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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