Till the Last Leaf Falls – Part 1

By 20 September, 2016Thoughts

It has always been a dream to do a styled photoshoot with older couples. They stood through the test of time and have proven that love never fails.

As an ex-social worker, I’ve seen so many failed marriages. Now as a wedding florist, I’ve seen so many young couples putting their love to the test: marriage is indeed hard work and we all know that.

When Mark from Good Death Project and I met for the first time, I told him about my crazy idea — to do a photoshoot for older adults whose bucket list was to retake their wedding photos and to renew their vows.

We were on a mission and we found Uncle Chia and Aunty Jun (:

Uncle Chia is an active volunteer and participant at the Good Life! Centre in Marine Parade. Every week without fail, he will read the newspapers to other seniors in the centre. According to Mark, it became his second life after retirement.

Looking at him, you may wonder where he gets all the love towards his fellow men. It is not surprising that it came from his wife. As an appreciation and surprise to her, he gamely volunteered themselves.

During the photo shoot, he wrote a letter to his wife and this is what he wrote:

“Dear Jun,
I know it hasn’t been easy for you since we started this family…

Uncle Chia writing a quality that he treasures of Aunty Chia on her hand.

Uncle Chia writing a quality that he treasures of Aunty Chia on her hands.

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… We have been through so many ups and downs and you have always been patient and without complaints. This is who you are and this is why I love you.

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Uncle Chia reading his letter and…

Uncle Chia reading his letter and…

having the kiss of his life ❤

having the kiss of his life ❤

Now that we are in our golden years, let’s continue to work hard to make our retirement a fulfilling and happy one.
Love, Dao”

Stay tuned for more of Uncle and Aunty Chia’s love story tomorrow!

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You can read Part 2 or Part 3 of the article series.

Credits:

Photography by: Trouvé
Directed and Flowers by: Hello Flowers!
Styling and Props by: Invited
Makeup and Hair by: Shangbylinda
Wedding Dress and Suit by: Little White Wedding Shop

Profile: Article by Annie Cheong: Founder of Helloflowers – a social enterprise that seek to provide flexible employment for underprivileged mothers who cannot commit to full time work.

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