Night out We met at 1-Altitude. Adam is a DJ and was headlining there the night my girlfriends and I were celebrating a birthday. We bumped into one another as I was walking out. A few days later, Adam commented on one of my pictures on the club’s Facebook page. We got to talking regularly after that, and one thing led to another. He is a romantic. Before that, I had this perception that all Australian boys were cheeky and boisterous, but he proved me wrong!

Romantic surprise Adam had just returned from touring Africa, and surprised me with a short weekday staycation at Capella Singapore on Sentosa. I didn’t think too much about it as he does do these spontaneous things from time to time. I still didn’t suspect a thing even when he had us picked up in the biggest limousine I’d ever seen. We had a romantic candlelit dinner with about 1,000 candles while a three-man acousticguitar group playing some of my favourite songs. I was completely clueless until he dropped on one knee and popped the question.

We had a simple solemnisation at the Registry of Marriages in Singapore and another ceremony and reception with a cocktail party theme for our friends and family in Phuket later. The most memorable moment would have to be the exchanging of vows. I was euphoric and proud when I first saw him at the ceremony, but nothing beat the moment when we pledged our love in front of our nearest and dearest.

Post-wedding blues It was such an amazing day that we were quite bummed when it ended. We would have liked to invite so many more, but because of the venue space and limited availability of hotel rooms, we could only have 160 guests.

This story was first published in Her World Brides’ September 2016. Available at local newstands and major bookstores.

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