Crafted For Love: Dexter Fung & Dessy Handojo
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but anyone who had seen Dessy Handojo on her wedding day would concur that she was a stunning bride. The Indonesian, dressed in a gown by Adrian Gan, tied the knot with her husband Dexter Fung on March 16 in Singapore, a day marked by intimate moments shared with the family; fabulous food; a special performance by former Westlife crooner Shane Filan; and, of course, lots of love.
The couple first met six years ago through a common friend and hit it off instantly. After dating for five years, Dexter finally popped the question in Japan in 2017. “I was on a family holiday and Dexter joined us as well,” recounts Dessy. “It was cherry blossom season, and Dexter surprised me with a proposal when we were in the park with my family. Dexter knows that my family is a great part of my life, and it means a lot to me that he proposed in front of them.”
In fact, even their wedding celebrations at the St Teresa Church and Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore were filled with a host of personal touches and endearing moments shared with the family. “Our most memorable moments from the wedding were when we said our vows to each other at the church ceremony, and asked for our parents’ blessings, and when Dexter’s dad gave a very touching speech that meant a lot to us and sang Diana Ross’ Endless Love.”
Of course, it helped that the couple was able to enjoy every small moment of their big day, as their planners The Wedding Entourage handled every detail to perfection. “We are very impressed with the coordination of The Wedding Entourage as they made our wedding planning a smooth-sailing one,” says Dessy.
Both Dexter and Dessy have an eye for design and chose their wedding venues for their outstanding aesthetics. They decided to say their vows at the St Teresa Church for its “long aisle and beautiful white architecture”, which made for a serene backdrop to the intimate event. The only touches of festive decor were flowers draped on the pews and over the doorway.
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For the reception, the couple opted for the newly renovated Tower ballroom at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, for its modern set-up. It was the perfect canvas for the couple to project their visual idea of their dream reception: they worked closely with Boenga to come up with the elegant theme. Fresh flowers lined the stage and were used as the centrepiece of each table, while silver accents in the form of the stage structure and Tiffany chairs made for an Instagram-worthy aesthetic. Says Dessy, “We wanted an intimate party, where everyone could enjoy themselves and have a good time.”
The food, too, was stellar and the couple requested for a custom menu of their favourite Chinese dishes prepared specially by the culinary team at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
As is customary, the couple had two march-ins: for the first, making the moment even more spectacular was a performance by Shane Filan, who serenaded the couple with Beautiful in White.
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For the second march-in, the bride wore a spellbinding column-style gown shimmering with gold by Adrian Gan, while the groom complemented her perfectly in a dapper black and white tuxedo. They walked in with their bridal party bopping to Uptown Funk, signalling that the bash was about to begin.
Bride’s Outfits Adrian Gan
Groom’s Outfits Anson Tailor
Photography David Salim Photography
Videography PPF Photography
Make-up Priscilla Myrna
Hair Jeffrey Welly Hair
Planner The Wedding Entourage
Cake Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore
Entertainment Shane Filan and High Notes