Singapore Tatler Wedding - - DREAMS -

Some of South­east Asia’s most prom­i­nent fam­i­lies gath­ered in Sin­ga­pore for a grand three-day fete, where they were show­ered with the cou­ple’s gen­eros­ity and love at seven events. Themed around Deep­avali, which co­in­cided with their wed­ding date, the Fes­ti­val of Lights wel­come din­ner was held at Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore Sen­tosa Re­sort & Spa, where bril­liant lights, mu­sic, colours, food and ac­tiv­i­ties ga­lore—from henna paint­ing to a ran­goli de­sign dis­play and a per­for­mance by a Bol­ly­wood sax­o­phon­ist—cre­ated a car­ni­val­like buzz across the prop­erty’s var­i­ous event spa­ces. “We did this to give our guests dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences, and en­sure they have a won­der­ful time,” Sonam says.

A solemn cer­e­mony at the Cen­tral Sikh Tem­ple the next day sealed the cou­ple’s union. At sun­set, guests turned up in their finest threads for a cel­e­bra­tory ban­quet at Capella Sin­ga­pore. The ball­room was awash in pink and white flow­ers, which also cov­ered a huge photo wall. Pre-pran­dial drinks were all the more en­joy­able as guests were amused by rov­ing ma­gi­cians, bal­loon twisters, hu­man statues and mime artists, set­ting the tone for a mag­nif­i­cent cel­e­bra­tion. Over din­ner, im­pres­sive de­liv­er­ies by UK-based band En­tourage, which per­formed with DJ Har­vey and DJ Kevin, kept the mood up­beat. In­stead of thick coat­ings of ic­ing, the seven-tiered cake by Carousell Con­cepts was cov­ered in beau­ti­ful light pro­jec­tions that gave it a life of its own.

While this party was hard to top, the bride was even more ex­cited about the post­wed­ding ac­tiv­i­ties: “I had al­ways en­vi­sioned hav­ing a bulk of our events post-wed­ding so we could cel­e­brate the begin­ning of our new life with friends and fam­ily, as op­posed to hav­ing our wed­ding on the last day of events.”

For the post-wed­ding brunch, Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore Sen­tosa was trans­formed into a scene rem­i­nis­cent of the film Mada­gas­car, with flamin­gos and other trop­i­cal el­e­ments. While some guests kept cool in the pool, oth­ers en­joyed the live mu­sic, face paint­ing and parrot for­tune-telling.

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