From day one, Devina knew that she would have an elegant wedding celebration with a soft palette of white and other neutral colors. For her, white wedding decorations imbue a certain romance and timelessness that no other color can achieve. "I wanted a classic wedding with a modern twist, which is why I chose the all-white theme and SKY at AYANA Resort and Spa as my venue. I think these choices were perfect for the whole concept we had in mind," she said.
Devina and Jeffrey first met at a bar and although they had fun, they soon went their separate ways. It was not until they met again at a mutual friend's wedding that sparks started flying. Jeffrey was living in Singapore at the time, so their relationship was filled with weekends of back-and-forth flying. Three years later during a family trip to Japan, Jeffrey finally proposed to Devina after a hearty dinner at celebrated kaiseki chef, Ichiro Kubota's restaurant.
After one and a half year of planning, the big day finally arrived. The day unfolded with a Chinese tea ceremony, during which Devina looked stunning clad in a sleeveless dress. Their holy matrimony was even more enchanting, especially because of the flower-adorned canopy under which they said "I do". Devina herself looked mesmerizing in a romantic mermaid gown by Inbal Dror that wrapped her figure beautifully. Following the wedding ceremony was the reception dinner, which seemed to glow throughout the night thanks to glamorous decorations by Tea Rose Wedding Designer. Long white tables with gold chiavari chairs, hanging glass chandeliers, and clusters of white flowers here and there blended harmoniously and transformed the venue into a truly magical setting.
Everything about the wedding was so perfect, it comes as no surprise that Devina went through a lot of planning to make it happen. "I work full time and my work requires me to travel frequently, so I had to manage my time wisely," she said. According to Devina, having enough time was essential as it enabled her to research potential vendors thoroughly. "I did stumble upon some challenges along the way, but I realized that I shouldn't let them ruin the whole journey. Instead, I focused on positivity and even got to build close relationships with some vendors. I feel so humbled and blessed," she added. Devina also felt more relaxed as she believed that she had done her best to prepare wedding and when the day arrived, all that was left was a feeling of relief and contentment.
Another fun fact, Devina and Jeffrey used Bridestory to plan their wedding! "It was important for us to see every vendor's past work, social media, and website. Bridestory provided the portfolios and contact information of the vendors that we were interested in, so it helped us a lot throughout the whole process!" Devina said.
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