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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.
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.
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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