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New beginnings (part II)


{This is a continuation of a previous post. To read from the beginning, click here}

The third new beginning: discovering a new addition to the family! (September 2013)

In all honesty, we didn’t plan to have a new addition so early on. Previously, we had planned for two years together alone and for my business to take off before we’d entertain having children. We definitely knew we wanted kids, but it was just about the timing.

I guess they say this is to be expected with newlyweds and I probably shouldn’t go into too much details here. But suffice to say, no contraceptive is 100% effective (I guess I did learn that from that episode of Friends…).

Though the chances of it happening were extremely slim (again, not going into the details but everyone close to us who knows agrees), our baby beat all odds and decided to surprise us.

baby isaac ultrasound

{Introducing baby Isaac with an ultrasound scan taken in November 2013}

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New beginnings (part I)


The end of 2013 and 2014 has been a season of new beginnings. In navigating these new waters, I’ve been amiss in posting regularly but hopefully things will get better with time!

For those who have been asking about what’s been going on, I’ve decided to post up a brief update of how crazy life has been with one thing happening after another.

The first new beginning: Married life (early Aug 2013)

wedding photos | micheleng.com

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Our wedding photos


It has been forever since I last posted and I’ll explain why in the next few posts coming up… Thank you for those of you who have messaged me to ask for updates and to check up on me! Your love has been very encouraging the past few months :)

In the meantime, I’d like to share some of our favorite wedding photos taken by our talented (and now friend), Amelia from mela de gypsie in Singapore.

To kick it off, a focus on some of the DIY handmade items I created for the wedding:

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Wedding invites


Slightly overdue, but time to share our wedding invite designs!

While wedding banquet venues in Singapore usually provide free invite templates and printing, we decided we’d prefer a custom look and exchange the hotel’s offer for more bottles of wine. ;)

We used photos from our pre-wedding shoot by our wonderfully talented photographer Andrew Phua to whip together our invite designs. They were then lovingly printed by our friend Corrina from Papypress with a brown kraft backing for a more unique look.

Gold foil hotstamped confetti would have been awesome on the card but wouldn’t have fit into our budget in this case. Nevertheless, we loved how the cards turned out!

church wedding invite | micheleng.com

wedding dinner invite | micheleng.com

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Our pre-wedding shoot


Many pre-wedding shoots have brides decked out in their wedding gowns and romantic poses. While those are beautiful too, Dan and I felt we would have been way too awkward (and sweaty) posing in really formal wear for shots.

Furthermore, we had it such that he would only see me in the gown at the church walking down the altar, so a shoot in the gown would have been a no-go anyway.

We had toyed with the idea of not doing a pre-wedding shoot, but when my friend Rayern showed me Andrew Phua’s portfolio from andrewphuaphotos, we knew we had to have his photos for keeps!

pre-wedding photos by andrew phua | micheleng.com

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