Singapore Tatler Wedding - - DREAMS -

Al­lud­ing to how they first crossed paths, the wed­ding of FLORENCE LEE and car afi­cionado DAMIAN XIAO fea­tured lux­ury cars and lit­tle ex­trav­a­gances for a pic­ture-per­fect, un­for­get­table union

Un­like most cou­ples, Damian Xiao met his in-laws even be­fore he first laid eyes on his wife. He had known her par­ents from Mini Cooper events, and it was at one of the din­ners that he fi­nally spoke to their daugh­ter. Florence Lee was out­go­ing and charis­matic, while he was slightly re­served; like yin and yang they im­me­di­ately hit it off.

No doubt, their re­la­tion­ship saw chal­lenges. They had to en­dure time apart when Damian served two years of Na­tional Service, and when he spent an­other two years at univer­sity in Melbourne, Aus­tralia. When­ever they were to­gether, how­ever, they made the most of ev­ery minute. Whether they were hav­ing long in­ti­mate con­ver­sa­tions over a good meal or en­joy­ing scenic road trips, be­ing able to en­joy each other’s com­pany af­ter all that time apart brought them closer.

Af­ter nine years of dat­ing, it was a mat­ter of time be­fore Damian popped the ques­tion. “I knew she was the one be­cause she al­ways has the best in­ten­tions at heart de­spite our dif­fer­ent opin­ions,” he says. “Also, she makes me laugh and she laughs at my jokes.”

Know­ing that Christ­mas was her favourite hol­i­day, Damian gave Florence the best Christ­mas gift by go­ing down on bended knee at a tran­quil French restau­rant by the sea.

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