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Angie and Kelvin’s Neon-Lit InterContinental Singapore Wedding
Angie and Kelvin lit up their InterContinental Singapore wedding with neon light signage by the company they founded together.
Angie Teo An Qi, 26, Co-Founder of EL PRINT and EL illum, and Kelvin Tan Wei Gung, 27, Founder of EL PRINT and EL illum, almost ended their relationship when they started a business together, but thankfully, the couple managed to work through their work problems. After a romantic surprise proposal in Bali, Angie and Kelvin wed in a brilliantly lit up InterContinental Singapore wedding on 11 June 2019, decorating their celebration with creative neon signs from their own company!
How did you meet?
We met in Presbyterian High School and share some common classes together. Coincidentally, we took the same train at 6.45am every day, one cabin door apart.
Our journey has been pretty interesting, from classmates to business partners, and now to husband and wife. Life was good during the dating phase; we went everywhere to eat, travel, and explore life together. Then we started our first company, EL PRINT together. From day one, we didn’t see eye to eye on many matters when it came to business, and we almost ended our relationship due to our differences when it came to work.
As we grew older, we managed to work out our differences when it comes to business and life has been a lot better afterwards!
What made you fall in love with your partner?
Kelvin: The pure soul she had when I first met her, and her smile.
Angie: His giving nature and intelligence.
What was the proposal like?
Kelvin: It was 11 June 2016, our 8th anniversary together, during sunset at Bali. I booked a beachside candlelit dinner for both of us, and rushed off to buy a huge bouquet of roses. En-route to dinner, she casually mentioned how I should not buy her flowers when I proposed to her.
Angie: I was expecting him to propose in Japan later that year so it came unexpectedly. I didn’t cry like girls do in the movies, but it was probably because I was in shock. Considering the fact that we see each other every day, it still awes me that he managed to secretly get a ring behind my back.
How did you create your wedding theme?
We wanted something romantic yet classy, hence we decided on InterContinental Singapore as their ballroom is pillarless and features royal-looking chandeliers. It was easy when we had to come up with a theme. We made use of items we deal with every day when it comes to our job, having customised many of these for our wedding clients.
We curated a neon LED light-based wedding, with our wedding photos printed out on large format fabric. Our wedding invitations, ang pow box, lucky draw boxes, and displays are all made of acrylic. We were quarrelling about the neon light decorations prior to the wedding, but when Angie saw the actual layout, she loved it! We’d also like to thank InterContinental’s Belda and Shane for being meticulous in their job.
Where were your wedding gowns from?
Angie: We chose gowns from Amanda Lee Weddings. Designer Pearlyn is a personal friend, and I showed her pictures from Pinterest. I have always wanted a gown with a long, sparkling train. My close friends unanimously voted for one with a mermaid cut, so it was up to Pearlyn to design a dress with the right details. The tough part was balancing the right amount and size of laces to achieve the feel of: romantic and soft, yet not too girly. Pearlyn managed to ace it!
Pearlyn is very detailed designer, hence we knew that we were in safe hands. Given my rather bad scoliosis, she managed to pull off a bareback gown that still looks balanced on me.
What was your wedding day like?
Our wedding day was the happiest and busiest day of our lives. We are sure it is as busy for other couples, but learn to enjoy it while it last! We made the decision to check into our hotel the night before the wedding, and are glad that our elders supported our decision to do away with the traditional gate crash, which was the best decision ever. We woke up at 12pm and had lunch with our brothers and sisters.
Our itinerary is also a little different from the usual, as we wanted to be able to savour the moments as much as possible. We started off with the veiling, a first look, followed by the solemnisation and tea ceremony. By then all our guests started arriving, and next thing we knew, we were preparing for the first march in.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?
Kelvin: When my father-in-law walked Angie down the aisle and placed her hand in mine, it felt surreal.
Angie: For me, it was when we exchanged our wedding vows and were pronounced husband and wife.
The Size of the Wedding: 230 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: 70K
The Venue: InterContinental Singapore
The Wedding Day Photographer: Sherman, Antelope Studios
The Gown: Pearlyn, Amanda Lee Weddings
The Suit: Common Suits
The Groom’s Shoes: Pedro
The Engagement Ring: Felice Jewellery
The Wedding Bands: Cartier
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Lindalindo Makeup
The Nail Artist: Eileen Nails
The Wedding Cake: Divine Artisan
The Florist: HellofromFlour for solemnisation, reception, stage, VIP table, neon light display // Sing See Soon for ballroom
The Wedding Stylist: Angie and Kelvin
The Wedding Planner: Angie and Kelvin
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: happyphotopeople for local pre-wedding shoot // Haneul Yeondal Photography for Korean pre-wedding shoot
The Photobooth: EL illum
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: EL illum
The Wedding Favours: Macarons by InterContinental Singapore
The Band: The Wedding Serenata
The Solemniser: Dr Tham Chee Wah
The Bridal Robe: EL PRINT
The Neon Lights: EL illum
The Lucky Draw Box & Ang Pow Box: EL illum
The Emcee: Chan Ning
Credits: Images by Antelope Studios