The bright and cheery theme applied to practically everything. Most of the decorations, including favours, confetti cones, and table runners, were made by May and Andy.
“Guests dressed in their brightest and everyone was cheery. Our vows and speeches, which we wrote ourselves, were lighthearted, and included anecdotes from our courtship days. It was wonderful to have everyone laughing with us.
We were on a constant high: Doing lunch made it possible for us to have an after-party later in Club Street. As our celebration was held at the same time during F1 season, overseas guests who were racing enthusiasts didn’t miss out.
Andy is from Hong Kong. To honour that, they gave away adorable mini dim sum steamers with two buns containing Pu-er tea leaves. The favours were also a symbol of their time together.
The pair even wore bright coordinate colours on wedding attire.
We were bummed when it was finally over! Having friends and family flying in from all over the world to share the occasion with us was so much fun, we wanted the party to go on and on.”
The bride’s top tips
• If you’re not going to hire a wedding planner, having a coordinator on the actual day is still a must. It will help ease any stress you’re experiencing, and ensure you and your bridesmaids enjoy the big day.
• A videographer can help you document the day and special moments you may have missed.
• Instead of a pre-wedding photo shoot, we made time after the morning tea ceremony to take our pictures at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It felt even more special as our emotions were on a high. It also helped reduce photography costs.
Venue Villa Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens (8444-1148)
Wardrobe Gowns: Tiara Bridal (9841-4147); suits: tailored in Hong Kong
Hair and makeup Lightedpixels Hair & Makeup (6474-6556)
Photography Lightedpixels Pixies (www.lightedpixelspixies.com); videography: Freshfromkenneth (Kenneth Lee,www.freshfromkenneth.com)
Decor Heaven In A Wild Flower (www.heavenwildfleur.com)
Cake Tier (9430-6767)
Wedding planner Wedding Angels (9238-5300)
This article was first published in Her World Brides December 2014 – February 2015.