Justin knew Nee was special after their first date which took place at a casual Italian restaurant in Singapore.
“I take my sleep really seriously as I’m usually in bed by 12am. When I realised we were there till 2am, I knew something was different with this girl.”
Justin decided to pop the question to Nee in Queenstown, which also happens to be his favourite town in New Zealand.
“My initial plan was to propose to her on a hike at Roys Peak but after consulting Nee’s sister and best friend, I went with a Japanese onsen in Queenstown.”
The couple initially had their hearts set on tying the knot in Ravello but decided against it.
“It ticked all the right boxes. There are not many places where you can book out the entire place and have your own privacy so we instantly knew Villa Treville was where we wanted to do it.”
Just before Nee walked down the aisle, the clouds cleared and the sun came out, making the entire moment a special one.
“We were in such a frenzy the whole time, but my favourite moment had to be when we exchanged our vows. I was nervous beforehand and I told my dad. That was when he said, ‘Don’t worry, Justin has already cried, he’s more nervous than you.”
Guests were in for a surprise as the couple had prepared personalised gift bags as a memento for the special occasion.
“We tried to see the wedding from a guest’s point of view so we made sure everyone was comfortable. We wanted to include these little touches so our guests would know that we were thinking about them and that we really appreciated the effort they made to be there for us. It was important to us that everyone had a good time.”
When it comes to planning a wedding, don’t overstress on the details
“I’m very detail orientated so I focus too much on all the small details. Just remember it’s not about making it the best wedding, everyone is there for you and your wedding is going to be the best no matter what. It’s not a competition so try and enjoy it as much as possible.”
For the full love story, pick up a copy of Prestige Malaysia’s August 2018 issue.
photography by Aaron Lee @ lenswork studio
styling by Ibnu Aswan
styling assistance by Nigel Lee
make-up by Alvin Loh
hair by Garrie Sim
Special thanks to Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu