The couple were in a long-distance relationship before getting married. While Beatrice worked here, Dean was based in Bangkok and then Jakarta.

Tell us more about the proposal!

Dean proposed while we were in Melbourne last November. We were out driving and stopped at a vineyard. While strolling, he slowed down and smiled nervously. That was when I knew he had something up his sleeve. Then he knelt down and proposed. As we both don’t like crowds, it was simple and private, and really sweet. (Also read: 12 seriously romantic proposals from our real grooms)

Tell us about your wedding theme and celebration!

The theme was black-tie with a classy, downtown-Manhattan restaurant vibe, complete with good food and jazz. We wanted guests to feel relaxed, like as if we were all out together on a very special date night, so they could thoroughly enjoy themselves. 

I had a hard time deciding what to wear at first. I eventually chose two outfits for the day, and two for the night.

I wore a flowy Liz Martinez gown with delicate floral embroidery and a short train in the morning because it was easy to move around in. Then I changed into a custom satin mermaid gown with an oversized bow in the back from Silhouette The Atelier for the solemnisation. For dinner, a fully beaded Pallas Couture gown with a low back and long train, and then a custom pantsuit by Silhouette The Atelier with a bustier top and detachable train

What were your favourite moments?

Some of the highlights included our parents’ march-in and Dean’s heartfelt speech. He and his groomsmen surprised our guests with a dance performance to Blackpink’s Ddu-du-ddu-du, which was pretty entertaining! Then I surprised him by playing Can’t Help Falling in Love on the piano.




All smiles during the morning festivities.

The customary sweet ah balling soup before leaving Beatrice’s family home. 

Beatrice carried a timeless bouquet of white peonies and roses, which went beautifully with her romantic gown. 

Her bridesmaids’ outfits came from KLARRA.

Elegant white, green and gold ccents set the scene for dinner. 

“I’ve always found white classy, which is why I used it in the wedding. Our florist did a great job with the flowers.” – Beatrice

Their invitation suite featured soft pastels and romantic calligraphy.

Guests received a brass metal plate thoughtfully packaged in a box. 

Beatrice’s dad walking her down the aisle. 

“When it came to the preparations, we compromised on our preferences, so we could enjoy the journey leading up to the big day.”

Cutting their three-tiered buttercream wedding cake with white flowers. 

Beatrice prepared a surprise piano performance for her groom. 

The groom and groomsmen danced to Blackpink’s Ddu-du-ddu-du.

Wedding checklist

Solemnisation & dinner: The Clifford Pier (6597-5226)
Morning and first march-in: Liz Martinez and Pallas Couture from Truly Enamoured (; solemnisation and second march-in: Silhouette The Atelier (
Hair & makeup
Grego Oh (9826-2681)
The Beautiful Moment Photography (
PPairscollective (
Bloomen (
Med Karlek Inc. (
A Brush With Mel ( 
Pine Garden (
Special thanks to
Steve Thio of Her World Brides for this help during the planning, and my pantsuit with Silhouette The Atelier.
This article originally appeared on Her World Brides September – November 2019.