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Bev­erly Tan, 26, mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive, and Chua Yuxuan, 28, cre­ative man­ager, cel­e­brated their nup­tials with a travel-themed wed­ding party for 240 guests at Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore Sen­tosa Re­sort & Spa.

THE ONE FOR ME The mo­ment I knew I wanted to marry Bev­erly was the mo­ment I met her. We were both work­ing in the same com­pany while wait­ing for uni­ver­sity to start. While we didn’t re­ally talk, we def­i­nitely took no­tice of each other. On my last day, I came up with the ex­cuse of want­ing to sur­prise my col­leagues, and need­ing her help and her phone num­ber. It’s been seven years since.

CRASH LAND­ING I planned to pop the ques­tion dur­ing our trip to Jeju Is­land, South Korea. I bought an $800 drone so that I could at­tach the ring box to the drone, get down on one knee and film the mo­ment. How­ever, on the day of the pro­posal, there was a thun­der­storm and the drone crashed into the ocean. When we got back to the ho­tel, Bev­erly saw the flow­ers I pre-or­dered so I de­cided to pro­pose there and then. Thank­fully, she said yes!

WARM AND COSY We wanted our wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion to be fun, light-hearted and in­for­mal. From the march-in (or should we say dance-in) to our in­tro­duc­tion video that was a par­ody of an in-flight se­cu­rity brief­ing video and even our choice of venue. We love how Sof­i­tel’s Straits Ball­room of­fers plenty of nat­u­ral sun­light and views of the lush green­ery and ocean. This al­lowed for a very warm and cosy mood through­out.

TRAVEL THEME We both love to travel so we had a rus­tic travel theme for the wed­ding set-up. In­stead of ta­ble num­bers, each ta­ble was as­signed a coun­try that we have been to. The colour palette that tied the decor, theme and out­fits to­gether was ma­roon, red and navy blue.

BEST PART What you prob­a­bly won’t ex­pect is how grate­ful you are go­ing to feel to have all the peo­ple you love there on your big day. To see how ev­ery­one is hav­ing fun and en­joy­ing them­selves af­ter months of putting ev­ery­thing to­gether is price­less. That was the best part for us.

MY VOW TO YOU Yuxuan: “I may not be the rich­est, smartest or most good-look­ing guy in the world, but ev­ery­thing that I am, and will be, is yours.” Bev­erly: “Let us be part­ners, friends and lovers to­day, and all of the days that fol­low. And may we con­tinue to have many more ad­ven­tures, till our hair turns grey and my hands wrin­kle in yours.” PLAN­NING TIPS Play to your strengths and don’t sweat the small stuff. Arm your­self with a re­li­able bridal party and helpers, and trust them to do the job. You don’t al­ways have to go for big brand names and ven­dors. There are many small and new ven­dors who are just as amaz­ing and can cost less.

1&3 Thirty guests at­tended the pic­turesque solem­ni­sa­tion at Straits Veranda, which had ocean views. 2 “I never thought I could pull off a mer­maid gown un­til I tried it on. It made me feel beau­ti­ful, con­fi­dent, and im­por­tantly, it was com­fort­able too. Like­wise, I never thought I would go for a long veil. It was so gor­geous I couldn’t say no,” says Bev­erly.

4 With her brides­maids. 5 Se­lected red blooms adorned the mar­ble wed­ding cake pro­vided by the ho­tel to fit the cou­ple’s colour palette. 6 Mem­o­ra­bilia from their trav­els to­gether were fea­tured as part of the re­cep­tion ta­ble decor. 7 When the wed­ding prop dou­bles as a photo prop!

8 Pour­ing of the cham­pagne. 9 The cou­ple gave their re­spec­tive moth­ers per­son­alised bou­quets. 10 A toast! 11 They had tall stand­ing ar­range­ments of blooms as ta­ble cen­tre­pieces.

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