I love how Vincent describes how he and Selina met: On the Saturday evening of 24th September 2011. It was an evening like many others. I didn’t feel like cooking or eating alone for that matter. So I decided to go out for dinner at a restaurant I have never tried before. It was on that faithful evening is where I saw Selina for the first time.
I arrived at the parking lot but the restaurant looked closed as the lights inside were almost nonexistent. But out from the corner of my eye Selina appear walking towards the same restaurant I had chosen. I got out of my car and as I approached the restaurant, Selina turned around from the front door and greeted me by saying the restaurant was closed due to renovations. At that point totally unbeknownst to me is that I was standing before my future wife 16 months later. I suggested that we could go and have dinner together just a short walk across the car park to a set of restaurants nearby. Selina must have seen the awesome person that I’m and obliged. From that moment we talked about everything under the stars, our future our hopes and our dreams. And today a big part of it is realised.
Their beautiful overseas proposal as described by Vincent: I had planned to propose during our first overseas Japan trip but didn’t know when the right moment was. On our first day arriving in Tokyo, Selina had organized for us a kimono photo shoot. As I haven’t planned on the right moment to propose I forgot to carry the all important ring! And seeing Selina in the traditional kimono about to change into a wedding kimono, I instantly knew that this IS the moment!! So I quickly gathered the photographer and assistants explaining my plan to pop the question. Everyone was excited and on board with the plan. I even had a ring lent to me by one of the assistants to propose with. When Selina and I got back together taking the next shot, I drop to one knee and ask the question while the photographer was happily snapping away. In all the excitement Selina didn’t exactly answer “YES!” so I had to ask a second time just to make sure… Finally a YES! Towards the end of the shoot I sheepishly ask for the ring back as it was on loan and told my then fiancée a much bigger diamond ring was awaiting at the hotel room… 🙂
Wedding and Engagement Rings: custom made overseas using their own designs
Bridal Gown: custom made using Selina’s design
Bridal Accessories: Jewellery bought at Winnie Bridal at the Wintergarden
Hair and Makeup: Vivianne Tran
Flowers: Rocklea Flower Market
Groom and Groomsmen suits: Overseas tailor made
Ceremony: Stuartholme School Chapel
Officiant: Rev Fr Peter Gong from Our Lady of Fatima
Reception Venue: The Summit Restaurant at Mt Coot-tha
Cake: The Summit Restaurant
Decorator: Natasha from Captivating Moments
Transport: Jaguar Mark V from Allways Wedding Cars
Bonbonniere: Personalised chocolate bars to double up as place card holder from Favour Perfect
Honeymoon destination: South Korea
Selina’s Funniest Moment: At the church when I tried to put the ring into Vincent’s finger which didn’t fit, in the end he put it on himself and it slides on well.
Advice for other brides: Do up a list before the big day on what to bring/do…. It helps
Testimonial about using Christopher Thomas Photography: Chris was very helpful and professional the whole time. He even did the grooms buttonhole as no one was sure how to pin it to stay upright. The photography results was amazing too. We would highly recommend him!
Congratulations Selina and Vincent I had a great day!