Singaporebrides | Real Weddings

February 2016

Linh and Yong Xi’s Lavender-Filled Hort Park Wedding

Linh and Yong Xi wed amidst the luxurious scent of lavender from Provence, in the beautiful garden setting of Vineyard at Hort Park!

Linh Nguyen, 29, Marketing, and Lim Yong Xi, 29, Civil Servant, hosted an elegant Hort Park wedding on 14 March 2015, and filled it with beautiful lavender flown all the way from Provence. The fairylit Vineyard at Hort Park was the perfect, cosy setting for their warm and intimate celebrations.

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How did the two of you meet?

Linh: Yong Xi got my contact from his friend and contacted me in May 2013. However, I didn’t reply until August. Everything moved really quickly after that.

What was it that made you realise you wanted to spend the rest of your lives together?

Yong Xi: Even though we only knew each other for a very short time, we can really feel the connection between us. We finish each other’s sentences or sometimes even have the exact same thoughts.

Linh: We don’t have to hide or be fake when we are together. He lets me be the perfectionist who loves doing everything in a specific order and with a checklist. He is patient and comforts me whenever I’m upset about something.

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What was the proposal like?

Linh: When we had our holiday at Gili Trawagan, he prepared a scrap book with 99 reasons why he loves me although he was really busy at that time. He proposed when we were waiting for the sunset by the beach. There wasn’t anyone around and the whole thing was very private and intimate, like how I wanted.

What was your wedding like?

Linh: We had a lavender theme for our wedding at Hort Park. We wanted to have a very cosy wedding where everyone can enjoy their food and the company. Furthermore, Yong Xi is a picky eater so we decided to have our wedding in a small French restaurant. Since we both love the scent of lavender, we went for a lavender theme with lots of fairy lights and lavender, with earth tones as a colour palette. In fact, I purchased 100 bouquets of dried lavender from Provence as well as lavender sachets from South Africa as wedding favours. My friends also helped us to create the whole wedding invitation suite with the specific theme, pantone colour, and fonts (as said before, I am a perfectionist who wants things to be done in a specific way), as well as a hand-drawn fingerprint guest book. I also handmade the pi string art and the seating chart for the wedding reception. Shu Ying from MerryLove Weddings also played a huge part in transforming what I had visioned with her magic touch.

What was your wedding day like?

Yong Xi: It was filled with love and was very relaxed as we had a lot of assistance from family and friends. It was truly what we had wished for, a cosy wedding, surrounded by good company and good food.

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Can you tell us the cost of your beautiful Hort Park wedding?

Linh: It was $35,000 excluding the honeymoon. We went to Provence this year for our honeymoon during the lavender festival to complete our “Lavender wedding”.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Linh: Definitely the military march in during our solemnisation ceremony. The pouring silver rain made things even cosier than we expected, even though the whole stage was drenched. As I marched down the aisle with Yong Xi, between two rows of sword bearers, I felt like a little girl who finally got to marry her prince in shining amour. I was trembling and Yong Xi had to grab hold of my hand as I walked down the aisle with him. Whenever I hear “A Thousand Years” playing on the radio, I relive that very moment again and again.”

The Gown: Di Gio
The Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
The Suit: SAF number 1
The Engagement Ring: The Canary Diamond
The Wedding Bands: Fairy’s Inc
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Di Gio
The Venue: Vineyard at Hort Park
The Hairstylist: Di Gio
The Makeup Artist: Di Gio
The Wedding Cake: Crummb
The Florists: lavender imported from Provence; bridal bouquet from SO Blossom
The Event Stylist: MerryLove Weddings
The Wedding Planner: DIY
The Photographers: Smittenpixels Photography
The Invitations and Paper Goods: Mitjuju; and custom wedding guestbook
The Wedding Favours: Lavender sachet from Canettevallei Lavender
The Solemniser: Mr Soon Min Yam


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