For the 2019 edition of Her World Brides Coverbrides we sent our finalists jetting off to The Residence Bintan for a romantic photo shoot. Now one of our finalists Stella Thet, 27, financial consultant, shares with us her wedding plans and how she met her thoughtful fiancé, Steven Tan Zhi Yuan, 28, investment banker.
When did you first meet your fiance?
We bumped into each other at Zouk back in 2016, but only started talking six months later.
What was your first impression of him?
From the way he carried himself, he looked like a ladies’ man.
What did you do on your first date?
He said he had an errand to run near my office and asked if I’d like to have dinner. I only realised after the date that the ‘errand’ was an excuse to take me out.
What qualities drew you to him on the date?
He was surprisingly chatty, charismatic and spontaneous.
What was the most romantic thing he’s done for you?
I mentioned that I’d hardly travelled out of Asia, and he booked a very enjoyable two-week road trip in Australia.
What do you love most about him?
That he is responsible, thoughtful and takes very good care of me. He’s a keeper!
How do you manage your relationship?
We are very different in many ways, but we always make an effort to communicate and understand each other’s point of view. Opposites attract but to maintain a good relationship, communication is key.
How did he propose?
He proposed during a photo shoot in Santorini.
What kind of wedding are you having?
We both love nature and are planning an outdoor solemnisation and celebration with our families and close friends.
Her World Brides Coverbrides 2019 is brought to you by:
Official presenter and jewelry sponsor: Lazare Diamonds by Larry Jewelry
Official bridal wardrobe: Malena Bridal Couture
Official resort sponsor: The Residence Bintan
Photographer: Frenchescar Lim
Stylist: Steve Thio, assisted by Michelle Lee & Nadia Lim
Hair & Makeup: GregO (HP 9826-2681), using Cle de Peau Beaute and Keune Haircosmetics Singapore
This story was originally published in Her World Brides September 2019.