Behind the dynamics of every couple is a unique and individual story. A story none can contrive and replicate – stories happen as they happen. And the story of Yao Hong and Michelle is a sweet one containing a camp-out, a torchlight and glow-in-the-dark stars.
When the three of us first met up, I listened intently to Yao Hong and Michelle’s story of how they met, leading up to Yao Hong’s sweet proposal. He had planned a camping trip under the stars, with a backup plan of glow-in-the-dark stars pinned to the canopy of their tent. Having been a cloudy evening, Y.H switched to his plan ‘B’ only to find that the plastic stars had spent their glow. So he scrambled to re-glow the stars with a torchlight in his hand, as Michelle on the outside – still not knowing his plan – wondered curiously what-the-heck he was up to.
Shortly after, we met again for their ROM solemnisation at One Rochester. During the solemnisation, I observed how close the couple were with their group of friends. And this would be something that carried through to the couples’ full wedding day almost two years later…
Their Greece inspired wedding day was held at the Conrad Hotel. Where Spellbound Weddings did an amazing job running with the theme – from a beautifully decorated reception table – where guests could write postcards to the couple (in place of a typically guestbook), to a floral decorated gazebo which stood centrepiece on stage. Michelle could not contain her gush of love for Spellbound Weddings.
The bride’s pretty white gown and reception dress were also Greece inspired houlter tops designed by Amanda Lee Weddings.
The couple and their entourage surprised guests with a ‘dance-in’ during the lunch reception, I don’t think anyone would have realised just 10mins before the couple’s friends had been rehearsing in the Bridal suite.
While the Yao Hong and Michelle’s wedding was just one day several months ago, I think back to almost 3 years ago when I first listened to their engagement story, then photographed their ROM. And today looking at their wedding day pictures I think about what an amazing journey they’ve travelled together, me included