Ken + Lily Wedding Highlights!

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Hi all, I know this waaaaaaay overdue. But as requested by Wedding Diary brides-to-be and readers who have dropped me emails for my wedding entries. So here goes, a super photo-heavy post with few wedding tips. It’s simply sweeet to recall the memories of my own wedding (: I wanna thank all of you for being so patient with me.
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How did we choose our wedding venue?
Choose venue that close to your hearts would be a really nice touch! As for us, it was ‘love at the first sight!’
When I (Lily) was very young (compared to now! Haa! ) remember walking pass the Chijmes Hall when a wedding was being held there. Even from far away it captured my imagination I couldn’t help being drawn closer to have a proper look. I remember it was early evening then, and quite simply the most beautiful venue imaginable, with the warm lights reflecting off the stained glass and the tall white walls with chandelier both awe-inspiring and strangely intimate! Since then I know that one day I will walk down the aisle in this place. Furthermore, we’d like to have not so typical wedding venues with nice ambience. And yeah.. Our heart goes to Chijmes!

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Wedding Setting
– Rectangular table setup for 8 pax and tons of Baby’s Breath ^^ We choose white, green with flashes of silver and blush as our color theme. As we wanted the hall look elegant, cozy, yet romantic with vintage garden vibe to compliment Chijmes Hall.
For the food we had 5-Course Modern European Sit Down Dinner By Chef D’Table (Chef Jason). The guests were extremely surprise and satisfied with the food (taste and presentation). One of items is the winning dish at California Raisin World Culinary Challenge – Represented Singapore in Las Vegas. Yummm!

What inspired us when we were planning our wedding?
It was important to both of us to have a small and intimate wedding. We wanted the day to be a true celebration of the start of our marriage and to be about us as a couple. We decided to focus on family, close friends, delicious food and nice ambience. For us, the day was not a blur. Instead, we have so many wonderful memories shared with those closest to us.
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Our wedding cake – customized cupcakes decorated with swirl cream + sprinkle pearls + individually wrapped with lace liner and “I Do” tag + ribbon. And not to forget the two cutie piggie topper!!

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surprise in the middle of the second march-in, moved me to tears.
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Our host of the night Mark van Cuylenburg, aka “The Flying Dutchman”
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08. KenLily_@Chijmes

Budget tips – Not to let financial pressure from the wedding cause stress in your relationship. We decided early on that we would not begin our marriage financially stressed, so we made a budget for the wedding. Be flexible and compromise! If you spend more on the thing you loved, spend less on other things. The most important is stuck to the overall budget.

Advice – to enjoy every minute of the day, not let any small glitches upset you, because your wedding day was all about marrying a wonderful man/women and nothing else mattered!  Don’t get caught up in the technicalities of the day,but rather enjoy the meaning behind what the day represents.

Hope you all love what you see! (:

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