Friday, March 25, 2011

New Look

Yups! Solitaire Wedding has undergone a new look. Post wedding.
The transition from singlehood to marriage isn't that bad.

Not that my other partner is easy to live with. I'm attempting to change some of his habits. Fortunately he didn't try to change mine. :)

I'm not having it easy either. I missed home cooked food the most. The outside food is giving me weight gain. I've accumulated kilos since the wedding. Something i'm attempting to shed. One new colleague thought that i haven go through my customary. Ok i'm a vainpot. I like to be slim and slender. Which girl doesn't by the way?

Housework is always hounding me nowadays. I try to make him do it as much as i can. Its a fair world. Guys you shouldn't make the girls do all the work and shake leg. We are both working and we need to put our feet up sometimes and indulge in ourselves sometimes. So help out! That said let me go pester my other half to do his bit now.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hwee Studios make me so PRETTY

Its been months after the wedding and i've completed most of what i wanted to write and share. One of the last few things i love to share is my wedding photographer and also special highlights on the various things prepared for the wedding.

The special highlights are important so that every little effort was remembered. Its a must because i've put my heart and soul to it.

The photos from Hwee Studios are so pretty that i printed a mind boggling number of 500 pictures. Anyway i've already excercised restraint during my selection. I think i've never looked so pretty in my life. Makes me want to take MORE pictures. Ewwwww.... a wedding photographer is a definite must for a wedding and make sure he/she is GOOD. The pictures are going to last forever. I'm very pleased with my photos. Mucks to apple for making me so beautiful. Super Thumbs Up!

I'll let the photos do the talking









Vendor:
Hwee Studios
Photographer: Apple

Friday, March 11, 2011

Peony Jade Wedding Review- Clarke Quay


Peony Jade is one of the popular restaurants that couples usually choose for wedding dinner. Hence, a review on the venue. There are two Peony Jade restaurants, Clarke Quay and Keppel Club.
With the Clarke Quay location being a more accessible location.


The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor and there is a lift leading up to the restaurant but during weddings taking the stairs is usually the better option.


Themes

The theme of the ballroom has already been pre-determined. Though couples have a choice of chair sash colour.
The wedding cake

The glass tower

Peony flowers attached to the VIP chairs

the menu on the table

the pepper container - a nice touch with the wedding couple
the VIP table

the guest table

the red carpet

Dinner Menu
Or part thereof.

the Cold dish

sharks' fin

the fish

I love this dish as i've no seen it for weddings for a while. Nowadays only fillets are served in Hotels now.

broccoli and abalone

Solitairebride review:
Foodwise i think it will surpass most hotel's foodfare in terms of taste. Food is normal cantonese food which doesn't delight.

Decoration is reasonable for its price. But the shape of the ballroom as well as the space constraints (narrow walkway) during march in is something wedding couples should be aware of.

For make up and dressing, there is a separate room where the bride can rest while waiting.

Most couples will usually be pleasantly surprised but at Peony Jade there is usually a confetti canon released during the couple's champagne toasting on stage. Please note to inform your photographer if you made any changes to this arrangement.

The ballroom is L shape. The view towards the end is usually the poorest. And expect one table's view to be fully blocked.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Song List

These are just some ideas and definitely songs i like. Too bad i have to only choose 2 for my wedding. To get a feel, you can try listening to them on you tube.

Aslyn - That's when i love you
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are
Bruno Mars - Marry you
Colbie Caillat - I do
Celine Dion - Because you loved me
Christina Perri - A thousand years
Glee - Endless love
Glee - Need you now
Israel Kamakawiwo╩╗ole - Somewhere over the rainbow (pssst though not the original singer but i love his version alot)
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat - Lucky
Jim Brickman - Destiny
Jim Brickman - Valentine
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Up where we belong
Matt White - Best days
Matt White - Love
Shania Twain - From this moment
Taylor Swift - Love story

edited 8 dec 2012