THEME & CON­CEPT

Singapore Tatler Wedding - - DREAMS -

It is com­mon for wed­ding cou­ples to use their ini­tials in ev­ery­thing from wed­ding in­vi­ta­tion seals to place cards at the ban­quet ta­bles, but for this pair, their ini­tials G & L formed the theme for the cel­e­bra­tion and rep­re­sented some­thing deeper. “It was not just Ganesh and Lisa, but also some­thing larger than our­selves: Grat­i­tude and Love. This rep­re­sents how the wed­ding had never been about us, and how we view our­selves as part of a larger en­tity. We are im­mensely grate­ful for the love and sup­port that has brought us this far,” says Lisa, the man­ager di­rec­tor of G&L Sur­gi­cal Clinic.

Fol­low­ing a tra­di­tional cer­e­mony among Ganesh’s fam­ily and rel­a­tives, the cou­ple were united by the laws of the church at Chi­jmes hall in March 2016. The Gothic-styled 19th cen­tury chapel, with its domed roof, col­umns and arched en­try­ways, fit per­fectly with Lisa’s idea of a fairy­tale wed­ding. Long ta­bles lined with white linen, gold Tif­fany chairs and fresh blooms im­bued the space with ro­mance. “Red roses are an em­blem of love and ro­mance, and a time-hon­oured way to express ap­pre­ci­a­tion not only to each other but also to all our loved ones,” says Lisa.

Two days later, a glitzy din­ner re­cep­tion was held at The St Regis Sin­ga­pore. Some 450 guests were in­vited, in­clud­ing min­is­ter of state, Min­istry of Health, Lam Pin Min, pro­fes­sors and fam­ily from Aus­tralia and In­dia. They par­took of an ex­trav­a­gant 10-course Can­tonese feast which was ac­com­pa­nied with Cham­pagne Trouil­lard a Hautvillers-France, spe­cially or­dered from France. The bot­tles were dated 2016 to mark the cou­ple’s wed­ding

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