After scouting a while for a wedding reception venue, Jane and her French beau, Thomas, found the perfect one at Chijmes, "We loved the grand high ceiling with chandeliers and it's perfect for our guestlist of 140. We also love the exterior and interior of Chijmes, so it was our choice once we viewed it," says Thomas.
A marketing and PR manager by day, the bride flexed her DIY muscles and created lovely details for the reception, including the invitation cards and an oversized Instagram-inspired photo-booth prop, which she prepared herself on the big day. Other DIY items were the baby's breath corsages made by Jane's brother's girlfriend with references from Pinterest. After a soleminisation ceremony that saw the couple get emotional when they each recited personally written vows, guests were treated to Asian cuisine at round tables and rented white Tiffany chairs. However, aside from adding a vintage charm to the venue, they presented some unexpected twists, "A few of the rental chairs gave way and it was really embarrassing, but luckily, no one got hurt!" reveals Thomas.
On the stage was a large LOVE light sign that was specially constructed by Fixing Quartier. To add colour to the mainly white decor, the tables were dressed up with rustic floral arrangements (also done by Jane's brother's girlfriend) in Mason jars, "We ate a lot of spaghetti sauce to collect the jars to place on the tables" adds Thomas.
The couple looked lovely in their ensembles as well. Jane was picture-perfect in her vintage-inspired boat-necked gown with large bow in the front — a great buy she found online. Thomas cut a dapper figure in his bespoke grey suit by Benjamin Barker that was jazzed up by a colourful checked bowtie.
Jane also sourced for other accessories from online portal, Carousell — the bridesmaids' dainty floral hairbands and groomsmen's bowties were from Jodinette & Co, while Jane's pretty pink hand bouquet was from sweet.as.cosmos. The pair also found their photographer, Andri Tei, from Andri Tei Photography, online. "We read many reviews on him and we really love that he's able to capture fleeting candid moments. We felt that we made a connection when we met up up, so we decided to engage his services. On the actual day, he was there, but not really there. We didn't like the idea of having someone be in the way. He was really good at being 'invisible'," laughs Thomas.