There are three things I love most about Keith and Marissa’s wedding day in Singapore. First, Marissa’s wedding dress. It was both sexy and sophisticated with a fully-embellished sheer overlay and nude lining underneath. The beaded flowers and leaves embroidered on the dress gave such a pretty effect too! Second would be the dusty blue bridesmaids’ dresses in varying styles. This was a great choice since the fit, color, and cut of each dress was made just right for each bridesmaid. Last but not the least, I loved the berry-colored flowers decorating the reception venue. They added vibrant pops of color to the entire celebration, right down to the fun photo display with Keith and Marissa’s special moments as a couple. What a beautiful celebration, indeed! And I bet you’ll find even more things to love about this wedding as you scroll through these photos by Anne Naig.
How did you choose your color palettes for the reception details and your entourage’s outfits?
For the reception, I wanted something romantic but also with a pop of colour. Aly, my wedding florist from Gathered and Styled, proposed some really great color palettes and we went ahead with rich juicy berry colors! She also did a backdrop for a small improvised stage where we did our champagne toasting with big tropical leaves that were dried and painted with draping lacy foliage. I left Aly to go crazy with this one and it turned out so beautiful.
For the church wedding, the bridesmaids wore one of my favourite colors–dusty blue. They’re of different races and I feel like this colour complemented every skin tone! I wanted each of them to look different rather than wearing the same dress so I asked them to select their own bridesmaids dresses. Thankfully, they were so happy with this decision as they all have very different styles!
What can you tell us about your attire during the ceremony and the reception? What was the inspiration behind each of your outfits?
For the ceremony, I knew from the get-go that I wanted a high-neck, halter without a long train and although it was very tough finding such a specific design, I finally found it at a small boutique called Queen of Hearts. I loved the details of the dress–beautiful lace with beads.
I then changed to a Sarong Kebaya for tea ceremony and reception. This is unique to the Peranakan culture and Keith’s Mom is a Peranakan. She bought me the outfit and added jewelry pieces that were handmade, from earrings to pendants and a piece called Kerosang to attach the front of the blouse. She lent me one of her beaded heels to complete the outfit. For Keith, he wore a red batik shirt with a dragon motif.
For the 2nd part of the reception, I changed to a mermaid style red dress, rented from Luxe Wardrobe while Keith walked in with a Barong top to embrace his Filipino heritage. I paired the dress with sneakers that Keith proposed to me to (we both wore the same pair of sneakers!). This outfit was so great as it was so comfortable. I wanted to be able to dance the night away!
What was unique about your wedding?
We had all our guests rock up in sneakers! Our main goal was really to ensure that all our guests have the best time and danced the night away! And of course, in their most comfortable pair of sneakers. Also, a pair of white sneakers was placed at the reception table as a “guestbook” where guests can sign anywhere on the shoes.
How would you describe your wedding day?
It was such an emotional day filled with so many sad and happy tears! I married my best friend and I can’t believe the amount of love we received from our family and friends–it was extremely heartwarming. I just didn’t want the day to end. And oh yes, by the end of the night, my husband puked on my dress. What a crazy day!