Grace Gn, 31, and Andrew Chan, 31, took their celebrations from a lush, green tea party to an elegant sit-down banquet. 

She tells us about the big day celebrations:

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“It was extra special for us to hold our wedding at Wesley Methodist Church as both of us grew up attending Sunday School together at the church. I will always remember the moment when I was about to walk down the aisle: All I could think of was how much I loved him and how he would soon be my husband.

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We held our tea reception at Raffles House, which was like a dream come true for us. We were surrounded by beautiful greenery and great views of the city. The venue’s heritage and charm added to the romantic ambience.

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For a personalised touch, we had each guest’s name hand-written on their seat cards, which also featured our monogram. We also placed a card (each with a different photograph of us) on every table, in which guests could pen their well-wishes. These cards would then be compiled for our wedding scrapbook.

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The bride customised all three gowns for her big day. At the dinner, the bride’s elegant evening gown matched the banquet’s theme of red and fuchsia.

I would recommend brides to have a clear idea of how they’d like their wedding day to be, to plan in advance, and to be organised. They should also have a trusted group of friends that ensures their vision is executed well.”


Ceremony: Wesley Methodist Church (6336-1433); Receptions: Raffles House @ Fort Canning Park (6471-7361); The St. Regis Singapore (6506-6888)

Gowns: Dang Bridal (6223-8829); Suit: Iris Tailor (6732-9562); Bridesmaids’ dresses: Love Potion (6735-3870)

TG Goh (9616-2775)

Feldberyl Images (9671-5337)

Simply Flowers (6100-0166/1669)

Lunch: Baguette – The Viet Inspired Deli (6535-7604)

Let Them Eat Cake (9363-0386); Udders Ice Cream (

Papypress (6745-9311); Craftprint International (6861-4040)

This article was originally published in Her World Brides June 2013.