While they might have distinct variations of the narrative on how they first met, Fenny and Derek have one thing they unanimously agree on – their love for every other. Limit by their mutual love for music as well as a common group of buddies, our couple waltzed and shimmied towards their significant day, where their friends as well as family were encouraged to join them on the dance floor.
Fenny: We first met at a cafe below Capital Square. My buddy, Sherlyn, and I were searching for a table once I seen my ex-schoolmate, Donald, having coffee with Derek. Since Donald and Sherlyn were also friends, we requested to join their table, as there were no other tables available. But, Derek likes to believe it absolutely was a narrative I cooked up to pick him up!
Derek: We afterwards found out that we were both working for Citigroup in an identical building and due to our common interests in finance and music, our interactions raised towards the final quarter of 2007 until we eventually got together at Zoukout 2007. !
Derek: Fenny loves surprises, so I made the decision to surprise her with a proposition on the eve of her birthday. I went by her spot in the morning and put the engagement ring on her bed, so that when we returned in the evening, she'd see it. My first strategy was to propose after dinner, but because I could not wait that long, I feigned to feel queasy and requested to stop by her place before dinner, so that she'd be able to see it sooner!
Fenny: I was more concerned with taking good care of his queasiness so I was incredibly surprised and pleased to see a diamond ring laid out on my bed! Because it absolutely was my birthday the following day, I inquired if it was a birthday gift, and that is when Derek proposed. Although "yes" was not the first thing I voiced after he popped the question, I did say yes finally!
Fenny: Being music lovers, we needed everything to be music related, so we had a say in the music used for the march-ins, the champagne toasting and everything else for that whole night. That pretty much settled our wedding topic for us. Our dress code was "Dressed for Success", inspired by a Roxette's tune, and to help our guests figure out what that dress code really means, we offered them three options: Electrifying 80's, Roaring 20's Redux and Walk on "Wall Street". We also had see-through bubble-like balloons to represent my love for carefree and playful dolphins swimming in the ocean which turned out to be a good complement to the Great Gatsby 1920's topic.
Derek: Our real day itself was frantic and full of pleasure! Time appeared to swirl past us so fast but everything fell into place perfectly and we're incredibly grateful for that. We began the morning using a door bashing session at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, followed by a lunch for close family members, relatives as well as the bridal party at my patio pool. After our dinner banquet at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, we had an after party at Zouk's Velvet Lounge to observe our respect for music and to reminisce our nights of partying with our friends. !
Fenny: We needed something revolutionary that reveals us having fun in the areas we adore. These comprised Zouk, Butter Factory, old shophouses because I used to live near them, as well as the Singapore CBD skyline. We also needed our favourite tune, Just Like Heaven by The Cure to be in the video as it reminded us of the time when we first began dating and those were the areas we hung out most at while listening to this song on repeat. We ran our thought by Bernard from Reddot Studio and jointly with Mark Song, he made such a fantastic video that Derek and I would not have it any other way!
Derek: We needed our parents and two of my aunts whom I grew up with to be involved in our wedding. So, we requested Fenny's dad to walk her to the stage for our solemnisation where my dad and I were waiting to receive them. Collectively, our dads watched our signing of the marriage certificate. For both our moms and my two aunts, we gifted them with an infinity bracelet and pendant from Tiffany&Co. They were all incredibly touched to get see our solemnisation! We also selected for the biggest VIP table potential, a twenty-seater, so we could seat all our immediate family members collectively.
Posted on March 28, 2014 at 09:05 AM