- Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017
You’ve seen their dramatic pre-wedding photo shoot in Budapest and now we’re delighted to share their purple-tinged Singapore garden and ballroom wedding at Alkaff Mansion and The St. Regis Singapore photographed by Trouve, with lush decor and flowers by Boenga.
Watch this short film of the couple's wedding day captured by Substance Films…
What was your theme and colour palette? How did you decorate your venues?
“We picked Alkaff Mansion as we knew that we wanted an outdoor gazebo wedding right from the beginning (as I’d envisioned myself walking down a grass aisle in my Galia Lahav gown). The theme for the morning solemnisation and lunch reception was 'The Pristine Affair', with a colour palette which was predominantly white with touches of lilac.
For the evening, we wanted a romantic and elegant theme thus our hearts were set on The St. Regis Singapore for its opulent decor! We left much of the wedding decor to the imagination of Hari from Boenga and he took our breaths away with his idea of building a 3D gazebo furnished with hanging chandelier crystals and a generous amount of flowers, personalised with our wedding logo for the stage! The stage was bathed in purple lights to create a very romantic mood. I could not stop smiling during my first march in as the entire ballroom was done up so beautifully just as I had envisioned during the planning stage.” ~ Wan Ting
Did you undertake any DIY projects? What sort of wedding favours did you opt for, and why?
“We opted for Molten Brown bath sets from The St. Regis Singapore as we wanted something useful for our guests, and it just so happens that Molten Brown is one of our favorite toiletry brands!
We DIY-ed our solemnisation wedding favours as we wanted something special for our closest and dearest. It was an idea inspired by my good pal Amanda – mini drawstring bags hand stamped with a portrait from our pre-wedding shoot that contained a mini USD fan, an anti-mosquito patch and a personalised thank you card as we were worried that it would be very warm in the outdoor solemnisation area.” ~ Wan Ting
What are some of your favourite memories from the day?
“I think it is the little and finest details that we spent a lot of time and thought on that are what truly made our wedding memorable and special. Our journey started from the moment we planned this big party! We wanted to take this opportunity to let our loved ones feel special and important, thus we hand delivered all our bespoke wedding cards designed by Natasha Design! We wanted to make the evening reception fun and memorable thus we surprised our guests by showing them our overseas video shoot taken during our last trip to Europe – all our guests loved it! We also replaced the usual romantic second march in with a fun and quirky dance with our big bridal party of 20 to Justin Timberlake’s 'Can't Stop This Feeling'. To end the night on a high note, we specially arranged for a dessert buffet and second live band to entertain everyone from 11pm-2am so that we could continue the party in the ballroom and let our hair down for some good fun!
Both of us agree that the most emotional and romantic moment had to be when we were exchanging our vows. Saying our personally written vows under the beautiful gazebo was a magical moment which will be etched in our minds forever. It was our first promise to each other as we entered into a new life together.” ~ Wan Ting
Do you have any tips and wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“A wedding is an once-in-a-lifetime affair, so you should just plan the wedding exactly the way you want it to be! It's going to be a process where the couple needs to discuss, compromise and finally agree on many different decisions. Budgeting is very important; like purchasing a house or a car, you should always have a budget in mind. Don't stretch it to the max as there tends to be more costs involved as you get nearer to the date. The theme and expectations should also be set early so that you do not have to rush in the end.” ~ Wan Ting
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“Both of us strongly believe in making time for each other and making each other our first priority; these are the two most important aspects of a strong relationship or marriage. We should constantly woo each other, and make sure there will always be date nights to keep the love and relationship strong and interesting.” ~ Wan Ting
Congratulations on your marriage, Andy and Wan Ting! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
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Number of Guests: 380
Venue: Alkaff Mansion (solemnisation) and The St. Regis Singapore (dinner reception)
Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav from The Proposal
Evening Gown: Made-to-measure gown from The Proposal
Cheongsam: Francis Cheong The Atelier
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid Dresses: Oui
Groom’s Outfits: Dezenno Uomo Tailoring
Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin and Septieme Largeur
Groomsmen’s Outfits: Benjamin Barker
Hair and Makeup: Cleo Chang
Decor and Flowers: Boenga
Stationery/Paper Goods: Natasha's Design
Entertainment/Emcee: Chermaine Cho (emcee), Magdalene Wong (harpist) and Rob Collins and Stage Crew (live bands)
Photobooth and Roving Photography: LiveMoments Productions
Videography: Substance Films