object of desire – Orishiki clutchbag by Naoki Kawamoto

“Orishiki” – Origami + Shiki baby.

Awesome? Without a doubt! For more, click here.

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Tinkerbelle (@Lillyheart999) I hope for their sake that they are happily fed now too!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon My guy attracts the kitties… or rather, they attract him!

lisa s & Caroline Wang Could not agree more!

HiLLjO You have to see the place to believe it! Your wedding looks fun! I’d be thrilled to see all your creations up close!

our wedding day pictures – night shots

Hi lovelies! Welcome back! This will be my last post for the year 2010 and I’m ending it up with the last batch ( number 5 ) of my wedding pictures! Here are the links to previous posts if you’d missed them!

Our d.i.y. engagement shoot ( featured in The Wedding Chicks )

Our wedding was also featured in The Bride’s Cafe as well as a short interview on Hindsight Bride, do check them out!

Actual Wedding Day Links:

The preparation

The Gate Crash

The Traditional Tea Ceremony

The Soleminzation

Food was served buffet style once the solemnization was over. The band started playing Rock and Roll all night, along with some crowd-pleasing favourites.

music entertainment from Compass Entertainment, click on the musicians to visit Compass Entertainment website!

it's a pity you can't see the boutonnieres i made for the musicians here. silly me didn't take any picture of them as well!

my father-in-law + his food + music = a belly happy man

my brother with his teddy boy look

We also have tables indoor for guests who prefer the comfy air-conditioning

the indoor area was also where we had our Photo Booth to take silly pictures in

to see more of the pictures taken at our Photo booth, check out part 1 of the album by clicking on the picture!

i think they are a pretty sweet couple, don't you think?

with my batchgirls

and then we were 'encouraged' to have our first dance, unscripted, unplanned for and unavoidable

We danced to the music that our friend Tze wrote for our wedding, following my strict requirement. The same score (different version) was played for my march-in.

we are... not very good dancers

then my brillianceness suggested that we should get friends up and dance with us

thus begin the 'finger-pointing' and 'name-calling'

there are some who obviously have it in them to shake and rattle..

others just have more creative styles and flair than I expected

my father-in-law was so 'high' playing the music that he almost took over the percussions by abandoning his piano and started playing with the sticks, undoubtably leaving the original percussionist little Bryan perplexed

The band that kept our energy up! I wish i got a recording of the songs they played that night

In the midst of me running around trying to get people to the dance floor and creating bubbly atmosphere, literally, I missed much of the dancing and it ended all too soon for me. i was having so much fun!

i had to vent

while the dancing may have stopped, the guinness gang has set up a drinking post for stefan

i joined in some times

but i love my wedding because i get to mingle with different groups of friends...

... get my pictures taken with my budz...

... and get fed by Ching who made sure i have food throughout the evening

 

i also had time to sit back and listen to my new hubby's thank-you speech

and that's me making a curtsy when my name got mentioned in the speech for crafting the wedding

the rest of the evening was spent having way too much fun posing for pictures, in and out of the photo booth

and discovering who chicken little is a carbon-copy of

 

here's to the new mr and mrs see who just tied the knot on 26th Dec! you two are great together, may the 2 of you stay best friends forever and eternally bound in marital bliss!

And then we ran off into the sunset and lived happily ever after.

Though it doesn’t stop here! Photos from the Photo Booth will be next, this will be a brand new batch, see you here next year!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

* All pictures by Jan ; additional edit by me
* Rock and Roll band by Compass Entertainment ; composition of In Time Love Comes by Tze
* Flower arrangement by Spellbound Wedding
* Venue and catering by Toucan Irish Pub
* Videography by MADhouse
* Bridal Hair and Makeup by Gin Tan, Groom's hair by Max

For additional credits, please see this post!

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wedding day pictures – the solemnization

Hi friends!

This is going to be a long one! If you haven’t seen the pictures taken before this solemnization, please check out the links below!

The preparation

The Gate Crash

The Traditional Tea Ceremony

After some photo taking at the hotel, we took off in 3 cars to Toucan Irish Pub at Duxton Hill. I wanted only Baby’s Breath and Anna from Spellbound Weddings, along with Ellie, took care of all that flower arrangement for us! She also took my scrappy DIYs and displayed them in manners that far exceeded my expectations.

our reception table

our pretty receptionist!

for a simple tutorial to this bunting, click on the picture!

cute signage by Anna!

On that little tree by the left is where we hung pictures of both of us, instead of printing them out on a photo book

one of our favourite photos out of the 20ish we picked out from our travels and engagement shoot. click on the picture to see some of the engagement pictures we took ourselves!

the wedding favors - click on the picture for these tutorial!

L.O.V.E.

little turquoise guitars and ribbons on doilies and hanging tealights

 

the aisle to the altar, lined with lotsa Baby's Breath

I had 8 of these little bubble bottles to be used as confetti after the ceremony. Note to everybody, you need more bottles than that! click on picture to see my notes on confettis!

Rock n' Roll is not dead - because for that one day, it's the 50s and the events that led to the song American Pie has not happened yet

I'm so glad I found these shoes, special thanks to Ching! Though if anyone of you out there is having an outdoor wedding, please buy those heel protectors. I had our initials lined out with crystals underneath the shoes, those along with the heels are knackered by the time the evening was over. click on the picture to see the one thing I should had gotten for the heels before the wedding but didn't and am now realy regretting that decision

You know I'm really happy when my smile turns into a grimace and all the facial lines and muscles are pushed into slight aesthetically-uncomfortable positions

You know I'm ecstatic when I start to guffaw with those MGM lion roar

the bridesmaid and the best man!

this and the next 2 pictures were taken during our brief rehearsal

while guests are arriving, I was off to do some last-min touch ups, redo my hair piece and attach the birdcage veil. Guests were encouraged to take photos at the photo booth we set up. We thought we prepared enough props for the photo booth - fun retro eyewears, blackboards and markers.. etc. Anna surprised us with more eyewears and a couple of boas. Isn't that service excellence or what!

the backdrop for our photo booth with the poster I did myself.. colour came out wrong actually but since it was already printed, it will be a shame for me to waste it just because of a slight off with the colours.. click picture to see part 1 of the pictures we took at the photobooth!

... and so begins the wedding solemization. leon our best man with anna our wonderful decorator

leon looking more tense than the groom

my mum walked me down the aisle to the music "In Time Love Comes" specially composed by our friend Tze. To listen to our march-in song, click on the picture!

Note to all future grooms, please say " I do" to your bride, not to the Pastor nor the Justice of Peace. For clarification, he did say that to my face, this is an example of how it would look like if you forgot

stefan repeating his vows to me, mostly about how I irritated the hell out of him

i stuck with the safer choice of for better or for worse

it's comforting to see that I'm not the only one with double chin

thanks to all my 'bubble generators'!

an oh-so-sweet and beautiful poem written for us by our friend Ganesh... fitting for this picture 'cause he's in it!

and then it was time for the bouquet tossing

it took me at least 3 tries to get the toss right. the first few times stefan was always there to catch my stray-flying bouquet

and Ellie was the lucky girl who caught the bouquet!

More pictures from that evening coming up next!

I’d love to hear from you, please drop some comments!

Lotsa love & hugs,

Pat

* All photos by Jan

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objects of desire… Lanvin for H&M

click on the picture to go straight to the website... but before you do that, check out my favourites below!

French brand Lanvin has followed in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons and Sonia Rykiel to come out with a collection for high street store H&M. And I’m so bummed that I couldn’t get my hands on these!

While I’m not fortunate enough to own any of these yet, you can still bid for these customized unique pieces here. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to UNICEF, as part of H&M’s “All for Children” project.

A while ago, a little bird told me that H&M is coming to Singapore! I’m even more excited that they are going to open their first store in Singapore next year at Orchard Building where California Fitness is now. It’s gonna be huge! 3000 square metres of affordable fashion! Isn’t this long overdue already? On the other hand, I am also a little disappointed because this will mean another one less store to visit when I’m overseas now. Just one of those things.

A short movie directed by Mike Figgis which was revealed around 3 weeks ago before the collection Lanvin for H&M hit the stores. Enjoy!

alice in vogueland

I don’t think I’d met anyone who don’t like Alice in Wonderland.

Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.

{ the Mock Turtle }

There you go. Saw this wonderful photo shoot on Trendland by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US December 2003. I can just look at this again and again.

featuring model Natalia Vodianova

with Tom Ford as White Rabbit

with Nicolas Ghesquiere as Alice's dreaming self

with John Galliano as Queen of Hearts

with Olivier Theyskens (Rochas) as Lewis Carroll

with Marc Jacob as The Caterpillar

with Karl Lagerfeld in Pig and Pepper

with Jean Paul Gaultier as The Cheshire Cat

with Viktor & Rolf as Tweedledum and Tweedledee

with Christian Lacroix - The March Hare and The Mad Hatter

with Donatella Versace as Gryphon and Rupert Everett as Mock Turtle.

In case you haven’t noticed, the model is dressed in the vision of each designer featured in the pictures.

Can’t get enough of Alice? Click this to be inspired once again by this Mad Hatter shoot.

“hope” is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm—

I’ve heard it in the chillest land— And on the strangest Sea— Yet, never, in Extremity, It asked a crumb—of Me.

{ Emily Dickinson }

I just ruined my first attempt in making my own birdcage veil by cutting the length of the 9 inch veil too short. 19 inch to be exact. Now I gotta buy another yard. Just hope that the next time I do it, it’s gonna be perfect because…

its 19 days away!

So I can’t afford another blunder like this since the luxury of time is now not something I can enjoy.

Meanwhile, I’m moving on to the fascinator.

 

#105 Ostrich feathers, pearl brooch with crystals, pearl strands from birdcageveils.com

from Stephanie Williams Photography

 

The Cream Puff from Batcakes@Etsy

 

from Junebug Weddings

 

from Junebug Weddings

I believe I more or less know what I want to achieve with my d.i.y. hair fascintor. Remember these posts?

hat tilt!

veil you be mine?

gioielli accessories

feathers and birdcages

ban.do for the bride

On a side note, isn’t this a terrific idea!

from What Junebug Loves

are you a teddy boy or a rocker?

This is for all the guy friends out there who are actually thinking of NOT dressing up to the theme of my wedding. It’s actually not that hard to look pre-Mad Men. Here’s something for you!

Video >>> How to become a Greaser by Mark Holmes

I also found these pictures from NYC Fashion Stylist Mark Holmes’ website.

I got more! Check out these past posts on Mens’ fashion in the 50s!

hair the good o’ fashioned black-and-white way

classic perfection – a look at Canali Spring 2011 Collection

fab 50s men – Stefan went down to the tailor and what does he discover? Well, I just discovered that the polka dot bow tie is sold! Bummer!

Time to pick a side, boys! Are you a teddy boy or a rocker?

 

vogue fifties fever

Last month I got a copy of Vogue Australia.  Reason? The whole theme of the magazine is Fifties Fever!

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Their latest shopping finds feature is: The 50s, What’s your style? Are you a Sweetheart with pastel skirts and tea dresses? A Rockability Girl who lusts after leather and pointed heels? Or a Pin-up girl, all seductive and playful at the same time. Apart from the articles and the usual fashion spread, I also love it that some of the ads are 50s-inspired, just look at these:

Giorgio Armani

Louis Vuitton has this whole series of 50s inspired print ad which i just adore. This is the one that appeared on the back of Vogue Australia's back cover.

I did a post on Prada's Winter/Fall 2010-2011 Collection, click here to see the video!

I think this is simply cute!

This last one just reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Have  good week everyone!

Prada Fever

Prada’s new collection of “SWING” sunglasses featured 50s silhouettes in the background with, in my opinion, Predators hairdo or generally speaking, the signature beehive. Shot by Steven Meisel and featuring the vocals of Katey Judd, I believe the 50s are coming back. Just look at what Guess, MNG, Chanel among others are doing now.