Amanda Lee Weddings X Andaz: Romancing with Lace

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Amanda Lee Weddings X Andaz: Romancing with Lace

 
 

On a Sunday afternoon, a quaint hideaway in the heart of the CBD offered a little respite to those inspired, or in love.  In collaboration with up and coming luxury lifestyle hotel, Andaz Singapore, Amanda Lee Weddings presents our very first workshop of the year: Romancing with Lace. Thank you for allowing us to share with you our craft and love for lace, and most of all, letting us be a part of your wedding plan.

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A hands-on session followed Amanda's sharing on laces, where our attendees crafted their very own ring pillow to take home. Piece by piece, thread by thread, we had you showcase your couple style through the process of handicraft. The greatest reward for us was getting to know you and your loved one better!

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We hope you had fun at our first workshop last Sunday! Look out for our next one, held once again at the beautifully posh Andaz Singapore, as we get hands-on with beading this time round. Sign up here:

Dazzling Sparkle
Sunday, 30th July
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Andaz Studio - DUO Tower, Level One, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354

Thank you for letting us do what we love doing at Amanda Lee Weddings. We'll see you soon!

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In collaboration with

Venue & Catering / Andaz Singapore

Photography / MovingStills

 

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Jiayi & Amos

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Jiayi & Amos

 
 

Ask any couple planning their wedding, and perhaps none would describe it as "chill". Meet the couple who wanted exactly that, and got it - Jiayi and Amos. This pair of fun-loving lovebirds kept their celebration down-to-earth by doing away with a lavish banquet, and planned in its place, a simple wedding dinner at local cafe, Food For Thought, with their closest loved ones.

Whether it was cheeky coincidence or just staying true to making their wedding "chill",  Jiayi and Amos made well sure that their big day did not begin at "ungodly hours".

"In fact, the fetching of the bride only happened at 2pm!" - Jiayi

Every bride dreams of a beautiful gown for her big day, and Jiayi was no exception; but the bubbly bride herself knew exactly what she wanted.

We fitted Jiayi with an off-the-rack illusion lace top gown, complete with a light organza skirt.

While we let the organza skirt do the talking on its own, we adorned Jiayi's illusion top with intricate French lace to keep things romantic and ethereal. Her wedding gown features a mix of both chantilly and corded lace; chantilly for a dainty touch, and corded to create three dimensional textures, allowing the illusion top to stand out.

Jiayi requested for something that allowed her to walk around at her usual casual speed, without having to worry about tripping or tearing the dress. Naturally, an A-line dress came to mind, and an illusion top gave her added comfort, without leaving out the details.

With that, our bride was ready to enjoy herself thoroughly throughout the day.

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Jiayi and Amos's plan to make it a relaxed affair was possible as they roped in the help of their loved ones. While they spruced Food For Thought up with plenty of DIY and TLC, Jiayi and Amos were able to sneak away for a little pre-dinner shoot in the deeper sanctuaries of Singapore Botanical Gardens.

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Jiayi's illusion top gown was adorned with an intricate mix of French lace; chantilly for a dainty touch, and corded to create three dimensional textures.

Jiayi's illusion top gown was adorned with an intricate mix of French lace; chantilly for a dainty touch, and corded to create three dimensional textures.

With their friends and family taking care of the little details, the couple truly had a worry-free wedding.

"Our good friend who is a theatre production and stage manager by profession coordinated the entire day, keeping time, making sure the right people were present at the right time and place, and resolving any issues immediately. We just smiled happily and talked to people." - Jiayi

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Any wedding advice for soon-to-be-wed couples?

Outsource as many of the responsibilities as possible on the day itself, so that you can focus on being in the moment in your once-in-a-lifetime event, and enjoying the presence of your loved ones. - Jiayi

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Finally, our Amanda Lee Weddings designer and long-time friend of the bride, Pearlyn,  had the honour of blessing and dressing Jiayi for her big day. We got Jiayi to share a few thoughts on her experience.

"Pearlyn was very attentive to detail. Her flair for design also allowed her to make suggestions and modifications resulting in a stunning wedding dress that exceeded my expectations. It was very effortless and relaxing to work with her!" - Jiayi

Thank you for being such a lovely bride to work with, Jiayi! From us here at Amanda Lee Weddings, we wish you both a happy, "chill" lifetime ahead. ;)


Jiayi's wedding gown / Amanda Lee Weddings

Photography / Michael Chan from Visual Artisan

Hair and make up artist / Joanne Low

Flowers, Decor & Cake / Flour

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Yan Han & Ying Qin

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Yan Han & Ying Qin

 
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For most couples, planning a wedding of a lifetime often involves deciding on a theme. For Yan Han & Ying Qin, the happy couple decided to do away with the nitty-gritty, and kept their union simple and genuine.

Our bride, Yan Han spent some time searching for the dress before working with Amanda Lee Weddings, convinced by various bridal boutiques to have her gown made-to-measure instead of going for an off-the-rack piece.

"I was actually advised by the service staff at other boutiques to opt for a made-to-measure gown as it was difficult to find a ready-made gown with my preferred design for my height. Yet [Amanda Lee Weddings] could accommodate my needs - I thought Miah's suggestion to wear a two-piece gown was brilliant." 

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With our two-piece off-the-rack gown, we kept the design seamless from top to skirt for Yan Han, and the skirt - a lightweight tulle.

"I loved that the fabric chosen for my beautifully-embroidered top and tulle skirt was light and comfortable, making it a breeze to go for an outdoor photo shoot on my wedding day, and allowing me to mingle freely with my guests without constantly worrying about tripping over my gown."

"I wanted my dream wedding gown to be comfortable – allowing for ease of movement and fuss-free outfit changes – without compromising on design. My chosen gown was such a good fit for me that several of my friends & family thought it was custom-made." - Yan Han

When asked if there were any memorable moments while planning for the wedding, Yan Han recalls discovering her then-fiancé's on-camera charisma during their pre-wedding photoshoot.

"I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my cool & reserved husband Ying Qin was a natural in front of the camera. It turned out that I was the more camera-shy one who felt self-conscious about posing in public. Thankfully Ying Qin was able to help me "loosen up" with his jokes and funny antics. Our photographer [Kai from Visual Momentos] was also very patient throughout and he was able to capture some of our candid moments beautifully."

How was your experience with Amanda Lee Weddings?

Yan Han: Working with Amanda Lee Weddings was one of the most enjoyable parts of my wedding prep journey. I looked forward to every gown fitting session because the ALW team always delivered very warm & personal service, and the cozy setting made it a very exclusive experience.

Yan Han stunned the banquet crowd as she made an entrance in her two-piece tulle gown, off-the-rack yet customised to compliment her figure and personality. She worked closely with our designer, Miah, to find what suited her best.

"From the first conversation we had, Miah instinctively knew my preferred style for my wedding gown. I was thrilled that he could "see' the wedding gown I envisioned."

"Miah also encouraged me to explore various wedding dress silhouettes for my evening gown, such as the "mermaid" which I thought I could not pull off. Yet it turned out to very figure-flattering and drew many compliments on my wedding day." - Yan Han

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Lastly, any advice you'd give to brides when looking for their wedding gowns?

Yan Han: It is important to be able to click with the designer of your wedding gown, so that you can communicate your needs & preferences openly. Be patient and enjoy the gown hunting process - you will know when you have found The Gown for you if you look and feel good in it!

To a lovely bride and groom we enjoyed working with - congratulations once again and all the best for your future together, Yan Han and Ying Qin!


Yan Han's wedding & evening gown / Amanda Lee Weddings

Ying Qin's suit / Amanda Lee Weddings

Photography / Kai from Visual Momentos

Hair Styling & Make Up / Joey Chen - MakeupByHer

Bride's bouquet / Fleurlicious

Venue / Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore
 

For more on Amanda Lee Weddings' off-the-rack gowns, check out this feature. To make an appointment with us, contact us here.

 

 

 

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