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May 2017

A Springtime Botanical Wedding Styled Shoot at Botanico at The Garage

Embrace the colours of Spring with this magnificent botanical styled shoot at Botanico at The Garage, the latest hidden gem at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Owned by 1-Group, Botanico at The Garage is the latest addition to the enclave of intimate and botanical wedding venues at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and we were beyond ecstatic when we were invited to style the space for a shoot. Together with a band of talented creatives from Synchronal Photography, Floral Magic, Styled Story, Poptsie Paper Co. and Teaspoon of Love, we transformed the cosy restaurant into a captivating botanical Springtime soiree filled with rustic greens, bright pops of colour and a modern touch.

Inspired by the minimalist, botanical look of The Garage, a tribute to the two-storey Art Deco building’s past as an office space for the Horticulture Department, we opted for a clean, modern look with lush greenery and bright floral hues. Trudy from Poptsie Paper Co. drew inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty and designed a set of wedding stationery with hand-drawn watercolour rustic floral illustrations and handwritten place cards in walnut ink, adorned with delicate Japanese washi ribbons.

The allure of Botanico at The Garage lies in its perfect balance of indoor modern comfort and the raw beauty of the untamed greenery in the outdoors. The air-conditioned outdoor terrace was the perfect spot for a romantic solemnisation under the blue sky with Mother Nature as a witness to your love and vows.

The lovely team from Floral Magic dreamed up a luscious arrangement of florals in Spring hues of coral, pink and yellow, and rustic greens to complement the restaurant’s botanical look.

Indoors, the talented team conjured up a grand arrangement of florals and fauna, raised high above the tables on ornate golden beams, with gerberas, pincushions, snapdragons and paeonias happily peeking out. A table runner made out of asparagus leaves and various fauna ran the length of the table, falling over the edge of the table in a romantic cascade, as little gardens reside in whimsical glass domes from Midnight Sparks.

Meanwhile, luxe gold cutlery from Lovera Collections and chic gold-rimmed marble paper plates from Truffula Forest rests nobly against the dark-grained tables, adding a sense of refined austerity amidst the green wilderness.

As a contrast to the overtly sleek and modern botanical décor, little vintage gold props from Styled Story peppered the restaurant’s bar stand, complementing the tall copper-toned poles and touches of fauna perfectly.

The Floral Magic team concocted a gorgeous romantic floral decoration in similar bright hues as a backdrop for the newlyweds’ table, with the beautiful laser-cut signage by K Cottage Studio hanging in the middle. An awe-inspiring arrangement of gerberas, paeonias, snapdragons and other floral and fauna sits impressively on their table, charmingly accompanied by dreamy little gardens in glass domes and vintage elements.

And of course, every celebration should end with a cake, and this gorgeous (and equally delicious!) two-layer minimalist cake by the sweet Lydia from Teaspoon of Love was a perfect fit for our lush, modern botanical shoot.

Field of Stars Wedding Fair

Witness the beauty and magic of Botanico at The Garage with your own eyes when you join them on 28 May 2017, Sunday, from 5 – 9pm for an unforgettable evening of food and wine samplings, a tour of the venue, workshops, lucky draws and gift bags. You’ll also stand a chance to win attractive prizes and a romantic getaway during the fair! Admission is priced at $38 nett per couple. Register for this inaugural wedding fair now!

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR TEAM OF CREATIVES!

We would like to thank all creatives who collaborated with us on this charming botanical styled shoot! It was a dream come true to work with you all and we had lots of fun – we hope you did too! Last but not least, thank you Botanico at The Garage for inviting and providing us with such an elegant and cosy space to work with!

Botanico at The Garage is located at 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488.

Photography: Synchronal Photography
Venue: Botanico at The Garage
Stylist: Floral Magic (Floral Styling) ; Styled Story (Styling)
Florist: Floral Magic
Cake: Teaspoon of Love
Wedding Stationery: Poptsie Paper Co.
Tableware: Lovera Collections (Gold Cutlery) ; Truffula Forest (Gold-rimmed Marble Paper Plates)
Props: Midnight Sparks (Glass Domes) ; K Cottage Studio (Laser-cut Signage)