resplendent Melissa & Jeffrey romance
A dreamy solemnisation at Caldwell House was followed by a night of splendour at The St. Regis Singapore for Melissa and Jeffrey, who wanted to celebrate in timeless style.
We first met nine years ago over a dim sum supper in Geylang with a bunch of friends, one of whom was a mutual friend of ours.
Jeffrey proposed to me on a yacht in front of our family and friends. Fireworks from Sentosa went off right after I said yes. It was a magical moment that was perfectly timed by Jeffrey. We then set off for Lazarus Island to celebrate our engagement.
For our wedding, we wanted it to be classy and also timeless, so we went with soft romantic colours for our solemnisation and lunch, and a luxe and elegant theme for our banquet.
I wanted a mermaid dress with a beautiful tail for my solemnisation, and I fell in love with the details of my Berta wedding gown the moment I saw it. It fitted me like a glove. For my banquet, I chose an elaborate ballgown by
Julia Sposa from Jakarta.
“I was overwhelmed with emotion as my dad walked me
down the aisle.”
“It was a huge relief when nothing major went wrong. Always start your wedding planning early!”
I was really pleased with our florist CC Lee Designs, who decked out the stunning John Jacob Ballroom with a profusion of peonies and hydrangeas – both of which are my favourite flowers. It felt grand yet romantic.
For a personal touch, we had a monogram customised for the wedding, and it was incorporated into our stationery and decor.
One of the highlights of the evening was when our guests popped the confetti canons along the aisle while we did our march-in. That really infused the atmosphere with some festivity and cheer.
“The mirrored panels and high ceiling of the ballroom created a
“We would love to do it all over
again, even though it was tiring. Time went by in a flash that day.”