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Hi Guys!

Finally the long awaited Official engagement pic by Nathan Wu is out!!! Yeay!!! I’m so happy!

Unfortunately no pictures of me doing my make up, because eventhough I kept asking for someone to get the Nathan to come up, turns out no-one knew who the professional photographer was because everybody else was holding a DSLR camera. Talk about a mistaken identity. Lol!

Anyhoo… the pics turned out really good! And best yet, Nathan took many shots of the deco and ambience and most importantly my DIY Felt flower bouquet. Thats the most important thing! Oh…the colours…so dreamy…..it was just how I had pictured it in my mind from the start.

MY DREAM ENGAGEMENT PARTY!!!

SUPER LOVE IT!!!

Still, all this “dream come true” wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for all those who came especially early, who braved the heat and worked hard to put my vision into reality. These are the guys I salute and truly appreciate. Not a word of complain, not once did they take a break, yet full of dedication and effort to help us out.

Really can’t thank them enough!

A SINCERE TOAST TO ALL THE HELPERS, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND MAKING THE EVENING POSSIBLE!

BELLE, SIMON, DEBORAH, NICOLE, JANELLE, RAYMOND, GEWEI, LYNDI, ALEXANDRIA, ADAM, WEI CHUNG, EUGENE, ELIZABETH, JONATHAN YEO, DILLIAN, IAN, JONO’S AUNT JENNY AND SAMANTHA. (Hope I hadn’t miss out anyone)

A toast to the Professionals!

Of cos not forgetting my very patient make up artiste, ANDY, who patiently help me with my hair and makeup and accommodating to my indecisiveness.

Clarice Hee: our wedding co-ordinator from Seb’s Bistro really did alot to help us manage everything as well as made sure that everything was right on task, she even got down to doing the  work, trimming our runners for us. There is definitely no regret in opting for Seb’s over all the other venues.

Nathan Wu: our official photographer for being so dedicated and taking loads of wonderful pics for us. Giving us a beautiful display of the event itself and making the memory a visual and lasting one.

Lastly, Poppy Floral Studio for being so attentive and listening to what I really wanted, the colours of the flowers as well as the choice of flowers seriously complete the whole deco and theme. It was SPOT ON! Too bad nobody took pictures of the floral arrangements on the buffet table. It was G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!! I absolutely love the GENEROUS bunch of Hydrangeas!!

The one person tht I have to thank most is Jono. For being so patient and supportive and allowing me to share my ideas and helping me create my “Dream Engagement Party”.  One can only imagine all the “BRILLIANT” ideas and imaginations I had, and how persistent I can get just to have it all!!! Hehehe….. all to make it memorable. Wonder what I’m gonna come up with for our customary banquet in 2013 0.O”

Alrite…without further a do let me share with you some of the Brilliant pictures!!!

“Cherish”, the “Heart” and “Star” wand all painted by Jono! Aren’t they pretty? And the mugs were his Starbucks Collectibles from all over the world.

Isn’t the combi really pretty? Doesn’t the colour all stand out and create a dreamy, gardeny and bubblegum pop feel? 

Got the set from TYPO at Wisma, and the cupcake flag from “I wanna go Home” at Great World City for a good deal! 

The pink runners came in a big roll and Jono measured and cut each one to precise proportion and measurements! Definitely his thing!

(Do you need pink runners? Email us)

Coloured palm fans bought from “All Good things Wedding” at only $1.50 per pc, and the name tags were created using my new-found skills in illustrator. 

Cage bot in Arab Street for $20 (I think) and the tag again was created on illustrator this was our Ang Pow Box.

(Anyone wants to rent the Cage for your Ang Pows for $10?)

Oh..the photo guest book that I slogged for months to get done! My pages of art!

Lanterns bot in Chinatown and from SKP. Seriously…who would ever thot it  would be so hard to get lanterns off the shelf and cheap. The only ones we could find were online and they cost a bomb. These ones took us hours and hours of walking all over Chinatown to find. But it was a good deal after all and a good way to spend quality time with the Hubby!

(Anyone wants to rent the Lanterns for $4 each?)

Crepe paper ribbons and trimmings designed by Nicole and tied on by the ladies and boys! Definitely made the “Aisle” perfect!

These flags I cut from various designed scrapbooking paper and then hot glued to a pink ribbon. 

Jenny Ah yee, Lyndi and Deborah helped to tie the string ard the tree and helped to hang up the pics I brot. Good thing I had a huge stash of pictures way beforehand. 

The Ring Pillow that I made from scratch using the a mini pillow, white felt and lace trims that I had, to give it a more bridal feel instead of the original turqouise pillow that I had bot. Then I added the pink and turqoiuse ribbon that was used throughout all the other deco as the ring ribbon to match the theme. 

Elizabeth and Nicole is incharge of the photobooth because they are the polaroid experts. The instruction sign was created on my illustrator as well. 

The thing that took me 2-3 months to complete! The thing I am most proud off. My FELT FLOWER BOUQUET and the Boutanniere and corsages that I handstitched and put together.

Want to see more? Check out more pics at our Engagement Party Album on Picasa. 🙂 or click the link below to view the slideshow using Flash.

https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf

Want any of the customed DIY things you see on this post for your own wedding but you are too busy to do them yourself? I’ll do em for you at your choice of colours as well as match your theme. 

Do you need suggestions or advise on your own special day or do you need someone to help you co-ordinate your own special event for you with a more personal touch? 

Feel free to email me or leave a comment on this post, and perhaps I really can assist you in creating your dream wedding! 

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As promised here’s a picture of the completed felt bouquet!

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Because I had already made a few felt flower templates of my own, I decided that I’d add them into the ones that I’d sewn from the kit. Turns out to be a rather nice combi if I must say so myself :p

What do you think?

Then I decided to add colored ribbons to the stem so that it will match my theme, to give it The Bubblegummy look! So sweet and bubblegummy, that you’d want to have a bite off the bouquet. 🙂

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Oh! And I also added posies, to make the bouquet look fuller.

Now who wants to catch the bridal bouquet?!?!

I suppose this is an acquired taste… I bet most brides in singapore still dream of a more traditional/ conventional kind of wedding, and so they’ll still prefer to hold a real flower bouquet instead of an artificial one. 🙂 on the contrary, I prefer something that can withstand the test of time.

So I guess I chose to be different. But then again which bride wouldn’t?? I’m quite sure many brides out there likes to be creative and that they’ll want their wedding to be unique and unlike others.

I met a couple of ladies who told me that they have so many ideas of how they’d want their wedding to be, but they never got down to executing it. They either felt that it was going to be too time consuming and strenuous, or they feel that it was not gng to be cost efficient at all and so they have to minimize everything, then there r those who feel that they didn’t want to go through with the trouble. However they did it, at least 1 out of 3 of them wished they should have just try executing at least 1 or 2 of their ideas.

I really wish the ladies here would do more for their wedding then leave it as it is. Perhaps not so extravagant but at least a little thought and personalizing… Of cos I’ve seen a couple who did try, and I really kudos them for wanting to be different! And if you have the money, why not splurge on it (wisely and reasonably of cos), because it’s gonna be a “once in a lifetime” thingy. So go ahead and make the best out of it, create something you’ll remember for the rest of your life, live through that whole experience of preparation for as long as you can, because the preparation and hardwork is a process that you’ll enjoy and you’ll experience that sense of satisfaction when all is done and created!

I do admit that I’ve been tired and somedays exhausted… But not one day did I feel I wanted to give it all up. In fact, the more I did, the happier I felt, and the more I didn’t want it to end. 🙂

Crazy?? Maybe.

So.. If you are like me… Broke and do not have a huge trust fund or rich parents to fund your wedding, then go DIY like me. Give it a shot! Be your own wedding planner, manufacture your ideas yourself, Be creative! Trust me you’ll appreciate the experience!

The count down continues…..

Approximately 14 days to go!!

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