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Starrie and Jason’s Cosy Wedding at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
Starrie and Jason go a long way back and have been close friends since. They celebrate their big day with a cosy wedding at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road with their family and friends.
Jason has always been there for Starrie and it was not long after that things began to get more serious between the two, and they eventually fell in love. To commemorate their relationship at their pre-wedding photoshoot, they work with Castalia Wedding Gallery for a personalised and unique shoot to showcase their personality as a couple and to include their little furball in the celebrations too! They celebrate their big day with their loved ones with a cosy wedding at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road.
Share with us your story. How did you both meet?
Starrie: We met through my ex-boyfriend. It was a long story, but we ended up becoming really good friends. He was “friendzoned” during the time when I was attached with my ex-boyfriend. He was always there through the various problems and even the break up. We started going out more after that. He would come pick me up from work and I think that was when things got a bit more serious between the two of us. It has been a good seven years since then, and I’m looking forward to many more years ahead.
What was the theme for your pre-wedding shoot?
Starrie: There wasn’t really a theme, but I did tell Castalia that I definitely wanted to include my dog in it, and they were happy to accommodate!
What was the wedding planning journey like? Were there any challenging/favourite moments during that planning period?
Starrie: The wedding planning journey was pretty chill throughout. I started the planning one year before our actual day and was able to start working on everything as soon as I settled the details. I got my invitations done in February when my actual day was only in December! There was no rush on the preparation front at all.
What was your actual wedding day like?
Starrie: We eventually decided to hold our wedding at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road simply because the wedding coordinator won our hearts. She was really really good! Another selling point was that the food will be from Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurant, which is really good as well!
Throughout the entire day, we were quite calm and relaxed! I’d told my bridesmaids beforehand to not let me know about any hiccups or problems unless they are not able to handle them. I figured that I didn’t need to unnecessarily mess up my mood that day, so I left everything to my entourage.
We did not have a major gatecrash at home so we actually started later than usual. I was already at the hotel the night before, and Jason only came to “fetch” me in the late afternoon at around 4pm. We had a mini gatecrash and photoshoot before heading down to prepare for the solemnisation.
How did you create and decide on the theme for your wedding?
Starrie: When we first started planning, we didn’t really have a theme. It was only when I started working on our wedding invitations and logo that a theme came together. I’ve always been a very pastel and floral kind of person. Since Jason didn’t have any input for this and had left the planning entirely to me, I decided to go ahead with a floral and pastel logo. I also had my decoration team do a hot air balloon theme since both Jason and I love travelling. We basically had a bit of everything!
Share with us the most memorable moment of your wedding.
Starrie: I think every part of the wedding was memorable! If I really had to choose one of the moments though, I’d say it was during our pre-wedding shoot. Jason usually doesn’t like taking photos, and I was really happy that he did a good job during the shoot – especially during the outdoor shoot as it was hot and tiring. The photos turned out really beautiful.
What is one piece of advice you’d like to share with other couples who are also in the midst of planning their wedding?
Starrie: Just enjoy the process! There will definitely be some hiccups, problems, and even bickers between you and your partner throughout this process. But rest assured, everything will turn out fine in the end.
I understand how most of us take the planning rather seriously since it’s a once in a lifetime event, coupled with the various comments, suggestions, and advice from everyone else. But ultimately, as long as you and your partner are happy with what you’ve decided on, you can go ahead. It’s your wedding anyway!
I also used SingaporeBrides’ wedding checklist template that helped us to budget our finances and provided us with a clear timeline on when a particular element of the wedding should be planned by. It was very helpful with the many useful templates to help kickstart our planning too!
The Size of the Wedding: No. of guests – 180 guests
The Cost of the Wedding: $35,000
The Venue: PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
The Wedding Day Photographer: Siok Photography
The Gown: Castalia Wedding Gallery
The Bride’s Shoes: Keds and Taobao (Traditional Kua Shoes)
The Suit: Castalia Wedding Gallery
The Groom’s Shoes: Hush Puppies
The Wedding Bands: SK Jewellery
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Taobao
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Groomsmen’s own
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Raine Yeo Make Up
The Nail Artist: Kai Leng from My Pride Nails
The Caterer: Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
The Florist: Giovanette & Co.
The Wedding Stylist: Jo Ang from IDO Events SG
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Jay from Castalia Wedding Gallery
The Videographer: Kent Lee Joon
The Photobooth: Functions SG
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Taobao
The Wedding Favours: Bath & Body Works and Healthtea
The Solemniser: Mr. Zenon Tey
The Emcee: Mireen Ng
Credits: Images by Siok Photography (Actual Day) and Castalia Wedding Gallery (Pre-Wedding)
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