You might have known a person for the longest time, but in one night, a conversation could change the course of history for you both. This is Jacqueline and Tris’ story. Their wedding was a beautiful garden ceremony that overlooked the sea, with a majestic tree and the perfect sunset, but more importantly, it was memorable for their guests who felt at the end of everything that they knew a little more about the newlyweds. That, we believe, is one of the purposes of a wedding day. Thanks, Chris Ling International Photographers for sending this set over.

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Jacqueline: “Growing up, I felt that there was a stigma on liking pink, as it was cooler to like blue. However, on this one day, I decided that I could be as girly as I wanted. My bridesmaids wore dresses in different shades of pink to create an ombre effect, and the décor, particularly the flower petals, the balloons and the pom-poms at the petal bar, where guests could mix rose petals in varying shades of pink, all reflected the theme. In lieu of a traditional guest book, we printed advice cards that had been customised for our wedding and pegged them onto strings of twine so that everyone could share in the fun.

“We took much care to ensure that our guests were entertained, and our programme was geared towards achieving that. We recorded video interviews with ourselves to share our back-stories and funny things about each other that our guests might not have known before the wedding.

Shangri-la Sentosa Resort, Singapore wedding. Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shangri-la Sentosa Resort, Singapore wedding. Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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“One of the most memorable moments was when my mum gave her speech! She’s a lecturer so when she gave her speech, it felt like she was giving a lecture because she repeated everything twice and kept asking the audience, ‘Right?’ The speech was so impactful and memorable that our guests are still talking about it. Another moment was the second march-in at the dinner reception! We decided to do a dance-in with the wedding entourage to the song ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness. It was very special for the wedding party and for our guests.

“Most of all, I found the stolen moments of alone time the most special. The moment of stillness when my mum and my bridesmaids and I were waiting to walk down the aisle to Tris at my Holy Matrimony, and when Tris and I were standing outside the ballroom doors, waiting for the cue for our first march-in. All our loved ones were on the other side of the doors, wanting to celebrate us. And Tris and I managed to steal a private moment together, before plunging into the ballroom full of well wishers.”

Tips from the bride: “Start by dreaming big, and let your imagination take you as far as it can go. As your wedding date approaches, your ideas will whittle down to what is feasible and what is not, but don’t start out by limiting yourself over perceived expense or effort.”

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Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

JACQUELINE & TRIS {Singapore}

Photography by Ernest Goh of Chris Ling International Photographers / Videography by Rekord Haus / Venue Shangri-la Sentosa Resort / Number of Guests 280 / Bridal Gown by White by Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes by ALDO / Hair and Makeup by Chie of Lightedpixels Hair & Makeup / Groom’s Attire by Q Menswear and Silhouette the Atelier / Flowers and Décor by Boenga / Wedding Favours by Baked With Love