Sylvia Thai and Colin Ma
Scenes from the wedding of Sylvia Thai and Colin Ma. Photo: Florent Vidal
SYLVIA THAI AND COLIN MA
OBSERVATORY HILL, THE ROCKS AND LIBERTY PALACE, BANKSTOWN, NSW
Sylvia and Colin met through mutual friends when they were in year 9. “We were together until the start of uni where we had a brief one year break before getting back together - we've had our ups and downs but we've been together pretty much ever since!” says Sylvia. Highlights of their relationship are: “Being able to learn from each other, seeing the world together and pretty much growing up together - from young teenagers to young adults and helping each other find our real selves,” she says.
The proposal came when Colin took Sylvia away for a romantic three-day getaway to Diamond Beach on NSW’s mid-north coast. “We went for a walk at daybreak to catch the sunrise. Colin proposed on bended knee with a loose diamond in a box (so I could choose the setting!),” she says.
The wedding day
They began the day with an intimate tea ceremony where they were able to thank their parents for everything they had done and followed by a civil ceremony at Observatory Hill with 50 of their closest family and friends. The reception was a larger affair with 300 guests at the Liberty Palace in Bankstown.
Sylvia wore the Benin gown from the Aire Barcelona collection, designed by Rosa Clara. It was a strapless ivory gown with a sweetheart neckline and a hand-beaded and French lace bodice with a layered A-line skirt made from silk organza. She teamed it with a cathedral length veil from Pronovias.
They had a three-tiered vanilla cake which was provided by Liberty Palace.
The photos were taken by Florent Vidal.
They went to Italy for three weeks.
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