Michelin Star Weddings at Alma by Juan Amador

If you’re a foodie and hosting your wedding at a Michelin-starred restaurant has been on your mind for a while, we’ve got great news for you. Alma by Juan Amador is very approachable and serves excellent fusion cuisine that all your guests can definitely appreciate.

The man who lends his name to the restaurant, Juan Amador, is sometimes described as the best chef in the world. He is of Spanish descent, but he honed his skills in Germany, which was where he earned his first Michelin star. Marrying his Spanish roots and his sharp sense of aesthetics, Juan Amador’s signature style can be seen in the dishes he creates, and he would later go on to achieve three Michelin stars in 2011, an outstanding culinary achievement for any chef.

Alma by Juan Amador, situated at Goodwood Park Hotel, is helmed by Executive Chef Haikal Johari, who brings with him a distinguished culinary career from all over the region. This results in the menu you will see at Alma, which is made up of the freshest ingredients, infused with the Asian flavours that you are familiar with. Alma received its first Michelin star in 2016 and has kept it for three consecutive years.

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The Food

We were invited to taste a few dishes from their lunch menu, which starts at an affordable $39++. The interior of the restaurant was minimally furnished, with crisp, white table linen as seen in all fine-dining restaurants, and accented with red pillars and avant-garde art pieces. The restaurant can host a wedding of up to 100 guests. What was more interesting for me were the two private rooms, The Cellar, and the Wine Library. If you’re looking to have an intimate do, and great food and wine is a deal-breaker, then this is it. As one of the biggest American wine importers in Singapore, wine lovers can find excellent rated wines, as well as a prized collection of Screaming Eagle wines, which are a highly rated cult brand produced in Napa Valley.

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Although there didn’t seem to be a theme to the four-course meal we had, it was a meal full of pleasant surprises, and I would return again just for the Mara de Bois Strawberry and Crispy Tofu, which is a signature of Executive Chef Johari.

The gazpacho was sweet, tangy, and savoury at the same time, which was a refreshing appetiser to start the meal with. We were also pleasantly surprised by the homemade tofu. The skin was deep fried to perfection, and there is no faulting the rich foie gras emulsion that complements the gentle texture of the tofu.

The hearty cod fish from the coast of Brittany was paired with subtle Japanese flavours, while the lamb was served with fragrant spiced curry. This, perhaps, was Executive Chef Johari’s playful and direct way of showcasing an East-Meets-West menu.

Get a taste at the Wedding Showcase

It is not often that a Michelin star restaurant opens its doors for an open house, but guess what? Alma by Juan Amador is going to have a wedding showcase on 25 November 2018, and you are all invited. This is a great chance to sample the offerings from Alma and have a look at what hosting your wedding there will be like.

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If you confirm your wedding package during the wedding show, you get to enjoy exclusive privileges worth more than $3,500! To find out more information about the Alma by Juan Amador Wedding Showcase and to register, you can visit this page. Admission is free, so do register early. Even signing up for the wedding showcase wins you a chance to enjoy a complimentary Michelin star-worthy meal for two!

Alma by Juan Amador is located at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road Singapore 228221. Contact them at +65 6735 9937 or [email protected] for enquiries.

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Amanda Lee Weddings S/S 2019 at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Last month, Amanda Lee Weddings launched their Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, where they showcased not only elegant and romantic gowns, but also some stylish men’s suits that are far from conventional.

Amanda Lee Weddings was invited to present their latest collection in the Grand Mandarin Ballroom of Mandarin Orchard Singapore during their Dream Weddings showcase in October. The pillarless ballroom with its opulent chandeliers was the perfect backdrop for the designer team’s new pieces, which brings to mind uniqueness and drama, but in soft, romantic colours.

For this new collection, the Amanda Lee Weddings team experimented with unconventional bridal fabrics from the Liberty London luxury fabrics collection, which is a treasure trove of prints on a plethora of materials, such as silks and velvets. Inspired by the prints, the team further embellished the new pieces with intricate beadwork and unexpected embroidery, as well as soft tulle and French lace, which has always been a signature of Amanda Lee Weddings.

Men’s suits were also given an updated look using this season’s plaids and prints, but in youthful colours and modern haberdashery. They are less formal than what you may have been to, but I think they are wonderful for bringing out the personalities of the groom yet he can still be as dashing as ever with a good, tailored look.

After the show, the guests were able to mingle around the ballroom to check out the new wedding themes launched by Mandarin Orchard Singapore as they were treated to a scrumptious spread prepared by the award-winning culinary team. They were also invited to explore the other venues within the hotel, such as the amphitheatre-style Imperial Ballroom, with a foyer that can be used for solemnisations and cocktails. For a more intimate celebration, the smaller Grange Ballroom would be an ideal location.

There were many other vendors present at the event as well, including MakeUp Pros, Nineteen Design Studios, Ling Jewellery, Scent by Six, and Merry Bees, who filled the ballroom with lively music throughout the event.

Amanda Lee Weddings is located at 46 Niven Road, Singapore 228394 (by appointment only). Contact them at +65 6333 6678 or [email protected].

At Amanda Lee Weddings, you can always add a dose of personality to your wedding gown, even if you’re choosing it off the racks! Find out how you can put your own unique stamp on a wedding gown and make it your own, so you feel utterly you on your wedding day. From now till 3 November 2018, enjoy 10% off bridal gowns! Make an appointment now.

Credits: All images by LiveStudios.

Embrace the Inner You with Sheer Love Collection by La Belle Couture

Redefining femininity, La Belle Couture’s latest bridal collection, Sheer Love, allows you to explore boundaries you have never dreamed of. Let’s take a look at some of the gowns that were featured at the recent Garden Romance Wedding Showcase at Mandarin Oriental Singapore recently.

La Belle Couture’s latest bridal collection is inspired by the idea of femininity and how one’s inner style aligns with her own identity. Combining the beauty of sparkling fabrics and floral appliques, each design exudes playfulness and sexiness, while retaining the state of being ladylike.

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For the bridal gowns in the Sheer Love collection, glittery embroidery cascades down the bodice with a sweetheart neckline, as well as sweet daisy appliques on a sexy nude mesh back. The play on bold elements against classic designs breaks free from the usual to create something for the bride that wants to let her personality shines through.

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For evening gowns, jewelled tones and elegant champagne hues coupled with sexy halter necklines and unique layering that offer a different gown silhouette for brides who want to show off her confidence.

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Steering away from the conventional, the Sheer Love collection features multi-dimensional looks that allow you to express your true style. From vibrant colours to unique fabrics and textures, every bride should be able to find one that suits her perfectly.

La Belle Couture is located at 87 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088508. Call them at +65 6327 3983, reach them on WhatsApp at +65 8626 9819, or email them at [email protected].

Credits: Images by La Belle Couture.