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February 2013

My Carnival Wedding

Have you always dreamed of having a bouncing castle or a snake charmer at your wedding but dismissed them as impossible? Don’t! Our couple, Stephanie, 34, Associate Director and Roger, 35, Event and Project Director, did just that! For a wedding that was different and enjoyable for both themselves and their fun-spirited guests, they decided on a carnival-themed celebration for their big day. Needless to say, everyone had a bouncing good time on 11 August 2012. So, if you’re planning a fun-filled wedding celebration that’s out of the ordinary, let Stephanie and Roger’s big day be an inspiration for yours.

How did the two of you meet?

Roger: A mutual friend, Kei, introduced us over drinks, but it was only six months later that we started dating because Stephanie did not reply my Facebook messages until much later.

Stephanie: As the saying goes, better late than never, right? But when we finally went out on a date, we enjoyed ourselves so much that one date led to another and the rest, as they say, is history.

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What was the proposal like?

Roger: I remember it was -14 degrees Celsius when I went down on my knee in Harbin, China.

Stephanie: I was completely taken aback! We were at the Harbin Ice and Snow World when a friend suggested we take a photo together. So whilst I was happily posing for the camera, Roger got down on his knee and proposed! Both of us were freezing and the only answer to that question was, without a doubt, a “Yes”!

We heard there was a carnival at your wedding! Tell us more about it.

Stephanie: Yes, we did have one! We decided on a having a carnival-themed celebration for the night portion of our wedding to cater to our friends’ fun-loving personalities. There was plenty of entertainment, food and drinks, and all our guests had fun at the carnival. For our family and business associates, we arranged for a formal sit-down lunch at Hotel Fort Canning. Since Roger is experienced in dealing with events, our wedding planning wasn’t too difficult even though we had two different settings.

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What did your family and friends have to say about your wedding?

Stephanie: Everyone really enjoyed themselves and there was plenty of time to interact with one another during the day.

Were there any particular moments that were especially special to you?

Roger: For me, it was definitely the snakes we had during the carnival. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been fascinated by snakes. So having snakes at the carnival was a dream come true for me!

Stephanie: I’d always cherish the song performance my best friend, Carol, performed during the day portion of the celebration and how fun it was to jump on a bouncing castle – jumping on one during my wedding night reminded me of how much fun being on one is!

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Venue: Hotel Fort Canning
The Photographer: Wilson from AndroidsinBoots
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