Doris Leung met her beau Kevin Chan when they were in their final year of school.
“Maybe it was love at first sight, and we have been together ever since,” the bride, 29, says of her beau, also 29. “Fast forward nine years later during our holiday in Fiji, we were having dinner inside the Intercontinental Resort.”
It was there Kevin stole the attention of the entire restaurant when he asked Doris to marry him on bended knee. “All the sudden Kevin took me out to the lawn and proposed to me; one knee down, near a coconut tree during the lovely sunset,” smiles Doris. “I was in tears and I heard the other diners in the restaurant were clapping.”
The Melbourne couple married at their garden wedding on November 26, 2016 in the presence of 80 guests. The ceremony and reception at The Willows was heightened by perfect weather.
The bride and her team woke up at 3.30am to make sure they were ready to first take part in Chinese tradition. “We had the Chinese tea ceremony in the morning to thank our parents for their love and support for all the years,” smiles Doris. “After that, I got changed into my wedding dress and we had our civil ceremony.”
Photos courtesy of Iain and Jo – We Tell Love Stories.
Kevin sported a navy blue suit and black bow tie for the elegant affair.
After traditional Chinese celebrations, Doris changed into her stunning Mia Solano @ Luv Bridal & Formal strapless gown.
“We are really thankful to our bridal party, they have been a huge support; both mentally and physically during our wedding,” says the bride.
Civil celebrant Bianca Paliaga officiated the ‘I dos’.
The bridesmaids’ blush gowns were complemented by gorgeous pastel blooms; a creation of Juliet Louise Flowers.
“Our wedding is our 10th year milestone, and to us, it is the celebration of our love for many years to come,” smiles Doris, with images to mark the occasion by photographers Iain & Jo.
Doris’ wedding day look was natural and elegant courtesy of Miss Aimmey Makeup & Hair.
Brides Gown: Mia Solano @ Luv Bridal & Formal / Brides Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaids Dresses: Samantha Rose, White Runway / Cake: Mad About Cakes / Celebrant: Bianca Paliaga Civil Celebrant / Ceremony Music: Jimmy and Niki Entertainment / Entertainment: Jimmy and Niki Entertainment / Flowers: Juliet Louise / Grooms Attire: Joe Black Menswear / Groomsmen Attire: Joe Black Menswear / Hair: Miss Aimmey Make Up & Hair / Honeymoon: Europe / Lolly Buffet: Candy Buffets by Design / Makeup: Miss Aimmey Make Up & Hair / Photographer: Iain and Jo | We tell love stories / Rings: Verragio, Paul Bram / Venue: The Willows / Videographer: Popcorn Films / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Blackman - Art Series Hotel