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Daphne and Jonathan’s Intimate Solemnisation at The White Rabbit
Daphne and Jonathan tied the knot in an intimate solemnisation at The White Rabbit.
Daphne See, 29, met Jonathan Cheng, 31, pilot, two years ago during an induction course for new employees of SilkAir. Sparks flew between the two and the rest, as they say, is history. Daphne and Jonathan chose to tie the knot in an intimate solemnisation surrounded by family and friends and on 19 February 2016, they said “I do” at the beautiful The White Rabbit, photographed by Yu Hsin from Tinydot Photography.
What was the proposal like?
Daphne: Jonathan proposed in Bangkok as we cruised down the Chao Phraya River. We were having a good time cruising down the river whilst enjoying a meal of authentic Thai food with my sisters and friends when suddenly, he turned to me with a serious face. He started saying some really serious things, which was totally unlike him, and at that moment, I knew he was about to propose.
My heart was beating so fast I could hardly say a word, save for nodding my head in happiness as he went down on his knees. Everyone on the boat congratulated us and the cruise personnel served us champagne for the celebration, which made the proposal really memorable.
Tell us about your solemnisation.
Our planning for our solemnisation went quite smoothly actually, since many relatives and friends gave us great suggestions on things like the venue and décor. We drew inspiration from what they told us and took our time finding a venue we liked. We chose The White Rabbit because we really liked the conserved church setting and expansive outdoor area. Kudos to The White Rabbit’s staff for liaising well with the flower and décor people! We couldn’t have asked for a better solemnisation.
Was there a wedding theme? If so, tell us more about your theme.
There wasn’t really a theme, but along the way we tried to convey a more casual English Afternoon Tea feeling in our choice of the solemnisation gown, décor and flowers etc. This theme came out quite naturally and complemented the atmosphere at The White Rabbit.
How was the actual day like?
Things ran pretty smoothly and we were a little bit nervous initially because it started raining early in the morning and the actual solemnisation was to be conducted outdoors. But thank God we were blessed with a window of calm weather during the ceremony and to be honest, the rain actually helped to cool down temperatures and make it more comfortable outside for our guest and ourselves.
What did your family and friends have to say about your wedding?
Our family and friends were quite happy with the casual yet intimate atmosphere. They had a great time taking photos and mingling, and the great food really helped too!
Were there any particular moments during your wedding that were especially memorable or special to you?
There were many moments which touched our hearts during the solemnisation, but I think the most memorable part was hands down when Jonathan made his speech to me. He started crying almost immediately after the first few words and what he said to me was made all the more special and memorable.
Size of Wedding: 20 persons
Cost of Wedding: $10,000
The Venue: The White Rabbit
The Wedding Gown: JessicaCindy
The Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin
The Groom’s Suit: Assemble
The Groom’s Shoes: Pedro
The Wedding Bands: Cartier
The Florist: Red Corner Flora Shop
The Wedding Cake: Baker’s Brew Studio
The Hair and Makeup: Cleo Chang Makeup and Hair
The Photographer: Yu Hsin from Tinydot Photography
Wedding Planning: Singaporebrides
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