An unexpected wedding gift from Christyl Chin to Lim Choon Leng, a backdrop of verdant cherry blossoms in pink and white set the tone for a romantic soiree
hey share a taste for travel and fine spirits so a friend thought they might hit it off, but it was hardly an instant connection for Lim Choon Leng and Christyl Chin. On their first meeting at a social gathering in a whisky bar in 2014, Christyl was taken aback when Choon Leng asked why she was single. She recalls with amusement, “The meeting ended up as a complete disaster!”
However, she agreed to another meeting and the second time really was the charm for this pair. After an intense one-year courtship, Choon Leng joked about how the calanques in Marseilles would make a picturesque backdrop for a proposal. Christyl could have suspected he was up to something as they were planning a trip there. But three weeks before that, during a very special moment on their holiday in Taipei, he surprised her when he asked for her hand in marriage.
This modern couple always envisioned an intimate do with just their close family members and friends, but decided to do things the traditional Chinese way to show respect to Choon Leng’s parents. A grand eight-course dinner banquet was held at The Four Seasons Singapore; however, it wasn’t just the much raved-about Chinese cuisine from Jiang Nan