Bride: Anna Kang
Fiance: JK Chai
Wedding gown style: Isabella
Boutique purchased: Vera Wang Chicago
Wedding date: September 16, 2010
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Photographer: Louis Pang
Did you have a certain style in mind when you started your search for a dress?
Before I started on the search for the perfect wedding dress, I thought of either an A-line or mermaid in mind, but I was open to trying on other styles of gown, too.
What made you decide on your Vera Wang gown?
It was the second dress I tried on and I fell in love with it. The satin organza fabric has both fullness and lightness in the skirt which is perfect for my beach wedding.
Did you bring anyone along dress shopping?
For such an important decision, I brought my fiance and my sister along. I knew they will give me their honest opinions, and I wanted to make sure my fiance said ‘yes’ to the dress.
How did you accessorize to make your wedding day outfit unique?
I used white ribbon belt for the ceremony and switched to a black one for the reception. That’s to match with the groom too, he wore a white suit in the ceremony and black tuxedo at night.
What was the inspiration or theme for your wedding?
We had a beach-themed wedding. Both of us have always loved the sunsets, and we wanted an outdoor beach wedding. JK’s sister found us a resort that has a romantic oceanfront location for wedding. It complemented our style.
What was your favorite part of the day?
There were so many beautiful moments to treasure on my wedding day. My favorite part was the ceremony. It was an amazing feeling having many dear friends and family there with us, and while my dad led me down the aisle, seeing that JK had tears in his eyes melts my heart.
What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?
Before going to any bridal boutiques or trunk shows, start looking on the internet and bridal magazines. Gather pictures for those dresses that caught your eye,and bring along as references so you will not have to wander all over the place.
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