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If you look it up, to “celebrate” is to mark a significant or happy day. Its other meaning is to do something enjoyable to mark such an occasion. This all boils down to one simple question - do we really need a convincing reason to celebrate love’s splendour? The answer is this we celebrate weddings and their intimacies because it’s a jubilant entitlement that everyone embraces. We put these nuptials on a pedestal because well, love comes first. Celebrate offers essential guides, tips from experts and gorgeous themes and real weddings to ignite the creativity in you. From wedding trends and fashion to etiquette and events, Celebrate is a bundle of all things inspiring for anyone and every joyful union. Wedding celebrations are filled with happiness, devotion and admiration. Fittingly, the theme of this issue of Celebrate is “All about Love” and we’ve worked with many inspiring people whose work we truly adore and the ideas we share are the ones we would love to have in own celebrations. It’s for the love of weddings that we took in stride the endless hours of work, sieving through thousands of photos, shooting in the rain for our themed shoot, Tickled Pink and travelling across Singapore on a warm and sunny day with beautiful yet very fragile wedding cakes feature in Beautifully Yours. Just for you, we’ve enjoyed every step taken to make this wedding magazine come alive. So stop searching for a good enough a reason, come celebrate with us! Lots of Love, ELAINE & JOANNE


Editor’s LETTER

ELAINE ANG-GIRAUD Founder & Editor

I can’t get enough of weddings. The creativity, elegance and colourful intricate details that go into crafting such joyous occasions leave me immensely happy. Since managing my online portal, ExtraOrdinary Weddings for many years, the opportunities have allowed me to indulge in all kinds of books and trinkets related to weddings! Weddings are inspiring and I’m always in search of such artistry in my everyday life. I collect pretty ribbons (which I’ve got boxes and boxes of), marvellous fabrics (for my next DIY project) and I am a hoarder (my husband simply sighs in despair each time we move to a new apartment). And now, I’ve got Celebrate - a wedding magazine that will see its first online issue reach many equally excited readers worldwide (well, almost)! Celebrate has really been the most challenging project after starting ExtraOrdinary Weddings but thankfully, I thrive on challenges. I am blessed, with much support from believers, encouraging wedding partners, Joanne, my creative energiser bunny and partner, and a supportive husband and family. So that’s me. My heart beats a little faster whenever the word “wedding” is whispered. Does yours? Time to celebrate!

Photography by Imagegarden Photography (thanks Teck Meng!) Makeup by Meivis Low


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issue ON THE COVER Reina holds a romantic bouquet made for a summer wedding by Fiore Dorato. She is wearing a full-laced mermaid cut gown by Silhouette The Atelier. Photography by 9frames Photography.

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TASTING MA C A R ON S Only one name will outshine the rest as the wedding pastry to have.

2 58 M ELI SSA IN L ON D ON Melissa travels its streets and met with wonderful, floristry talents.

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B U T T E R FLIE S R E V E R IE S Be invited to this elegant party filled with crafted foliage and playful butterflies.

Latest trends from the runway.

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TA N GE R IN E GOLD A courtyard date of picturesque summer colours in a tango of zealous delight.

Two makeup maestro we endorse!

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C A K E ’ S ON U S We’ve taken more than just a liking to the fine artistry of stunning cakes!

All kinds of lifestyle ideas to enhance your wedding celebration!

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V IOLE T C H A R M Shades of violets and pink supreme in this royal flush of timeless romance.

1 1 0 T IC K LE D P IN K Be inspired by a vintage romance in pink and cream.

1 3 0 B E A U T IFU LLY Y OU R S Brilliant stationery suites that impress and inspire.


I N T H E C O M PA N Y O F 1 4 4 PA IN T IN G P H OT OGR A P H S Adine Chin discovers a world of photography and paint with Kelvin Lim.

ESSENTIAL GUIDES 1 4 9 T H E M A LE P E R S P E C T IV E 100% male perspective to put a groom at ease.

1 5 6 S U R V IV IN G A B R ID A L S H OW 20 valuable tips to get you through, with inspiration still intact.

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R E A D E R S E X C LU S IV E The wedding extraordinaire promotions.

2 6 2 GIV E AWAY Share with us and win over $3,800 worth of prizes!

PRE WEDDINGS

2 6 6 T H E WE D D IN G C A R D Get fabulous perks from your favourite wedding merchants.

1 6 0 LOVE, IT R OMA N C ES A love story captured against the cultural splendour of Bali.

1 7 0 SEO UL IN L OVE An affinity of promises and sweet never endings.

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THE WEDDING GUIDES 2 7 0 T H E V E N D OR GU ID E The people that make your dreams happen.

2 7 6 T H E WE D D IN G V E N U E GU ID E A selection of our favourite wedding venues.

Beautifully captured moments in the most romantic place on Earth.

EXPERT ADVICE REAL WEDDINGS

1 3 8 H OW IN V IT IN G A rundown of wedding stationery jargons.

1 8 4 FRO M THE OR IEN T Love visits the modern charisma of old world Shanghai.

2 5 6 S PA C E T H E ORY Possible to turn boring spaces beautiful?

1 9 8 UTTERLY & C OMPL ETELY A vivacious rendezvous under Thailand’s night sky.

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2 1 0 LOVERS’ GOL D A dazzling atmosphere bathed in beauty’s countenance.

2 2 6 LOVE & BLITH E A romance complete with whimsical wonders.

2 3 6 O H, THE W ON D ER S A celebration filled with head turning elegance.

2 4 6 LET’S BE MERRY Live music and offbeat trinkets accompany this true love.

C E LE B R AT E T H E E X T R A OR D IN A RY 3 reasons to eat, drink and celebrate.

1 5 0 S P LE N D OR Raffles Hotel wedding showcase.

1 5 2 A B S OLU T E LY T H R ILLIN G Resort World Sentosa wedding showcase.

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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in Celebrate, no responsibility can be accepted by the publisher for inaccuracy or for submissions by organisations or individuals and/or printers’ errors. Views of authors are not necessary views of the publisher. All prices are updated at published date. Copyright is reserved, which means you cannot make a print or digital copy of any part and put it in your website or anywhere else without approval from the publisher. Reproduction in part or whole without permission is strictly prohibited. © 2012 ExtraOrdinary Pte Ltd. All rights reserved. Celebrate and ExtraOrdinary Weddings are trademarks registered with Intellectual Property of Singapore.


Celebrate TEAM JOANNE HONG Partner & Creative Director It started with an idea and looking back at where it all began, I'm still amazed that this idea actually became a reality. This issue marks the beginning of many wedding inspirations and ideas. We have gathered inspiration from the latest colour trends, our love of things vintage, my crazy obsession with prints and patterns and simply because we adore pink. I am especially inspired by the endless energy of the founder and chief editor, Elaine, a level headed, brilliant “multi-tasker” who never take 'no' for an answer and most importantly whose vision for wedding I had the pleasure of shaping. I am also honoured to have the privilege to work alongside with a few of the best talents in the trade – their enthusiasm and support helped make our vision come true. This online magazine is an interpretation of what is beautiful and timeless and we hope to share again much more in the future issues of Celebrate.

ADINE CHIN

ANTOINE GIRAUD

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Wordsmith Adine finds inspiration in the nostalgia of old provision shops, her favourite Hokkien noodles and Walt Disney. Adine envisions her engagement to the love of her life similar to being in the middle of a bridge, looking out at the still water beneath, the warm horizon ahead and the beautiful surrounding nature - having a sense of love's contentment, looking at life and smiling. She seeks green tea ice cream for solace and holds on with lots of faith, hope and love for what's to come.

Antoine is the IT Superman behind ExtraOrdinary Weddings. Never tiring of helping customers manage their critical assets for more than 14 years with his IT expertise, he stands behind his favourite wedding person and wife Elaine Ang-Giraud in her pursuit of website perfection. This French gravitates towards local laksa when the craving sets in, and hopes to visit Machu Picchu in Peru one day. A mix of intelligence and independence, Antoine reminds that “it's your wedding, not your parents', so do it the way you want.”


Contributors E A D W I N E L AY

SEAH YU HSIN

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Eadwine is a vanilla flavour ice cream lovin' wedding photographer who relishes the opportunity to document real, honest moments between his clients. Besides traipsing all over the world to cover actual location weddings, Eadwine manage to carve time out to thumb through old photo prints and luxuriate in the memories and emotions shared. You can find Eadwine in his home city Singapore reminding himself to stay true to his passions as he indulges in his favourite local chicken rice.

Yu Hsin is the rare wedding photographer who comes along and can expertly transpose feelings onto visuals. With more than a sensitive eye for details, Yu Hsin celebrates each wedding he documents, loving the people he meets, moved to laughter and tears along with them. Close to his heart is also his family and chee cheong fun. He finds inspiration in old playgrounds and the simple wonder of words such as in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

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NICK OXBORROW

Wedding Stylist

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Melissa is driven to make a difference in everything she does - besides embarking on creating floral for luxury events and weddings, she also avails the much sought-after Tiffany chairs to the Singapore market. Having been in the fashion business for six years before launching into event styling, Melissa has a penchant for seeing the big picture and putting it all together.

Event designer and stylist Nick knows what he is saying when he quotes Preston Bailey that “more is more”. In love with all things beautiful and deeply passionate about style, he has travelled to as far as Kenya to style a wedding. Nick looks up to Ru Paul the drag queen, remembering that “if you gonna do something, make sure it’s fun doing it”. He can't live without chilli crab and the colour Tiffany Blue, and dreams of visiting Saint Petersburg and its winter palace.


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Gilbert is a man of classic tastes, loving all things old school and timeless great design. Now a visual historian for happy couples, Gilbert left his previous career as a fashion merchandiser and designer and launched into wedding photography to create personal stories for his clients and in hope to turn cliché wedding industry practices defunct. Gilbert loves his family to bits and shopping remains a passion.

World-travelling photographer Bryan personifies when bad is good. Looking up to the likes of Dennis Rodman, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, Bryan is not shy to bend the rules. He describes himself as treading into others' lives for a while and changing the way people perceive wedding photography with his Hasselblad H4D and Nikon gear. Bryan shares space in his heart for vintage typewriters, elephants (because he thinks they are cute) and delicious coffee.

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JEREMEY LIN

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More a wedding designer than stylist, Téa is not foreign to hectic planning, coordinating and final piecing together of a wedding masterpiece. Previously a fine arts teacher and creative director of an online floral outfit, Téa is inspired by Martha Stewart. Creating an enchanted garden-themed outdoor wedding at One Rochester and setting new trends in the market are everyday affairs for her. If thatt isn't eno enough gh organising work for a day, Téa set sets to cooking and entertaining with gusto in her er free time.

Jeremy take on a couple's big day is simply to relax. By letting the others ers take ta over – such as a good photographer pher – the the day's magical moments will slip lip int into o place. Practising what he preaches, Jerem Jeremy believes that he e is who and what he is today only by the he help of o his loved ones: family and friends. Loving any shade of red, Jeremy lives to his utmostt every day d and seeks to stay ay true to himselff and his unclutphotography. tered love for wedding wed


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Celebrate LIKES Every now and then we see something so interesting and quirky we can’t wait to share it with our readers! From practical knickknacks to worthwhile services, you’ll find all kinds of ideas to suit your wedding personalities and to enhance your lifestyle choices.

MOISTURISING CANDLES Made of 100% all-natural, hand-poured soy oil in Northern California, amoré by GI OTTO candles burn for approximately 90 hours, 40% longer than paraffin-based wax candles. Fragrant and relaxing, brides would find them even more beneficial in their beauty regime as these multipurpose candles can also be used as skin moisturisers! The candles containing Vitamin E are effective on dry, irritated skin and soothe conditions like psoriasis, eczema and sunburns. There are currently 6 available fragrances including Mandarin Ginger, Créme Brulee Sweet Magnolia. - facebook.com/amorebygiotto

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I AM NOTBOOK I am not demanding / I am a perfectionist. I am not a dreamer / I am a visionary. I am not stubborn / I am committed. I am not a shopaholic / I am helping the economy. There aren’t excuses, but Notbooks for the “misunderstood” brides who take action. But we love to kid and we know our readers do too! Retailing at $11.90 each, these handy NotBooks by Epigram are available in 16 colours, a great tool to jot down wedding inspirations and plans!- epigrambooks.sg


ENGRAVINGS AND THUMBPRINTS Pink Diamond Engagement Ring Made with reclaimed 18KT white gold. 1.01 ct pink diamond from an argyle mine. Ideal for the sweet bride who wants to make a statement.

Project Blue Ocean Coral - The engagement ring is created first, followed by the wedding bands; they are crafted deliberately to match and sit against each other like two jigsaw pieces. How thoughtful!

Multiple international award-winning jewellery brand, Choo Yilin, blends together sustainability and luxury. Yilin’s uniqueness lies in her taste - gemstones and textured metals are the preferred, rather than highpolished and symmetrical jewellery. As principal designer, her designs are organic and asymmetrical, a mirror that applauds life in all its imperfect beauty. The creative process has client and designer together, as the client co-designs the choice jewellery, personalised with engravings, messages or thumbprints. Find her collection of Ready-to-wear at Sulin Serio in Tanglin Mall #B1-18 or Quintessential at Pacific Plaza #02-01. For bespoke services, contactinfo@chooyilin.com - chooyilin.com

HOTEL WOW Escape from routine and check into W Hotel Singapore at Sentosa Cove, located at 21 Ocean Way. Opening its doors in August 2012, couples soon can have a wedding celebration doused in contemporary sophistication with the hotel’s innovative interior designs or say “I do” in its lush outdoors, while being pampered by the hotel’s attentive service. Dining at W Hotel Singapore will prove to be an experience as couples choose from an international cuisine spread from SKIRT and The Kitchen Table or host cocktail parties at WooBar and W Lounge. - whotels.com/singapore

NE W W O R L D P L E AS UR E S ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa opens in July 2012 as a world class destination spa offering spa treatments and modern facilities in a tranquil and natural environment. The interior spaces are bathed in warm earth tones and natural materials with subtle designs to complement the lush tropical landscape. Celebrate advocates their belief “In order to progress with pace, you need to stop, recharge and reconsider.” An absolute must-try when you visit is the Indulgent & Revitalizing Deep Cleansing Rituals in the authentic Hammam (the first in Singapore)! - rwsentosa.com

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MakeupARTISTS Behind a bridal countenance of soft, clover coloured eyes and sweet cherry lips is a dedicated professional whose craft has been immaculately honed by beauty. The conscientious makeup artist takes pride in their work to ensure that you look your best on your wedding day with a pairing of thoughtful eyes and a psychedelic palette. So here, our editor picks her favourite makeup artists and shares their allure with you!

Jyue Huey Be it a glamorous look or a soft romantic pink look, Jyue Huey simply does her best for every bride, at absolute ease. When Jyue Huey isn’t conducting makeup classes for women who appreciate flawless beauty at The Make Up Room as its resident trainer, she indulges in commercial projects for esteemed clientele such as ION Orchard, alldressedup and Raoul. With 14 years of experience in the bag, Jyue Huey’s passion for makeup has also deemed her as a regular in local and international theatre productions as she brings out the best of the cast in Dim Sum Dollies, Broadway Beng and enhancing the acts at Universal Studios Singapore. Contact +65 6220 3437 www.the-makeuproom.com


Kenneth Lee Versatile in hair styling and both dramatic and light makeup, Kenneth Lee has worked with more than a thousand brides and has done numerous bridal and commercial shoots. Kenneth has been in the line for 15 years and specialises in creating natural makeup that accentuates facial features to bring out an exceptional quality in beauty. He has also been known to have worked with various international and local celebrities and uses only the most renowned brands in makeup accessories. Contact +65 9694 3670 www.kennethlee.sg


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Traditional whites take a back seat while colours light up the runway as palettes add vibrant zest to the wedding gowns. These tinted accents and colour splashes complement skin tones and play up to quiet personalities.

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TREND 2 3D LUSH For some brides, the allure is in the bold. On the runway, the modest wedding gown is given a generous boost of flair. Simple yet beautiful bodices are enhanced with ample skirts sheathed with lush folds and dramatic softness. ness.

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TREND 3 LA C E N O U V E A U Sweet lace reveals as much as it tries to cover. This classic fabric weaves its way into modern romance, lacing gowns with an enigmatic appeal that even royalty approves.

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TREND 4 POP & PEPLUM Playful and romantic, ruffles to the waistline give an added charm to a wedding gown. These versatile peplums set the trend as they flaunt a creative flair that adds dimension to various gowns in gorgeous designs.

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TREND 5 S H O RT & S A SS Y Traditional floor length gowns are exchanged for short and sassy pieces; a fetching hem for the flirtier glance. These lighthearted choices wear designs that exude elegance and blithe - so party perfect.

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TREND 6 S O P H I S T I CAT E D SE QU IN S Brides are rekindling the idea of embellishing their gowns with sequins, adorning with sparkle. Love is in the lights as glitter mingles wonderfully with lace - a look of sophistication and grace.

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READERS EXCLUSIVE

Just BECAUSE W E WA N T T O C E L E B R AT E T H E W O N D E R S O F W E D D I N G S W I T H Y O U . T R E A S U R E C O L L E C T I O N B Y K E LV I N L I M Experience a unique bridal photography session at Kelvin’s studio with the Treasure Collection. You’ll get all the comforts of Kelvin Lim’s signature hotel-style service, and a photography session that is as memorable as the photographs themselves. For an exclusive offer price of $1,200, Celebrate readers receive 20 portraits in a fabric-covered album, and digital versions of the 20 portraits in a bespoke DVD for you to start sharing straight away (U.P: $1,800). Simply say “Celebrate with Kelvin Lim” to enjoy the promotion. Kelvin Lim A: 107 Countryside Road Singapore 789839 T: Kelvin Lim | +65 6354 4323 E: kelvin@kelvinlim.com.sg | W: www.kelvinlim.com.sg

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Celebrate reader enjoys 10% off all Solemnisation and Wedding Packages.

Celebrate readers receive 3 complimentary Bridesmaid Posies (valued at $80 each) when you hire their services for Wedding Reception and Bridal Flowers. Simply say “Celebrate with Wonderland” to enjoy the promotion. Terms & Conditions Valid till 31 August 2012 • Minimum hire required for complete Wedding Reception and Bridal Flowers • The complimentary bridesmaids posies to be subject to the seasonal availability and cost of flowers

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Simply say “Celebrate with Wonderland” to enjoy the promotion. Terms & Conditions Valid till 31 August 2012 • The availability of Wonderland For Detailed Planners services is subject to first come first served confirmation • Confirmation is required with a signed acknowledgement of services and 50% payment • Further terms and conditions will be furnished with the quotation Wonderland For Detailed Planners A: 29 Hillview Terrace #05-02 Singapore 669245 M: Melissa Wang | +65 9125 2190 E: melissawang@wonderland.com.sg W: www.wonderland.com.sg


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F E AT U R E

Tasting MACARONS

PH O TOG RA P H Y BRYAN JEAN PH O TOG RA P H Y

The macarons from Antoinette, Canelé, Paul, SweetSpot and TWG share the spotlight on pretty plates but only one name will outshine the rest as the wedding pastry to have. Wondrous cakes aside, macarons are the next best things to have at a wedding. Yes, they give cupcakes some mean competition! These bite sized wedding treats reveal the whimsicalities of modern fairy tale weddings; your trend du jour. A team of 7 pastry lovers from the wedding circle filled one afternoon with tasty macarons until it was decided that there were more than enough to sustain us for the first quarter of the year! Despite the surfeit of macarons, we celebrate their sweet fancies with a taste test to help you decide which to have at your wedding party.

The team (from left to right): Bryan & Jean from Bryan Jean Photography, Téa Looi from The Ivory Loft, Joanne Hong from Celebrate, Adine Chin, Celebrate’s wordsmith, Nick Oxborrow from Fabulation and Elaine Ang-Giraud from Celebrate.

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Humble Beginnings The magic of macarons date back to 18th century France where they were simply sold as cookies made with ground almonds, egg whites and sugar by two Carmelite nuns. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when the grandson of Louis-Ernest Ladurée, owner of Parisian pastry shop Ladurée's, Pierre Desfontaines, took the idea of sticking two lightly crusted macaron shells together with a moist layer of creamy ganache as filling. Since then, macarons have been the choice of pastry for parties and indulgence.

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THE 411 OF A GOOD MACARON Appearance: The perfect cookie to filling ratio is 2:1. There shouldn’t be a macaron too small that it disappears along with its taste in one bite, nor one too big that it doesn’t serve the purpose of a light dessert. Crust: Free of air bubbles and thin enough to merit a mess-free snack. Aside from a few wayward crumbs, a good crust should be soft enough for effortless bites into dainty tastes. Taste: Fresh, chewy and sweet, like how the best kinds of macarons should be. Filing: Smooth, firm and light. This layer of cream should neither be too thick nor too thin for that matter. The filing should not escape the macaron shells. Sweetness level: A macaron’s sweetness should not be overwhelming but instead, entice the taste buds with a gentle fancy. Other considerations: Ability to withstand the humidity of the outdoors.

Adine - Praline (Paul) “Consistent in taste and appearance.” Elaine - Framboise (Paul) “Great taste, organic and perfectly imperfect.” Jean - Bain de Rose Tea (TWG) “The sweetness is just nice with all flavours.” Joanne - Vanilla (Paul) “Vanilla is rich!” Téa - Framboise (Paul) “The best brand.”

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ANTOINETTE At first glance, Antoinette’s macarons sat pretty with strong colours and a packaging to match, the combination was picture perfect. However, a bite into the crust revealed air bubbles and taste wise, certain flavours were a tad over the top while others were too subtle. Antoinette does however, deserve credit for introducing interesting flavours like black sesame and orange - something different into the game. Size 5cm, Price at $2.80 each.

CANELÉ Have your napkins with you as you bite into a Canelé macaron. Those napkins will help you keep the crumbly shells at bay and also wipe off any excess filing from your lips. Though rich taste erupts in your mouth, a generous amount of ganache with a brittle crust aren’t what macarons ought to be. The macarons don’t hold together very well and melt when left outside for too long - aspects that aren’t very appropriate for an outdoor wedding. Size 5cm, Price at $2.50 each, $11.50 for 6 and $21.50 for 12.

SWEETSPOT Flavour is fused into the crust, creating a sweet explosion when you sink your teeth into one of its macarons. Visually, the macarons lost out for having an odd mix of colour in its shells and for its uneven crusts. However, the sweetness of SweetSpot’s Dark Chocolate Caramel is near perfection and the ganache is of adequate amount. This flavour also garners approval as the one with the most interesting taste. Size 5cm, Price at $1.80 each.

TWG TWG’s macarons received mixed reviews as the team deliberated on how well their macarons tasted, looked and how well they’d go well with cups of tea at a wedding party. TWG’s Bain de Rose Tea macarons were a hit as it teased our taste-buds with its aromatic flavour and appropriate serving of sweetness. However, the flavour of its Moroccan Mint Tea came off too strong for our liking. Nonetheless, TWG’s macarons hold well in the humidity and again, would be a good choice for outdoor celebrations! Size 4cm, Price at $2.00 each. PA U L It was unanimous; Paul’s macarons are by far the best of the lot as it boasts rich flavours and offers an impartial serving of great taste and visual appeal. The sweetness of the Pralines isn’t overwhelming and the fullness of the Framboise (French word for raspberry) leaves you wanting more. The only issue is its size, it’s a tad too big to fall into the category of petite. But what it exceeds in size it atones in well balanced taste. Size 7.5cm, Price at $6.50 each.

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WONDERLAND WISHES Pink fancies and sweet dreams are conjured up as understated beauty draws you nearer to this lovely cake. By Cake Over Heels


SUMMER GLOW Merry, merry and never contrary. A joyful muse awakens the spirits and leads you the party in the gardens! By ET Artisan Sweets


NATURE’S PLAY Echoing the soft greens and timber browns of nature, this creationgreets the sunny skies and sets nature out to play. By Cake Over Heels


CLASSIC BEAUTY Delighting its way into the celebrations is a cake drizzling with golden charm, the dearest of its kind. Let the enchantment begin. By ET Artisan Sweets


Artisan Sweets Weddings EXQUISITE • BESPOKE • DESSERTS

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We reversed the roles on one red letter day as wedding vendors became admired guests at our very special Christmas lunch. Our guests were invited to put down their tools for a day as they arrived in their best at a very special luncheon. The partners of ExtraOrdinary Weddings turned up to celebrate Christmas and the announcement of the company’s new partner, Joanne Hong. The good news continued as the team also announced the launch of its much awaited online wedding magazine, Celebrate. It was an afternoon of hearty laughter and delightful conversation as wedding professionals become guests in a setting familiar to everyone in the industry. Cocktail canapÊs and delectable dishes by Villa Halia tickled our fancies throughout the day, accompanying a mood that was refreshing and the company, unforgettable.

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MY DEAREST Mirroring warm coloured leaves under a sky of dazzling blue, romance shimmers in this palette of autumn plush. Along with the shades of turquoise, orange and yellow, an eclectic mix of flowers works its magic as a reminder of the season’s romantic ambition to impress. DETAILS: Gorgeous diamond solitaire and wedding ring by Flower Diamond Boutique nested on top of fresh moss

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GUSHING RHAPSODIES Lustrous, bold and magnetic details convene at the table of mingling hearts. Golden pears amid a platter of white and orange launches unto the spotlight that frame this picture of celebration. Greeting the guests are napkins and menu cards that boast in sunshine colours. The carnival coloured ribbons that adorn the bare tiffany chair backs awaits the happy couple. Look a little closer and you’ll see table numbers perched in accordance to this party’s colour palette, blending so wonderfully into the dining decor. Are you ready for a jubilee enhanced with honey and gold?

DETAILS: Turquoise Tiffany Chairs and Props by Wonderland For Details Planners, Paper Goods and Stationery by Nineteen Design Studio

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FETCHING ALLURE Soft, paper lanterns suspend to add froth in the air and summer hues charm their way into this carousel of merry romance. Who can resist an occasion beaming with bliss and gaiety, bathed in striking colours?

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DETAILS: Delicious blood orange cupcakes with cream cheese toppings

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THE FUNDAMENTAL aspect of any wedding party is to, well, have fun! So throw in some kicks into your party by creating your signature drink using the colours from your chosen palette. This summer backyard party presents a simple orange drink dressed with sticks and tiffany blue ribbons alongside pretty cupcakes.


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INTO THE WOODS From the tantalising spread of the buffet table leads us a trail to another kind of enchantment. Follow and you’ll find woody essence and forest impressions harmonising to take guests from tangerine zest to a rustic appeal. DETAILS (top left): Safflower, wax flower, eucalyptus and ruscus, (top right) Spray rose, alstroemeria, wax flower and eucalyptus, and (bottom) Kaaps groen, wax flower and eucalyptus

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THE WRITE KIND Classic cookie jars and mugs hold a whirl of playful polka dots and spiffy stripes. Come sift through the patterns and be inspired by love’s imagination; skip to the jolly arrival of the new couple and pen your well wishes on endearing stationery.

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TIP: The key here is to be selective in your stationery choices. By picking 3 cohesive designs or less, you can create a brilliant visual impact that’s neither harsh nor overwhelming.

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THE INSATIABLE ONES As The Marmalade Pantry whips up a gastronomical pleasure for those in attendance, let the its flavourful canapes excite you; let the passion of a summer’s wedding leave you wanting more. These scrumptious masterpieces from The Marmalade Stable Kitchen tempt with its mouth watering gaze of summery brilliance, plated to pique your appetite. DETAILS (clockwise from top left): Salmon Pastrami on Rye Toast, Sesame flavoured thin bread triangle sheets and Parma Ham with Rock Melon

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GO GREEN an exquisite bowl of raw vegetables made from asparagus, baby carrots, peppers, celery, radishes and mint, is simply trimmed, cleaned and arranged to be the dish they call Vegetables Crudities. This is best served with accompanying dips and salsas.


This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love Author Unknown

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE & FOOD The Marmalade Pantry (At the Stable) STYLING & FLOWERS Wonderland For Detailed Planners PHOTOGRAPHY Plush Photography PA P E R G O O D S & S TAT I O N E R Y Nineteen Design Studio JEWELLERY Flower Diamond Boutique


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A GRAND STAND Welcome to the party! Did you bring your smiles with you? The table setting is a wonder of jovial assembly, all set for a glorious day! Awaiting to send guests into awe is a meticulous table setting that awakens the appetite. So please be seated.

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SOFT WHISPERS The corsage is a beautiful floret in soft blushes that quietly enhances the theme’s colour.

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE Villa Halia STYLING & FLOWERS Poppy Flora Studio PHOTOGRAPHY Avenue 8 PA P E R G O O D S & S TAT I O N E R Y Nineteen Design Studio B U T T E R F LY C U T - O U T ExtraOrdinary Weddings T I F FA N Y C H A I R S Wonderland For Detailed Planners


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VENUE & FOOD ALKAFF MANSION STYLING & FLOWERS FA B U L AT I O N PHOTOGRAPHY YU HSIN, TINYDOT PHOTOGRAPHY


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ALL’S PLUSH Step into a world where love is quaint and picturesque. Contemporary grace comparable to a diamond's brilliance ascends the throne in romantic hues of purple, red and elegant silver. By the emerald tinted lawn, an evocative gazebo furnished with intricate flower posies introduces the perfect classic charm of romance to this wedding celebration. Matching the gazebo’s appeal are silver tiffany chairs that line the aisle and adorned with little similar bouquets of floral wealth.

DETAILS: Tiffany Chairs from Wonderland For Detailed Planners Wedding bands and Engagement Ring from Flower Diamond Boutique

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FINEST FLORA Clear skies add to the canvas of this beautiful day and its wonderful celebration, its work of spellbinding art. A marriage of magenta and crimson tones amplifies the venue’s magic with its lavish poise. Satin ribbons of dark violet hold the bouquets together in contrast to the fresh, ivory surroundings.

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DEEP SCARLET Every wedding party deserves a signature drink, so add a quirk by personalising your beverage with a clever blend of delicious and romantic inspiration. The colour of burgundy is served at this special occasion as deep scarlet distinguishes itself from the white surroundings and pays homage to love’s passion. Let your colour inspirations trigger your imagination; draw on the palette to create novelties that define your theme.

DETAILS: Amethyst Crystal Silver Cocktail Stick Holder by The David Redman Collection from Vanilla Home

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BLISSFUL SIGHS Flowers make people feel better and happier. Some also say they are the sunshine for the soul. Here, the floral palette is incomplete if roses don’t make their presence. Leaves are swapped for buds of ranunculus, emphasising the layered beauty in the petals of single rose stalks - a stylish way to refashion urbanity spliced with romance.

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On the veranda where the lofty rocking chair watches the wedding party, sits a posy of pink, purple and red in the arms of fine ebony.


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"Love is forgiving time and time again, sometimes against better judgement. Love is what can drive us to do things we would never once consider." Anonymous

DETAILS: Gold Rimmed Plates by Narumi & Dynasty from Takashimaya Departmental Store

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TRICKLES OF GOLD To share this love is all we really ask of you. The interior is draped in gladness and grandeur; nothing less than spectacular. Fine tiffany chairs are tucked nicely under spotless linen that accommodates an ornamentation of fine dining. A single, striking centrepiece towers over the dining table, winged by smaller flower vases its sides.

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Sophistication gathers at the table where gold rimmed platter, polished cutleries and little golden flames illuminate the table setting, conjuring a different kind of splendour from the roses in deep purple. DETAILS: Everyday Fluted Beaker & Hammered Carafe by Brandimarte from Vanilla Home

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SOFT SHINES Nothing should be too ostentatious and style should never be compromised. As your guests arrive to celebrate a union of two, it’s only appropriate that they be charmed as well, by dapper designs and beautiful stationery. Work within your theme to reveal a fitting look that blends perfectly with everything else that’s uniquely you. Remember, less is more. By using a single shade of colour, customisable place cards and menu cards in light bronze exudes quiet humility in elegant typography.

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WONDROUS EATS The perfect menu should deliver your guests from the now to where your theme wishes them to be. Continuing prime colours of purple and red is an immaculate buffet spread that offers a stunning visual treat to keep appetites happy.

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DETAILS (opposite): A refreshing soup, Chilled Beetroot and Strawberry Gazpacho served with a skewer of goose berry and raspberry excites the palate. (this page, left to right) Beetroot Carnaroli Risotto with Prawn and pastries of Lemon Custard Cream with Chocolate, Sugar Pastry Dough adorned with fresh berry.

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UNEARTH SECRETS A silver stance there, a golden glare here; romance arrives and fills the room. Classic details at every corner bring life to the theme and accentuate the glamour that sentimental hearts desire. Look around and you’ll always find something in the surroundings that share the same emblematic love as you. Such are the antique styled ceiling fan and trademark lamps with crystal ornaments unique to an era of poise. Bring out the best and indulge in the amorous theme with elements that play up the lushness of a vintage romance.

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE & FOOD Alkaff Mansion

STYLING & FLOWERS Fabulation

PHOTOGRAPHY Tinydot Photography

JEWELLERY Flower Diamond Boutique

PA P E R G O O D S & S TAT I O N E R Y Nineteen Design Studio

T I F FA N Y C H A I R S Wonderland For Detailed Planners


WHERE THE PINK AND CREAM COLOURED HUES OF VINTAGE ROMANCE CATCHES SIGHT OF LOVE’S SHY GLANCES

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Pick a rosy spot and celebrate joy with us! The smitten hues of subtle beauty invite you to play at this party, to dine and to be witness to a dream that’s really quite divine. Orchestrated to a theme of pink and cream coloured inspirations, vintage modernism takes the romantic out on a lunch date outdoors. The essence of vintage love is captured in the choice of crockery - elaborate tea cup sets, fair water goblets and rosy tableware. Romanticism is alive in the details of lace doilies, wistful confectionary and demure ribbons sashaying in the wind.

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Inspire your theme with harmonising colours and personalise it with trinkets that complete the look! DETAILS: Tea set from Takashimaya Departmental Store

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Blending in nicely with the theme of vintage modernism are candles that sit nicely in pink goblets - an alternative to common candle holders.

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BEAUTY SPEAKS Charming blooms rest quietly in soft blushes by fair candles and wine glasses to hold fragrant wine. What delight they’ll be as they chaperone enlivened hearts that go aflutter with resonant conversations and select dining! These petite centrepieces are excellent in avoiding clutter and over-embellishment at the table. Sitting in the eager tranquillity of coral flush, complicated flower vases are substituted with water glasses for that clean, crisp effect. This way, attention is paid to the fetching flowers and the contrast of its green is enhanced.

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CHARISMATIC DREAMS At the table, these secrets playfully reveal themselves to hopeful eyes. The intricate lace that entwines, delicious cookies, candy treats and sugar sticks with crystal-like impressions make for modest embellishments that supplement the theme with their winsome details. Bottles of coloured water are great ideas when you want to implement a colour blocking concept without having too bold a shade. With a dash of soft, crusty brown and distinct pink, experiment with the fluidity of colours in every shape and form and play with a variety of styles at your wedding party. DETAILS (from top left): Pink gummies and Arnott’s Raspberry Shortcake biscuits available at Cold Storage Supermarket. Sugar Stirrer by Candylicious

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DETAILS: Bride & Groom Chair’s signage by Nineteen Design Studio

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Cushions, ribbons and candle holders textures, twirls and twinkles set in the theme’s colours are brought into play at every chance. The pastel strips of the ribbon wall dance gently with the breeze, preceding a customisable monogrammed aisle runner flanked by pink sashes and petite candle light. The I DO board dabbed in light pink serves as a banner of love over the couple as they exchange vows in the air of romance.

DETAILS: Candle stands and flowers by The Ivory Loft. “I DO” signage and monogrammed aisle runner by Nineteen Design Studio. Assorted pink cushions by ExtraOrdinary Weddings

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“Yes, your wedding monogramme can be printed on the aisle. Just make sure no one steps on it before the bride!�

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COCKTAIL DRESSES by Love Potion enhance the theme with their clean silhouettes and vintage lace. Inspire your theme with harmonising colours and personalise it with trinkets that complete the look!


DETAILS: Strapless empire cut gown with 3 tiers of Spanish lace by Love, Yu

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE La Villa STYLING & FLOWERS The Ivory Loft PHOTOGRAPHY 9Frames Photography PA P E R G O O D S & S TAT I O N E R Y Paper Tiger Press SIGNAGE & AISLE RUNNER Nineteen Design Studio TEA CUPS Takashimaya Departmental Store PINK CUSHIONS ExtraOrdinary Weddings BRIDESMAID DRESSES Love Potion BRIDAL DRESS Love, Yu


WEDDING STATIONERY THAT INSPIRES THE CONTEMPORARY BRILLIANCE OF A TIME HONOURED BEAUTY FROM THE GORGEOUS WEDDING INVITE TO THE DELIGHTFUL P L A C E C A R D , E V E R Y E S S E N T I A L S TAT I O N E R Y I T E M I S A D O R N E D W I T H C R E AT I V E D E X T E R I T Y A N D S T U N N I N G W O R K M A N S H I P

STYLING THE IVORY LOFT PHOTOGRAPHY B R YA N , B R YA N J E A N P H O T O G R A P H Y


BE FETCHING Winsome and delicate, this letterpress wedding stationery suite is made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Its soft details are lovingly inscribed onto the stationery, inviting all to a pretty parade of love.

By Paper Tiger Press


PLEASANT PASTELS The gentle ways of this stationery suite whisper intimacy into hearts as it receives tender looks from all around. The hand written address and matte font colours play dress up as pink, grey and white polka dots complete the look.

By Paper Tiger Press


COME CELEBRATE Complement a warm welcome with bubbly colours that enliven spirits and spread the good cheer! A bright and cheerful colour theme accentuates the mood of the party even before it starts.

By Nineteen Design Studio


GENTLE BRONZE Subtle colours wear the crown while a single, bold colour supports them in high favour. Stationery choices may come in all shapes and sizes but a stunning focus in theme and colour maintains its overall beauty.

By Nineteen Design Studio


GIFTS AND MUSINGS Be captivated by a complete wedding stationery suite created with golden borders, brown craft paper and a die-cut folder among other creative whimsicalities sealed with wax. Charm is revealed in its quaint RSVP card with customisable details like a printed return address on each endearing envelope.

By Paper Tiger Press


BALI HIGH Perfect for a glamorous wedding that is bursting with intriguing details for the guests to explore and discover. Every piece is a keepsake for beautiful memories of happiness in years to come.

By Nineteen Design Studio


EXPERT ADVICE

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Can’t tell a place card from an escort card? Fret not - here’s a handy guide to help you decode 20 stationery jargons and understand exactly what constitutes a wedding invitation suite. While only the most formal weddings require a complete invitation suite, it’s always helpful to explore all your options before deciding which of these you’ll need. If in doubt, go with an invitation, reception and response card. This classic combination checks all the invitation etiquette boxes and won’t cost a fortune to print or send.

Emily Loke is the founder of Paper Tiger Press, Singapore's first letterpress studio, and specialises in elegant designs for luxurious wedding invitations. Emily loves weddings because they are the one occasion where reality takes a backseat to HappilyEver-Afters.

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EMILY’S TAKE ON ... INVITATION: This is the first impression your wedding gets to make on a guest, so use it to set the tone for your event through design and print elements, colours and wording options. RECEPTION CARD: Traditionally it was only the ceremony everyone was invited to, so this was used to invite close friends and family to the reception afterwards. These days, it’s usually the reverse with most couples opting for a Ceremony card instead. RESPONSE CARD: Along with spaces for guests’ names, head count and meal preference, a modern bride might include an email address and a phone number here to facilitate RSVPs. DIRECTIONS CARD OR MAP: Even with GPS on every smart phone, directions can sometimes be necessary for venues that are off the beaten path. TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS CARD: If you’re having a destination wedding or inviting overseas guests, travel tips like the destination airport code and local weather information can be extremely helpful. As for hotels, most will give you good group rates if you call in advance. Be sure to list a few options to cover a variety of travel budgets. FESTIVITIES CARD: Having more events than just the ceremony and reception? Instead of sending out multiple invitations, use this one card to keep your guests posted on the time, venue and dress codes for all your wedding-related celebrations. WITHIN-THE-RIBBON CARD: Think of this as a VIP card that’s sent to guests whom you want front and centre at the ceremony. Recipients show them to the ushers, who direct them to their front-row seats (which are usually cordoned off with a ribbon, hence the name). AT-HOME CARD: For couples that don’t already live together, this card is traditionally used inform guests of your post-honeymoon mailing address. WEDDING WEBSITE CARD: Wedding websites are best used to convey information that doesn’t have a place in your main suite, like registry details or a no-kids policy. Maintain the tone of your suite with a formal printed directive to the site. OUTER ENVELOPE: Make sure your invitation suite fits comfortably in here by allowing at least a 1cm difference between your invite and envelope dimensions. Keep in mind that a fuller suite will require an even wider buffer. INNER ENVELOPE: Also known as a response envelope. Attaching the correct postage and emblazoning your address on these will make replying easier on guests. ENVELOPE LINING: Pasted in by hand, envelope lining is a fantastic way to accessorise your invitation suite through solid, textured and patterned papers. ENCLOSURE: Here it’s a folder with ribbon holders for the inserts, but an invitation enclosure is anything that keeps all your cards together in a neat package. Be it a laser-cut sleeve or a custom silk box, the options are endless.

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CLOSURE: This is what holds your enclosure shut. We’ve used a silk ribbon here, but you could also use paper belly band, a seal, or a monogrammed sticker to do the job. PROGRAMME: An especially helpful guide for guests during religious ceremonies, programmes can also be used to honour the bridal party, explain cultural wedding traditions or serve as a reference guide to the day’s readings and music choices. ESCORT CARDS: Also known as table cards, escort cards tell each guest which table they are seated at. They can be handed out at registration or worked into a display where welcome cocktails are served. PLACE CARDS: These are placed at each setting to designate each guest’s seat at a table. The proper format is to alternate between ladies and gentlemen, and to split up partners to ensure conversational flow. MENU: If you’ve put a lot of effort into crafting a special wedding meal, individual menus allow guests to truly appreciate what they’re tasting - particularly if you plan to have wine pairings throughout. FAVOUR TAGS: Usually, these bear little more than the couple’s names (or monogramme), wedding date and a generic line of thanks, but couples with small wedding parties might choose to personalise each one. THANK YOU CARDS: Sadly, too many couples skip this step. Thank you cards should be handwritten, tailored to thank each guest for their attendance and/or gift, and signed by both the bride and groom. If you have a photo of the guest at your wedding, enclosing it with your thank you card is always a nice touch.

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I N T H E C O M PA N Y O F

Photograph h WITH KELVIN LIM PHOTOGRAPHY, THERE’S MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE AS ADINE SPENDS A DAY AT HIS STUDIO TO DISCOVER HIS WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINT. Walking into the home of an artist takes your breath away. Photographer Kelvin Lim, greets me with a warm smile as I enter and meet with an air nostalgia that fills his home; a taste of old world charm quenched in new world expressions. It’s a home fused with beauty made possible with an artist's keen eye. His artistic style fills the room, blending enigmatic surrealism with a dash of romanticism as beautiful photography lines the white walls.

“The works that I’m inspired by have one thing in common: they don't belong to what is widely known as "Contemporary Art". I think 'classic' sounds best.” He indulges himself in his form of work and brings across his own unique ideas onto canvas. “I prefer to put myself into my art, instead of attempting to create a message. I simply want to express things which I find moving or beautiful.” Kelvin offers you his eyes, he can change the way you see things.

Kelvin Lim Photography is famed for their excellent wedding photography, made possible with Kelvin’s complementary and skilful knowledge of oil painting. His artistry in mixed media techniques is expressive in his sophisticated portfolio of nude photography which he paints over selectively to reveal a depth of softness. Together with partner Elaine, Kelvin embraces a world of creativity that’s indispensable to his work as a photographer, painter and artist.

HIS CURIOUS CREATIVITY

Kelvin is inspired by the French Impressionism and studies the works of many artists, and each of them moves me in different ways. His collection of books is filled with art from orient to western impressionists.

Photography alone could not fully express his imagination. So Kelvin painted on them. The experience was overwhelming as he could express anything, and beyond.

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Anything that triggers an emotional response, in particular, profound feelings of love, sadness, and solitude gets him going. With people, Kelvin is especially moved by the sensuality of women, and is forever intrigued by human expressions, body language, and the physical and emotional attraction between the opposite sexes. Kelvin is also deeply in love with nature, in particular, the forest.


The only things that got in the way were the technical problems (becoming technically proficient with the mediums), and patience (it's not easy switching between the immediacy of digital work and the much slower pace of working with traditional media). Kelvin enjoys the technique of oil on photographs the most, though he had experimented with charcoal, ink, acrylics, and oil on photographic prints, as well as "digital painting". “The clients who choose my oil on photography want something special and unique,” Kelvin explains. “So we’d choose a photograph that encapsulates what they want to say about themselves - and what I feel is special and beautiful about them.” HIS FAVOURITE STYLE Kelvin enjoys something warm, subtle, and emotive.His favourite photographs of people, including brides and grooms, are soft, dreamy, and have the feeling of appreciating the person from a distance.

This photograph of Sophia expresses my appreciation for the modern oriental woman - beautiful, sensual, and dignified. Created in 2009.

He believes that memorable wedding photographs convey how people feel about each other. “It's something you'll cherish when you look back at your wedding after many years. It's therefore very important for me, as a photographer, to create a totally relaxed, enjoyable environment where couples can express themselves naturally,” he adds. “We may forget the details but we always remember the mood and feeling. This is what creates memories, and stories to tell the grandkids!” “Follow your heart,” is what Kelvin would say to any aspiring photographer who would need advice. “Make art not to entertain and amuse a paying public, but to express what you're truly in love with.” There, the master has said it.

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I poured my feelings into this photograph. I’m lucky to witness something so beautiful, pure and mysterious beyond words. Created in 2010.

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ESSENTIAL GUIDES

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Perspective

WE THIN K WE K NOW, BUT WE’V E GO T NO I DE A. ANT O I NE GI R AUD S HAR E S T H E HO N EST MALE P E RSPECT IV E ON WE DDI NGS . A wedding is a contradiction: you want it to be amazing and unforgettable and yet, you don't want to blow your life’s savings on it. That’s the first dilemma - your bride wants it dazzling and romantic. Everything should be perfect! At this point in time, you’ll probably hear this phrase from her more often than ever, “But darling, it’s a once–in-a-lifetime event.” This sentence alone justifies all extravagances to come. You’ll realise that she has a point - would the wedding be grand enough without her insistence? Reason fairly with her and negotiate until you both reach an agreement that satisfies both parties. M A N A G E E X P E C TAT I O N S Set paths straight in the beginning by being absolutely clear about each other’s expectations. The first step is to define a budget and stick to it. Don’t micro-manage. In other words, don’t pick on the nitty- gritty. Let your bride decide on how and where she’ll use the portion of the funds on, as long as it’s within the agreed budget. This will allow the wedding preparation to start on a healthy basis. Brides these days are able and willing to contribute financially to the wedding. Many girls would readily chip in to achieve that little extra bit that could change everything. Don’t hesitate to discuss it with her and don’t let the stress accumulate to a boiling point. Think of it this way: when it’s their money, they’ll tend to understand your point of view a better, if you get my drift. G E T I N V O LV E D One other important thing which she’ll really appreciate is that you get involved in the wedding preparations. She has a lot of fun during this time and will love for you to share these moments with her. While the next few tasks may appear boring, it’s really not that bad. Be sure to spend time with her when picking venues, photography, photography spots, flowers, a wedding theme and invitation cards designs among many other aspects. Whatever you do, she’ll certainly tell you that your effort’s not enough. But in her heart, she really appreciates your time a lot, and more so in the years to come. Getting married is a genuine commitment so take it as such from the very beginning. SUIT UP Besides your suit, tie and a matching boutonnière, you usually don’t need anything else. Make sure that you always get something nice for yourself. She’ll appreciate it when you pay attention to details. If you’ve never worn cuff links before, then it’s probably a good time to try. After all, you can never be overdressed on your wedding day. D - D AY Don’t sweat the small stuff and have fun! Go ahead, be merry, and enjoy the moment. Don’t be shy to play silly games too. You’ll treasure the memories all the more. There are and will always be things that don’t go according to plan but when you do encounter such situations, take it easy and relax; don’t let petty problems spoil the day. A word of caution though - regardless of how long you’ve been with her before, you’ll be expected to perform that night, so pay close attention to how much you drink.

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SHOWCASES

Splendor A wedding experience at Raffles Hotel has always been about prestige, exclusivity, impeccable service and most of all perfection. Fittingly named “Raffles Romance – Timeless Charm with a New Attitude”, the wedding fair held in March 2012 unveiled an elegance unlike any other with whimsical wedding concepts for that perfect celebration. We were surrounded by elaborate floral ensembles of old world roses, elegant peonies and graceful lilies as we explored the wedding spaces. A surreal theme of romantic reds, gorgeous gold and plush purples by Heaven’s Gift lit up the room and created a stunning setting to the day’s programmes.

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SHOWCASES

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RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA WEDDINGS AIMS TO WOW WITH AN EXCITING MYRIAD OF WEDDING STYLES, ACCOMMODATIONS, VENUES AND ACCESSORIES AT ITS INAUGURAL WEDDING SHOWCASE AT THE EQUARIUS HOTEL. They’ve got the works. Be awed by a solemnisation set against a waterfront vista. Stay trigger happy at a pre-wedding photo-shoot with evergreen movie icons. Raise your glasses with a rocking pool party with friends and family. Revel in a romantic getaway at a beach villa complete with a spa experience. It’s true, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has just made saying ‘I do’ that much more special. You will be spoilt for choice with RWS‘ selection of 40 amazing wedding spaces and they top it off with a personalised wedding concierge attending to your wedding needs every step of the way. At RWS, there’s nothing they can’t do.

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Surviving

ESSENTIAL GUIDES

A BRIDAL SHOW

Bridal shows are overwhelming only if you visit them unprepared. Well, fret not because we’ve got 20 tips to see you through these events! The excitement that comes with wedding planning is invigorating! Ideas fly and you might feel a little overwhelmed but thank goodness for bridal shows. Bridal shows (also popularly known as Wedding Fairs, Exhibitions, Showcases or Workshops) are held regularly throughout the year. Every show is different; some try to sell, some want to give you an experience. To know what you’re getting into, checking out the programme line-up will be your best bet. Some bridal shows channel inspiration as they showcase ideas and trends for your wedding decor and stationery amidst esteemed works of wedding photographers and videographers. Food tasting sessions are also provided to fulfil your cake and catering solutions. However, surviving a bridal show can be a tad overwhelming or confusing, and attending one feeling swamped can even lead to making mistakes that can be difficult to undo, especially if you haven’t figured out your wedding plans yet. So avoid being the haphazard soon-to-benewlyweds by using our 20 tips and you’ll be in good hands!

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1. Always Register First. Once you’ve done that, you’re officially eligible to enter the show. This gets you into the list of guests who’ll receive exclusive door gifts, offers and discounts from participating vendors after the show. 2. Have An Open Mind. Take in everything with a pinch of salt. At this point, you may or may not know exactly the kind wedding services you actually need. However, don’t limit yourself to what you think you may need. Look around more and you might be inspired! 3. Do A Walkthrough. Visit as many booths as you can. Spend the time to do a complete walkthrough of all the vendors. You’ll never know which services might surprise you and end up on your personal list of potential vendors. 4. Mark It Down. Remember what they say about always having a notebook with you when inspiration strikes? The same goes for bridal shows - always bring a appointment book or have your smart phones ready to assist you. You’ll be able to talk to preferred vendors and set appointment dates easily. 5. Watch And Learn. Walk into bridal shows and learn as much as possible. Take it as an inspirational experience and digest whatever you can, as well as you can. 6. Dress Appropriately. First impression counts! Arriving in branded apparel from head to toe will only make you a target for sales. Dress to the occasion but try not to be over the top. 7. Be Comfortable. One bridal show will keep you occupied from 30 minutes to 3 hours. So keep those 4½ inch heels at home. A comfortable pair of ballerinas will be your best friend. Guys, grab a pair of leather shoes or loafers. Leave the slippers at home! 8. Get The Groom Involved. Yes, he is important! You'll probably want his ideas, comments and maybe credit card too before confirming any vendors.

9. Get Family And Friends Involved. Have the trusted few with you. These few are also known to be ruthless in talking you out of an impulse purchase. 10. Ask Questions. The purpose of a bridal show is for vendors to provide a personal and casual setting for you to ask about their products and services. The more you discuss with a vendor, the more you’re able to understand what they can and can’t do for you. To make the best out of the shows, these are the things you need to do: • Check if the vendors are available on your wedding date. Otherwise, you can skip to the next booth • Pick up their brochures • Keep a mental note of the vendor • Take time to chat with the vendor • Bounce ideas with them 11. Be Organised. Your wedding planning notebook should be attached to you at all times. Add comments and remarks about your experience with vendors and take note about what you liked about them. Collate their business cards and brochures right away and you’ll have less of a problem when you’re trying to sort them out at home. This allows you to quickly sort through vendors that you feel are a good fit. Being organised provides you focus as you narrow the vendors down to your final choice. 12. Create Your Name Card. It’s likely that every vendor you meet will be asking for your contact information. To minimise this repetition and to save yourself time, distribute cards printed your contact information: • • • •

Name Contact number Email address Wedding date

It’s also important that you never disclose your contact number unless you really want to be contacted by the vendor. Emails will give you a little more space and time to consider your replies.

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13. A Wedding Email Account. Create an email account especially for your wedding needs, one that both of you can access it easily. You’ll be amazed at how this simple step can help you weed out spam effectively. 14. Bring Your Research. It’s not uncommon to have with you colour swatches, magazine tear outs or any other inspiration that reflects your wedding theme. This makes it easy for you to ask about ideas and suggestions like wedding flowers, attire and even the cake to match your wedding. 15. Bring Your Camera. If photography is allowed, it’d be helpful to take some pictures that inspire your theme. These pictures not only serve as reminders of the vendors’ products and styles, they can also be used to create your mood boards. 16. Be Firm. Don’t be tempted by the promotions unless you’re absolutely sure that the products and services are really what you need. Confidence can always be built as you learn to use the following sentences: • I need some time to think about it. • I’d like to discuss with my family / wedding planner before making a decision. • No, thank you. I don’t want to sign up for a package now. Its okay with me if I don’t enjoy today’s promotion. I’ll look forward to the next one. • I’m just starting to plan the wedding, so I’d prefer to look around first. 17. Be Eco-Chic. Many vendors provide freebies like product samples and merchandise like pens, magnets and calendars. Only take the items when you are interested in the vendor. Unless if you really think it’s a cool freebie, then there’s no reason to clutter your home with odds and ends that you don’t need.

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18. Know Your Dress. Never sign up with a bridal boutique when you’ve neither seen their workmanship nor tried on their gowns. 19. Stay Till The End. Lucky draws and fashion shows are common highlights of any bridal show. The catch is that they’re usually the last items on the programme list. 20. You’re Overseas? Send Help. If you’re planning from out of town, send your trusted bridesmaids or parents to check out the event for you. They can collect vital wedding information just by using all of our tips (Okay, they probably can’t bring the groom but that’s it!) and report their findings. Above all, you’ve got to be bold, be firm and don’t forget to be nice. Take time to taste the cake; be sure to smell the flowers. Now, are you ready to have fun at your next bridal show?


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Love, It Romances K E L LY & L A W R E N C E | 2 8 . 0 7 . 2 0 1 2 Bali Indonesia

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Absolute love is a mix of companionship and intimacy; a lethal concoction that refreshes the utter devotion that lovers share. Lawrence couldn’t let this gift slip by and proposed with white roses and a diamond ring over a cozy, romantic dinner at home. Being in love was the most natural thing for Kelly and Lawrence as they sought an innate connection in each other. With a shared interest in traveling and dining, both endeavoured cultural splendour and painted their romance against the quiet of Bali’s riches.

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Everything is worth the trouble when you see the the stunning photographs. The journey is tiring but it’s definitely an unforgettable experience that you will remember always.


The journey they’ve paved and the dreams they’v so naturally i


ve had together. Everything seemed to fall into place in their lives. So love first, and live incidentally.


Evermore Choose joy everyday Chance upon dreams at every opportunity Chase love till no end

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Seoul In Love ANGELINE & JERI | 09.06.2012 Seoul Korea

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The stars are known to bring love together and so they’ve led Angeline and Jeri to Seoul where they were embraced in enchanting softness and the beloved sentiments of irresistible urbanity. Jeri had planned the proposal in Thailand and the simple moment was swathed in sweet honesty. A mandarin love song played on as he got down on one knee and proposed to a very surprised Angeline. Urged to release her too eager grip on his hands, she let go to receive the promise ring, and the hope of even greater things to come.

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Angeline’s off-white mandarin collar dress is adorned with a semi-sheer fabric around the neckline.


Tenderness and a veiled beauty; two of love’s many extraordinary rewards.

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Paris Perfect JOANNE & KENNETH | 13.01.2012 Paris France

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Who would have thought that a surprise birthday party for Kenneth could end in a surprise proposal for Joanne? Urged to open a present which was “meant” for him, Joanne was astonished to see a stunning ring staring back at her. So on bended knees he went and her heart became his prize. Their common pursuits of wellness retreats and yoga sessions were a hint of indulgence; and that same indulgence saw this couple through in Paris. The captivating beauty of Paris’ historical romance surpassed the thousand words that pictures paint and instead, endowed this remarkable love with an admired joie de vivre.

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Fortune favours the pair as Paris’ evasive bl Could they have packed S


lur skies appear for Joanne and Kenneth. Singapore’s sunshine for the journey too?


Behind the glamour and beauty of each picture lies a ton of effort in striking a pose. ~ Joanne Lee

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From the Orient MELISSA & JAMES | 18.06.2011 Shangri-la Hotel Singapore

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The stage is set, the lights are dimmed and beauty erupts as the world sees a classic palette of luxe and grace. Melissa and James voyage into the orient and adorns it with romance and the quintessential lovers’ dream. The day carried on in exquisite style, revealing plush personalities and a multitude of lavish colours. The night came alive with fun, humour and live music that defined cultures from East to West as they commemorated the memories shared journeying the world as a couple. Be inspired by the poignant details that fetch a glamorous touch of allure to this old-world Shanghai ambience.

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QUAINT AND QUIET Looking back over a lifetime, you see love was the answer to everything. - Ray Bradbury


DELIGHTING I N T H E D E TA I L S By tender candlelight and its rustic warmth, romance blooms for all to see.


AUTUMN SHADES Warmth cloaks the cocktail reception with a magical touch from the Orient and flowers lovingly arranged by the bride’s mother.


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Utterly & Completely F I O N A & A L I S TA I R | 0 9 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 1 Shanti Villa Phuket

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They travelled the world and from all the wonders they’ve gathered, Fiona and Alistair created an explosive celebration of love in Phuket by the ocean’s serene blues and nature’s garden greens. Their wedding revels in Thailand’s grace and their spirited personalities are reflected in a gorgeous tailor made wedding (right down from floral choices to stationery) that seamlessly fuses the elements of East meet West.

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THE PROPOSAL - Alistair cleverly planned the proposal to be as forgettable as romantic skylines. His wishes were granted when Fiona said yes on a private yacht travelling along the Hudson River in New York.


THE GRAND MIX - the outdoor beckons and adventure is no stranger to this pair of love birds. Out on the beach, every smile was a chummy greeting and the laughter a familiar camaraderie. Their wedding was draped in gladness and grandeur; nothing less than spectacular.


The colours create a gorgeous memory of matching paper umbrellas, bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen’s ties and pure joy.


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As a coveted Thai wedding tradition, good fortune is sought as the newlyweds released red sky lanterns of amber brillance.


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Lovers’ Gold SHIN HUI & ALLEN | 28.11.2010 Shangri-la Hotel Singapore

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The moments were unforgettable as Shin Hui and Allen celebrated their bliss in dazzling brilliance. Surrounded by beauty’s countenance and the presence of loved ones, their night was symbolical, elegant and close to the heart. The soft glow of candles lit the room and beautiful flowers took their place among chandeliers that glistened with the night’s festivities. We loved how the enchantment of this elaborate romance has captured wondrous emotions, unveiled in the thrilled expressions of those in attendance. A new beginning for Shin Hui and Allen enfolds from here on; the story of an everlasting love that has been etched into the lives of this moonstruck couple.

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Sweet blessings to begin an everlasting romance.


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Nothing else really matters when celebration, laughter and happiness are all that embraces a wedding.


A RADIANT SMILE. A WEDDING TO REMEMBER .


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Love & Blithe YU SI & KEN | 12.01.2012 Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa

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Singapore’s where they grew up in. Shanghai was where they first met. Amsterdam was where she was when he had decided to visit with a Tiffany ring in his pocket to propose. Yu Si and Ken travelled the distance for love and returned home for a wedding celebration filled with joy and an oriental goodness that signifies the dawn of their romance. Their days are made complete in each other’s company as they hold flea markets together, enjoy weekend brunches and favour diving as some of the many fascinations that they share. Indeed, the love story of these creative souls isn’t short of sweet surprises and whimsical wonders.

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Don’t let the glitz of a wedding celebration overwhelm your feelings for each other. - Yu Si


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Oh, The Wonders HSUEH WEI & HSE MINH | 01.10.2011 Botanic Gardens Chijmes Hall

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Beauty’s tenderness silently weaves itself into this fabulous celebration of romance. The busy schedules of the corporate world couldn't stop Hse Minh from honouring Hsueh Wei with an invitation to a memorable dinner date one weekend evening. The rest, as they say, is history. After a month of careful planning, dinner with friends and a thoughtful proposal later in Hong Kong, the doting twosome became even more inseparable. Their night’s imminent revelry was complemented with a pristine display of contemporary significance falling into the embrace of timeless traditions.

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Let’s Be Merry PAT R I C I A & S T E FA N | 0 1 . 1 1 . 2 0 1 0 The Toucan Irish Pub

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Patricia and Stefan hosted an outdoor party that indulged in a romance that’s forever theirs. Proposing at a simple Starbucks cafe in Tokyo definitely had its quirks, and it has inspired a unique wedding party playing in the same key of cosy music, drinks and nibbles! A live band here and a beer barrel there, there’s no detail too insignificant to be captured as they searched for style in creative ways. Their song - The Carpenters’ We’ve Only Just Begun, and other little chic surprises point this fervent celebration in the direction of stardust reverie!

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PASTEL WISHES - Patricia and Stefan search for style in stunning ways. Little chic surprises all around points this fervent celebration in the direction of stardust reverie.


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Every location has its quirks and charms. As impossible as some may seem, Nick Oxborrow believes that with the right mind set and expertise, every venue has the potential to be beautiful. Creating a space for a wedding is making a setting that is personal for your special occasion. My mantra is that no space is ugly; with the right touches a space can become beautiful. Some locations will need more work than others, but the potential will always be there. The single most important aspect of styling a wedding is to achieve results that are over the expectation of the couple. The host and the guests should simply have a great time. In order to achieve that, I have to identify what a couple wants and work the ideas into the available space. It’s not always possible to create a wedding concept and make it fit the space; most often the wedding concept needs to be adjusted to fit the space. THE RIGHT FIT The most important decision a couple make when thinking about the style of their wedding is to make a concept fit a space. One should not ignore the obvious nature of the space. For example, a space with heavy gold carpet and deep wood interior is not an ideal space for electric pink. COMPLEMENT COLOURS Work with your space, not against it. The use of colour is a fine art between fashion and personal taste. Some people believe that black and blue clash; Giorgio Armani once mentioned that “when chosen correctly, it can match”. This is also my approach. Some classic rules:

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Opposites attract. Look at a colour wheel and all the colours that are opposite to each other match perfectly.

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Colours that are next to each other on the wheel match.

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Colours of the same hue and vibrancy match. For instance, mixing electric and pastel colours usually won’t work!

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Nick Oxborrow is the founder of Fabulation. With 18 years of events experiences, he currently specialises in styling spaces for wedding events. Nick is in wedding because he loves all things beautiful.


PLAY WITH SPACE Use your space. Whatever you believe, be it Feng Shui, Zen or Roman symmetry - it's all about balance; so work with the nature of the room. If there are large pillars, don’t ignore them. I was once asked what I could do about two pillars that were blocking the stage. The fact is, if a table is sitting behind a pillar, the table won’t see the stage; there is nothing I can do about that. What can be done is either not lay the tables out in a way that blocks the stage or give the affected table projector screens or live video broadcast to view the activities on the stage (do note that these can help but are costly and can be a little impersonal).

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BUDGET WISELY When it comes to weddings, the sky’s the limit. The sooner you have a clear budget in mind to make your space magical; the faster the stylist can tell you what is achievable. There are always solutions to budget versus style, the key is to work with the right people to make the best decision for the money you have. WORK CREATIVELY Find yourself with a less than perfect venue to have the wedding of your dreams? Remember that style itself is free; it is what you need to make the style that is the costly bit. A wedding which I had planned recently was to take place in a large open space, enclosed by a fairly large plain wall. As the solemnisation was not going to fill the space entirely, we were going to have large areas that were going to need some work. The initial idea was to board up the space entirely but it is not cost effective and the large blank wall would still be seen looming in the background. I used a few stunning trees to fill the space and accent it, instead of blocking it away. Guests sat under the trees as if they were in a forest whilst the bride walked down an aisle that was created by the branches of the trees we placed. The dynamics of distance is a luxury and the space felt grander and the cost much less exorbitant. BE BOLD The venue is one of the main decisions about physicality which you have to make regarding a wedding. The location, the logistics and the size all relate to the type of occasion that you will have. No matter what space you have, it can be made stunning if you can think outside the box. Stylists love challenges and taking an uninteresting space and turning it into something fabulous is great fun. Happy venue hunting.

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Melissa in LONDON MELISSA TRAVELS THROUGH LONDON AND FINDS A BOUQUET OF FLORISTRY TALENTS.

March was an exciting month for Wonderland for Detailed Planners. Flowers are our new foray in the business and it was vital that I gain greater insight and experience working and learning from florists who were ahead of trends and tastes. So I did my research and wrote in to Jamie Aston, the esteemed floral designer based in London who is lauded as one of the city’s leading florist, and who himself has gained quite a large following in Korea and Japan. I took a week out and spent it learning, practising and visiting other pretty amazing florists in London as well. It was definitely an inspiring week.

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During one of the days spent with Jamie’s team, one of his staffed members, Katie who has studied floristry, took me to the London wholesale floral market at the New Covent Garden. The array of floral variety, bloom sizes, colours and freshness was just beyond belief! I had never seen anything like that in Singapore. From huge vintage-coloured roses to the fresh anemones available in such great abundance in the market made me extremely envious of the florists there.

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Back in the shop, we worked on numerous arrangements, using flowers that would otherwise be such treasured varieties in Singapore. We created vintage-coloured bouquets, centrepieces with tons of gorgeous ranunculus and even worked with fruits in hatbox arrangements which made for such perfect gifts. The experience and time spent with Jamie and his team was priceless, and now it is for me to work hard towards being able to send my team for the very exposure and training I undertook.

On the days when I didn’t have classes with Jamie, I scoured the London floral scene. I made a trip to Scarlet and Violet, to meet Vic Brotherson, and to visit the gorgeous shops owned by florist Nicky Tibbles of Wild at Heart. Vic of Scarlet and Violet was behind the flowers for Kate Moss wedding. I had the rare opportunity to meet and speak with Vic – and was star struck! For me, her style is the way forward for floral. It is less about deliberately arranged flowers but more about being natural and letting the beauty of flowers speak for themselves. Her gift for understanding texture, balance and being able to put flowers together has gained her great recognition in London.

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This was my first time seeing London with an objective and appreciating the floristry talent, and not as a student residing in the city or as a tourist. I look forward to greater exposure and hopefully bringing it back and sharing it with my team the best I can.

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The Vendors Guide d

9FRAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

A C I N E M AT I C S T O R Y

9frames.com +65 9819 8684 info@gilbertchua.com

acinematicstory.com +65 8282 5500 contact@acinematicstory.com

photography

videography

ACADEM Y VID EO PRODUCTION S academyvideo.com.sg +65 6535 9664 han@academyvideo.com.sg photography

ALDO SINGAPORE

AV E N U E 8

BRYAN JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY

aldoshoes.com check website for store locations

avenue8.com.sg +65 6363 0088 sales@avenue8.com.sg

bryanjeanphotography.com +65 9636 1050 info@bryanjeanphotography.com

shoes & accessories

photography & cinematography

photography

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CAKE OVER HEELS

C HĂˆ R E: WEDDINGS & PART IES

COM PASS ENTERTA I NM ENT

cakeoverheels.com +65 6659 2848 info@cakeoverheels.com

chere.com.sg +65 9784 9677 enquiry@chere.com.sg

compass.sg +65 6451 5910 sales@compass.sg

cakes

planning & styling

live music

D' Z I G N F O R YO U dzignforyou.com +65 9139 4847 mail@dzignforyou.com photography & videography

EDMUND LEONG edmundleong.com +65 6618 0350 enquiries@edmundleong.com photography instant photography & videography

ET ARTISAN SWEETS etasweets.com +65 6468 6700 orders@etasweets.com cake & dessert tables

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FA B U L AT I O N

FELDBERYL IMAGES

F I O R E D O R AT O

fabulation.com.sg +65 6225 9212 nick@fabulation.com.sg

feldberyl.com +65 9671 5337 wansheng@feldberyl.com

fioredorato.com.sg +65 6538 7227 info@fioredorato.com

styling &floral

photography

floral

FLOWER DIAMOND BOUTIQUE

IDOWEDDING

K E LV I N L I M

flowerdiamond.com +65 6734 1221 Ngee Ann City, #03-02

ido-wedding.com +65 6452 0028 askus@ido-wedding.comÂ

kelvinlim.com.sg +65 6354 4323 kelvin@kelvinlim.com.sg

jewellery

photography in korea

bridal & pre-wedding photography

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LET THERE BE LIGHT letherebelight.asia +65 6348 3456 enquiry@lettherebelight.asia

LIVE ST UDIOS INTERACTIVE livestudios.com +65 6250 0791 lorraine@livestudios.sg

photography

instant photography & live projection

LOVE P OTION lovepotion.com.sg +65 9423 6696 info@lovepotion.com.sg bridal attire

LOVE, YU

N IN ETEEN DESIGN STUDIO

PA P E R T I G E R P R E S S

weloveyu.com +65 6235 7781 yu@weloveyu.com

nineteendesign.com +65 9845 1600 info@nineteendesign.com

papertigerpress.com +65 9643 7379 emily@papertigerpress.com

bridal attire

stationery

stationery

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PLUSH PHOTOGRAPHY

POPPY FLORAL STUDIO

SILHOUETTE

plushphotography.com.sg +65 9787 6102 info@plushphotography.com.sg

poppy.com.sg +65 6225 8496 poppy@poppy.com.sg

silhouette.com.sg +65 6733 7197 info@silhouette.com.sg

photography

styling & floral

bridal attire

T A K A S H I M AYA

THE IVORY LOFT

TINYDOT PHOTOGRAPHY

takashimaya-sin.com +65 6738 1111 391 Orchard Road

theivoryloft.com +65 9450 0928 tea@theivoryloft.com

tinydotphotography.com +65 6774 7367 info@tinydotphotography.com

lifestyle store

styling & floral

photography

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VA N I L L A H O M E vanilla-home.com +65 6838 0230 Palais Renaissance #01-07 wedding registry & accessories

WEDDING ACTS weddingacts.com +65 6273 1139 enquiry@weddingacts.com destination & local wedding planning

W E D D I N G M AT T E R S weddingmatters.com.sg +65 6409 0376 enquiries@weddingmatters.com.sg wedding planning

WO N D E RL AN D FOR D E TAI L E D PLA N N ER S wonderland.com.sg +65 6299 5848 enquiry@wonderland.com.sg

styling & floral tiffany chair & table rental

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U S I N G

T H E

W E D D I N G

V E N U E

G U I D E

Fresh beginnings mark the start of joy and eagerness and what other way to celebrate that to share our favourite wedding venues! Our listing of renowned hotels, wine and dine selections, parks and museums will help you discover your preferred location to host that perfect celebration. Please read these notes BEFORE using The Wedding Venue Guide. C A P A C I T Y

- is based on the number of guests and seated arrangement, unless otherwise stated P A C K A G E S

- for all venues are different - parks and museums generally only provide the space for rental; means you may have to source for all other logistics and F&B service providers R A T E S

- are based on table of 10 guests - all prices are in Singapore Dollar - are subjected to service charge and government taxes - can be different on auspicious dates, Eve of Public Holiday and Public Holiday - may change without prior notice L E G E N D

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Min. = Max. = /pax = PH =

Minimum Maximum Per Person Public Holiday

I M P O R T A N T

Unless otherwise stated, all of the above notes apply for the entire Wedding Venue Guide. Please contact the respective venue personnel to get the exact details to make an informed choice.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided in The Wedding Venue Guide in Celebrate, no responsibility can be accepted by the publisher for inaccuracy or for submissions by organisations or individuals and/or printers’ errors. Copyright is reserved, which means you cannot make a print or digital copy of any part and put it in your website or anywhere else without approval from the publisher. Reproduction in part or whole without permission is strictly prohibited.


Hotels

WEDDING LIST

The Venue Guide d FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SINGAP ORE www.fourseasons.com/singapore +65 6831 7112 | sharon.lum@fourseasons.com 190 Orchard Boulevard Singapore 248646 Your wedding is a reflection of your personalities and your life together: romantic, fun, stylish, elegant, welcoming, and witty. No matter if you’re travelling across town or around the world, Four Seasons has all the elements - dream location, incredible cuisine, inspiring décor, impeccably trained staff - to make your wedding a personalised, special celebration for you and the ones you love.

Capacity Solemnisation: Min 30 | Max 80 Ballrooms: From 60 - 300

Rates Solemnisation: From $85 - $100 Mon - Sun (Lunch): From $968 Weekday (Dinner): From $1068 - $1528 Weekend (Dinner) From $1268 - $1688

GRAND PARK CITY HALL www.parkhotelgroup.com/cityhall/ +65 6432 5518 | bqt.gpch@parkhotelgroup.com 10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809 Be it a grand celebration, an idyllic solemnisation or intimate affair, Grand Park City Hall offers ambiences of classic elegance, luxurious outdoors and oriental charm served along side superb Cantonese cuisine. With superior service delivered by professional and caring specialists, the hotel attends to every detail from planning to post-event follow-up while you relish in the day’s celebrations.

Capacity Mon - Thurs: Min 250 | Max 320 Fri: Min 220 | Max 320 Sat & Sun: Min 250 | Max 320

Rates Mon - Thurs: From $858 Fri: From $968 Sat & Sun: From $738 - $1028

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HOTEL RE! @ PEARL’S HILL www.hotelre.com.sg +65 6827 8282 | events@hotelre.com.sg 175A Chin Swee Road Singapore 169879 Your wedding is charmed in a serene and scenic environment as your vows are sealed amidst lush greenery. Embark on a love’s journey with Hotel Re! in their pillar-less ballroom accompanied with luxurious surroundings. From cosy gatherings to grand affairs, the dedicated events team works to ensure that your wedding will be of timeless elegance and modern grandeur.

Capacity Grand Ballroom: Min 280 | Max 400 Spaces for Min 50 - 270 guests available

Rates Mon - Thurs: From $788 Fri - Sun: From $838

NOVOTEL CLARKE QUAY www.dreamweddingsatnovotel.com/ +65 6433 8637 | H5993-SM5@accor.com 177A River Valley Road Singapore 179031 Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is set to impress with immaculate service, beautiful accommodation and a sumptuous oriental feast. A diversity of wedding dreams come alive as couples choose from an array of banquet wedding packages to suit different tastes and budgets.

Capacity

Cinnamon Ballroom: Min 180 | Max 260 Phoenix Grand Ballroom: Min 300 | Max 500 Lunch Mon - Sun (2012): $888 / $9981 Mon - Sun (2013): $968 / $10281 Dinner Mon - Thurs (2012): $928 / $998 / $12281 Fri - Sun (2012): $1028 / $1138 / $13381 Mon - Thurs (2013): $1028 / $1088 / $13281 Fri - Sun (2013): $1128 / $1228 / $14281 All Nett Price. Add $50 for eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday. 1 are rates for auspicious dates

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The Venue Guide d ORCHARD HOTEL www.orchardhotel.com.sg +65 6734 7766 pictureperfectweddings@orchardhotel.com.sg 442 Orchard Road Singapore 238879 Orchard Hotel’s wedding planners celebrate a couple’s love with the 5Cs - Creativity, Capacity, Cuisine, Cocktail and Commitment. Inspired by the seasons, their new themes are sure to delight many. Sweet Spring offers romantic floral and girly exuberance while jolly Summer embraces the garden’s warmth and joyfulness. Dreamy Fall’s distinctive turquoise charm and blend of innocence creates a fairytale romance while Winter’s modern elegance awes with chic Silver crystal décor.

Capacity Orchard Grand Ballroom: Min 600 | Max 1000 Smaller spaces available

Rates Mon - Sun (Lunch): From $829 Mon - Thurs (Dinner): From $909 Fri - Sun, Eve of PH & PH (Dinner): From $1099 All Nett Price

REGENT SINGAP ORE www.theregentsingapore.com +65 6725 3333 | rsn.catering@fourseasons.com 1 Cuscaden Road Singapore 249715 For couples looking for an extraordinary wedding, apart from the impeccable quality of the wedding menu, The Regents has also created a series of wedding themes to suit every desire - from elegance, opulence to dreamy themes; there will always be something that meets your fancy. Let their team of wedding planners work with you to present an absolutely memorable wedding.

Capacity Min 100 | Max 500

Rates From $768

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Hotels

RESORT WORLD SINGAP ORE www.rwsentosa.com +65 6577 6868 | weddings@rwsentosa.com 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island Singapore 098269 With stunning venues, unique settings and captivating wedding themes all nestled in an exclusive destination; Resort World Singapore promises you an extraordinary celebration, with a lifetime of romantic memories.

Capacity / Rates Resorts World Convention Centre Leo Room: Min 200 | Max 330 Compass Ballroom: Min 400 | Max 4000 Equarius Hotel: Min 100 | Max 120 Spaces for 60 guests and above available Convention Centre Mon - Thurs: $1188 - $1988 Fri - Sun, Eve of PH & PH: $1288 - $1988 Equarius Hotel Mon - Thurs: $1488 / $1988 Fri - Sun, Eve of PH & PH: $1588 - $1988

SINGAP ORE MARRIOT T HOTEL www.marriott.com +65 6831 4769 | mhrs.sindt.sales@marriotthotels.com 320 Orchard Road Singapore 238865 Singapore Marriott Hotel believes in a celebration of loves and tastes; and as you as couple. The hotel aims to ensure that your wedding reflects all these passions. Their team of experience wedding planners will advise, guide and support you through it all with a provision of stunning settings; heavenly dining, gorgeous rooms and an intangible spark that weddings desire.

Capacity Mon - Thurs: Min 300 | Max 550 Fri: Min 350 | Max 550 Sat - Sun: Min 400 | Max 550

Rates Mon - Thurs: From $888 Fri & Sun: From $1088 Sat: From $1138

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Restaurants

WEDDING LIST

The Venue Guide d ALKAFF MANSION RISTORANTE www.alkaff.com.sg +65 6510 3068 | events@alkaff.com.sg 10 Telok Blangah Green Singapore 109178 Alkaff Mansion restores its past splendour as a famous wedding venue as it opens it door to welcome you to celebrate your wedding with them. This nostalgic restaurant is an ideal venue for couples looking for a distinctive and unique setting for their wedding day.

Capacity Ristorante: 80 - 180 Marquee: From 200 - 300 Verandah / CafĂŠ & bar: From 40

Rates From $100 - $120/pax

BISTROBAR AT ROCHESTER www.dapaolo.com.sg +65 6774 5537 | events@dapaolo.com.sg 3 Rochester Park Singapore 139214 Nestled amongst lush foliage in Rochester Park is BistroBar, a charming alfresco location for beautiful, private and serene weddings. Cocktails and live music fill the Bistro while plush couches and a bar adorn the lounge area - perfect for intimate weddings and solemnisation affairs. Its executive chef, Andrea Scarpa serves up gastronomical offerings and intricate canapĂŠs to accompany all wedding desires.

Capacity Max 263 / 300 (Standing)

Rates From $55/pax

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Restaurants

LA VILLA www.lavilla.sg +65 6836 5286 | lavilla@lavilla.sg 341 River Valley Road Singapore 238372 La Villa, meaning “The House� is housed within the old school premises of River Valley Primary School that spans over 2000sq feet. From the intimate private lounge area to the vast outdoor space accompanied by spacious parking, La Villa possesses the tailor-made combination of versatile space and convenient location.

Capacity

Indoor: 80 Indoor & Outdoor: 115 / 200 (with rental furniture)

Rates

From $55 - $105/pax

LEVEL33 www.level33.com.sg +65 6834 3133 | caroline.hogan@level33.com.sg 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 Singapore 018981 Celebrate your wedding on another level. At LeVeL33, the World's Highest Urban Craft-brewery is a new concept which presents an unparalleled dining experience complete with one of the best views of Singapore's Marina Bay and city skyline. Experience LeVeL33 where craft and tradition meet for the best in contemporary urban dining.

Capacity Max 110 / 220 (Standing)

Rates Sun - Wed: From $35,000 (min. cost) Sat: From $45,000 (min. cost) Exclusive events not available on Thurs & Fri.

Standing Cocktail - From $125/pax

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Restaurants

WEDDING LIST

The Venue Guide d PEACH GARDEN @ ORCHID COUNTRY CLUB www.peachgarden.com.sg +65 6759 3833 | banquet@peachgarden.com.sg 1 Orchid Club Road #02-35 Social Club House Singapore 769162 Located in the midst of Orchid Country Club, Peach Garden is the restaurant for the discerning diners. Celebrate love and weddings with exquisite food and excellent service in an atmosphere of lush greenery.

Capacity Min 250 | Max 350

Rates Mon - Thurs: From $618 Fri - Sun: From $668

SEB'S BISTRO @ ROCHESTER HOUSE www.sebsbistro.eternallyyours.com.sg +65 6774 5537 | clarice.hee@rochesterhouse.com.sg 7 Rochester Park Singapore 139218 Seb’s Bistro provides a perfect setting for weddings and events with an alfresco difference as lush forest surrounds its venue. Afternoon tea parties, sunset ceremonies and evening dining delights are a perfect fit against its colonial background doused fenced with greenery. Together with its sizeable yet intimate garden, weddings never looked more charming.

Capacity Min: 20 | Max 130 / 180 (Standing)

Rates Sit-down: From $90/pax Buffet: From $75/pax

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Restaurants

SUBURBIA www.suburbia.com.sg +65 6376 5938 | info@suburbia.com.sg 30 Allanbrooke Road Sentosa Singapore 099983 As a unique destination for weddings, corporate and private functions, Suburbia is a wine and dine venue in Sentosa set amidst a tranquil atmosphere of nature and greenery, serving up contemporary European cuisine and a wide selection of only the finest wines.

Capacity

Level 1: Max 160 Level 2: Max 80

Rates

Lunch: Min spend $6000 (L1) and $3000 (L2) Dinner: Min spend $10000 (L1) and $6000 (L2) Lunch: From $55 - $70/pax Dinner: From $70 - $125/pax Cocktails: From $45 - $65/pax

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Parks, Museums & Others

WEDDING LIST

The Venue Guide d THE ARTS HOUSE www.theartshouse.com.sg +65 6332 6900 | enquiries@toph.com.sg 1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429 Occupying the almost 200-year-old historic building that was Singapore’s first Parliament House, The Arts House has since served as the ultimate arts venue for culture programmes, festivals and weddings. Among its many venues within are Chamber and Blue Room, two significant rooms modelled in old world grandeur and classic elegance - quintessential for splendid wedding ceremonies.

Capacity Blue Room: Max 80 / 120 (Standing) Chamber: Max 200

Rates Space Rental: From $950 - $3500

SINGAP ORE ZOO www.zoo.com.sg +65 6360 8560 | event.sales@wrs.com.sg 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826 Nested in the heart of the rainforest, Singapore Zoo’s Forest Lodge offers a unique and tranquil setting for your wedding celebration. Decked in the warm hues of brown, this resort-like ballroom is an excellent and the only and uniquely air-conditioned venue in the wild. From magical butterflies to graceful horses to majestic Maharaja-styled elephants in truly idyllic settings, they can make a magical difference to your most treasured day.

Capacity Forest Lodge: Min 100 | Max 220 Pavilion-By-The-Lake: Min 100 | Max 500

Rates Solemnisation Lunch: From $108/pax Buffet Dinner: From $130/pax Sit-down: From $1188 (table of 10)

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Parks, Museums & Others

JURONG BIRD PARK www.birdpark.com.sg +65 6661 7807 | events.sales@wrs.com.sg No 2 Jurong Hill Singapore 628925 The Flamingo Lakeview Ballroom offers tranquil views of the lake. Be captivated by the flock of the Flamingos as they waddle through the calm waters, up close and personal, or be enthralled by a myriad of birds with their colour feathers. Pamper yourself on this special day with scenic proportion of colours of joy.

Capacity

Min 150 | Max 270

Rates Solemnisation Lunch: From $108/pax Buffet Dinner: From $130/pax Sit-down Dinner: From $1188 (table of 10)

SINGAP ORE FLYER www.singaporeflyer.com +65 6333 3311 | sfsales@adval.com.sg 30 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039803 Exchanging your vows on board the Flyer is nothing short of magical. You’ll be 165 metres above ground level, with the enrapturing Marina Bay skyline as your backdrop. In front of the beautiful city scape and limitless skies, let your friends and family bear witness to your love for each other, and head home with a collection of irreplaceable memories.

Capacity Max 26

Rates Solemnisation Package from $2999 Nett Price

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Destinations

WEDDING LIST

The Venue Guide d ALILA VILLAS SOORI, BALI www.alilavillassoori.com +62 361 894 6388 | soori@alilahotels.com Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating Kecamatan Kerambitan, Tabanan, Bali 82161, Indonesia Celebrate an unforgettable wedding in timeless luxury at Alila Villas Soori as it brings new meaning to stylish, luxurious and relaxed beachfront living. Located along the southwest coast of Bali, not far from the island’s famous Tanah Lot Temple, this resort lies on a gentle slope between verdant rice terraces and beautiful black-sand beaches overlooking the azure Indian Ocean.

Capacity Soori Residence: 20 Sunset Lawn: 100 Ten Bedroom Residence: 80

Rates Solemnisation: From US$3500 Set Menu: From US$115/pax All Nett Price

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