Real Weddings

These Singapore menswear label founders had the chicest black and pink wedding at Chijmes

Lyn Kua, 33, and Ken Zhou, 32, co-founders of menswear label Assemble, got married with a romantic yet strikingly modern celebration at Chijmes.
 

How did you meet?

We met at a friend’s wedding! Ken was the groom’s army friend while I was a bridesmaid. He was tasked to choreograph a dance for the march-in and I was part of it as well. We were both attached then, and didn’t keep in touch till a year after, when we reconnected through dance. We both happened to be single and... the rest is history.

What was your proposal like? 

Ken went down on bended knee while we were in Tokyo Disneyland. He prepared a dance video with our friends – because I love his dancing – and played it before asking for my hand. The best part was, he arranged for my sister to make a surprise appearance! I cried uncontrollably after.

Share with us your wedding theme and celebration! 

Our actual day vibe was stylish and light-hearted, with a modern black and pink palette guiding the main aesthetic of the venue. We wanted our guests to have a fun time exploring our journey as a couple, while celebrating this important milestone with us.

A cute illustration of their proposal at Disneyland.

The bridesmaids wore chic menswear inspired dresses. 

“Joan Lim and Felissa Thung from Stitch By Stitch really knew what I wanted and gave me valuable advice on what’s not necessary, and what works for my body type and wedding theme.”

“Eliz Ng from Fleur Boutique included a touch of black in the bouquet to complement our wedding palette. It was so gorgeously done.” 

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The celebration at Chijmes was full of gorgeous details, from a standing wedding banner, to a sublime marble cake and more.

“We gifted organic candles and soap that we bought and carried back from overseas.” 

What were some of the highlights? 

As tailors, it was a no-brainer for us to be the ones who crafted our bridal party outfits. From colour choices to the bags that my bridesmaids carried, every decision reflected the brand we built together.

We also loved the compliments we received from our guests on our standing wedding banner. It not only displayed our pre-wedding portraits and love story, but also made for a great backdrop.

Seeing Ken for the first time that day was indescribable. I was nervous and excited, and wanted his touch to soothe my nerves. I will never forget the look on his face when he saw me in my gown for the first time. 

Ken adds: “Time slowed down for me during our solemnisation. Seeing my wife walking towards me, as well as the faces of our family and friends, I felt so blessed to have them all there with me.” 

"The beauty of the day is found in the fun you had with your entourage, the time spent with your guests, and the special union with your partner!"

One of Ken’s favourite moments: dancing in for their second march-in. 

Any post-wedding thoughts and planning tips? 

It was so busy in the weeks leading up to the day that, when it was over, we felt a little lost. I guess we had too much fun! Planning wise, it is never too early to plan for your big day. Always ask yourselves if it is a detail someone would remember after the wedding. Spend wisely and avoid making unnecessary purchases or add-ons. 

On hindsight, it would have been nice to spend more time with our guests. Also, we would have hired a live jazz band rather than just using a recorded playlist. Nothing beats a good live jazz moment on the dance floor. 


Wedding Checklist

Venue

Dinner: Chijmes Hall (6336-5320)

Wardrobe

Gowns: Stitch By Stitch Co.(www.stitchbystitchco.com); suits by Assemble (www.assemblesg.com

Hair & makeup

Valda Goh/Makeup Maestro (9111-7539)

Photography

Joy De Vi (www.joydevi.com)

Videography

Beyond Pictures Cinematography (www.beyondpictures.sg

Flowers

Fleur Boutique (www.fleurboutique.sg)

Decor

The Joy Troopers (www.thejoytroopers.com)

Cake

Manna Pot Catering (www.mannapot.com.sg)

Photo Booth

Art Tree (www.artree.sg)


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