THEME & CONCEPT
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.