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7 years ago / wedding

Eat, Drink and Be Married!

The question I got most when I was engaged was, "So how's the wedding planning coming along?"

Those who know me will know that I'm a planner, with a capital P. Especially after all those years in events, I have been conditioned to make sure that for every plan A in place, I already have backup plans B,C,D,E all ready to roll. So when it came to the biggest event of my life, naturally I would have it seamlessly planned and executed.

The only one thing that I left to chance was the wet weather plan. "It NEVER evers rain in June!" the then-boyfriend declared and insisted that a marquee wasn't necessary.

And so, that marked the first time in my life that I decided to wing it (even though my sixth sense was telling me it's a terrible, terrible idea) and as luck would have it, it starting pouring at 5pm - the kind of category 5 rain with full thunder and lightning.

The skies ended up clearing up at exactly 6pm after an hour of "I told you so" and me trying my best not to burst into tears because I already had my makeup done (by the incredibly talented Sam Ong by the way).

When the ceremony finally started at 630pm after a slight delay, the air was chilly and there was a post-rain breeze that lasted through the night. The weather could not have been more perfect.

I learned three lessons that day:

1) I should trust my sixth sense more.

2) This is the start of learning to listen to this man who is going to be my husband, even though I don't always agree with what he says.

3) Everything will be alright in the end.

I got things the way I wanted for the wedding - it was styled with a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme with a perfect cerulean colour palette at this gorgeous colonial house amidst lush greenery. We marched in to a classical rendition of A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys and I managed to convince the swordbearers "not to ruin it for me" by letting us proceed with the ceremony without any forfeits or dares which usually come alongside military weddings in Singapore.

I remember grinning and waving as I walked down the aisle which explains my silly wide smile in all the photos. I should have kept it cool and composed... like Kate Middleton you know? Damnit.

The only problem of taking charge of everything yourself and not delegating to your bridesmaids is that you'll end up forgetting about your bridal bouquet when marching in. Which in retrospect, I think was a blessing because the flowers would have ruined the photo ops of the military ceremony.

Post ceremony, it was time to get the party started! We had free flow of alcohol - beer, wine and of course champagne which I might have had one glass too many.

I'm really glad we decided to have a friends-only event (don't worry, the folks had a traditional banquet the week after which I will write about next!)

Everyone partied the night away under the open sky and the fairy lights, I never wanted the night to end.

... and then you meet one person, and your life changes forever.


Venue | One Rochester

Wedding Planner | Host

Makeup | Sam Ong

Hair | Johnson (Tel: 81620275)

Bridal Shoes | Stuart Weitzman

Wedding rings | Bvlgari

Wedding dress | Silhouette The Atelier

Second wedding dress | Alice + Olivia

Groom’s attire | Custom made suit from Paul's Fashion, Bangkok

Bridesmaid’s outfits | ClubCouture

Candy bar | The Mr & Mrs

Paper Pom poms | MerryLove Weddings

Pre-wedding photography | Zachary Yong

Actual day photography | Inoue Photography

Videography | Vocare Videography

Tiffany chairs hire | Tiffany N Such

Wedding favours | Customised York choco mint patties from David's Bridal

Customised wedding coasters |

Stationery | The amazing Kayson (ksonsandratay at

Calligraphy | Clarence from Craft

Guest registration cards | I got the most adorable wedding advice mad libs from Etsy.

Cake | I highly recommend you go for a real cake instead of the fake styrofoam cake nonsense. Mine's from One Caramel and it was absolutely delish!

The rest of My Wedding Journey here.