You may recall Shau Fun’s unbelievably dazzling bridal portrait session from last week, and this week we have the privilege of sharing her equally jaw-dropping nuptials. Reflecting an eclectic mix of inspirations, most notably Pixar’s heartwarming film Up, Shau Fun and Kent’s wedding seamlessly blended playfulness and tradition. Adding to its charm, the wedding took place in the island paradise of Bali under the truest blue skies imaginable. The ceremony was held at Conrad Bali’s chapel, aptly dubbed Infinity, a marvel of modern architecture that floats atop a reflecting pool and features marble walkways as well as floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The couple’s beachside reception venue, Phalosa, mirrored their ceremony venue in its cool, contemporary chicness. Add Axioo to the mix, and you’ve got a great big (stylish) slice of wedding heaven!FROM DAVID, THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Being part of Kent and Shau Fun’s wedding was like being part of the wedding of a friend—a close and personal friend. Every so often, we get lucky enough to meet clients who open up their lives to us over time and let us in as friends. After crossing paths on several occasions last year, especially during an intimate pre-wedding session and a beauty portrait session, we’ve gotten to know this great couple fairly well. They’ve gotten friendly with a lot of us over at the Axioo House, and it was a privilege for most of us to be a part of their beautiful day.
Their day began with lots of laughter during the customary gate-crashing games. Shau Fun’s bridesmaids seemed to have put a lot of thought into the games, all the while predicting the fun that was to be had, and their prediction was spot on! As for the men, they were up for anything. They embraced all the cards that they were dealt in good spirit.
The day was blessed with perfect Bali weather. The warm sun and light breeze accompanied the gorgeous bride as she entered the chapel. No one could keep their eyes off of her. She was breathtaking. I personally loved how the wind caught her dress and veil as her father walked her down the aisle. It was a beautiful moment.
Before the intimate evening celebration, we had a little session on the beach, and I absolutely love every shot taken there. I loved that everyone was there to have a good time. They didn’t mind the blazing sun in their faces or getting sand in between their toes. Most of all, I loved how Shau Fun made walking on the beach seem so effortlessly beautiful!
The evening festivities were held at Phalosa, a small, intimate beachside venue. It was the perfect size for this party. The place was decorated with adorable little details that reflected Kent and Shau Fun’s personalities. And everything else was just perfect—the music, the food, the heartwarming speeches, everything! I could have sworn that I saw the moon smiling down on us. Just when we thought that this vibrant couple had nothing else left up their sleeves, they surprised us yet again with a stunning dance performance. Not one of those waltzes, it was more like a scene from Step Up Revolution. It was breathtaking and absolutely jaw-dropping! Near the end of the night, the guys grabbed Kent and threw him into the pool. Wet Kent didn’t want to be the only wet one there, so he got at least a dozen others, including yours truly, into the pool with him. It was spontaneous, unexpected, and a whole lot of fun!
What a refreshing end to a night that we’ll keep tucked in our hearts for a very long time. It was so “WOW!” and so sweet, just as these two are, and being there to celebrate with friends made the day even more special. Kent and Shau Fun, we love you! We wish you a lifetime of hugging, kissing, dancing, and falling in love over and over again.
Photography: Axioo / Cinematography: Axioo / Ceremony Venue: Infinity at Conrad Bali / Reception Venue: Phalosa / Catering: Bali Catering Company / Music and entertainment: Beyond Entertainment / Stationery + paper goods: Le Paperville / Bride’s makeup: Lisa from Lu’Vaze Salon / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang