A dreamer meets a realist.
It was a match that was meant to be. Mary, in her fun, loud and expressive manner, added lots of colour to Ka-Meng’s palette. The fact that she also spoke non-stop added lots of flavour to this unique partnership. On the other hand, Ka-Meng, in his secure manner, made Mary stay put in one country and gave a lot of security to the relationship. The 8 year age gap they share is hardly an issue but of course there were times when their age gap became apparent. Especially when Ka-Meng recalled going to work in a pink mini bus and doing audits using a blue/yellow marker pen instead of the laptop!
They could have met in university but they didn’t. He was studying his Masters of Business Systems and she was doing a degree back then. In fact, he was tutoring some of the subjects she studied, but their paths never crossed.
Ten years later…
They got to meet each other at work, even though Mary was in the Singapore office and Ka-Meng was in Melbourne. In her words…
“It was purely work matter back then (wink wink), although I thought Ka-Meng was quite a cute guy…and I was the prettiest lady he ever met! We got really close when I moved to Melbourne. He helped me with my house move, chose my first bed, gave me iMac 101 lessons and made sure I was not left out in the office social events. That… created a lot of rumours in the office.”
Well it all worked out well professionally and in the romance department too, because here they are, married at last!
The wedding was held in a gorgeous chapel at the Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali. Their friends and family members traveled to experience a ‘wedliday’ as they coined it… a combination of a wedding and holiday! The mood was really relaxed and despite the rain over the past few days in Bali. Planning an outdoor wedding overseas is pretty stressful, and because of the weather forecast, Ka-Meng and Mary decided to hold their dinner indoors. Thank God it didn’t rain during the ceremony! Ka-Meng and Mary were really hands-on with their wedding and Mary even created the wedding invite and photobooth props themselves!
Since Ka-Meng is into Lego, pretty much all the important people at the wedding got a little figurine to add to their outfit (including us, the photographers!) Take note of the cool calligraphy in their invite, especially the hand-drawn temple, done personally by Ka-Meng himself!
Ka-Meng and Mary decided to opt for a first look before the wedding. What a great start to a beautiful day!
For more images, and a little ‘surprise’, have a look at Ka-Meng and Mary’s wedding slideshow here:
Photographers: Weiming & Ben
Location, Make up & Hair, Cake, Flowers & Decorations: Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali
Wedding Gown: Carla Zampatti
Groom’s Attire: Asos
Shoes: Crystal Paradox, Manolo Blahnik, Havaiinas