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Miranda Zhang, 30, and Matthew Chen, 32, met thanks to the first letters of their names. And the rest, as they say, is history. She tells us:

“We met in a class at a London church while studying in the UK. We had to introduce ourselves to someone else whose name had the same first letter.

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Our church ceremony had an intimate garden setting, and was attended by close friends and family. Rit, Matthew’s a cappella group from his school days, delivered a memorable rendition of Amazing Grace as I marched in with my dad.

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In addition, we had a Chinese banquet dinner to accommodate our huge families. We also engaged an excellent five-piece band, Acoustic Saturday, which we loved.

The best part was… when our pastor pronounced us husband and wife. All the ups and downs that we faced together culminated in that one moment!

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Sit back, relax and enjoy! A friend told me this: When you hit the 48-hour mark before the wedding, let loose and just go with the flow. I did, and you should too – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you can have at your wedding!”

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CHECKLIST
Venue
Glass Pavilion and Grand Ballroom at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa (6825-3838)

Wardrobe Gowns: J&C Bridal Collections (Cynthia Neo, 6270-2925); suits: Clothesmith (Leslie Chia, 6235-9767) 

Hair & makeup Miranda’s: Iris Lau (8498-0571); Matthew’s hair: I*CON by Shunji Matsuo (Comb, 6836-6567)

Photography One Eye Click (Yi Ting, 9729-9228); photobooth: One Eye Click Live (6466-6744)

Decor Flowers: Sing See Soon Flowers (285-2777); ribbons and paper: Kin Soon Pte Ltd – Minton House of Ribbons (6298-3391)

Special Thanks To Our banquet manager, Guo Rung, and Jason, our wedding planner at Amara Sanctuary Resort; our wedding planner/coordinator, Viviane Then, who made sure everything ran smoothly; and our friends and family who helped out.

Miranda & Matthew’s wedding was first published in Her World Brides Dec 2013 – Feb 2014.