Wedding Showcase at Four Seasons Hotel

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Wedding Showcase at Four Seasons Hotel

 
 

Back in 2010, Amanda Lee held our first Couture Show at renowned Four Seasons Hotel. Eight years forward, we had the privilege to partner with them again for their second wedding show on the 5th of August 2018. The luxury 5-star hotel revealed their new bridal themes, along with their newly renovated suites during the showcase. Our team on the other hand, took this chance to put together a special live demonstrations of our crafts, showcasing some of the beading techniques as seen on our gowns. 

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Know for her creativity in details, Amanda Lee, Designer-in-chief of Amanda Lee Weddings, sat down with a live demonstration of beadwork and embroidery. Guests of the event got an up close and personal session with Amanda herself, understanding more on hand beading and embroidery -  an intricate and labour tasking craftsmanship that is commonly used on our gowns.  

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 Floral backdrop by Inside The Knot

Floral backdrop by Inside The Knot

Guests at the event sampled Four Seasons' delectable range of delicacies by Chef Lam,  Head Chef of Michelin- starred restaurant, Jian- Nan Chun

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No celebration is complete without sweet treats and beverages! At the event, guests were treated to bite- size samples of fresh delicate pastries from Executive Pastry Chef, Audrey Yee.  Head Bartender of One-Ninety Bar, Joseph Haywood, also presented his range of crafted cocktails and cold brews.

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Another partner for the event, international label Jimmy Choo. displaying their range of favourites for brides-to-be.  

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With Singapore Brides editors- Michelle, and Chin Leng. 

With Singapore Tatler Editors - Chloe, and Karishma.

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Special thanks to Four Seasons Hotel for your invite, and all who came down for the event.
It was lovely meeting all of you!


Till next time!

Xx
Team ALW


In collaboration with:

Venue & Catering / Four Seasons Singapore 

Photography / Live Studios

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Ten years | Amanda & Joe

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Ten years | Amanda & Joe

 
 



A+J turns 10!


This July, Amanda Lee, our Designer-in-chief, celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with her love and business partner, Joe Chua. Guests who attended the wedding then will remember the lavish yet intimate celebration at Four Seasons Singapore. From the spectacular golden frames on stage, to the gleaming red, gold, and black details that adorned the ballroom, every inch of the wedding was what we will call an "instagramable" wedding in today's context. 
 

 

Reliving 25th July 2008

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The wedding dress,
designed by none other than the bride herself.

Amanda kept the wedding gown away from her colleagues and surprised them only on her wedding day! The layered silk organza and silk duchess ballgown was embellished with Swarovski crystals, featured a toga that was both classy and modern.  

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Fresh blooms by Fiore Dorato in gorgeous shades of red and purple, complimented the theme and every of Amanda's dresses. 

 

Hollywood Glamour
Customised gold frames by Harijanto from Boenga framed some of Amanda's signature designs on stage, along with a portrait of the lovely couple. The ballroom of Four Seasons was transformed into a hollywood affair for the night, with lush blooms and decorations in opulent red, gold, and black.

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The little things
A three- tier lychee martini cake from Pine Garden sat beautifully amidst the golds and reds. 
Wedding favours were kept intimate and practical, with a hand-made photo frame by the couple and their team, framing up their pre-wedding shots, taken by Eric Er (Attitude Photography).

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Recalling a moment of the night
Joe gave a heartfelt performance by singing "Amanda" (a song by the group Boston). For someone who doesn't like to sing publicly, this came as a sweet surprise for Amanda.

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The people and laughters
When spoke about the wedding, Amanda and Joe recalled dragging their feet back to their bridal suite at 1am, wishing the night didn't end. "Looking back...sure, there may be things that could have been better... but to us, it was simply a beautiful and perfect night," Amanda reminisces. 

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They say "10" makes a complete cycle, a cycle of wholeness and perfection.
When asked of what keeps the marriage going,  they both simply agreed on "love", "trust" and "partnership". Be it in public or in private, putting two together and forging a new path is a an ever challenging process (till this date, they say), but an immersely fulfilling one. 

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Here's wishing Amanda and Joe a happy 10th anniversary and many more great years to come! 
 


Gowns and suits / Amanda Lee Weddings
Make Up / The Make Up Room (Bobbi)
Hair / Xpect (Sirco), Ashley
Venue / Four Seasons Singapore
Wedding Planning / Kim Tay
Floral and decorations / Boenga (Harijianto)
Bridal bouquet / Fiore Dorato (Brenda)
Photography / Plush Photography (Eadwine) (photos featured here by Eadwine), Attitude Photography (Eric Er), Lee Ching, Kwang, Sherman Ho
Videography / Substance Films (Yang)


 

Amanda & Joe would also like to take this chance to thank all these lovely people for their friendship and love. All that were mentioned above, and all that made time for them on 25th July 2008, making their day extra memorable. 
 

 

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Chanel & Martin

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Chanel & Martin

 
 

When it comes to wedding themes, we've seen quite a fair bit of couples who wanted a "simple" concept, but always ending up with logistic nightmares. Not for Chanel and Martin, the photographer + model duo who met on a music video set (whom later we knew were a little shy the first time they met), pulled off the wedding of their dreams with the help of their closest. 

The celebration, with a relatively interesting Hawaii theme (oh yeah aloha!) was definitely the epitome of what we call a "chill" wedding! 

 

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So... how did the hawaiian theme come about?

"We wanted something that matched our personalities, and we wanted it to be a celebration. I also wanted to be in flats and my guests to be in flats! I just wanted to be comfortable. I think food can only be enjoyed properly when you are comfortable. Another important point to us was that we didn't want our guests to worry about the ang pow, something low-key and fun was definitely always on our radar. We are glad we both share the same sentiment!"

 

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"My aim was to make everyone a walking decor. We got everyone flower garlands and ring pops as a door gift and told our guests to come in dressed in colourful clothes and flip flops!"

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Seems like it's a wedding get-together + party! There must be some requirements for the wedding dress then!

"I only started looking at bride dresses for the fun of it around my mid 20s or so and I would always send pictures of two-pieces to my close friends (hence the eventual choice of a two-piece gown!). I always wanted something chic and something easy to move around in, I also always knew I would be wearing flats on my wedding day. I wore rainbow boots from Dr Martens at my wedding party!"

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Any memorable moments leading up to your wedding day?

"Well our friends were really worried because our wedding party was so chill and really didn't take much to plan. I feel like the little milestones along the way make good memories, like getting our wedding bands together and booking the venue made it feel very real. But my forever memory is definitely the night of the party, to see all my relatives and friends dancing together. You don't get to see that often."

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"We also held a limbo rock contest and gave Salonpas as a prize hahah, hula hoop contest and we had a shortest shorts contest as well. It was a really great night, so many of our guests participated! Everyone was surely entertained."

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

"Martin and I are very lucky to have parents (on both sides) who supported our decision for an unconventional party. My aunties, his aunties, uncles and our cousins were all up on their feet and dancing! I would say the best memories come from imperfection and not to sweat it on the small stuff, it always works out!"


Chanel's Wedding gown / Amanda Lee Weddings

Photographer: Colossal Weddings (@colossalweddings)

Hair and make up artist: Marie Soh - 27A.co (@27a.co)

Flowers: Astrid Jane Flowers (@astridjaneflowers)

Venue: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Event styling/ Decoration: Martin and his friends!

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