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June 2017

Jiayi and Amos’s Dreamy Pastel Wedding at Food For Thought, Singapore Botanic Gardens

University sweethearts Jiayi and Amos tied the knot in a romantic, lighthearted wedding at Food for Thought at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

While Liew Jia Yi, 26, Educator, does not remember exactly how she met her husband, Amos Law, 33, Lecturer, he is sure that she was drawn to him the moment she set her eyes on him during the open house at Nanyang Technological University, where he was the presiding student ambassador for the Psychology division. Although they may not agree on how they first met each other, Jia Yi’s chirpy and friendly personality and Amos’s cheekiness, logical and sensitive nature drew them to each other, and the rest is history. And on 1 October 2016, the pair of lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful, laid-back wedding at the spacious Food for Thought at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, surrounded by the closest of their loved ones.

How did Amos propose?

Jiayi: He proposed during a road trip while we were in Iceland. We drove to a camping site at Skaftafell National Park, where I pitched the tent for the night while he prepared dinner. He gave me a book with a ring hidden in it after dinner. I laughed in amusement but he thought I spoilt the romantic moment.

Share with us your wedding planning – Was there a wedding theme and what were the challenges you faced during the planning?

Jiayi: We used mainly three colours (pastel blue and pink, and white) for our wedding decorations. A dear friend of mine designed the concept and also helped materialise everything together with my group of girlfriends.

Amos: Our biggest challenge was in trying to do away with as many of the wedding traditions as possible! And also figuring out the guest list – how people are so interconnected that once you invite one, you have to invite the whole group.

What was your wedding day like?

Amos: It was very relaxed – the time I had to fetch Jia Yi was at two…in the afternoon! Both of us were quite laid-back the entire day and left everything to our friends while we enjoyed (or rather, indulged) in the moment.

Many of our guests also commented that it was surprising to see the bride and groom so laid-back, with so much time to interact with guests. That was our main goal actually – to be able to spend time enjoying with our guests on our special day, rather than to only have fleeting interactions with them.

What was your favourite and most memorable moment of that day?

Amos: My favourite moment was the speech by the justice of peace, Mr Simon Sim. As we are both Christians, I like how he weaved in elements of Christianity (we requested for him to do so) nicely with a theory of love. It was meaningful and funny, and many of our guests enjoyed his sharing.

Jiayi: The moment when I forgotten a line for my wedding vow was definitely my most memorable moment! I stole some time to recall by adjusting Amos’ boutonniere. The funny thing was, some guests thought I was having an emotional moment because I kept quiet for about 20 seconds.

What is one lesson you’ve learnt from your wedding planning that you’d like to share with other couples?

Amos: We left our friends in charge of our wedding so we were able to fully enjoy our special day. So, we would definitely recommend couples to leave their friends in charge of their wedding day so that they can enjoy their special day to the fullest!

Jiayi: We’re allowed to come up with our own wedding vows, but we MUST rehearse them!

The Size of Wedding: 180 guests
The Venue: Food For Thought, Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Photographer: Michael from Visual Artisans
The Wedding Gown: Amanda Lee Weddings
Hair and Makeup: Joanne
The Caterer: Food for Thought, Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Wedding Cake: FLOUR
The Florist: Fleurlicious (wedding car décor), FLOUR (bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere)
The Wedding Stylist: Myra (bride’s friend)
The Wedding Planner: Danfong (bride’s friend)
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Amos
The Wedding Band: Annette and Daryl
The Solemniser: Simon Sim

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Jiayi and Amos’s Dreamy Pastel Wedding at Food For Thought, Singapore Botanic Gardens