My favorite moment from the wedding…
There were many moments that we will hold dear to our hearts. During the Hindu Ceremony, we loved seeing each other for the first time that special day. The magnitude of joy I felt when Meth tied the Thali around me, whilst being blessed by the shower of flowers thrown by our close family and friends, will never be forgotten. We also loved exchanging our personal vows. It reflected our happy go lucky attitude as well as our unwavering love for each other despite our flaws or the obstacles we may face.
I had the most fun…
We had fun playing the ‘find the ring’ game during our Hindu Ceremony which determined who rules the roost in the relationship. At the Wedding Reception, playing the shoe game brought lots of mischief and laughter!
I cried when…
We were both filled with happy tears when we exchanged our vows. During our speeches, we couldn’t help tearing up when we spoke about my grandparents and our loved ones who couldn’t be there. It meant so much to have the blessing of our grandparents and family members who had traveled so far to be there for us.
My wedding style was…
Simple, intimate and elegant.
It was most important to meet that…
We enjoyed the significant moments and to make sure our friends and family had a good time.
Valuable advice for brides to be…
- We learned that no matter how much of an organized or meticulous planner you are, there are some things you cannot control.
- The best solution is to delegate tasks, keep an open mind and don’t lose sight of what matters most – which is marrying the love of your life!
- Don’t be pressured by others expectations and create a personalised wedding focussing on what matters means most to both of you.
About The Couple
How we met
We were introduced by mutual family friends. Our phone numbers were exchanged and we briefly messaged each other for two days before meeting up for brunch. Before our first meetup, we exchanged photos to identify each other. Meth had sent me his first, and my initial thought was that he’s way out of my league. I decided to send a ridiculously bad photo (which was edited to look worse) of me to sabotage our meeting. It didn’t work!
Our first date
After our brunch, we decided to have our proper date. This was at a Malaysian restaurant in Camberwell called Masak Ku. Meth and I both love Malaysian cuisine. It was a quiet night and we ended up having the entire restaurant to ourselves. It was an intimate evening filled with frank conversations that felt natural and comfortable.
When I knew he was the one
It was never loved at first sight with our relationship. Over time, we built a solid friendship where we were brutally open and unfiltered with each other. We both soon realized how unconditionally loving we were towards one another and with that came the wish to spend the rest of our lives together.
Meth had organized my sister to take me out for a manicure. After my manicure, he picked me up and we had lunch at Hu Tong Dumpling Bar. We had a great day at the city just venturing around the Royal Botanical gardens. Once we came back to my home, Meth wanted to speak to my parents. Noting the house was so quiet, I went to look for them in the backyard. My parents were not there but what I did find was a beautifully laid out table for two surrounded by fairy lights, flowers, and candles. I then realized he had set everything up whilst I was out with my sister. He brought over a present and I opened it to find a photo frame with our favorite goofy photo booth picture. On the frame, he had written ‘Will you marry me?’ I broke into tears and let out the happiest ‘yes!’ He did try to get down on one knee but I stopped him. We stood as equals when he placed the ring on me. Meth had purchased all my favorite foods for that night. Roti chanai from Pappa Rich for dinner to dessert from Gelato Messina! It was truly magical and thoughtful!
What marriage means to us
As mentioned in our vows, it means to place great importance in each other’s happiness and not to take each other for granted. To base friendship, a sense of humor, kindness, and patience as the core elements of our relationship.