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June 2015

Urban-Chic Wedding at HOUSE at Dempsey

It wasn’t the bride and groom who wore white at their urban-chic wedding dinner, but the guests! Having dated for a decade, Alice and Jonning’s relationship naturally moved on to the next level in a casual and fun wedding celebration in HOUSE at Dempsey. Alice had gorgeous lilac locks for the occasion, and the couple both wore their favourite colour, black. They even got matching sneakers! See more of the fun wedding details below, beautifully captured by Chris Ling International Photographers.

Alice Lee, 31, Owner of Sunday Market café and Alice In Wonderland & Jonning Chng, 31, Footwear Designer
25 October 2014

The Wedding Dress: Narcissism
The Bride’s Shoes: CDG PLAY x Converse Jack Purcell for day; Valentino Pink Rock Stud for night
The Suit: Narcissism
The Groom’s Shoes: CDG PLAY x Converse Jack Purcell for day; Y3 Qasa High for night
The Engagement Ring: Niessing
The Wedding Bands: BP De Silva Jewellers
The Groomsmen’s Shoes: Customised Converse Jack Purcell
The Wedding Venue: St. Mary of the Angels (Bukit Batok) for church ceremony; HOUSE @ Dempsey for dinner
The Hairstylist: Koinonia Salon
The Makeup Artist: Shu Umera
The Caterer: Various food and cake caterers for church ceremony; HOUSE @ Dempsey for dinner
The Photographer: Matthias Chng of Chris Ling International Photographers
The Videographer: Androids in Boots
The Photobooth: Hello Forever
The Wedding Favours: Succulents in mini pots
The Wedding Band: Nicole Duffell and her band

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How did the two of you meet?

Alice: We were classmates from poly but it was only until the last year of school that we started dating and eventually got together. My first impressions were: “cool, cute,” and then it became “I hate this Jonning Chng!” But eventually hate became love.

Jonning: Yeah, we always described our relationship as “love-hate.” My first impressions of her were that she is fun and outgoing but can be temperamental at times. As I got to know her better through the years, I see a very kind soul in her as well.

So how did you decide to take this “love-hate relationship” to the next level?

Alice: We were actually celebrating our 11th anniversary during the month that we got married, so I guess, after being together for so long, the thought of spending the rest of our life together just came naturally without any struggle. As corny as it may sound, I’ve always told him he is what I’m not.

Jonning: Yup, after being together for almost a decade, it just seemed right to take this relationship to the next level. Hence, the first step was to apply for BTO – and we managed to get it on the first attempt!

Wasn’t the proposal the first step?

Alice: He proposed on our 10th anniversary and it was at our new house when we did the “opening ceremony.”

He was not the typical romantic kind so I didn’t expect him to do those little things that he prepared for the proposal. It was short, sweet, unexpected, and definitely not his style too. But I guess it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, so he made an effort to do it right just for the two of us.

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Your wedding looked like one big party! Tell us what it was like.

Alice: We had our church wedding at St. Mary of the Angels with a lilac theme. There’s no reason as to why lilac, but we just decided to go with it. My hair was coloured purple, and everyone else has a tinge of lilac on them during the day church ceremony.

As for the wedding dinner, it is just that our favourite colour is black, so our attire was all black. And we decided to make everyone else wear white because I thought it would be a beautiful sight to see, with everyone dressed in white. All we did was to request every guest to wear white in the dinner invitation card, and our parents were sporting enough to go with the idea.

Jonning: Our wedding was simple, relaxed, fuss free, and casual. We wanted the guests to mingle around instead of just sitting with people that they are familiar with. It’s a gathering of friends and family members–people whom we genuinely want to share this special day with.

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What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Alice: It was quite an eventful morning. Firstly, the driver was an hour late to Jonning’s place. It was a good thing we gave ample buffer time in our scheduling, so luckily we managed to catch up and everything else was still on time.

Just when we thought the worst was over, as we arrived at the church, the driver wasn’t paying attention while driving up the church entrance, and he drove the car straight into the pillar and dented the car bumper.

Thankfully, after this little accident, everything else was smooth sailing for the rest of the day.


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Credits: Photography by Chris Ling International Photographers