A Polished Classic Celebration with MossGreen Accents at The Raffles Hotel

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Amidst the historical grandeur of Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, Rachel and Derek celebrated their union in a ceremony that exemplified classic elegance infused with personal nuances. This iconic location, steeped in colonial heritage, provided a picturesque setting for their moss green wedding celebration.

Rachel, a professional wedding planner, has long cherished the historic significance of Raffles Hotel. Derek, upon his first visit, was equally captivated by its unique architecture and charm. They chose this venue not only for its aesthetic appeal but also as a cultural introduction for their international guests, a testament to Singapore’s rich heritage. Their vision was clear: an intimate gathering of approximately 200 guests, brought to life by the exceptional service Raffles Hotel is renowned for.

The couple prepared separately, foregoing traditional Chinese ceremonies, and exchanged vows in a poignant church ceremony in the early afternoon. This intimate moment, shared with their closest family and friends, marked the official commencement of their vows and was a highlight of the day.

Drawing inspiration from their engagement in Bali, Rachel and Derek decided against a specific theme for their wedding decor. Instead, they chose varying shades of green as the central element, symbolizing both their personalities and the timeless elegance they wished to capture in their wedding memories.

The couple’s dinner celebration at Raffles Hotel was an epitome of their planned elegance. The ballroom, transformed by Hello from Flour’s exquisite design, was a delightful surprise, exceeding their expectations. Personal touches were evident throughout the evening, notably with live music performed by Rachel’s brother’s band, which added a uniquely joyful ambiance.

Reflecting on the day, Rachel and Derek stressed the importance of not overpacking the schedule, allowing time to rest and truly immerse themselves in the celebration. Their experience also underscored the significance of carefully selecting vendors. They expressed particular gratitude towards their photographer, Maritha Mae and their stylists/florists, Hello from Flour, whose contributions were instrumental in capturing and creating the essence of their special day.

In conclusion, Rachel offered advice to future couples, highlighting the value of hiring a wedding planner or coordinator for managing the event’s flow. She advocated for selecting vendors who align with the couple’s style, thus fostering trust and enabling them to fully relish the enchanting moments of their wedding day.

Vendor Checklist:

Venue : Raffles Hotel Singapore

Photographer : Maritha Mae

Videographer : Highest Kite Weddings

Decorator : Hello from Flour

Florist : Hello from Flour

Bridal Gown (1) : Allison Webb, The Ivory Bridal

Bridal Gown (2) : Rentadella (Black Gown)

Bridesmaid dresses : Birdy Grey and Park & Fifth Co.

Groom’s Suit : Black Suit from Suit supply

Groom’s Shoes: Suitsupply

Groomsmen Attire: Custom Barong from tailor in Philippines

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