On November 16, Chryseis Tan married Faliq Nasimuddin in a much-followed ceremony. Chryseis has an audience of more than 300,000 on Instagram, where she documents everything from her nights out with Bella Hadid to her enviable handbag collection and extensive travels. Chryseis globe-trots around the world as part of her job as the CEO of Berjaya Times Square (one of Malaysia’s largest shopping centers and commercial developments, in Kuala Lumpur), the executive director of Berjaya Assets, and the head of marketing for the Four Seasons Kyoto and the Taaras Beach and Spa Resort in Malaysia. The heiress also recently invested in the fashion tech app called Goxip. Her new husband is the son of the late mogul Tan Sri Nasimuddin Amin, who founded Naza Group, a conglomerate in the motor-trade industry, and he works for the property development arm of the business. The two were introduced while on holiday in Marrakech. “We met through a mutual friend at a party,” Chryseis remembers. Three years later, Faliq proposed: “It was romantic and sweet,” Chryseis says. “He asked me at the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech with candles, flowers, and pictures of us all over the venue.”
Once the news set in, Chryseis started thinking about what she wanted in her wedding. From the start, she knew she wanted an autumnal Zen theme, and Kyoto immediately came to mind. She worked with Simply Grand Production from Hong Kong to orchestrate all of the festivities. For the main event, Chryseis wanted a tulle dress with a princess-shaped skirt. “Oscar de la Renta was the first name that I thought of,” she says. “Designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia worked tirelessly to make sure every detail was perfection.” For her second dress, she wore custom Prabal Gurung. “I wanted something that I could easily move and greet guests in but that was also romantic.” Chryseis worked with the designer to create her bespoke look. Finally, she went with a white Chanel minidress for her after-party ensemble. Throughout the day, she made one shoe change, but both pairs were custom Amina Muaddi. Meanwhile, Faliq was in a Tom Ford suit, and the bridesmaids wore matching tailor-made pink dresses.
The morning of the wedding, Chryseis flew in her usual glam team from Malaysia to help her get ceremony-ready. The service was held on the outdoor deck at the Four Seasons Kyoto, by the 800-year-old koi pond, and Chryseis looked like Cinderella as she descended the stairs with her tulle skirt flowing behind her. She walked down an aisle lined with pampas grass and flowers in pale pink tones before meeting Faliq in front of the decorative circular structure that had been constructed at the end as a focal point of the decor. “It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony with just family and close friends,” Chryseis says. “And, I was touched by the vows my husband made, and I was overwhelmed with joy just being surrounded by all of the people who are closest to my heart.”
When the ceremony was over, Chryseis changed into her Prabal Gurung dress for the reception. There, chef Hiroyasu Kawate from Florilège and chef Vicky Cheng from Vea created a “dinner collaboration,” where French-Japanese food was served. Post-meal, it was time for the performance. “We had a K-pop?boy band perform at our wedding—it doesn’t get any more Asian than this!” Chryseis says with a laugh. The couple opted not to do a first dance, but reveled in the after-party, as that’s when “everyone got to let loose and have fun,” according to Chryseis. When it was all said and done, the newlyweds jetted off to South Africa and Kenya for their honeymoon—which was beautifully documented on Instagram—and started living their happily ever after.