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Steph and Weilun’s Travel-Themed Capella Singapore Wedding
Steph and Weilun celebrated their shared love for travel with a stunning New Zealand pre-wedding shoot, and a beautiful travel-themed Capella Singapore wedding.
Stephanie Chua, 34, Financial Consultant, and Weilun, 36, Realtor, met in university but it was only nine years later that love blossomed, through an insurance policy! The couple documented their shared love for travelling in a stunning pre-wedding photography session in New Zealand. On 22 October 2017, Steph and Weilun celebrated their love in a beautiful travel-themed Capella Singapore wedding, inspired by Weilun’s sweet at-home proposal with a personalised world map.
How did the two of you meet?
Weilun: We met when we were both in Nanyang Technological University, but love only blossomed nine years later when we had more chances to get to know each other. We actually worked in the same insurance agency right after graduation but at that point in time, we each were in a relationship. I left the insurance industry in 2008, but Steph continued on. Fortuitously, we were thrown together again when I decided on purchasing an insurance policy and looked for Steph.
What drew you to each other? What’s one of the things you love most about your partner?
Weilun: She has always shown care and concern as a friend, wanting the best for me and all. On my part, I could always rely on her for her fashion sense, so she was my go-to counsellor when I wanted to purchase clothes. This was the extent of our interaction before getting together. I would say it was a case of right timing that saw us experiencing real attraction and finally getting together. She has always been very considerate and empathetic toward everyone, and that was a huge draw. She claims that I gave her a huge sense of security and responsibility, which made me attractive.
What was the proposal like?
Weilun: It was a super low-key affair that was held at home. We were already staying together in Steph’s condo and the proposal was done when we were both decked in pajamas. Of course, there was still the needed bended knee, but the initial reaction from Steph was one of shock. Only shock, no shock and wonder haha. Nevertheless, she was still touched by a personally crafted world map as both of us love travelling, and this was the inspiration for the travel-themed wedding.
How did you create your travel-themed wedding?
Weilun: Steph doesn’t like to rush things and preferred to enjoy every single phase of the wedding process, hence after the proposal, she suggested that we set the wedding date one and half years later, so that gave us ample time to plan according to our preferences and also to suit our tight working schedules. Steph also found SingaporeBrides on Instagram and used some of the tips given there.
How were your wedding vendors?
Capella Singapore was our dream wedding venue, so we are really biased! To top it off, they honestly delivered beyond our expectations. A special shout out to our Capella Singapore wedding liason, Jamie; she went above and beyond for us to make this wedding a memorable one. Bobby, as our pre-wedding and actual day photographer, has become more like a friend. The road trips for the pre-wedding were fun, and he is personable. When you put him and Adeline, our makeup artist, together, they are hilarious. It also helps that he really knew what he was doing, and we were very happy with the shots taken.
Adeline, besides being a great travel companion, displayed great skills on both the photoshoot and wedding day, making Steph feel, and of course look, her best. She was patient during communication about the different looks Steph desired to have. Ted from Ted Wu Bridal was instrumental in creating the perfect custom-made wedding dresses for Steph. He paid utmost attention to his craft and we were pleasantly surprised at every turn. Roping him in was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Lalu, our stylist, must get a mention here, because she was the key person in creating the wedding ambience which we were looking for in our rustic, travel-themed wedding. In all honesty, we engaged her services at quite the last minute, but yet she was able to deliver really great stuff that went beyond our expectations, at a reasonable value-for-money cost too!
Andie and Kate were really great hosts, and they brought another special touch to the wedding atmosphere which resulted in most guests telling us that they had never been entertained so much. Kenneth our videographer was the epitome of professionalism. When we were wondering how he would have the time to edit and record certain scenes, he manages to pleasantly surprise us. It also helps that he knows his stuff, and there were virtually no retakes.
What was your wedding day like?
Weilun: Rushed, tiring, but enjoyable. There was a buzz in the air that seemed to adrenalise everything. I was actually nursing a cold a couple of days before the wedding, but on the day itself, that seemed to be a non-issue. We were glad that everything went according to plan. We are avid planners, so it was great that most things went according to our schedule. Even the weather stayed great for most of the day.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?
There are so many flashes of memories that come to us when we talk about our wedding, from the time we were actually waking up from a sleepless night, to the ceremonies held at our respective family’s houses, to the wedding banquet itself with its speeches and the interactions with our guests. Of course, there was also the excited but tired buzz in the hotel suite after the wedding, which was also another nice memory.
The Size of the Wedding: 340 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: $150,000
The Venue: Capella Singapore
The Wedding Day Photographer: Bobby Kiran Yeo from Bobby Kiran Photography
The Gown: Ted Wu Bridal
The Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
The Suit: Ted Wu Bridal
The Groom’s Shoes: Louis Vuitton
The Engagement Ring: Cartier
The Wedding Bands: Cartier
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The BMD Shop
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Shirt and bermudas from G2000, bow ties from Le Knot Wedding
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Adeline Ariel L Hair & Makeup
The Nail Artist: Cynthia Tan from Miwa
The Wedding Cake: Capella Singapore
The Florist: One Olive and Capella Singapore
The Wedding Stylist: Lalu Wu from Wulala!
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Bobby Kiran Yeo from Bobby Kiran Photography
The Videographer: Kenneth from freshfromkenneth
The Photobooth: Lalu Wu from Wulala!
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Papypress
The Wedding Favours: Capella Singapore
The Solemniser: Dr Kwoh Chee Keong
The Wedding Car Rental: Bride’s own car
The Guo Da Li: Le Knot Wedding
The Emcees: Andie Chen and Kate Pang
The Pre-Wedding Music Video: Denis from Maranatha Music School and Tiffany Wedding Taichung
Credits: Images by Bobby Kiran Photography
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