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Gucci and Jacky’s Fun and Laid-Back Wedding at The Summerhouse
The Summerhouse wedding celebration of Gucci and Jacky was full of love and laughter, especially when the bride surprised the groom by walking down the aisle in a blow-up sumo ballerina suit!
Gucci Lang, 30, Marketing Executive, and Jacky Soong, 32, Financial Consultant, connected over a mutual “like” on a friend’s Instagram post. After a surprise proposal on the peak of Mount Batur in Bali, the couple celebrated their nuptials in a fun and intimate wedding at The Summerhouse on 19 November 2017, where Gucci had another surprise for Jacky!
How did you meet?
We met each other on Instagram about five years ago, through a “like” on a photo of one of our common friends. Instagram then was different from how it is now, where people “like” a photo because they genuinely like it. After several months of “likes” and “comments” on each other’s photos, we decided to meet up, and sparks just flew as we got to hang out more.
What do you love most about your partner?
Gucci: I was initially attracted to the sneakers he had! Jacky has this charisma that makes him stands out from the crowd. It’s hard to describe the exact feeling; probably it’s just me who is attracted to it! I feel very at ease and comfortable whenever I’m around him, and I can tell him anything. We have common goals in our lives, and most importantly, he is able to accept who I am. Oh, and he is my personal stylist and photographer too!
Jacky: I was attracted to her stylish self, (or, I will say she managed to tick the checklist I had of a girl: short haircut, sneakers, streetwear). She has a loud character, and she is very candid about anything, or almost everything.
What was the proposal like?
Jacky: It took place in Bali where we were with my college friends. I engaged their help before we set off for Bali. We planned for the proposal to take place at the top of Mount Batur. My friends helped to prepare some handmade cards and flowers and had a sleepless night prior to the climb. I must really thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Lucky for me, she said yes in front of the beautiful sunrise at the top of the mountain and in front of many other climbers as well. It was a very memorable day for the both of us.
How did you create your wedding?
We were initially lost as to how to plan the wedding (I mean, it’s our first time). We wanted a real simple, non-hectic wedding with little hassle. We didn’t really do much site recee. The Summerhouse was the second venue we saw and we booked it instantly. At that point of time, the venue had only been open for a few months. The restaurant was a beautiful venue with the simple and minimalist aesthetics we wanted from the beginning, and it also had an outdoor solemnisation area available. Their event planner was able to assist us with the all the nitty gritty details, which we felt took a huge load off our shoulders.
In terms of the wedding theme, we did not have any specific one in mind. We didn’t want to take away from the original feel of The Summerhouse, so we choose to include more flowers of darker tones at the venue. Preparation was pretty much hands-on, with some help from our friends to execute the final details.
What was your wedding day like?
Because it was during the rainy season, we had been hoping that it wouldn’t rain on the big day. Turned out, it was a sunny day! There were some hiccups here and there, but our guests enjoyed the wedding.
From the time we got to the venue, everything just worked its own magic, and both of us were going around chatting with our family and friends until we even forgot we were thirsty and hungry.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?
Gucci: The march-in for the solemnisation. I wanted to give Jacky a surprise during our wedding, and also create a slightly unique wedding experience for our guests, but couldn’t think of any until I chanced upon a video where the bride appeared in a dinosaur outfit. I saw this blow-up of a sumo wrestler in a ballerina outfit online, and I bought it instantly, with the idea of asking him, “Will you still marry me if one day I grow fat and old, like this?”
Nobody knew about this idea except for a few close friends, with whom I needed to rehearse the wearing and the removal of the outfit. Because the outfit is so blown-up, I was not able to see the stairs, and I was really nervous that I would fall down. However, when I saw Jacky’s expression at the end of the aisle, and the big smiles of our guests, I knew all this effort was so worth it.
Jacky: I had no idea what was happening before the march-in, but the emcee, my friend, was reminding me not to turn back. I thought it was a kind of wedding tradition, so I obeyed. Halfway through the march-in, I heard quite a bit of commotion behind me, and I thought maybe a glance would be fine. I saw Gucci walking towards me with her blown-up suit, and I did a double take to make sure I was not seeing things. Of course, I had a huge shock and laughed a lot, but then again, it’s her character to always give me surprises like this.
The Size of the Wedding: 150 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: <$20,000
The Venue: The Summerhouse
The Wedding Day Photographer: Brian Ho, thegaleria
The Gown: Vaingloriousyou // Store Unda
The Bride’s Shoes: New Balance
The Suit: Benjamin Barker
The Groom’s Shoes: New Balance
The Wedding Bands: Self-made at Yuki Mitsuyasu
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Kazumi
The Nail Artist: Polished Nail Boutique
The Wedding Cake: Cream and Custard
The Florist: Arranged by The Summerhouse
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Sweet Escape
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Digital invitation via Whatsapp
The Wedding Favours: Customised tote bag from Taobao
The Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides
Credits: Images by thegaleria
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