- Posted on Thursday, 04 August 2016
Today’s garden solemnisation planned by Wedrock Weddings and tenderly photographed by Ksana, with a comfortable “come-as-you-are” dress code, was made all the more special when bride Yu-Jia walked down the aisle in a wedding dress which belonged to her mother. We can only imagine the delight the proud mama must have felt seeing new life breathed into the precious heirloom.
Here's a peek at their surprise proposal in Innsbruck, Austria...
Watch this short film of the couple's wedding day captured by Back Button Media…
How did you meet?
“We met in Chinese class at National Junior College.” ~ Mark
What was the proposal like?
“It was a relatively private and intimate affair. We were holidaying in Innsbruck with some friends. On the day, we took one of the last trains from the funicular railway up to the mountain overlooking the city. As the sun was already setting, I quickly brought her to a secluded bench and proposed. We caught a cold that evening.” ~ Mark
Please tell us more about your wedding!
“Yu-Jia’s wedding dress was especially significant to her as it was altered from her mother’s old wedding dress. It was handmade by her mother and her aunt. It’s incredible how well the dress is preserved and only needed a light wash.
We wanted a small and intimate solemnisation so Yu-Jia’s garden was an ideal setting. She was inspired by weddings that allowed guests to roam around freely and comfortably just like in a huge house party. We wanted a casual celebration that reflected our personalities, so guests were encouraged to come in comfortable clothing (e.g., bermudas.) There wasn’t a specific style or colour palette in mind but we wanted the décor to match the rustic garden setting. Most of the decorations were DIY or recycled goods. The place was filled with flowers we bought from the wholesale flower shops in Thomson.” ~ Mark
Do you have any tips and wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“We received a really good piece of advice from our photographer, Ksana: Take a breather every once in a while during the day. Always allocate sufficient time to interact with family members, friends, and your loved ones. As you reflect on the day, these are the moments that you’ll treasure.” ~ Mark
Congratulations on your marriage, Mark and Yu-Jia! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Number of Guests: 60
Venue: Bride’s home
Wedding Dress: Altered from the bride’s mother’s wedding dress
Bride’s Shoes: TOMS
Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Groom’s Shoes: REGAL
Groomsmen Outfits: Foo Shi Tailor
Jewellery: Foundation Jewellers (Peranakan jewellery)
Hair and Makeup: Lynda Low
Décor: China (fairy lights), Amazon and Bangkok (small items) and bride’s brother (chalkboard drawing)
Flowers: Arranged by soufflesecrets
Stationery/Paper Goods: DIY
Wedding Favours: Paper fans from Bangkok
Catering: Sterling Trends and Concepts
Planning/Styling: Wedrock Weddings
Videography: Meiyin, Back Button Media