Real Weddings

A refreshing Spring-inspired wedding at Flutes at the National Museum

Huang Baohui, 27, civil servant, and Zen Chen, 29, engineer, held a refreshing Spring-inspired wedding lunch that was a labour of love filled with many customised details.
 

How did you meet?

We met while working at Universal Studios Singapore in 2011 during our university term break. I found Zen good-looking but he wasn’t my type (laughs).

I went back to school and didn’t think much about it. Half a year after, we reconnected and this time round, sparks flew.

What was your proposal like? 

Zen proposed to me in San Francisco in 2015 when I was there for a business trip.

He arrived a few days before to recce the locations in secret, and after we spent an afternoon cycling to the Golden Gate Bridge, he went on bended knee to ask for my hand.

It was simple, intimate and pretty amazing. He had put so much heart and effort into it. 

The couple had a photo shoot with their bridal party at Fort Canning Park. 

“I requested for a horizontal bridal bouquet in a romantic and lush style with lots of texture and cascading flowers. Our florist did a spectacular job! It’s my favourite bouquet to date.”

Share with us your wedding theme and celebration!

We were inspired by the concept of Spring because it signifies new beginnings, so we decided on an elegant yet bright and colourful palette.

Our venue, housed in the historic National Museum, is beautiful in itself.

To meld the sophisticated ambience of our venue with our theme, we asked for floral table runners.

A dreamy tablescape set the tone for the lively and elegant lunch. 

Guests sat down to a four-course Western lunch. 

The couple sourced plenty of their craft and decor items. 

What did you pay attention to?

We customised many aspects of our wedding to infuse it with our personal touch. We wanted our big day to reflect who we are as a couple.

The red packet box, table signage and even a gold arch for our reception were all created from scratch. At the end, we felt immensely proud of how our celebration turned out.

 Special touches abound, from a customised circular walnut wood signage of their names to the gold tiffany chairs and pastel flower arrangements. 


“The most memorable part for us was when we exchanged our vows and became man and wife.”


Opting for gold tiffany chairs allowed them to accommodate more guests, while lending a more graceful look to the space.

Baohui wore a bespoke long-sleeved A-line gown with airy layers of tulle and a plunging V-back.


Wedding Checklist

Venue

Flutes at National Museum of Singapore (6338-8770)

Wardrobe

Gown: Kelly’s Bridals (www.kellysbridals.com); black suit: Benjamin Barker (www.benjaminbarker.co); cream suit: Men’s Label (www.menslabel.sg)

Hair & makeup

Ling’s Palette (9743-8960)

Photography

Lai Yeow Kuang of Kai Picture (www.kaipicture.com)

Flowers

Lavender Love Florist (www.lavenderloveflorist.com)

Decor

Props & Crafts (www.propsandcrafts.com); name signage: kustomise (shop.kustomise@gmail.com)

Special thanks to

Our dream team of vendors for being exceedingly gracious, prompt and pleasant. We also couldn’t forget our beloved and supportive families, as well as our amazing groomsmen and lovely bridesmaids, without whom we couldn’t have accomplished so much!


See also: AN ELEGANT OUTDOOR SOLEMNISATION & MARQUEE WEDDING AT HOTEL FORT CANNING