Friday, January 14, 2011

A start into 2011

This month's wedding has been fun. We were engaged just 3 weeks before the big day to create a wedding from scratch. When love happens, you don't wait, you jump on the bus that doesn't stop!! 

Our handmade signage
We have been having a lot of mixed heritage weddings and we love them. The differences in cultures are always enlightening and trying to find a happy mix gets everyone's creativity going. Meena and Shane met a couple of years back in Singapore. She is from Mauritius and he from Ireland (We love this island thingy going on!). The colour theme was a mix of pink, silver and white. The event was semi-formal filled with about 60 guests. 

When we first discussed possibilities of venues, we knew it was essential to get a place that was small enough that would create an intimate ambience. So the hunt began and we found a little gem, perch on the top of Fort Canning, perfect in every way. The Raffles House is a stand alone building with wooden/glass panel doors, air-conditioning (big plus), high ceilings with original beams, drop lights, a view of the Marina Bay Sands and the Old Supreme Court and greenery around.  

A fly away balloon
We had planned for the solemnization ceremony to be on the lawn, just beside the house but the weather was unkind and it rained in the afternoon making the grass too soggy for use. We moved on to Plan B = the steps, decorating the area with flowers, candles, balloons and streamers. The guests gathered on the steps while the Groom was stood at the bottom, looking up at the wedding party while they made their way down to deliver his bride to him. 

We loved the exchange of personal vows, the promises to each other and the big kiss to seal the deal. 

At the end of the ceremony, the newly-weds released 50 balloons together with their guests which was such a lovely gesture and a beautiful sight. Everyone (including ourselves) was mesmerized by silver balloons flying into the blue skies. 

For the reception, we used silver Tiffany Chairs from Wonderland, white linens for the tables (Marmalade Pantry provided everything related to food), a bursts of pink flowers with greens dotted with alternating candle heights (flowers and deco by The Wedding Stylist). Here are some of our favourite shots.

Vibrant colours from the bride

Tower of chocolate pralines 
Flower pots on the stairs

Lanterns on the grass

Shili and Adi working their magic
Lucky girl who caught the bridal bouquet


Peek at the Groom's speech
The evening was followed by dinner, drinks, music (by Shili and Adi), speeches, tears and laughter. It was a lovely night to remember and to Shane and Meena - May you find love and comfort in each other. To your happiness!

The Wedding Stylist Team
Wedding Planners Singapore