Singapore lovebirds Ker Liqun and Regina Teh say 'Ahoy matey!' on board the Steword's Riverboat located at Marina South Pier.
The couple, who met on dating site Lovestruck Singapore, chose a nautical theme for their wedding befitting of the sea-faring venue. The riverboat has special meaning for Regina because it reminds her of her time there spent as a child when it was an A&W outlet located on Sentosa back in the 90s.
With the help of Hellen Lie of Rosette Designs, the venue came alive with blue-and-white décor and complementing accents like a nautical cake and pirate cookies baked by The Delights Heaven. The couple also added their own props and accessories sourced online, and on a Bangkok buying trip. They even spent the past year collecting over a hundred scallop shells for guests to write messages in!
Sporting guests came dressed in shades of blue or stripey sailor-inspired outfits, while Liqun threw on a pirate costume for the gatecrashing activities. They tied the knot outside on the deck of the riverboat, and then everyone proceeded to the dining hall for dinner, where a delicious Tex-Mex spread was served.
The pair made their grand entrance belting out a romantic JJ Lin and Jin Sha duet. And the rest of the evening, professional musician Khairi, and his band serenaded guests with pop tunes and Chinese songs.
Both the bride and groom really wanted a wedding that reflected their personalities. Their advice is to start planning early and always try to incorporate DIY elements to the décor. "Putting in effort makes you treasure your wedding and your partner more," says Liqun.