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Sherlyn and Deyao’s Bali Pre-Wedding Shoot With Z Wedding D’sign
Sherlyn Chan, 26, Teacher and Hong Deyao, 27, Management Trainee embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Z Wedding D’sign and Chris Ling International Photographers for a scenic and magical pre-wedding shoot in beautiful Bali.
As Deyao likes to put it, Sherlyn and him were match-made by a common friend some three years ago. As his pretty eyes and long, enviable eyelashes captivated her, his tenderness and consideration won her heart. Read about the sweet surprise proposal Deyao had in store for Sherlyn, and have a peek at their gorgeous Bali pre-wedding session.
What was your proposal like?
Deyao surprised me with a proposal at the end of a styled shoot with Samuel from Pixioo Photography, JessicaCindy and Valerie from TangYong Makeup and Hair. As I later learnt, he, Samuel and my sister, Shelley had been in cahoots from the day he approached Samuel with the idea.
Before he got down on one knee and popped the question, he had a present for me. It was a hardcover book he’d put together for me, and every flip of its pages told our story. I could hardly contain the tears of joy that flowed freely down my cheeks as we journeyed down memory lane together, but as we neared the end and when I saw the words ‘Will you marry me?’ on the last page, I couldn’t stop sobbing.
What was your Bali pre-wedding shoot like? Share with us some fun/memorable highlights from your trip!
The whole experience was a novel one for both of us and to pick just one highlight would be difficult! We simply can’t decide if riding with the camels or on a horse out at sea, paddling in a sampan, climbing up a lone rock against the sunset or sitting in the sea waters in an embrace was a more memorable experience for us. But the evening we spent at Tanah Lot, waiting for the perfect timing during sunset and the right amount of wave and water to crash into us, was the one that’s etched in my mind. Looking back, we probably went through more than ten takes for that scene!
How was it like working with the team at Z Wedding D’sign?
It was amazing! I’m quite a perfectionist myself and I saw a reflection of myself in the Z Wedding team – individuals who were willing to go the extra mile to achieve perfection. We’ve truly never worked with a more professional team of individuals before. During our Bali pre-wedding shoot, even though we were constantly in the hot sun and not looking the most glamorous while soaked in perspiration, we knew we could trust the team to capture the best pictures and angles. We didn’t have to worry or fuss over our hair or outfit. Someone would come by to fix it even before you’d realise anything is out of place. It was truly an eye-opening and fun journey thus far.
What about your wedding preparations? Have you embarked on your wedding planning journey yet?
For now, there’s not much to do except to keep entertaining my ever-changing ideas. The “work” will come much later, nearing the wedding date, and I suppose my largest obstacle would be accommodating the needs and expectations of my family members. I insist on enjoying the wedding process though. After all, it is a once in a lifetime experience. To do that, I’ve engaged Inside the Knot as my wedding planner to offload and outsource most of the preparation and the stress that comes with it to a professional team of people.
The Gown: Z Wedding D’sign & Le Grand Wedding (Bali Pre-wedding) & Jessicacindy (Surprise Proposal)
The Suit: Z Wedding D’sign (Bali Pe-wedding)
Hair and Makeup: Vincent from Z Wedding D’sign (Bali Pre-wedding)/ Valerie from TangYong Makeup and Hair (Surprise Proposal)
The Photographer: Chris Ling International Photographers (Bali Pre-wedding) & Samuel from Pixioo Photography (Surprise Proposal)
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