City Harvest is getting increasingly popular as a wedding ceremony location, and I can understand why, with the rustic brick walls and overall industrial look. It was the perfect setting for Min-Yi and Shu Ern’s wedding. Min-Yi looked dashing on his wedding day, with a beret and matching suspenders to complete the look. It was actually my first time at City Harvest and I enjoyed photographing this wedding so much. I love how Shu Ern’s family was just so emotional. I love the little details at the ceremony, including the key words, “Dream, Believe, Smile & Family” that were hung by their friends. And I was ecstatic to discover this random location that made for great photos.
Min-Yi and Shu Ern were secondary school mates but they were not friends at that time. Half a decade after leaving school, their paths crossed again on 26th December 2011.
Shu Ern: I was running at the nearby park in Taman Tun with my friend. I was almost done and about to do one more lap. There’s an intersection in front of the entrance to the park and he had just arrived with a friend. We came from opposite directions and immediately as our eyes met, I did a double take inside. His face reminded me of someone. I was curious and tried to check him out a few more times, but every time I turned to look his way our eyes would meet and I had to turn away to not seem rude. I guess he was trying to check me out too only to find me doing the exact same thing.
I went through my lap all the while wondering what happened to him in those years I’ve not seen him. Finally midway through the jog, we crossed paths and it was then did I actually get a good look. In place of that small, short, kiddy looking boy was a tall, handsome and tanned looking man. As he passed by, he gave me a big smile and my heart just melted.
Min-Yi: I asked my friend for confirmation if he recalled that she was from our high school, which he did. I ran the opposite direction of the loop, thinking that maybe I can get another look at her. As I was running, I tried to look out for her from the other side and I spotted her. Getting so excited, I ran a little faster and gave her a big smile as I passed her. When I got home, I immediately sent her a Facebook message.
The rest is history.
So the 26th of December was a significant date for the both of them, and they chose to get married on the 26th of December too, but in 2015. Congratulations Min-Yi & Shu Ern! (FYI, I love your hashtag, #ittakes2toThengGoh – so funny!)
Listen to their cute personalised vows and see more photos here:
Photographers: Grace, Nigel & Hui En
Church Ceremony Location: City Harvest Church, KL
Wedding & Evening Gown: Elaine Kong
Groom’s Attire: Louis Remarque
Shoes: Lewre and Pedro
Make up & Hair: Agnes