Sometimes it's easy for couples to focus on the grandeur of the wedding day, and lose sight of the most important part of saying 'I Do' – becoming an unbreakable team. For Edna and Peng Swee, tying the knot was a stepping stone to a lifelong partnership, so they skipped a wedding planner and organised the wedding together. Their simple, joyful ceremony in Singapore's Heron Bible Presbyterian Church had a cheery vintage vibe with recycled bottles and dainty flowers, and DIY decor made from colourful post-its. And we're happy to know that working towards their special day has made them stronger than ever! See all their heartfelt photos below, as Edna shares their story...

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How they met:
We were friends since secondary school, but only started dating when we were 18. During our school days, there were no 'sparks' between us and I wouldn't have imagined myself dating him. Things just happen when you least expect it. Haha! We dated for eight years.

Peng Swee successfully planned to propose during a children's church camp that I was involved in, without me suspecting a thing (that's quite rare). He coordinated with the folks in charge, and got some youths to help out. I was outside talking to a teacher when two rows of children appeared. Each child was holding a sunflower. They came to me one by one, saying "thank you", and handed me 50 flowers in total. Initially I thought they were showing appreciation to the teachers who planned the camp. But not long after, I realised it was a proposal. I saw my close friends holding a camera and Peng Swee appeared with a violinist (our friend, Vegas) and a bouquet of flowers, and popped the question. It was indeed shocking and embarrassing to have so many people watching, but the thought put into planning such a jovial proposal was heartwarming! I love sunflowers, and he knows children are a big part of my life.

The bride's look:
I love turtleneck gowns and lace. Digio had a wide variety of styles available and managed to find one that suited me best. For my make-up, I wanted something natural, as I don't put on make-up on normal days. No false lashes, just mascara! I also asked for braids.

The groom's outfit:
A simple and smart look – black and blue without any shiny or sheen-covered fabrics.

The wedding party's style:
Peng Swee wanted something casual and fun for his groomsmen, so he went looking for superhero t-shirts. My bridesmaids wore white dresses, and since they all have different styles, I let them choose ones that they're comfortable with.

The decor:
Peng Swee loves yellow, so that was our main colour. We sat down with Shuying (the founder of MerryLove Weddings and a close church friend of ours) to discuss ideas – like a post-it signboard – and she helped us with the finer details and final concept. We wanted something simple, light-hearted, and garden-esque – something that would leave our guests feeling cheerful.

On DIY elements:
The post-it board and staircase 'frills' were done by us, Shuying and our helpers.

Edna's advice for brides-to-be:
The wedding is a one-off thing, but marriage is forever. Don't compromise your relationship over wedding matters.

Vendors

Bridal gown: Digio
Shoes: Gripz
Veil: Digio
Groom's suit: Digio
Flowers and decor: MerryLove Weddings
Food and drink caterers: Mannapot Catering
Invites: Marc Chen
Photographer: Jerald from Tinydot Photography
Videographer: Derek Tee Cinematography

 

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