- Posted on Monday, 25 December 2017
Warming our hearts today is Wesley and Sophia’s sunflower-filled wedding at Glasshouse at Seputeh, planned by Tie The Knot and shot by Munkeat Photography. To honour the bride’s late father, the bride and groom (who hail from Singapore and Malaysia, respectively) chose to donate money to the Macmillan Cancer Society in lieu of conventional favours.
If you missed Wesley and Sophia’s engagement shoot in London, be sure to check it out here.
Watch a short film of Wesley and Sophia's wedding, captured by Biglens Studio:
"In loving memory of the bride's late father, Dr. Wong Su Yong and those who are watching from Heaven."
How did you meet?
“We met in London while in university, but it wasn’t until after we attended a house party in our final year that we started going out. The rest is history.”
How did you propose?
“I proposed to her at the top of a mountain during one of our yearly ‘retreats’ to the ski slopes. This particular watch model reminded Sophia of her late father, and I felt that it was the perfect engagement symbol to propose to her with.” ~ Wesley
What was the theme of your wedding?
“Sophia's favourite flower has always been the sunflower because it’s cheery and fun! There was no doubt that it was to be the main feature of our wedding. Lucky for us, it was inexpensive, so that definitely helped with the wedding budget! We also wanted the wedding to have a festival ‘feel’, so we had glow sticks, wristbands, a wedding map that showed different activity areas within the venue (games, snack bar, photo booth, DIY bar, etc.), as well our DJ, Trufox, who threw an awesome EDM afterparty!”
Here is a photo of the Childhood Snacks bar at Wesley and Sophia's wedding:
How did you decorate your venues? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“Sherly and her team at Tie the Knot were amazing; they literally took our vision and made it happen, exactly as we had imagined it! There was a lot of back and forth via email – one of the things we decided was that we’d name each table after countries we’ve been to, to commemorate our love of travel. Communicating constantly with Sherly really helped us throughout the entire planning process, and the DIY was kept to a minimum.”
What sort of wedding favors did you opt for, and why?
“We donated money to a cancer charity in place of wedding favours, and gave each of our guests a pin from the charity. I think they appreciated the worthy cause!”
Here is a photo of one of the champagne glass-shaped pins that were given to the guests:
Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“As you’re nearing your big day, you'll find that you’ll start to focus on the things you DON'T have. Instead, focus on what you DO have. Every wedding is different and it’s important to stay true to yourself. After all, a wedding is only one day; enjoy the process and savour every moment. It will go by quickly!”
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“There is no ‘I’ in marriage. Oh wait... (laughs)”
Congratulations on your marriage, Wesley and Sophia! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
No. of Guests: 270
Venue: Glasshouse at Seputeh
Photography: Munkeat Photography
Wedding Dress: St. Patrick (Pronovias)
Cheongsam: Wedding Isle
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair and Makeup: Aivy Yong
Flowers: pAx Floral Studio
Wedding Favours: Champagne glass and heart-shaped pins from Macmillan Cancer Charity
Wedding Planning and Styling: Tie The Knot
Cake: Xiao by Crustz
Entertainment: DJ Trufox
Videography: Biglens Studio