Sunday, 4 December 2016

Attending An English Wedding

An English Wedding in Cameron Highlands
"Confetti here
Champagne there
Love everywhere!!!"

"This way to the 'I Do's'
And The Kisses!!!"

      These were two of the quirky wooden signposts that led the way to the English wedding that was held at the All Souls' Church, Cameron Highlands, on 3 December 2016. Derrick and I had the greatest honour and pleasure to be a part of this very special day, a culmination of a six-year-long romance, a celebration of the wondrous love of two incredibly lovely people.
A collage of their wondrous moments together

Follow the way!
     Their relationship has transcended distance, cultures and obstacles. Having met through a mutual friend, the romance of this handsome English gentleman and gorgeous girl from Gopeng blossomed online. Listening to their stories and seeing the sacrifices they have made to meet each other halfway, we praise God for this beautiful couple and pray that their love for each other will continue to grow deeper and stronger.
     The All Souls' Church, tucked away up on a hill in Tanah Rata, was the perfect venue for the wedding. It was quaint and serene. An early morning shower rendered the cool Cameron Highlands air even crispier, thus bringing us all a little closer to the temperatures of England. Wedding guests started streaming in at about half past nine. As dictated by the dress code, the ladies wore hats with their pretty dresses, while the men were handsomely attired in shirts and ties. At ten minutes past ten, the radiant bride walked down the aisle with her elder brother. Mercifully, the pastor kept his sermon short and sweet. It was a simple ceremony but it went beautifully.
We were one of the earliest to arrive and took the opportunity for a we-fie.

The bridal procession begins!

Lillian and her doting brother

Lillian, the picture of happiness and elegance

Exchanging vows

Presenting to you Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Beresford Wylie

A photo with our dear friends

     After the church wedding, everyone adjourned to the nearby Ye Olde Smokehouse Hotel, an English Tudor boutique-style hotel, for the cocktail reception. It was planned to be held in the garden, which would have been really lovely. But the rain decided to shower its blessings on the newly-weds so the cocktail reception had to be held indoors, at the bar. Nevertheless, the venue was an excellent choice, as it was the epitome of all things English. Incidentally, this sweet couple also run their hugely-popular bed and breakfast in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands (check out Everything English Homestay on Airbnb).
Garden-themed English wedding at the English Tudor style Ye Olde Smokehouse Hotel

Checking in at the cocktail reception

Lillian and I

     So to darling Lillian and Fabian, heartiest Congratulations once again! May God's grace be with both of you as you embark on this exciting journey as husband and wife.


  1. The we-fie shows a beautiful couple! I love church weddings. I have never attended an English wedding. Congratulations to the newly wed couple.

  2. Thanks so much for your kinds words, Nancy. I'll convey your wishes to the lovely couple, Fabian and Lillian.

  3. Two beautiful couples! Very romantic too, getting married in an old church in Camerons and the Smokehouse.. wow, very nice! Feeling very happy for the newly weds!