- Posted on Tuesday, 30 September 2014
If you never thought you'd see the words 1950 and Universal Studios Singapore in the same sentence, be prepared to have your socks blown off. Today's featured wedding showcases the nuptials of fun-loving couple Marc and Lyn, as seen through the lens of Yu Hsin of Tinydot Photography. The best part about throwing a shindig in a theme park? Getting to party with none other than Elmo, Oscar and Cookie Monster - talk about nostalgia! It's the perfect recipe for kids and kids at heart.
Some words from the couple...
How did you meet?
"We first met through mutual friends while we were studying and working in London."
How did he propose?
"Marc proposed to me in Walt Disney World Orlando. Whilst I was engrossed in catching rides and planning our route around the park, he wanted to walk behind Cinderella’s Castle in the morning, which I found rather fishy. It turned out he had secretly planned a scavenger hunt for me with the help of the Disney crew in order to pop the question. We had to search for clues hidden inside rides, and nooks and crannies all over the Magic Kingdom. The final stop was to look for the ‘Perfect Moment’, a species of rose in the garden in front of Cinderella’s Castle. As fireworks lit up the sky, he went down on one knee with the ring in his hand, and he asked me to marry him. It was very sweet!" ~ Lyn
What was the theme of your wedding?
"Our theme was 1920 to 1950's-inspired Old Hollywood. It was fun, vibrant and all that jazz! Our colour palette consisted of black, ivory, white, gold and silver."
How did you decorate your venues? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
"We looked for a venue that did not require too much decorating; we wanted to keep our colour palette simple so as not to clash with the existing background. We began decorating by laying out casual photos of ourselves in different photo frames around the venue, and the engagement photo album doubled up as the guest book.
All the addresses on the invitations were handwritten, as we believe nothing beats a personal touch. We tried to use the same fonts, designs and colours in all the little details, e.g. the invitations, cake, wedding favours, programmes, signages and even the DIY angpow box. We created a website to provide guests with detailed information about the wedding, rather than print out additional sheets to go with our invitations."
What sort of wedding favors did you opt for, and why?
"We opted for photograph print-outs for every guest to take home. The backdrop of New York Street looked beautiful in photos! Our guests also had the option of taking photos with Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar. They certainly helped to keep the guests well occupied!"
Any tips or wedding planning advice for other brides and grooms to-be?
"Planning a wedding can be arguably one of the more stressful things you can do as a couple, especially when you’d like to cater to the needs of every guest. Perhaps by prioritising (through the use of a list) which area of the wedding you deem most important, you can slowly work through every item, do away with the less important ones and organise your wedding budget. Think about what truly reflects you and your partner’s personalities and work to your strengths. Consider signing up to the mailing lists of vendors as you might get a good deal on something you’ve been eyeing."
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
"We’ve only been married for 7 months so perhaps our views hold less weight, but we think that a strong marriage needs effective communication, mutual trust, and lots of intimacy. It's important to understand each other’s ways of expressing love and how conflicts can be prevented or resolved. It helps to share similar life goals and beliefs, too - it takes two hands to clap, after all."
Congratulations on your marriage, Marc and Lyn! May it be every bit as beautiful (and fun!) as your wedding!
No. of guests: 230
Venue: New York Street, Universal Studios Singapore
Photography: Yu Hsin, Tinydot Photography
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Bride’s Accessories: Brides of Melbourne and Oh Dina! Millinery
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Forever New
Bridesmaids' Accessories: Alannah Hill and Lovisa
Groom’s Tuxedo: Felix Neo, Ni’or Creation
Groomsmen’s Waistcoats & Accessories: Topman
Hair and Makeup: Jovie Tan, The Little Brush Makeup
Engagement Ring: Graff
Wedding Rings: De Beers Jewellery
Flowers: Sing See Soon
Stationery / Paper Goods: The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly (formerly Wedding Paper Divas)
Cake: Resorts World Sentosa (design/cake topper from us)
Catering: Resorts World Sentosa
Wedding Favours: Photo print-outs by Al Tan, LiveMoments Photography
First Dance: Lim Sing Yuen, Jitterbugs Swingapore
Entertainment: Summertimes Eleven and High Notes
Videography: Zech, Substance Films