The wedding of Brian Wong and Jacelyn Tay was a touching and elegant affair, which glorified God and showed how instrumental He had been in bringing them together in holy matrimony.
|PHOTOS: John Dave Ng|
Celebrity and founder of slimming company Body Inc, Jacelyn Tay and former Mediacorp vice-president of Sales, Brian Wong, exchanged wedding vows and rings at the Pan Pacific Singapore ballroom with Tan Ye Peng, deputy senior pastor of City Harvest Church, officiating the Holy Matrimony. The couple chose the date 10.10.10 because it sounded like the tune of the wedding march “ten, ten, ten ten.”
Amongst the 560 guests witnessing this auspicious day were Ms. Ellen Lee, MP for Sembawang GRC, Chang Long Jong, deputy CEO of Mediacorp, celebrities like Patricia Mok, Christopher Lee, Jack Neo, Huang Shinan, Pan Ling Ling, Chen Hanwei, Yvonne Lim, Terence Cao, Ann Kok, Rayson Tan, as well as Radio DJs Glenn Ong and Jean Danker.
Tay looked stunning in an exclusive white gown from Vera Wang’s 2010 Fall bridal gown collection. Her white tulle strapless ball gown with floating crystal petals was simple and very elegant. She also wore an exquisite pair of ear clips from Chopard’s Red Carpet High Jewellery collection, which comprised multi-colored pearls and 19 rose-cut diamonds. Her hair and makeup were done by celebrity hair stylist David Gan and celebrity makeup artist Andy Lee.
The theme for the night was blue chic, and was very lovely with ivory rose table arrangements, light blue seat ribbons and flowing candlelit crystal stands, complemented with white feathers.
9-year-old Joie Teo sang an acoustic version of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” and just like her father, Teo Poh Heng, who has led worship at CHC for 15 years, she was a natural on stage and delivered a sterling performance. There was also an energetic dance item by O School, which seemed to end all too soon. Calvin Ho, cell group mate of Wong and Tay, also performed Phil Collin’s “You Will Be in My Heart.”
The couple aired a specially commissioned video titled “A Love Story,” which showed how they came together and their journey to knowing God and one another. The couple attributed their love and happiness to God, even stating that their union would have been impossible without Him. The video was very touching and occasionally hilarious, bringing much laughter to the audience.
During their moving “Thank you” speeches, the couple thanked their mothers, with Wong being moved to tears at the sacrifices his mother had made over the years. To express their gratitude and appreciation, the couple knelt in front of their mothers and presented large bouquets of flowers to them.
There was also a surprise item during the wedding, in which Wong was blindfolded and made to sit down, while people from the audience were randomly picked to come onstage and kiss him. These people included celebrities like Patricia Mok, Christopher Lee and Glenn Ong. Wong had to guess who amongst them was his bride, and even though the celebrities used Tay’s hand to touch Wong in a bid to confused him, he still managed to guess which kiss was Tay’s. This segment resulted in quite a few guffaws from the audience and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The wedding was a very touching affair, where the couple gave thanks to God all the way and glorified Him at every opportunity.