JOCINA & TZU WEI

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Jocina Tan, 27, and Kuo Tzu Wei, 30, made it of­fi­cial with a lovely out­door solem­ni­sa­tion, fol­lowed by a ban­quet in a beau­ti­ful mar­quee. A dessert ta­ble spread and an on­line quiz gave their guests more won­der­ful mem­o­ries.

PRO­POSAL IN SEOUL Tzu Wei pro­posed to me in Seoul when we were on va­ca­tion! On the pre­text of meet­ing his Korean col­league, we made our way to Ha­neul Park and he pro­posed at sun­set. A pho­tog­ra­pher was hired to cap­ture the mo­ment, and Tzu Wei pre­pared a video with our fam­ily and friends in it, as well as a time­line of our re­la­tion­ship – which was hi­lar­i­ous. Af­ter more than four years to­gether, it felt so un­real that we were tak­ing this step for­ward and I got re­ally emo­tional.

THRICE THE FUN We had three events in a day – start­ing with the morn­ing gate­crash, fol­lowed by an out­door solem­ni­sa­tion cer­e­mony and lastly, a ban­quet for 240 guests. I had al­ways wanted an out­door cer­e­mony and Ho­tel Fort Can­ning’s venues fit the bill of what we were look­ing for – in­clud­ing their Grand Mar­quee, an al­ter­na­tive to the ho­tel ball­room.

EMO­TIONAL CER­E­MONY I felt ner­vous be­fore the walk-in, but my dad re­as­sured and guided me down the aisle. Tzu Wei teared when my dad told him it was now his re­spon­si­bil­ity to take care of me. Our vows were ex­changed with cracked voices and tears.

DREAM GOWNS Af­ter brows­ing through Pin­ter­est, I was drawn to­wards A-line and mer­maid gowns. My solem­ni­sa­tion gown was a mer­maid de­sign from The Pre­lude Bridal with gor­geous scal­lop lace de­tails, pearl straps and a low back. I also cus­tomised an A-line gown with an il­lu­sion V-back for my morn­ing fes­tiv­i­ties, and opted for a more con­ser­va­tive choice for my ban­quet – a blue ball­gown with sheer sleeves and em­bel­lish­ments – both of which are from Lace­bridge.

QUIZ TIME Dur­ing our ban­quet, there was a seg­ment in which our guests were asked to take an on­line quiz about Tzu Wei and I. The top three win­ners walked away with vouch­ers, and we heard from our fam­ily and friends that they en­joyed the seg­ment very much.

THE RIGHT PER­SON There are def­i­nitely things that will go wrong or have to be changed along the way. But the most im­por­tant thing is know­ing that you picked the right per­son to spend your life with. And that’s all that mat­ters; know­ing you’re mar­ry­ing the per­son you love and who loves you back.

OFF WE GO! We were look­ing for­ward to our hon­ey­moon trip af­ter the big day was over, es­pe­cially Tzu Wei, as he had to be the one li­ais­ing with the ho­tel man­age­ment and han­dling all the queries dur­ing the wed­ding, while I was do­ing my hair and makeup the whole time (laughs).

1 Man and wife! 2 “There wasn’t a theme but we kept to a sim­ple palette of wine, navy, grey and peach for our decor and out­fits.” 3 Hand­writ­ten vows. 4 Jocina’s brides­maids wore pretty lilac grey dresses with lace or pleats. 5 Cute flower girls lead­ing the way. 6 A del­ish plethora of desserts and snacks were laid out for guests af­ter the solem­ni­sa­tion cer­e­mony.

OP­PO­SITE The cou­ple met at uni­ver­sity in 2010 and were friends for two years be­fore of­fi­cially dat­ing.

7 The soft glow from fairy lights cre­ated a won­der­ful am­bi­ence be­fore the ban­quet com­menced. 8 The cou­ple opted for a dummy wed­ding cake. 9 Gleam­ing chan­de­liers adorned the Grand Mar­quee. “I wanted a bou­quet which had red and peach tones with lots of green in it as I thought it would look re­ally ro­man­tic and beau­ti­ful. My florist did an awe­some job in nail­ing it!”

10 En­joy­ing their ban­quet pro­ceed­ings. 11 Gifts to their par­ents. 12 Hap­pily mar­ried. 13 Well-wishes from their guests.

OP­PO­SITE A march-in re­ceived with cheers, warmth and laugh­ter!

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