Yi Ling, orginally from Penang and Tom from Bray are two pathologists who studied in Trinity College. They worked together for a year and at their farewell dinner planned a trip to the Botanical Gardens and have been inseparable ever since!
6 years later they planned their wedding. Yi Ling is very creative and saw the wedding as an opportunity to go on a craft making spree! As Tom joked, their apartment in town in the run up to the wedding day became a craft studio and his own living space became smaller and smaller!
Yi Ling’s mum used to sew and when Yi Ling was a child tried to encourage her to learn but Yi Ling never showed much interest in it. But, as soon as she planned her wedding day, she decided to learn, and make her own wedding dress from scratch! She bought a sewing machine and watched countless utube videos, got advice from her mum in Penang and looked at pinterest for inspiration. She decided on a coral pink and creme lace and tulle dress with an illusion back and neckline. She used her own moodboard to create the look of the dress and even made her own mannequin for cutting and measuring out the fabric. Yi Ling didn’t just stop at handcrafting the dress, she made the fur stoles, brooches, hair accessories, flower arrangements, clay flowers for the cake, wedding stationary, bouquets, boutonnieres, table decorations, phew!!!! It took months of careful planning.
Needless to say on the morning of the wedding, besides getting pampered with hair and make up by EF Creative Studios, she busied herself with last minute details such as putting the bows on the bouquets before leaving for the chapel in Trinity! Tom was in situ at the church just in time to prepare himself for seeing Yi Ling walk down the aisle hand in hand with her father. The ceremony was very personal with readings, traditional organist music and the two mums Siew and Margaret bringing up the offerings.
After the ceremony, we took some family photos in the Trinity grounds much to the interest of the tourists passing by! We didn’t delay too long in order to get the fabulous Druids Glen for the reception.
It was dark by the time we arrived so everyone was happy to stay inside and enjoy the champagne reception. The ice creams seem to go down a treat and guests held a drink in one hand and a ice cream in the other. We went in to see the stunning cake that Tom’s mum Margaret had made and Yi Ling had decorated. The room looked so pretty with all her personal touches on the table. Not to be out done by his bride, Tom even made the fudge in the gift bags for all the guests!
Before we left them to enjoy their evening, we couldn’t resist a Christmas photo with santa in his sleigh. Rudolph didn’t seem to mind!