SINGAPORE TATLER WEDDINGS
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Weddings of today tend to swing in two directions: large, grand-scale, multi-event affairs, or private, intimate, friends-and-close-family-only dos. Which is surprising not in itself as a trend, but in the fact that things haven’t changed much in the last 50 years.
In preparing and researching the content for this issue of Singapore Tatler Weddings, the team had the privilege of delving into the photo albums of some of high society’s most notable married couples to look at how their wedding was done, and where it was held.
From Pamelia Lee and Lee Suan Yew’s banquet in the Ilikai hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii in the 1960s, to Mark and Tiara Shaw’s destination wedding in Uluwatu, Bali in 2010, what underscored the memorable events were, undoubtedly, the involvement of friends and family in the celebrations.
Fittingly, there’s nothing like a wedding to bring family and friends together for a celebration. Our Celebrations section this issue showcases eight spectacular weddings whose grandeur and scale are only outdone by the exuberant spirit captured in their photographs. It’s also worth nothing that weddings of today, as evinced in the weddings you’ll see from page 72, are now much more stress-free and fun for the bridal couple than it was before.
All this is thanks to the help of an army of professionals now at your disposal: wedding planners, photographers, videographers, florists and entertainment experts. We ask the best in the business what inspires them, on page 276.
Finally, no wedding would be complete without the all-important gown , and the accessories to match. We bring society maven Sabrina Ault to a special, yet undiscovered location – The Lakehouse in Cameron Highlands – to showcase the best of Singapore’s bridal designers and their latest creations. Enjoy the visual feast on page 18, and the season’s latest looks in the Style Dossier section.
As you plan your own grand bash – or quiet celebration, for that matter – we hope you find ideas and inspiration within these pages to make your own wedding a special, memorable and beautiful one.