Real Weddings

"We arrived in a SMRT bus!" - This Singaporean couple's simple, beautiful Chijmes wedding will inspire you

Teo Mun Ching, 26, and Vincent Wang, 28, took a SMRT bus to their wedding at CHIJMES, where they were married in a simple ceremony and sat down to a catered lunch.
 

"Vincent and I deliberately kept things simple, with just the solemnisation and lunch buffet at CHIJMES Hall, which looked great on its own and didn’t need additional decor.

More importantly, it was about having people who mattered witness and celebrate our union with us."

“We met while we were both volunteering at a church camp for kids. Six months later, we got together and haven’t looked back.

For the proposal, I booked That Spare Room at The Fabulous Baker Boy, decorated it with our pictures and fairy lights, and made a video.

I had Mun Ching’s friends invite her to dinner at the restaurant, and halfway through, the staff passed her a card instructing her to enter the room."

Mun Ching says: “There was a huge box in the room and when Vincent opened it, a huge balloon in the shape of a ring popped out. I didn’t want an engagement ring so he proposed with that balloon instead – so adorable!"

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"Hopping onto a SMRT bus from Mun Ching’s place to the venue in our wedding attire while accompanied by two of our friends was such fun.

We did receive a lot of curious stares and aunties taking pictures though!"

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They asked guests to write their well-wishes in haikus. 

“I tried on nearly 30 dresses at five different boutiques before I fell in love with my Digio Bridal gown."

"Our wedding planning and celebration was a great journey.

Learning to trust our friends to run the show on the actual day really allowed us to enjoy every moment."

“Everything passed really quickly that day; it was so surreal." 

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Wedding checklist

Venue

CHIJMES Hall 

(6336-5320)

 

Wardrobe

Gown: Digio Bridal (www.digiobridal.com); suit: Dayani’s Tailor (6835-9732)

 

Hair & makeup

Valerie Tangyong 

(9061-7518)

 

Photography

Andri Tei 

(www.andritei.com)

 

Bouquets

First Sight Singapore (www.firstsightsg.com)

 

Caterer

Watabe Singapore (6336-5320)

 

Special thanks to

Eunice Khoo and our bridal party for ensuring everything ran smoothly on that day, and Chan Zhi En for designing the invitations.


 

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