Chijmes Wedding Showcase – Luxury amidst nostalgia

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Singapore’s award winning historical reception venue, Chijmes annual wedding showcase was a dream come true for couples who believe in fairytale weddings. The event held earlier this year, was hosted in collaboration with Z Wedding Design and Chris Ling Photographers.

Situated in the heart of Singapore’s cultural heritage centre, this neo-gothic, architectural landmark is difficult to miss. Originally a chapel, it was converted into a multi-purpose hall and today is a dream destination for weddings in Singapore. Its unique old world charm and ambience makes for the perfect venue to create the most memorable wedding.

With its striking pointed arches, high ceilings, magnificent stain glass windows, ornate chandeliers and beautiful, intricately carved bird and floral motifs lined along the columns, Chijmes is the ideal venue for couples who are after a unique venue with all the extra trimmings.

The hall has a seating capacity for 300 people and is fully air conditioned, with a stage positioned at the back of the hall. It is fully equipped with state of the art audio-visual equipment, including a projector screen and as an added bonus, wifi access.

Chijmes is managed by the popular wedding planning group, Watabe Wedding. You have the choice between long or round tables with world-class food and beverage options. As for the wedding ceremony itself, why not opt for a tranquil outdoor courtyard setting or perhaps you might want to steer clear of the Singapore heat, Chijmes have a number of packages to suit your budget and tastes. In addition, the Watabe group offers exclusive packages on top of the Chijmes venue services.

A number of well-known wedding suppliers were present on the day to offer their knowledge and expertise to future brides and grooms.

Established in 2003, Z Wedding Design boasts of a celebrity clientele. On the day, the contemporary bridal boutique house presented gorgeous 19th century inspired gowns paying tribute to the prestigious venue. Wedding gown consultants provided professional fitting and styling advice as well as planning tips. The boutique is located on Tanjong Pagar Road and the designers/stylists are available for personalized bookings throughout the year.

Whether it’s pre-wedding, destination wedding or even a studio shoot, international photographer/videographer, Chris Ling and his talented team design wedding packages suitable for all budgets. Chris is currently based in Singapore and Hong Kong with plans to extend his services to the wider Asian market and Australia.

Wedding planners, Amperian’s elegantly styled dessert table was without doubt one of the highlights of the showcase. The team of talented decorators, designers and stylists can formulate a package to cater for all your wedding day needs. From stationery to hair and makeup and dessert table, Amperian pride themselves on great service.

Style & Me is an image consultancy service providing fashion and style knowledge for men and women who want to shine on the biggest day of their lives. Situated in Duxton Hill, Fumi Lee and her team manages your overall appearance by matching according to your body shape and the sort of colors that will complement your skin tone and personality.

How many of us have struggled with DIY calligraphy? Famous for imparting skills in arts, crafts and the aesthetics, The Workroom were there to save the day conducting a calligraphy master class. The team host creative workshops and master classes, including monthly calligraphy classes.

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For the busy bride, The Workroom also create bespoke invitations and stationery, but for the bride-to-be with a more creative spirit, then enroll in a class ASAP. With a clientele boasting of Chanel, Dior and Gardens By The Bay, we are sold!

 

Wedding entertainment is a key element of any Asian wedding and certainly something that you shouldn’t compromise on for your wedding. Sparkle Live Music are a team of versatile music professionals who cater to local and international audiences and their detailed wedding packages covers a wide repertoire ranging from pop, jazz, rock and evergreens in various languages. The performers also accommodate special requests.

Other vendors present on the day included Elite Flora, rentals supplier, XOXO & Co. and Insagram photo printing specialists, Instaprint. Beauty experts from the industry were also in presence to impart their knowledge about looking your best on the wedding day.

If you’re after luxury coupled with mouth-watering food amid stunning historical surroundings, then Chijmes is no doubt the venue of choice.

Chijmes is located at 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996.

Watabe Wedding can be contacted on +65 6336 5320 or via email, chijmes@watabe-wedding.com.sg

*Note – this is not a sponsored post.

Images courtesy of Ashween Anand of Life 360 DegreesWatabe WeddingYour Singapore and Honeycombers.

Financial manager by day and lifestyle blogger by night, Ashween has a passion for travel, fashion, food and everything in between. Oh, not to forget to mention as well that she’s an award winning speed skater and was part of the Indian national team! A social butterfly at heart, you can follow her adventures over on her blog, Life 360 degrees.

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