- Posted on Tuesday, 04 June 2013
This lovely couple was brought together by a mutual love for diving and the ocean. The Wedding Scoop team loves how Wilson and Huifang incorporated their shared passions into many elements of their outdoor wedding to make it a truly unique and beautiful celebration!
Wilson and Huifang met during an openwater diving course. She was the student trying to get her license and he was her diving instructor.
“We had known each other for 3 years but were only friends and I’d always treated him as an elder brother as he is 9 years older than me. On one particular dive trip to Bali, we were diving buddies for the first time. On the way back to shore, the waves were choppy and the boat was rocky. I lost my balance and Wilson caught me just in time. At the moment, the warmth of his strong arm around me really warmed me somewhere deep down in my heart and a thought came into my mind, “This is a man that you can depend on for the rest of your life.” The last night of our trip, I told him how I felt and our relationship started.” ~ Huifang
Wilson proposed by showing Huifang a video he had made with contributions from her family and friends trying to convince her to marry him! She was deeply touched by his efforts and accepted his proposal.
The couple wanted a casual beach wedding and did not have much difficulty deciding on the venue - Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa. Much of the decor was made by the bride and her bridesmaids themselves and special thought was put into the wedding party’s outfits – the bridesmaids wore floral dresses during the day and tie-dye dresses at night and the boys had matching bow ties!
“Our wedding theme was naturally a beach theme with some flavours of diving. For example, scuba tanks during our march in, a cake decorated with sea shells, glass bowls with sand and flower ornaments as centre pieces and dive sites table names rather than the standard table numbers. Because it was intended as a casual party, the dress code was beach wear. We also designed a game to be played during the wedding so as to engage our guests in some fun and entertainment. We still had to have a more formal set up for the elderly folks though, so we had another wedding lunch for our relatives the next day in the ballroom.”
Congratulations Wilson and Huifang!
Photography: The Peeping Thom
Venue: Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
Wedding Dresses and Groom's Suit: Digio Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Fabric purchased from Pearl Complex and tailored by Mary Dressmaking, 35 Selegie Road, Parklane Shopping Mall, #01-30B
Bride's Bouquet: Digio Bridal
Hotel's Flowers: Sing See Soon
Cake: Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa
Wedding Video: Sandy Stories
Music: Wedding Buddies