Wedding planners spend their careers creating dream weddings for other people and are often constrained by costs and client’s preferences. But what if they had free reign? Three planners share their dream wedding mood boards.
Cheryl Tan, The Wedding Concepteur
“When it comes to conceptualising a wedding theme, I love thinking out of the box and drawing inspiration from everything around me. Glamping is not a new thing, even in Singapore. However, I have yet to see anybody using it as an inspiration for their wedding, probably due to Singapore’s unpredictable weather.
My dream wedding would have a “Glamping Paradise” theme. It celebrates Singapore as a garden city, and would consist of three connected teepee-style tents at an outdoor space such as Fort Canning Park or even a neighbourhood park like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
A tropical touch would be added via lots of plants, including the monstera leaf. The colour scheme would be beige, white, wood, gold and black, which collectively give a homely and cosy feel.”
DREAM VENDOR LIST
Venue stylist Med Kärlek Inc
Venue Fort Canning Park
Gowns Pallas Collective from Australia
Photographer Maritha Mae
Angela Tioanda and Caroline Tan-Reed, The Wedding Stylist
“We’d love to plan a wedding with a modern, minimalist theme featuring lots of sleek and clean lines. The colour scheme would be all-white, and it would involve different non-floral materials such as mirrors, acrylic, glass, marble, fabric or even paper. One of the event stylists we admire is Gideon Hermosa from the Philippines, especially for his ability to transform any venue with flair and class. Locally, we love the works of Fiore Dorato and CC Lee Design.
It’s not easy to find unconventional wedding venues in Singapore. For a modern-minimalist look, we would go for a location that offers a “clean canvas” to be transformed. Interesting venues include art galleries and warehouses. MOCA@Loewen comes to mind.
As for the bridal gown, we would go for one with intricate details or a bold couture gown to contrast with the clean lines of the decor. Recently, we’ve been intrigued by the fashion house Ralph & Russo, who created the gown Meghan Markle wore for her engagement portraits. Our go-to boutiques for designer gowns are The Proposal Bridal and Belle and Tulle. Another great place that offers rental of designer gowns is Truly Enamoured.”
DREAM VENDOR LIST
Event stylist Gideon Hermosa, Fiore Dorato or CC Lee Design
Venue Warehouses or art galleries like MOCA@Loewen
Gowns Ralph & Russo, The Proposal Bridal, Belle and Tulle or Truly Enamoured
Phillane Cheng, Med Kärlek Inc.
“After working on weddings for a couple of years, when it came to designing my own, it was a huge challenge. I’m my biggest critic and there are so many brilliant and talented vendors I admire and look up to. Some, I have the honour to call friends and work closely with. If I could do my wedding all over again, I wouldn’t want to change a thing. But if I could add these details into my actual wedding, it would’ve been even better.
Our theme was organic, neutral and elegant. We wanted the wedding to be about the people we love, so the set-up was minimal because we wanted to give time and attention to the people around us. We had our wedding solemnisation at a church and our banquet at Conrad hotel. If there was one thing we wish we did, it would be to hold one more in Perth. It’s where my husband proposed and a place we call our second home.
I would have also liked to have set a portion of the wedding in a forest or garden in Perth. I love the idea of a cosy, forest wedding (I love trees!). It would have been an intimate celebration with just our closest family and friends. The main design elements include bulb lights, texture from fabric and leaves, and lots of plants! The furniture would have included raw wooden benches and wooden tables.”
DREAM VENDOR LIST
Florist Floral Magic
Gown Caramel & Co.
Suit Dylan & Son
Invitation and thank you letter for guests Gift of Grace
Rings LivLov Fine Jewelry & Wedding Rings
Hand-dyed ribbons Eirene Artisan
Photographer Samuel Goh
Images 123RF.com, provided by wedding planners Instagram Accounts @caramelcompany,
@floralmagic_, @eireneartisan, @livlovjewelry Text Compiled by Karen Fong.