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Cassandra and Timothy’s Garden Affair at Conrad Centennial Singapore
Cassandra and Timothy sealed their love in a lovely rustic garden themed celebration at Conrad Centennial Singapore earlier this year.
You could say Cassandra, 25, Financial Advisor, and Timothy, 35, Financial Services Manager, were match-made in heaven. The pair of lovebirds met four years ago at work but the stars only aligned and brought them together two years ago. After discovering a soul mate and companion in each other, Cassandra and Timothy decided to tie the knot in a beautiful rustic garden themed solemnisation at True Way Presbyterian Church and wedding dinner at Conrad Centennial Singapore on 30 and 31 January 2016.
Tell us about your story.
We met at work in 2012 but our lives didn’t crossed paths until two years later. It was amazing how timely God has placed us together in His miraculous ways for we never expect ourselves to be more than just work buddies. It seemed so perfectly set together – we belonged to the same church, we do the same work and we complemented each other very well in terms of our personalities and the things we love to do!
We’ve always felt that this verse from the bible, Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He hath made all things beautiful in His time”, described us. For us, it was really just at the right place, the right time and with the right person! It was an amazing journey and we really appreciate every moment together and how friends around us would tease us about not being sick of each other despite being together every day.
Tell us about your wedding planning. How was it like? Did you meet with any challenges along the way?
We took nine months to plan for the wedding and while it was pretty intense, the experience was a fruitful one. I was very glad that I wasn’t doing this alone and we went through every decision together. First, it was a blessing that we found a great church venue at True Way Presbyterian and Conrad Centennial Singapore for our dinner banquet on the dates we wanted! The venues were perfect and we had much help from the persons-in-charge to assist us throughout the way. Before we proceeded to the church for our wedding, we had a First Look session instead of the traditional gatecrash, followed by a photo session with our bridal party at PARKROYAL on Pickering. The hotel’s beautiful poolside was the perfect venue for our special reveal and photo session.
We were also very blessed to have met many who’ve helped make our wedding day perfect. Tim’s good friend, Yi Wei from Simpatico Wedding Planners, was our wedding coordinator and offered much valuable ideas for our big day. Although we had stressful moments during our planning, especially when we neared the big day, we had a lot of help from all our wedding vendors. So, thumbs up to them!
We also had the privilege to do our pre-wedding photoshoot in Paris and Switzerland when we extended our stay after our work trip. We engaged Gabriel from Kang Pictures who took us to many different locations for our photoshoot and produced beautiful photographs of us at those picturesque spots.
Share with us the concept behind your wedding décor.
We decided on a rustic and garden theme for our décor! Yi Wei was a great help to us as he provided plenty of good ideas. We decorated our wedding with theme appropriate items such as leaves, flowers, crates and wooden frames. My sister helped design my church wedding program sheet, which I love, and we had them printed out on brown woody paper for that rustic vibe. Overall, we were really pleased as it all turned out really nice!
What was your wedding day like?
It was the best day of our lives! We were really happy that everything went smoothly. Our coordinator made sure that we had nothing to worry about that day! We did wish we had more time to mingle with each and every guest who came to our wedding though!
Size of Wedding: 300 persons
The Venue: True Way Presbyterian Church / Conrad Centennial Singapore
The Wedding Photographer: YTSHOOTS by Yiting Khoo
The Wedding Videographer: Taylor from One Button Film
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Gabriel Kang from Kang Pictures
The Wedding Gown: Divine Couture
The Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden
The Groom’s Suit: Grazziaa from Dave’s Tailoring
The Groom’s Shoes: Ed Et Al Shoemakers
The Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co.
The Hair and Makeup: Christine Tan from Divine Couture
The Florist: Jerine Lim from Four Seasons Catering
The Wedding Coordinator: Koh Yi Wei from Simpatico Wedding Partners
The Photobooth: Happy Kids Lemonade
Wedding Planning: SingaporeBrides
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