One of the highlights of 2012 so far is the wedding of our dear friends, Jade and Roger. One of the most compassionate, intelligent, fun, driven and glamorous couples I’m blessed to know. When we were in Hong Kong, Roger filled us in the epic tale of how he proposed to Jade, with a raw diamond, upon her request. This ring she wears took Roger nearly a year to acquire. And for any ordinary mortal, they would have been deterred by the lack of un-dodgy suppliers, wholesalers and retailers and stopped their perilous pursuit. But not for Roger, he literally went to the ends of the earth to show Jade his love. And Jade? The words ‘beautiful’ and ‘talented’ are mere understatements of this music virtuoso with a black belt in Tae-kwon-do and a deep passion for the arts. In one of the speeches, the brides-MAN declared that ‘if he got a dollar every time Jade got hit on, he’d be Skype-ing his speech from his palace in Sweden.’

The BridesMan impersonating Zoolander

I was on an emotional high all day at the ‘Spring Runway’ themed wedding. The stunning bride wore a silk gown created by a Cambodian-based designer, Eric Raisina, purchased on their holidays. The beautiful bridal party included a brides-MAN and a grooms-LADY.  The bestmen were decked out in preppy Tommy-Hilfiger-inspired outfits which Roger art-directed (he is a designer, after all!). We were treated to a sensational Stokehouse gastronomic experience and got to witness the most divine speeches and be serenaded by dear friends and hubby(see below)! These photos can only offer a glimpse into the loving atmosphere of the day. But hey, we’ve all been gifted with imaginations! Enjoy!

Isn't Ash's Sass & Bide dress amazing?

The Bombe- Signature Dessert at Stokehouse

The Wedding Cake- 3 tiered cheese!

'Hey Roger take care of our Jadey/She used to be this little girl but now she's all a lady...'

Remember I mentioned in this post that I acquired something super special in Singapore? Well this is the dress. An original 70s’ Yves Saint Laurent one-shouldered ruffle gown. Couldn’t think of a better dress to wear to a ‘Spring Runway’ themed nuptial by the beach.

This is the stuff love is made of. Thank you Jade and Roger for an unforgettable day and we wish you the most extraordinary life together! “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”1 Peter 4:8

Where: The StokeHouse 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Beach, Phone: 03 9525 5555

Wear: Vintage 70s YSL silk dress (Vintage Designer Sale, Singapore), vintage Charles Jourdan heels, vintage earrings, ring, bracelet and belt.