Nixi Tan, 29, and Ng Hwee Sheng, 27, celebrated their nuptials with a luxe rustic green, gold and white theme at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Hwee Sheng proposed at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, and while we were waiting for the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) to show.
He kept it traditional by going down on one knee. I felt his sincerity through his heartfelt words and accepted without hesitation!
We wanted the best of both worlds: our solemnisation in front of family and close friends in an outdoor setting, followed by a traditional banquet of Chinese food by the Grand Hyatt, which turned out to exceptional.
From our invitations to the signage, our theme was wood, green, and white. And most of it was put together by family. Hwee Sheng’s family has a business dealing in wooden cases, and my sister Ivory does calligraphy.
The colour for my gowns was easy. I’ve always loved white. I also knew I wanted a mermaid silhouette.
I was really nervous, but everything fell into place once I saw Hwee Sheng.
Eating tang yuan or glutinous rice balls on the wedding day symbolises sweetness (the soup is sweet) and completeness (the roundness of the rice balls).
The flower girls in clad in breezy lace dresses and floral crowns and the page boy in casual attire to go with the laidback theme.
Gold geometric accents give the reception table a luxe, modern touch.
Seeing our family members getting all emotional while watching the video we had made for them ensured us that honouring our loved ones was definitely the right thing to do.
When it was over, we were relieved. But more than that, we felt blessed and thankful for our families and friends. One takeaway from our wedding was that people truly felt the love we share, and were so happy for us.
Wedding planning tip: It is always good to start early and work with a to-do list. Also know when to pull the brakes when it comes to gathering ideas, especially when you are already pretty clear about what you want.
One last thing, don’t forget each other in the process. Make time for date nights (See: 10 FUN AND SUPER ROMANTIC DATE IDEAS BELOW $20!) because it can get a little draining.
Grand Hyatt Singapore (6738-1234)
Hair & makeup
Elson Foong (9723-0527); Carmen Chan (9272-6951)
Caline Ng Photography (www.calinengphotography.com); Ory Photography (9168-9411)
Just Married Films (www.justmarriedfilms.com)
Chair posies and wreath: Florals by M (www.floralsbym.com); garlands and boutonnieres: Mumsworkshop
Ivory Tan, Sow In Love Calligraphy (9430-0801)
Special Thanks To
Our parents for being so supportive, my sister Ivory for staying up late to get all the beautifully calligraphed items done in time, and to all our guests for joining us in our celebration.