This DIY bride understood perfectly well how to let her partner, families and friends in to help any way they can. Read more about how she journeyed through her wedding planning to create a warm and homely atmosphere at Sekeping Tenggiri. We absolutely love the photos taken by Seventyone Productions.
Audrey: “It was beautiful seeing the wedding come together, fulfilling our dream of making a wedding we could call our own. The first of many projects as Mr and Mrs, the first step in our lifelong journey together.
“Celebrating and sharing our happiness and love with the people who love and care for us, and honouring them, was our favourite part. The roaring toast by everyone affirmed that love is one of the best things in life. Getting to witness the coming together of people, and to see the happiness and love among our guests was special. We felt blessed in their company, and were amazed that a simple wedding could bring out the best in everyone.
“Most people dream that their wedding will be a celebration of love and happiness between two people. We were the same, except that we wished for a little bit more. We wanted our love and happiness to be infectious, and we wanted our wedding to remind everyone how it felt to be loved or to discover love.”
“The important elements came together quite serendipitously. A movie led us to rustic romantic music by Brandi Carlile. I made friends who create rustic floral pieces, and they supplied those. Robin has a collection of antiques, and those became props. There was no shortage of materials from vintage themed shops in the Klang Valley, such as Creative Co Op, S&J, Kaison and Chalk, to name a few. And finally, we had the good fortune of bumping into many likeminded and talented pros along the way, who helped made our wedding happen. I think we created a wedding we can call our own, and with it I certainly hope I have shared plenty of happiness and love with everyone.”
Tips from the bride: “Most of all, I want to encourage brides to personalise their wedding day. It is your special day, if you won’t make it special, who will? Whether you prefer to DIY or hire a truckload of talented people to realise your dream, the first step is always to find your dream, and to define your theme. As a start, get your partner involved; weddings are about the union between the two of you, so of course his views matter. Let your wedding be your first life project together.
“In Malaysia, weddings are usually a matter of the union between two families, so you have to be prepared for a flood of differing views and needs. Maintain open communication, apply tact and diplomacy, and at the same time stay true to your plans. Be receptive to good suggestions, maintain a good sense of humour, and of course, involve as many people who want to help as you can. Wedding celebrations are not just about the two of you.
“I guess if you can successfully get through such a big event, you will have learned to achieve something together. I reckon Asian weddings and their intricacies are there as an exercise to prepare us for life ahead as one big, happy family.
“Know what you want, plan ahead, never give up, focus on getting there with solutions, and get the support of family and friends closest to you. These are all potent ingredients to having the most wonderful wedding day that you can call your own.”