The story of Wain and Shuling is a serendipitous one, which started with their affinity to the ocean. The pair first met at a dive trip as leisure divers a few years back.
Back then they were not instructors yet, so they watched and encouraged each other to grow into this role. After they became dive instructors, they spent a lot of time diving and naturally, the ocean was where most of their "dating" happened. The ocean to them became a home and sanctuary, and the marine life their friends.
When Wain asked Shuling to be his girlfriend, it was with a shark and yellow boxfish doodle. He had randomly doodled a shark on his ipad and added a boxfish with a question "yes?"
The two have a beloved whaleshark soft toy, whom they name "Whaley". "Whaley" loves chicken drumsticks, is carnivorous and travels with the two wherever they go, even to the pair's pre-wedding shoot and the actual wedding ceremony (spot him in the photos below!)
What was the concept behind your wedding?
"The ocean is where our hearts will always be. That’s where we met, where our love grew and where we envision spending most of our lives by.
A marine theme was the only way we would go – a simple, casual setting that is close to our hearts.
We wanted a wedding where every little piece of it meant a whole lot to us and to the people we held dear.
That’s when we decided to put a personal touch to everything at the wedding, starting with custom designed wedding cards, hand crafting all the decorations – the wedding favours, guestbook, table arrangements and the engagement floral ring set on the floor. Even the love songs played during the wedding was hand selected after “vetting” through the lyrics to ensure it meant what we felt for each other.
There are no guests at our wedding. Only those we consider family and friends.
At the end of the day, what we set out to achieve was to have everyone bring back a piece of our love through the efforts of us, as the newly wed couple."
Congratulations on your beautiful nuptials, Wain and Shuling! May #wainshu love be deeper than the oceans and broader than the skies.
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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.