A fairytale surprise proposal in Boracay, Philippines! After a day of pampering and massages, Ryan presented Mia with a ring during a private dinner on the beach. “It was beautiful, and I truly was surprised!” Mia said. But there were more surprises in store. During a return stopover in Singapore, the couple dined at a rooftop restaurant, and Mia couldn’t help but wish that they had someone to share their celebration with, given that it was such an amazing location.
“Then, I spotted five of our closest family and friends waiting for us. It was the best night, and Ryan had organised the whole thing!” Mia said. “We ate delicious food and danced the night away.”
Mia described the lead-up to their wedding as “fun, exciting, and nerve racking”, and said wedding gown shopping with her mum and bridesmaids was one of the major highlights. “I had tried a few on and no one really seemed to agree, but when I tried one particular gown, my sister started crying, and then everyone else, so that made the decision for me!”
When the big day arrived, there were more tears of joy from the bride and groom – and they weren’t alone. An intimate service took place at a Sorrento Chapel with a beautiful string quartet. “When I was at the top of this aisle, I saw my friend crying, then I burst into tears and had to compose myself quickly for the walk down the aisle towards Ryan,” Mia said.
But the nerves had well and truly disappeared at the lavish reception, which featured a spectacular hanging flower display in the middle of the marquee. A Lavish Affair designed and created the marquee on the property. Mia chose accents of black and other strong colours to set her wedding apart from every other one. She also wanted it to feel like you were in someone’s home, so we added lounge furniture and picture frames and paintings on the walls. “The reception was stunning with its mirror topped tables, chandelier and mood lighting, it was elegantly chic and everything we had hoped it to be – and it was so good to have all our family and friends in one place, having a good time and celebrating.” said Mia.
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