Who doesn’t enjoy travelling? I am extremely passionate about travel – with Singapore being one of my favorite destinations – my familiarity with this livable city keeps drawing me back. Of course, my love for Asian food and the wide array of shopping malls are enough to keep me busy. I made sure I had my fill of the Chilli Crab and the Black Pepper Crab (not forgetting the fried buns!!). Top of my list from this trip is the newly opened Marvelous Cream (originally from Japan). The Original Cream laden with everything chocolate is to die for.
The ever bustling Orchard Road has something for everyone, along with live entertainment lining the sidewalks every night. Ion Orchard and the new 313 @ Somerset had a variety of interesting stores and restaurants. The Icing Room at 313 @ Somerset has a beautiful pink and white storefront and a great concept – decorate your own cake! Their shop assistants are even dressed in cute little French maid uniforms!
Anyway, for all you brides-to-be who are searching for that perfect pair of shoes, the bespoke service at Essex Walk makes your dream comes true in owning the perfect pair of shoes that is truly “yours”. Essex Walk, now at Mandarin Gallery, is known for its fabulous quality shoes and luxurious designs. The consultant at the boutique was extremely knowledgeable in the bespoke service from offering advice on the fitting of the shoes to other services such as more padding. This just made it a wonderful and pleasant experience when slooking for that perfect pair of shoes to walk down the aisle.
Singapore has plenty of wedding exhibitions, with great packages on offer for soon to be married couples. This time, I was there in time for the Bridal Bazaar, a unique wedding exhibition organized by Wedding & Travel magazine. On display were stunning wedding gowns, fabulous deals on wedding packages, honeymoon ideas and my favorite – destination wedding shoots. Seriously, which bride wouldn’t want ethereal images in Santorini? I have to admit, I was tempted!
So, a few things I learned about weddings in Singapore. Singaporeans love their wedding photography – and with good reason too – the photographers are very talented and creative. The latest trend is destination pre-wedding photography, with some great deals to Taiwan, Australia and Italy on offer. Another interesting discovery is that most Singapore-based bridal boutiques offer the complete package – gowns for all wedding related occasions, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, bouquets, limo, photography and sometimes even décor. Purchased together from a bridal studio, usually gets you a pretty good deal! Having a wedding planner helps greatly! Also, very interesting that the Singaporean bride has as many wedding related outfits as the Indian bride – ROM dress, Cheongsam for the tea ceremony, wedding gown and a cocktail gown for the evening.
Our quest for the perfect wedding gown, coming up next….