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November 2016

Sally and Kylan’s Wedding at Grand Hyatt Singapore with a Surprise Dessert Buffet

Sally and Kylan tied the knot in two elegant weddings, a banquet lunch and a chic wedding dinner at Grand Hyatt Singapore that ended with a sweet surprise for their guests.

Following a successful surprise proposal in the Giant Ferris Wheel in Osaka, Sally, 32, Asset Manager and Kylan, 34, Fund Manager wed in two elegant celebrations on 14 May 2016. Dressed in Amanda Lee Weddings, the couple held a banquet lunch for parent’s friends and family, and a wedding dinner at Grand Hyatt Singapore with a show-stopping dessert buffet that encapsulated their shared love for sweets and coffee.

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How did the two of you meet?

Kylan: We were ex-colleagues who joined the same team within a week apart from each other. It was a very demanding job for the both of us but that meant spending lots of time with each other and getting to know each other better. I guess the long work hours were a blessing in disguise!

What was the proposal like?

Sally: We were in Osaka and had planned to go to the Osaka Aquarium and the Giant Ferris Wheel after. It was actually raining heavily, and I remembered being very cold and wet from the rain. We hadn’t had breakfast either. We were about to skip the Ferris Wheel to go eat lunch when the rain stopped, so we ended up staying. For the first half of the ride, I couldn’t stop looking at the beautiful view of Osaka Bay, and so I didn’t know what Kylan was doing.

When we reached the top, Kylan tapped me lightly to tell me he had a surprise for me. I didn’t think much of it and actually told him not to bother me. But he insisted that I look at the surprise and proceeded to pull out a square red box from his bag. I found it very strange since he is a big proponent of not buying women jewellery, and then I realised that he was actually proposing.

Because it was completely unexpected, my mind went blank and I just couldn’t open the box. So he opened it, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. I was in complete shock and asked him several times if he was serious. It was really quite funny.

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What was the theme of your wedding?

Kylan: We didn’t want to have a big Chinese wedding so we broke it into two parts on the same day. We had a 180-guest Chinese banquet lunch for family and our parents’ friends, followed by dinner for 150 of our close friends and family. We also kept the concepts different to cater to the different groups.

Sally: Desserts and coffee is very us and although the theme was nothing like that, we incorporated it into the wedding dinner by having a dessert buffet. While we knew what the dessert menu was, the setup and decoration completely blew us away. Grand Hyatt Singapore had prepared an impressive spread of cakes and cheese, a chocolate fountain, and even a live nitrogen station. To create a big impact, we kept this as a surprise from the guests and unveiled it only towards the end. I would think it was a big success as we received lots of good feedback about it.

Did you undertake any DIY crafts for your wedding?

Sally: We did some DIY projects with the help of our family. My sister is a very talented graphic designer so we asked her to help us. We bought the graphics online and she designed all the paper goods–wedding invites, logo, menu, signage, and wishing cards. My mom and I went shopping together for photo frames and décor for the reception table. My sister-in-law gave us lots of huge foil balloons (which I love!) to decorate the ceremony venue and for the walk-in. For the rest of the décor, I looked up some inspiration online and left it to the wedding planner.

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What was your wedding day like?

Sally: It’s true when they say it’s over before you know it! Even though I started my day at 3.30am and ended it at 2.30am, it happened so quickly. I was completely overwhelmed by all the love from my family and friends. I had imagined what the day would be like before, but the real thing turned out far better. I think our best decision was hiring a wedding planner who kept everything under control so we could enjoy the day.

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Can you share with us the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Sally: There are too many important moments so this is a tough one. But I guess the most memorable moments involved my two young nieces, whom our emcee said were our biggest supporters. They were the most enthusiastic ones at the wedding and were the loudest when we did the yam seng. My favourite part though was how during our second walk-in, one of them shouted very loudly, “I love you!” I was so touched.

Kylan: For me, it has got to be the wedding planning process, both good and bad. There were many differing opinions and we had to try to satisfy all stakeholders. The whole process helped me to learn a lot about each other and our families. It was also a good test to our relationship and reminded me of how important it is to give and take.

The Gown: Amanda Lee Weddings
The Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Lucy Choi
The Suit: Amanda Lee Weddings
The Groom’s Shoes: Groom’s own
The Engagement Ring: Cartier
The Wedding Bands: More than Diamonds
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Love, Bonito
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Groomsmens’ own
The Venues: Si Chuan Dou Hua at UOB Plaza for lunch) // Grand Hyatt Singapore
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Joey Chan–Makeupbyher
The Florists: Triceratops
The Wedding Planner: Sharol from Eternal Emotion Weddings
The Photographer: Kai from KAI Picture
The Videographer: Kenneth Lee from FreshfromKenneth
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Designed by bride’s sister
The Band and Emcee: John and Choi from Merry Bees
The Solemniser: Mr Tam Chee Wah
The Wedding Car: Eurokars


Credits: Photography by KAI Picture.

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