When I saw Joshua for the first time, I thought he looked familiar, but I couldn’t recall where I saw him from. We then broke the ice through mutual friends and grew closer. He was really sweet to me and that was how things started. 

Joshua adds: “I told myself that I was going to just focus on my studies, but Shannon caught my eye and we ended up dating!” 

The groomsmen were a source of mirth in their sarong kebayas. 

Shannon wore a traditional “kua” for the tea ceremony.

“I proposed to Shannon at Potato Head in Bali – a place that is meaningful to us. I travel to Bali every year to surf, and in 2017 alone, I was there four times, with Shannon coming along for three of the trips.

We both love the beach, and Potato Head is always our first stop for dinner. The atmosphere and food there are unbeatable.

For me, if you’re going to have a wedding, make sure it’s done well and make your wife happy, because it’s once in a lifetime – and she’s worth it.

Of course, there’d be stuff that you could have saved on, but personally, I think everything at our wedding turned out well, so it was money well spent!” 

 “I chose my gowns from Pronovias St. Patrick’s 2018 collection. I love how they are simple yet elegant.” 

A fun photo shoot session with the bridal party before the beach solemnisation and dinner.

“We wanted a dinner near the beach, so we chose Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa – Barnacles By The Sea. It was a small party for about 180 guests. Joshua wanted it to be a seafood buffet – he loves his seafood – and a buffet so that our guests could mingle.

As it was an outdoor venue, we went with a Havana Nights theme so our guests could come in casual wear, in case it got too warm.”

Shannon’s bridesmaids carried small bouquets of baby’s breath.

The dreamy solemnisation setting by the sea with 50 of their guests. 

“The best part was seeing Shannon walk down the aisle, and hearing the vows she wrote for me.”

“Instead having just one or two videos, we actually did three. The first showed us sharing our special moments together, and this was followed by our walk-in. The second was a tribute video to our families – it elicited a lot of tears from our guests! And the last video showed the highlights of our gate crash.

Joshua also performed two songs. I was really touched by the amount of effort he put into practising for the performance.”

Dinner was served buffet style. 

“In the midst the wedding preparations, I was overjoyed to learn that I was expecting. So during the dinner, we had a gender reveal at the end of our thank you speech – our guests had been looking forward to it with great anticipation.

We had a huge gift box, and giant balloons flew out when it was opened. That was really special to us too.”

“We were fortunate enough to have fireworks during our celebration, and took the chance to have a photo shoot with them in the background.”


Wedding Checklist


Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa (6275-0100)


Gowns and suits: Thomson Wedding Collection (www.twcweddings.com)

Hair & Makeup

Keith Tan (9450-7897)


Third Eye Pictureworks (www.thirdeyepictureworks.tumblr.com); fotofolkz (www.instagram.com/fotofolkz)


Alanmitchi Cinematography (www.alanmitchi.com)


Flowers and arch: Fleurcraft (www.fleurcraft.bigcartel.com)

Special thanks to Kombi Rocks, Thomson Wedding Collection, Busybody SG


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