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Tim and Sabrina – You Found Me
Sabrina Chua, 30+, Editor and Tim Oh, 30+, Radio Personality for Gold 90.5FM met at a training session, where she spotted him looking lost. She rescued him and pointed him in the right direction towards the training room and eventually, towards her. The rest, they say, is history. Read about their Santorini proposal, two days of wedding and three receptions and count how many news and radio personalities you can spot at their wedding on 15 June 2014.
How did Tim pop the question?
Sabrina: He proposed during our holiday in Santorini, Greece. It wasn’t the first question he asked that day though, but it was the one he got on one knee while doing so. We had just touched down on the island and was exploring the place in our rented car close to sunset when we had to make our way back as we wanted to watch our first sunset in Santorini on the balcony of our little room. I noticed that he was in a rush and breathing heavily, but he insisted that he was just concerned about getting back in time. Back at our room, with time to spare until the sun sets, Tim suddenly asked if he needed my parents’ permission to marry me. After I said no, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, even though he had already asked my parents for my hand in marriage!
But the sweetest thing he did was to ask our closest friends to send congratulatory videos and compiled it for my viewing after I accepted his proposal. However, that also meant two things: he knew I was going to say yes, and all our friends knew beforehand that he was going to propose while I was left in the dark!
Two days of wedding and three separate receptions. That’s one extremely happening wedding if I may say so! Pray, tell!
Sabrina: We initially wanted an intimate gathering of family and close friends to celebrate our union, but the invite list continued growing as everyone wanted to share in our joy. So, we decided to split the events up so we could accommodate more people.
We picked the Armenian Church for our solemnisation as its cosy setting, beautiful architecture and long-standing history provided the perfect backdrop for an intimate church service with our immediate family and closest friends. The day was made even more special as we were married by Tim’s childhood pastor, who shared little anecdotes of Tim growing up. We gave out purple hand-held fans as we knew it would be hot as the church is not air-conditioned.
Sabrina: That same evening, we threw a small dinner for our closest friends at Brazil Churrasco. It was the perfect venue to celebrate our love for meat, have fun and enjoy each other’s company. The incredibly creative Kim Tan and a group of friends decorated the place with reused flowers from the morning church service, switching in pennants for chairs and suggested naming the tables something personal, such as “Former Air-heads” for former DJs, “The Noose meets Gossip Girl” for my colleagues from Channel NewsAsia and “Very Important Parents”. Everyone was extremely comfortable that night, catching up with one another, mingling, making new friends and of course, feasting! They also walked away with super yummy macarons made by our friend, Cindy!
To wrap up the celebrations, we held a banquet dinner at Singapore Island Country Club, as a more formal celebration for our extended families, family friends and colleages. Even though this was a more traditional celebration and setting, we personalised the event by having Yasminne Cheng from Class 95FM as our emcee and our close friends Wayne Sandz and Kelvin Wong and Arron Jardin from Tabula to play our march-in song and the musical entertainment that night. And for our last wedding favour, we gave our guests Bonne Maman Honey in bottles with witty labels like “Spread the Love” and “Meant to Bee” that were customised with our logo by Do Me A Favor.
Sounds like a fun-packed wedding you had there! Everyone must have had only good things to say about the celebrations.
Tim: It was really important that everyone had a good time, and they did! Each and every one of our guest means a lot to us, so we wanted to celebrate their support of our union as much as they were there to celebrate us. Plus, get TV news people and Radio folks together in the same room and you’re guaranteed a blast!
Looking back, were there any moments during your wedding that were especially memorable or special to you?
Sabrina: For me, it was the moment Pastor Freddie pronounced us husband and wife. It was a surreal moment, the one we were prepping months for and it finally happened. And, I got to kiss my man. But equally memorable were these moments: when Tim whipped out his camera for a selfie in the middle of the church ceremony, to my grandmother tearing at the sight of me walking down the aisle to the touching speeches from Yasminne and my bridesmaid and best friend, Olivia.
Tim: Seeing Sabrina in her gown took my breath away. She insisted that her gown be kept a secret from me until she walked down the aisle, so I made an effort not to look at the wedding car and lowered my eyes as I passed by the car. And it was all worth it. She looked stunning. To date, she has taken my breath away three times: when I met her, when she said yes to my proposal and when she walked down that aisle towards me.
Her Gown: Love, Yu
His Suit: Raffles Tailor
The Venues: Armenian Church & Singapore Island Country Club
Solemnisation Caterer: Peramakan
Florist: The Bloom Room & Stefii’s Blooms
Make-up & Hair Stylist: Dily Wang from Face Bistro, and Eileen Koh
The Photographer: Tommy Goh (Pre-wedding) & Max Yeo (Solemnisation & Actual Day) from Chris Ling International Photographers
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