An intimate, sentimental and fun Kuala Lumpur Wedding wedding.
It’s all about family and friends for Yen Yen and Ka Wing. Though simple in nature, their wedding is a meaningful one. Here’s Ka Wing, the groom, and Yen Yen, the bride, talking to us about their love journey and their wonderful day.
Yen and I met in the year 2000 when I was transferred to her high school. Unfortunately at that time, she had a boyfriend, so I hid my feelings and I did not ask her out until she was single. We officially got together on the 24th January 2002. She was my first girlfriend.
After graduating from high school, Ka Wing and I went to Sydney, Australia to further our studies. We spent six years there studying and working, while our relationship blossomed. Eventually, Ka Wing was offered a better work opportunity in Singapore and we decided to leave Australia for good. He moved to Singapore and I returned to Malaysia. Thus, our long distance relationship began for another six years. However, this did not affect our relationship in any way – he would consistently take a 5-hour journey bus (sometimes more) from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur every Friday evening after work to see me and then leave for Singapore again on Sunday evening – every single week.
In mid-2013, I decided to ask my mother-in-law for her daughter’s hand in marriage. Her family gave me their blessing and her mother was very supportive. As we had a lot of memories while we were studying in Sydney together, I felt Sydney would be able to provide the perfect setting for my proposal to her.Yen is a very private person and therefore I’ve decided to propose to her on a private yacht in Sydney Harbour with just a few close friends. Proposal moments were captured on video by our wonderful friends – I went down on my knee, she said “Yes”, everyone cheered, champagne popped – then we were happily engaged!
Yen and I wanted our wedding to be as simple as possible. Instead of the usual gate-crashing tradition, we opted for a photo shoot session with our bridesmaid and groomsmen at KL Hilton. We have different groups of friends and it was nice to gather everyone to have a group shot. We picked Mun Keat as our wedding photographer because we love his natural photography approach and his attention to details.
I love romantic pastel colours and therefore we decided on a combination of masculine and feminine colours – blush pink and light grey with a hint of champagne gold as our wedding theme.
I also decided to do some simple DIY with the help of my maid-of-honour, Jacqueline. I started my DIY projects 8 months before my wedding to ensure I have plenty of time to complete it at my own pace. It was fun discussing my ideas and hunting for materials with Jacqueline. I made flower petal toss cones, welcome signboard, Mr and Mrs chair sign, words of wisdom cards and pre-wedding photo cards to hang on our beautiful wishing tree at the hotel foyer, thumb print guestbook, posters for our guestbook table, and individually wrapped and attached handmade thank you tags on the wedding favours for our guests.
As I was searching for wedding gown designers, my mother’s friend recommended Celest Thoi. I paid a visit at her showroom and I was impressed with her workmanship and eye for details. Celest listened and beautifully sketched out the dress of my dreams. She also custom designed my bridal shoes so that it matches with my wedding dress. The process of making my wedding gown required a lot of effort and it was time-consuming. The flower petals were sewed on one by one onto the dress to cover my body. The dress took 5 months to make and Celest delivered it on time. Celest also custom made my red Cheongsam and red heels to match.
Everyone being involved in the celebration and ending up having lots of fun, especially during the after wedding dinner party at the ballroom. It is not just seeing the faces of our guests, but feeling their presence with us, and sharing our happiness, which we were able to feel throughout the day and night.
My sister-in-law once told me “There’s no such thing as a perfect wedding” and she was right. There were a few things that went wrong at our wedding; wrong chair settings, missing drapes as well as chandeliers, and a projector malfunctioned during our wedding reception. We decided to let it slide and not letting minor issues like these to distract us from our celebration. As long as we still have each other, that’s all that matters.
Photographer : MunKeat Photography
Cinematographer : Neptune View Studio
Bride’s Gown: Celest Thoi
Bride’s Qipao: Celest Thoi
Bride’s Heels: Celest Thoi
Hair and Makeup : KF Bong (Kian Fong Bong)
Florist : Sunny Days
Wishing tree decor : Wishing Tree
Liveband: Kryptonite Entertainment
Photo Booth: Photo Booth Studio
Stationery : Purple Cards
Wedding Coordinator: Sincerite Wedding and Events