Wedding

Trending Gown adjacent to Famous Pre-Wedding shoot location

February 11, 2017
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We decided to proceed with the wedding photoshoot on 6th February 2017, else it will be postponed to 3 years later because of the loss of grandpa during CNY 初二. Wedding taboos, either u get married within 100 days or 3 years (1000 days) later after the departure of your dear ones. Grandpa left at 90 years old, considered very 福气 fortunate to live to such old age, so both parents said yes to proceed as they are not *pang tang* / superstitious or has the kind of belief that bad things will befall unto us during this mourning period.

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We love you gong gong, you’re dearly missed:)

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Picked bestie cycy up and arrived at Yvonne Creative studio before 9am. The make up and hairdo was done up by Minnie who’s very versatile and subjective to change.
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Studio shoot with 3 sets of outfit:
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1) Red kua
(or qun kua, literally meaning skirt and jacket worn by Chinese which symbolizes luck and happiness for auspicious event before the trending white wedding gown took place. Love the golden embellishment on the Kua.
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2) SIA Kebaya
I want to be remembered wearing our iconic carrier uniform, with the traditional Batik prints that’s never forgotten by its people: always a Singapore girl.
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3) White Victoria gown
the tradition of a white wedding is widely attributed by Queen Victoria who donned her famous lace dress in 1840.
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Also, after the long sleeve gown worn by the famous Chinese artist Lin Xin Ru on her wedding, I was looking to wear a long sleeve too!
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Felt my face was numb by all the smiling, smile lines deeper. Never smile so much in 12 hours straight 😂 although I’ve been smiling for years in my front liner job. Yes from 9am till 9pm. Left the studio at 3pm which was quite late, but thinking of it, we have escaped the afternoon killer sun.
Weather forecast will be your good friend for the time being, with the jumpy weather of prolonged dry spell followed by heavy downpour in Singapore these days.
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Thank God that it only drizzled a little on our way from Seletar to Museum. Do remember your contingency plan in case of bad weather.
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If you’re thinking of where to go, we chose our first outdoor stop at Upper Seletar Reservoir, filled with lush greenery and the beautiful Seletar tree by the Seletar river. The serenity of the reservoir helps calm our mood for the long day ahead. Within the short time frame, we took 3-4 different spot shots. Remember to bring your props if you need them!
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Showcasing trending off-the-shoulder gown for the Fall 2017 collection. 😅
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Proceeded to National Museum. We managed to sneak in to the nearest toilet to change the outfit 😹. Usually the guard will direct you to the specific washroom that’s assigned to the brides as they would like to cater this to the public. Considering it’s quite a distance walk given I’ve spent half of my day out.. Met a couple of brides there, really seems like a popular place for wedding photoshoot. Meanwhile, fiancé and photographer went to pay for the entry pass (2 hours) which costs $184, up to maximum of 5 persons. Do note that any kind of flash/ light to brighten up the photo is not allowed. Thus, it’s advisable to go during the day time when it’s still bright, to capture better image! 😄
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We started off with outdoor shoot (complimentary), really enjoy the Colonial feel, and deeply in love with this ball gown that makes me feel like a princess 😍.
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Indoor showcases many different exhibits during different month, some permanent… So check them out yea!
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We drove a street down to Fort Canning Park, rich in heritage. Love the rustic structures while we stroll along the pavement to capture the heart-shaped outline of the sky, heavily sheltered by tall and overarching trees, which lends us shade from the blazing heat. 
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Credits: international prewedding

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The initial plan of night shoot at Double Helix Bridge was given up, at the thought of the crowd.
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Credits: Arup
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Moreover, we gotta be really patient for the night shoot as camera always capture blur images at night due to the slow shutter speed. Any tiny movement of the camera or subject will result in motion blur. 
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Our last stop was Marina barrage with the amazing night lights as the background: Singapore flyer, Garden by the Bay and the City light. Donned on the Royal blue fluttery detailed gown, striking enough to capture every perfect moment. It felt like we took a million shot here due to the motions, we tried to hold our place and entrust our faith to the professional photographer “HAHA” who got us to tilt, shift, move steps, to get the perfect angle + shot the whole day! And here, our perfect team.
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 Finally, we can get to rest our cramped face. The $250 spent on Minnie MUA to follow us around was worthwhile as she helps with the gown, perspiration, touch up, hairdo.. She mentioned that many couples quarreled during the PWS due to being not familiar with the changing of gown. If you’re curious, she’s freelance, and tied with YC and La’belle. It’s good to bring someone out with you on your shoot day, be it your close friends or siblings so that the amount can be put into better use, at least there’s an extra helping hand.
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I’m a little Kiasu (Singaporean attitude – afraid to lose out). I got bestie to follow us the whole day as well.
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Thank you for taking time off work to waiting for us, helping us, taking picture of us and stayed with us for more than 17 hours. Love hate relationship with this girl for 15 years and counting! We pamper ourselves to a hearty meal and 3 towers of beer at OBar to end the night.
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Credits: Haha

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I’ll post up what to bring and not to bring for your PWS in the next post. Stay tuned ok? 💋

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Ciaoz,
Jessoxm
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