There are so many criteria to picking the right venue. For one, it must be able to accommodate your desired number of guests. Some venues are suitable for a small-scale wedding; some have ballrooms that are so huge they can sit your entire clan.
For most weddings in Singapore, they are held in the ballrooms of hotels. This is mostly to accommodate bigger groups. The ambience of hotel ballrooms plays a big part in creating the mood for such a grand event too.
We picked The Fullerton Hotel Singapore for many reasons, with the primary reason being its rich history. Being patriotic Singaporeans ourselves, we had wanted something iconic of Singapore to hold our wedding at, and The Fullerton Hotel couldn’t have been a better choice.
When planning a wedding, the aesthetic element plays a huge part in deciding who will be part of your team. Everyone wants a venue that is nicely done up and decorated, and while there may be many DIY tips online, we prefer trusting a professional with the big task of beautifying ours.
That is a wedding stylist. You may think he/she is dispensable, but we are telling you – he/she will make or break your wedding. A wedding stylist is someone who will conceptualise your ideas and translate them into reality. His/her team will be in-charge of sourcing for props and decorating your wedding venue with them.
Our wedding stylist, The 1984 Store, proved to be the best choice for our Big Day #BradMelWedding. The dedicated team took care of the decor and styling of both our solemnisation and banquet venues single-handedly, and it took a big load off our minds.
We are partnering the lovely folks behind The 1984 Store to giveaway a free event/ party styling package (worth S$688). Head over to our Instagram page to leave a comment and join the giveaway!
So the planning for the Big Day starts. And you are suddenly overwhelmed by the list of to-dos. And you are frightened because you’ve heard too many horror stories about weddings gone wrong and whatnot.
You start panicking. Panicking because you don’t know how and where to start. But let us share something with you based on our own experience and from our recent wedding – there is no such thing as a perfect wedding. No matter how well-planned everything is, something will go wrong. And it is only normal. Just remember – this one-day affair will only be beautiful because you and your partner are ready to embrace a life together ahead.
We are beyond grateful for the presence of so many of our family members and closest friends for our wedding weekend, and with that, we share the highlights of our wedding, as well as tips on planning a wedding.
Thank you to every single one of you who made #BradMelWedding possible!
Dessert tables are all the rage these days for all events, and no event is complete without an attention-grabbing spread of desserts.
Because we are such suckers for desserts ourselves, we needed a massive dessert table on both days of our weddings. That was pretty much a prerequisite of #BradMelWedding, and it was something we placed much emphasis on for we knew it wouldn’t just be us who would get all excited over a table of colourful sweets.
Planning this wasn’t difficult at all with Creme Maison Bakery, who knew exactly how a dessert table should be done. Tell them your requirements and preferred desserts and they will bring a wonderland to your wedding. Well, they did for ours.
You know what is one way to really impress your guests and make them happy at your wedding?
TO HAVE A LLAOLLAO BOOTH, OF COURSE!
We did it and it proved to be among the most talked about highlights of our recently concluded wedding celebrations. Llaollao Catering is the newest arm of the very popular Spanish froyo brand, and it is an idea that is nothing short of refreshing. Our guests agreed that arriving early for the cocktail reception was well worth it.
Tucked away in a little corner in Telok Blangah is what used to be a retreat bungalow owned by the Yemeni Alkaff family. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante provides a nice respite from the fast paced city areas in Singapore, perching on top of Telok Blangah Hill (used to be known as Washington Hill). This well-known location was once the centre of high society parties and other events, besides being a family home to the Alkaff family.
Since the mid 1990s, Alkaff Mansion Ristorante has been known to serve award-winning cuisine to patrons but ever since LHN Culinary Concepts took over the reigns in 2010, the restaurant finally restored its splendour and has become one of Singapore’s go-to dining spots and event venue for corporate, private events and weddings.
Here is what we enjoyed the most from Executive Chef Simone Depalmas’ intricately crafted menu, strongly influenced by his Italian roots.
If you and your partner are looking to tie the knot, look no further. The Westin Singapore is inviting all couples to participate in their video contest where you stand a chance to win an extravagant wedding package worth almost S$50,000 at The Westin Singapore (inclusive of a wedding banquet at the Grand Ballroom). Other exciting prizes include a 2-night stay at selected Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the region.
The competition ends on Friday, 31 July 2015 and winners will be announced at The Westin Singapore’s Wedding Showcase on Saturday, 1 August 2015. Admission to the event is free (registration required) and complimentary light refreshments will be provided.