Real Wedding – Iman and Kevin

Real Wedding – Iman and Kevin

I’m delighted to share the spectacular Authentic Wedding day of Iman and Kevin, captured by the proficient Ronan of Amare Tales.

Iman and Kevin short movie from Amare Stories on Vimeo.


How did you meet up with: Kevin & I satisfied at Kevin’s groomsman wedding day back in July 2013, I was invited previous minute to the afterparty by the bride as I only met her via mutual mates. We really only acquired conversing in Burger King on Grafton St afterwards!

Explain to all about the engagement: We just landed in Hong Kong from Japan, at the time there was weighty protests in HK and specifically in the metropolis the place our resort was positioned. There was tear gases remaining thrown, bricks on the paths becoming lifted up and placed on the streets so cars and trucks couldn’t push through. In any case we experienced to make our way to the lodge by foot following we received out of the taxi as streets were being blocked. Tear gas was everywhere you go (which stung our eyes and noses like crazy!)and cars established on fire in the course of the protests. When we bought to our lodge (by means of an emergency exit) we felt like we just ran by means of a war zone! Immediately after we checked in, I was unpacking my suitcase and Kevin called me more than to the window to seem at the protests, to which he then obtained down on just one knee and proposed! 

Real Wedding – Iman and Kevin

Exactly where did you start out with the preparations? Kevin often required to get officiated in City Hall & I generally preferred to get married in the Westbury as I really like the site & decor. So these 2 have been the 1st to lock down and reserved them after we had a date selected, about 2 a long time in progress. Food stuff & services in the Westbury hardly ever disappoints so I thought this was the best put for us. We’re both metropolis lovers and this lodge appeared to match our personalities. 

Every single phase you had to get in the preparing: We didn’t get a wedding day planner as I’m a bit OCD and I like to prepare, so this project was great for me. We booked Town Hall the evening we obtained engaged and also emailed the Westbury, we decided to get married on our 8th Yr Anniversary in August 2021. I applied instagram for a whole lot of wedding inspiration and also employed Etsy to obtain customised objects for the marriage ceremony like napkins, cake topper, seating chart etcetera.

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All about the day: Kevin acquired prepared with the guys in a different home at the Westbury and I got prepared in our suite due to the fact I also stayed the night just before. I had a awful allergic reaction on my facial area the day in advance of, it was a brides worst nightmare. Luckily I experienced a very good makeup artist and you could not see this in images! The working day went by so rapidly, lots of tears, laughter, we had been blessed with the sunshine! (It was pouring cats and dogs number of times right before..) The working day began at Metropolis Corridor wherever we exchanged vows. My father was capable to journey from Hong Kong to walk me down the aisle to Canon D performed by the string quartet. We also experienced our pet dog, Benji, in attendance, who was wonderful on the day and made it that bit a lot more particular, in a customized doggy tux of course! Following the ceremony, we were whisked to the Westbury through chauffeur in which we commenced our reception with Prosecco and canapies. Dinner proceeded in the evening and however, because of to Covid limits, we weren’t permitted dwell audio so we had to make the most of Spotify and a makeshift dance flooring with Iman as DJ! The modest wedding ceremony (50 visitors) was perfect for us surrounded by our closest good friends and family members that could journey.

What special touches did you have? Owning Benji at the ceremony intended the planet to us! We also did a conventional Chinese tea ceremony just before the dinner, this is wherever we fork out respects to our elders, dad and mom and aunts/uncles by giving tea, which we acquire gold and red pockets in return as presents for our future jointly.

Honeymoon: As we were even now in the pandemic, we wanted to go Asia but sadly could not. Honeymoon is however to appear, as a substitute we made a decision to save this money and purchase a house.

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If you could do it all yet again what would you do in different ways: Acquire some photographs/video clips on your personal cell phone when you get time by yourself. You are going to want to bear in mind all the minimal times.

Your suggestions for people just beginning their marriage ceremony journey: Do plan early and perfectly forward. Surely can help to cut down the anxiety and when the day arrives, every little thing will drop into spot and get to enjoy the working day to the fullest. Use Instagram/Pinterest for inspiration.

Remaining Thoughts…

“Have a good price range for bouquets as they truly do transform the venue, we cherished our significant centre-piece flowers on the tables and appears good in pictures. Also, not to test new food items stick to your common food plan! (Thats if you have allergies!)”

 Wedding suppliers:

Photographer: IG: coco_photography_studio

Make-up: IG: rosemarriethi

Costume: Caroline Castigliano

Bridesmaid Dress: Asos

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Venue: The Westbury

Ceremony: City Corridor

Celebrant: Lucy O’Sullivan

Videographer: Ronan at Amare

Flowers: The French Contact

Chair Covers for Westbury: Gotcha Included

Wedding Cake:

Wedding ceremony invitations: Tailor made made in Hong Kong: IG: weddingfishes_trefishes

Grooms Accommodate: Dior

Hair: Iris Dublin (by Danni)

Canine Tuxedo: Etsy: OliviasDoggieDesigns

Personalized Serviette: Etsy: Decorpress

Cake Topper: Etsy: Queenofkeepsakes

String Quartet: Avoca String Quartet

Chauffeur: Optimum Chauffeur Travel