Artfully draped paper garlands drew guests’ focus on to the centre of the stage. Photo: Multifolds, with permission from Miss Tam Chiak.

Smaller-but-as-lush floral arrangements lined the tables. Photo: Multifolds, with permission from Miss Tam Chiak.

The decor
There’s something romantic about lush, outdoor celebrations, provided our weather holds. For her vintage carnival-themed lunch reception, Maureen (or Miss Tam Chiak) opted for a light, pastel colour palette to match the venue’s black and white colonial settings. Decor details included balloons and buntings, paper garlands, and lush floral centrepieces and bouquets. But if you’re planning on doing most of the decor yourself, look to these easy but impactful ideas for your celebrations.

Photo: Multifolds, with permission from Miss Tam Chiak.

A memorable march-in
There was not a dry eye in the house when Maureen walked down the aisle with her grandfather. She asked him to give her away to her husband, as he was the one who has taken care of her since birth. How sweet!

The entertainment
Fun and games were the order of the day! Instead of a solemn, sit-down affair, we like how guests were encouraged to interact during the reception. Table games such as Bingo, as well as lucky draws (where guests walked away with attractive prizes such as restaurant and hotel stay vouchers) were conducted.

The buffet-style reception with yummy dishes had guests lining up for more. Photo: Multifolds, with permission from Miss Tam Chiak.

Good eats
Food is the one thing that most Singaporeans remember most at weddings, and as a food and lifestyle blogger, we weren’t surprised to hear that great eats and entertainment were priorities. The lunch reception at UNA @ 1 Rochester saw yummy dishes including Spanish paella, seafood, and barbecued chicken wings.

For dessert, the couple served up several cakes from the dessert table, as well as their romantic three-tier lychee-rose-flavoured sponge wedding cake that was inspired by Pierre Hermes’ lychee rose cake. There was even a coffee station that offered delicious coffee with the Mandarin character for double happiness formed with cocoa powder on top. Yums!

The other pair of stars for the day: Brown & Cony mascots from Line Singapore. Photo: Multifolds, with permission from Miss Tam Chiak.

Adorable guests
Life-sized mascots, Brown and Cony from Line Singapore (Maureen and her husband’s favourite characters) were there to wish the couple blessings, too! If you’ve got favourite characters you’d like to include in your celebrations, you can also consider having them as part of your wedding stationery, cake topper, portraits, wedding programme, and so on.

For more, don’t miss all the details on Miss Tam Chiak’s wedding in Her World Brides December 2015 – February 2016.