JESSECA & JEREMY
Celebrity couple Jesseca Liu and Jeremy Chan had a romantic beach wedding in Langkawi, where the bride grew up. It was a lighthearted affair filled with laughter, joyful tears and happy partying.
NOT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
I found Jeremy, also an actor, quite endearing in Mediacorp's Recruit Diaries series. That was when I became interested to know him better.
As luck would have it, we both got to know each other a whole lot better while working together in the Xinmsn web drama Who Killed The Lead about three years ago. He said he noticed me years earlier when we'd once boarded the same company bus.
A JAPAN PROPOSAL
Jeremy proposed when we visited the Tokyo Skytree, a TV broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida. He arranged for the ring to be placed beside a very nice dessert dish, along with a sparkler and "Will you marry me?" written on the tray.
He knelt down for the proposal when it was served. All this happened with the beautiful views of the setting sun around us. Very romantic.
"This was a dream come true for me. But I must say that I was really very nervous when I thought that it might rain at one point."Jeremy Chan
Because I grew up in Langkawi and we both love the beach, we thought that having our ceremony and celebration there would be perfect. Besides, I have always wanted a beach wedding because it is so romantic.
We custom-made the seashell boutonnieres for Jeremy and his groomsmen, and dressed the venue with pastel flowers, shells, vintage metal lamps and driftwood to create a charming and more rustic resort feel.
I didnt want anything too sexy. With my good friend Steve's help, I found the perfect mermaid gown - modern, simple and lightweight enough for me to move around comfortably in on the beach and everywhere else."
THE MOST TOUCHING MOMENT
As I walked down the aisle with my dad, Jeremy started singing Love Is Eternal by Jacky Cheung. The sun was just setting and the whole venue looked so beautiful!
THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
As we exchanged our vows, which we wrote ourselves, we felt like we were the only ones there. It was very emotional and beautiful. We will remember it for the rest of our lives.
The tea ceremony presented another emotional moment - this time with our parents and siblings sharing this special experience with us.
SIGH OF RELIEF
Yes, we really heaved a sigh of relief after everything was over, especially since there were many nittygritty details to follow up on during the preparations.
TIPS FOR WEDDING PREP?
Plan early, relax and chill!
VENUE: Solemnisation and celebration: Langkawi
HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST: Shaun Lee (9695 2581)
PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER: Steve Thio; Alvin Choon (@alvinchoon); Yukee Ong of Daijekkee (www.facebook.com/Daijekkee)
CAKE/DESSERTS: Langkawi Cake House (http://facebook.com/Langkawi.Cake.House)
WEDDING PLANNER: Hanngevent Langkawi (www.hanngevent.com)
SPECIAL THANKS TO: All our guests.