Love at first sight led to love eternal for Jo Ring and Ryan, who tied the knot in a beautiful Chijmes wedding, showered with the blessings of family and friends.
It was love at first sight for Tan Jo Ring, 28, Hospitality Specialist, and Ryan Hon Choon Hong, 28, Entrepreneur, when they met in college. After dating for almost six years, the couple tied the knot on 11 February 2018. Dressed in Yvonne Creative Bridal, Jo Ring and Ryan celebrated their union at the beautiful Chijmes Hall Singapore surrounded by the love and joy of their friends and families.
How did you two meet each other?
Both of us happened to be studying in the same school but in different classes and years. However, we chanced upon each other and it was love at the first sight. Four years later, we got in touch again and that’s how our relationship started.
What’s one of the things you love most about your partner?
Jo Ring: What I love about Ryan are his confidence level and his eyes. The way he carries himself has never failed to impress me. The eyes are the windows to the soul; through his, I can see his sincerity towards me and our future. I’m sure I will be well taken care of by him. He is my first love and my last.
Ryan: Jo Ring is my true love. We knew each other from a complete strange till where we are. Her sincerity and her confidence touches me over and over. In fact, she will never put me into a situation where I feel hopeless. She is my pride, my motivation, and the one who takes care of me. We will grow old together hand in hand, and overcome everything that gets in our way.
What was the proposal like?
Jo Ring: The proposal took place in Bali at Ma Joly Restaurant, with a nicely set-up table by the beach. Ryan waited for the sun to set, grabbed my hands, and thanked me for being there for him those few days. He then knelt and proposed to me. I was shocked and started tearing. I said, “Yes!”
What did you want for your wedding?
Jo Ring: Both Ryan and I had always wanted to hold a wedding with in a venue with high ceilings and a beautiful ambience. We came upon Chijmes Hall Singapore and immediately felt in love with it.
SingaporeBrides helped us a lot in choosing our vendors. Our wedding vendors were the most perfect bunch that I have ever worked with. They were professional and efficient, and knew what we wanted and helped us achieve it. Special thanks to the A-Team from Yvonne Creative Bridal–Lijuan Ye Tiffany, Dennis Quan, Ryan Lim, Minnie Lim, Cheryl Goh, Yvette Lam and team for the customised wedding gown, stunning pre-wedding shoot, personalised actual day photos and flawless makeup. It was an easy and breezy experience throughout our wedding planning. Thank you, A-Team!
What was your wedding day like?
It was smooth, well-planned and organised. Special thanks to our Chijmes wedding coordinator, Shermaine, for ensuring that everything was taken care of, and for her tip-top service! Not to forget our bridesmaids and groomsmen who helped us a lot in coordinating with one another. They are more than just best friends!
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?
We would say that the pre-wedding shoot was the most memorable experience together. As it was our first shoot together, we thought we would be rather nervous on set. However, I was surprised that Ryan was enjoying the entire process, and we totally enjoyed ourselves in the end. Even though it was tiring, laughter and jokes accompanied us along the way. The photographer ensured that we were comfortable and being ourselves.
The Size of the Wedding: 200 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: $50,000+
The Wedding Venue: Chijmes Hall Singapore
The Wedding Day Photographer: Dennis Quan Photography
The Gown: Yvonne Creative Bridal
The Bride’s Shoes: ASOS
The Suit: Tailor
The Groom’s Shoes: ASOS
The Engagement Ring: James Allen
The Wedding Bands: Michael Trio
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The BMD Shop
The Groomsmen’s Suits: MistyDaydream
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Minnie Makeup Artist
The Nail Artist: MJ Nails
The Caterer: TungLok
The Florist: Gathered + Styled
The Wedding Planner: Shermaine, Chijmes Hall Singapore
The Wedding Invitations: Chijmes Hall Singapore
The Wedding Favours: Chijmes Hall Singapore
The Solemniser: Mr Simon Sim Khee Wang
The Solemnisation Venue: Swissotel the Stamford, Level 69, Equinox Tower
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Ryankepler Photography
Credits: Pre-wedding images by Ryankepler Photography. Wedding day images by Dennis Quan Photography.