Before there was #MattClairWeds, fate kept Matthew Lim and Clairyn Chong apart from each other till the time was right.

Despite studying in Melbourne, Australia at the same time, the pair weren’t acquainted till they were back on home soil. 7-years of courting followed before Matthew himself manufactured the right time to propose.

A path of rose petals, balloons and personalised messages led Clairyn to Matthew’s proposal; the answer to the question couldn’t have been anything else.

So with the bar set high from the offset, Clairyn asked for a “dreamy” wedding; one that wasn’t common, and would be unforgettable for their friends and family.

Enter: Peppers Creek Winery, and as far as destination weddings go – you couldn’t dream up a more suitable place.

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Clairyn Chong and Matthew Lim

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Michael Lim, Matthew Lim, Magdalena Tan and Michelle Lim

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Clairyn with parents Serinna Low and Jeffrey Chong

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The newlyweds and the bridesmaids

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The bridegroom and his groomsmen

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Jacob Tan, the ring bearer

Sally Quah, participating in the gate charshing game called Find the Bridesmaids.jpg (original size)

Sally Quah, participating in the gate chrashing game called 'Find the Bridesmaids'

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Michael Lim and Mah Kok Wah

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Sampson Looh and Edmund Chow

Wedding favours were personalised wine cork thumbdrives, to match the venue.jpg (original size)

Wedding favours were personalised wine cork thumbdrives, to match the venue

How does one pull off such a wedding? With a lot of zeal and preparation.

“Clairyn planned way ahead and had everything done and sorted three weeks prior to us flying off,” said Matthew. “She then had three weeks to pamper herself before the wedding.”

The location for Matthew and Clairyn’s wedding wasn’t picked out from nothing. The couple share a mutual appreciation for wine and with both of them having spent time in Australia: the pieces fell into place.

The 2-day ceremony included the traditional Chinese tea ceremony, the gate crashing game and an exchanging of vows, but amplified by the beautiful spring weather, the rustic setting and even a horse-drawn carriage.

A total of 75 attendees comprising close friends and family members, including Bryan Loo, Mah Kok Wah and Joon Ong flew in to join the happy couple on their momentous day.

For other suitably dreamy weddings, check out these 5 venues for a beach wedding.

Tags: Wine, Destination Wedding, Matthew Lim, Clairyn Chong, Peppers Creek, Barrel Room