How did you meet?
A mutual friend set us up on a date. Ken made a good first impression. We really enjoyed each other’s company and started hanging out a lot more after that.
For the proposal, he surprised me during our trip to Seoul for a friend’s wedding. Dressed in the hanbok, we were taking photos at Gyeongbokgung Palace when he said he had to visit the washroom. Our Korean friend and guide led me to a spot where Ken waiting for me. He said the look on my face was priceless.
The wedding gown I eventually wore – a Rebecca Caroline ballgown I fell in love with as soon as I put it on – was so different from the mermaid I envisioned myself wearing but did not suit my petite frame. The final touch was a stunning cathedral-length veil with Swarovski crystals.
I’ve loved mermaids since watching The Little Mermaid, so when Ken suggested an underwater theme for our dinner, I was ecstatic. Ultimately, we wanted our guests to feel as if they’d been transported to somewhere under the sea, and it was romantic and dreamy.
We ended with an after-party in the ballroom and our friends said they felt like they were in a “club in the ocean”. It was such a fun night that we didn’t want it to end.
Our only regret was not allocating time for photos with everyone, which would have been such great keepsakes.
Marrying the girl of my dreams was surreal. When I saw Rachel coming down the aisle, I was moved to tears.” – Ken
The wedding of Rachel Wee & Ken Chen
Vera Lim of Love Blush, Keith Bryant Lee and Adeline Lim
Church of St Teresa, Singapore, and The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Harijanto Setiawan of Boenga Flowers & Design
The Wedding Stylist
Lights & Sound
Eureka! Campaign Associates
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