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Constance and Jason’s Kaleidoscope Flower Field Hall Wedding At Gardens By The Bay
The overhanging lights in the Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay provided the perfect rainbow glow at Constance and Jason’s wedding celebrations.
It’s hard to say when Constance, 25, and Jason, 30, first fell in love. They first met 14 years ago at church and grew closer over the last decade. With close to two decades of friendship as a strong foundation for their relationship, they tied the knot on 14 November 2015 with a boisterous dinner celebration at the Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay, planned and styled by Med Kärlek, wonderfully photographed by Samuel Goh Photography.
How did Jason propose?
Constance: He had it all planned out. After a casual dinner with my girlfriends, I was lured up to the top level of Marina Bay Sands, where four strangers presented me with a stalk of rose each, leading me towards Jason, who held the fifth stalk of rose in his hands, representing our fifth year of friendship and relationship. He sang me a self-composed song before going down on one knee.
What was your wedding planning process like?
Constance: Our wedding planning process was made a lost easier with the help of family and friends. We couldn’t have done it without their love, support and encouragement. During the process, we discovered things about each other that we never knew about each other and embraced the tensions that came with the planning. We also made a conscious effort to enjoy each other’s company as we visited vendors and went about the necessary preparation work.
It was also during this time that I found my voice and learnt to go with my heart. With so many suggestions thrown at brides, it’s easy for a bride’s expectations to skyrocket at what her ideal wedding should be like, based on the other weddings in the media. Because I wasn’t too girly a bride, I struggled to settle on designs at the initial stages and allowed myself to go with what seemed glamorous, princess-like, appropriate and safe. But, they were not me. Eventually, I found the courage to be different and let my personality shine through my two-piece wedding dress and pair of oxfords.
Aside from the obvious planning, we also spent a great deal of time preparing emotionally and spiritually for our wedding as well. We wanted to invest into the marriage as a whole rather than focus solely on the wedding day. It was in those moments of consideration where we dug deep to answer hard questions and vulnerabilities that we saw more of each other and gave us the courage to say yes on our wedding day. After all, our marriage is more than just our wedding day.
What was your wedding theme?
We decided on a rustic theme – earth tones for the day and an addition of burgundy and gold hues for the night. We’re naturally more down-to-earth and spontaneous, so we thought the earth tones were a good match to our personalities. We also liked the blend of vintage so we included nuances of it in our theme, using quite a bit of items belonging to my late mother. That blend brought a special meaning for us, a special remembrance.
What was it like having Med Kärlek as your planners?
I got to know Med Kärlek through a friend who engaged them about a year back. They were a great help and went out of their way to help us express what we wanted to see on the wedding day. We trusted them fully and it felt like a whole load was taken off us. We didn’t have to worry about the décor one bit!
Phillane and Vernecia from Med Kärlek even helped me with a last minute gown crisis, going out of the way to help me settle it with Tiara Bridal who saved the day for me! They definitely went the extra mile to make sure I was a happy bride who found her own voice through the expressions of the little and not so little things. It was truly a very pleasant experience.
Your actual day looks like a blast! How were you feeling on that day?
Our actual day was enjoyable because we had amazing friends and family who helped us with all that we needed. That was an amazing blessing. Of course, there were some hiccups but we figured that people were there for us and to celebrate our union. So, we let our hair down and made sure we enjoyed ourselves.
Did your family and friends enjoy the wedding too?
They loved the concepts and enjoyed the little subtle experiences like the DIY tea bar at night and adored the solemnisation and dinner venues. They were also moved by the tenderness and sincerity, vulnerability and strength of our vows during the solemnisation.
I’m sure your wedding day was full of memorable and special moments. Share with us some of them.
Constance: Waking up that day was quite the experience, knowing that today would change things for the rest of our lives made it tremendously special but undeniably nerve wrecking. Having our loved ones around us celebrating this union, cheering and tearing as I walked down the aisle gave us the confidence to know that this decision of marriage wasn’t just our own decision but it was what our parents and family wanted and it blessed our hearts deeply.
Also, the first time our eyes met in the midst of the crowd was almost electrifying – to know that we would have the privilege to marry our best friend and go on an adventure again made the handover in marriage even more special.
Jason: Seeing Constance walk down the aisle, moved me to tears. I felt overwhelmed with joy because a longing in my heart was fulfilled with love. I stood there experiencing a culmination of emotions, mostly revolving around my desire to have a committed relationship and the joy of being able to love and be loved unconditionally.
Being able to publicly thank and honor our parents in front of 600 people was a special moment for us, especially for Constance who was somewhat adopted into her family. She was given the chance to give her heartfelt thanks to her family for taking her in after her mother’s death 19 years back. It was an emotional and heart wrenching moment for many, but the power of adoption was evident through her life and the thank you speeches. Our families deserved the honor and it was our joy to have them bless this union and journey with us through life and this crucial process leading up to the wedding day.
Any tips for brides planning their wedding?
As a bride, the details of your wedding count. But the truth is, a year from your wedding, no one will remember the flowers used or the outfits you wore. Rather, your guests will likely remember the experience of your wedding more. Besides, the colour of your wedding flowers is a detail that wouldn’t matter to you five years down the road.
So, don’t place all your focus on the material and aesthetic aspects of your wedding day. Regardless of what your wedding looks like, your loved ones are going to turn up to witness and celebrate your union. Rather, spend more money, time and effort on making sure your loved ones enjoy your day as much as you do and share in your moment of joy.
The Venue: Paya Lebar Methodist Church and Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay
The Wedding Gown: Tiara Bridal and Silhouette the Atelier
The Wedding Shoes: Ed Et Al Shoemakers
The Groom’s Suit: Silhouette the Atelier
The Groom’s Shoes: Rad Russel
The Wedding Bands: Les Precieux
The Hair and Makeup: Silhouette the Atelier
The Florist: Flowerstory
The Graphic Designer: Adelia Lim
The Wedding Stylist: Med Kärlek
The Wedding Planner: Hannah Tan from The Tapestry Collective
The Wedding Favour: Med Kärlek
The Photographer: Samuel from Samuel Goh Photography
The Videographer: XD Studios and Good People Productions
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