No couple ever wants to have things go wrong for their big celebration. The plan is: stick to the plan.
But there are things that can stand in the way of the big plan. Like an earthquake (unlikely this part of the world), hotel double booking (God forbid!) or.... an unexpected addition to the family.
That was the joyful predicament Gan and Amy found themselves in that had them postpone their celebration. Both currently reside in Australia and had picked Langkawi as their destination choice to tie their knot.
But island and wedding can wait, though not a happy kicking baby! So a year and a half after the birth of Lina, the big day finally came.
Both sides of Gan and Amy's families leaned toward tradition, so the couple had to find a good balance between old and modern. At the same time it was important to them that friends and family could mingle in a warm and comfortable environment.
Amy put in a lot of her own love and labour into the wedding, from making all the favours herself and being the one to initiate games during the reception dinner.
As for us, we came in as usual, quietly from the sidelines with our jars of flowers and talent for quick candle lighting, merely to beautiful this pretty little wedding party.
Tip from us, if you are going for a rustic look: Sweet pink roses and eustomas with baby's breath thrown into the mix easily compliments earth tones without being to over bearing.
Jute is also perfect for the rustic theme but be careful about not using too much of this textured material! For Amy and Gan, we used a long runner of jute as well as small logs of wood to give elevation to candles and small jars of flowers.
Here's baby Lina looking resplendent in her own white princess gown. She couldn't bear to be away from her mum, so Amy made sure she was there every step of the way. What a superbride!
Remember the part about balancing tradition and modernity? Here's our little interpretation at the reception table with a bright neon light amongst the candles and flowers.
In our hundreds of weddings experience, we now know what the secret to a perfect wedding is: to have the best people in your world around you, celebrating with you. That, our friends, is something that money can never buy.
Thank you dear Amy and Gan, for the trust of having us play a tiny part of your special day!
And thank you as always to Jon for these breath taking moments.