JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet

DJ and wife celebrate union with 250 friends, family

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
22 Feb 2016

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet

Four months after they held their church wedding, 987 DJ and Assistant Programming Manager Gerald Koh, 30, and his wife, fiance executive Thia Zhi Xin, 24, hosted a travel-themed wedding banquet for 250 guests at The Westin Singapore on Saturday.

The lavish 25-table #thunderweddingfeb20, which cost about $50,000 in total, transported the couple’s friends and family to exotic destinations such as Dubai, Sydney and Hong Kong through the seating arrangement. And the occasion came complete with place cards designed as passports, bridesmaids dressed in Singapore Airlines kebayas and groomsmen made up into CAAS security.

“You can’t imagine the amount of prep Zhi Xin and I went through to plan for our travel themed wedding,” Gerald said via email. “But it was all worth it especially when you see your guests enjoy the experience!”

“To be honest, I’m feeling a little sad because it’s now over! If I could redo the wedding all over again, I would! It has to be the same girl though!”

Click on for more photos of the wedding banquet of Gerald and Zhi Xin

Photos: Multifolds Productions

(Interview edited for length and clarity.) 

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
22 Feb 2016

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet

1. What was the most special moment during the banquet and why?

I was very nervous just moments before I went on stage, but I’m glad I managed to hold the tune to ‘Flying Without Wings’ till the end! It’s a very special song to Zhi Xin and me, and definitely something really special because the rest didn’t matter. It was just me singing to a surprised girl who didn’t know I was going to do that at our wedding.

2. What was the process of planning the occasion like? Did you do the bulk of the wedding prep, or how did you divide the workload?

Zhi Xin was the project manager when it comes to styling at the reception area. It helps when she has got a huge interest in props decor! I was involved with the logistics and the transportation of stuff, and maybe the giver of instructions when it comes to getting help from our bridesmaid and groomsmen.

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JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
22 Feb 2016

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet

3. Who had the final say if there were things you and your wife disagreed on and why?

I’m quite fortunate as Zhi Xin and I have almost the same taste in almost anything. However, I would like a smiling wife all the time. So… I tend to like what she likes. One of the things that we both couldn’t agree more on was the suit and gowns we picked at Amanda Lee Wedding. She chose my suit, I chose her gown, and we both liked what we got!

4. Was there a particular reason your church wedding and banquet took place months apart?

I could have put my church wedding and banquet on the same day, but besides wanting to not be rushed around and not having to enjoy the day that kicks off our life as one together, I chose Feb 20 because it’s a date close to my heart.

My late grandma who was very close to me would always be in mind at every important moments in my life. I wanted to remember her and have her in mind when I walked down the aisle with Zhi Xin on Feb 20, my Mama’s (grandmother's) birthday.

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JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
22 Feb 2016

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet

5. What’s next for you and your wife? Plans for honeymoon and for children?

We fly off to Japan next! This time round, negative 8 degrees in Hokkaido! I don’t think I would like to put it down as plans for children, but when they come, I think I’m quite equipped to be a great father! Ok I kid.

6. What’s the most valuable lesson about love and marriage you’ve picked up so far?

I was once told that in order to avoid the quarrels, always agree with the wife. I really don’t think that’s the solution to a perfect union. I guess when you do have a reason for making a certain decision, as long as there is constant communication, the process would lead to something almost perfect.

However, never go against what she likes, because I don’t think she has ever told you to stop catching up on soccer.

Click on for more photos from Gerald and Zhi Xin's wedding! 

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet
22 Feb 2016

JUST MARRIED: 987’s Gerald Koh hosts travel-themed wedding banquet

The couple hosted a banquet for 250 friends and family
The couple hosted a banquet for 250 friends and family
22 Feb 2016

The couple hosted a banquet for 250 friends and family

Gerald chose February 20 because it was his late grandmother's birthday
Gerald chose February 20 because it was his late grandmother's birthday
22 Feb 2016

Gerald chose February 20 because it was his late grandmother's birthday

Gerald and Zhi Xin chose the outfits for each other
Gerald and Zhi Xin chose the outfits for each other
22 Feb 2016

Gerald and Zhi Xin chose the outfits for each other

The 25-table banquet was held at The Westin Singapore on Saturday
The 25-table banquet was held at The Westin Singapore on Saturday
22 Feb 2016

The 25-table banquet was held at The Westin Singapore on Saturday

"I’m quite fortunate as Zhi Xin and I have almost the same taste in almost anything," Gerald said
22 Feb 2016

"I’m quite fortunate as Zhi Xin and I have almost the same taste in almost anything," Gerald said

Gerald sang 'Flying Without Wings' for Zhi Xin as a surprise
Gerald sang 'Flying Without Wings' for Zhi Xin as a surprise
22 Feb 2016

Gerald sang 'Flying Without Wings' for Zhi Xin as a surprise

SIA flight-attendant bridesmaids and CAAS security-personnel groomsmen at the travel-themed banquet
SIA flight-attendant bridesmaids and CAAS security-personnel groomsmen at the travel-themed banquet
22 Feb 2016

SIA flight-attendant bridesmaids and CAAS security-personnel groomsmen at the travel-themed banquet

Adam Piperdy was the flight captain and solemniser
Adam Piperdy was the flight captain and solemniser
22 Feb 2016

Adam Piperdy was the flight captain and solemniser

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