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June 3, 2010

Real Wedding – Steve & Kaisy’s Destination Wedding

Today’s wedding is an explosion of color & joy that is absolutely a feast for the eyes! As if a destination wedding in Stoneridge Queenstown, New Zealand was not enough to have a perfect celebration of love. Photographed by Mango Red, this intimate affair captured our hearts with all its meaningful style & rich colors.

The Couple. Steve & Kaisy’s love story started in Singapore where they met 3 years ago. Both of them are marketing managers for a well-known international company & are bounded by the same goals, values & appreciation for life. Kaisy loves traveling & Steve loves chess. Despite their seemingly opposite likes & quirks, they make everything work!

Now let’s continue with Steve’s proposal:

The Proposal. With Steve being a passionate chess player, joining competitions elsewhere was nothing new to Kaisy. Only to be caught in surprise…“We planned a trip to Sydney for one of his chess competitions, and 3 days into the trip, he surprised me with a trip to Adelaide (his hometown). He wasn’t joining the chess competition after all. After 2 days of windy weather in Adelaide, our last day finally he woke me up early in the AM with a surprise. The proposal was in a hot air balloon over the fields in Adelaide.”

The Goals. Steve & Kaisy wanted a wedding that was above all about their family & friends. As Kaisy says “…our main objective was for all our guests to have the best time of their lives. We wanted the wedding to be about the people, the relationships, etc vs just a tickbox occasion”. Her love of traveling led them to a destination wedding from an internet search for the best places to get married.  “Neither Steve nor I have been to New Zealand, but decided to still go with it. No site visits or anything. Day before the wedding was the first time we saw the place!”

Who would not agree that this is but a PERFECT place not just for weddings!

The Design. Having “summer in autumn” as their theme, they celebrated their day with bright colors of blue, orange & brown.

The Look. Kaisy wore a mermaid cut Vera Wang gown that had a vogue quality that she adored, and it embodied the sexiness & romantic look she wanted. With her Marc Jacob heart shaped wedge heels, she looked every inch perfectly put together . Her sister opted to stand out with an orange Jil Sander Spring ’09 dress. Her maid of honor (Kaisy’s younger sister) & the bridesmaids wore blue Victoria Secret convertible dresses. Steve was dashing in his Coloc suit & bright orange tie (inspired by suits worn in an episode of The Contender).

The moments. From Kaisy: “I would definitely say every single minute of the day was perfect for us, that’s why it’s hard to find the favorite moment….Highlights are, our vows, the helicopter flight post wedding for pictorials, and then finding our guests super drunk when we got back! Leading to the crazy party at the reception!”

The advice. If the bride shall put it: “I definitely would recommend a destination wedding as it totally was almost stress-free for me. I know the beauty of the place and the fantastic vacation everyone is in would more than offset any small thing that brides usually worry about.”

Check out more of Kaisy & Steve’s big day with this breathtaking film by Joel Salindong via Vimeo.

The Pros.
Photography: MangoRed
Bride’s shoes: Marc Jacobs
Wedding Location: StoneRidge, Queenstown, NZ
Bridesmaids apparel: Victoria Secret
Videography: Joel Salindong
Groom’s apparel: Coloc Tailor, Singapore
Bride’s dress: Vera Wang

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful wedding with us Steve & Kaisy!