DSC_4475.jpgLilac, which evokes warmth and romance, featured prominently in the wedding.

DSC_4937.jpgInstead of mobile numbers, the couple first exchanged ICQ (Internet chat query) numbers and kept in touch even after attending different junior colleges.

Shujun Lu and Benjamin Chua, both 30, tied the knot after 12 years of courtship with a classy, elegant wedding. She tells us:

DSC_4620.jpgBuntings and balloons lent a whimsical touch to the hall.

DSC_4303.jpgThe bride was constantly complimented on her made-to-measure white gown and aquamarine evening dress, both from Silhouette The Atelier.

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“We had our solemnisation ceremony and dinner reception at Chijmes Hall as we loved the ambience and architecture. Hotel ballrooms kept reminding us of work event venues; I’m a corporate treasury analyst and Ben is a sales executive for a manufacturing firm.

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DSC_4426.jpgDecorations included this adorable custom sticker the bride found online and some flower arrangements by Benjamin’s mother.

The wedding was exactly as we envisioned it to be – warm and intimate with all our loved ones present. Our siblings and my best friend offered blessings in their speeches at the reception. Even our little nephews and nieces wished us well on stage. All of this meant so much to us.

DSC_4908.jpgThe photo display included pictures of the pair in their courtship days.

DSC_4894.jpg“When I saw Ben waiting for me at the end of the aisle, I was nearly moved to tears.”

We wrote our own vows as we felt that they were the most important and meaningful part of the wedding. I was very touched that Ben actually composed his without help as he is a man of few words. To declare his love in front of an audience was not easy.

Enjoy the process; leave the last minute tasks to your wedding party as they are there to help.”

CHECKLIST
Venue 
Chijmes Hall (6337-7810)

Wardrobe Gowns and evening suit: Silhouette The Atelier (6733-7197); day suit: Mr. Bulli & Sons (6333-5052); tea ceremony qipao: Time Taken To Make a Dress (6648-0316)

Hair and makeup Joey Chan (9008-2888)

Photography Red Co Photography (Jeremy Teo, jeremy@redcophotography.com)

Videography Tan Shiwei (9129-9630)

Decor Venue decorations and wedding stationery: Hellen Lie and team of Rosette Designs & Co (9681-9136); bridal bouquet and car decorations: Mrs. Teo and daughter Lindt of 85 flowers (enquiry@85flowers.com.sg)

Wedding planner Watabe Wedding (Joey Wong, 6336-5320)

Entertainment Wedding band: A Little Dream (Bevlyn Khoo, livemusic@alittledream02.com)

Special thanks to All those who helped, especially our wedding party and vendors.

Shujun & Benjamin’s wedding was first featured in Her World Brides Sept to Nov 2014. If you’d like to contribute to our real weddings section, please send us an e-mail at tfelicia@sph.com.sg.