of Li She BridalPhoto courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵

Taipei Public Library (台北市立圖書館、北投圖書館)
It would not be exaggerated to say that the Taipei Public Library is the epitome of Beitou’s architectural beauty. However, do note that photography is only allowed outside of the library.

Address: 112台灣台北市北投區光明路251號
Tel: 0 2-2897-7682
Website: http://english.tpml.edu.tw/MP_104022.html (English) / http://www.tpml.edu.tw/MP_104021.html (Chinese)


Photo courtesy of Jonny & LynnPhoto courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵

Beitou Hot Spring Museum (北投溫泉博物館)
Another atmospheric building from the Japanese colonial times, the Beitou Hot Spring Museum is likewise sublime and elegant and will make an enjoyable outing any day.

Address: 112台灣台北市北投區中山路2號
Tel: 02-2893-9981
Website: http://peitoumuseum.culture.gov.tw/


Photo courtesy of 黃嘉祥&沈雅婷Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵

Beitou Qinshui Park (北投溫泉親水公園)
Just a stone’s throw away from Xinbeitou MRT, most couples come here for a shot of the famed Beitou Waterfall. If you’re headed for the Beitou district, consider stopping by.

Address: 台北市北投區中山路2號


Photo courtesy of 黃嘉祥&沈雅婷

Beitou Geothermal Valley (北投地熱谷)
Further north of the Beitou Qinshui Park, the dry terrain of Beitou Geothermal Valley provides great contrast for gowns with dramatic sweeping trains.

Address: 112台灣台北市北投區

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Danshui (淡水)

Less than an hour away from the heart of Taipei, at the end of the Danshui line on the Taipei MRT, beautiful Danshui is every Taipei dweller’s not-so-secret getaway for the weekend. Boasting no lack of photogenic spots, be awed by Danshui’s brilliant photo opportunities at every turn of the corner.

Fisherman’s Wharf | Aletheia University | Tamkang University | Tamkang High School | Fort San Domingo | Shalun Beach | Danshui Church | Little White House | Ta-Tun Flower Garden

Photo courtesy of Li She Bridal

Fisherman’s Wharf (漁人碼頭)
If you can, avoid weekends as that’s when day-trippers stream in from downtown Taipei. We highly recommend a leisurely shoot starting from late afternoon till the evening – start along the waterfront to the serenade of live music from the nearby cafes, then wrap up with some shots of the breathtaking sunset from the iconic Lover’s Bridge.

Address: 251台灣台北縣淡水鎮漁人碼頭
Tel: 02-2805-6694


Aletheia University (真理大學)
It is no doubt why Aletheia University is a favourite with Taiwanese couples – from classical to modern, the grounds offers a diverse range of backdrops that will have you dazzled. Favourite photo spots are the school’s classical red-bricked buildings, notably Oxford College, and the atmospheric Grand Chapel.

Address: 251台北縣淡水鎮真理街32號
Tel: (02) 2621-2121-5


Tamkang University (淡江大學)
Tamkang University too offers a mix of the old and new. Apart from the sleek clean lines of its modern architecture (check out the curiously named Egg Roll Square), be awed by the exquisite oriental buildings within the grounds as well. (Great for that cheongsam dress!)

Address: 25137 台北縣淡水鎮英專路151號
Tel: 02-2621-5656


Tamkang High School (淡江高級中學)
Anyone who has watched Jay Chou’s directorial debut movie, Secret, would have wondered about the quaint school grounds that set the scene for the romantic love story. Now that’s a secret no more, for the very place where the movie was shot is none other than Tamkang High School. Play out your very own love story on the tranquil and charming grounds.

Address: 251台灣台北縣淡水鎮真理街26號
Tel: 02-2620-3850


Fort San Domingo (紅毛城)
Situated on top of a hill, Fort San Domingo is one of Danshui’s most famous landmarks, and well worthy, since it looks imposing on the approach and turns out just as well on picture. Apart from the buildings’ beautiful red-bricked exterior, the interiors also serve as good photo locations. The historical quarters of the fort can create cold, desolate looks while other areas, simply decorated with wooden furniture and warm lights are great for intimate shots.

Address: 251台灣台北縣淡水鎮中正路28巷1號
Tel: 02-2628-2865


Shalun Beach (沙崙海水浴場)
Shalun Beach comes highly rated on every pre-wedding photo shoot itinerary to Danshui, and it’s no wonder why. Arriving at different times of the year and day, this enigmatic beach offers a different mood and look to make yours a unique photo outing. In summer the beach is resplendent with endless blue sky and clouds while in winter it is grey and moody; at first light you may find the quiet beach bathed in shades of pastel from the morning sun but in the evening you may find stunning views of the twilight reflected on the sea.

Address: 251台灣台北縣淡水鎮淡海路302號
Tel: 02-2805-1912


Danshui Church (淡水教堂)
Another notable historical landmark in Danshui, the Danshui Church is also a place you can consider in your itinerary if you’re a fan of red-bricked facades and rustic buildings.

Address: 251台灣台北縣淡水鎮馬偕街8號
Tel: 02-2621-4043


Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵Photo courtesy of 羊咩&點心喵

Little White House (小白宮)
If grandiose European chic is what you’re looking for, Little White House is the place to go. Channel the old world charm with elegant verandas, finely structured colonial architecture and abundant flora and fauna around the grounds.

Address: 251台灣台北縣淡水鎮真理街15號
Tel: 02-2628-2865


Photo courtesy of Romantic Life

Ta-Tun Flower Garden (大屯花卉農場)
In your time of looking at other couples’ pre-wedding photos in Taiwan, you’ve probably been captivated by that image of a windmill amidst a sea of flowers. Look no further, for Ta-Tun Flower Garden is probably that very place where the picture was taken. Couples looking to shoot here are required to pay a fee of NT800 (around SGD40), which includes free flow of drinks.

Address: 台灣台北縣淡水鎮泉州厝26-3號
Tel: 02-2622-1723
Website: http://www.tatun-flowers.com/

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Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園)

Yangmingshan National Park is a must-go for every couple taking pre-wedding photos in Taiwan. Apart from seasonal blooms, the park is endowed with numerous scenic spots that will create pictures of different moods depending on your preferences at any time of the year.

Qianshan Park | Tatun Natural Park | Taipei Floriculture Experiment Centre | Cold Water Pit | Longfeng Valley | Take a Break Coffee | Xiaoyoukeng | Zhuzi Lake Calla Lily Gardens | Black Forest/Liushan Forest

Qianshan Park (陽明山前山公園)
Qianshan Park serves as a great primer for the rest of Yangmingshan National Park’s beauty and is probably the first place you would check out for seasonal flowers within the national park.

Address: 112台灣台北市北投區竹子湖路1之20號
Tel: 02-2861-3601
Website: http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw/


Photo courtesy of 張凱閔&鄭雅玲Photo courtesy of 張凱閔&鄭雅玲Photo courtesy of Shwansi & Elfin

Tatun Natural Park (大屯自然公園)
If never-ending stretches of grasslands are your idea of beauty, you’ll be feeling right at home at Datun Mountain.

Address: 台灣台北縣三芝鄉
Website: http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw/


Photo courtesy of Romantic Life

Taipei Floriculture Experiment Centre (台北市花卉試驗中心)
The large variety of blooms is the main reason why this spot remains one of the most popular with wedding couples. The centre also sees a peak (in both wedding couples and visitors) in the season of cherry blossoms around February.

Address: 111台灣台北市士林區仰德大道四段175巷32號
Tel: 02-2720-8889


Photo courtesy of Romantic Life

Cold Water Pit (冷水坑)
This scenic spot brings to mind images of temperate countries in fall/winter, with magnificent palettes of earth tones.

Address: 台灣台北市士林區
Website: http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw/


Photo courtesy of 張凱閔&鄭雅玲

Longfeng Valley (龍鳳谷硫磺谷遊憩區)
It’s nature galore here with waterfalls, immaculate waters and verdant green – the perfect backdrops for gorgeous wedding photos.

Address: 台灣台北市北投區泉源路200號
Tel: 02-2893-5580
Website: http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw/


Take a Break Coffee (台北奧萬大)
Located within Yangmingshan National Park, Take a Break Coffee is a dainty coffeehouse with ready views of maple leaves all year round.

Address: 台灣台北市士林區平菁街10巷13號
Tel: 02-2861-9862
Website: http://takeabreak.myweb.hinet.net/


Xiaoyoukeng (小油坑遊憩區)
Get shots of steaming sulfur fumaroles amidst hilly landscape in this area.

Address: 台灣台北市北投區竹子湖路69號
Tel: 02-2861-7024
Website: http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw/


Photo courtesy of Romantic Life

Zhuzi Lake Calla Lily Gardens (竹子湖觀光海芋園)
Blossoming around March to April, create a dreamy and romantic shot with these calla lilies as your backdrop. Take your pick from the numerous gardens lining the perimeter of Zhuzi Lake.

Address: 台北市北投區湖田里竹子湖路 56之7號
Tel: 02-29712225


Photo courtesy of Jonny & Lynn

Black Forest/Liushan Forest (黑森林、柳杉林)
Widely known only by its moniker of ‘Black Forest’ to many couples, this vast expanse of towering cypresses trees is one of the most sought-after pre-wedding photo spots in Yangmingshan National Park, but also one of the most mysterious. Little known to couples who search for signposts to ‘Black Forest’ in vain, the actual name of the area is ‘Liushan Forest’. As its nickname would suggest, expect to find rows of dark cypress trees all around you. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to get some pretty magical shots of the forest mist enveloping both of you.

Website: http://www.ymsnp.gov.tw/


Here are some other locations that you can refer to:
Northern Taiwan (Coming soon!)
Central Taiwan (Coming soon!)
Southern Taiwan (Coming soon!)

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Overseas Pre-wedding Photography in Taiwan 101

Text Lin Zixin

It is little wonder why Taiwan’s currently the hottest pre-wedding photography spot with Singaporean lovebirds. Apart from fact that the island boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes in Asia thanks to its mild seasons, the state also manages to be effortlessly cosmopolitan and laidback at the same time – a feat rarely accomplished by any other place.

Spring and autumn are widely recommended as the best seasons to visit, since temperatures are cool and comfortable. Summers can get a little overbearingly hot, but you can get amazing shots of the sky, sea and sand. Popular sceneries in Taiwan include its pristine coasts, flowers including cherry blossoms, lilies and lavender, forests and grasslands, and last but not least, its vibrant cityscapes.

But before you rush off to book yourself on the next flight to Taiwan for your wedding shoot, know that the process to getting those gorgeous photos taken is less straightforward than you would imagine. Spend some time on getting to know the possible pitfalls and who best to approach for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After all, you’ll want to make sure this gets remembered for all the right reasons.

The World Is Not Enough

It is understandable that we want to make the best out of our experience overseas, but sometimes we can forget that not everywhere is as small and compact as Singapore. If you have an idea of the spots you are going for, be mindful of the distance between them and communicate with your bridal boutique beforehand to settle the itinerary. Also, if the sights you are going for are seasonal, be sure to check ahead and arrange for alternatives just in case they are not available.

We Need To Talk

Communication with your bridal boutique prior to the shoot is essential. Most reputable boutiques often compile a checklist of what you want or don’t want before the shoot to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible during the real deal. If you have very specific requests, be sure to inform your boutique well ahead of time. Better still, if you want to be totally free of regrets, prepare what you need yourself if possible.

Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover

Don’t commit yourself immediately to the package with the lowest price tag. Find out if there are any hidden terms, or information that has been withheld from you. Remember, the pre-wedding photography experiences goes beyond the shoot itself to include the pre-shoot logistics and post-shoot photo-choosing session. It is always wise to pay more for a reputable bridal boutique with excellent pre- and post-sales service than to scrimp on a lesser-known boutique who might leave a bitter aftertaste to your experience.

Who’s Who

In Singapore, there are three types of bridal boutiques that offer pre-wedding photography shoots to Taiwan: Singaporean boutiques, Taiwanese boutiques with a Singaporean branch, and Taiwanese boutiques who advertise in Singapore.

Singaporean boutiques
With these boutiques, the advantage is that you can be sure of dealing with the same team of people through the entire process. Also, you can select your gowns locally before the shoot, saving you some precious time in Taiwan. The downside, on the other hand, is that the costs are usually slightly higher and there is a greater need for you to research beforehand on the spots you are interested to go to. Most local boutiques offer packages to Taiwan.

Taiwanese boutiques with a Singaporean branch
Flexibility and individualisation are the keywords here, as these boutiques have the most comprehensive grasp of Taiwan and can therefore offer a wider range of itineraries, ready-made or customised. You can also opt to choose your gowns beforehand in Singapore or over at the boutique’s Taiwanese outlet. However, keep in mind that if you go for the latter option, your time over at Taiwan will probably be more packed than you would like it to be. Bluebay Dream Wedding, Julia Wedding News and Cangai Bridal are some boutiques you can consider.

Taiwanese boutiques who advertise in Singapore
These boutiques neither work with local partners nor have local branches, but come to Singapore occasionally to promote their services. While the prices offered are probably the most competitive, remember that the level of security is likewise the lowest since there is no local counterpart you can liaison with for your needs. If you must, only choose to work with boutiques that are represented at reputable wedding exhibitions and not just any boutique at a kiosk in your heartland mall. After all, it never hurts to exercise some caution.

Now that you’ve got the basics down pat, it’s time to check out the sites.
Taipei City & Around
Northern Taiwan (coming soon!)
Central Taiwan (coming soon!)
Southern Taiwan (coming soon!)

– See more at: http://wedding-travel.com/overseas-pre-wedding-photography-in-taiwan-101.aspx#sthash.Oz6WKQYT.dpuf

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Northern Taiwan

Text Lin Zixin

It is no secret that much of Taiwan’s prettiest locations lie along the coastline of Northern Taiwan. Take your pick from these hot favourites for an unforgettable overseas pre-wedding shoot.

Around Greater Taipei (台北縣)

Xinshan Lake of Dreams (新山夢湖)

The ethereal Lake of Dreams has long been one of the hottest locations for pre-wedding pictures in Taiwan and it’s not hard to understand why. Serene and soothing, the lake exudes an otherworldly charm that has enchanted countless couples over the years.

Address: 221台灣台北縣汐止市新山夢湖路


Photo courtesy of Romantic LifeJingtong Train Station (菁桐火車站)

The picturesque terminal station of the Pingxi Branch Rail Line is a quiet two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Taipei city and well worth the trip. Expect to find rustic wooden architecture from the town’s more prosperous days as well as other nostalgic sights for your wedding photos.

Address: 226台灣台北縣平溪鄉平溪村45號
Tel: 02-2495-1510


North Coast / Northeast Coast (北海岸 /東北海岸)

With no lack of Taiwan’s premium beaches, the North Coast is literally a treasure cove of sand, sea and surf. For the ideal backdrop to complement the snap-worthy natural landscapes, look to the numerous Greek-inspired buildings located along the seafront.

White Sand Bay (白沙灣)

One of the two most famous beaches of Taiwan’s north coast, White Sand Bay is a popular choice among Taiwanese couples for its convenient location a short drive from Taipei City and its exceptional beauty.

Address: 253台灣台北縣石門鄉德茂村下員坑33-6號
Tel: 02-2636-1580


Shihmen Wedding Plaza (幸福石門、石門婚紗廣場)

Facing the open sea, the Shihmen Wedding Plaza was specially conceptualised as a wedding photography garden to attract overseas couples to take their pre-wedding pictures at Taiwan’s North Coast. And an investment well made, we say; just look at the Greek and Mediterranean-inspired buildings and you’ll get what we mean.

Address: 台灣台北縣石門鄉尖鹿村台2線省道24公里處
Website: http://www.northguan-nsa.gov.tw


Linshanbi Cape (麟山鼻)

Used as the set for one of the scenes in Jay Chou’s Secret in which the male lead sends the female lead home on a bicycle, Linshanbi Cape likewise boasts glorious views of the open sea and is located near Taiwan’s northernmost point.

Address: 253台灣台北縣石門鄉
Website: http://www.northguan-nsa.gov.tw


Shihmen Wind Power Station / Shihmen Wind Turbine Park (石门风力发电站、风车公园)

There is just something about wind turbines on a clear summer day that is extra refreshing. Capture this unique piece of Taiwan’s North Coast against the blue sky and shimmering waters.

Address: 253台灣台北縣石門鄉
Website: http://www.northguan-nsa.gov.tw


Café de Bossa Nova (巴莎諾瓦海灘咖啡)

A friendly mainly alfresco café along Sanzhi’s beach Bossa Nova’s furnishing will remind you of the tropics and Mediterranean Sea. The café by night is equally charming with its soft lighting and the sound of waves all around.

Address: 2 42台灣台北縣三芝鄉54之4號
Tel: 02-8635-3218
Website: http://bossanova.myweb.hinet.net/


Lion’s Head Mountain Scenic Area (獅頭山風景區)

Enjoy a diverse range of backdrops at this versatile seafront scenic area, from rugged greenery to beautiful waters to the craggy shoreline.

Address: 208台灣台北縣金山鄉磺港路


Jinshan Beach (金山海濱浴場)

The other of the two most famous beaches along Taiwan’s north coast, Jinshan Beach is another gorgeous location that is well-loved by Taiwanese couples. Coming at different times of the day, the expressive beach creates a range of different moods that will be sure to have you and your partner enamoured.

Address: 207台灣台北縣萬里鄉


Feicui Bay / Jade Bay / Green Bay (翡翠灣)

This vast stretch of beach at Feicui Bay is one of Wanli’s most popular attractions and has been developed into a bustling resort area.

Address: 台灣台北縣萬里鄉
Tel: 02-8635-5100


Photo courtesy of Volans CoutureYeliou (野柳)

The Yeliou Scenic Area is famous for its weathered rock formations, one of which includes the iconic Queen’s Head. Enjoy the sharp contrast of the curious shapes against the breathtaking blue of the sky and sea.


Lovers Lake Park (情人湖公園)

Fall in love with this tranquil lake that is one of Keelung’s prime tourist attractions. Within the park, also find plenty of other picture-worthy spots along the footpath, suspension bridge and so on.

Address: 基隆市 外寮里基金一路208巷19號


Taoyuan (桃園)

Photo courtesy of Romantic LifeTa Shee Blooming Oasis (大溪花海農場)

As the largest farm in northern Taiwan with a variety of vibrant blooms all year round, Ta Shee welcomes countless couples every year for their pre-wedding photo shoots. If there’s anything that will tell you about Ta Shee’s popularity and beauty, it’s the fact that the farm has often been selected as a filming location for Taiwanese dramas and MTVs. Check out the likes of My Secret Garden 2, Mean Girl Ah Chu and Jay Chou’s Sea of Flowers MTV for a preview. Couples are only required to pay the entrance fee of NT100 (weekdays) / NT 150 (weekends) to shoot on the grounds.

Address: 桃園縣大溪鎮福安里4鄰復興路1段1093巷27號(慈湖停車場旁)
Tel: (03)388-0801
Website: http://tasheeblmn.pixnet.net/blog/post/6160727 (English) / http://www.tasheeblmn.com.tw/ (Chinese)


Sun&Green (向陽農場)

Fall in love with the endless fields of sunflowers at Sun&Green, sure to evoke images of summers and sunshine in your mind. And we’re not the only ones enthralled, as the farm has also been featured regularly on Taiwanese television, including the hit drama The Rose, MTV by popular female singer Fish Leong, and high-rating variety shows by Jacky Wu. Do note that the farm is closed on Mondays.

Address: 桃園縣觀音鄉藍埔村11鄰52號
Tel: 03-4870629 / 03-4971202
Website: http://www.sun-green.com.tw/


Photo courtesy of Romantic LifeFurano Sheep (綠光森林 富野綿羊牧場)

The people at Furano Sheep wants you to feel happiness on its grounds and we’re betting that won’t be hard when you arrive on the laidback rolling green of the farm. Apart from lush grasslands and fluffy sheep, expect to find a tranquil bamboo grove as well as a garden with blooms the colour of the rainbow.

Address: 桃園縣復興鄉霞雲村三鄰志繼19號之2
Tel: 03-382-2696
Website: http://www.furano.com.tw/

Highway 7 Italian Coffeehouse (七號公路義式咖啡館)

Painted in shades of striking white and blue, this well-known coffeehouse’s Greek-inspired architecture is what makes it a favourite with couples. Combine work and play by scheduling your itinerary such that you get to enjoy a relaxing lunch break in the cosy interiors after your photo shoot.

Address: 台灣桃園縣復興鄉詩朗14-1號
Tel: 03-382-2997


Love Story Building (大溪愛情故事館)

Home to a small collection of European-style buildings, the Love Story Building is specially conceptualised and put together by the loving owners as a memento of their trip to Europe. You’ll be sure to feel as amorous as the owners, with the constant references to love all around the grounds.

Address: 桃園縣大溪鎮復興路1段1037號
Tel: (03) 387-1566
Website: http://www.9420.com.tw/museum/english/english.htm (English)


Hsinchu (新竹)

Nanliao Fishing Harbour (南寮漁港)

As part of the Nanliao 17km Coastline Scenic Area (十七公里海岸線), Nanliao Fishing Harbour is a laidback spot that offers Mediterranean-style architecture alongside the pristine sea. For a little of that playful touch, ride along the coastal boardwalks in your gowns and suits as part of the shoot.

Address: 300台灣新竹市北區新港三路1之9號
Tel: 0922-575-852


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Lavender Cottage (熏衣草森林)

The quaint Lavender Cottage is reminiscent of gorgeous sceneries from Korean dramas, with brightly coloured chairs, a huge teddy bear on the lawn, and yes, ubiquitous lavender all around.

Address: 313台灣新竹縣尖石鄉嘉樂村10、11、12、13鄰村落道路
Tel: 03-584-1193
Website: http://www.lavendercottage.com.tw/

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Taiwan: Budgets at a Glance

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Home to gorgeous nature and vibrant cityscapes, Taiwan is a wonderful location for your pre-wedding photos. Here we provide a rough guide to the various costs involved.

Estimated price for 3D/2N trip for 2 persons with:

Normal airline (Eva Air) + 4-star hotel (Caesar Park Taipei): $1609
Average price per person from $804
Package price range from $1400 to $1800

Budget airline (Cebu Pacific Air) + 3-star hotel (Wonstar Hotel Ximen): $1360
Hotel price range from $154 to $550

We provide the following for your reference:

Bluebay Dream Wedding

Package price: $2,200+, 1 day shoot
Where: 10 routes
When and what to see: The Secret Basement, a beautiful raw forest with thin fogs (February to April); Greece Jade Bay route that also showcases hot springs in Yangmingshan National Park, volcanic landforms, grassland in Qing Tian Gang and Sanzhi beach (June to August)
Highlight: Itinerary for 4D/3N includes holiday and photoshoot, with visits to tourist attractions and local delicacies shops.
Remarks: Airfare, accommodation and land transport are not included.
Recommendations: It is more convenient during spring (April to June) and autumn (October to December) because it is cooler at these times. Though summer (July to September) can be hot, it is also an ideal time to take pictures of the sky and clouds.

Cangai Bridal

Package price: $1,400 – $2,500 / online booking price $1,200 – $2,100, 1-day shoot
Where: 16 different locations including Kenting, Hengchun, Kaohsiung, Chengqing Lake and more.
Highlight: Couples can pick the gowns and suits in Singapore, and get them in Taiwan. The boutique also offers competitive prices for online booking.
Remarks: Airfare, accommodation and land transport are not included.

iWedding

Package price: $2,900+, 1-day shoot
When: March every year
Where: 4 routes
Highlight: Cost-efficient and all-inclusive deal with no hidden costs
Remarks: Accommodation and land transport are included, but not airfare.

Also providing pre-wedding photography packages to Taiwan are: La Belle Couture, Di Gio Bridal, Rico-A-Mona Bridal, French Bridal, My Dream Wedding, Julia Wedding News, The Aisle Bridal Boutique, Bridal Concept and Signoria Nuziale.