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We were so delighted when bride Jia sent us her wedding from last year. It isn’t often we get to feature weddings from such distant lands, so we’re extra-excited to share this gorgeous wedding from Singapore. Jia, an ardent lover of the 1950s and all things vintage, incorporated this love into her traditional-yet-whimsical reception. Thanks to photographers Joseph from BitterSweet, Fengzhi from This is It! & Charity from Charity Goh Photography for the wonderful images!

vintage singapore wedding

From the bride, Jia: The wedding theme reflects our personalities and it was a whimsical vintage one. I love vintage, especially the 1950s. The church ceremony was a solemn affair, which followed the traditional Chinese “gatecrashing” involving the groom and groomsmen trying to overcome “obstacles” prepared by the bridesmaids to enter the home of the bride. Dinner was held at a beautiful colonial house at the Botanic Gardens. 

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

Inspiration was gathered from many many different sources, some of them from the movie “Up” and most of them using recycled items and handmedowns from my family.

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

The corsages on the groomsmen’s vests; bridesmaids’ lace hairclips, ushers’ badges were all handmade. I love buttons and cheery colours. :) We also made a picture gallery with cheap frames sandpapered to give them a rugged look, vintage lace cloth as a table runner complete with old photographs of our past to give our guests a peek into what life was like before we met. I do a little bit of copywriting at work, so I came up with the table names – associated with our love life, the little signs at the photobooth and desserts table etc.

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

Wedding Vendors (Singapore): 

Ceremony Venue: Calvary Pandan Bible-Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: Burkill Hall, Botanic Gardens / Photographers: Joseph from BitterSweet, Fengzhi from This is It! & Charity from Charity Goh Photography / Wedding Dresses & Veil: bespoke / Birdcage veil: custom made by Blessed Brides / Make-up & Hairstyling: Cleo Chang / Wedding Styling & Planning: Anna from Spellbound Weddings / Caterer: Kriston / Wedding Cakes: lovingly made by a friend / Wedding Stationery: lovingly designed by friends / Transportation:  Vintage Wedding Car / Photobooth: Baicapture

  • Sarah Donovan

    Love those balloons, and the colors are so soft!

  • Amanda

    this is wonderful… the bride is gorgeous… love everything about this!

  • stacy brewer

    i LOVE the bride’s hairdo and the soft details – good job chica!

  • Tammynize

    omg, this couple is so adorable and her dress is so sweet!

  • balloons!!! LOVE it!

  • So so so so cuuutee!

  • I love her vintage 50s style gown and birdcage veil. The little old-fashioned white gloves were a sweet touch, too. (And I think I need a parasol, now.)

  • I just had my wedding a month ago and it had a similar spring theme. I am in love with all of those colors!

  • Carol

    LOVE everything about this wedding! All the details = PERFECT! :O)

  • That wedding is sooo beautiful! and the dress…..GORGEOUS!the bride just looks like a princess!

  • AnnAlyse

    I love the bride’s hair in both styles. The up-do, to me, is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn… just stunning!

  • oh my goodness. love LOVE her gown…and love all those balloons too!!

  • jia

    :D Thanks so much for the feature!!

    & Thank you everyone for the kind compliments. For more pictures, please visit:


  • Brittany Dixon

    Does anyone know where I can find that wedding dress? I tried searching Google.

  • Ashley

    @Brittany: The bride had her gown custom made by a local seamstress. Hope this helps!

  • Aubrey

    This is so beautiful! The colors are amazing and the bride & groom look so sweet :)

  • Alicia

    It is so refreshing to see balloons done right.

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the balloons on the ceiling!

  • Frances

    Yeah. THey look like such a lovely couple.

  • Sandy

    The dress is stunning, love it!

  • Romantic doesn’t even begin to describe this, – Beautiful!

  • Alicia

    This is an amazing wedding! Just curious, where did you get the gown done? It’s so pretty!!