- Posted on Friday, 29 March 2019
Singapore influencer Mongchin Yeoh (@mongabong) has shared many aspects of her wedding journey with The Wedding Scoop, from her surprise proposal and pre-wedding shoot in Greece to her wedding vision, wedding venues and vendors, and dream wedding gown.
Today, we’re excited to share stunning snaps of Mongchin and Matthias’ church solemnisation (finally)! Captured by Bobby Kiran Photography and Linstudios, styled by Wulala and planned by Smitten Occasions, the ceremony at True Way Presbyterian Church was filled with blush, soft pink and cream tones, from the floral arrangements to the reception table set-up and the colour of the bridesmaid dresses.
Mongchin glowed in an off-shoulder mermaid-cut gown, while Matthias was smartly dressed in a three-piece black suit. Before family and friends, they pledged eternal love for each other, with Mongchin shedding tears during this emotional and precious moment.
Post-ceremony, guests headed for a delectable buffet lunch spread, which they had only good things to say about!
How did you meet and fall in love, and how did you know he/she was The One?
“We met at SMU Sports camp, and we both got selected to take part in the school's pageant. We subsequently became closer through rehearsals and studying periods in school.” ~ Mongchin
What do you love most about your partner?
“I like that he is confident, driven, and he's a guy that has the same views on marriage and family as me.” ~ Mongchin
“I like that she is beautiful, kind and sacrificial.” ~ Matthias
How did you decorate your venue?
“We got Wulala to help us with the styling. Everything was a breeze because Lalu knew exactly what I wanted and we nailed everything on the second meet-up!” ~ Mongchin
Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“I did the photo montages (videos), designed the wedding invitation cards and DIY-ed them myself by buying leaves from a florist, drying them at home, cutting them up and placing them individually on each wedding invitation card. Then I sealed them all together with melted wax.” ~ Mongchin
Any memorable stories relating to your wedding?
“There will be many things that won't go your way during the actual day. Even with months of preparation and rehearsals, we still ran behind schedule on the actual day. Another mishap that happened: We were shooting some content with our bridesmaids and groomsmen before church outdoors and the bottom of my dress became so black because it was being dragged on the floor and had footprints all over it. We needed to scurry to get it cleaned before the church march-in!” ~ Mongchin
Any tips or wedding advice you have for other brides and grooms to-be?
“If things don't go your way, remember to be prepared to let it go and shrug it off! Don't let it affect the rest of your big day.
For planning: If you are both busy with work, engage a professional wedding planner! I was trying to hold the fort for the first one year before finally caving in and hiring a professional wedding planner six months before the wedding. It made SO MUCH of a difference because Ju Lynn of Smitten Occasions took so many burdens off of me in terms of liaising and checklists. She was the point of contact even on the actual day and I was not bothered by a single thing at all. Thinking back, I should have hired her earlier!
In terms of cost savings: Think about your guests and what you think they'd like. For me, I was very particular about the quality of food served to my guests. That is why I opted to go for a premium lunch buffet menu with a caterer/cafe that I frequent. True enough, it was what everyone remembered fondly about our wedding - the food!
I skipped other things like a photo-booth, but instead created a space that was nice enough for them to take photos using their phones at the reception area because I figured my guests would prefer to have their photos in their phones instead of hard-copied prints these days.
If you're doing a church + dinner banquet wedding like I did, remind your stylist and florist to re-use the flowers and decor so that you can save costs!
We also utilised a shelf that was placed at the reception at Pan Pacific and asked the hotel to let us use it for our dessert table and canapes, that way we saved a ton of time and manpower on transporting big bulky shelves over to the hotel.” ~ Mongchin
Any tips or advice on what you think makes a strong marriage?
“Well, we wouldn't say we're experts yet since we're newly married! But to us, a strong marriage would be one that abides by all the promises and vows you made on your wedding day - To have and to hold, for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, for better or worse. As long as you keep to your promises to one another, it'll make a strong marriage!” ~ Mongchin and Matthias
Congratulations on your marriage, Mongchin and Matthias! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
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Venue: True Way Presbyterian Church
Photography: Bobby Kiran Photography
Bespoke Wedding Dress: Divine Couture
Wedding Shoes: The White Atelier
Bespoke Groom Suit: Divine Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Love, Bonito
Hair and Make-up: Vera Lim from Loveblush SG
Wedding Planner: Smitten Occasions
Flowers: Liora Florals
Food: On And On Diners and Paddy Hills