Wedding at Ciao. Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The groom summed it up perfectly: Couples should really stop treating their wedding reception as a dinner, but rather as a party! Keep it an intimate affair by only inviting those who are closest to you and make sure everyone has a blast. Also, to every groom out there, take it from Sen: Officially propose to your wife so you will be spared the complaints down the road.

Sen: “A few items were really memorable that evening. I never had the chance to propose to my wife, so I did that during the ROM, which took place before the dinner reception and was witnessed by all my family members and best friends.

“I had a dance performance on the day but I am not really a good dancer. Luckily I have a bunch of best friends who were willing to sacrifice their time every weekend to practise with me and make it happen. Huge thanks especially to our friend, SawHoon, who choreographed our dance and trained us for weeks prior to our wedding. We did a flash mob kind of thing after the main course was served. We love the dance and music, which was a mash-up of ‘Marry Me’ and ‘Party Rock Anthem’. Another big surprise was from my niece and nephews who also performed a dance for us that was choreographed by my nephew.

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We chose to do it at Ciao because the place is cosy and beautiful. Keeping it simple but memorable, we put up pictures we had taken over the years as a couple at places that we had travelled to together. We wanted to make it more like a party that people will enjoy and remember instead of the traditional dinner. Thus we engaged a professional live band and a really good emcee for the night. Everyone enjoyed it and there were people dancing on the dance floor to songs like ‘Twist & Shout’. It surprised us when we saw some of the ‘veterans’ taking part too.”

Tips from the groom: “We only invited those friends and relatives who are really close to us because this is a party and we wanted every guest to enjoy every minute. If we had invited too many guests, we might have faced problems trying to entertain each and every one of them. And one last thing: Keep it simple and be yourself.”

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WENNI & SEN {Malaysia}

Photography by Paul Kong of Gallerie CK / Venue Ciao Ristorante, KL / Number of Guests 150 / Bridal Gown by Enya Mareine Wedding Gallery / Bride’s Shoes by White Label / Hair and Makeup by Doris SP / Groom’s Attire by Enya Mareine and own attire / Wedding Bands by DeGem Diamond / Catering by Ciao Ristorante and Charlene Kok (friend) / Entertainment by ZhenRu and Aurora Live Band