Joyous occasions that deserve to be shared and remembered.
“I loved reading all the real wedding stories that readers have sent us – it reminds me that there are always occasions to celebrate love and happiness even in the down times. But more importantly, these celebrations all bear the unique charm and identity of the couples, which is what the Her World Brides team has always been a fan of. Be it a lavish affair or an intimate reception, our readers’ weddings were the highlights of the year!”
–Steve Thio, contributing editor
From left: A spread of cupcakes, candies, bon bons and more, and cookies and cream served in wooden baskets.
An elegant setting with modern and vintage touches.
“Budget-friendly weddings. Couples these days are leaning toward intimate weddings with a nod to the past (striped straws! wooden signs! mason jars!). While I’m not sure if it’s thanks to Pinterest, wedding blogs, or simply because couples are paying for their wedding out of their own pocket, this change is a welcome one. We loved getting tips and seeing ways on how to stick to one’s budget without splurging unnecessarily on a celebration that’ll last mostly a day, or maybe two.
“And on the other end of the spectrum, 2014 saw the return of formal celebrations. If 2013 was all about whimsical, alternative celebrations, this year saw plenty of romantic and opulent parties. Shades of pink, grey and other soft hues tinged with accents of gold and silverware adorned centrepieces, settings, and other details we can’t forget in a flash.”
–Felicia Tan, writer
From left: Two-piece ensemble from Vera Wang Spring 2015, and looks from our September and December 2014 issues.
Top: Potato Head Folk at Keong Saik Road. Bottom: Grub at Bishan Park
“Two-piece ensembles are a refreshing change. Who can forget Olivia Palermo’s super chic sweater, tulle skirt and shorts combination? 2014 was also the year of the cropped top. More notably, bigger names like Vera Wang and Theia (albeit in their Spring 2015 collections) rolled out bold cropped tops paired with romantic full skirts. Another stylish option: A blouse-and-pants outfit we featured in our recent December issue!
What I also really like is how couples are moving from the conventional ballroom affair to having smaller, intimate celebrations at unique venues like cafes and rooftop bars.”
–Michelle Lee, stylist
Cosy affairs filled with personalised touches.
A multitude of colours lend vibrance and cheer to celebrations.
“2014 saw the rise of smaller and more intimate celebrations. I think it’s wonderful how couples opted for cosier celebrations surrounded by loved ones. Filled with personal details, it makes the wedding not only memorable for the couple but for the guests as well.
Another of my favourites: Creative colour palettes such as monochrome with a pop of colour, fresh greens with pretty pink shades and citrusy brights!”
–Sally Ho, designer