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Couple Stages Wedding Photographs In A Coffin

Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 12:46 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The couple work with coffins on a daily basis and said it was a natural prop when it came to recording the romance of their big day

Weddings are a chance to show the world your love in a totally unique way – but one couple have taken their individuality to the extreme.

Couple Stages Wedding Photograph

Couple Stages Wedding Photograph

These pictures show the official portraits of their big day as they pose -with a coffin.

But Jenny Tay, 29, and Darren Cheng, 30, who both work as undertakers, say that the concept of death is as important to them as ever, even when it comes to saying ‘I do’.

Jenny, who is a Buddhist, told the Straits Times: “When couples take wedding pictures, many of them think of something significant and meaningful to them – their favourite cafe, the place where they first met.

“Both of us are very passionate about our jobs, so I thought, why not?”

She also said that she was keen for people to become more comfortable with death, as the daughter of a renowned undertaker who often hosts funerals for murder victims and those who die in poverty.

The images were snapped in a park in Punggol, Singapore – one of many unusual shoots to have been organised by newly-married couples in recent times.

Jenny and her husband were keen for it to be “pretty and whimsical” so they eschewed the idea of setting it in a graveyard.

Darren has even written a children’s book about death, Where Did Grandpa Go, because it is part of life.

The happy couple got photographer Joel Lim on board, and he was game.

“When she told me about it, I thought it was different, very cool. That’s the reason I took the project.”

The Chengs have also had martial arts-themed wedding pictures done, but they and their families seem happy that these coffin shots capture them and their love in the best way.