Wedding at One Rochester | Vintage Carnival

Last October 2015, Miss Tam Chiak or Maureen Ow married her prince in a beautiful wedding held at UNA at One Rochester. As expected, our favorite Singapore food blogger made impeccable choices for her special day starting with a fun and inspiring vintage carnival theme and Styled Story had the honour to style it for her!

Like most weddings, first impressions are of the entirety of the event but we feel that what makes a wedding spectacular is the myriad of details that come together in glorious perfection so the guests and wedding entourage enjoy an enveloping experience from start to finish.

Some of the styling details included the tablescape with pencil topped handmade paper pinwheels reminiscent of whirling pinwheel games common in country fairs and European carnivals. We matched the paper pinwheels with customized Bingo cards and place cards that were hand-written in modern calligraphy for each and every guest.

Also placed on the table were pretty flowers in vintage cans, unique green vines seemingly floating across the tables, and lovely glass bottles filled with corn kernels as wedding favors. It also served as a thank you card with the tag “ Thank you for popping by!”.

The entrance to the reception was a hand crafted vintage signage that made a perfect backdrop for Instagram moments among the guests with dainty lace buntings, huge pink and white latex balloons provided by Give Fun. Guests were provided with authentic vintage carnival tickets shipped from the United States that were printed with unique numbers and tagged with a packet of confetti. The tickets also formed part of the entertainment as special gifts were raffled out before the end of the day.

Other interesting details added to create the carnival feel were the hand painted section plates, use of carnival names like carousel and ferris wheel, and a brightly-colored food display with an stunning wedding cake.

It was an amazing day for everyone. Planning and styling the pre-wedding pictorials and the wedding reception was a joy because Maureen and Chuan Kai dove into the spirit of the vintage carnival theme with enthusiasm and passion that’s very typical of Singapore’s most loved food and travel blogger.

Photography: Multifolds Photography
Overall Styling and Props: Styled Story
Balloons and buntings: Give Fun
Bouquet: Fiona Treadwell
Gown and Suit: Bridal Veil
Car: Volkswagen Centre Singapore (Alexandra)
Wedding Planner: The Wedding Concepteur

Whimsical Wedding at Raffles House | Singapore

Fairy lights, dainty flowers and old musky books… a celebration of love and marriage was the amazing choice for the wedding of Joerg and Mala. And what a beautiful event it was at the Raffles House at Fort Canning Park.

The colonial style Raffles House was the perfect setting for the Shakespearean wedding theme. Elegantly perched on top of Fort Canning, this charming black-and-white house, steeped with history, was absolutely sublime because of the privacy perfect for a small and intimate wedding.

To capture the theme of the Shakespearean play, we hang whimsical fairy lights, arranged moss and terrariums as centerpieces with stacked vintage books, and table numbers encased in beautiful glass domes.

A few advises for couples who are considering or have already booked Raffles House as their wedding venue in Singapore:

1. Raffles House is right smack in the middle of Fort Canning Park, which means it isn’t the most accessible place by car or public transport. Do remember to include a clear direction and map for your guests.

By Car: The nearest car park is Car Park A at the Registry of Marriage (ROM). It takes another short climb and leisure walk of 5-7 minutes to reach Raffles House.

By MRT: The nearest MRT to Raffles House is Clarke Quay Station. Locate the stairway opposite to Gmax Bungy Ride and on the left of Ministry of Communication and Information. It will be 15 minutes walk and you might want to consider putting up directional signs along the way.

2. Do prepare some mosquito repellents for your guests, just in case. We can’t really avoid those blood suckers in the middle of a park!

3. There are pretty strict regulations in the park and the house, so do remember to communicate them to your caterers and vendors to avoid getting unto unnecessary fuss.

Voila voila. Some small details you gotta take note of in order to enjoy the intimacy and tranquility of Raffles House. Hope our advises above help! Till next time!

Music-Themed Wedding at Raffles House Singapore

Back in March, we were invited to give a hand on the solemnisation ceremony of a very talented couple. They wanted a vintage musical themed wedding and that is very apt and fitting since the groom, Kelvin, is a talented drummer and the bride, Michelle, is a keyboardist. Such a lovely pair, these two!

To tease the guests and give them a glimpse to the melodious wedding theme, we came up with the idea of incorporating antique music scores into the wedding invitations. These were handcrafted, one by one, and then secured with twine and sealed with a customised wax stamp! Take a look at the below video at the crafting process!

The wedding reception venue was superb in itself as it was held at Raffles House in Fort Canning Park, surrounded by lush greeneries and features a colonial old world appeal. We styled the solemnization with an old violin and music scores to symbolize a key aspect in the lives of the couple… which is music.

Our favourite part of the styling is none other than… the DESSERT TABLE! Cakes and bakes were from Bloomsbury Bakers. We used a muted colour palette for the dessert table, with a few prominent vintage props like old travel trunks and rustic ladder to make it a simple yet eye-catching setup.

 

The whole event, from the planning of the details with the couple up to the day itself was great great fun and we’re so lucky and proud to be part of a significant chapter in Kelvin and Michelle’s life!

 

Xoxo

Wedding Engagement at The Marmalade Pantry Singapore

In April, we had the chance to be part of Ser Xing and Yueh Phern’s wonderful wedding engagement at The Marmalade Pantry at The Stables! The gorgeous couple wanted something different for their engagement and requested to make it more intimate for their family and friends. After some brainstorming with the couple and the florist, With Every, we came up with some quirky and fun ideas that we hope would make the wedding memorable for the guests!

Upon arrival, the guests were greeted with hand-crafted escort cards, each with their name beautifully written in calligraphy! We added some water color splatters to the escort cards as the bride loves colours, especially the colour red.

Nothing makes communication more fun and out-of-the-ordinary in today’s digital age for the wedding guests than using the traditional way of writing letters! The well-wishers were provided with dip pens, nibs and ink to write their congratulatory messages; they then sealed them in mini envelopes and post them through our very own French La Poste post box.

It was something different for the guests who playfully compared their calligraphy handwritings with one another, and nostalgic at the same time for those who missed writing letters.

WE HAD SO MUCH FUN planning this wedding and a big part of it came from the crafting opportunities Yueh Phern and Ser Xing entrusted us with- they made us fall in love with art & craft again with all those water colouring, wood painting, calligraphy, and chalk art!

We were invited to celebrate, wine and dine with them after an afternoon of set-up and man was the food at The Marmalade Pantry awesome (writing this blog post at 1.35am now is making us hungry)! Really grateful to have worked with this sweet sweet pair who are one of the nicest couples we have met thus far. Not sure if you guys would get to read this, but have a great time you two love birds in The States! Jelly much :\

Photo Credit: Bobby Kiran Yeo
Florist: With Every

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Wedding at Rider’s Cafe Singapore

It was a beautiful, glorious day in Singapore when Jeremy and Amy tied the knot at Rider’s Cafe in Fairway Drive. The rustic setting of the cafe could not have been more perfect with the lust surroundings, quiet ambiance, and magnificent horses, creating an almost surreal 1940s whimsical colonial throwback that charmed everyone to bits.

Together with the talented wedding stylist, Phillane, from Med Karlek, we created three key areas to add accent elements to the wedding theme: the Guestbook Table, the Dessert Corner, and the long table centre pieces.

We loved seeing the Dessert Corner with yummy naked cakes and bakes from Bloomsbury Bakers come alive with our vintage suitcases and trunks and other rustic knick knacks and props.

The Guestbook Table was a 1940s refurbished French La Poste Post box which was a quaint and relevant styling that generated a lot of interest and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities for the guests!

For the long table centre pieces, we used antique apothecary bottles and blooms which was delicately and artfully set in old, distressed tin cans amidst antique books that created depth and height as well as ideas for friendly banter among guests.

The wedding ended on a high that night when Jeremy and Amy did a second march-in with guests holding and waving sparkles – how magical! So glad to have Med Karlek and and Blooms Bury Bakers with us for the night and congratulations to the newlyweds!

Photography: Qiqi

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