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Phong & Laura’s Garden Wedding, Kuching

By 25/07/2011 August 18th, 2021 4 Comments

Photographers: Grace & Mark
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Make Up: Shu Uemura
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Flowers & Decorations: Murloch (house) & Four Points Sheraton Hotel (for reception)
Stationery: Banana Greetings
Cake: Amy
Reception: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak

Phong & Laura’s story felt as if it came directly from a romantic screenplay. The setting: San Francisco.

Laura had traveled to San Francisco to be with her sister, Lisa who worked there. It was during this two month visit that she met Phong, who was Lisa’s colleague. Laura thought he was rather fun to hang out with and so they exchanged contact details and communicated via MSN. Fast forward a few months later, Phong had the opportunity to fly to Indonesia for work.

Perfect timing, as Laura needed another break from work too… and so she flew to Indonesia to visit him. From there, love blossomed and it was the most interesting weekend for her. As fate would have it, one week after he returned to San Francisco, he found out that the company he was working for was relocating to Singapore!

From then on, everything was history – and according to Laura, Phong loves to tell their friends that he flew halfway across the world to be with her.

During the wedding, Phong’s family flew in from Australia & Vietnam – and he was even reunited with family he hadn’t seen in years! I was really excited when Laura told me about this story… and also when she mentioned that her wedding would be held in her family home garden! It’s so meaningful when you say your vows in such a personal environment. There were so many elements that made this wedding a memorable one for me. From the Vietnamese car decorations, to the personalized popcorn box, to the massive trees in the awesomely pink ballroom… everything was just detailed so beautifully.

The other thing that made my heart skip a beat too was Laura’s Vera Wang gown. I instantly thought of the line from the movie Bride Wars… “You don’t alter a Vera Wang to fit you, you alter yourself to fit into a Vera Wang” (something to that effect).

I don’t know how much alteration Laura had to do, but she looked absolutely amazing in that gown that day.

I couldn’t resist doing a ring shot in the popcorn box…

I love the Vietnamese touches to the decor!

The girls were pretty creative when it came to the games session…By the way, Laura ironed on these prints onto the t-shirts herself!

Love love love the sign!

Love the fascinator and hat theme going on here… just like the Royal wedding!

Family portraits…

That night, the ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton was decorated beautifully – all thanks to Laura’s ideas and execution.

Congratulations, Phong & Laura! It was evident that your friends and family absolutely adore the both of you to bits. Thank you for treating Mark and I like family. Our first time meeting the both of you felt more like meeting old friends. Enjoy married life, both of you!

Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Anna says:

    whoa! looks like a grand affair :) love the fact it was held at the familyhome too. awesome shots as usual!

  • Laura Ling says:

    To the best photographer ever! Thanks for capturing all those special moments which we will treasure forever. :)

    • Chi Lai says:

      Saw your photos and event all are on 2011, are you guys still active now?

      • Grace Tan says:

        Hi Chi Lai, yes we are very much so! You can email us at hello[at]stories.my and tell us about your event!

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