Local lovebirds Joshua Tan and Debbie Chia threw a December wedding filled with baby's breath (the same flowers he proposed with) at National Museum of Singapore's Flutes restaurant.
They exchanged personally-written vows in an intimate outdoor ceremony at the William Farquhar Terrace followed by a four-course European dinner at Flutes for 60 guests in the elegant Jubilee Room.
Working together with decorators from Carousel & Co. Weddings & Celebrations, the dining hall took on a white and gold palette with blue trim, much of it recycled from the solemnisation. Woody props like crates, boxes and frames were also used to soften the cool interior of the colonial-looking dining hall.
Debbie wore an organza bustier gown with tiered skirt and black sash from Amanda Lee Weddings. And for her second change, she donned a bright green gown with red shoes a hand bouquet, to welcome the start of the Yuletide season!
After dinner they took their first dance while guests looked on. "It wasn't the best moves I have to admit because we didn't practice anything," laughs Debbie. The next day they danced again, this time for 250 guests in a grand luncheon at Regent Singapore. "It was much better this time!"
"Looking back, we are glad we split the celebration over two days even though it required more planning, because we had time to mingle and catch up with everyone, and just enjoy the moment."