University sweethearts Chris and Lynette tied the knot with 250 of their closest families and friends at CHIJMES Hall. It was a place their relatives had fond memories of, while the breathtaking architecture made the gothic-style chapel ideal for the couple's romantic nuptials. The tall, vaulted ceiling lined with gold accents, ivory walls, crystal chandeliers and stained glass windows created a magnificent view that left the couple and their guests awestruck.
The day ceremony was a floral affair with a hint of blue — Chris' favourite colour — filled with softer shades of pastel. Roses, eustomas and hydrangeas formed the wedding arch at the chapel's entrance while the couple exchanged vows before an eye-catching red and pink flower wall.
Chris wore a black, three-piece ensemble made of mixed wool, while Lynette stepped on the red-carpeted aisle to the hymn 'For The Beauty of The Earth' in an elegant, sleeveless fit-and-flare gown that she ordered online and altered to fit her perfectly. Going for a natural bridal look, Lynette's hair was also adorned simply with fresh baby's breaths.
The couple also made a special request for guests to put away their phones and cameras for the wedding. "We opted to go unplugged so no guests had any photos or videos of the church ceremony," shares Lynette, "We noticed at other weddings we've attended that at instance when the bride was being walked down the aisle by her father, everyone was holding up their phones to get a shot rather than paying attention to what's actually happening right in front of them."
They proceeded with a buffet lunch reception, and later in the evening, a more elaborate banquet dinner for only the couple's immediate and extended families held in Raffles Hotel's Casuarina Suite. In bold hues of gold and red, it was perfect for an intimate, family-only celebration that preserved the grand and sophisticated vibe from their wedding ceremony earlier in the day.
When asked what her favourite moment was, Lynette enthuses, "It was when I saw Chris for the first time that morning as I was walking down the aisle with my father. It sounds corny but I felt my spirits lift when I finally caught a glimpse of him through my veil!"