“Our celebration was filled with personal touches from both of us, like Super Mario-inspired and Disneyesque costumes for my bridesmaids to wear at the gatecrashing.

Also, as we both live in Perth, Australia, where I studied for four years, we went for little rustic touches as seen in our ring holder and wicker baskets. 

There were plenty of magical moments! Our favourites: The same-day video, our walk under the arch of light sabres, and our first dance – a fusion of the rumba and salsa, thanks to lessons.

When Sam finally made it to my room after the gatecrashing, I felt so at ease. Right there and then, I knew I’d always have him by my side on this life journey.”

CHECKLIST
Venue Church of St. Teresa (6271-1184); Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore (6275-0100)

Wardrobe Gown for gatecrashing: Michelle Lloyd Clear Couture in Perth, Australia (+61-8-9227-5555); gowns for church and first march-in: Hobnob Bridal in Perth (+61-8-9227-8488); tea ceremony gown and qipao: Made to measure by Valens Couture (6257-1008); suit: T.M. Lewin, Vivocity (6276-0542)

Hair & Makeup Joie Makeup Bar (9385-7769)

Photography Tiny Dot Photography (Yu Hsin, 6674-7367)

Videography Ichiro Films (Christopher Tay, 9842-7458)

Decor Bouquet: Mister Flower (8876-6188); flowers for church: Blissfulthots (6252-7887); flowers for hotel reception: Sing See Soon Floral & Landscape Pte Ltd (6285-2777)

Cake & desserts Missus Bonbon (6737-9811)

Wedding planner Chere: Weddings & Parties (8752-1101)

Special Thanks To Family and friends, especially Aunty Valerie Tan, who helped us in one way or another. Also, Weiwei and her team for executing our vision beautifully.

This story was first published in Her World Brides September – November 2015.