anything, because the groom’s father Steven Seow, a discerning gourmand, took it upon himself to lend his astute palate for the selection. He worked not just with the chef at Capella, but also Möet Hennessy and Rémy Cointreau to ensure the drinks paired perfectly with the dishes. Guests were treated to exquisite tipple such as Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, Hennessy Paradis Impérial and Domaine Du Grollet. “We recognised the importance of showing our respect to our friends and family with fine food and drinks to accompany them throughout the evening’s events,” says Damian. While the couple says they could not have pulled off their hiccup-free celebrations without the help of their wedding planner Our Fairytale Wedding and the various professionals, it was, as with most weddings, the involvement of family as well as close friends that made their big day that much more memorable.
One particular individual who went all out for the event was, again, the groom’s father. A month before the big day, the car enthusiast took delivery of a Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible—the first one in Singapore— because he had insisted the couple tie the knot with a white car.
And it seems his fellow car aficionados were just as dedicated to the occasion. Midway through their annual Ferrari drive from Singapore to Phuket, several of Steven’s friends paused their trip just to fly home to Singapore for the wedding banquet. The next day, they were back at their wheels and cruising through Phuket.
As joyous as weddings should be, they would not be complete without a few tears shed. During the day celebration, Florence’s best friend made a heartfelt speech, which moved the bride. “I was aware that she would be making a speech, but I was not ready for the touching words of blessings and insights she had brought,” she recalls. “That was truly memorable for me.”