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Fly Me To The Moon
No, neither of our couple is an astronaut. But, Tan Yu Zhi, 25, Pilot, is a pilot. Friends since they were 13 years old, fate would have it that Liang Shu En, 25, Public Servant and Yu Zhi would meet again in college. This pair of lovebirds brought fun into their wedding and things got interesting – think suspenders and a bouncy castle. Wonder what we’re talking about? Sit tight, and buckle up, as you witness Shu En’s and Yu Zhi’s journey of love on 23 and 24 July 2011.
What was the proposal like?
Yu Zhi: We were at Prive at Keppel Bay and unbeknownst to her, I had a prior arrangement with them. The waiter was to bring a dessert plate with “Will you marry me?” on it. When he brought it to her, I popped the question. There was an awkward moment as I waited anxiously for her answer.
Shu En: I didn’t hear it because I was taken aback and distracted by the plate! After my surprise passed, I was actually waiting for him to repeat the question. Well, that cleared up as well; I said “Yes”, and here we are, married!
Walk us through the planning for your wedding.
Yu Zhi: We had four months to plan our wedding, which we did mostly by ourselves. We had photo-shoots to go to and our ceremony’s programme to design, print and assemble by ourselves. Thankfully, we were able to settle on the venues rather quickly. But still, things were pretty hectic with all the sourcing around.
Shu En: We had a bouncy castle for our wedding! But really, we had a vintage, polka dot theme with a yellow and white colour palette in mind, although we didn’t stick to it strictly.
Yu Zhi: But even then, we enjoyed the process, although there were times when our different working styles created tension. We worked the kinks out by drawing on our different but complementary strengths.
What was it like on the actual day of the wedding?
Yu Zhi: We had our solemnisation ceremony at the Old Married Soldiers’ Quarters at Fort Canning Park on 23rd of July and held our wedding dinner at Marriott Hotel the next day. Even though our solemnisation ceremony was held outdoors, we made no wet-weather plans. Rather, we had faith in the weather and it paid off; the weather remained perfect throughout the day.
Shu En: For us, it was simply breathtaking. It felt so surreal to be exchanging our vows under the majestic tree at the Old Married Soldiers’ Quarters in front of our closest friends and family. Our guests came dressed according to the vintage theme – my father even wore suspenders and a bow tie! Everyone enjoyed the buffet, ice cream, live music and even the bouncy castle during the tea reception.
What did your family and friends have to say about your wedding?
Shu En: I dare say they enjoyed the bouncy castle more than they thought they would. But the overall consensus was that our wedding was a simple yet beautiful and fun-filled affair – which to us, is the best compliment we could ever get from our friends and family.
Were there any particular moments that were especially special to you?
Yu Zhi: It had to be the moment we said our first prayer together as a married couple – it will always remain special to us. Many of our friends and family were also touched when we said our first prayer together as man and wife.
Shu En: During our thank-you speech, it also struck us how blessed we were to be surrounded by our family and friends, who were nothing but wonderful to us.
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