- Posted on Wednesday, 08 May 2019
Before flying off to Switzerland for their elopement, Nathanael and Gracie threw an intimate wedding in Singapore for their closest family and friends.
The couple’s special day was held in the charmingly colonial setting of Masons restaurant in Gillman Barracks, and was planned by The Wedding Concepteur, styled by Wulala and captured by Nicolethen Studio. Decorations were kept simple and natural, with plant leaves used in table place settings and a minimal yet stylish floral arrangement as their photo wall backdrop.
Their mutual love for helping children with special needs was also celebrated through providing cookies made by MINDS Bakers as wedding favours. Another meaningful aspect of their wedding came in the form of jewellery that the beautiful bride wore – she eternalised her late father's handwriting onto a cuff, symbolising him walking down the aisle with her.
How did you meet each other?
“We were colleagues at our previous workplace. We both share the same passion of teaching children with special needs.” ~ Nathanael and Gracie
How did Nathanael propose?
“It was a simple and intimate proposal. We both like beaches and sunsets. Our proposal took place as the sun set at a quiet beach in Koh Samui. Gracie was completely caught by surprise as she thought we were just taking a few pictures (with our tripod mounted).” ~ Nathanael
What was your wedding’s theme/style/colour palette?
“As Nathanael likes action figures and LEGO, we incorporated his interests in his groomsmen’s’ boutonnieres. We also had our stylist decorate the venue with mini LEGO figures.” ~ Gracie
How did you decorate your venues? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“With the help of our talented friends, we designed a wedding brochure consisting of the welcome and thank you messages, worship song lyrics and menu. It contained subtle details revealing our plans of heading to Switzerland for our ceremony and other counties thereafter for our honeymoon. Gracie also handmade a box of bridesmaid gifts comprising jewellery, bath bombs, and hand creams for her bridesmaids.” ~ Nathanael
What sort of wedding favours did you opt for, and why?
“We opted for a jar of healthy nuts and raisins assembled by workers with intellectual disabilities at MINDS. We wanted our wedding to reflect our likes, passions and who we are. We are extremely happy that we could support MINDS and people with disabilities through our wedding.” ~ Nathanael and Gracie
Any other special stories relating to your wedding?
“Instead of a formal gown pre-wedding shoot overseas, we had one talented friend capture some casual shots at places that are significant to us. Some of these places include the former workplace where we met, the location of our first date, and our favourite Thai restaurant. We also had had some shots with Nathanael’s toy collection, and some photos taken at Punggol beach because we are beach lovers!
We got ourselves a Beauty and Beast tea set for our Chinese tea ceremony as Gracie is a fan of the fairy tale. Our parents were cool with the idea.” ~ Nathanael
Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms to-be?
“Be open to ideas and don’t be afraid to have wedding styles that differ from the majority. It would be good to have a notebook to pen down thoughts, conceptualisations and how you envision your special wedding to be. Most importantly, it has to be something both of you are comfortable with and find it meaningful and memorable.” ~ Nathanael and Gracie
Any tips or advice on what you think makes a strong marriage?
“It is important to have the same belief and similar principles. To us, it is about being anchored in Christ.” ~ Nathanael and Gracie
Congratulations on your marriage, Nathanael and Gracie! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Photography: Nicolethen Studio
Hair and Make-up: Adeline Ariel Lim
Gown: Divine Couture
Suit: Narry Bespoke Tailor in Bangkok, Thailand
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Thread Theory
Planning: The Wedding Concepteur
Wedding favours: MINDS Bakers