Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

The couple wanted a very personal and warm affair. Something contemporary that didn’t lack that cosy feeling, following their lovely bridal portraits that were taken in Paris and London. We love the interior of the traditional church; besides it being a beautiful church, it really is a lot more meaningful to get married in a church that you attend every week.

Lydia: “We had our wedding ceremony in our own church, which has a lot of wood and gives out a vintage feel. Hilton KL became our final choice for our reception due to capacity as well as the modern feel. In terms of colours, purple was the central colour, with dashes of pink to complement.

“We designed our own wedding invitation cards and did something out of the norm. We also designed and handmade the wedding favours, guest book and decorative backdrop. Honestly, it was quite a lot of work, but it was worth it to see it all come together.”

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Douglas: “I really had a lot of personal moments during the entire event. The exchange of vows was the most important to me because that’s when I pledged before God to love and cherish her all the days of my life.

“Another moment was when we publicly thanked our parents, because I had never openly done so my entire life and that touched my parents a lot. And finally there was the moment when I surprised Lydia with a song dedication.”

Lydia: “I cherished walking down the aisle, with my dad holding my hand and seeing all my loved ones present. There was also this special moment when the both of us worshipped God together as bride and groom; it meant a lot to us in our walk of faith. That moment when we pledged our vows to each other – it was the beginning of another chapter. The biggest surprise and most touching moment was when he suddenly took my hand and led me to the piano where he played and sang the song ‘When God Made You’ (I still hum the song to this day). I vividly remember that moment when we walked into our reception at the Hilton; we were instantly awed and mesmerised by the magic that Wishing Tree, our florist, had woven for us – it really took my breath away.”

Tips from the bride: “I would say personalise your wedding according to what you want and love, because in the end, it is your wedding. Don’t aim to impress others, impress yourself. Make decisions together with your loved one, because the big day is supposed to create beautiful memories for both of you. Prepare accordingly, delegate, and let go on the big day. And lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the journey and cherish the moment!”

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Hilton Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

DOUGLAS & LYDIA {Malaysia}

Photography by Jian Han of MOCO Bridals / Videography by Aloysius Yong of BeezWorks Productions / Ceremony Venue Holy Light Lutheran / Reception Venue Hilton Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 250 (Ceremony), 600 (Reception) / Bridal Gown by MOCO Bridals, My Dream Wedding / Bride’s Shoes by Lewré / Hair and Makeup by Chingchingyes Makeover by Regine / Jewellery by Tiffany & Co. and DeGem Diamond / Groom’s Attire by Calvin Klein (Tuxedo), Ermenegildo Zegna (Bow Tie and Cummerbund), Hugo Boss (Cufflinks) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by covetz.com / Flowers and Décor by Wishing Tree / Wedding Cake by Hilton Kuala Lumpur / Entertainment by Sam Ooi, The Voice Event Management