THEME & CONCEPT
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