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Linny and Yen both got ready at the Park Hyatt Sydney at The Rocks, NSW. Then they had their beautiful ceremony at the Blues Point Reserve (Blues Point Rd, McMahons Point, NSW), afterwards along with their family and guests, they boarded The Seadeck Sydney for their wedding dinner reception.
Linny, a Business Manager at a health food company, and Yen, a Management Consultant, met through friends at Red Room Night Club, and they realised they both love RnB.
Linny shared that she knew she was in love with Yen when she realised that despite the physical distance between them throughout most of their relationship, he still makes her incredibly happy. “Yen travels frequently for work, so a lot of the time we are away from each other, but we have made it work in our own way. Each weeknight we phone call/face time each other, and even if it is only a short conversation, I still appreciate that simple routine of our relationship.”
A few photos from their engagement shoot.
On their wedding day
Linny shared that the proposal happened while they were on holiday to Cambodia. “After a nightmareish six-hour bus ride with no air conditioning, we arrived at Siem Reap at 6 in the morning. I was ready to go to our hotel and hit the hay, but Yen insisted we visit the ancient temples. Inside Ta Prohm, Yen lead me deeper and deeper inside to a more secluded spot. We turned a corner, and all of the sudden, Yen got down on one knee and proposed. I was so thrown I immediately yelled, “ARE YOU JOKING??” He assured me it was real, and of course, I said yes. It was a beautiful moment — briefly interrupted by an Australian tourist who asked us for directions as we were still embracing — but nonetheless memorable:)”
What does marriage mean to you?
“To me marriage means a new chapter in a relationship where you start making life plans together, no longer individually,” Linny said.
What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme or vibe?
Yen and Linny decided to do something a little different and have their reception on the Seadeck. “It is an open-air 44 meter long refurbished ship, so our guests will enjoy the amazing views of Sydney Harbour!
I guess we are going for luxury yacht vibe, so we have asked our guests to dress black tie, to make the night extra special.”
Did you undertake any DIY projects?
Linny narrated, “For the bombonieres I made my spiced caramel popcorn and gifted them in little clear boxes. I have made this recipe for years and it is a real crowd pleaser!”
Did you incorporate any religious or family traditions into your day?
“Not on the day unfortunately, but we are having a traditional Cambodian Wedding the week prior where we will both wear traditional costume for that.”
Do you have any advice for other couples planning a wedding?
“Remember the wedding is about the Bride and Groom and you cannot cater to all guests!”
Tell us more about your lovely wedding dress.
Linny shared, “I wanted something simple, classic and elegant. So this stretch crepe gown from Karen Willis Holmes was perfect. It was actually one of the first dresses I tried on, and I fell in love with it instantly. I purchased mine from David Jones Bridal who looked after me very well.”
Accessories: The Daily Edited
Bride’s dress: Karen Willis Holmes
Bride’s shoes: Valentino
Bridesmaids dresses: Zimmermann
Celebrant: Jessie Cacchillo
Foodtrucks/carts: Short St Kitchen
Groom’s suit: Oscar Hunt
Groom’s shoes: NOTA
Hair and Makeup: Veronika Moreira
Limo/Transport: Sydney Luxury Car Rentals
Music: Justine Eltakchi
Printer: Fast Printing
Prop/furniture hire: Bentwood Events
Signage: Willow and Ink Design on Etsy
Stylist/Planner: Special Event Planners
Veil/hairpiece: Jeanette Maree Jewellery