Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Arvinna Lee and Hayashida Ken were classmates in Temasek Polytechnic School of Design. They sat next to each other on the first day of school and have been best friends ever since. But nothing happened until about two years ago, when Ken asked her out and Arvinna began to see him in a new light.

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Arvinna: “Our theme was very simple and minimalist. Small and cosy, so we could have more time with our friends. We didn’t even bother with the gatecrashing ceremony. The subtle theme behind it was ‘Music and Words’.

“Ken is a music person, being in a band, and he arranged for his singer to perform for me. Of course, he also coordinated the music for the entire night. While I was preparing the speech, I also included quotes from the authors and musicians that were featured in the card I designed. When the invitation cards were printed and we saw our names together, it really hit us that we were going to be wed. It was quite surreal for me.

“Ken wanted to buy the Cartier Trinity wedding band for me, but they didn’t have stock in my size in Singapore. At the time, our wedding was in two months, and Cartier Singapore needed about half a year to bring it in. Our friend was in Berlin at the time, and he went to Cartier Berlin to see if they had any stock. It so happened that they did, and he brought it back to Singapore for us. I remember thinking this little trinket travelled halfway around the world to help Ken seal the deal.”

A wedding at Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Chris Ling International Photographers

A wedding at Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

ARVINNA & KEN {Singapore}

Photography and Videography by Chris Ling International Photographers / Venue Grand Hyatt, Singapore / Number of Guests 170 / Bridal Gown by BCBGMaxAzria, Amanda Lee Weddings and LeGrand Weddings / Bride’s Shoes by Ralph Lauren / Hair and Makeup by Kenneth Lee / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Flowers and Décor by By The Branch