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December 2021

Top 10 Most Popular Weddings of 2021

As couples got into the groove of tying the knot amidst a global pandemic, we saw stunning weddings that celebrated life, love, and personality. Here’s a look back at the top 10 weddings you guys loved the most in 2021!

It’s that time of the year when “Auld Lang Syne” starts playing, and as we look forward with hope for a wonderful new year (with hopefully less wedding restrictions) in 2022, we also look back fondly on the beautiful weddings we featured in 2021. Let’s celebrate all the brave couples who tied the knot in the midst of a global pandemic, overcoming long distance challenges or fluctuating wedding restrictions to throw the most beautiful weddings all about their personalities and their unique love stories, in the company of their nearest and dearest. Here’s to the real weddings that most inspired you in 2021! We start the countdown of the most popular weddings of 2021 at number 10.

10. SHI YUN AND DARREN’S HIKING PRE-WEDDING SHOOT ON CONEY ISLAND

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Shi Yun and Darren met through a lucky case of mistaken identity! The adventurous pair originally had plans to document their love for hiking with a campervan road trip through Austria, so they got creative and donned their hiking boots for their local pre-wedding shoot.

“We initially wanted a campervan-inspired photoshoot in Austria because we love to hike and enjoyed the road trips we have been on overseas. The concept of our local shoot was to capture that adventure aspect. We told our photographer that we wanted our photos to look as though they were taken somewhere foreign, and not Singapore. She suggested a few places and we decided to go with Coney Island. We love how those photos turned out.”

The Photographer: Happyphotopeople
The Bride’s Outfits: WeddingCrafters, ASOS
The Groom’s Outfits: Assemble
The Engagement Ring: JannPaul
The Shoot Locations: Coney island, Temasek Polytechnic, Heap Seng Leong, Canterbury Road
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: iheartblooms
The Hair Accessories: Taobao
The Florist: Liz Florals

9. AMANDA AND JOSEPH’S FUN PRE-WEDDING SHOOT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE

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Roller coaster junkies Amanda, 27, Operations Manager, and Joseph, 29, Engineer, captured their shared love for thrill rides at Universal Studios Singapore in a fun and carefree pre-wedding session with Knotties Frame, followed by a romantic night shoot on the beach.

“We wanted to include things and activities we both love and enjoy in our pre-wedding shoot. So being the roller coaster junkies we both are, we decided to have the shoot done at Universal Studios Singapore (USS).”

The Photographer: Knotties Frame
The Bride’s Outfits: Stitch By Stitch Co
The Bride’s Shoes: Bride’s own
The Groom’s Outfits: Groom’s own
The Groom’s Shoes: Groom’s own
The Engagement Ring: JannPaul
The Shoot Locations: Universal Studios Singapore
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Ling’s Palette
The Hair Accessories: Bride’s own
The Florist: The Bloomish Eden
The Balloons: Misty Daydream

8. SOPHIE WILLOCQ AND EKA BENUI’S ROMANTIC PROPOSAL AT SUNRISE

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Eka won Sophie over by sending her memes and asking her out every day for lunch! With COVID-19 spoiling plans for an overseas proposal, Eka reached out to our Editor-in-Chief Michelle for ideas on a beautiful proposal here in Singapore. Against the romantic backdrop of florals over the water at sunrise, Sophie said yes to the dawn of a new chapter together!

“I hinted to her two days before the proposal that she should dress up and do her hair nicely that coming Saturday. She laughed and asked if it was for our proposal. There was no way to deny it because I also had to get her to the location by 7am for sunrise! So it wasn’t entirely a surprise but luckily that’s not something that particularly mattered to her. Saturday morning came, the weather was perfect and everything went well.”

The Photographer: Beixin and Robin
The Florist: Blanc Studios

7. PAIGE AND WILSON’S QUIRKY AND INTIMATE SOLEMNISATION AT THE NIGHT SAFARI SINGAPORE

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Paige and Wilson met on an online dating app and clicked almost instantly. Less than a year later, they were engaged and planning their wedding. However, their wedding plans were inevitably disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that did not dampen their hopes of an intimate and quirky Wes Anderson themed solemnisation at the Night Safari Singapore.

We’ve always wanted an intimate and cosy wedding without many guests but our parents wanted something more traditional like a wedding banquet. Hence, we planned for a separate solemnisation ceremony event with only our immediate family and close friends at the Tipi Tent in the Night Safari.

“In addition, we had a theme that we wanted for our solemnisation (quirky, Wes Anderson kind of feel) and the Tipi Tent fit right into our theme. I We requested for the ceremony area to be decorated in bright, colourful colours with a rustic-feel to pay tribute to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom while blending in to the forest-like surroundings of Night Safari. We got paper fox masks for our bridal party (inspired by Wes Anderson’s Mr Fantastic Fox) and requested our bridal party to turn up in bright block-coloured attire. Our friends and family were awed by how special our solemnisation ceremony was, right from the moment they were greeted by the WRS dogs at the entrance of the Night Safari. In addition, they were intrigued to be accompanied by the dogs on their dedicated tram ride into the Tipi Tent area. The animal interaction segment presented by the WRS staff was much appreciated and wowed our guests. “

The Venue: Tipi Tent at Night Safari Singapore
Size of Wedding: 34 guests
Cost of Wedding: Approximately $17,500
The Gown: Odelia Bridal
The Bride’s Shoes: Pazzion
The Suit: Precision SG
The Groom’s Shoes: Earnest Collective
The Wedding Bands: The Canary Diamond Co.
The Wedding Photographer: Leslie Photography
The Wedding Videographer: Twenty8Picks
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Elsa from Odelia Bridal
The Event Stylist: The Wedding Props
The Wedding Favours: Customised face masks pouch from Autumnsews on Carousell
The Solemniser: Mr Edward Foong
Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides

6. CHERIE AND ISAAC’S SUNKISSED SHOOT AT LOWER PEIRCE RESERVOIR AND SUM YI TAI

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Cherie and Isaac met while training for Ultimate Frisbee, and got engaged at the very same spot in the NUS Law School Quadrangle. The couple documented their love in a sunkissed local session at Lower Peirce Reservoir and in a charming shoot at Sum Yi Tai (now closed) for some vintage oriental vibes.

“We chose to do the photoshoot locally. We wanted a scenic location in Singapore as well as something different from the usual. As we looked through the profiles of wedding photographers, we found inspiration from projects done by Andri Tei Photography on Instagram. We decided on Lower Peirce Reservoir for a day shoot to capture the beauty of the sunrise and nature. For our second location, we chose Sum Yi Tai for an oriental vibe to go with Cherie’s second gown, as it draws inspiration from a cheongsam.”

The Photographer: Andri Tei Photography
The Bride’s Outfits: Silhouette The Atelier
The Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
The Groom’s Outfits: Silhouette The Atelier
The Groom’s Shoes: Steptronic
The Engagement Ring: JannPaul
The Shoot Locations: Upper Pierce Reservoir and Sum Yi Tai (now closed)
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Candy T. Makeup Artistry
The Florist: 85 Flowers

5. EVANGELINE AND JOEL’S ETHEREAL IMPRESSIONIST MONTI WEDDING

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Evangeline and Joel looked like they stepped straight out of an Impressionist painting at their stunning wedding at Monti at 1-Pavilion, framed by lush and ethereal floral installations in spring hues and glowing orbs. Against the backdrop of the sparkling marina, they and their guests danced in their seats and toasted their love with a Jäger Train.

“As we had to squeeze all the planning into the two months, we didn’t have much time to think of the theme and we engaged Lalu from Wulala! to style up the venue. We had only a few screenshots of designs we liked from SingaporeBrides and social media. Lalu asked us to send her those shots, and she immediately identified the style we liked and subsequently came up with a theme (Modern-Ethereal Impressionist Soiree) and mood board for us. We left her to do the design in absolute blind faith and had totally no idea how it would turn out. Thankfully, we were really blown away on the day itself as the venue was very beautifully set up and it was a lot nicer than how we had imagined. She did an amazing job and even till now, we are still receiving many compliments on the set up and flowers from our guests.”

The Size of the Wedding: 100
The Cost of the Wedding: $60k
The Venue: Monti at 1-Pavilion
The Wedding Day Photographer: Trouvé Photography
The Wedding Day Videographer: Sense Gallery
The Gown: Truly Enamoured
The Suit: Assemble Singapore
The Engagement Ring: Customised
The Wedding Bands: Love & Co
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Taobao
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Taobao
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Raine Yeo Makeup
The Wedding Stylist: Wulala!
The Florals: CC Lee Designs
The Livestream: Kactus Singapore
The Emcee: Emcee James

4. BRENDA AND MATTHEW’S ROMANTIC WEDDING AT SINFONIA RISTORANTE

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Brenda and Matthew tied the knot in Sinfonia Ristorante at Victoria Concert Hall with an intimate group of family and friends who bore witness to their love and commitment to one another. With a fun portrait session in wedding kuas at the iconic Dragon Playground followed by an elegant wedding in Sinfonia Ristorante with autumn-hued florals and handwritten, personal messages to each guest, Brenda and Matthew’s wedding day was a warm and beautiful celebration of their love.

“We didn’t have a theme per se, but more of what we wanted our guests to feel, which was warmth. Matt and I designed all the invitation cards, hand-wrote personalised messages for each guest, and wax-sealed them ourselves. We didn’t like how typical wedding banquets mostly felt processional, and since we had the chance to have an intimate wedding, we wanted every guest to feel special by adding that personal touch.”

“We didn’t have a wedding planner or stylist, and so everything was conceptualised by us. Because the architecture of Victoria Concert Hall is quite grand, we added warm lights to accentuate the characteristics of the venue. We went with an autumn colour palette for the flowers and bridesmaid and groomsmen ensemble, so that it gives off a romantic vibe for the night ceremony. We had a vision of how we wanted our photos and videos to look. So as we discussed the flower arrangements, we also thought about how it would frame our photos.”

The Venue: Sinfonia Ristorante
The Bride’s Gown: Amanda Lee Weddings
The Bride’s Shoes: Taobao
The Groom’s Suit: Common Suits
The Groom’s Shoes: Zegna
The Wedding Photographer: Andri Tei Photography
The Wedding Videographer: Iki Company
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Shein
The Groomsmen’s Suits: Common Suits
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Vicky Ang Makeup
The Florist: Bucket Full Of Roses
The Wedding Favours: A Love Knot
The Solemniser: Pastor Simon Chua
The Wedding Car: Kia Seltos
The Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides

3. SUN YANG AND WEN QIANG’S ETHEREAL WEDDING AT THE BARRACKS HOTEL

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Sun Yang and Wen Qiang’s wedding at The Barracks Hotel was an intimate and beautiful celebration filled with light and love. Simple and elegant with white florals complemented with touches of lilac, and a fairylight aisle, their wedding was a classic one indeed.

“Our wedding theme was simplicity and elegance and we feel that our vendors did an amazing job with the florals and the setup of the fairy lights platform. We were happy that it was small and intimate with the closest of family and friends.”

The Size of the Wedding: 50 guests
The Venue: The Barracks Hotel Sentosa
The Wedding Day Photographer: Arture Photography
The Gown: Monique Lhuillier
The Cheongsam: Juillet
The Suit: Joe’s Tailoring
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Queenie Cong Makeover
The Florist: Lavender Love Florist
The Wedding Planner: Synplicify
The Pre-Wedding Photographer: Nicole Aston Photography
The Videographer: Substance Films
The Solemniser: Mr. Tam Chee Wah

3. LYNNETTE AND KELVIN’S INTIMATE AND COLOURFUL WEDDING AT CANDLENUT

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Lynnette and Kelvin originally planned to tie the knot in Penang, where Lynette is from, but COVID-19 derailed those plans. To honour Lynette’s heritage, the couple celebrated their love in an intimate and colourful wedding at the Peranakan restaurant Candlenut, where Lynnette and her bridesmaids dressed up in beautiful kebayas, surrounded by their nearest and dearest.

“I felt that it was a no-brainer to don kebayas at the lunch, given the Peranakan cuisine. Some of my guy friends decided to wear batik shirts too, which made it even more fun and colourful.”

The Venue: The St. Regis Singapore (morning prep), Church of St. Bernadette (Solemnisation), Candlenut (Wedding Luncheon)
Size of Wedding: 50 pax
The Bride’s Gown: NEWHITE Bridal from Truly Enamoured
The Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
The Groom’s Suit: Dior
The Groom’s Shoes: Saint Laurent
The Wedding Photographer and Videographer: Darren and Jade Photography
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: My Little Bow
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Candy T. Makeup Artistry
The Florist: Regina Mae Florals (Church), This Humid House (Wedding Car and Luncheon)
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Nineteen Design Studio
The Wedding Favours: Homemade sambal belacan by Candlenut

2. REAIAH AND JEREMY’S INTIMATE AND HEARTFELT WEDDING AT CONRAD CENTENNIAL SINGAPORE

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Sweethearts Reaiah and Jeremy met during a squash friendly match between their schools nearly a decade ago. COVID-19 forced them to postpone their wedding for almost a year, and Reaiah and Jeremy finally tied the knot in an intimate celebration with their closest family and friends in attendance.

“With the 100 persons rule, we wanted to make our wedding very intimate (from a photo montage including ALL of our guests, to a thank-you speech to every single one of them too!). Indeed, our family and friends said that it was one of the most heartwarming weddings they’ve attended. We wanted the traditions to have meaning for us, so we did away with the cake cutting (as we are really not cake people), and instead of doing a yum-seng with champagne, we opted for our favourite beverages (bubble tea & liang cha) instead. It was a special moment that represented us.”

The Venue: Conrad Centennial Singapore
Cost of Wedding: $37,000
Size of Wedding: 100 persons
The Bride’s Gown: Love Wedding Atelier (Formerly Kelly’s Bridals)
The Bride’s Shoes: Her own
The Groom’s Suit: Tailored at Seah Im
The Groom’s Shoes: His own
The Wedding Photographer: Smittenpixels Photography
The Wedding Videographer: Iriswave
The Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Dresses from Taobao and Jumpsuits from Love, Bonito
The Groomsmen’s Suits: His own
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Tracy.IM Hair+Makeup
The Florist: The Bloomish Eden (wedding) and Amy T. Fleur Weddings (bridesmaids’ and groomsmaids’ bouquets)
The Wedding Planner: Arches & Co
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Designed by the bride, printed on Gogoprint, envelopes from Taobao
The Solemniser: Pastor from church
The Wedding Car: Eddie from Fairytale
The Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides

1. VALERIE AND ZACHARY’S BEAUTIFUL AND INTIMATE UNION AT CHIJMES HALL SINGAPORE

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Valerie and Zachary started dating after two years of friendship and found forever soulmates in each other. The lovebirds embarked on a unique wedding journey that saw them changing plans for their big day three times before they tied the knot in a beautiful and intimate solemnisation filled with classically elegant white and red florals in the iconic Chijmes Hall Singapore.

“As our wedding happened during the Circuit Breaker, we had to cope with some of the strictest restrictions such as no dining-in rules. So, we went from a wedding banquet of 100 persons to a solemnisation only with guests seated in group of five, and eventually down to groups of two. We felt like we had planned three weddings instead of one! Honestly, we have to thank our guests as they had to fill in a barrage of google forms in order for us to best gauge vaccination rates and swabbing sentiments. They were our MVPs.” “The most memorable moment was definitely the ‘Hug-the-Bride’ moment. After many reminders from our planner and solemniser that we can most definitely not kiss, we decided on a dramatic hug and spin on the stage.”

The Venue: Chijmes Hall Singapore
Cost of Wedding: $30,000
Size of Wedding: 80 persons
The Bride’s Gown: JJs House
The Bride’s Shoes: JJs House
The Groom’s Suit: SuitYourself
The Groom’s Shoes: Ecco
The Wedding Photographer: Wanderlust Dream Co
The Wedding Videographer: Wanderlust Dream Co
The Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co.
The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The Thread Theory
The Groomsmen’s Outfits: Uniqlo
The Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Canvaseety
The Florist: Bride’s bouquet from Promisetolove (Carousell), Venue’s florals by Elite Flora
The Event Stylist: Watabe Wedding
The Wedding Planner: Olivia from CHIJMES Hall
The Wedding Caterer: PAUL
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Vistaprint
The Solemniser: Samuel Heng
The Wedding Car: Centurion Team
The Event Livestreamer: 25Snap
The Advice Cards: Bliss Collections (Amazon)
The Wedding Resource: SingaporeBrides


Feature image from Reaiah and Jeremy’s Intimate and Heartfelt Wedding at Conrad Centennial Singapore by Smittenpixels Photography

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