Singaporebrides | Editors' Notes

June 2015

The Ritz-Carlton Legacy Wedding Showcase

In celebration of our nation’s Golden Jubilee this year, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore launches a spectacular wedding extravaganza, The Ritz-Carlton Legacy Wedding Showcase, happening this Sunday, 14 June 2015. We were privileged to be invited over last week for a private tête-à-tête session with some of Singapore’s most renowned haute couture designers and were treated to a sneak preview of the gowns they created specially for the upcoming showcase. Read all about it here and find out what’s in store for you at The Ritz-Carlton Legacy Wedding Showcase.

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The private media preview session unfolded in one of The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore’s spacious suites, where Singapore’s renowned haute couture designers, Francis Cheong, Frederick Lee, Vaughn Tan and Leslie Chia, joined us. Our host of the day was none other than Daniel Boey, one of Asia’s most sought-after fashion and lifestyle event curator, who is also the choreographer for this Sunday’s bridal runway show. The designers each revealed a piece from their upcoming collections, specially created for The Legacy Wedding Showcase.

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Francis Cheong’s biscuit-coloured hi-low gown, featuring an intricately beaded and lace overlay bustier and airy tulle skirt and romantic bow at the back, is a reflection of his design philosophy – simple yet stylish, putting a twist to a traditional silhouette and design. He subtle injection of colour to the usually all-white wedding gown by contrasting white lace and beading against a nude undertone, highlighting the beautiful beadwork on the bustier.

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Known for his structured designs and high fashion style inspired by stunning architectural designs, among other things, Vaughn Tan shared with us an elegant and modern lace sheath that gracefully flares out at the knees. Vaughn candidly reveals that the architectural panels and peek-a-boo designs on the bustier and back of the gown were inspired by the construction of window panels, bestowing the gown with an edgy vibe.

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Frederick’s show-stopping sexy dusty pink illusion gown with a gorgeous trumpet skirt full of roses perfectly embodies his high drama, high fashion and glamourous design personality. The stunning floral illustration on the bodice, elaborately formed with hand-sewn sequins, and giant rosettes on the skirt are inspired by nature and the colourful, celebratory and delicate disposition of blooms.

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To complement these designers’ stunning creations, Leslie Chia, founder and designer of Pimabs, created a collection of minimalist yet trendy men’s suits for The Legacy Wedding Showcase. Pimabs is a pioneer of modern bespoke tailoring for menswear in Singapore. Leslie draws his inspiration from western tailoring traditions and giving it a modern oriental twist. For the show, he stuck to basic yet chic colour combinations, such as a dark grey suit paired with a pristine white shirt, fashioned with an edgy and contemporary collar that has a hint of oriental in its design.

Their full collection of haute couture wedding attires will debut during a dazzling bridal runway at The Ritz-Carlton Legacy Wedding Showcase on 14 June 2015, from 2-5pm, in The Grand Ballroom. Expect to see The Grand Gallery transformed into an old world foyer inspired by colonial vibes, and our four distinct cultures exquisitely exhibited in The Grand Ballroom during the showcase. Let local singer-songwriter, Tay Kewei, serenade you with her sweet vocals as you partake in the afternoon’s extensive tea buffet made up of authentic local delights meticulously hand-crafted by the culinary team.

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Couples who confirm their wedding bookings during the showcase will enjoy a slew of exclusive privileges such as a complimentary night’s stay in a one-bedroom Millenia Suite, a complimentary 20-litre barrel of local draft beer, unlimited flow of specially crafted cocktails and mocktails during your pre-dinner reception and more, including a 3D chocolate lion encased in an elegant pink, blue or red leather case, and a drawer containing eight chocolate pralines. Deposits must be paid in full and all weddings booked must be held on or before 30 December 2016. All privileges listed may be subject to change and availability.

Admission to The Ritz-Carlton Legacy Wedding Showcase is priced at S$68 per couple. Couples will stand a chance to win attractive prizes in the Grand Lucky Draw. To register and for more information on the show, please email tammy.ang@ritzcarlton.com or click here.

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore is located at 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799.


Credits: All images from The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore