by Francisca Lo and Eunice Chan
We've only just begun to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way
We've only begun
Before the risin' sun, we fly
So many roads to choose
We'll start out walkin' and learn to run
And yes, we've just begun
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin' it over, just the two of us
Workin' together day to day
- We've Only Just Begun, Carpenters
When we first met Kelvin & Canis, they were a really introverted pair and rather reserved; Kelvin was a man of a few words and Canis constantly emitted a calm zen vibe amidst her shy but sweet demeanor. Often times as planners, we ought to understand not just the likes and dislikes of the engaged couple but also take time to really listen to their verbal needs and non-verbal cues to be able to cater truly the best advice and appropriate solutions for them. As we journeyed further into the planning, Kelvin and Canis really changed our minds and it was nothing short of a fun journey with them, as when the ice had broken, Kelvin turned out to be more than a man of a few words who was extremely organised and easy-going and also displayed his immense affection for his beautiful wife Canis, who turned out to be a really down-to-earth lass who is easily content with about everything and anything, and finds joy in the simplest expectations.
Often, people always ask what makes us have so much zeal and passion in what we do. We guess this is the answer - the people. It will always be the people. What drives us to continue enjoying what we do in this industry and the very gist of our purpose, is the art of loving people and finding joy in connecting the bridges and offering the best we can. Putting aside our eye for aesthetics, or how amazing the ballroom the reception is held in, or even the jaw-dropping bonanza of decor displayed, it comes down right to being able to love people as to how you would love yourself.
Despite having so much agenda on their wedding day and running around like mad women sorting things in order and ensuring the flow goes on smoothly, Kelvin’s family and the couple themselves took a moment to pause and made the effort to come to us just to express how grateful and appreciative of all the effort that we put in. Our heart could not be more full and filled with so much joy. Honestly, there are many things in life worth living for. As small and insignificant it may be, it is in these littlest moments like these, where it fuels our purpose to continue why we do what we do.
Seeing the family come together and everyone participate in every way they could to ensure the wedding is a success, it really filled our cups of happiness to the brim and granted us a sense of satisfaction that no other earthly matter could offer. It really warmed our hearts to see the togetherness between friends and family that went out of all their ways to help out Kelvin and Canis. Everyone was so united, so in sync and ever ready to assist whenever needed. They were the perfect company to grace the occassion, a meaningful bunch that Kelvin and Canis deserved every bit to do life together with.
At the end of the day, people will forget the details of the wedding. They will not remember the spot light that shined on the couple that gave them all the attention; they will not remember the romantic wedding playlist that serenaded the hall; nor they will remember the fancy celebrations, confetti glistening from the chandeliers or the champagne popping at the perfect timing.
Instead, people remember emotions. They remember how you treat them; they remember the good times shared; they remember the moments when memories are created.
And they celebrate humanity, and that wonderful miracle we call love.