In a world where love often sparks in unexpected places, Sha and Jenna’s love story is no exception. Their journey began through the gift of modern dating apps. Having just gotten out of a long-term relationship, Jenna had nearly given up on dating. When Sha sent her a message, it intrigued her. They decided to meet for dinner and the connection was undeniable. They’ve been inseparable ever since.
Five years have passed since that fateful dinner, and their love has only grown stronger. They’ll be celebrating their sixth anniversary this November, marking a significant milestone in their journey together. While Sha pours his heart and soul into his passion for MMA and coaching, Jenna thrives as a talented architect. Their individual pursuits complement and balance each other out.
When it came to choosing the perfect wedding venue, Sha and Jenna had a clear vision in mind. Malaysia held a special place in their hearts as it was not only Jenna’s home for the past eight years but also the place where their love blossomed. Datai Bay, with its breathtaking beauty, captivated their hearts during a serene morning walk. Little did they know that this stunning location would become the backdrop of their dreams.
Their wedding was an intimate affair, with only their closest friends and family in attendance. They wanted to create an atmosphere of connection and love, surrounded by those who had been there from the beginning. The Datai’s meaning, “the place where one can be free”, resonated deeply with their desire for a celebration that embraced nature’s splendour and offered a sense of tranquillity.
Jenna’s keen eye for design guided the overall aesthetic of their wedding. Minimalism and attention to detail became the guiding principles for creating a memorable experience. Though they were on a budget, they focused on the essence of the celebration, shifting the focus from mere visuals to the genuine emotions and experiences.
When asked about the most remarkable aspects of their wedding, the couple shared that it was ultimately the presence of their beloved family they most cherished. The wedding exuded an atmosphere of pure joy and celebration. It was their ultimate wish was for everyone to come together and have a fantastic time. The energy was contagious, and they revelled in the sight of their loved ones dancing and embracing the festivities. The night became a memory etched forever in their hearts.
Wrapping up their story of the special day, the couple emphasized on the importance of prioritizing being true to themselves and not succumbing to the pressures of external expectations during the wedding planning process. They encourage couples to savour every moment and not let the day slip away in a blur of stress. It is a time to revel in the love that brought them to this point. Upon reflecting on their unforgettable wedding, Sha and Jenna acknowledged the exceptional vendors who played integral roles in bringing their vision to life. Artist Allan G’s mesmerizing musical talent set the tone for a night of unparalleled enjoyment. Seth&Luna, the visionary team behind Jenna’s custom wedding dress, crafted a masterpiece that reflected her unique style and left an indelible mark on her heart. Ms. Shona from The Datai provided unwavering support and ensured that every detail of their special day was executed flawlessly.
Venue: The Datai, Langkawi
Photographer: Jane Lee
Wedding Planner/Venue Management: Ms. Pia Shona (The Datai)
Makeup Artist: Hanafi Isman
Bridal Dress: Seth & Luna
Bridal Shoes: Tony Bianco
Groom’s Suit: Custom
Groom’s Shoes: Edward Green
Bridesmaids attire: Shona Joy
Groomsmen attire: Custom
Entertainment: Allan G
Caterer: The Pavilion, The Datai