Ting Ping and Edward’s Gorgeous Wedding in Capella Singapore

Ting Ping and Edward walked down a fairy light aisle in their gorgeous wedding in Capella Singapore, with 3D projection of their story in the ballroom, and a confetti popper dance party!

When they first met in university, Chen Ting Ping, 32, Programme Manager, and Edward Chua, 33, Partner Technology Manager, discovered that they were total opposites! Over 11 years of dating, they learnt to embrace each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The couple tied the knot in both Singapore and Taiwan, with a gorgeous wedding celebration in Capella Singapore on 29 July 2018, where they walked down a fairy light aisle, and had a confetti popper dance party, beautifully captured by Antelope Studios.

How did you meet each other?

Ting Ping: We met in the National University of Singapore as hall mates, where coincidentally, we were living in the same stack (Edward was in room 411 and I was in room 511). We are two vastly different individuals—Edward is the flashy extrovert while I’m the introverted other. Edward loves chaos and mess while I’m OCD to a T.

It was definitely hard work through the years, learning to embrace and appreciate each other’s strengths and weaknesses. There is definitely a diffusion of traits in both directions. Over the course of 11 years, Edward has gotten tidier and I’ve learnt to accept that mess is part and parcel of life. We always joke that if we were to have a kid in the future and he or she picks up the good traits from both sides, that’ll be one pretty awesome kid!

What do you love most about your partner?

Edward: Her meticulous planning and thoughtfulness.

Ting Ping: His brilliance and impossibly high EQ. It was definitely not love at first sight for either of us but rather, over time, we realised we’re the missing piece that completes the other person’s jigsaw. Now we are simply inseparable!

What was the proposal like?

Ting Ping: The proposal was in Hokkaido, Japan. I was on a business trip and Edward had tagged along. We extended our stay by another week. The sneaky Edward had secretly contacted the resort we were heading to and flew in my best friend plus his sister to help stage the proposal. They even engaged a local events planning team for the overall planning. Needless to say, I was very surprised and blown away considering the Japan trip was decided very last minute, literally two weeks before the trip!

How did you create your wedding?

Ting Ping: The wedding was the result of hours and hours of wedding research. We knew we wanted a wedding focused on our guests, not just another event where people go through the motions of a standard wedding banquet. Hence, we spoke to several vendors that we had shortlisted to seek their professional opinions. This included Bryan, our wedding day photographer from Antelope Studios, who gave us the perfect suggestion to conduct the gatecrash, tea ceremony, solemnisation, and banquet in the same venue if possible. This saved us so much time from having to shuttle between our homes. We googled various wedding planners both locally and overseas for inspiration on what would make a good programme on the actual day and we’re so glad it all worked out!

What was your wedding day like?

Edward: It was definitely an epic day of fun, laughter and a little chaos. Capella Hotel was very accommodating and let us have the gate crash, tea ceremony, and solemnisation all in the same venue. This saved us plenty of time and we could actually start the day at 8am instead of the usual wee hours in the morning.

Ting Ping: Everything just magically fell into place without us having to worry or oversee, a clear sign that our vendors are amazing. They were all working their magic in the background – laying carpets, setting up flowers and backdrops. We did however forget our rings and had to scramble to retrieve them from the hotel villa five minutes before the solemnisation ceremony! It was a lot of joy seeing all our family and friends gathering under one roof and it was very satisfying to hear how they thoroughly enjoyed the programme we’ve prepared for the day.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Ting Ping: Definitely the confetti party! Each one of our guests held a handmade party popper (made by our bridal entourage), gathered around the dance floor, and on the count of three, there was confetti exploding everywhere with dance music blasting in perfect synchronisation.

The Size of the Wedding: 300 guests in Singapore // 200 guests in Taiwan
The Cost of the Wedding: $130,000
The Venue: Capella Singapore // Shangri-La Taipei
The Wedding Day Photographer: Bryan from Antelope Studios for Singapore // Ying Sir from LinLi Boutique 林莉婚紗 for Taiwan
The Gown: LinLi Boutique 林莉婚紗
The Bride’s Shoes: Bride’s own
The Suit: Custom made in Taiwan
The Groom’s Shoes: Groom’s own
The Engagement Ring: Blue Nile
The Wedding Bands: Cartier
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Taobao
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Taobao
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Gerra from The Beauty Society for Singapore // Emma from LinLi Boutique 林莉婚紗 for Taiwan
The Wedding Cake: Pommes D’amour 愛情蘋果for Taiwan
The Florist: Floral Magic for Singapore // TJ. Hanaya for Taiwan
The Wedding Planner: Bride herself
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Ying Sir from LinLi Boutique 林莉婚紗
The Videographer: Ryan from Simplemotion for Singapore
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Papypress for Singapore // 晶喜坊 for Taiwan
The Wedding Favours: Garrett Popcorn and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
The 3D Projection in the Ballroom: Ooffle
The Fairy Light Aisle, Stage Lights, and Aisle Runner: 1011 Productions
The Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides

Credits: Images by Antelope Studios

Shermaine and Kelvin’s Wild, Botanical Wedding at Chijmes Singapore

Shermaine and Kelvin showed their wedding guests a wild time with a lush flower bar and a coffee cart at their beautiful botanical wedding, held in Chijmes Singapore.

Shermaine, 29, and Kelvin, 32, really wanted their guests to have a good time at their wedding, and in lieu of traditional wedding elements, the couple kept their guests entertained with a coffee cart and a beautiful flower bar. With lush botanicals and bright neon signage, their wedding at Chijmes Singapore on 18 March 2018 was a beautiful and intimate celebration that involved a lot of fun and laughter

How did you create your wedding?

Shermaine: Having attended numerous weddings before our own, we knew the importance of engaging a wedding planner if we wanted to enjoy ourselves throughout the wedding journey. We are grateful to have had Ashley from The Wildest Dreams, who was there for us every step of the way.

Coming from a fashion background, I worked closely with Ashley to conceptualise and develop a wedding theme based on our personalities and stories. As guest experience was our top priority, we had to create a wedding which was relatable and entertaining.

What was your wedding day like?

Kelvin: We are not fans of traditional wedding practices and so we did away with many elements such as the gatecrashing, “yumsengs”, video or photo montages, cake cutting, table-to-table photo-taking, and second march-in.

In place, we worked with several vendors, whom Ashley fully liaised with, and had a coffee cart, photo wall and flower bar installed. All these meant we had all the time and energy in the world to mingle and catch up with our friends and families!

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

When one of our guests commented that it was the most unceremonious yet entertaining wedding she has ever attended, we knew we had our dream wedding.

The Size of the Wedding: 220 guests
The Wedding Planner: The Wildest Dreams
The Wedding Venue: Chijmes Singapore
The Photographer: Nicolethen Studio
The Wedding Stationary Suite: Papy Press
The Styling and Florals For Dinner Reception: Elite Floral
The Bouquet, Corsages, and Photo Wall: Floral Magic
The Neon Signage: Hello Confetti Dreams
The Dyed Silk Ribbons & Chair Sash: Eirene Artisan
The Flower Bar: Amperian
The Coffee Bar: Kafve Coffee
The Hair & Make Up Artist: Jyue Huey, The Makeup Room
The Wedding Gown: JessicaCindy
The Bride’s Shoes: Arezzo
The Groom’s Suit: The Bespoke Club
The Groom’s Accessories: Dior Homme
The Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring: Cartier
The Bridal Jewellery: Choo Yi Lin
The Wedding Candles: Jo Malone
The Wedding Favours: TWG Tea
The Caterer: Tung Lok
The Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides

Credits: Images by Nicolethen Studio

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Shyanne and Raymond’s Gorgeous, Organic Open Farm Community Wedding Party

Home baker Shyanne made her own wedding cake for her and husband Raymond’s gorgeous garden wedding party at Open Farm Community, along with other beautiful and personal handmade details by their family and friends.

Shyanne Oh, 28, Home Baker, and Raymond You, 33, Carpenter and Interior Designer, first met more than 12 years ago, but the time finally became right when they started working together. To celebrate their love, the couple threw an intimate solemnisation party for loved ones on 13 June 2017, styled in a gorgeous organic theme with a lot of DIY work by themselves and their family and friends, including bride Shyanne baking her own wedding cake!

Tell us how you met.

Shyanne: Ours is definitely not a typical love story. We have been through a lot, and are still trying our very best to create a better future for us ahead! We started off as colleagues in my uncle’s company, but I was working in the office while he was a carpenter at the workshop. That was when I was 20 and he 25. As I was new there, I tried to be really friendly to everyone, making friends to get a good rapport at work; but as time went by, we became closer friends, and soon enough we developed feelings for each other. Raymond is from China, and was holding an S pass then, while I’m a true blue Singaporean, who walked the normal route of education and all. Just a month ago, Raymond was granted a Singaporean PR! Can you sense our excitement?!

We met with disapproval initially given our differences, but as cliché as it might sound, love really is blind when you are deep in it! This might have been the most courageous thing I have done so far. And we believe it’s going to be a great decision that we both have made.

Fun fact! I got to know of it when we got together: he actually started noticing me when I was 15, when we had a family gathering and they were all invited to join in. He even remembered what I was wearing! Haha.

What drew you to each other? What’s one of the things you love most about your partner?

Shyanne: He tries his best to be romantic even though he is not! The effort is always there! We do the silliest of things together and he never fails to make me laugh when we are together. Our level of telepathy is so high that we tend to sing, say, or do things at the same time, so much so that sometimes it scares us!

Raymond: Her eyes! The way she looks into my eyes is one of the things I love the most.

What was the proposal like?

Shyanne: The proposal took place on a yacht, onboard Ximula Sail. It was a total surprise and a dream come true for me!

We were supposed to be just going for a date, which we haven’t been on in awhile due to our work load, but halfway through the journey into Sentosa, he had me blindfolded. That was when I started becoming suspicious, since all along we had talked about getting married. We had even gone ring shopping together, which we enjoyed for the great experience together, and are so happy that we got something for me that I love for life!

As I had my blindfold removed after I had stepped onboard, the first thing I saw was all my girlfriends gathered around, with fairy lights and our photos hung around the yacht, and definitely the big words that read, “Will you marry me,” on the sail! The next moment I knew, Raymond was down on one knee right in front of me! The feeling was so surreal! I had been looking at proposals online, with photographers, and never had I expected mine to be like one of those! It was such a romantic fairytale! I was so overwhelmed with emotions I didn’t know what to think. All I knew was, I said, “YES!” to the love of my life and I was getting married!

And, our captain of that day was celebrity Darren Lim! None of them had arranged for that, he just happened to be there gracing our big moment and this definitely made it even more memorable for us!

What did you want for your solemnisation?

Shyanne: We decided to go with an outdoor venue for our solemnisation. The greenery, garden theme is definitely my style and my dream! We went for site recees at several other locations but Open Farm Community definitely fit the bill best because we got the whole place to ourselves and the size of it made it warm and cosy! We wanted it to be a small and intimate party where close friends and relatives can mingle and celebrate our best day with us, and I believe we did it, because they were coming up to us saying they enjoyed themselves, be it enjoying our speeches or the programme, and of course the food!

What was the preparation like?

Shyanne: SingaporeBrides was definitely one of the resources we turned to while looking for inspirations! The whole process of planning was very tedious, but who does not want their big day to be perfect? We’re so happy we engaged Wulala, run by Lalu who happens to be my friend, so it was not at all difficult to let her know what we wanted, and she even managed to work within our budget, which was great!

We also wanted to add personal touches so as to leave greater impressions on our guests as well as have the best memories and experience for ourselves. To start off, we had the best help from my cousin, who had a background in design. The invitation cards, place cards, menu, and quotes in frames were all done by her! For ourselves, we spray-painted the frames and did the leaf garlands for the dining tables. In fact, there was quite a lot of DIY, and without the help of all our angels, we would not have fulfilled our dream!

Our wedding vendors were marvellous! We had our friend, Lalu from Wulala, do up the solemnisation arch, photo, favour and dessert carts. Bloc Memoire were our photographers. Need I say more about them!? We had Rekordhaus as our videographers. All of them were great! We met once to get to know each other, to discuss a little about what we wanted, and that’s about it! They just played around that day and without a doubt they brought everything alive for us!

We had a very, very bad experience with K Tailor while making a shirt and a pair of pants. We even had to spend the same amount to alter the whole suit! We’re just so glad we managed to get everything done before the day.

Oh! We also had two vendors, our makeup artist and our florist, whom we did not meet before at all; any discussions done were only through Whatsapp! Take a look our bouquet and boutonniere; they were so pretty! Of course, the Open Farm Community wedding planners did a great job, from our food tasting, to table seating, and ensuring the day’s programme flowed nicely!

What was your solemnisation day like?

Shyanne: Our day started at 6am, when the makeup artist came over to our place to get us all dolled up, then we arrived at Open Farm Community at 10am, when I had to go place the final touches of flowers on our wedding cake, which I baked myself.

We had our ceremony at 11:30am at Open Farm Community’s lawn area, and we were so afraid of wet weather! We’re so glad the day was perfect, albeit just a little hot. After the exchange of vows, our guests were led to have some small cakes and canapés while we had our balloon release ceremony. We wanted to incorporate something special and to have everyone play a part in it, so instead of writing on guest books, balloons were given out to all to write their wishes for us before we all released them together. That was a wonderful scene!

Thereafter, lunch was followed with cake cutting. All in all, everything happened really quickly but we were so glad that it all went well with the help of our friends and family.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Shyanne: For me, it definitely has to be our solemnisation. The moment we have been waiting for, to say our “I do’s”. It was so magical. I never knew how much emotions one can feel, how much anxiety can fill one up, until that very moment. Looking into the eyes of my husband, I said my vows. It was so surreal that everything was happening!

Raymond: The solemnisation ceremony, for sure. I’ve finally caught hold of her, of our happiness.

The Size of the Wedding: 60 pax
The Cost of the Wedding: Approximately 15,000
The Venue: Open Farm Community
The Wedding Day Photographer: Bloc Memoire
The Gown: Jarlo London
The Bride’s Shoes: Pedro
The Suit: K tailor for shirt and pants // Benjamin Baker for blazer
The Groom’s Shoes: Pedro
The Engagement Ring: Cartier
The Wedding Bands: AW Jewellery
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Christine Chia
The Nail Artist: The Nail Artistry
The Wedding Cake: Baked by the bride, The Rosette Co
The Florist: My Floral Loft
The Wedding Stylist: Wulala
The Videographer: Rekordhaus
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Bride’s sister
The Wedding Favours: Self-potted succulents
The Solemniser: Mr Lee Ka But

Credits: Bloc Memoire Photography

Asyiha and Sahil’s Dreamy, Pastel Wedding at Our Tampines Hub

Asyiha and Sahil tied the knot in a dreamy, pastel wedding filled with flowers at Our Tampines Hub.

Nur’ Asyiha Binte Mohamed Rosli, 23, Flight Attendant, and Mohamad Sahil Bin Suhaimi, 25, Footballer, met after a football match. The couple celebrated their union in a beautiful, elegant wedding filled with dreamy pastel flowers on 5 November 2017.

How did you meet each other?

Asyiha: I was following a friend of mine to watch a football match at Jalan Besar Stadium. After the match ended, my friend wanted me to accompany her to have a late dinner with her friends, and he was there too. That was when we had our first conversation.

What drew you to each other? What’s one of the things you love most about your partner?

Asyiha: His personality because he is very funny and humorous. He always makes me smile and laugh. One thing that I love the most about him is his great patience for anything and anyone.

What was the proposal like?

Asyiha: It was very funny because I didn’t expect him to plan a romantic proposal, as he is not that type. We were in Bali for a short holiday and he told the driver to bring him to a nice, romantic place because he had everything planned out. I had no idea. He brought me to a quiet place, very high, with a beautiful view of the sea. There, he knelt down and proposed to me with the ring.

What was your wedding like?

Asyiha: I am a simple person. I would not gamble with loud colours. I wanted a garden-themed wedding, with a simple, nice mix of soft colours. So, we played around with flowers a lot.

What was your wedding day like?

Asyiha: It turned out to be more than what I expected it to be. Just what I wanted; simple, beautiful, and elegant. Perfect!

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Asyiha: When he announced that he accepted me as his wife. Haha!

The Size of the Wedding: 1,000 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: Approximately $35,000
The Venue: Our Tampines Hub
The Wedding Day Photographer: Nazri from Bliss Photo+Cinema
The Gown: With Love Yumi Bridal
The Suit: With Love Yumi Bridal
The Engagement Ring: Tiffany and Co.
The Wedding Bands: Cartier
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jovian Mandangie
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: With Love Yumi Bridal
The Nail/Henna Artist: Darwisyah
The Caterer: JAF Wedding Services
The Wedding Cake: Mdm Hasnah
The Wedding Stylist: With Love Yumi Bridal
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Nazri from Bliss Photo+Cinema
The Videographer: Nazri from Bliss Photo+Cinema
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Soiree Bliss
The Solemniser: Kadi Husin Bin Adam

Credits: Images by Bliss Photo+Cinema

Hanan and Adzfar’s Dazzling Raffles Town Club Wedding

Hanan and Adzfar made fashion-forward entrances to their beautiful, iridescent Raffles Town Club wedding!

Hanan Helme Al-Johary, 25, Entrepreneur, and Adzfar Alami, 30, Lawyer, first met when he became her tutor. In an elaborate surprise proposal at the airport, Adzfar moved Hanan to tears when he showed her all the sentimental memoribila he had kept over their five-year relationship. The couple tied the knot on 21 January 2017, in a dazzling Raffles Town Club wedding with two celebrations for their families.

How did the two of you meet?

Adzfar: I met Hanan through a mutual contact from a job attachment I did back in 2011 as part of my undergraduate requirement, as I was also a freelance personal tutor and Hanan was (apparently) looking for a tutor. At our first meeting, I thought to myself that this girl looked really young and I couldn’t believe that she was already 19 years old. I swear she looked 12! We only had a few lessons as her final exams were just around the corner, but we still kept in touch and eventually, started dating.

Hanan: Well, that basically sums it up. I would just like to highlight that Adzfar was late for our very first meeting, and he almost lost his chance, but he made up for it eventually with some cupcakes and Frappuccino. The poor boy didn’t know I hate coffee, but the cupcakes were more than enough.

What drew you to each other and what’s something you love about your partner?

Adzfar: Definitely her attention to detail, she always says and does the right thing at the right time. It’s not an easy skill to master, and I’m ever grateful to Hanan for this.

Hanan: His humility.

What was the proposal like?

Adzfar: I think I can answer this for the both of us, since Hanan didn’t have to do anything! It was a meticulously planned (it was!) proposal that had to be timed just perfectly. Hanan had always complained that I was not sentimental but what she didn’t know was that over the five years we were dating, I kept Polaroids, ticket stubs, event invitations, small Post-its she wrote me, etc. in a box under my bed and had prepared a scrapbook of sorts with a note of what each item meant to me or what we did that day.

I bought two identical white paper bags and filled one of them with all these items and passed it to her best friend (who happened to be an ex-colleague of mine) to hold on to, while I kept the other identical white paper bag. At the same time, Hanan was overseas for a modelling competition, and I was due to fly up with her parents to meet up with her once the competition was over. I brought one of the white paper bags, hidden in my luggage, overseas with me.

What were the identical paper bags for?

Adzfar: The plan was to keep Hanan’s most prized possessions (her heels, of course) in this white paper bag on the way back to Singapore, and “accidentally” leave the paper bag on the airplane once we disembarked. What Hanan didn’t know was that the duffel bag which I was carrying was stuffed full with crushed newspapers, which I emptied quietly when Hanan knocked out on the plane, and replaced with her precious heels. I then hid the white paper bag under the plane seat.

I also got her best friend to help prepare a banner that read “Hanan, Will You Marry Me?” (Her best friend had suggested that we just write, “Will You Marry Me”, but I was afraid that this might be construed as an open invitation!) Her best friend had also passed the airline staff the white paper bag with the scrapbook and other items I had prepared. The plan was to pretend I had left all her shoes on the plane, rush to the airline counter to ask them to hold the plane to retrieve them, and then to have the airline staff produce the white paper bag and hand it to us at the counter. Hanan would then look through the bag and find out that it’s full of the items I had saved over the five years, and her friends would appear from behind us and hold the banner up while I get down on one knee and propose with the ring that I had hidden in my pocket.

Hanan: It happened EXACTLY as Adzfar just described it, but he left out how I cried so much my makeup ran, and I looked like crap in the pictures we took after (which have “mysteriously” disappeared).

Can you describe what you wanted for your wedding and how you created it?

Adzfar: I wanted a table, the marriage contract, a slice of cake, and a wife at the end of it.

Hanan: Ignore him! We wanted to have “lights” as our main theme and each and every item to be centered around this theme. The stage would have white lights as the background, our clothes would be white or cream, and the ballroom would be filled with candles. We conceptualised the layout and the design, but had a wedding planner take care of the execution (and she pretty much delivered what we wanted, save for the candles which were apparently unsafe, but I guess you can’t have it all!).

The Wedding Guide on SingaporeBrides was a lifesaver, as we were clueless about where to begin and we were planning to have the wedding in around three months from the time Adzfar proposed. Once we had conceptualised what we wanted, we used the Wedding Planning To-Do List to make sure we had everything covered as getting married is one of those things that (a) you would never have done before and (b) would never do again!

What was your wedding day like?

It was a long affair, as we had two ceremonies at the same venue on the same day. The lunch was for Adzfar’s side of the family, while the dinner was for Hanan’s side of the family. But our wedding planner well, planned it very well, and everything was well executed. The ballroom was filled with our friends and family and we managed to get many pictures with most of our guests.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Adzfar: My speech! It was hilarious!

Hanan: You mean it was sweet and meaningful… Anyway, I think I can speak for the both of us (yes, I can) that the most memorable moment was when everyone queued (some for almost 45 minutes) to come up on stage to take a picture with us, and being surrounded by our loved ones really made it special.

The Size of the Wedding: 900 guests for a buffet lunch reception // 400 guests for dinner
The Cost of the Wedding: S$100,000 for venue, food, and performances
The Venue: Raffles Town Club Ballroom
The Wedding Day Photographer: Fokus
The Gown: Evening gown custom-made by Fiziwoo, Kuala Lumpur // Afternoon outfits by Fatimah Mohsin and Lulu Alhadad
The Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin
The Suit: Evening suit by Benjamin Barker // Afternoon suits by Fatimah Mohsin and Lulu Alhadad
The Groom’s Shoes: Carmina
The Engagement Ring: Mauboussin for Hanan // Cartier for Adzfar
The Wedding Bands: Maboussin for Hanan // Bvlgari for Adzfar
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Zalia
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Benjamin Barker
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Aizat, Malaysia
The Caterer: Makmur Restaurant // Fluff Bakery
The Wedding Cake: Fluff Bakery
The Florist: The Flower Godmother
The Wedding Planner: Sentimentals
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Rommentiq Events, Photography and Videography
The Videographer: Visual Surplus
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Soiree Bliss
The Wedding Favours: Quofic
The Solemniser: Registry of Muslim Marriages

Credits: Images by Fokus

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