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