BEVERLY & YUXUAN
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.