"We wanted a dreamy, romantic celebration that allowed guests to mingle. We chose The Chapel @ Imaginarium and had long tables inside the hall for the dinner as well as standing cocktail and other smaller tables outdoors." says Fiona.
Clear Tiffany chairs and fresh white blooms for the solemnisation.
The dreamy set up by Manna Pot Catering and Floral Artisan!
The colour theme channelled elegance and added a contemporary European touch.
"Nicholas and I met in 2014. We lived across the street from each other, but never crossed paths until a mutual friend introduced us.
At the time, I was in Europe for a dance camp that lasted three weeks. Nicholas, a realtor and legacy planner, would set his alarm for 4am every day just to be able to chat with me because that was my only free time.
He officially asked me to be his girlfriend soon after I returned home." - On how they met.
"Nicholas proposed to me two years later, on the day of his trainee graduation ceremony. He told me we were meeting the other trainees for a celebratory dinner.
When we got to the restaurant, a waitress handed me a bouquet of roses and his iPad after serving dessert. I turned it on and there was this video he’d spent a week making that showed photos we’d taken together over the years. As it ended, he got down on one knee." - On their proposal.
“Cinderella was my favourite Disney princess when I was growing up, and I’ve always admired her determination and quiet strength, so it felt only fitting to choose this theme with Nicholas being my Prince Charming,” shares Fiona.
Pictured: The bride and groom did some of the decor at Imaginarium, and brought in the floral arch, tables and decor.
Their 2nd walk-in led by very enthusiastic and cute ushers.
A dance performance for their guests by the couple!
The life-sized carriage was a hit with guests. “I thought it’d be nicer than simply having a 2-D photo booth,” says Fiona.
"I wanted our overseas guests to enjoy our local flavours, so we had a laksa station, and an ondeh-ondeh wedding cake." Fiona says.
Wedding budget tips 101:
"Instead of a hotel celebration, do as we did – rent a venue and hire a wedding caterer. To ensure you get a good wedding caterer, plan way in advance for food tastings, and read online reviews from other like-minded budget brides. Budget tips aside, remember to enjoy the process." says Fiona.
"Disney music also played and guests sang along while waiting for their turn in the buffet line. It was every bit the dream wedding I had imagined." shares the bride.
Pictured: The buffet area was flanked by an alfresco dining section.
Guests enjoyed Manna Pot Catering’s gelato station.
The couple assigned the first row of long tables indoors to their family and left it up to the rest of their guests to decide where they wanted to sit for dinner.
The Warehouse Bridal designed her Cinderella-esque midnight blue evening gown.
Solemnisation and dinner: The Chapel @ Imaginarium (www.imaginarium.sg)
Wedding and evening gowns: The Warehouse Bridal (www.thewarehousebridal.com); groom’s suit: StitchWell Clothiers (6235-2326)
Hair & Makeup
Joanna Tay of Team Bride SG (9005-2599)
Wedding day Photography
Back Alley Creations (www.backalleycreations.sg)
Wedding day Videography
Cepheus Chan (www.cepheus.me)
Bouquet: Inside the Knot (www.insidetheknot.com); flowers: Floral Artisan (6853-1568)
Manna Pot Catering (www.mannapot.com.sg)
Special thanks to
Our bridal entourage, Belicia from Manna Pot Catering for coordinating such a massive set-up, The Warehouse Bridal for rushing my evening gown, My Baking Story for the wedding cake, Jovial Photography for covering the banquet, and Zake Photography for the wedding video.