A Pared-Back Contemporary Wedding Reception at Hotel Stripes

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Nestled within the vibrant heart of Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Stripes’ The Snug, with its rustic brick walls and chic industrial furnishings, offered the quintessential setting for Eu Jinn and Yun Shen’s heartfelt celebration. The venue’s unique design fostered seamless interactions and a jovial ambiance for the 130 esteemed guests. Its proximity to the culinary landmark, Yut Kee Restaurant, and the historic Heritage Row, lent an additional charm, mirroring the city’s diverse evolution.

Contrary to the conventional choice of an elaborate wedding theme, Eu Jinn and Yun Shen embraced simplicity, whimsically titling their theme “Wedding.” This laid-back stance towards their nuptials allowed their planners, Cheryl and Mei, to orchestrate a day that felt both effortless and enchanting.

The festivities commenced with a tea ceremony in one of the hotel’s function rooms, an occasion that saw the couple expressing their gratitude to kin who had journeyed from afar. The subsequent luncheon at The Snug was delightfully unfettered by customary proceedings such as gate-crashing rituals. Instead, the couple elected the tea ceremony as the focal point for honoring their family ties.

A standout feature of the day was the couple’s attire – modern, tailor-made cheongsam and samfu by Maarimaia. The striking hot pink hue of the fabric serendipitously took center stage, infusing a contemporary flair into the wedding motif.

The luncheon itself was marked by simplicity, eschewing the usual fanfare of elaborate projections or live performances. The best man’s speech warmed the hearts of all present, paving the way for Eu Jinn’s heartfelt address to Yun Shen, a surprise that conjured a wave of emotion among their guests.

Adding a dash of playfulness, Eu Jinn and Yun Shen engaged in the shoe game, masterfully hosted by their animated emcee, Ryan. This light-hearted interlude offered guests a glimpse into the couple’s unique narrative. Eschewing conventional dessert options, a Dao Taufufa cart served as a novel treat, relished by attendees across generations.

In retrospect, Eu Jinn and Yun Shen extol the virtues of enlisting a wedding planner, attributing the serene joy of their special day to this choice. They also paid homage to their late photographer, Chong Yee, underscoring the value of capturing candid moments that resonate with genuine emotion.

Vendor checklist :

Venue: Hotel Stripes

Photographer: (The late) Chong Yee Photography

Planner: Eventistry / Wishhper

Decorator: Daun & Petals

Florist: Daun & Petals

Bridal Gown (1): Tea Ceremony Cheongsam – custom made by Maarimaia

Bridal Gown (2): OneWedd

Bridal Shoes: Custom made by Moment Shoes

Jewellery: Engagement ring by Zcova. Wedding bands by Diamond Platinum

Groom’s Suit: Custom made by The Cayman Tailor

Groom’s Shoes: Zeve Shoes

Entertainment: Emcee by Ryan Tan

Cake: Crispitin Bake n Take

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