- Posted on Thursday, 22 October 2015
Tucked away in historic Sembawang Park far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Beaulieu House, a colonial bungalow, provided the serenity Victor and Huang Min desired for their intimate wedding. Exchanging their vows against an arch of peach and cream blooms and the sea as their backdrop, the couple’s nuptials was filled with love and laughter, as seen in these sweet captures by Bloc Memoire Photography.
How did you meet?
“We met in university where we took the same course during year one, but only got together during our final year.” ~ Victor and Huang Min
How did he propose?
“We were watching a beautiful sunset over the Mediterranean sea at Cinque Terre. To my surprise, Victor took out a padlock that he had prepared beforehand and asked me to lock it to the fence on the cliff, and throw the key into the sea. While I was trying to do that, I saw the words ‘Will you marry me" engraved on the padlock. He then took out a ring and went down on one knee.” ~ Huang Min
What was your theme and color palette?
“Our colour theme was made up of pastels. We wanted something simple and not over the top to suit Huang Min’s style.” ~ Victor and Huang Min
How did you decorate your venues? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“Together with our wedding planner Sharol, we made a Wish Tree for guests to write their blessings on. We then had this framed after our wedding and placed on our wall; it brings back beautiful memories whenever we look at it.” ~ Victor and Huang Min
What sort of wedding favors did you opt for, and why?
“We gave spoons in white and pink packages sourced from Japan because they are something people can use, and the colours suited our pastel theme.” ~ Victor and Huang Min
What are some of your favourite memories from the day?
“We were very touched that our parents, relatives and close friends were there to attend our wedding, many of whom came from overseas. As we wanted keep the wedding simple and intimate, we decided to host the wedding at a venue that was away from city – somewhere exclusive, quiet and facing the sea, hence Beaulieu House.
We are both from the shipping industry, so we drafted a charter party as our wedding invitations. Another memorable event of the day was the ring relay during our solemnisation. We also had a bouquet pull instead of a bouquet toss, where the guy and lady who pulled the ribbons tied to the bouquet had to do a dance together. Finally, we loved the last part of the wedding ceremony where we had a mass balloon release.” ~ Victor and Huang Min
Do you have any tips and wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“Consider engaging a wedding planner if both of you have tight schedules and want to have peace of mind; it's also a good way of sourcing for products and services that are value-for-money. Focus on what you want and do away with the ones you think are unnecessary; for instance, we did not have the traditional gate crash early in the morning. Most importantly, embrace and enjoy your big day!” ~ Victor and Huang Min
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“We believe in the quote ‘Love each other, or perish.’ Make laughter the soundtrack of your marriage.” ~ Victor and Huang Min
We're also excited to be bringing you a peek at the couple’s proposal in Cinque Terre, Italy:
Congratulations on your marriage, Victor and Huang Min! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Number of Guests: 100
Venue: Beaulieu House, Singapore
Photography: Bloc Memoire Photography
Wedding Dress: Michelle Huimin Bridal Veil
Bride’s Shoes: Sinderella
Groom’s Outfit: Groom’s own
Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Hair and Makeup: Jenny, Autelier Makeup
Flowers and Decor: Zyn, Le Fairymeadow
Stationery / Paper Goods: Papypress
Cake: Rainbow cake from Plain Vanilla
Wedding Planning / Styling: Sharol, Eternal Emotion
Entertainment / Emcee: Peixin from Elegant Swing (live band)