- Posted on Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Held at Dusk Restaurant & Bar, captured by Pixioo, and styled by Invited, the restaurant’s breezy wooden deck was transformed into a romantic little enclave for Sen Min’s surprise marriage proposal to his girlfriend Shi Ming.
Fresh pink and red blooms were arranged on wooden ladders that displayed photos of the couple, while the beautiful custom ring was laid in a glass box filled with flower petals. And as the sun went down and dozens of candles cast a golden glow over the scene, Sen Min went down on one knee and Shi Ming said “I do”!
How did you meet, and how did you know he/she was The One?
“We met each other in church!” ~ Sen Ming and Shi Ming
“I knew she was The One the day she stopped rolling her eyes whenever I farted!” ~ Sen Min
“We got together in church and I know he is The One because he is willing to change for me!” ~ Shi Ming
What do you love most about your partner?
“She is fun to be around, a complete contrast to my boring character. She decides what to eat, which solves most dating problems. But most importantly, I love her selflessness and her compassion to help others in need.” ~ Sen Min
“He is always there to help me at the expense of himself, and most importantly, when it comes to games, he always lets me win!” ~ Shi Ming
When did you decide to propose and what planning was involved?
“I had to plan a date which was not typical and predictable (i.e. an anniversary or Christmas) so that she wouldn’t expect it. I had an idea of what I wanted and I approached Loretta to help out as I was very familiar with her work.
Loretta solved the bulk of my proposal needs for the decorations as she easily translated my ideas into reality. As for the location, with the suggestion from a close friend of ours, I chose Dusk as it would be a perfect spot for a sunset proposal. I also roped in her closest friends for some help and to have fun!” ~ Sen Min
How did you feel after the proposal and do you have any tips for other couples planning to propose?
“It was real surreal for me. Being a photographer myself, I’ve never known how it feels to be on the receiving end when your photos are being taken on your important day! At the end of the day, I just felt happy that she was happy.
My advice is just be yourself, plan and choose a ring that is something manageable, and don’t overstretch yourself. Your future marriage isn’t determined solely on the proposal day! But don’t let this important day be a shabby one either. Honour her and the relationship by showing sincerity and plan something sweet and make her smile, because a happy fiancée is a step closer to a happy wife which is one step closer to a happy life.” ~ Sen Min
“I was super excited! I probably smiled myself to sleep that night with these proposal scenes replaying in my mind. Keep it heartfelt and personal! Creating a suitable atmosphere is important too!” ~ Shi Ming
Shi Ming, was the proposal a complete surprise or did you have an inkling as to what your fiance was planning? Could you please tell us a little bit about how you felt during the actual proposal?
“SUPER NERVOUS. Though there were some loopholes along the way that I spotted, thoughts like "OMG, IT'S HAPPENING" kept running through my mind. I was blindfolded at the start and Sen was speaking in an audio recording to recount the times we spent together. When the audio recording was over and the blindfold was off, he was on his knees. I knew that was it.” ~ Shi Ming
Sen Min, how did you find the ring?
“We had our ring custom made by a mutual friend’s dad who is a freelance ring and jewel maker. Shi Ming wanted a ring that is not very complicated looking so I thought a solitaire would be the best fit!” ~ Sen Min
Congratulations on your engagement Sen Min and Shi Ming, and we wish you a lifetime of love!
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