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Yingying and Eujin’s Pop Art Wedding at PARKROYAL on Pickering
Yingying and Eujin had a super colourful pop art wedding at PARKROYAL on Pickering, featuring Warhol-inspired soup cans and a pop art photobooth. You’ll love the bursts of colour on her Ted Wu wedding gown and evening gown too!
Yingying Seow, 33, Engineering Consultant and Eujin Pei, 38, Designer tied the knot in a super colourful pop art wedding at PARKROYAL at Pickering! Fans of Andy Warhol’s work, Yingying and Eujin brightened their celebration with bursts of fuschia, cyan, and yellow.
Tell us how the two of you met.
Yingying: We met at a fresher’s networking session back in 2004. He was there as a fresher and I was there managing the Singapore Society stand and had an excuse to introduce myself to him.
What drew you to each other?
Yingying: As we’re both product designers, we had a lot to talk about. It also helped that Eujin has such a broad range of interests, ranging from cycling, photography, collecting stamps and toys, painting, ceramics, to more obscure things like fossil hunting. There is never a dull moment with him!
What was the proposal like?
Yingying: He booked afternoon tea at the Clifford Pier and at the end of the meal, whipped out a bunch of roses and proposed with the Niessing Tension Ring. Needless to say, I was won over by his sincerity, and the ring. The design of the ring was stunning!
What was your wedding theme?
Eujin: We both love graphics that are colourful and iconic and wanted to inject an element of that into our wedding. Pop art seemed like a natural choice for our wedding theme as it integrated bright colours with interesting imagery. We really like Andy Warhol’s style and take on colour (see his print of Marilyn Monroe).
Yingying: We decided to keep the colour palette mainly to cyan, yellow and fuchsia, and this was reflected strongly in my evening gown designed by Ted Wu. I wanted my wedding gown to contain a splash of colour too, so I asked Ted to include a patterned lining that is revealed only when the train is hooked up. I loved seeing the look of surprise on people’s faces when they catch a glimpse of the lining.
In the pop art theme, Eujin had on a yellow tie and socks with a matching corsage. Each of the corsages and my hand bouquet were made by myself, with the help of my dear sister. Ted Wu also custom-made me a pop art-inspired evening dress with the iconic starburst in cyan, fuchsia, and yellow.
What was your wedding day like?
Yingying: The morning started with Eujin and his troop of groomsmen arriving in vibrant Hawaiian shirts and flower garlands, each holding a freshly cut coconut. The morning was made all the more memorable for the bridesmaids when the groom whipped out a super large cheque to the bridesmaids. Needless to say, the groom was let in without further resistance.
Eujin: We took advantage of our homes bring close to the Lower Pierce Reservoir and did an outdoor shoot with the bridesmaids and bestmen. The rest of the morning was followed with the tea ceremony at the groom’s place and then the bride’s place; giving us a chance to meet the extended relatives on both sides.
Yingying: We had the solemnisation during the early evening at the garden terrace of PARKROYAL Hotel on Pickering which was beautifully decorated with Amperian’s pop art theme, complete with a live tutu kueh cart and a dessert station serving local delights. This was a huge hit with our local and overseas guests who had flown in to be a part of our special day.
The wedding dinner was held at the William Pickering Ballroom. Eujin had also set up a photo gallery in the reception area, showcasing the photos he had taken on our travels, which provided a snippet of our lives overseas during the last 15 years! In keeping with the pop art theme, Amperian also created angbao boxes in bold cyan, fuchsia, yellow colours, and customised a sign with a pop art portrait of us! Our photo booth vendors also managed to source a pop art-themed fabric for the backdrop, so we were lucky there! To top it off, the hotel filled the ballroom with stalks of orchids in matching fuchsia and yellow.
It was amazing seeing the various elements come together especially since we had to plan our wedding from afar! Surrounded by family, friends, great food, and loads of colour, we had a truly memorable wedding day.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?
Yingying: There were many moments that were memorable, but most memorable was seeing the groom whip out the large cheque from the boot of the car during the gate crashing. It was totally unexpected!
The Size of the Wedding: 210 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: Approximately $50,000
The Venue: PARKROYAL on Pickering
The Gowns: Ted Wu
The Kua: The Wedding Chamber
The Bride’s Shoes: Ted Baker
The Suit: The Gown Warehouse
The Groom’s Shoes: Dune
The Engagement Ring: Neissing
The Wedding Bands: Goldheart
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Their own
The Flower Girls’ Dresses: Their own
The Page Boys’ Suits: Their own
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Joanne Low
The Dessert Station: Amperian
The Wedding Cake: PARKROYAL on Pickering
The Flowers: Bouquet and corsages – made by the Bride // Solemnisation and banquet reception flowers by Amperian // Banquet centrepieces by PARKROYAL on Pickering
The Wedding Stylist: Amperian
The Wedding Planner: Gordon Ang from Wedding Matters
The Wedding Photographer: Andri Tei Photography
The Videographer: Bean Pictures Cinematography
The Photobooth: Chris Pics
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Invites from Dreamweavers // Pop art card insert designed by the bride and groom
The Wedding Favours: Mr and Mrs Mugs by Dreamweavers, loose leaf tea by Quinteassential
The Solemniser: Mdm Govindan Ira
Credits: Images by Andri Tei Photography.
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