A Jour­ney of Love

Singapore Tatler Wedding - - EDITOR’S NOTE -

il­liam Shake­speare wrote, “Jour­neys end in lovers meet­ing.” Like twin souls sep­a­rated at birth, we go through life in search of that spe­cial some­one, that one true love and when we find them, our lives are com­plete. I wouldn’t say the jour­ney ends, how­ever, more that it takes a new course, this time, with your soul­mate in the seat be­side you, as you em­bark on a quest for new mean­ing and the joys of a shared life.

This is­sue, we cel­e­brate great jour­neys. Of course, a wed­ding is not just about the big day it­self but all the prepa­ra­tions lead­ing up to your walk down the aisle. How do you en­vi­sion your jour­ney to your big day? It doesn’t al­ways have to be tense and hec­tic. From in­spi­ra­tion for your cake and pre-wed­ding beauty treat­ments to the most trendy colour themes, we’ve cov­ered ev­ery­thing for a smooth and bliss­ful jour­ney.

Whether your big day is around the cor­ner or a year away, make sure to en­joy the plan­ning process. It’s been said that it doesn’t mat­ter where you’re go­ing, but who’s be­side you. Very of­ten, a bride leans on other women in her walk down the aisle, for ad­vice, for help on the big day, and in­deed, you’ll prob­a­bly be handed val­ues that have been kept in the fam­ily for gen­er­a­tions. Who­ever th­ese spe­cial women are—your mum, sis­ter, aunt, cousin or best friend—toast your sis­ter­hood with a sparkling cel­e­bra­tion. We of­fer ideas with a beau­ti­ful photo spread fea­tur­ing so­ci­ety’s best pals, Meaghan See and Nada Jum­ab­hoy, on page 126.

Travel re­mains a pop­u­lar wed­ding theme, per­haps be­cause more cou­ples are meet­ing abroad, they come from dif­fer­ent places, they en­joy trav­el­ling to­gether, and the sheer fact that we live in a cul­tural melt­ing pot. And be­cause ev­ery­one has unique travel sto­ries, the travel theme is the eas­i­est to per­son­alise on the big day. See how cou­ples have done it in the Dreams sec­tion, start­ing on page 54.

This is­sue, we also turn the spot­light on des­ti­na­tion wed­dings, with ex­pert tips on trav­el­ling with de­signer gowns (page 39) and plan­ning an over­seas pre-wed­ding photo shoot (page 144), and even how to el­e­vate your home with re­sort-in­spired de­tails to keep that wed­ding hol­i­day mood for good (page 32).

In cre­at­ing this is­sue, we trav­elled to Tem­bok on Bali’s north­east coast with city girl Sab­rina Ho. While Bali, par­tic­u­larly its vi­brant south, con­tin­ues to be a pop­u­lar lo­ca­tion for des­ti­na­tion wed­dings and shoots, we show you a dif­fer­ent side of the Is­land of the Gods—what’s left of au­then­tic Bali, and a god­send for fraz­zled to-wed cou­ples in search of tran­quil­lity and an an­cient spir­i­tual heal­ing. Check out the gor­geous bridal gowns spread against a ma­jes­tic back­drop from page 102.

Don’t miss the spe­cial story this is­sue where mar­ried cou­ples share how the’ve nav­i­gated their jour­ney of love. Read about it from page 94. En­joy ev­ery lit­tle step to your big day. It’s go­ing to be your most epic ad­ven­ture yet!

GREAT ES­CAPE

Ex­pe­ri­ence Bali’s au­then­tic spirit in Tem­bok (page 102); ro­man­tic spots for breath­tak­ing pre-wed­ding pho­tos (page 168)

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