Real Wedding: Alex & Claudia @ Flutes, National Musuem

Our first wedding of the year at Flutes was filled with abundant handmade kusudama paper flowers!

Our bride is a teacher in an International school and she put in all her effort to create boxes and boxes of paper flowers for her big day. We gave her tutorials that we knew for paper kususama flowers, different types of roses, rosettes and origami flowers. She made her own paper flower bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, corsages for the groom and groomsmen too!

Everyone (overseas guest flew in from Hong Kong, New York and Japan) was amazed at how the paper flowers brought life to the restaurant after we pieced the paper flowers together for the flower arch, table centerpieces and reception area. Claudia decided to leave out the fresh flowers just on the week of the wedding and it was a great decision to let the paper flowers steal the show.

Eunice, our wedding planner made sure the surprise Alex had planned for Claudia was well kept. Due to some restrictions, Alex had secretly flown their Pastor in from Hong Kong for their ceremony. Claudia was kept in the dark until she walked down the aisle and was so touched when she saw that their Pastor was there! It was a very touching moment when the couple shared their vows and the Rosette Team working behind the scenes were there to make sure it happened.

2015 will be a great year for everyone of us here at Rosette Designs & Co, and we had a great start!

Alex & Claudia infront of the paper flower wedding arch

Alex & Claudia infront of the paper flower wedding arch

Handmade paper flower wedding arch

Handmade paper flower wedding arch

Paper flower arch, ribbon streamers, organza pom poms

Paper flower arch, ribbon streamers, organza pom poms

Ribbon Streamers & organza pom pom

Ribbon Streamers & organza pom pom

aisle benches with ribbon streamers and organza pom poms

aisle benches with ribbon streamers and organza pom poms

Paper flower table centerpiece with chalkboard table number

Paper flower table centerpiece with chalkboard table number

Paper flower table centerpiece with chalkboard table number

Paper flower table centerpiece with chalkboard table number

Paper flower table centerpiece

Paper flower table centerpiece

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Chalkboard sign "Here comes your girl"

Chalkboard sign “Here comes your girl”

Bridesmaid paper flower bouquet

Bridesmaid paper flower bouquet

Chalkboard sign & flower girl

Chalkboard sign & flower girl

Reception table with paper flower and ribbon streamers

Reception table with paper flower and ribbon streamers

Paper flower jar with candles

Paper flower jar with candles

Placecard

Paper flower table centerpiece with chalkboard table number

Paper flower table centerpiece with chalkboard table number

3 tier wedding cake with gold sash

3 tier wedding cake with gold sash

Service provided: Rosette Three, Full Wedding Planning

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Behind The Wedding: Ben & Joy on Nikoi Island

We are going to start a series of Behind The Wedding #behindthewedding posts! This should get interesting as we show you the blood and the sweat that goes on behind each wedding. As a are a team of ever passionate wedding decorators, coordinators and a planner, we’ll put up interesting posts with tips and tricks for you!

As Rosette Designs & Co grows, we are grateful for all the couples who placed all their trust in us and we know all that we’ve gone through is definitely worth it.

Here are the pictures from what we think is our wedding of the year: Ben & Joy’s destination wedding  on Nikoi Island.

If you want to know if a destination wedding is for you you can read our post here.

For the actual wedding, look at our post here.

If you want to have a destination wedding on Nikoi Island, you’ll need a wedding coordinator, otherwise Nikoi Island will add a surcharge to provide coordination services. Hellen is Indonesian and it helped when we needed to communicate at the customs. As Nikoi Island does not provide flowers, we brought flowers over from Singapore. At the Indonesian customs, immigration stopped us! It almost turned into a nightmare! Whats a wedding without flowers? After a few phone calls, luckily Hellen solved the crisis. (Hellen was also very sick thoughout the wedding having the runs, but had to grit through it. Commitment!)

 

Nikoi Island

On the ferry

Nikoi Island

The only mode of transport on the island.

Our core team were out full force for the wedding, Hellen the decorator, Winston the coordinator, Eunice the planner and Grace the project manager were all that we had for the whole wedding.

The couple together with Grace and Hellen, reached the island first to start preparations and to decorate the poolside and pier. Winston and Eunice came after with all the guests.

WE LOVED THE VIEW! The sea was so inviting, but no, we had a more important task at hand.

(Some photos credit to Daniel Beh Photography)

Nikoi Island Beach

Nikoi Island Beach

Nikoi Island Lagoon

Nikoi Island Lagoon

Nikoi Island

The team!

Nikoi Island

Welcome gifts all ready

Nikoi Island

The first yummy BBQ lunch on the island

Nikoi Island

Daniel, all out to get the best photos for the couple

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Nikoi Island, bright sunny and inviting!

 

Photography with Daniel Beh before dinner

Sunset just before dinner

Winston enjoying his meal in the sandy dining hall on Nikoi Island

Winston enjoying his meal in the sandy dining hall on Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Building the book page runner for the grand dinner. (Hellen who was sick was lying on the bed behind Grace)

The bare dining hall waiting to be decorated

The bare dining hall waiting to be decorated

 

Our florist: Hellen

Our florist: Hellen

 

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Transformed into florists.

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Preparing the canopy under the hot sun. The staff from Nikoi were very thoughtful and brought us a jar of iced water. We look like we needed a dip in the sea.

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Daniel Beh working his magic

Nikoi Island

Eunice working under the stars

Nikoi Island

Ben & Joy, all these wouldn’t be possible without the awesome couple!

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All the happy guests on the speed boat back to the ferry

Nikoi Island

The main coordinator of the island: Pak Andi! Thanks to him for all the support we got!

 

Destination Wedding: Ben & Joy on Nikoi Island

Providing wedding planning services for Ben & Joy’s beach destination wedding  was as soothing as the sea breeze (pun intended). You can also find out if a destination is suitable for you in our post here. We know them as an unconventional couple who didn’t want a sit down banquet-in-a-hotel styled wedding. They loved the idea of an island wedding, whisking their close friends and family off to a beach for 3 days and 2 nights where everyone can rest, relax and enjoy themselves. Nikoi Island met all their requirements; a gorgeous white sandy private island packed with land and sea activities, gourmet meals and close to nature guest rooms complete with sea views.

With the deposit on the booking confirmed, the couple chose a bold steampunk theme and left all the planning to us, we almost had to force them to come up with what they wanted for the wedding programme (because they didn’t want any)! The perks of having a wedding planner. The best part of a destination wedding is the site visit; visiting Nikoi island. We can truly understand why the couple chose Nikoi Island, it was worth every cent they paid. We are also grateful to Ben & Joy who placed all their trust in us to make their wedding possible.

Here is Joy’s praise for us (loved the essay she wrote for us):

“Hellen’s dedication to her craft has been the reason why Rosette & Co took off like a dream. It takes commitment, skill and an eye for art to create pinterest worthy decoration and flawless events.  Have a ‘Nautical’ theme in mind?  How about ‘Vintage?’, ‘industrial’, ‘classy’, ‘hippie’ or ‘dreamy?’ Have some interesting hobbies between you and your husband? Are your all ‘Marvel’ fans? Or anime enthusiasts? No matter what theme it is, Hellen tries her best to understand and meet it. I’ve always been their greatest fan since Hellen started off with her own wedding planning from her own wedding.  The painstaking effort she put in every aspect of her own wedding manifested in all the other wedding projects she has undertaken so far. Who else can you put your trust in except on people who just adore what they do?  Hellen’s team is formed by a group of enthusiasts who get satisfaction out of making weddings unique and special to the couple- you can be assured that they share the same dream as you and that they understand exactly what you are after. Your dream wedding is not far-fetched after all if you have a team as capable and commited as Hellen’s. From beginning to end, they’ve got it all covered.  All I had to do was laugh, be merry and truly enjoy the moment of my life, which every bride and groom should be entitled to on their wedding day but often not be able to feel because they are so worn from making sure every cog is running smoothly throughout the event.  Every part of my wedding was a highlight because of Rosette and Co!  From the wedding lunch reception to the beach ceremony, dinner and fireworks set up, they took care of every need of us, the guests liaised perfectly with the resort and went beyond their call of duty.  They even took care of things that we had not thought to look at.  So to Hellen and team, we couldn’t have chosen any team better to take care of our wedding- you left behind so many wonderful memories for us to cherish and all our guests are in awe with your team’s work and dedication.  I’m pretty sure those singles have set their sights on you when they next wed!  Thank you Hellen, Winston, Eunice, Grace, Benny and Daniel for making our dream wedding come true!”

(Photo heavy post, photo credit Daniel Beh Photography)

DAY 1: ARRIVAL, POOLSIDE LUNCH, SEAVIEW DINNER, BON FIRE

Nikoi Island: Welcome Gift

Nikoi Island: Welcome Gift

Nikoi Island: Welcome pack with adventure map

Nikoi Island: Welcome pack with adventure map

Nikoi Island: Welcome drink

Nikoi Island: Welcome drink

 

Niko Island Poolside Photo Gallery

Niko Island Poolside Photo Gallery

Nikoi Island: Poolside BBQ Lunch

Nikoi Island: Poolside BBQ Lunch

Nikoi Island: Poolside

Nikoi Island: Poolside

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Niko Island Poolside

Niko Island Poolside

Nikoi Island: Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Pier

Nikoi Island Seaview BBQ Dinner

Nikoi Island Seaview BBQ Dinner

Nikoi Island Seaview BBQ Dinner

Nikoi Island Seaview BBQ Dinner

Nikoi Island: Bon fire

Nikoi Island: Bon fire

Nikoi Island: BBQ dinner

Nikoi Island: BBQ dinner

Nikoi Island: BBQ dinner

Nikoi Island: BBQ dinner

Nikoi Island: Bon fire

Nikoi Island: Bon fire

 

DAY 2: WEDDING CEREMONY, GRAND DINNER, FIREWORKS

Nikoi Island Villa, Joy's dress

Nikoi Island Villa, Joy’s dress

Nikoi Island: Wedding of Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Wedding of Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Wedding of Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Wedding of Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Wedding bouquet

Nikoi Island: Wedding bouquet

Nikoi Island: Guest Reception Table

Nikoi Island: Guest Reception Table

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Reception

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Reception

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding March-In

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding March-In Steampunk Couple

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony, Ring Exchange

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony, Ring Exchange

 

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony, Ring Exchange

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony, Ring Exchange

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony (New trend hat-throwing)

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ceremony (New trend hat-throwing)

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

 

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

 

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

Nikoi Island: Grand Dinner

 

 

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Beach Wedding Ben & Joy

Nikoi Island: Fireworks

Nikoi Island: Fireworks

Nikoi Island: Sparkler Aisle

Nikoi Island: Sparkler Aisle

Nikoi Island: Popper

Nikoi Island: Popper

Nikoi Island: Wedding of Ben & Joy Under The Milky Way

Nikoi Island: Wedding of Ben & Joy Under The Milky Way

 

Rosette’s Little Precious: Pretty Pouches 

Looking for a cute gift wrap? We’ve found the perfect pouches for you! Last month, our team travelled in search of beautiful fabrics for our favour pouches. They returned with cheery and colourful Japanese textiles to add on to our Little Precious’s favour pouch collection!

Fabric favour pouch with Hediard dragees

You can now chose from the new fabric favor pouch collections!

Sugar Dots Collection
Erin: Pink and black speckled dots fabric favour pouch

Erin - Pink and black speckled dots fabric favour pouch

Mimi: Stitched colourful dots fabric favour pouch

Mimi - stitched colourful dots fabric favour pouch

Nana: baby blue with white polka dot fabric favour pouch

Nana - baby blue with white polka dot fabric favour pouch

Fafi: Sweet hearts fabric favour pouch

Fafi - Sweet hearts fabric favour pouch

Petite Fleur Collection
Kuroi: Sweet flowers on black fabric favour pouch

Kuroi: Sweet flowers on black fabric favour pouch

Papuru: White flowers on a bright blue fabric favour pouch

Papuru - White flowers on a bright blue fabric favour pouch

Akachan: (also means red little child in Japanese) White little flowers on a red fabric favour pouch

Akachan - (also means red little child in Japanese) White little flowers on a red fabric favour pouch

Hanabi: Flowery fireworks on a white fabric favour pouch

Hanabi - Flowery fireworks on a white fabric favour pouch

Each pouch costs $6 and you can add $2 each to have it packed with Hediard dragees. Shipping takes 5 days.
There are only limited quantities for these collections.

Email us at hello@littleprecious.sg to place your orders!

Destination beach wedding: Nikoi Island

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:

  • a picturesque destination (all the soft white sandy beaches, the clear sea and sky)
  • it was where you were proposed to/ proposed
  • an intimate and small number of guests
  • natural wedding backdrops
  • you long for a memorable celebration where everyone can relax and have a short getaway
  • your guests collect immigration stamps
  • but all you need is an excuse to have one…

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.

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White sandy beach on Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Chill on the white sandy beaches on Nikoi Island

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Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island rocks

Nikoi Island

Clear waters in the lagoon of Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Jetty on Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Jetty on Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Sunset from the jetty of Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island Jetty

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.

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Nikoi Island beach hut

Nikoi Island beach hut

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!

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Beach Bar, Nikoi Island

Yogi Bar, Nikoi Island

Yogi Bar, Nikoi Island

BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island

BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island pool bar

BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island

BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island

BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island

BBQ by the pool, Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Sand Spit, Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Sand Spit, Nikoi Island

Nikoi Island

Sand Spit, Lagoon, Nikoi Island

Dinning Room, Nikoi Island

Dinning Room, Nikoi Island

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!

Kayaking around Nikoi Island (image from Nikoi island website)

Sail around Nikoi Island

Sail around Nikoi Island

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!

Photo credits:

Daniel Beh Photography

The Wedding Scoop

Newly arrived: Rosette’s Little Precious

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:

Warm Pink:

Little Precious DIY baby shower Kit

Little Precious DIY baby shower Kit in warm floral pink

Nautical Blue:

Little Precious DIY baby shower Kit

Little Precious DIY baby shower Kit in nautical blue

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:

Name bunting in Pink

Customised name bunting in Pink

Name bunting in blue

Customised name bunting in blue

Pre-order now at www.littleprecious.sg

More questions? Ask us at hello@littleprecious.sg

Brief Introduction DIY Kit : How It Got Started

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mother and Baby September 2014 Issue

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.

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Girl Baby Shower Kit -Ready Made

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.

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Real Weddings: W & P @ InterContinental Singapore

Let’s create a whimsical fun wedding with pink, blue and cream!

Here is our inspiration mood board for this wedding:

Inspiration mood board, Vintage whimsical

Inspiration mood board, Vintage whimsical

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!

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The holy matrimony was an intimate church reception, and we loved their choice of a Volkswagon Camper in matching blue as their wedding car.

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Church of St Francis Xavier, Holy matrimony

Church of St Francis Xavier

Church of St Francis Xavier

Church of St Francis Xavier

Tall centerpiece

Programme guide, roses in jars

Programme guide, roses in jars

Volkswagon camper

Volkswagon camper

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.

Reception table decor

Reception table decor

Photo gallery styled like a vintage flea market

Photo gallery styled like a vintage flea market

The decor team at the photo gallery: "We can be props!"

The decor team at the photo gallery: “We can be props!”

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..).

Photobooth backdrop

Photobooth backdrop

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!

Honey jar wedding favors

Honey jar wedding favors

Intercontinental Singapore, Bugis Grand Ballroom

Intercontinental Singapore, Bugis Grand Ballroom

Stage wedding arch

Stage wedding arch

Flower arch, pink rerbera

Flower arch, pink rerbera

Wedding arch with birdcage

Wedding arch with birdcage

VIP table with roses and birdcage decor

VIP table with roses and birdcage decor

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.

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Arriving Soon: Rosette’s Little Precious

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.

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Then, when she was one year old, we had her first Birthday bash at Blisshouse.

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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.

Lim family - Aiden's baby shower

Lim family – Aiden’s baby shower

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Aiden’s baby shower

Aiden's baby shower

Aiden’s baby shower

Nautical dessert bar

Nautical dessert bar

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!

Rosette Little Precious - Blue and yellow nautical theme

Rosette Little Precious – Blue and yellow nautical theme

Nautical theme plates

Rosette’s Little Precious – Nautical theme plates

Rosette's Little Precious - Invitation card

Rosette’s Little Precious – Invitation card

Rosette's Little Precious - pink and yellow floral theme

Rosette’s Little Precious – pink and yellow floral theme

Rosette's Little Precious - Invitation card, pink and yellow floral theme

Rosette’s Little Precious – Invitation card, pink and yellow floral theme

Rosette's Little Precious - cups and straws, pink and yellow floral theme

Rosette’s Little Precious – cups and straws, pink and yellow floral theme

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

Real Wedding: J & N, Tokidoki Inspired

Adios and Ciao Ciao stage backdrop

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