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August 2023

Viona and Jarrel’s Romantic Pre-Wedding Shoot in Paris

Viona and Jarrel will always have Paris. From romantic shots in front of the Eiffel Tower to elegant frames of the Louvre, their beautiful Paris pre-wedding shoot captures the magic and romance of being in the city of love.

Although their relationship started out with some unfavourable height observations, Viona Hardiyanti Thio Saputri, 25, Accountant Assistant, and Wong Jun Wei Jarrel, 24, Manager, soon became sweethearts. Jarrel surprised Viona with a cinema proposal, where she watched their love story unfold on the big screen, culminating in an animated Jarrel proposing to her animated self. The real-life Viona said yes, and the couple documented their love in an elegant pre-wedding shoot in Paris with Acapella Photography.

How did you first meet?

Jarrel: We met during orientation during our SIM days, and our first interaction was of Viona calling me short during some games we were playing. She also didn’t have confidence in my ability to jump ball against a much taller opponent during captain’s ball!

What made you fall in love with your partner?

Viona: His smile. He is very charming and I love how he’s always there for me and helping me through thick and thin in life.

Jarrel: She is very pretty and independent. And supposedly noisy, which, because I’m very quiet, is attractive to me.

What was the proposal like?

Jarrel: It was a cinema proposal, supposedly to watch the movie Clifford The Big Red Dog at Eaglewings Cinema. Instead, it was a custom-made proposal animation video of how we met and our life journey together, ending with an animated picture of me proposing to Viona at the exact cinema.

Where did you go for your shoot?

We decided on Paris, because it is the city of love.The shoot was a whole new experience. We had a rocky start on our first day. It was raining and windy, and the temperature dropped to 0 degrees. We had to take a break.

We were struggling a lot, but thankfully, Joe from Acapella Photography and Raine from Raine Yeo Makeup, were very professional and supportive. They helped us throughout the whole photoshoot. We hoped to capture the city, the architecture, and the romantic vibe of Paris.

The Photographer: Acapella Photography
The Bride’s Outfits: The Proposal, Truly Enamoured
The Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
The Groom’s Outfits: Dior, Common Suits
The Groom’s Shoes: LV
The Engagement Ring: Love & Co
The Shoot Locations: Paris
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Raine Yeo Makeup
The Hair Accessories: Megan Therese

Credits: Images by Acapella Photography

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Viona and Jarrel’s Romantic Pre-Wedding Shoot in Paris