Galia Lahav’s bride of the day is Eva Wen Wen, a true princess, whom outstandingly wore the Cinderella gown and was Cinderella more than ever! This is a true fairytale with a happily ever after story, Eva’s story is one bridal inspiration, enlightening the true meaning of love. Thank you Eva for being such an amazing Galia Lahav bride, you look astonishingly as ever!
A little story about EVARLES (EVA and Charles): my husband, Charles, and I first met in Canada through our common friends, and were really good friends for about 3 years since then. After what we have been through, we became more than just friends and it’s now the 7th year since we were together. Our hearts stayed true to each other all these time. Even though we went through two years of long distance relationship while completing my master’s programs in the UK and his in the Netherlands, we were together no matter how things changed, that’s why we call each other “soul mates”.
After that we came back to Canada and registered our marriage in 2014, but haven’t had the chance to hold a formal ceremony with both sides attending. At that time, only friends from university and his parents were able to attend the registration, but no ceremony. For the two years after that we have been planning to have the ceremony held in China, so my family would be able to witness and share our happiness. The Wedding was finally held in Chongqing, China, my hometown, with our closest friends and family. We picked an open door venue which I loved at the first sight. The wedding date was on the 8th of May, 2016, which is also our 2nd anniversary (of our marriage registration).
I have dreamed of my dream wedding and dream dress so many times in my life, but when I tried on tons of gowns from tons of brands since May 2015, none of them truly stood out and attracted me. I came close to give up on finding my dream wedding dress, until the day Cinderella first came into my sight in the end of October 2015. Not sure if I was lucky or that’s destiny, I had no idea where I can find Galia Lahav in Toronto back then, but I just couldn’t move my eyes away from the Cinderella photos. So I checked your website and found out that White, Toronto carries Galia Lahav. When I called to check if they have Cinderella, I was told that week happened to be GL Trunk Show and a Cinderella dress would be in their store only for that weekend, and will be shipped to Montreal after that. Upon been informed that the entire weekend was fully booked, I requested to be added to the waiting list, which again didn’t work out, it’s just that popular! Luckily I had the chance to try it before it got shipped away, and when I looked into the mirror, I knew it right away, this is it!!!! .. However, they didn’t have the blue Cinderella but only the ivory one at that time. Since I couldn’t wait because I had to fly back to China to prepare for the wedding, I had to look for it somewhere else. Luckily, I found my one and only wedding dress at Monarca Couture, the only Galia Lahav authorised bridal boutique in Shanghai, China. And voila, this is a short story about EVARLES & Galia Lahav Cinderella.
The highlight of our special day was definitely the fact that family and friends from both sides were able to gather and celebrate with us. For Charles, though his parents live in Canada, he hasn’t seen many of his family in a couple of years. This was especially special for me, since I only get to see my parents once a year ever since I moved to Canada ten years ago. Being able to share our joy with dearest family and friends was something more than magical.
A fun anecdote? It has to be our first dance – Por Una Cabeza. It was our first time doing Tango, so we practiced the choreography again and again a few months before our big day, and as a result, we nailed it on the dance floor like pros. During our after party Charles featured as the DJ and tried to draw people onto the dance floor with some great beats, although the younger guests turned out to be rather shy in the beginning, and it was a bunch of aunties and uncles who set fire to the dance floor with their awesome moves. We were happy that everyone there enjoyed that night.
Bride: Eva W. Wen @denievamary
Groom: Charles T. Fang
Store: Monarca Couture
Venue : Jade Club, Galaxy
Wedding Planning: Findwedd
Catering: InterContinental Chongqing
Photographer: Jack Photography