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February 2016

The Art of Wedding Styling With MerryLove Weddings

Whether you’re looking for full fledged styling services or a unique collection of props for rental, MerryLove Weddings is your go-to place.

Wedding styling may be somewhat of an essential for weddings today, but things were different when Shuying, founder and head stylist of MerryLove Weddings, tied the knot. Back then, it was hard to get her hands on pretty wedding things locally and when she couldn’t find a dedicated wedding stylist to entrust her wedding décor to, she decided to do it on her own, starting with the conceptualisation and following through with the crafting and sourcing of props. She found so much fun and joy in styling and personalising her wedding that she hasn’t been able to stop styling since!

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That’s how MerryLove Weddings came into being. Like a fairy godmother of wedding styling, Shuying and her dedicated team of elves make a bride’s dream wedding come true by conceptualising a theme for her big day, sourcing or creating the necessary props, and taking care of the delivery, set up and tear down. But, if you’ll like to get down and dirty for your special day and are looking for props to style your own wedding like Shuying did, MerryLove Weddings also has a handpicked selection of props and imported décor crafts for rental.

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While wedding styling has taken flight these days and stylists are in demand, MerryLove Weddings was born in an era where wedding styling was a relatively new concept for couples. It was a ‘good to have but can do without’ item on a couple’s wedding to-do list, so not many set aside a budget for it and understood that its more than just the decorating of a venue. Behind each styled wedding lies hours of research for inspiration and fresh perspective, all while taking into consideration the couple’s personalities, preferences, venue, wedding outfits and even stationery. Then begins the designing, crafting and sourcing for props, and the preparation of logistics for the moving of these props. The team is then under a tight time constraint to set the place up and ensure every single detail is perfect and where it should be before the guests arrive.

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With the help of social media, Shuying showed couples how they can personalise and differentiate their wedding through styling by sharing décor inspirations. Slowly but surely, her efforts soon paid off as couples started to see their weddings as blank canvases capable of countless styling possibilities – just as the MerryLove Weddings team did – and regard wedding styling as an essential. The endless possibilities are exactly what makes styling interesting, fun and enjoyable! Through MerryLove Weddings, Shuying and her team are able to flex their creative muscles and explore many different concepts over the years.

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Today, MerryLove Weddings is one of Singapore’s most loved and well-known wedding stylist. Besides weddings, MerryLove Weddings also provide styling services for pre-wedding photoshoots, parties and even corporate events. But Shuying hopes that MerryLove Weddings will be more than just another wedding styling avenue: she hopes that MerryLove Weddings will become a platform of inspiration, encouragement and support for brides during their wedding planning journey. As she likes to say, “Make it pretty, but more importantly, make it happy!”.

Credits: All images courtesy of MerryLove Weddings.