- Posted on Tuesday, 10 March 2015
It’s always heartwarming to see love going beyond cultures and borders, and here’s one with Woo Ram and Rosanne who incorporated both traditional Chinese and Korean elements into their nuptials, as skillfully captured by KC Wong of Feelm. With the help of Nao Ishiyama of Watabe Singapore, their bridesmaids and groomsmen, this dynamic pair knew exactly what they wanted when they lined the hall of CHIJMES with rented props that they got from multiple sources, and how gorgeous did it all turn out!
A word from the bride…
“Couples usually introduce their love story by starting with, “We met…” Ours is a little different. ‘We met’ each other at a different place and time. I ‘met’ him at Kenny Rogers Roasters in 2005 when I just graduated from junior college and was having a break before enrolling into the university. Or rather, I caught sight of a really hot guy while I was queuing at the restaurant. And that was him. He was with his friends and I was with mine. Dinner ended for me and I left the restaurant thinking, oh well. He ‘met’ me when I went for my university hall orientation and he happened to be my senior. What were the odds? And the rest became history.
For our wedding, we incorporated touches that represented both our cultures. Marrying a Singaporean Chinese woman also meant that he had to go through the whole gatecrashing experience and boy, getting him to eat durian puffs was hard work for my bridesmaids. Our wedding favors were Korean book-tag souvenirs hand-picked by us from Insa-dong in Seoul and we made the ahjummas (aunties) at the souvenir shop very delighted that evening because we practically wiped out the entire shelf. I wanted a rustic yet romantic theme for the wedding ceremony and wanted specific props for the décor. That was when I decided to rent props from different suppliers to achieve the style I wanted. Our groomsmen and bridesmaids were such troopers putting up the décor and making sure the vendors arrived on time for set-up that evening. From the “LOVE” marquee lights that added a rustic touch to the historic feel of CHIJMES hall to the pastel pink standing flower arrangements with clusters of candles, I could not have asked for more. To represent the union of families from two different countries, we had a map printed with Korea and Singapore linked with a heart shape in the middle, imprinted with our names. This “map” theme was also portrayed in the Thank-You cards placed on the tableware at the dinner banquet.
This wedding was also bittersweet for us as we lost our beloved Chihuahua in February 2014. It was very difficult planning for the wedding after she passed because we always thought she would be with us the day we became man and wife. In honor of her, and also knowing in our hearts that she would want us helping other dogs, we donated a part of our family and friends’ gifts of love to an animal welfare charity organization. In loving memory of her, we also got Stoic Girls Illustration (who printed our wedding invites and Thank-You cards as well) to design a card with our favorite image of Toto our Chihuahua and these cards were given to all our wedding guests. That made us feel that she was there, being part of this big day and that she never left our hearts.
To all grooms and brides-to-be, plan early and act early. Kick back and enjoy the beginning of the rest of your lives.”
Thank you for sharing, Woo Ram and Rosanne, may your marriage be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Photography: KC Wong, Feelm
Wedding Dresses: Time Taken To Make A Dress
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids' Outfits: Designed by the bride herself
Groom’s Outfit: MVIO Korea
Groom’s Shoes: Prada
Groomsmen’s Outfits: Designed by the bride herself
Hair & Makeup: Lois Park
Flowers: Elite Flora
Décor: IM-Perfection, Elite Flora
Wedding Planning: Nao Ishiyama, Watabe Singapore
Wedding Favours: Souvenirs from Seoul
Stationery: Stoic Girls
Catering: Tung Lok Events Catering
Entertainment: Acoustic Saturday
Car Rental: Eurokars
Videography: Dazza, Tinydot Photography