The pre-wedding shoot for Jeannie and Chen Thai was more than just an item to tick off their to-do list. They really wanted an album of pictures that would encapsulate who they are as a couple and showcase their preferences.
"We wanted the shoot to show some elements of who we are and what we like," said Jeannie.
This well-travelled Malaysian couple chose to do their shoot in Singapore as they "absolutely adore Singapore. Apart from living in Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, we spend most of our time in Singapore too, where it feels like home away from home."
To get their project off the ground, the couple roped in top local wedding planner The Wedding Entourage to help them translate all their requirements into a beautiful and cohesive shoot.
"We love the pictures. The evoke happiness, bliss and love eternal for us. They're perfect!"
After discussions with the couple, Caroline Yakop-Lim, principal planner of The Wedding Entourage, knew that they needed more than just pretty pictures: "They wanted something glamorous, romantic and classy - pictures that would show their personality through the different details in the shoot, like Jeannie's love for fries, doughnuts, sweet desserts, and flowers. As well as their mutual love of Coke!
The entire project took her team close to six months to realise - from conceptualising the different scenes and props for the shoot, to sourcing the perfect bridal wardrobe and finding the right venue.
Caroline also had to recruit the best and most suitable creative talents for the project - from the photographer to the hairstylist and makeup artist. The end result was a gorgeous setting filled with lush florals.
There was also a pretty sofa draped with soft pink velvet, and a full dessert table setting featuring the couple's favourite food.
The entire shoot took around six hours, and at the end of it, Jeannie said: "It was the perfect set-up with a dream crew. Everyone and everything was amazing and incredibly fun. It was filled with so many funny moments and positive vibes. We had the best team I could ever have asked for!"
"The backdrop was created just for this shoot to match their customised oriental outfits. The couple wanted to pay tribute to their Chinese roots with this scene." - Caroline Yakop-Lim, The Wedding Entourage.
Photography Skyy Woo Photography Styling and Production The Wedding Entourage Hair Dexter Ng, DUO Hair Salon Makeup Shaun Lee (HP: 9695-2581) Fashion styling Lirong Wedding Gowns Elie Saab, Viktor & Rolf, Ambersze, Anne Barge, Marchesa Changshan & Cheongsam Megan Mah, Emma Wardrobe Wedding cake Winifred Kriste Cake Doughnuts and mini cakes Cupplets
This story was originally published in Her World Brides LUXE April - September 2018