A Unique Proposal Storybook

This is a real-life "happily ever after" proposal story.

Kaiying is a well-loved tutor . Boyfriend Kheng Wee thought it couldn’t get any sweeter for her to be proposed to in a place that holds great joys for her -  the classroom, on her birthday.

After enlisting a spy in Kaiying’s midst (their mutual friend), Kheng Wee got to know what a dream proposal would look like for her.

A memorable, thoughtful surprise, surrounded by her close friends.

Kaiying believed that if Kheng Wee were ever to propose, it would be a notch up from decking a holiday suite in rose petals and champagne (which was what he did to ask her to be his girlfriend).

And so he did. Kheng Wee decided to commission a bespoke Children’s Storybook that tells their story, which he could have her read at the proposal venue.

Kheng Wee’s moniker is Kiwi, because it sounds like a cute version of his name. In the story, Kheng Wee was personified as a flightless Kiwi Bird, lost and insignificant in the big world until he met the Phoenix of his dreams who opened his eyes and took him on a flight to see the world.

"The Flight of the Flightless Bird" was conceived:


Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook (Which was the true story. Kheng Wee met Kaiying at a casual group dinner with friends.)

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook (Which was also true. Because Kheng Wee arrived late for the group dinner.)

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook
Photography: Majella's Studios

Under the guise of a media interview arranged between Kheng Wee and Kaiying’s employer, Kaiying was tasked to read "The Flight of the Flightless Bird" aloud to her students to be captured in a video shoot.

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook
Photography: Majella's Studios

When Kaiying reached the final pages of the book, a pre-recorded video played on cue with Kheng Wee saying, “I’m the flightless Kiwi Bird”.

Everything clicked. Emotions taking over, Kaiying uttered the "yes" that Kheng Wee had been waiting for.

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook
Photography: Majella's Studios

Miraculove Singapore Custom Proposal Storybook
Photography: Majella's Studios


What was your favourite moment from the proposal?

“The moment when she said yes of course! I prepared a carefully scripted video, having thought that it would ease the pre-proposal jitters many have warned me about. Yet, seeing her in tears still put me at a loss for words momentarily, before I managed to muster up the courage to ask the all-important question.

The moment when she said yes, was when I got excited that a whole new chapter of our lives has just begun (no longer just about the flightless bird anymore!). Being able to gift to my fiancée the promise of a lifetime on her birthday, witnessed by her close friends made it all the more beautiful.”

~Kheng Wee


Congratulations, our kiwi bird and phoenix! May you continue to see the world in each other's company and make wonderful memories for life!


Vendor Team

Photography: Majella's Studios
Balloons: Give Fun
Storybook: Miraculove

Hi! I am Yunnie. I am the newly minted mama to a little baby girl and a mum friend to everyone on this special (and many times scary) journey of motherhood. Also a graduated bride with a penchant for weddings.

Hi! We are Yunnie & Limin and we used to design customised wedding invitations in Singapore. If you’re here for that, thank you but we no longer design and are sorry that we can’t be a part of your special day. But we welcome you to hang around if you have little people in your life whom you interact and play with. Miraculove is now an education website for caregivers to be inspired by our heart and handmade play ideas, so everyone can make learning fun and stimulating for babies and toddlers.