A Fashionable Hilltop Wedding at The Acres Resort

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The cool grey stone building perched on a hilltop contrasting the surrounding mountains was the perfect setting for this modern autumn toned wedding. All around the ceremonial area, this theme was made evident by pampas grass, muted florals, wooden crates flanking white furniture.

The dress code was black, beige and white, guests dressed to the nine filled either side of the aisle while awaiting the arrival of the bride. Preceding the bridal procession was the groom followed closely by the bridal party clad in black. Whilst keeping a colour palette that will always be in style: black; for the rest of her bridal party, this bride pushed the boundaries of wedding trends with what she chose to walk down the aisle in. 

With her hair tied back in a sleek wave, lace corset just peeking through the deep V of a white blazer trouser number, this confident bride wore a white structural brim hat adorned with a fingertip length tulle bow for a veil. The careful detailing of her bridal suit has got all us at The Wedding Notebook giddy with anticipation. ‘I had this bespoke bridal suit in mind and had it custom-made at WHbespoke’ said Shau Jin. 

Pampas grass installation flanked either side of the aisle leaving the cosiest impression. Shau Jin and Kelvin exchanged their vows amidst an arch of pampas grass, dried foliage, white and mocha beige blooms overlooking the mountains. They then made their way back down the aisle, this time, as the newly minted husband and wife.

After the ceremony, guests cooled off with coconut drinks, artisanal gelato and helped themselves to air-flown irish oysters at the bar – the perfect nod to a luxe wedding. Outside, the couple shared an intimate moment by the most beautifully installed moon shaped neutral floral arrangement. Shau jin surprised her newly minted husband wearing a classic strapless dress with a high slit as her second look, much to his delight.

The ceremony transitioned to dinner where black tablecloths contrasted acrylic chairs and candles in reflective crystal set the mood. The seating arrangement was intimate and their dogs – Mac and Mini were front and centre of this soiree too. Drinks, food and speeches flowed along and as the night drew on, the bride changed for the third time to yet another white sheath dress with ruffled details for the couple’s first dance. She chose to wear three white looks to keep true to the classic theme.

‘I didn’t even know Kelvin had commissioned a dance floor complete with DJ, sound and lighting for an after-party until after arriving at the venue on the day of’ says Jin. ‘I just really wanted our friends to have an amazing time, and thought of the idea of having a mini-rave.’ added Kelvin. The couple kickstarted the after-party with the shot of a dry-ice gun which lasted long into the night.

Venue: The Acres Resort

Photographer: Louis Gan Photography

Videographer: Bean Pictures Cinematography

Planner: XO23

MUA: Kyrene Xis

Bridal suit: WH Bespoke

Bridal gown: 23 Wedding Luxe

Sound and lighting: DB Event

Emcee: Oliver Kwan

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