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You can now chose from the new fabric favor pouch collections!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your orders!
Last month, we had an awesome opportunity to plan and coordinate the wedding of Ben & Joy on Nikoi Island, a private island in Bintan, Indonesia. It was such an out-of-the-world experience for us and their guests, out of the bustling city and past rows of tanker ships that crowd Singapore’s water. Let us introduce this place as your potential wedding venue.
When you are searching for wedding inspiration and discovered the destination wedding category on a website; do you feel that a seed has been planted and a destination wedding itch starting to grow and whisper: “I should spend my wedding budget on my family and close friends, and treat them to a beach holiday…”
There are a few points that can trigger your need for a destination wedding at the beach:
Let us tempt you first with white sandy beaches of the stunning Nikoi Island, which can materialise if you go on a short two and a half hour journey (ferry ride, land transport and speedboat) from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
And the pictures above are just brief introductions to what Nikoi has to offer.
Nikoi Island has 15 beach houses and can host family groups of up to 60 and you have to book the whole island with a minimum of two nights. The island is exclusive for you for this period. We loved that there were swinging day beds, wooden stairs, traditional Indonesian architecture and modern amenities. At night, you can hear the gentle wave splashing, watch the stars right from your balcony and the occasional rumbling of passing boats. Away from all the city noise and air-conditioning.
For dining, there are 3 bars and 2 dinning areas (approximately 100sqm each) and you can have Barbecues(BBQ) lunch or dinner by the pool side or on the sand spit by the lagoon. We also rate their variety of locally sourced seafood, fresh salads and local cuisine a 9/10! We were very satisfied with all our meals!
You can just dig your feet into the sand while dining too.
Don’t worry about entertaining your guest. There will never be a dull moment on the Nikoi, there are land, sea and children activities and Winston even kayaked around the whole island and finished with jumping off the jetty. We have a very gutsy wedding coordinator!
It is a great island for a wedding (not a bad idea as a honeymoon destination too). Their staff are all very smiley, helpful, friendly and great to work with.
Now, you just need to worry how you want your ceremony to be.
Please check out their package here : Weddings at Nikoi Island
Note: Nikoi does not provide wedding decorations, flowers or wedding celebrants (solemnisers) and they recommend that you engage a wedding planner. If you are feeling really brave and want to coordinate your beach wedding yourself without a planner, you’ll need to pay a surcharge of S$500. So make sure you get one.
Stay tune for the next post about the wedding!
I’m really excited for you to meet Rosette’s Little Precious: our DIY baby shower styling kit. It’s been a great learning and eventful journey since we started with Rosette & Co and I am humbled to have received numerous enquiries to decorate baby showers which we had to regretfully turn down then,
Now, my dream to provide baby party decor has finally come true with the help of LemonyKit!
Teaming up with the girls from LemonyKit, we decided to start with two basic collections: a warm floral pink and a nautical themed blue. Each item in the DIY kit was thoughtfully designed by us, and most are crafted by small women-started businesses in Jakarta.
Here’s inside each DIY Kit:
Learning from the enquiries and feedback I get, we know that we need to provide pinterest worthy decorations (our aim!) on a budget and also to make it effortless for you to set-up. So, the basic items that you’ll need for the baby shower like the table cloth, paper cups and paper plates are now made to look fully customised and have become great elements of the decor. The paper cups can also be labelled so that guests will have a cup each and can work as a placecard too. Each kit is designed to host up to 50 people.
We also don’t want you to throw away the party decorations, that is such a waste! With our kit, you may reuse the bunting, hanging mobiles and table cloth for the nursery or as home décor .The DIY kit also provides enough serveware, napkins and cutleries; keep the rest if there are extras, for a second party!
We are so excited to share this solve-your-baby-shower-decor kit and start the pre-order ! The first shipment will arrive by 15 November! We’ll start off with the pre-order now at S$199 (usual price S$249).
This means the decoration cost for each guest at your baby shower is just $4!
In case you need more customised items, we are working on adding a few optional items, such as straws, favour pouches (as seen in mother & babies), a dessert bar and a photobooth. We can also refer our photographer Awesome Memories Photography to capture your awesome memories!
From now till 20th October 2014, the first 10 buyers will get a customised name bunting:
Pre-order now at www.littleprecious.sg!
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When I was pregnant, I faced a dilemma that I think most of you can relate to. Which type of celebrations should follow to welcome my baby?
As (Indonesian) Chinese, the natural celebration is man yue, which celebrates the baby’s first month. But, having a hybrid culture, the western baby shower is also an option, which usually falls on the late second trimester or early third trimester. There is also Javanese traditional celebration, which falls on the seventh month of pregnancy (nujuh bulanan) – while it’s not one of my options, it’s interesting to observe.
Every celebration has its own merits. And I’ve been through – by personal experience or through a friend’s account – a number of them. I’ll just briefly explain each of them.
For Baby Sava and Aiden, we had man yue that follow my confinement period. Man yue celebrates the birth of a healthy child. The occasion introduces the baby to the family and friends. Usually, typical food served is marked by red colour to express happiness. Man yue is celebrated at the birth of every child, and both men and women are invited.
The western baby shower celebrates the turning point in a woman’s life, when she will become a mother. Usually only women are invited to the baby shower, where these women will ‘shower’ the mother-to-be with gifts to prepare her for motherhood. The guests will also impart wisdom and tips. Traditionally diapers in a formed of cake is presented, together with finger food, anything from cupcakes to tea are served.
Baby baptism or christening is another type of celebration that probably started the western baby shower tradition. The celebration is a symbolic one, whereby the parents present the child to God and vow to raise the child with Christian values. Families and friends are invited. Usually jordan almonds or dragees are passed in a basket or little pouches as favours. Dragees as baby shower favor is originated from France. Our handmade pouch was featured on Mother and Baby as well as the dragees from Hediard.
Finally, Nujuh Bulanan (literally, seventh month) is a very traditional celebration, mostly celebrated by a Javanese family. This is more like a ceremony, because of the rituals involved. It usually starts with the shower ritual, where the mother-to-be would be showered with flower water (siraman). Seven prayers would ensue, led by the parents and the closest of the families. There is also egg ritual, cutting of the string ritual and many others to symbolise a smooth delivery and the transition to becoming a mother. In this ceremony, the father-to-be is also involved in the process.
This by no means is the exhaustive list of baby welcome traditions. The arrival of a child in any family brings. I find that in any of the celebrations I attended, hope is a common string together with happiness, love and, of course, good food.
Some people prefer the elaborate baby showers because they can afford the luxury of time. But for some other, convenience is key because they prefer to dedicate their time to do other things. When we have to be confined for a month after the baby was born, how can we running around and source for these items!
I found Rosette’s Little Precious as an answer to couples, who (like me) prefer the convenience of a party styling kit that they can put together themselves, so their time can be dedicated to other matters on hand, such as catching up on sleep, learning the baby’s feeding pattern, the party guestlist, etc. It is as easy as one click of a button and the package will delivered to your house! I wish I have this option when I’m doing my kids’ baby shower!
But whichever type of celebrations you will have, it doesn’t hurt to have a gorgeously styled party ready in an instant.
If you are as excited as I am, join our countdown for the ‘arrival’ of my ‘fourth child’ on instagram: @littleprecious.sg or on our facebook:fb.com/rosetteandco. You can also put down your name at www.littleprecious.sg if you wish to be notified sooner.
Let’s create a whimsical fun wedding with pink, blue and cream!
Here is our inspiration mood board for this wedding:
Our happy couple ‘s wedding monogram was first conceptualised based on their love for cats. W&P were deeply influenced by their Chinese roots and we later featured the Chinese double happiness “囍” character as a bell on the monogram’s collar. They were at first worried that the “囍” character would not blend in with the theme but it really became the feature instead! Bless W&P with plenty of 囍s!
The holy matrimony was an intimate church reception, and we loved their choice of a Volkswagon Camper in matching blue as their wedding car.
The wedding dinner was at the InterContinental Singapore, Bugis Grand Ballroom, it allowed plenty of space for us to create the couple’s inspiration mood board into reality.
The Bugis Grand ballroom Foyer provided a big space with high ceiling for a tall photo backdrop, long corridor for a photo gallery and a long guest reception table.
The tall photo backdrop stood proud, like those from a star-studded pre-award red carpet paparazzi moment and it was definitely the most popular spot of the day (Oh… I should have mentioned that there was a long dessert bar infront of it..haha..).
We went vintage flea market style for the photo gallery and featured all of their personal travel memoirs and souvenirs.
The wedding favors of honey jars symbolised sweetness “甜甜蜜蜜”, and was a thoughtful gift W&P wanted their guests to have that is pretty (decorated with their stickers), useful and sweet!
Our team were really excited and had fun styling the wedding (ESPECIALLY WINSTON), thank you W&P for having us!
Photo credit : Awesome Memories Photography
To add, the wedding was featured in Style Wedding magazine.
If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am blessed with two beautiful children, Savannah & Aiden. Having them both within the span of two years was not part of our plan. While they are truly my source of joy, at the same time, they are also my biggest worries. As a “Mumpreneur” (mom + entrepreneur), I am constantly torn between providing time for my kids and growing Rosette & Co. You can say that having a business is like having another baby, so, actually I’m a mother of three! There are so many stories that I can share but I will save you readers sappy stories of struggles between my babies (for another blog post) and share happy memories of their baby showers or birthdays for now!
The upside of being a wedding designer & stylist for one of the most popular wedding planning and design company in Singapore, means, I can and must throw pretty parties for my kids! Even thou I was tired and worn out during the first months following a complicated delivery, it was occupational hazard to indulge in producing creative ideas (where I am the one giving approval & hubby take care of the finance *sounds familiar*?). So after Savannah’s ordeal with the prematurity, etc, we threw her a small intimate baby shower party at our house with a pretty dessert bar.
Then, when she was one year old, we had her first Birthday bash at Blisshouse.
When Baby Aiden arrived, we were overjoyed and thrilled at how smoothly the pregnancy and delivery went. I had a little more time to plan for this baby shower, so we invited more friends to join in the celebration.
Rosette started receiving loads of requests for baby showers after these parties (we are sorry if we couldn’t help you then). Parents would frequently ask us if it was possible to create a similar boy’s or girl’s themed party to welcome their precious little ones. I didn’t have the resources to work it out then as most requests also come with a short time frame. Reluctantly, I had to reject styling for these parties. This has always bugged me.. I know I can help them create an intimate party for their little precious so I started looking for ways and… by His grace… my fourth “baby” is arriving soon!
Together with Lemony Kit, we’re launching Rosette’s Little Precious – A DIY baby shower kit. Our mission is to help wonderful mummys and daddys to welcome their little precious in a convenient and thoughtful way. In this kit, we blend party styling with home decor, so parents can keep and reuse the party items even after the baby shower. Here are some sneak peeks!
Our “expected day of delivery” is the 10th October. We will launch with a pre-order for the few batches. But if you are excited about this, you may sign up to be notified sooner at littleprecious.sg
We are all so excited!! Cheers to Rosette’s Little Precious!
Photo credits: Awesome Memories Photography
Once in awhile we encounter couples who will give us the golden opportunity to flex our design muscles. Allowing us to create something extraordinary and un-wedding like (think along the lines of an unconventional wedding plus breaking traditions). That excites … Continue reading
If you’ll like us to describe Xavier and Victoria’s wedding by the sea in 5 words. We’ll say it is:
You can never ever be prepared on the weather for an outdoor wedding. The rain almost spoils all your plans. Just imagine our relief when the skies cleared in time for us to set up the outdoor area for the couple’s romantic sea view solemnisation! It was very windy when we starting setting up and the enormous lanterns we had prepared could only be placed near the indoor dining area; the winds forced the lanterns to concave inwards if set out too far!
Guests were all stylishly dressed in white and we loved that scene when everyone gathered for the balloon release. Wishes for the couple had been written on biodegradable cards and tied to the balloons, but once out in the open, the strong winds tangled up the bunch! Luckily, Hellen had a pair of scissors in her hands! With the couple’s consent the entangled cards were cut and kept before the balloons were distributed for release. Now, they can keep the cards and read the wishes!
Enjoy the pictures!
Midsummer Night’s Dream plays out a story about whimsical forests, fairies and royalty.
When the dream wedding of a dancer needs to be set according to her favourite play, we were the most excited to make this couple’s dream come true.
With the Alkaff Mansion shortlisted as the venue for this whimsical wedding, it was an intimate outdoor affair with their ROM set in a gazebo and a glorious dinner under the stars.
Our décor team set up the ROM gazebo with a lilac theme, conjured up a wishing table and photobooth, displayed a whole photo gallery on one of the gigantic rocking chairs and made sure guests had flower confetti to shower the couple love with as they walked down the aisle. Guests were also given a customized fan just in case they got a little warm, we loved the thoughtfulness of the couple!
We coordinated their special day and it was a challenge making sure that their first march-in was in sequence – the bridesmaids and groomsmen danced in, flower girls strew petals, page boy bringing in a sign and their ring bearer Princess Fluffy (their beautiful cat) walked down first – followed by the bride. We managed a balloon release after the solemnisation as well!
Here are excerpts from their notes to us:
We’re very impressed by the decorations & styling! It was amazing to see how our ideas came to life and like magic, all the tiny details came together so well. It was exactly what we wanted and like a dream come true for us. Many of guests have also commented on how beautiful it was, so thank you again! =)
…But of course, we understand that it isn’t easy to handle so many details and no weddings will go exactly as planned. We are very glad to have made the decision to have actual day planners, otherwise we wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as we did. It was made very memorable with all your help and there are many parts of the wedding that we really love. But if I were to choose, the best part for me will have to be our First Dance at the end of the night, it was perfect =)
Was a pleasure working with all of you, do take care for now and let’s keep in touch!
Ace & Ange
We enjoy working with couples like them and we have a great team to deliver, here are the photos of this whimsical day!
Photography credit to 36frames photo | video
We are excited to showcase this beautiful wedding of a couple who are both doctors in the same field. Our bride wanted a garden-fell wedding against the elegant and majestic dome shaped ballroom of Capella. We worked our magic to turn the ballroom into a beautiful garden with greeneries, lush flowers and fairy lights. While more than half of the guests were in the respected medical field, they were spontaneous when we presented basket of fun props for the photo taking table-to-table. It was a wonderful event and we’re glad to be part of Stacy & Wee Lim’s special day before they moved to Berlin! We are also pleased to received their positive feedback about the decoration. Here’s their testimony:
Thank to you to you, Winston and your wonderful team for all the hard work you put in for our wedding.
ALL the feedback we received from our friends and families were positive! they loved the decor, in particular the flower arrangements along the aisles and on the tables.
In particular, I liked the wishing tree idea a lot.
My dad and Wee Lim were pleased with the scheduling of the event and how Winston ensured everything followed the schedule so that we did not overrun too much. We also felt that you guys did a great job synchronising with the Capella people.
Wee Lim and I would not hesitate to recommend your team to our friends (actually we already have to a few couples haha!)
Thank you so much once again for everything you guys have done for us!
God bless and warmest regards,
Stacy and Wee Lim.