Adrian & Charmaine's Picture-Perfect Wedding At Chijmes
Adrian Seah and Charmaine Khoo’s wedding had all the essential little details for a picture-perfect wedding — from a dreamy display of fairy lights that hung from above to the bridesmaids dressed in perfectly alternating colours, and wedding props set on each table for photo-ops.
At a glance you can tell the bride, who plans events for a living, was instrumental in the aesthetics of the wedding. Working together with decorators from Inside The Knot, Charmaine turned Chijmes Hall into a white wonderland of ivory Tiffany chairs and matching linen to complement the pristine interior of the venue. Even the dessert table was a posh presentation of nude-coloured treats that seemed too pretty to eat! There were hints of 'something blue', from the bridesmaids' dresses to the wedding cake, and kueh, lovingly handmade by Adrian’s mother.
The couple tied the knot in the presence of 290 guests who joined them in a moving solemnisation ceremony filled with worship songs and words of praise. After that, everyone tucked into a sumptuous four-course modern Chinese lunch and enjoyed hot cups of java from the Bicycle Barista.
Charmaine looked resplendent in a bustier gown with detachable tulle skirt which she removed for the second march-in, where she surprised her groom with a song backed by a few of her bridesmaids. “Right before the wedding ceremony, my pleated trumpet dress, worn under my big skirt, started to unravel. Thankfully someone grabbed a needle and thread and stitched it back up. I was like, wow, this is an immediate answered prayer!” laughs Charmaine.
Aside from a few minor blunders, the bride was happy with the outcome of her big day. “It was just such a cosy, intimate wedding with people who are special to us. Also, the fairy lights and ribbons were a nice touch!” The groom shares his tips for a stress-free wedding: “Do it for her. There will be things that you as a groom will never understand (I still do not know what dusty blue is), will never think it's worth it (do we really need two photographers?) or feel it's necessary (fairy lights in the day?), but to her, it means the world!”
Photography: Allan Tan
Videography: Ark Moments
Gown: Kleid Gown
Hair & makeup: Low Jyue Huey/The Make up Room
Decorations: Inside the Knot
Confectionery: Sarah’s Loft
Location: Chijmes Hall