Most weddings are in light shades of pastels or pure whites, but for Amy and Andrew, they decided to do something different and held a wedding that is gothic with full of blacks and contrasting reds.
Amy and Andrew had been together for seven years and they met through a mutual friend’s gathering at a local club. They almost missed each other as Andrew was heading overseas the next day and was contemplating if he should go out for the night. Luckily, fate brought them together and they had been close ever since. Back during their first encounter with each other, Andrew was extremely shy at first. He got the courage with the help of some liquor and asked to borrow Amy’s phone to make a phone call, and guess what? That call was actually to his own number so that he could get hers. What a genius move!
Proposing at Amy’s favourite city
Andrew organised the proposal in advance with some of their friends. After attending a friend’s wedding at Hong Kong, they decided to take a break and extend their trip to other countries and made a visit to Kyoto, Japan, which happened to be Amy’s favourite city. Andrew bent the knee at Fushimi Inari temple and popped the golden question. It all came as a huge surprise and Amy first thought he was going to offer some chocolates to her. Turns out, it was not chocolate bars but an engagement ring.
The Gothic Black Gown
Amy and Andrew are an extraordinary pair and they were never the type to follow traditional rules or regulations. They are extremely creative and fun-loving, which can be seen from Amy’s wedding gown and their wedding ceremony. Their wedding was styled by the amazing wedding stylist Anna Wang, creating a palette full of blacks, reds and orange-glow candles.
Amy always knew that as a girl covered in tattoos, white dresses will never be her choice of gowns. She opted for a black off-shoulder gown with laces and appliques. Her tattoos complemented the design very well as if they were part of it. The tulles that flare out creates a voluminous look and the hand bouquet adds on to the gothic look.
I very much love the modern styles but also love the gothic look that replacing white lace with black lace makes.
Maintaining a strong relationship
It is important to know each other’s communication styles. Amy mentioned that Andrew and she had very different styles when they first got together and it was difficult to find balance. Andrew is someone that doesn’t talk much and does not like to be pushed into communication. However, Amy is actually someone that likes to figure out things by sitting down and talking it out. As the years go by and they get more comfortable with each other, Amy became more patient and Andrew became more open. The best kind of relationships are the kinds that make you into someone better than before. The couple also respects one another and never acts or speaks in harshness.
“Andrew has a heart of absolute gold, every moment I am with him, he never fails to make me laugh.”
For future brides-to-be, remember to always enjoy yourself on your big day, surround yourself with positive vibes that family and friends bring. Things always have a way of working out on its own so don’t sweat on the small details.
Special thanks to vendors:
Wedding Invitations: Giant Invitations
Dress: Made by True Love Couture
Makeup: Anna Wang (Martha and Bell were the artists)
Hair: Anna Wang (Martha and Bell were the artists)
Grooms Suit: Brent Wilson
Cake: Homemade by Grooms sister
Food: Villa Capri
Flowers: Anna Wang
Wedding Stylist: Anna Wang
Photographer: Zee & Cee Studio
Ceremony Venue: Eschol Park House
Reception Venue: Villa Capri
Entertainment: Lao/Thai Community band
Celebrant: David Cox
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