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Fire­works, lanterns and a beach solem­ni­sa­tion at sun­set were just some of the beau­ti­ful things that made up Alexys Tjhia and Alex Leong’s won­der­fully in­ti­mate wedding at The Res­i­dence Bin­tan.

Alex and I met in Hokkaido in 2015 on a train from Niseko to Otaru. He was with his friends, and I was with my fam­ily. He asked for my num­ber, and we started hang­ing out back in Sin­ga­pore. Shortly af­ter, we went to In­done­sia on a whim to hike up Mount Mer­api in Yo­gyakarta. The trip made us re­alise how com­fort­able we were with each other, and we got to­gether as a cou­ple af­ter that.

I knew he was go­ing to pro­pose dur­ing our trip to Europe last year, but I didn’t know how. Turns out he had planned every­thing to a T! He even hired a lo­cal videog­ra­pher to dis­creetly fol­low us around Bled Cas­tle in Slove­nia to cap­ture the mo­ment!

Af­ter an unas­sum­ing lunch, the waiter – who was also in on the plan – led us to a pav­il­ion for cof­fee. It was beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated, and that was when I no­ticed the videog­ra­pher for the first time. Alex went down on one knee there and popped the ques­tion.

Our wedding at The Res­i­dence Bin­tan ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions in ev­ery way. We only in­vited our clos­est friends and fam­ily as we wanted to keep it in­ti­mate and en­gag­ing.

Ev­ery­one present knew us well and was gen­uinely happy for us, so the cel­e­bra­tion was filled with a lot of love.

A de­li­cious In­done­sian din­ner was served buf­fet-style to en­cour­age in­ter­ac­tion in a com­mu­nal set­ting. At the end, we also dis­trib­uted pa­per lanterns on which our guests could write well-wishes to us for an added per­sonal touch. The cer­e­mony ended with the guests re­leas­ing their lanterns, fol­lowed by a dis­play of fire­works.

The most mem­o­rable bit was when we had an open mic ses­sion. In such an in­ti­mate set­ting, peo­ple vol­un­tar­ily went up to share sto­ries and me­mories of us, some of which def­i­nitely could not be shared dur­ing a for­mal ban­quet in front of un­fa­mil­iar faces! When the band started play­ing a slow song, a few cou­ples went up to dance as well. It was a beau­ti­ful mo­ment.

The best part of the cel­e­bra­tions, how­ever, was re­ally the re­sort it­self. The hospi­tal­ity of the staff and de­lec­ta­ble spread of food just sealed the deal.

“The idyl­lic set­ting for the solem­ni­sa­tion, on the beach against the

set­ting sun, was beau­ti­ful.”

“We both had a lot of fun

and were im­mensely touched to be

sur­rounded by our friends

and fam­ily.”

T h e we d d i n g o f A l e x y s Tj h i A & Alex leongher gownsLiz Mar­tinez from Truly Enamouredhis suits Made SuitsPho­tography Ter­ralog­i­calVideog­ra­phy Bali Metrohair & MakeupThe Make Up Roomwedding Plan­ner The Wedding StylistVenueThe Res­i­dence Bin­tanspe­cial Thanks to The Res­i­dence Bin­tan

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