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elisa erwan2.jpgGetting ready to meet her husband with her father and flower girl.

Elisa Henzgen, 33, and Erwan Meurzec, 32, met when Elisa was doing a semester of her MBA studies in Kuala Lumpur, and Erwan was doing his internship in the same country. They had five months together in Malaysia, and then spent a month in India before meeting again in ther home countries, Germany and France respectively. She tells us:

elisa erwan8.jpgGuests had a wonderful time at the ceremony.

elisa erwan4.jpgElisa’s maids of honour wore salmon and coral dresses, as well as wrist corsages.

elisa erwan11.jpgDetails such as Erwan’s accessories and their wedding bands made lovely pictures.

“We had two weddings: We made our union legal in Paris in February 2014, with only family and our closest friends as witnesses. We wanted to settle the paperwork before our move to Singapore soon afterwards. Our second celebration took place in Koh Samui in March this year at the beautiful Villa Riva. We had 81 guests and the atmosphere was magical.

elisa erwan9.jpgHusband and wife in one of their favourite shots with the setting sun in the background.

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elisa erwan3.jpgGuests received flip-flops so they could dance comfortably for the rest of the night.

There was no religious ceremony. Instead, we asked our bridesmaids and best men, as well as our siblings and parents to say a few words. The speeches were emotional and touching. Later, Erwan and I exchanged vows again. He expressed our love with the most beautiful words; there was not a dry eye among our guests.”

elisa erwan10.jpgThe space was decorated with Chinese lanterns, as well as white and dusky roses.

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elisa erwan6.jpgA family portrait with their two-year-old son, Milo.

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Venue
 Villa Riva in Koh Samui, Thailand (www.villarivasamui.com)

Wardrobe Gown: Ann Teoh (6887-4610); suit: Frank Tailor Singapore (6337-9413)

Hair and Makeup Dany Samui Hair (Dany Lopez, +66-81-787-4893)

Photography Samui Pics (Anne Sophie Maestracci, +66-801-029-791)

Wedding planner and stylist The Signature Weddings (Tina Roper-Moley, +66-81-271-0220)

Special thanks to My parents Patricia and Rudolf Henzgen, as well as Erwan’s parents, Renee and Yves Meurzec for their support. Our maids of honour and best man for their emotional support and help. Tina and team for the amazing work, and Milo for being the most beautiful son on earth.

This story was first featured in Her World Brides June 2015.