Shakespeare in Love: A Styled Shoot on the Set of the Tempest


“Hear my soul speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service."

Well, our hearts certainly flew when we encountered the towering set of the Singapore Repertory Theatre's "The Tempest". Moved by the sheer theatricality of the annual staging of Shakespeare at Fort Canning Park, we were extremely privileged to be granted access to shoot on the impressive book set just days shy of it being taken down.

Who else could we ask to model than the beautiful actress and female lead of "The Tempest", Julie Wee? The ever-imaginative Chen of Chen Sands Photography captured this styled shoot, and her vision of Renaissance-inspired details was brought to life with the help of Love, Yu, Silhouette The Atelier, Charmaine Tok, Gioielli and Heaven in a Wild Flower. Come immerse yourselves in the magic of Shakespeare with us!

























A word from Chen…
“I’ve always been impressed by Singapore Repertory Theatre's productions, but this year they surpassed themselves with the tallest stage ever built by the company. Erected especially for The Tempest, the entire production was a delight to watch, and on leaving the show all I could think of was the beauty of the play and the romance of Shakespeare - so much so that it inspired this styled shoot! We wanted to see how brides could infuse some Renaissance romance into their look, taking cues from Shakespeare. We looked at old Renaissance paintings of portraits and even the colours of the flowers used in famous Renaissance paintings to inspire us. I worked with each of the talented vendors to uncover elements we could use to inspire today's brides to borrow from Shakespeare's time.

With our model being the beautiful and talented Julie Wee who starred in the show, and set on the actual stage of The Tempest mere days before it was to be taken down, we felt extremely privileged to get this once in a lifetime opportunity! Thank you to the Singapore Repertory Theatre and to Julie and of course, all the brilliant vendors who contributed their talent and time.”

Styling tips...
“For hair, try a middle parting and bold plaits adorned with pearls and rhinestones. Bring some extra romance to your bouquet using colours and flowers that have extra special meanings in famous Renaissance paintings - pink flowers were often used as a symbol for newlyweds and cornflower blue the sign of heaven.

Add a little theatrical drama to your gown with a flowing cape! Or for a more subtle take, move away from the traditional sweetheart neckline and try a straight or square style.”


{To all the wedding vendors who worked with us to bring this shoot to life, you are absolute stars and it is a delight to share your creativity with our community!}


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Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.


Vendor Information
Co-production: The Wedding Scoop
Photography: Chen Sands Photography
Venue: On the set of Singapore Repertory Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park - "The Tempest", set design by Simon Higlett
Wedding Dress With Cape: Love, Yu
Illustion Neckline Wedding Dress: Silhouette The Atelier
Hair & Makeup: Charmaine Tok
Hair Accessories: Gioielli
Flowers: Heaven in a Wild Flower
Model: Julie Wee