It's been a peak season for weddings in June and we finally had time to sit down and reminisce the luxury romantic wedding we had two weeks ago at the EMPRESS. One of our favourite wedding venue.
Melvin & Lynn came to us exactly a year ago to help plan their wedding from scratch. They had no idea where they should hold their banquet but their only concern is to have good food and entertainment. We short listed a few venues and the couple decided on EMPRESS. With lots of superb reviews on their food and services, EMPRESS quickly became a popular wedding venue in 2017/2018.
Conceptualised and styled by our exclusive styling partner 8Dec, the couple went for a luxury, & romantic theme in colours of Navy Blue, Gold and Teal.
Photo Displays & Ang bao box.
The couple wanted their guests to bring home a little something that could blossom with happiness just like their love for each other. These succulents by Meadows & Clouds were loved by the guests and some even asked for more.
As some of their family members are from overseas, the couple wanted to show them their childhood pictures not as the usual childhood montage, but as a table number display that runs according to their age. They encourage their guests to go around the tables mingling with each other while checking out their pictures at different ages. How nice is that.
An intimate wedding means no elevated stage, so everyone can be close to each other and mingle at ease.
The main stage area is right in front of the bar counter where we hung a huge signage suspended from the bar shelvings. "Perfect Imperfection", it's the imperfection that makes them perfect for each other. What a beautiful quote.
The evening kick start with the Matrimony Ceremony with Melvin's nephew leading in with a signage saying "Su Su, Last chance to run!", followed by the niece holding on to the wedding bands and lastly, the bride accompanied by her Mother.
Dr Phua as their Justice of Peace. Just like all the reviews, Dr Phua was friendly, jovial and funny.
Surrounded by the landscape and overlooking one of our Singapore's famous tourist spot. Their guests from overseas had a great deal of sight seeing that evening.
After the Solemnisation, the guests proceed indoors for their wedding reception. They were welcomed by Canapés and drinks served by EMPRESS.
Entertainment is a huge part of most weddings. The couple wanted their guests to have lots of fun and excitement, so we got our host for the evening TGW (Twins Gone Wrong).
Dinner banquet begins as the live band welcomes the Bride and Groom with "All of Me" by John Legend.
That was an unforgettable moment for both Melvin & Lynn.
In line with their theme and colour, Creme Maison baked this tiffany blue contemporary looking fondant cake but keeping its tastiness with 3 different flavours made up of Caffe Kaya Toast, Nutella Brownies and our all time favourite, Earl Grey Lavender.
Time for a sumptuous dinner hosted by EMPRESS @ ACM.
And I'm sure she is a Happy & Hungry Bride =)
Half way through the dinner, TGW got everyone moving their feet, cracking their brains and laughed till they drop as they played a floor game revolving around their hashtags #mnlhappymoments
After which the couple returned with their 2nd outfit for champagne popping and toasting.
I must say that the recent trend is "what is a wedding without letting everyone know your secrets!"
As it goes deeper into the night, everyone is warmed up properly by the Emcees and the live band. So, we got the couple dancing!
Our 2-pcs band “Blissful Love” featuring Fong & Isaac brought so much joy to the crowd and got everyone singing and dancing along to the couple’s favourite sound track from ‘Friends’. It's really good to see that everyone is enjoying the night!
Finally, it's time to bid farewell and slowly everyone stroll their way out with the succulents and the tailored hand drawn Thank you cards in their hands, giving their blessings to the couple as they say goodnight.
Congratulations to Melvin & Lynn for finally tying the knot. It's been such a great pleasure and honour bring your wedding planner. We had lots of wonderful laughing and sharing sessions that make this journey a memorable one. Wishing you both eternal bliss & happiness. Cheers to Love, Peace and Happily Ever After!
Photography: Joy De Vi
Wedding Planner: Glittering Carousel
Styling & Floral: 8Dec | Meadows & Clouds
Entertainment: GC Live Music
Wedding Cake: Creme Maison Bakery
Venue: Empress @ ACM