HDB Home Wedding Styled Shoot: An Elegant, Whimsical Affair

“A house is made of walls and beams. A home is built with love and dreams.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For most couples, getting the keys to your new HDB flat or condo is one of the biggest milestones of beginning a new life together as husband and wife.

But while it might be an unconventional choice, a home solemnisation or ROM can make one of the most meaningful (and affordable!) wedding venues in Singapore, to celebrate your union with your closest family and friends.

Besides checking out these helpful tips on planning a HDB or condo home wedding, we’ve got loads of inspiration for you right here in our HDB home wedding styled shoot!  

Featuring real-life newlyweds Kimberly and her husband Ben in their own 4-room flat, the entire space was infused with elegance and whimsy thanks to a gorgeous floral wall, an exquisitely designed wedding cake, and the bride’s beautifully embroidered cheongsam.

These images would not have been possible without photography by Maritha Mae, styling by Chere Weddings & Events, dresses by Dang Bridal, hair and make-up by 27a.co, flowers by Bloomen.co, cake by Winifred Kriste Cake, catering by Personal Chef Singapore and tableware by Presented With.

A word from Chere Weddings & Events:
“If you ask a Singaporean, “Where do you think is the perfect place to hold a wedding in Singapore?”, you will probably get a whole list of renowned hotels and resorts. People often forget about the one place that Singaporeans hold closest to their hearts – their very own HDB flats.

There is a saying that goes, “Home is where the heart is”. As typical Singaporeans, our hearts lie in the homes of our HDB flats. It is the place where we return to for the smell of home-cooked meals after a long day at work; where we spend most of our time bonding with our families; and most importantly, where memories and milestones are created, as well as remembered, for a lifetime.

Weddings are considered one of the biggest milestones one can ever have in their lives. Be it an old or new HDB flat, memories of your big day will leave a mark within your homes, allowing you to remember some of the best parts of your life whenever you wake up to a new day.

Held in collaboration with The Wedding Scoop, Chere Weddings & Events brings you a unique and contemporary project, photographed by the lovely Maritha Mae. The inspiration for the styled shoot came about through the idea of intimate venues, and one’s home is definitely the most unique and never-been-done venue you can choose. Holding a wedding within a HDB flat keeps the celebration intimate, carefree, and real.

Contemporary colours of lush white, blush pink, navy blue and gold were complemented by velvet touches and brass metals. Velvet was one of the main stars of the shoot, with wedding essentials made of rich velvet, from the vow book designed with a lush navy-blue colour to the silvery grey ring box.

Make-up and hair was done by Marie Soh from 27a.co. Her professional skills brought out the couple’s stunning features in a jiffy, harmonising their looks with the overall theme of the shoot perfectly. The contrast of the bride’s dark berry lips and the soft traditional cheongsam complemented each other perfectly.

On the bride was a lace cheongsam dress from Dang Bridal, which was complemented by a bouquet designed by Bloomen.co. Consisting of mostly white florals and minimal greens, the addition of teal and navy-blue ribbons finished off the luxe look of the bouquet.

At the same time, the groom was getting dressed in a navy blue suit together with an elegant white floral boutonniere designed according to the shoot’s theme, with a white pocket square completing his look.

The shoot began in front of a backdrop laced with greenery and white florals put together by Bloomen.co. Shades of gold were infused into the picture, with hexagonal frames adding a touch of unconventionality to the overall design of the flat.

Wedding cakes are a mandatory element at every wedding, even for a celebration held in a HDB flat. The cake was prepared by Winfred Kriste Cake, and had creamy white icing and fondant florals emphasized by tints of baby blue, black and grey. It was a cake designed with minimalistic and calming tones, which stood out magnificently on top of a white cake stand.

The dinner table was complemented with touches of gold by utensils from Presented With, filling every bite taken with luxury and grandeur. The table stood out with splashes of blue and white from velvet tablecloths, along with classy champagne glasses, blue candles and white florals with touches of green.

To craft a perfect dinner scene, indulgent dishes plated with extravagance and detail by Personal Chef Singapore were served. Yes, with a home wedding, you can invite your very own personal chef into the kitchen for some exquisite dining too. The chef would be preparing and cooking the food right in your very own kitchen, and this could serve as entertainment for your guests as he or she puts together the dishes.

It took extra effort and time for the food to be made in line with the concept of luxury and modern living, while highlighting aspects of Singapore with little orchid flowers as decorations at the same time.

On the coffee table was a silvery metal tray filled with traditional Nyonya snacks, a small detail which stood out well amongst the deep tones found around the flat.

One advantage of having your wedding within your flat is definitely the photoshoots – almost every corner can make a perfect backdrop to your photos. Be it potted plants adding a touch of green and nature, cement-filled tables and chairs at void decks, or even the layers of flats and windows found in front of a HDB, these are scenes one can only find in the residential blocks of Singapore.”

 

It’s always a privilege to share the work of wedding creatives with our community. Thank you to all the talented folks who took part in this styled shoot!

 

More home wedding and pre-wedding inspiration
Where Love Resides: Style Blogger Nellie Lim and Zhe Han's Home Wedding
Right at Home: Alvin and Stella's Pre-Wedding Photos in and Around Their BTO Flat
Making Mooncakes: Seik Yeu and Serene’s Home Engagement Shoot
Alexander and Cynthia's Poolside Wedding at DC Residency
A Wedding At Home: A Styled Shoot
Kenny and Grace's DIY Home Engagement Shoot
“What Is Love?” A Shoot Inspired by Puuung's Illustrations on Everyday Love: Part 1 and Part 2

 

 

{Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.}

 

Vendor Information
Concept, Co-Producer and Exclusive Publisher: The Wedding Scoop
Concept, Planning and Styling: Chere Weddings & Events
Florals: Bloomen.co
Photography: Maritha Mae
Cheongsam Wedding Dresses: Dang Bridal
Hair and Makeup: 27a.co
Cake: Winifred Kriste Cake
Catering: Personal Chef Singapore
Tableware: Presented With


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