How did you meet?
We met seven years ago during a university camp.
What was your proposal like?
Before we were engaged, we had a chance to be involved in a wedding shoot, and since we were dressed for the occasion, Quing took the opportunity to surprise me with a proposal. He was in cahoots with the shooting crew, and had also invited our parents and friends to witness it.
Share with us your wedding theme and celebration!
We celebrated our nuptials with a full day of events, starting with me waking up at midnight for my hair and makeup to be done so that we could marry at an auspicious hour!
We had a cosy and relaxed ambience and vibe for our big day, with a classy palette of sage green, white and gold. My talented sister designed our wedding logo and invitations. These were then printed by Papypress, which did an impeccable job.
I wanted my bridal bouquet to be elegant and ethereal, and my favourite flowers in it were the peonies and ranunculus. Pure white peonies are hard to come by, so I was lucky to have them!
Elegant letter-press details featured in their invitation suite.
The bride chose all-white florals and green foliage for her bouquet.
How was your wedding gown journey like?
Despite knowing my own preferences, it was hard for me to find the ideal gown off the rack, so I decided to have one customised.
From fabric selection to refining the details on the dress, the process was an enjoyable one. Adora Wong from Tiara Bridalwas very patient with me, and provided a lot of professional advice which aided in my decision-making.
What were some of the highlights?
Seeing our parents enjoying themselves was particularly heart-warming.
We could also see that our guests enjoyed the atmosphere of the banquet thanks to The Jumpstart band, who hyped things up with their music. Quing surprised everyone with his performance of a love song as well.
“I feel that a well-designed wedding arch is as important as finding the right wedding dress. Our lily of the valley floral arch really helped to set the mood for a memorable day. It was set up for our solemnisation at the Glass Pavilion at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, and reused as stage decor during our banquet.”
The wedding cake was a two-tiered lemon curd vanilla cake, also by The Rosette Co.
“Our friend at The Rosette Co prepared the dessert table at our solemnisation, and our guests really enjoyed it.”
Guests received customised Tic Tac mints in packaging that featured the couple’s logo and portrait.
The cutest duo ever.
Ke Li’s bridesmaids carried mini clutches of baby’s breath.
“I was surprised by Quing’s unexpectedly eloquent and touching vow during the solemnisation.”
“We are thankful for all the help we received that day.”
Quing performed a love song for his bride.
“I was so happy to be finally marrying Ke Li.”
Any wedding planning tips?
It is important to respect opinions from your elders, but we also believe in choosing what your heart leads you to. We had an amazing day of beautiful memories, and were happy and relieved when it was over.
Budget-wise, we made sure to set a realistic one while not skimping on what we truly wanted.
We received a lot of support from our vendors, many of whom were our relatives and friends. Their involvement and help made our celebration all the more meaningful.
Solemnisation and banquet: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa (6825-3888)
Gowns: Tiara Bridal (www.tiarabridal.com.sg); navy suit: Sze Sze Tailors & Men’s Wear (6533-7095); grey suit: Suitsupply (https://apac.suitsupply.com/en)
Hair & Makeup
Christine Chia (9828-9779)
Bloc Memoire (www.blocmemoire.com)
Shawne Koh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Green Point Flowers (www.greenpointflowers.com.sg)
Cakes & desserts
The Rosette Co (www.facebook.com/therosetteco)
Special Thanks to
Li Guan Hui and Siska Silvia from Bloc Memoire for the hard work and beautiful photos, Christine Chia for her impeccable skills, and Kiat G, Claire Lee and Elaine Wee for all the help given!