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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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Above picture was taken from Ruffled.

Putting the whole look together is proving to be quite an uphill challenge for me man…. Not becos its difficult to find the things I like…or issit about the cost…but more because I simply WANT EVERYTHING!!! ARGH….it gets a little frustrating when you are as fickle minded as me. It comes to a point where I know I’d made a final decision but few months down the road…I have a change of heart and then I can’t decide If I’d prefer the first or the second choice.

So anyway here’s the reason for my rambling above…. I’m not sure if i’d mentioned before but I had sort of chosen the “IDEAL” bouquet for my engagement/wedding. Which consists of mostly blue hydrangea and a little touch of pink from peonies or eustomias.

My Ideal Bouquet. (Hmmm..now that I look at it again…it is made up of mostly pink eustomias instead of blue hydrangea. ….i think its blue to me..only becos of the blueish background….)

Rite…so anyway…since I had an ideal bouquet in mind…I have also negotiated to have a replica of this bouquet for my enagagement by Poppy Floral Studio. And I have to say…it is a bit too costly for me to afford…but I was persistent to make it work…so I asked P.F.S if they could do a smaller bouquet that will lower the price. I must say….PFS is very accomodating. 🙂

And since its so…I am quite happy that I was able to negotiate for a cheaper yet similar (but smaller) bouquet …(tho jus a tad cheaper). I put that thought aside….and believe that on my enagagement day I’ll be holding on to a replica of this pretty and enchanting bouquet of flowers…

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Let’s Fast Forward

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I was happily surfing through sites where I think I could purchase pretty pillbox birdcage fascinators for my wedding….not the exaggerated ones…but rather a simple yet classic piece….(minimalist is the way to go, don’t you agree?)….when I realise that I could actually DIY one on my own…which will be much better…so I went on and look for websites with tutorials on creating a pillbox hats…..lo and behold….I found a website that sells Fabric Flowers!! Oh my …from that moment on….my mind went crazy with ideas….first it was to put to the Felt flowers on my hat…later…it became having Felt flowers on my Hat plus a bouquet of Felt Flowers with Buttons to compliment the hat!!! Gosh….and it spiraled up and up…..

And I found a seller who held classes tht will teach you to create the hats with pretty coloured flowers and buttons….and besides hats, she customizes Felt bouquets for Brides-to-Be. And I must say…her creations are Fantabulous!!! Let me share with you the lady who creates and sells her Felt Bouquet… (They are SO DARN PRETTY!!!)  She is none other than ….Princess Laserton

Introducing …….

The Felt Flower Bouquet

http://princesslasertron.com/2011/08/melissas-bouquet/

You can go to the website to have a look at some of her work. And if u like em…you can order em from her…. they are so pretty!!! I feel like I would like to get one just like that, but in my colours of cos. 🙂 Needless to say, I do not have that much $$$ to play around with….So…I decided that instead of purchasing one….I’d try to create one for myself, and Jono suggested that I start with one stalk first to see if it’ll work before I embark on entire bouquet project.

Besides Felt Flowers…there are also other options…..in case you prefer something more sturdy and lasting……

A Brooch Bouquet

Really…its just as nice as a Felt Bouquet or a Live flower bouquet.

Brooch Bouquet not your thing?…..Fear not….there is also a Pretty yet Fun option…..

The Button Bouquet

Picture taken from an Etsy seller for Button and Fabric flower bouquets, you can go check out her store, Kotton Kandy Creations aka Kotton Kandy 52.

In fact I think that it is rather unique and extremely timeless….meaning you can keep this bouquet for as long as you live and you can reminisce that special day. Idea rite? The people who came up with these ideas (Felt flowers, Brooch, and Buttons bouquet) are Genius!!!

I really LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

And it is in fact quite a trend among the European/Caucasian wedding. After surfing thru countless wedding sites and blog…I noticed that quite a lot of western couples uses bouquets like that…instead of Live Flowers…of cos Live Flowers are still popular and widely use…but this kind of handmade bouquets are becoming quite popular too, especially to those who love to be different and are not afraid to think out of the box. That’s why I love following them….they are so good with their ideas and crafts…I mean they practically DIY everything, from their clothes to their furnitures, to their homes and even their weddings. Simply Amazing. Us Asians aren’t that crafty… i feel.

Sooooo……Anyway…….

Let’s hope that I’ll be able to put aside all my outdoor activities and make sure I stay at home to finish up my Guest Book as well as this new project that I am embarking in. Jono is rather skeptical that I’ll be able to get anything done let alone completing one project…. hehehe….. he worries that I am over-ambitious with every new project I wan to create…..and that I have too much thing to do and no time to do em all…. I don’t blame him… Indeed I have too much on my plate at the moment. Worry Not!! I always manage to finish what I start…when it comes to crafts and as long as I have a goal in mind. I will make it happen by hook or by crook!

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So what do you think?  Will I be able to do it??

Do you think that I’ll manage to succeed in creating my own Felt Flower Bouquet? Or will I get suck in by my own LAZINESS and never- ending PROCRASTINATION, and end up buying a Live Flower Bouquet?

Stay tuned for the outcome!!

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