When Amy Ow, 28, and Jay Chang, 31, met in Sentosa in 2004, it was love at first sight, but neither said a word and kept up a friendship instead as Jay lived in Holland.
They didn’t confess their feelings for one another until seven years later, when they toured the Greek Islands together. They tied the knot in Bali in 2013. She tells us:
“In 2011, Jay asked me to explore Santorini and Naxos in Greece with him. That’s when he confessed that he’d been in love with me since we met in 2004. I told him I’d felt the same way.
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Five months later, he flew to Singapore and proposed. We decided to hold our blue and white themed wedidng at the Tirtha Luhur in Bali. The celebration would also give me more time to spend with my family and friends as we would be living in Holland after the wedding.
We gave blue feathered fans as favours; we were glad to find that they proved useful to guests, especially during the solemnisation.
The blue and white theme echoed the colours of the Greek Islands.
The most magical time at our wedding, was when Jay and I held each other as the fireworks went off; we couldn’t stop smiling at the thought of being together for the rest of our lives.
The fireworks at the end of the night made the couple’s celebration all the more magical.
From Miss to Mrs: I cherished every moment of walking down the aisle. I was giving my life to this man; nothing could be better.
White lanterns, Tiffany chairs and gorgeous centrepieces added to an elegant, romantic ambience.
The wedding turned out to be exactly how I imagined it to be. It was so romantic, enchanting and fairy-tale like. If I could, I wish to relive that day once more!
Instead of a white cake, Amy chose a pink creation with ribbon bows.
My top tip? Hire a wedding planner or coordinator, so you and your entourage can enjoy the day.”
Reception: Tirtha Luhur in Bali in Indonesia (+62-361-847-1151)
Gowns: Tan Yoong (6734-3783/6235-2113); hairpiece: Gioielli Bridal Accessories (9363-1627); shoes: Jimmy Choo (6634-1221). Suits: Hugo Boss (6238-9328)
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Actual day and pre-wedding photo shoot in Holland: Ely Agustina, Bali (+62-819-3305-2888); pre-wedding shoot in Paris: Jacqueline Law Makeup (9113-1498)
Pre-wedding and actual day: Lightedpixels Photography (Alwin Lim, 6474-6556)
Tirtha Bridal, Bali (+62-361-847-1151)
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Pastor Keith Monteiro for taking us through the very meaningful marriage preparation journey; and Jon Lim of Saxifrage (www.saxifrage.com.sg) for his patience in designing our one-of-a-kind wedding bands with us.
Amy and Jay’s wedding was first featured in Her World Brides March – May 2014.
See also: the things to know when marrying in Bali.