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November 24, 2018

My autumn wedding in Tokyo (part 2)

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The most important memories are in these photographs. It was the happiest day of my life. Ok maybe second happiest, because the happiest was when my baby daugther Candice was born. Anyway, I treasure these images, they made me smile every single time I see them. We had the most beautiful, sentimental wedding in our favorite city, Tokyo. My previous post was when we had our wedding ceremony at Hotel New Otani Tokyo, in the iconic Japanese garden. At night we held a wedding gala dinner at the China Blue restaurant in Conrad that has the most perfect Tokyo city skyline views. There were around 100 guests who was our closest families and friends.

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In Tokyo they offer a wedding package that included almost everything, so we basically arrived and chose the decor, seats, songs, ceremonial type, etc and the D-day we just came as a bride and groom. So much easier than having to plan a grand wedding in Surabaya, Indonesia. What I love about having my wedding there, is that we had the most beautiful nature backdrop as our view, the weather was great, my gown was light and I can move around in it without any trouble.

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I have shared so much on my Instagram, Instastory and my interviews with Bridestory and Dewi Magazine, but this blog post is meant to share a more personal story from my point of view.

Let's start with the dress. I wore my absolute dream wedding dress from Elie Saab bridal. One year before my wedding, Mr Elie Saab launched a more affordable (non-couture) ready to wear bridal line that was my preference as a bride. Some brides may want to wear a one-of-a kind couture dress for their wedding, but I don't want to spend so much time and energy to fly to Europe and have multiple fittings because as a bride, I want to plan my wedding as natural and less time consuming as possible. My dress was made of organza. Very light as easy to move around, it came with such a beautiful veil, that I chose to wear from morning to night.

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My shoes were supposed to be these Louboutins, but they are not tall enought so I chose to wear the Saint Laurent Candy platforms, that give the perfect instant lift and was super comfortable to wear. After our ceremony in the morning, we had more hours to spend basically the limo driver told us to use up the time slot he was booked for. So he drove us to Barneys New York and stopped by the road and we took impromptu photos right in front of Barneys just casually wearing my wedding dress. It was really memorable and I'm obsessed with the photos of us crossing the roads (that I'll share with you in the next post).

Photos by Carol Kuntjoro and Evans Irawan of Pyara Photo, and Maximilian John of Moire Photography.

November 23, 2018

My autumn wedding in Tokyo (part 1)

I have been wanting to share this with you on my blog, we held our wedding last year in Tokyo on the 28th of November. Right when the trees turn red and the perfect autumn folliage happen to take place. We had our privilege to be photographed by the amazing Carol Kuntjoro and Evans Irawan of Pyara Photography as well as Maximillian John of Moire Photography.

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Read the full story on Bridestory.

November 15, 2018

I'm back! First post after one year

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Hello again guys. I have been on a massive break for the past year, perhaps the most remarkable year in my whole life. We had our wedding in November, then went on honeymoon right after. I got pregnant in January and my baby Candice was born in late September. Ok so that's about it, I had a lot that I wanted to blog about, actually.

I chose to post this first, because I'm still sorting my wedding photos that I want to share with you guys on my anniversary next week! I'm writing this 1,5 months post partum, finally not pregnant and able to wear pencil dresses like I used to.

My pregnancy style was so boring as I had a gassy stomach the whole nine months. I planned some pregnant outfits when I found out I was pregnant, bought some satin trench and bodycon jersey dresses like the Kardashians, wanted to pair those with laced up booties.. but ended up not wearing them at all. They say being pregnant can either make you feel you're prettier and make you want to dress up, or make you feel completely lazy and unattractive. I happen to feel the latter.

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These two dresses I have been wanting to wear since we launched them early this year. You can get them online www.poise24.com or in-store.

October 31, 2017

Singapore in style

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I was in Singapore last month for my final wedding dress fittings, and I prepared four days in case there were further alterations needed, and because of that, I had so much free time. I used to live in Singapore in 2010 to 2012, but the one place I've never been is no other than the National Gallery Singapore. I missed the famous Yayoi Kusama exhibition, I've seen it all in pictures on Instagram, but I wanted to have my first museum experience and see what else was there.

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There was the Children's Biennale exhibition going on, which is supposed to aim for kids obviously. But it was light and such a fun experience, first we went to this room called Homogenizing and Transforming world where there was many balls that light up colors, they can change if we tap on them. Next there was this Obliteration Room (polkadots galore!!!).

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Then there was this see through room full of ribbons called This Changed My Life. The romantic part in me wanted to write our names and tied it on the ribbons. Kind of sweet because I've never done this before.

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Finally, the most photogenic spot of all, was the Sonnet in Blue installation. If you are in Singapore, drop by and even if you might not enjoy the activities, you can take your cameras and explore how the Sonnet in Blue looks in photograph. Breathtaking.

Outfit from H&M and Topshop, photos taken with Leica M.
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