Memories to Last

If you have been following my posts on Instagram (@Adorninglory) & Facebook , you might’ve seen some random efforts of mine in preserving a huge bouquet of flowers I received from my boyfriend on my last birthday. We weren’t together yet, but to keep the long story short, it was a really special bouquet to me 🙂

Anywho, that’s not what I really wanna share. But I know there are so many of you out there who receive a bouquet of beauties but yet have no idea what to do with them! And that’s what I wanted to share with you 🙂

So here’s when I first received the bouquet, trying very hard to contain my excitement and surprise. You can tell how much I love that bouquet by the amount of pictures I took of/with it.!

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Even when dried up, they still looked super pretty!

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So after banishing it to my balcony after what seems to have been 5 months or so (?!)  I finally decided to get a medicine jar to preserve them dried up beauties.

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… and TADAH! Now I have a medicine jar full of beautiful blooms to keep 😀

Darren & Alison’s: A Union of 2 Generous Hearts

Had the pleasure of being part of D&A’s wedding early November this year! Been a while since I last did weddings and I was just reminded of how much job I find in doing them, having the honor of blessing a couple on one of the biggest events in their lives 🙂

Both Darren & Alison are one of the most loving couple towards others I know 🙂 Never afraid to be themselves, having no reserve in loving people; they have such gentle spirits. And by bringing these 2 whole people together, I know that they are going to be such a power couple in blessing the people around them!

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Didn’t really get a chance to snap a proper picture with the newly weds 😦
Leading up to the wedding, the boyfriend did a pre-wedding video for them as well. A short video for them to share their story and how Jesus really divinely brought them together, leading up to their wedding. I tagged along and took some pictures while they sweat in the sun hee!

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Okay back to the decor of the wedding, Alison chose a dusty blue/grey look to adorn the reception area. Went flower- shopping and here’re some of my loots:

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Some really beautiful Eucalyptus Nuts. They are just absolutely fascinating to look at! Those little caps are filled with the fluffy blooms! Some of the nuts were almost blooming and they looked like they were bursting out in abundance!

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Also bought some soft cream roses and (my favorite of all time) dried lavender.

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Washi-taped some paper cups in all sorts of different patterns, and filled them up with popcorn! It was a hit with the kids 😉 Wonderful idea by the bride.

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Did up some alphabet- separators for the place cards as well!

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And a dreamy photobooth area with helium balloons and fairy lights!!! Throughout the wedding lunch, when I cam out to keep the decor, there were toddlers playing happily with the left over helium balloons! Note to self- balloons are an awesome idea.

Besides the decor, the bride Alison also placed a customized order of handmade boutonniere for the groom and his groomsmen!

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Again, made use of mainly blue, peach and an ivory satin for these creations 😉 Made 2 different designs to play things up!

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Super happy that I made these babies! All in 1 night! Prior to this project I was just having the longest hiatus in making anything! And I didn’t realize how much I missed making them till that night 🙂 Really am so thankful for this gift.

What a beautiful thing this union was 🙂 and how blessed I am to have been a part of it. Bring’em weddings on!!!

Wei Liang & Janice: Celebration perfection

I have soooo much for you guys to catch up with! Have been involved with a few more wedding projects, this time doing it for a cousin. Wei Liang (my cousin) and Janice finally put an end to their 10 years-long courtship (GASP!!). Having been together since the end of their polytechnic schools days, they have all along seemed to me like a couple that has been married for a few years already!

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While doing my consultation with them, Janice was the one who spoke more, given that my cousin’s more soft-spoken. And as I heard them share with me their wedding plans, I saw a couple who want to please their family and friends. The wedding dinner wasn’t as much about them as it was about their guests. Inviting me to come in and help them on decorating their reception was something that was the “them”- factor.

 

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(Picture credits to Mojoideas)

Obviously the colour theme was blue and yellow. Those colour combinations really reminded me of unexpected playfulness; so that’s the direction I went with the flower arrangements!

 

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Some pictures I took with my iPhone!

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I actually got so excited for the project that the night before, I couldn’t really sleep. And so I spent my supposedly-sleeping time preparing all the arrangements T.T – from 1am to about 4am!! Goodness me. But I was really enjoying every bit of my sleepless hours with those beautifully-adorned flowers.

And here’s proof that I was WIDE-AWAKE during the wedding O.O

 

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My beautiful little sister and I that night, clearly enjoying our food! ;D

Gerard & Rebecca: Celebrate love

Gerard & Rebecca– the 2nd wedding I helped out at this year! Compared to Isaac & Cheryl’s wedding, this wedding was less of a grand/ formal presentation but more rustic, a “Pinterest” wedding, as the bride herself called it! Being in Singapore, what couples normally do would be to sign up for bridal packages with a Bridal boutique or the hotel venue that they were gonna have their wedding at. And these packages normally don’t include doing up the reception area much. And so for Gerard & Rebecca, having some extra help to doll up the reception was really something they wanted for their own. Say, a representation of what message they would like to bring across to their guests.

And to this couple, words were a huge part of how they wanted to bring that spirit across. With the help of their good friend (and my now new friend!)- Esther Ann, we joined our forces to make this dream a reality for our precious couple!


The full bridal party!

Apart from the beautiful showcase that Esther Ann and I did, the gorgeous bride requested for me to custom make a necklace just for her! After sharing back and forth some thoughts on the design and the vision I had for it, here’s the end product:

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Love how this necklace is a little larger than life, yet still elegant with the soft whites in different shades (will blog more about the necklace soon!). Rebecca was so happy with the necklace that I was pleased with my job haha! What made me even more happy was that I had friends who recognized my design as the lovely bride walked down the aisle 🙂

I was really satisfied at how everything turned out for this wedding :’) God really pulled everything together for good for this beloved couple. Gerard and Rebecca wanted so much to have their wedding exude an air of celebration of God’s love and faithfulness, and it did. It wasn’t really about them and their union in the end, but about how faithful the Lord had been to them in each of their journeys, and then how the Lord made sure that this journey they were taking together in this new season, starts with a love and laughter-filled beginning.

 

This is why I love weddings.

 

 

Isaac & Cheryl :: Breathtaking under water

Had the great honor and privilege this July to be a blessing to an amazing couple and friends- Isaac & Cheryl, on their big day! 😀 Having been there from the very beginning to help them come up with ideas to create a dream wedding for them both was not a simple task, but definitely fulfilling.

Did up the cocktail/ mad lip area for them with 2 of their favorite colors in mind- red and purple. As I planned, submerging flowers under water seemed to be an idea that popped and Cheryl loved it a lot! But it didn’t help that it was my first time creating something like that. Heeeee. But THANK GOD! All things worked out for good for Isaac & Cheryl ^.^

It’s been a bit more than 2 months since the divine union of these newly weds, but yet when I recall back on that day, I’m still vividly reminded by how beautiful it was. God has been so faithful towards these 2 precious ones and their journey just so filled with His presence. It was never an easy journey, but with tons of God’s fingerprints on it, one could not ask for more.


(Photo Credits- Marvin Lowe Photography)

Indeed, Jesus makes all things new

Bridal adorning

Have been toying with the idea of branching out into doing bridal accessories for Adorninglory and I’ve tried out some such as fabric bridal bouquets here and this one here-

So just to share some inspirations I got from my searches! From what little experience I’ve had with weddings, I do realise that Singaporean brides are a bit conservative when accesorising themselves for their big day. Being the girl that I am, I’ve always dreamed of my wedding, and when it comes to accessories, I would want something fresh, different and quite a bit over the top! Hee. Hoping they’ll inspire you too!


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