give back Michelle & Ji­a­jun in love

Lush ar­range­ments of hy­drangeas and can­did mo­ments were in abun­dance at Michelle and Ji­a­jun’s in­ti­mate cel­e­bra­tion at The Fuller­ton Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore.

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We met in 2007, at ju­nior col­lege. Michelle and I were paired up to par­tic­i­pate in the Pre­uni­ver­sity Sem­i­nar. She was the brains of the team, and I did the talk­ing. This ar­range­ment has worked ever since!

I pro­posed at home the morn­ing af­ter Michelle came back from a trip. She was com­pletely jet-lagged, so my open­ing words were “I’ll let you go back to sleep if you say yes” – an of­fer she couldn’t refuse. We had been dat­ing for nearly a decade by then, and the pro­posal re­flected how com­fort­able we had be­come with each other.

The wedding was in­ti­mate, a way of thank­ing our guests for tak­ing the time and ef­fort to cel­e­brate with us. We started the big day af­ter lunch so that ev­ery­one could sleep in. The solem­ni­sa­tion took place just be­fore din­ner, fol­lowed by drinks at the top of The Fuller­ton Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore, where our over­seas guests could take in the Sin­ga­pore sky­line.

The venue decor was based on the blue hy­drangea, Michelle’s favourite flower. For­tu­nately, the am­bi­ence of the wedding venue read­ily com­ple­mented this theme.

“We wanted as many peo­ple

to en­joy the flow­ers as pos­si­ble, and ar­ranged for them to be re­pur­posed, and dis­trib­uted by Bloom­back – a so­cial en­ter­prise – to health-care fa­cil­i­ties.”

Go­ing through the big day to­gether, mi­nor hic­cups and all, was mean­ing­ful for us, the same way roller coast­ers are more fun be­cause of the ups and downs.

When we were asked dur­ing the solem­ni­sa­tion who had brought us here to­gether, we mis­tak­enly an­swered “the wedding plan­ners”. That nearly caught the Jus­tice of the Peace off-guard! Thank­fully, he was un­fazed, and pro­ceeded to solem­nise our mar­riage.

Fac­ing our near­est and dear­est with Michelle by my side was the most mem­o­rable part of the din­ner, fol­lowed by ac­ci­den­tally lob­bing a cham­pagne cork at our friend.

Af­ter the wedding, we looked for­ward to sleep­ing for two con­sec­u­tive nights!

“‘ I prom­ise to be a true and loyal friend’ was our very first com­mit­ment to each other.”

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