Damien&Rachel (307).jpgThe couple looking resplendent – the bride in a short dress with a feathered bodice, the groom in a grey pinstriped morning coat with a silver vest and cravat.

Rachel Huang, 31, and Damien Cummings, 40, made their celebrations extra magical with lavish wedding set-ups. She tells us:

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“We exchanged our vows beneath an elegant pavilion with 88 guests on Raffles Hotel’s picturesque lawn. We even had a string quartet playing gentle music, which added to the mood.

Damien&Rachel (011).jpgFresh flowers evoke the feel of spring.

We held our lunch reception in the hotel’s Casuarina Suite immedaitely after the solemnisation. The room was transformed into a breathtaking winter wonderland, complete with candle- and crystal-laden trees, and a stunning white carpet littered with rose petals.

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We threw another party a week later – a simple ceremony at the Amanusa private resort in Bali. The sun, sand and sea provided the perfect ambience, along with Tiffany chairs, Balinese umbrellas, and a tent. We dined on a poolside lawn, prettified with lanterns, fairy lights and floating candles.

C25C6586.jpgPale blooms and wooden signboards set the scene for a beach wedding.

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We even had a drinking and dancing session at a nearby restaurant, and my grandma turned out to be the grooviest dancer of them all!

C25C7135.jpg“It’s hard to say which was my favourite part. I’ve had so many ideas about my dream wedding while growing up and I am really lucky to have two!”

Wedding planners are a must. A good one really helps to manage your timelines well so you don’t miss anything.”

CHECKLIST
Venues Raffles Hotel Singapore (6337-1886); Amanusa Hotel Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia (+62-3-6177-2333)

Wardrobe Gowns: Divine Couture (6235-7951/7952); suits: Kingsmen Shop (6733-3581) and Hugo Boss (6735-0233)

Hair & makeup Singapore: Fabulosity (Sandy, 9852-3087); Bali: Taksu Bali Travel & Weddings (Didin, +62-81-2396-3033)

Decor Singapore: Sing See Soon (6285-2777); Bali: Gloriosa (+62-36-1786-3875)

Photography Pre-wedding: John Lim Photography (6223-7003); solemnisation: Moretopurple (9877-9974); beach ceremony; Imaj Gallery (Agung, +62-3-6122-4725)

Videography Singapore: Vocare (6336-7690); Bali: Point One Designs (Chandra, +62-36-1743-5018)

Wedding planner Singapore: Eternally Yours (Clarice, 9673-4321); Bali: Taksu Bali Travel & Weddings

Rachel and Damien’s wedding was first published in Her World Brides June – August 2013.

If you’re keen on having your beautiful wedding featured in Her World Brides’ Wedding Albums section, write in to us at tfelicia@sph.com.sg with the details, as well as a few images.