Made With Passion: Angelina Tan & Desmond Ngiam June 13, 2018 | BY Chong Seow Wei When Angelina Tan first met Desmond Ngiam, she was captured by his sincerity. Now, the fun-loving couple is planning their September wedding from two separate cities, declaring that when there’s communication and room for independence, physical distance is narrowed START GALLERY Weddings #angelinatan #desmondngiam #Weddings #proposals #weddingpreparation Related Stories 8 Dazzling Earrings To Make A Statement On Your Big Day October 15, 2018 | BY Hong Kong Tatler photo_library 7 Chemical-Free Skincare Brands We Love October 8, 2018 | BY Melissa Twigg Have You Seen Tiffany's New Engagement Ring? September 25, 2018 | BY AFP 6 Luxury Eco Resorts For The Perfect Honeymoon September 21, 2018 | BY Melissa Twigg The Best Moments From Chiara Ferragni And Fedez's Wedding Extravaganza September 4, 2018 | BY Chloe Pek 5 Of This Year's Hottest Weddings Trends August 28, 2018 | BY Jacqueline Kot Made With Passion: Angelina Tan & Desmond Ngiam June 13, 2018 | BY Chong Seow Wei × A Surprise Proposal “I started planning the proposal about six months before we headed to Bali last September, because I knew I needed time to lock down a venue, photographer, and videographer, and coordinate all of them. I had already asked Angelina’s parents for her hand in marriage, but I think she wasn’t expecting a proposal until this year! On the day of the surprise, I was pretty calm right up to the dinner set-up, which was so elaborate that I feared it would give my intention away. Thankfully, I managed to shift Angelina’s attention elsewhere and pulled off the surprise proposal successfully! ” — Desmond Advertisement Click To Skip Angelina wears Winston Cluster and bracelet in platinum with diamonds, and solitaire ring in platinum with diamonds, all by Harry Winston The Wedding Plan “We knew from the get-go that we wanted our wedding to be modern, elegant and dreamy with a personal touch, so we chose venues and vendors accordingly. We met the vendors and selected what we wanted before Desmond’s six-month secondment started last November in Bangkok. We also both hold regional roles at work and follow different time zones, so we text and rely on Pinterest to communicate our ideas to Emmalyne Pang, our planner from The Wedding Entourage, weekly. We’ve also divided up our other tasks—Desmond’s in charge of our pre-wedding photo shoot in Italy and our wedding photographer and videographer, while Angelina works closely with our planner and florist, Boenga, for actual-day decorations. We talk a lot too, and check in with each other before making any final decisions.” — Angelina and Desmond Solitaire ring in platinum with diamonds, Forget-Me-Not earrings in Secret Cluster bracelet in platinum with diamonds, all by Harry Winston; Dorcas gather cotton-poplin dress by Molly Goddard at Dover Street Market Singapore The Greatest Support “The biggest challenge about the planning the wedding is that we’re in two different countries, but we’ve learned to communicate better. Also, thank goodness for FaceTime and WhatsApp! Our family members have been very supportive as well and give us advice about the traditions [we need to uphold]. My parents (Tan Khar Nai and Tan Kong King) have also been accompanying me to my gown fittings, with my dad choosing the cloth for my tea ceremony cheongsam, while Desmond’s parents (Ngiam Mia Ngee and Angelina Tan) are helping us to settle into our first marital home comfortably. ” — Angelina Angelina wears Winston Cluster and bracelet in platinum with diamonds, and solitaire ring in platinum with diamonds, all by Harry Winston The A Team Wedding Planner The Wedding EntourageBride's Outfits Oscar de la Renta and JessicacindyGroom's Outfits BespokeFloral Decorations BoengaPhotography TrouvéVideography Ark MomentsHair & Make-up Shaun LeePre-Wedding Shoot Locations Ravello, Amalfi Coast and Val d'Orcia, TuscanySolemnisation Venue Alcove at Caldwell HouseWedding Venue The St Regis Singapore Photography Darren Gabriel Leow Fashion Direction Desmond Lim Hair Grego/Indigo Artisans, using Keune Hair Cosmetics SG Make-up Larry Yeo, using Laura Mercier Location Six Senses Duxton Photographer’s Assistants Chong Ng and Kat Midori Stylist’s Assistant Joey Tan This article first appeared in the 2018 issue of Singapore Tatler Weddings.