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What was the proposal like?
We talked about marriage from time to time. And even though ours has been a long-distance relationship from the start and we meet about twice a month, we knew we were ready to be together for good. But I didn’t know when, if and how Dean would propose.
We usually have one to two long trips a year and Dean proposed while we were in Melbourne last November. We went for a drive and stopped at a vineyard for a walk.
During our stroll, he suddenly slowed down and smiled nervously. That was when I knew he had something up his sleeve. Then he knelt down and proposed.
We both don’t like crowds, so he kept the proposal simple and private – it was really nice.
What are your priorities in planning for the big day?
To not get stressed and just enjoy the wedding planning journey!
What are your wedding plans and celebrations like?
We want the wedding to be very enjoyable and comfortable for our guests.
Our plan is to have one wedding celebration instead of separate day and night events so that our guests really enjoy themselves.
It will be an simple and intimate gathering where our guests can get to know each other better.
What is the most stressful thing about wedding planning?
Sourcing for the perfect venue as we love nature and the outdoors and our weather is a challenge. The gowns too!
What is your dream wedding gown – style, design, fabric and details?
I’m open to trying different styles as long as the gown’s not too sweet and dainty.
But I know I won’t be able to take long sleeves or low-waisted designs, so the silhouette I have in mind would be sleeveless, V-neck, high-waisted and beautifully tailored for a perfect fit throughout.
I’m torn between having lace and simple silk-satin fabric.
What kind of makeup look would you be going for?
It would depend on my gowns, but I love earthy, peachy tones that are blended well for a flawless finish.
Perhaps soft brown smoky eyes, pretty blush and medium nude pink tones for lips.
And lastly, what advice would you give couples planning for their big day?
Keep in mind that the wedding celebration usually lasts a day or two while marriage is for life. Remind yourself to enjoy the planning journey and compromise on any differences in needs or wants.
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This story was first published in Her World Brides Dec'18. Grab your copy today for Beatrice's full feature and cover spread!
Photography Skyy Woo
Stylist Steve Thio, assisted by Karin Tan
Hair & makeup GregO (hp: 9826-2681), using Keune Sg & Dior
Timepieces Maurice Lacroix
Jewellery & Shoes Couple’s own
Location Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali