Having met Justin and Melissa was like meeting two characters out of a novel, meant for each other from the beginning of time. With one being the ‘yes man’ and constantly paraphrasing “Oh okay, sure, anything” (obviously an easy guess) to the other half who always has clear, amazing ideas of what’s needed and wanted, it’s amusing and endearing both at the same time to hear their love story, where it all began in the gorgeous pastures of New Zealand. Perhaps it really is timely to state that ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ eh?
With Melissa being a descendant of the Peranakan, this chic navy blue wedding was also injected with a little zest from the Nyonya and Baba as she donned on an exquisite, traditional ‘sarong kebaya’ during the reception in contrast to the rustic touch exhibited through the décor elements of the morning matrimony.
Having seen bits and pieces of much culture and stories from one land to another, this profound medley of Lang Leave’s beautifully crafted extracts never fail to remind us of Justin and Melissa’s journey on their timeless love boat.
“What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.
What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.
It happens like this.
One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else--closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel--one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them--even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering--the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.
I don’t know how you are so familiar to me—or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before—in another time, a different place, some other existence.”
-Lang Leave, Love and Misadventure