Happiness radiates from the wedding album of Joshua and Rachel, expressing the joy of forming a loving union on their special day. The day started off with a solemnization ceremony at Raffles House where they vow to be united in front of friends and family. The all-white wedding venue was decorated with gold tiffany chairs and green foliage, simple yet beautiful.
The ceremony was followed by an indoor reception with an outdoor view in Fort Gate. They made it happen by installing a transparent tent in the middle of a beautiful garden, guarded by tall trees. This is especially helpful in making the bride's childhood dream of a garden wedding come true during Singapore's rainy season. "Having a garden wedding was a little girl's dream I always had. Simply because it's pretty and I love the ambience of a good garden wedding," the bride said. The guests were greeted by a very endearing welcome table. Dolls and cartoons of the couple embellished the area, showing off the fun and sweet side of their relationship. Their guests also had the pleasure of writing messages that the couple will excitedly read a year later in the wedding time capsule.
Behind a white curtain filled with pictures of the happy bride and groom, was the reception room that's decorated neatly in white and gold. Lights and foliage were hung above the seats, while green grass spread below. The venue had a neat and fresh atmosphere, ready to take in the guests who are ready to have fun. Guests were continuously entertained with live music and were also asked to participate by singing on stage. They also get to enjoy watching the couple play the infamous shoe game and get amused as they answer questions about their relationship. Of course, the first dance wouldn't be missing from such a celebration. "My mother insisted that dancing together as a couple creates stronger bond," Rachel recalled. Apparently, this dance became one of the most interesting experience to the bride. "My dance instructor lectured me about how I need to follow the lead but take ownership of my own dance steps and poses. I felt I had the first taste of learning to flow with my husband, which doesn't mean becoming someone without my own thoughts and voice," added Rachel.
Everyone in the wedding seemed happy to not only celebrate the new union, but also to interact with the entire crowd. Joshua and Rachel managed to make the wedding an event for each one of the guests as they blend with the guests to chatter, laugh and enjoy the evening. Not only that, the couple who ran their own social enterprise before, remembered to give back to the disadvantaged by having a social-conscious florist and wedding favors. All in all, Joshua and Rachel's wedding was a big moment not only for themselves, but also to the friends and family who are blessed to be shared the joy and the sweetness of their relationship.