Jun Hui and Jie Ying

Videography: @freyafilms
Gown: @labelle_couture
Venue: @keyaki

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit us, weddings were never the same again. With the ever-changing guidelines, planning a wedding during this pandemic is probably one of the most challenging things to do. I have been affected by it, and I know how challenging it is to plan a wedding. The reduced number of visitors for home visits to the introduction of pre-event testings and the reduced number of guests attending the wedding is part of the changing guidelines.

However, I agree that these guidelines implemented were for the safety and good of our society as we head towards the road of recovery. With that in mind, I feel that weddings can still be memorable yet be carried out safely. When I did a virtual meeting with Jun Hui and Jie Ying, they told me that they wanted to do the gatecrash activity as part of a wedding tradition, but it wasn’t possible due to the restrictions. However, they were not ready to let their mood dampen due to the restrictions. So instead, they did a zoom gatecrash, which I thought was quite a genius idea.

Having been through planning a wedding during these difficult period have made me more resilient. Undesirable situations will continue to be undesirable if you let it be. A positive and adaptive mindset can make a small intimate wedding be more memorable than weddings with 500 pax. At the end of the day, there is always a reason to smile in every undesirable situation. I’d like to share a phrase which kept me going during the most undesirable situations. “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.” – Randy Pausch

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