It took place during a rickshaw ride through the Arashiyama bamboo grove of Kyoto, Japan. I was led to believe that we were there to celebrate my parents’ anniversary. Midway through the ride, I heard our song
Wouldn’t It Be Nice by the Beach Boys. Roy, who’d disguised himself as my rickshaw driver, had flown in a string quartet from Osaka to perform it live! It was such an intimate and grand proposal, and I said the most important “yes” in my life.
FAMILY UNITY Our families hold traditions and heritage close to our hearts, and we like to follow our customs during important occasions while interpreting them with modern touches. Throughout the celebrations, we really felt the coming together of our families.
1 Cheryl and Roy bowed and gave thanks to their parents before proceeding with the tea ceremony. 2 Joy and happiness during their frst-look moment. 3 Cheryl travelled in a sedan carried by the groomsmen. Later, after the ceremonies, her husband carried her into the bridal room – a moment they both found especially meaningful. 4 The bridesmaids wore red with mandarin collarscum-chokers. 5 Cheryl complemented her qun kua with lavish gold and silver embroidery with equally ornate headpieces. 6 The modern theme of their lunch reception was inspired by the vibrant colours of a peacock.
OPPOSITE Cheryl’s father, Mervin Wee, holds a red umbrella to symbolically ward off any negative elements as she leaves her home with Roy.