Brisa Quek and Yu Kai Chong met through Trinity College's Young Leaders Program, and loved the campus so much they returned to use it as a backdrop for their wedding photos. Here they share some of their beautiful photos and the story of how their relationship evolved.
At the Trinity College Young Leaders Program in 2012, where we were in the same student group.
We both grew up in Singapore.
We first met as assigned group mates in the dining hall on the first day of the program.
Brisa says: Yu Kai seemed shy and softly spoken but kind and friendly. It felt that we had common topics to talk about such as having the same extracurricular activities like volleyball and taekwondo.
Yu Kai says: Brisa was very curious and friendly. She was always asking questions, getting to know people, and she was also very eloquent in speaking.
Brisa says: I thought it was a beautiful, spacious college filled with positive energy. Initially I imagined there would be serious and intensive classes, but it turned out to be a fun-filled and interactive learning journey.
Yu Kai says: I thought it was a beautiful school with open fields, nice grass and a relaxing atmosphere. I also felt it was lively and diverse with people from all across the world joining the program.
We were group mates in YLP then stayed close friends after the camp ended when we came back to Singapore. After a year of friendship, we were both sure we had feelings for each other and decided to get together.
Throughout our nine years together, we didn’t attend the same schools or university, but we saw each other through different phases of life, and were each other’s firm pillar of support, motivation and joy during these times.
We felt it would be meaningful to come back to the place where we first met and the place that has brought us many happy memories together.