- Posted on Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Seik Yeu and Serene had one of the sweetest pre-wedding shoots (literally): they spent it making pretty pastel-hued mooncakes in a chic, minimalist kitchen. So it’s no surprise that their wedding at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur kept to the same theme, where clean, crisp whites and splashes of green in a glass-walled atrium were the order of the day.
Captured by Bitesize Visuals, the bride wore a stunning lace-covered bustier with a short train as she walked down the aisle to her beau holding a leafy green bouquet dotted with pale pink and white roses. The celebrations continued after with an indoor lunch reception and tea ceremony.
What was your theme/style/colour palette?
“Seik Yeu and I try to live a minimalist lifestyle, so we embraced minimalism with our wedding as well. We chose to simplify and do without any excess frills to focus on the things that are truly important to us — sunlight for happy vibes, people we love, a comfortable ambience, and above all, God’s presence. It influenced every aspect of our wedding — from the choices we made with décor and the venue right down to the itinerary and details of the day.
As for colours, we went with lots of white accented with green (foliage), and complemented with shades of neutrals (taupe, apricot and blush). Our guests wore white and we had no flowers except on the bridal bouquet.” ~ Serene
What sort of wedding favours did you opt for, and why?
“We chose personalised Eucalyptus soaps made from the best ingredients. Serene’s a big advocate of products without parabens, PEGs, perfumes, and synthetic colourants or chemicals — so we wanted to channel that to our guests as well.” ~ Seik Yeu
What were the most memorable moments during your wedding?
“Hugging family, friends, and everyone in between. It was so emotional. I was laughing and tearing up so much that it must have been difficult for Kenny and Li Anne (our photographers) to capture decent photos of my face!
Also, the tea ceremony! It was the longest we’ve ever witnessed (it was two hours strong and I had to take off my heels in the middle because my feet were hurting so bad). But it was so touching and meaningful to be able to honour our families. There’s something about timeless traditions that never grow old.” ~ Serene
Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms to-be?
“Invest in your marriage just as much as (if not more than) the wedding itself! The wedding is a day (or a few days) but the marriage lasts a lifetime. It is easy to get caught up in chaos and the planning aspects of a wedding, but remember to love each other, and remember who you’re marrying (your spouse, not the decor, the pictures, or the cake!). It put things into perspective.” ~ Seik Yeu and Serene
Congratulations on your marriage, Seik Yeu and Serene! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Number of Guests: 85
Venue: Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Photography: Bitesize Visuals
Videography: NigelSia Visual Storytelling
Wedding Dress: Emcee Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Veron Woon of Mimi Makeup
Décor & Florals: Soiree Lab
Wedding Favours: Dawson Soapworks