Real Wedding : Perry & Sharon {Travel theme}

We have been busy planning, coordinating and designing some of the most interesting weddings. Every wedding has a different look, simply because they are for a different couple! No two weddings should look the same.
This lovely couple, Perry & Sharon are two international love birds, mixing heritage from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia descent. You do the math, there’s one country for each set of parents. So naturally the theme should be something closer to their heart, which is TRAVEL theme. I have seen increasing interest in this theme, so we welcomed this theme by letting our creative brain juice flow. Usually this theme will tends towards a bluish tone, due to the association with the map and airmail color.
However, the couple wanted to respect their Chinese tradition (and not to offend the elderly) by omitting the blue and pumping up the red colour. We hardly have red as the main color of a wedding, because of the association with traditional Chinese wedding culture. However it became an awesome tone when we proposed a vintage travel theme to match. Here’s their inspiration board:

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and here’s their wedding pictures:

Starting from the reception, red angbao box and globe for wishes were ready to greet the guests.

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We proposed a decor corner to showcase the theme. It served as a dessert bar and photo gallery, but the main purpose is to be eye candy! #eyecandy at our Instagram @rosettedesignsco

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We brought in a hot air balloon model to compliment the theme:

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So much for the reception area! Don’t forget the decoration on the inside of the ballroom.

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The couple initially engaged us only for the decoration but a few months before the wedding, they started to worry about the programme flow and the coordination portion. They decided to add in our coordination service! They are not the first couple who did that. In fact, most of our decor clients decided to take up our coordination service once they feel the pressure of running the wedding event. While it’s nice to have a gorgeous looking wedding, we found that the bride and groom are usually too stressed or too distracted to enjoy the decoration on their wedding day. Having a professional team of coordinators ensure you of having a smooth running event, without having to stress anybody including yourself.

Although I (Hellen) am a wedding designer and stylist and I’m proud of my work during the actual day, I have to say that our couple will thank our coordinators first on a job well done. At the end, no matter how awesome the decoration are, wedding is still about the whole event. Make sure you have somebody coordinating your wedding. If that happened to be your friend, make sure you brief them properly and treat them with a fat angbao!

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For the guest table, we use city names as the table indication. The couple ensembled 3D landmark for each city. Take a pick on your favorite city!

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It always a joy when the couple thank us during their thank you speech. Even more so, when we were the first one that the couple thanked. It feels good knowing that our effort is appreciated.

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Photo credit goes to Awesome Memories Photography 

 

Wedding Ideas: Fairy Lights

Fairy lights have recently taken the wedding industry by storm, thanks to Pinterest! Started out as common fixtures for cafes at night, fairy lights have made its way to wedding scenes, bringing magical ambience to the wedding venue. We’ve always loved the idea of dining under the stars, and for city dwellers, fairy lights is the perfect substitute.

Thus, we often advise our clients to add fairy lights into their décor list.
Here are some of our portfolios with fairy lights and other amazing weddings we found on Pinterest.

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Love,
Rosette Designs & Co.

Destination Wedding – Bali

We, Rosette Designs and Co, has just been interviewed by Wedding Bali, a one stop guide for couples planning to have their wedding in the beautiful island of Bali. Bali has become one of the most popular wedding destinations in the World and it’s not a surprise given the island’s exquisite beaches and serenity. It’s the perfect place if you’re thinking of a place to have an intimate wedding set against a breathtaking sight.

If you’re planning for a wedding in Bali, here is an article by Wedding Bali on the venues that you might want to consider. You can view this on their website too.

1. Villa: Spacious Luxury

Picture a large, expansive garden overlooking the sea. The seaview is unobstructed and breathtaking, the clear waters extending endlessly into the horizon. When dusk beckons, the skies become a fascinating sight, turning into a colourful palette containing shades of pink, purple, orange and blue.

Many yearn to hold their weddings at one of the many villas located in Bali, as villas contain facilities such as private pools and lush, tropical gardens. In addition, villas provide a private and intimate setting for the couple to host their loved ones and wedding guests.

Royal Santrian luxury beach villas. Photo by Ianphotography.

Royal Santrian luxury beach villas. Photo by Ianphotography.

Bluepoint Bay Villa & Spa. Photo by Ianphotography.

Bluepoint Bay Villa & Spa. Photo by Ianphotography.

2. Hotels and Resorts: Ease and Convenience

Apart from villas, hotel and resorts offer picturesque locations that are perfect for weddings. This is an ideal option for those who prize convenience, as you get to enjoy the ease of access to a variety of facilities, without having to worry about transporting the items that you need for your wedding from one place to another.

In addition, it will be easier for you to arrange the accommodations for your family members and guests, as they can reside in the same hotel or resort that you are holding your wedding at throughout their stay in Bali.

Ayana Resorts and Spa. Photo by Axioo Photography.

Ayana Resorts and Spa. Photo by Axioo Photography.

Alila Uluwatu. Photo by Axioo Photography.

Alila Uluwatu. Photo by Axioo Photography.

3. Chapels: Surrounded by Modern Balinese Architecture

Are you looking for a suitable location to hold a religious wedding or blessing ceremony indoors, and yet, are not keen on abiding by the formal ceremonial processes usually conducted in churches?

If you answered ‘yes’, then the chapel is an ideal location for you to host your wedding!

The air­conditioned interiors of chapels provides you and your guests with welcome relief from the tropical warmth outdoors, and allows for wedding couples to don formal wedding attires, as they often have elaborate designs made of heavier, thicker fabrics.

Not being able to hold your wedding in the splendid outdoors in Bali does not mean that you are compromising on the aesthetics! There are many chapels in Bali boasting eye­catching exteriors and asymmetrical lines.

We can relate endlessly of chapels with pristine white interiors, charming indoor ponds, and clear, large window panes that allow you and your guests to enjoy the captivating seaview that Bali is famous for.

Hotel Nikko. Photo by Danny Halim Photography.

Hotel Nikko. Photo by Danny Halim Photography.

Iconic Chapel at Conrad. Photo by Axioo Photography.

Iconic Infinity Chapel at Conrad. Photo by Axioo Photography.

4. Beaches: Enjoying the best of Bali’s beauty.

Mention beach weddings, and the image of a white, sandy beach, clear, blue skies and an endless horizon of the turquoise sea is immediately conjured. Who wouldn’t want to have a beautiful wedding on the tropical beaches of Bali?

However, the reality of having a beach wedding may greatly differ, depending on the location of your choice. Under the law, beach fronts are considered to be public property, and no single individual or entity is entitled to owning any stretches along the beach. As such, even if you were to hold your wedding in the compounds of a hotel or resort, there is no guarantee that they can you will be ensured privacy during your wedding ceremony.

If the notion of having a gorgeous wedding amidst the beautiful beaches in Bali is too much to resist, it is recommended that you organise a smaller­scale wedding, and make backup plans in case of of any unexpected weather changes.

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Grand Aston Bali

For more information on wedding planning in Bali, feel free to contact us at info@rosettedesigns.com

Love,
Rosette Designs & Co.

Tips on Getting into The Nouveau Trend of Weddings – Part 1

Wedding has been always a significant milestone in everyone’s life, whether you are rich or poor, tall or short, hold a corporate 9-to-6 job or dwell in the creative land. Over the years, we have seen weddings evolved and changed from a mere traditional ceremony to more of a visual avenue self-expression. Especially here in Asia where weddings are often view as a family affair in lieu of pleasing the parents. This trend has been led by the meteoric rise of wedding blogs and the couple themselves being more inspired to have a personalized beautiful wedding. Pinterest and visual social media such as Instagram, heightened the visibility of creative event. With inspiration so readily available, couples are far more informed and aesthetically inclined than ever before.

While this trend, originally spurred by designer couples getting married (they took this opportunity as a creative outlet to show off their personality and talent.. at least I speak for myself), now it has caught up with everyone else. More and more we see unconventional weddings in Singapore with special theme and look. If you would like to jump in the bandwagon, here are some of the inspiration and tips:

#1 BE ORIGINAL

How to be original when everything has been done under the sun? The answer is within yourself! You and your partner are unique. Although maybe you really like those rustic vintage wedding you have seen in Green Wedding Shoes , please inject your own flavor into the design. Think what inspires you. What do you like, what does your partner like? We always start our first design session, by asking these question.

Jessica really likes butterfly and burst of colors. So we designed a whole stationery set and decor based on this idea. Butterfly garland at the couple’s chair.

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Or you love music? What kind of music? Madeline & Surinder grew up in the 70′s, so we proposed to have a retro music theme. It was a blast!

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or are you the only “G” & ” S” there is?

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or Aldo & Sean?

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For this Thai & Singaporean couple, we created an elephant icon as their main design & brought in tuk tuk as the photobooth!

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Or are you a cat lover? We created a cat icon for this lovely couple and incorporate them in the whole decor theme including the giant photobooth backdrop

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#2 MIND THE VENUE

Best if you could consider the theme before deciding on the venue. If you love to have a nautical theme, have it somewhere related. Go for yacht wedding, boat wedding or go for One Degree 15 Marina.

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Below is the wedding in Raffles House, Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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Tiffany garden wedding in Singapore (our own wedding!).

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Or why not invite only the most important people and get married in the City of Love, Paris?

#3 STICK TO THE BOARD.

Start creating a moodboard with your favorite colors and cataloguing them, either in Pinterest or in your computer. It’s also easy to browse through the gorgeous images through Instagram. If you haven’t own your Pinterest account, this is the best time to capitalise it. You can add “Pin It” button on your browser so whenever you found inspiration you can add it to your board.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, please consider signing up to our Rosette One: Design & Decor package (haha..)

Unless you decided to have rainbow wedding, stick to two colors or three.

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You can use color as the main theme.

or three color combination, yellow-blue-pink, for doze of youthful bash?

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This fuschia & grey are the main colors of the blogger Ju Ann & Peter’s wedding that we styled last year.

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These are the basic ingredient to create a unique wedding experience that reflects your taste. This is just the beginning! We will unfold more practical tips in Part 2 !

Stay tuned!

Wedding of Jessica & Jeffrey

This is one of the most beautiful and intimate weddings we’ve ever planned and executed. Jessica engaged us for full wedding planning since she is based in Shanghai. Within a short period, we managed to secure the perfect place for her dream wedding. She has a vision of butterfly-inspired wedding in a very cozy and warm setting. We delivered more than her expectation as the whole night’s performance is filled with the family’s contribution, laughter and dancing the night away. It’s our joy to be part of the happy occassion.

Location at Marmalade Pantry @ Stables.

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Love,

Rosette Designs & Co.

Read Wedding: Regina and LiQun

What a special wedding it was! Not only the venue is one of a kind (a vintage historical boat in the middle of the city), Regina and LiQun was such a spontaneous couple with unique ideas. Imagine eating mussels for a year just to collect the shells for their Date Station so that the guests can write their ideas/suggestions on the shells! Thumbs up! Whatever ideas we proposed to them, they took it and really went all out to execute them. The father of the bride even wore captain suit to escort Regina down the aisle. We love the theme so much that we started collecting anchors, steering wheels, trays way before their wedding. All handiwork paid off that day!

Pictures by Awesome Memories Photography.
Venue at Stewords Riverboat.

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Love,
Rosette Designs & Co.

New Addition to Our Family: Aiden Joshua Lim

We are delighted to announce the new addition to our family, our son, Aiden Joshua Lim Jia Wei!

This boy is truly a miracle boy, a gift from God, literally, because we didn’t plan on having another one so soon. In fact, we tried to prevent it, in our own way. Given my PCOS (Polycystic Ovarium Syndrome), we thought it’s rather impossible to get pregnant again. We are so sure about it, that we only took the test until my tummy seems to be bulging and my nose swollen. When the pregnancy test showed double sign, I have almost passed my first trimester, at 14 weeks.

I had some series of on and off morning sickness, which I mistakenly thought was bloated stomach. We had vacation in Seoul, Korea for 10 days without realizing that there were three of us! Thank God I didn’t any drink alcohol and postponed my Japanese buffet with all the raw salmons!

But what is more worrying is the fact that I had a very difficult pre-eclampsia pregnancy with Sava, which took one year to recover from (especially the heart failure and kidney infection). My cardiologist and gynea were pretty nervous about this pregnancy, nonetheless they agree to let me carry on despite of the high risk.

Few well meaning friends were questioning my decision to have a second child, knowing that it endangered my health. I don’t blame them, but I know in my spirit that it must be God’s will. 2012 is the most challenging year in my life but also the most significant year for my own growth as a person & a Christian. Never in my life did I have a close encounter to death or terminal illness which required a lot of faith to believe that I will be healed and this disease is temporary. As a Christian, I believe in divine healing, that Jesus died on the cross for my sin and sickness. But until you are down with the possibility of a life threatening illness, your belief is not tested. Cut the story short, I am healed and was discharged in June 2013.

Then come the pregnancy news. Once again, my faith is tested. This time, not only on health issue but also in the area of our business. Rosette Designs & Co is progressing very well and we had a lot of enquiry coming in. When I knew about this pregnancy, I was about to receive deposit from 4 new clients during my confinement period in April 2014. The timing was just right for me to turn them down. Had I collected the amount, I will be having a huge headache now, during my confinement. Once again, i know it must be God.

I was quite nervous with the thought of having 2 young kids while running the business and keeping my sanity. But I remember a excerpt from Joel Osteen’s “I Declare” book, that God doesn’t give us the grace we need until we are about to step on board. I have to take a step of faith and His grace will surely come when I need it.

I heard in my heart, God said,” I will restore back what you have lost in your first pregnancy”. One promise from Heaven is enough. My doubt is cleared.

On March 13, 2014, Aiden was born at 36 weeks 2 days, with birth weight 2.5 kg, healthy and strong. I didn’t have any heart complication, relapse of pre-eclampsia, kidney failure, allergic reaction or skin infection like what I had during the first pregnancy. God is true to His promise.

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Edited: Aiden is turning one month today, with a healthy weight of 3.6kg. Although we never have a chubby baby, like what Winston wanted, but we thank God our children are healthy!

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Real Wedding: Vera & Emanuele

Another wedding planned, designed, decorated and coordinated by Rosette Designs.

It’s been more than a month since our Valentine’s Day couple tied the knot. A very cheerful and gorgeous Italian couple indeed, and their guests were equally crazy, fun and beautiful.

Vera & Emanuele approached us back in September 2013 with a common vision for their special day – a small, intimate yet crazy celebration for their guests who are mostly flying in from Italy. So the entire wedding planning began. From deciding of the colour theme – pink & gold, to the many trips over at DiGio – the bridal studio and Goodwood Park Hotel – the wedding venue, there had been so many awesome and unforgettable meetings and honestly, we still miss those times.

The couple signed up with us under Rosette Three: Full Wedding Planning, which covers vendors & venue resourcing & liaising, timeline management, budget management, full design services: decor, invitation & stationery design and actual day coordination & programme. Basically they are getting themselves full help for the wedding, which lifted a huge burden and they can fully become the bride & groom leading up to the wedding day and on the actual day itself.

Here’s the couple’s Inspiration Board that started it all.

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and here’s their actual wedding design & decor.

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Wedding planner to a wedding couple could be the closest thing you have as a BFF during the entire planning process; they could enhance and make you feel so at ease during your day; they will help you run the show while you enjoy the company of your family and friends.

Since most of their guests were from overseas, we arranged for a welcome gathering before the big day; and without a doubt, the couple treated the guests to a breathtaking view of Singapore – up at Ku De Ta, Marina Bay Sands.

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A party by the pool is always a good choice. Thus, the wedding solemnisation venue was chosen to be at Goodwood Park Hotel Poolside Terrace.

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We prepared a photo-wishing corner with props and polaroid cameras. The guests were having so much fun posing with the props and taking pictures with the polaroid camera.

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Then the guests hung the polaroids on the pole, displaying it to the rest.

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Guests were then treated to an awesome wedding dinner at Gaia Ristorante & Bar, a fantastic Italian restaurant tucked at the side of Goodwood Park Hotel. Marrying a man who can cook is a blessing of a lifetime. With our Groom being one of the resident chefs at Gaia, he had the menu specially prepared for the guests. He even personally served the meat – such a charming moment. Vera is one lucky woman.

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We, at Rosette Designs & Co, are so blessed to be able to join in the fun to celebrate the marriage of these two amazing persons. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

Here’s feedback from the couple :

“I wanted to thank you both for the excellent outcome of everything!
the feedback was very positive from everyone who attended the wedding, it was an amazing ceremony and we had such a good time also during dinner and also at Kudeta.
Eunice you were super super great in all the emergencies which happen and also the décor etc was spot on!
I will miss our meetings and messages, we couldn’t have had a better planner!We will definitely recommend your services to all our friends here and abroad if anyone wants to get married in Singapore!”

Love,
Vera & Ema

Written by Eunice, our superbly meticulous and warm wedding planner.

Real Weddings @ St Regis

There are only a few wedding venues in Singapore that exudes glam and grandeur. St Regis Hotel is one of the few. Located at the quieter part of Orchard Road, this venue guarantee exclusivity and charms, which is reflected by their Art Deco-inspired ballroom, John Jacob Ballroom. For the lover of glamorous and extravagant wedding, this place is the answer. Even to the point that Vanness Wu and Arissa Cheo chose this venue to hold their Singapore wedding.

We, in Rosette Designs & Co, have been blessed to do a few weddings here and will continue to explore many creative themes on it.

The 1920s Glam Theme (Nick & Teresa’s Wedding)

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Please pardon my reflection while taking the picture. The stage area is decorated with mirrors, which can work for the theme or against the theme.

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or if you want to soften the look of the ballroom, you can go mellow with blush and champagne theme, like this lovely couple.

The Blush & Champagne Romance (Jeanie & Zhi Yong’s Wedding)

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The handmade photobooth, special request by the bride.

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Guest Centerpiece with the custom table number

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Individual Menu

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VIP centerpiece

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Photo Gallery at the Foyer area

Another possible theme that goes totally against the existing Art Deco style, is to go to East and be oriental!

This couple dislike the mirrors on the stage and wanted to go against the modern & harsh feel of the ballroom by going back to their own root as Chinese.

The Vintage Chinoise Theme (Christie & Alvin’s Wedding)

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Customized pattern as alternative stage backdrop

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Photo Gallery Oriental style

Lastly, we present the beautiful Vanness & Arissa’s Purple Glam wedding. (Note: we were ecstatic when Arissa dropped us an email stating her interest in engaging us to design her wedding. Although it didn’t happen, we are happy enough to know that she likes our work!)

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Another impressive wedding done at this ballroom, by the work of an established wedding planner, Heaven’s Gift & Boenga.

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Real Wedding @ CHIJMES

One of the venues that we hold dear to our heart is CHIJMES. Not only because of it’s long history and beautiful sanctuary but because there’s so many ideas that can be implemented there and the outcome will still look amazing! We also love to work with the planners there, they are such lovely ladies!

We have done classic, rustic and garden theme, the whole elegant theme. Now, we are adding fun element to the classical palette.

Shu Jun & Ben have requested cheerfulness and sweetness for their design. Starting from their illustrative invitation to the bunting and colossal balloons!

Enjoy the fun!

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The inspiration board that started it all!

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We drew their illustration as the icon for the invitation and stationery. The couple really love it!

At the end, the whimsical element really sweetened the venue.

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The guest table centerpiece and the custom table number.

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The VIP centerpiece with cascading flower arrangement.

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The couple asked for an alternative stage decor than the usual wedding arch or flower stand. So we let our inner child have a little fun with the massive balloons connected with colorful bunting. A nod to their invitation design.

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Photo Gallery to display their love stories for over 10 years. It’s a decade of love that will continue to grow stronger!

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Each kid will receive this handmade book and coloring pack. No reason for getting bored and running around.

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Bonne Maman honey jam were flown all the way from France as their wedding favor, and topped up with the custom sticker.

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Our signature birdcage as angbao box.

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Who doesn’t use instagram nowadays? #hashtag# is a growing popular trend among the tech savvy crowd.

We toiled hard trying to be as detailed as possible, because at the end of the day, those little details really matters.

Our hard work is paid off when the bride commented,” Many thanks Hellen and her dedicated team for dressing up Chijmes hall for my wedding. Love the decor to bits!”