I remember meeting Kash and Ayako at City Hall, with a cup of coffee in hand, listening to their amazing stories of how they met and how they got engaged to each other. Kash was a British national working in China and he met this lady from Tokyo, and it was at the mountains in Bhutan where he dropped down to one knee, under a canopy of stars, and he asked the all important question. Of course she said Yes’.
How our fates got intertwined with each other was another different matter altogether – They had moved to Singapore, and was searching for inspiration for her wedding in Corner house when she chanced upon a wedding that I previously documented there, and she explained to me how inspired she was when she saw the photos. It’s really humbling to hear couples speak of your work like that and I am truly grateful for that.
On the big day itself, they actually held the preparation and ROM at a room in Raffles Hotel. It was mainly comprised of close friends and family members, just the way I like it. After the ROM in Raffles Hotel, we proceeded down to Corner House for their lunch, and a quick portraiture session. It was a really intimate and cosy cross-cultural wedding, one that is unique in its own way and that will remain firmly in my memories.
Thank you Kash and Ayako for giving me the opportunity to capture something special 🙂
-HL, visual storyteller