CE­LINE & ALAN

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Ce­line Linh Luong, 27, and Alan Van Chu Linh, 31, in­cor­po­rated the warm colours of autumn into their in­ti­mate wed­ding din­ner at House at Dempsey.

SOME­THING SPE­CIAL Alan was the older brother of one of my friends. The first time we met, we both felt that there was some­thing spe­cial be­tween us. He was sup­posed to be per­ma­nently based in Syd­ney, but af­ter tex­ting for a month, he came to Sin­ga­pore to be with me. We moved in to­gether af­ter three weeks and got mar­ried eight months later.

EV­ERY MO­MENT LIKE THIS ONE The morn­ing I pro­posed to Alan was just like any other – we were get­ting ready to leave for work. At one point, how­ever, I looked at him and thought to my­self that I could look at him ev­ery morn­ing, ev­ery day, and I would love ev­ery mo­ment with him in it. So I walked over and asked if he would like to marry me. He was com­pletely shocked, and he teared up. We had no ring or flow­ers, but it was com­plete hap­pi­ness. Later that evening, Alan came home with a bou­quet and a ring. This time, he went down on one knee to ask for my hand, and it was my turn to cry.

"I'LL NEVER FOR­GET THE SIGHT OF ALAN WAIT­ING FOR ME AT THE END OF THE AISLE, BEAMING AT ME WHEN OUR EYES MET."

– Ce­line

AT COM­PLETE EASE While we had two large ban­quet­style cel­e­bra­tions in our home­town in Viet­nam, our small cel­e­bra­tion in Sin­ga­pore felt the most per­sonal to us. Alan and I both love autumn, so we wanted the colours of the sea­son to be re­flected in our wed­ding decor. Our friends helped out a lot with the set-up. Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, we both felt so at ease, sur­rounded by our clos­est and dear­est.

THE IM­POR­TANT THINGS Recog­nise the things that are the most im­por­tant to you and fo­cus on them. You may not have ev­ery­thing in per­fect or­der on the ac­tual day, but if you can have what’s im­por­tant to you, well, you’re good!

1 The cou­ple ex­changed per­sonal vows and gave their speeches. 2 In­stal­la­tions of green­ery were po­si­tioned at se­lected parts of the venue to seam­lessly form part of the wed­ding decor. 3 The bride shar­ing a happy mo­ment with her brides­maids. 4 “The mo­ment I saw my bri­dal bou­quet from Liz Flo­rals, I felt warmed and heart­ened. It had all the colours of autumn – even the rib­bon was in my favourite shade of bur­gundy red.” 1

OP­PO­SITE “We en­joy in­ti­macy and cosi­ness, so our wed­ding was planned to be just like that. It was a din­ner rather than a party, with just 33 of our clos­est fam­ily, friends and col­leagues.” 4

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5 Ce­line went for a sim­ple A-line white bri­dal gown that was easy to move around in, as the venue was small. 6 “We felt very ful­filled, and were grate­ful for ev­ery­thing and ev­ery­one.” 7&8 The guests sat at long ta­bles with a small space at the front for speeches and, of course, some danc­ing! 5

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OP­PO­SITE “There’s noth­ing I would change about the wed­ding, save hav­ing a big­ger bite of our ve­gan but­ter­cream wed­ding cake that was made by our good friend, Zenna Ho. It was so del­ish!” 7

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