At most weddings, it would be the restaurant or event managers to oversee the decoration and settings. However, Becky, and her groom King, took a very DIY wedding (do-it-yourself) approach at their wedding dinner reception recently.
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Needless to say the DIY stroke gave off a very personal touch to the event. Becky shared that the couple designed the menus on their own and folded the napkins for the wedding reception. “Pinterest has lovely napkin folding ideas and they are really easy to follow as well!”
The couple said their vows earlier in the day at church in the presence of relatives and family friends. The Open Farm Community dinner was a more private affair for immediate family members and for Becky and King’s closest friends and colleagues.
It was the Singaporean venue’s aesthetics that won the couple over as Becky says: “We really liked it because of how lovely the outdoor terrace is, especially with the vines hanging loosely above and the amount of greenery that surrounds you!”
The rustic and charming indoors of the restaurant, she adds, was perfect for their 70 guests. The couple decided to transform the second alfresco area adjacent to the indoor restaurant for the photobooth.
If anything, it seems that Becky knew just what was needed for a cosy, rustic yet slightly whimsical feel for the reception.
“We thought fairy lights would go beautifully in the outdoor terrace, so we used a tonne of those to line the walkways and all around the terrace deck. We also used a mix of white and grey honeycomb balls and tassels to spruce up the cocktail reception area.
“For the indoor dining area, we went with long table settings and floral table runner arrangements that comprised a mix of eucalyptus and Italian ruscus. We also had the wall pillars decorated with more floral arrangements,” she shares with SW.
The DIY and personal touch was extended when Becky and King sought for a calligrapher to write the names of each guest. The results were more than satisfactory, Becky says, also only saying good things about the engaged florist – Fleuriste.
To top off the cake, literally, Becky and King found their own “Just Married” topper for their two-tiered Edith Patisserie masterpiece which bore a thyme wreath and sweet williams on its rims and gold leaves on its circumference. After a hard time deciding on flavours, the Thai Milk Tea and Speculoos Chocolate Crunch choices was a hit with their guests.
Kuala Lumpur-based Plan A Production was tasked to document all the images and cinematography from precious moments of the couple’s big day.
“It’s pretty clear that we made a great choice. They were professional throughout and we worked easily with them in terms of choosing the music and style for each of our videos,” Becky adds.
There were two parts of the day that the couple held close to their hearts – the heartwarming speeches and when the dance floor opened. “Nothing beats seeing your grandmother and parents join your friends on the dance floor!” the gleeful bride says.
As a tip to those getting hitched, Becky shares: “Have multiple back-up plans for when things don’t go according to plan (something ALWAYS goes wrong)! And also… have amazing friends that will help you!”
Becky & King’s Dream Wedding Team:
Wedding Videographer & Photographer: Plan A Productions
Venue: Open Farm Community, Singapore