Real Wedding | Linda + Quentin

Here is a sweetheart of a wedding brought to us all the way from Sentosa, Singapore!  Linda and Quentin’s ceremony was traditional and intimate set in a beautiful glass pavilion amidst family and friends, followed by a classic banquet style reception for 250 guests.  I love how Linda’s stunning Vera Wang Eliza gown perfectly complimented her tranquil family ceremony AND her grand ballroom reception.  And you are so right Linda:  it’s lavish swirls and delicate tucks…and the combination of Chantilly and Alencon lace on the bodice was a true couturier’s touch….I couldn’t agree more!

Linda + Quentin | June 18, 2011 | Amara Sanctuary Resort, Sentosa, Singapore

The Ceremony
We had a simple ceremony conducted by our church pastor and witnessed by just our relatives and close friends.  As Singapore is very humid and tends to rain unexpectedly, we decided to hold our ceremony in a climate-controlled Phillip Stark-designed glass pavilion that is set in the midst of a lush tropical garden at the Amara Sanctuary Resort in Sentosa, Singapore.  My godson, who was barely 2 years old then and the cutest little ring bearer ever, delivered our rings safely before dozing off for the rest of the ceremony.  My sister and dad accompanied me down the aisle, where my fiancé was waiting.  At the end of the ceremony, we celebrated by ringing a 100-year old antique church bell, and were visited by a family of peacocks that live on the island!

The Reception
We had a “typical Singaporean” banquet to celebrate our marriage with 250 guests in the grand ballroom at the Amara Sanctuary Resort.  I tried to bring some of the garden elements of our wedding into the ballroom by decorating the place with ivory drapes and lots of cream and dusky pink roses.  There was a feathered birdcage and a wishing tree at the reception for guests to leave their personalized greetings.  We served a 9-course Asian Fusion meal, and were entertained by a live band.  To end off the day, we had a huge champagne toast, with my husband popping the bottle Sabre d’or style!

Linda’s Dress Search
I started my dress search without any preconceived notions of what my dream dress would look like, but I did have some vague romantic notions of lace.  One of the first designers I looked at was, of course, Vera Wang.  And when I saw the Eliza, I immediately knew that was the dress for me, and I couldn’t bear to look or try anything else.  I fell in love with the lavish swirls and delicate tucks that made up the ball gown skirt, and the combination of Chantilly and Alencon lace on the bodice was a true couturier’s touch, which is rare elsewhere.  None of my friends could believe that I found my dress just like that, without shopping around like most brides do.

How Linda Felt in Her Dress
Ethereal, Elegant, Magical

Why Linda Decided to Sell Her Dress
I love my Eliza so much, but the humidity in Singapore makes it extremely difficult to store, and I now have to make space in my home for my baby!  So, I wish to bless another bride-to-be with this dream gown for her own special day.

Linda’s Dress | VERA WANG ELIZA