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Church Wedding at DUMC – Ian & Michelle

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As a couple, they have been together for 9 years, with almost 6 of those years being in different countries. But not many couples can say that they have gone through a life-threatening situation together at the tender age of 19. It was 2009 when Ian suddenly discovered a weird lump at the tip of his jawbone and underwent surgery to remove it. But everything came crashing down when the diagnosis revealed that Ian had cancer of the salivary gland. It was heartbreaking to find out about the cancer diagnosis at just the tender age of 19, when life seems to take off for most teenagers.

In 2010, Ian had to undergo another operation, and it took place on Michelle’s 20th birthday – on the 27th of February in Singapore. At that time, Michelle was undergoing internship with 1 of the most renowned airline in the world. It was a lesson on life’s priorities. She left her internship and headed for Singapore. Many condemned her, claiming it was a stupid mistake but she knew exactly what she needed to do at that point of time in such situation.

God saw them through the most difficult season of their relationship, to date. Ian later took the rest of the year off to recover from it.

On Michelle’s 25th birthday, Ian was officially CANCER FREE.

The journey was never smooth sailing, but it was necessary for them both to grow individually and in God’s perfect timing, all things were made beautiful. Hear more of their story in the 10 minute video highlight below.


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Proposal Video: Thomas & Chooi Ling

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It was in March 2014 that Thomas first came to my office to meet me. He was planning his girlfriend’s proposal and wanted to get us to record a video for him. We discussed some ideas but then nothing materialised out of this till April 2016 when he suddenly picked up the conversation again, and we made the plans to go through with the proposal. We even followed him to buy the ring! From my interactions with Thomas, I can tell that he is a really meticulous and thoughtful person. He puts a lot of effort into what he does, and doesn’t just take things lightly, but plans far ahead of time!

We are so pleased to share with you his proposal video here. The fun part was getting Chi Yin and Delvin to ‘hide’ naturally in the restaurant where the proposal was going to take place. They were having a ‘meal’ there, at a specific table pre-arranged with the restaurant owner. We had also arranged for Thomas to sit at a specific table and chair! We had so much fun planning this proposal.

We’ll be photographing Thomas’ wedding to Chooi Ling this June 2017 after 9 years of being together. What an amazing journey! Congratulations, the both of you!

Credits:

Videographers: Chi Yin & Delvin
Location: Stories studio & Erawan Restaurant (previously at Kota Damansara)
Florist: Syarina
Special Thanks to DeGem

Garden Wedding at Saujana: Samuel & May

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It was their love of children that brought them together…and their desire to serve the Lord. Surrounded by children from their church’s kid’s ministry, Samuel and May just considered each other as acquaintance. It was April 2015, and they didn’t really talk to each other. Neither were they attracted to each other. In fact, May was not even thinking of getting into any relationship at that time. It all changed one day, when…

May: …the Holy Spirit spoke to me at night and told me to send “him” a text but I wasn’t sure who that was. So I scrolled down the contact list inside my mobile phone. My finger stopped at Sam’s name instantly but I ignored it at first. Then I scrolled backwards and my finger stopped at his name again. So I sent him a message. Surprisingly, Samuel replied me promptly and then he started to text me from that moment on for a month.

During Mother’s Day at church, he gave me 2 pink plastic roses while the other volunteers (kids impactors) received 1 “purple” rose. I felt weird but received it.

Next, he started to flirt with me and asked me out for coffee after the event. On the second movie date, on 27 May 2015, he confessed his feelings to me. Strangely, he held my pinky finger and my face felt warm and nervous. Then he held my ring finger and continued to middle finger. My heart was beating fast and I didn’t know what was going on. We held ‘fingers’ till the movie ended. And at the car park, he held my hand and asked, “Would you like to be my girlfriend?”

That was how it started.

Credits:
Videographers: Chi Yin & Choo Cherk
Wedding Ceremony Location: The Saujana Hotel, KL
Dinner Location: The Han Room, Midvalley
Groom’s Attire: Ah Lok Tailor
Wedding Gown: The Bliss Chamber
Hair & Make Up: Vivian
Photography, Evening Gown, Decorations: Lawrence Studio

Double Happiness Wedding: Christian & Sindee

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20161126_WEDDING_CHRISTIAN_SINDEE_569Christian and Sindee first met in Vienna years ago when she was a student there. After being together for 15 years (which is amazing on it’s own), they flew back to Malaysia in 2016 for their wedding. For both the tea ceremony and the evening reception they wanted to have simple, elegant and fresh décor. They had an oriental touch with Chinese elements, such as lanterns, the double happiness stand, and local flowers which matched very well with the 1930s chinese jazz music the band was playing. The best part of the evening was their grand entrance with a lion dance performance!

Personally, I love seeing a blend of different cultures coming together like this. It tickles me to see all these ‘mat salleh‘ in our local terms (or rather, foreigners) playing fun games and eating chicken feet to get to the bride. You can’t tell from these photos, but Chris was suffering from bad food poisoning the morning of the wedding. He was such a trooper, and didn’t allow the tummy aches from robbing his joy! It was a lovely day filled with wonderful moments and we are so glad to be part of this celebration.

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