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Selection of our Pre-Wedding Photos

Finally, the photos are ready for selection!
Initially Mr. Keir and I were pretty firm on not topping up for any additional photos.
We're entitled to 36 poses and 25 pages after all. So we thought these should suffice ain't it.

Anyway, nothing new to most of us here that usually the bridal studio will be pushing couples to top up more photos etc and also by saying from an artistic point of view, it's nicer to have a series of photo rather then randomly select photos that doesn't form a story line or something.

To be honest, how many people will really appreciate your album from the so-called "Artistic" point of view leh?

Anyway we have to agree it's indeed nicer to have photos of similar poses and style on the same facing page else it'd look pretty cluttered. and if we were to stick to the 36 poses, the album looks kind of empty and a bit pathetic like that...not so nice.

The good thing is, our coordinator is still pretty ok, he did try to push for us…

Furniture for the Master Bedroom

Having left with a mere 3 months to our big day and that we would like to settle the room first before focusing on the rest of the wedding plans, we spent most of the weekends shopping for furniture.

After a few rounds of visit to Ikea, the furniture mall, Balestier, Defu Furniture, Courts, Nova furnishing, Brighton, Novena...bla bla bla
We finally made some purchases and more or less settled for some other items.
Gona go purchase the rest of them this weekend.

The Prelude: before we start shopping around for the furniture, i chanced upon the below Victorian set at a reasonable price of $2k plus.

Simply gives the Oomph feel! But since our bedroom theme is white and red, this colour will be a tad off. They have it in white colour too just that the wardrobe is way too small as well.
So after some consideration, we decided to shelf off this option totally.



We kind of decided to have a storage bed instead (as above). Since the bed takes up most space in your room. Imagine how much more spa…

Light for our Bedroom

To shop for a suitable light for our red / white themed contemporary bedroom, we went to the infamous Balestier of course!

It's like a must go if you're shopping for lights since it's a whole street filled with nothing but lights stores ahaha..
Though disappointing, most of the designs we've seen there across the shops are pretty similar & not much of a difference in price too.

I would love to have a chandelier lighting in our room but since we're no longer doing the red and black theme for the room, a chandelier lighting may not be so suitable. Furthermore the ceiling's not high enough to have a nice chandelier light..

and then..we chanced upon the Nova Furniture at Paya Lebar Road, A-Z building. Didn't know they had lights as well. They are also having a moving out clearance sale and so..the deal is on!!




Tadah! Light for our bedroom has been decided and fixed. For a mere $150 including installation and removal of the old light.

They can arrange for de…

How to plan the layout of your bedroom

We've been busy shopping around for furniture and ideas for our bedroom so have been neglecting all the blog updates.

At the same time, kind of feeling the pressure since it's a mere 3 months to our wedding and other then the room preparations, nothing else has been done or planned yet for our wedding...*oopz*

anyway just thought how we planned for the room layout was pretty cute. Haha...being also a virgo, Mr. Keir has been pretty organised and have most things well-planned out..so we had this ingenious idea of drawing out our own "blue print" for the room..

Actually Mr. Keir started it, he drew out a general map of our room and this is his version.


a male's version of a map, with ruler, straight lines and precise..

So me decided to have my own detailed version, with close up on the furniture as well as window dimensions

Waha...the difference between a male's map and a female's. Ok maybe it's just me..lazy to use ruler la.. But hey actually mapping o…

Our Master Bedroom Basic Reno

Finally did a mini reno for the master bedroom.
We're not looking at a major makeover nor splurging on an ID for the room as it doesn't make economical sense. Moreover we ain't sure how long would we be staying there for...so..

here comes.
Not easy getting a contractor willing to do a small job just for the room

1) Removal/ hacking of built in wardrobe
2) polishing and re varnishing of parquet flooring
3) Repainting of the room
4) Painting of 2 room's doors

Total Damage: $950 + $80 for bangala to throw de debris away...
Kaoz..smelly smelly also $1k loh...haiz......Talk about the high expenses related to wedding matters..

Let's take a look at the Before & After...


Big difference right? After paying $1k for this room, it better look different from the original room loh. The workmanship's not too bad actually. There're no signs of damage or residue after the built in wardrobe has been removed.
The flooring's the part we felt it was the most worth! it l…

Sneaky Peeks to our Wedding

Taken from our photoshoot days...hehez..love this Series the best! Can't wait for photos to be out!

Film Reel Canister for our Cinematic Theme!

Look what I've got!



Film reels + canister as additional decor to bring out our Cinematic night!
ain't easy to get stuffs like this i supposed and they are the Real Original films! gosh is each huge reel heavy so I have the films cut into smaller pieces and roll as above...
Wanted to bring back more of the canisters but they are so huge and bulky i reckon we can make do with just 4 of them right?

The To-Do List

Just when we thought we can relax abit after our photoshoot, I've realized that we've just 4 months left to our wedding and there're tons of things that are not done at all.

Just like how we reply to people's question of "how's the prep for your wedding" with a "great! nothing's been done yet."

Nonono.. being a themed wedding and wanting it to be different, it's time we start working on the little items.
(I hope Mr. Keir reads this post)

I know the past week has been focused on the room reno. So it's time to to shop for furniture as well as look at the nitty gritties for our wedding prep once again.

I foresee quite a number of DIY projects since we wanted our wedding to be a little different from the norm by having a theme to it. but with it, i'll need couple of help especially in photoshop.
Haiz kind of having 2nd thoughts right now...

Also still having 2nd thoughts over our venue! but well it's all too late now so let's…

Where to get a Tux for the Groom?

Reckon that's what every groom needs. and since it's gona be worn only twice - unless your groom has tons of formal functions to attend, we do not want to pay so much for his tuxedo shirt.
As we're the Budget & Practical couple - recap: he spent $20 on his shoes (Moda Paolo) and me spent $30+ on my bridal heels from TANGS Studio (70% discount) In a place like Singapore, it's GSS all year round la. So there're plenty of good buys out there if you have the time to search and shop for it.  Cheap buys may not necessary equates to low quality products.
So for his Tuxedo shirt, I've browsed tons and tons of forums and realized that Tailor-make seemed a popular choice among the gentlemen. Since the price is probably around the same or even Cheaper than the off the racks shirt you get from our G2000, Rhaoul etc.
We've decided to try this popular, highly raved tailor/ seamstress located at Genting Lane, since it's relatively near us.
Guan Hua Warehouse  #02…

Will you be my Bridesmaid Card?

Though these days we'd ask face to face or via an sms but i thought the idea of having a "Would you be my Bridesmaid card" is kinda cute.

These days we seldom do snail mails and especially that we may not meet up as often, i'd thought of sending a digitized version to represent my sincerity hehez..

Surfed online and found a few graphics that I like and can be used.

Here are some of the shortlisted ones.

simple and straight to the point. This template is available FOC online too. You can just download and print.

Card can be purchased: http://diyweddingkits.blogspot.com/ Ahah this is my Favorite! and i very much wanted to use this initially.


simple sweet pink design..

But in the end I thought in order to make it more personalized, i decided to go the lazy way, incorporating couple of my pictures and to use this to be sent out via email / sms or whatsapp virtually.

thought of using this negative frame to make it a little more "cinematic". Ya ya the really lazy…

Sneak Peeks: Candid shots of our Pre-wedding Photoshoot!

Finally, it's the day of our pre-wedding photoshoot! Despite that we're not 100% prepared with the props and stuffs we wana use, despite the fact that i was disappointed over not being able to shoot at IKEA, despite that we've to rush through all the preps and getting his shirts done in time etc, despite that weather's been rainy and gloomy lately, we'd decided to Expect the Unexpected and go with the flow!
Mr Keir says more importantly, both of us must enjoy and be happy~!
And he was so right! We went with an open mind and I chucked my disappointments and stress aside. We'd such a fun, happy day! 
We're also so proud of ourselves that everything went on so smoothly and we're able to achieve the kind of look and effect that the photographer wants!
Or rather, I'm so proud of Mr. Keir cos he ain't the kind who enjoys taking photo but he's been such a good sport yesterday even a friend of ours was surprised by his Fun side! hehez..
Okz dokiez, …