Singaporebrides | Photography

October 2015

A Merry Love Story Marathon Styled Shoot

We celebrated our 15th Anniversary earlier this year by giving away a lovely marathon styled shoot by MerryLove Weddings to five lucky couples, and we’re excited to finally be able to share it with everyone!

From the stunning shots by Kenneth from 520 Library to the magical set specially illustrated by Pearlyn and Paper to our fun-loving couples who were beautifully dolled up by TangYong Hair and Makeup, there was nothing not to love about this shoot. We could hardly contain our excitement from the moment we received the photographs from Kenneth to the time we spent selecting and putting together a customised wooden keepsake box by Artisan Prints for each of our five couples, to finally delivering it to them personally. Have a peek at what we were up to during the shoot, and learn a little about each of our five couples’ love stories!

Venessa and Tai Seng met by chance eight years ago when Fate decided that it was time for this pair of lovers, who also share the same Chinese birthday, to meet. After an extremely romantic, thoughtful and well-executed proposal after dinner at Prive at Keppel Bay, Venessa and Tai Seng are in the midst of planning for their big day!

Venessa: We were really excited when we got picked for the marathon styled shoot! It was an awfully fun and amazing experience for us! We were nervous during the shoot but Kenneth was very reassuring and comfortable to be around, which allowed us to behave more naturally. After this, we are definitely looking forward to more styled shoots in the future!

Sharlene and Clay met at work at Sentosa Luge eight years ago. When we met this pair of young lovers, Clay was secretly planning a surprise proposal for the lady of his dreams, and a month after the shoot, Sharlene shared the good news of her proposal with us!

Sharlene: It was a really interesting experience and definitely something we’d like to do again! We were pretty nervous at the beginning, not knowing how to pose or if we looked awkward. But Kenneth was such a joy to work with that the relaxed atmosphere in the studio made it easy to have fun throughout the shoot!

Secondary schoomates Felicia and Wai Tat reunited and reconnected years after graduating from school. He proposed to her at Shuffle Bistro Bar two years ago by singing Teresa Teng’s famed song, The Moon Represents My Heart, and arranging for her sister and friends to appear with balloons that read “Will you marry me”.

Felicia: I’ve always been a fan of MerryLove Weddings’s styling, so I was really glad to be chosen to be part of this! It was a great experience for us both. Everyone was extremely friendly and engaging, especially Kenneth, who made it seem like the camera was not there the entire time.

Rebecca and Johnathon tied the knot in a beautiful intimate solemnisation at Skyve Wine Bistro, surrounded by their family and close friends, earlier this year in June. Johnathon led her back to the place where it all started for them with the help of their friends and family, and proposed to her at the very public and busy Henderson Wave Bridge.

Rebecca: We were stoked to have won the giveaway! Days before the shoot, we were both bubbling with anticipation on how things would be like. We were constantly reminding one another to calm down and enjoy the shoot. The props designed by Pearlyn and Paper were gorgeous! We felt like we were in a garden of a fairyland. And Kenneth was very humourous and made us feel completely at home during the shoot. Thank you SingaporeBrides and MerryLove Weddings for giving us this opportunity to create more memories together!

Alisa and Wei Da were online friends before they got together on a leap year. Although they’ve only celebrated their anniversary once despite being together for four years, Wei Da never fails to dote on and care for her every single day. Despite their busy schedules, they work hard to make their relationship work, and making time for one another.

Alisa: We had plenty of fun at the shoot! It was an interesting experience for both of us, as it was our first time being in a photoshoot and we both enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you SingaporeBrides and MerryLove Weddings for this experience, Kenneth for being so amiable and making us feel so comfortable around the camera, TangYong Hair and Makeup for dolling me up and Pearlyn and Paper for the magical illustrations!

Here’s a peek of the customised boxes our couples received!

A great big thank you to all the creative vendors who joined us in making the marathon styled shoot an enjoyable and eventful experience for our five lovely winners, and making our 15th Anniversary a memorable one.

Styling: MerryLove Weddings
Props and Thank You Card: Pearlyn and Paper
Hair and Makeup: TangYong Hair and Makeup
Wooden Keepsake Boxes: Artisan Prints
Photographer: Kenneth from 520 Library

Photos of customised wooden keepsake boxes by SingaporeBrides.