- Posted on Thursday, 29 September 2016
It’s where they celebrated birthdays, relationship milestones, had their proposal and then…their wedding! Winston and Genevieve’s modern glam nuptials at The White Rabbit, planned by Amperian and snapped by Eggs Benedict Chan, is where bold black and white stripes and vibrant red anemone blossoms are softened by a blush DIY flower canopy and lush greenery hanging from the ceiling.
And a little look at the bride’s lovely engagement ring…
How did he propose?
“He asked me out to dinner one day and told me to be ready by 6pm. He usually pulls up right in front of my gate where I can see him. It hit 6pm and he was nowhere to be seen. 10 minutes passed and I decided to send him a text message to check if he was in a jam. He didn’t reply…and this was probably the first time he had ignored my text when I asked for an ‘ETA’ (Estimated Time of Arrival).
I got worried and started to call him. He didn’t take the calls which made me more nervous and anxious. Then as I peeked out of my gate, I saw a vehicle parked right in front. I tried to get a good look at the driver and realised it was one of Winston’s close friends. He told me to get into the car because Winston told him to get me as he was running late. Which was a white lie by the way.
I had so many questions in the car like, ‘Where are you taking me?’, ‘Where’s Winston?’ and ‘Why is he late?’
Well as we got to the final drop-off location, I realised that it was The White Rabbit, a place where we go to for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. As I got out of the car, Winston’s friend told me that he would be leaving me to walk to the restaurant on my own. As I walked down the bamboo-lined canopy, I realised there were petals on the ground but didn’t think much of them as I knew that The White Rabbit is famous for weddings and it might be some petals they missed out on. As I continued walking down the canopy, I realised there were pictures hanging – many many picture frames of Winston and I – from the very first picture we had taken to the most recent. I knew that he had planned something but still wasn’t sure what it was.
I then followed a path laid out for me with more petals. This path led me to yet another path which was lit with tea lights that ended at a swing. On the swing was an envelope that had my name on it. I opened it and read it in silence. It was a letter written by Winston that told me how much I meant to him and at the end of it all, it said, ‘Now, look up I have something to ask you’ and suddenly there he was, on one knee, with a ring.” ~ Genevieve
What was your theme and colour palette?
“From the very start of my wedding planning journey I knew what colours I wanted for my wedding and they were burgundy, gold and blush. After much discussion with Amperian on what theme I should go for at The White Rabbit, we decided on ‘Modern Glam’.” ~ Genevieve
How did you decorate your venue? Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“I wanted to undertake many DIY projects for my wedding as I feel that it’s more personal when you incorporate your own effort into your wedding. So for my ROM I strung flowers to create a flower canopy at the solemnisation area.” ~ Genevieve
What sort of wedding favours did you opt for, and why?
“We didn’t opt for any wedding favours but instead got sugee cake from Quentin’s and distributed it to our guests.” ~ Genevieve
Do you have any other special stories to share?
“It was a relatively small ROM consisting of only 16 family members as we wanted it to be intimate and meaningful.” ~ Genevieve
Do you have any tips and wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“It is never too early to start planning and scouting for good deals. Let your vendors have input on what they feel will be best for your wedding as they really know best.” ~ Genevieve
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“Marriage is about give and take where the husband gives and the wife takes. Just kidding. Marriage involves a lot of patience and understanding. Actively ask each other how you are or how your day went. It helps with communication and also acts as stress relief at times.” ~ Genevieve
Congratulations on your marriage, Winston and Genevieve! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Venue: The White Rabbit
Photography: Eggs Benedict Chan
Wedding Dress: Jessicacindy Wedding
Bride’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Groom’s Outfits: Ermenegildo Zegna and Ted Baker
Groom’s Shoes: ALDO
Jewellery: Tiffany & Co. and Vivo Diamonds
Hair and Makeup: Cleo Chang Makeup and Hair
Décor, Flowers and Stationery: Amperian