“We had a church ceremony in the morning, then a tropical buffet lunch at Suburbia. The spread included our favourite fried chicken, satay, kueh pie tee, fresh baby coconuts, a gelato stand (a major hit!), and a Nylon Coffee Roasters trolley.

The gatecrashing and tea ceremonies, as well as dinner for 500 took place on the second day. Many overseas guests travelled a long way, including Thomas’s relatives from Malaysia, who arrived in a large convoy, so it was a real joy to meet and celebrate with everyone.

The theme was Gatsby-meets-1920s Shanghai, and guests dressed for it. We had a cocktail bar helmed by Ethan Leslie Leong of Maison Ikkoku, and served a seven-course individually plated Chinese meal. We also had live jazz and dance performances before Kumar wrapped up the evening.

All too soon, it was over. I’d love to relive our celebration and take everything in at a slower pace.”

CHECKLIST
Venue
Church of St. Teresa (6271-1184); Suburbia (6376-5938); and The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore (6337-8888)

Wardrobe Wedding gown: Oscar de la Renta from Trinity Gallery (6336-5052); kua and jumpsuit for lunch reception: Ong Shunmugam (info@ongshunmugam.com); pre-dinner cocktail dress: Jenny Packham from Trinity Gallery; qipao: Lai Chan (6338-4806); after-party dress: Time Taken to Make a Dress (6391-9802); and suits: Kevin Seah (6532-2018)

Hair & makeup Sunita Pong Makeup Aristry (www.sunitapong.com); Ashley Salon @ Soho1 @ Central (6835-3769); The Make Up Room (Jennifer Koh, 6235-8901)

Photography & videography Feldbery Images (Wansheng Chen, 9671-5337); Ichiro Films (Why Keen Tham, 9109-4628)

Decor Wonderland for Detailed Planners (enquiry@wonderland.com.sg)

Wedding planner Positive Events (6846-7279)

Cake & desserts Wedding cake: Carpenter & Cook (6463-3648); gelato station: Artisan Alfero Gelato (www.alferogelato.com); coffee trolley: Nylon Coffee Roasters (6220-2330)

Special thanks to The fabulous crew at Suburbia, our families and entourage, wedding planner Harris Zaidi and his team from Positive Events, and Sandra Wong from Wonderland for Detailed Planners for the beautiful decor.

Belinda & Thomas’s wedding was first featured in Her World Brides Dec 2014 – Feb 2015.

If you’re keen on having your beautiful wedding featured in Her World Brides’ Wedding Albums section, write in to us at tfelicia@sph.com.sg with the details, as well as a few images.