I’m super-excited when I received the long-awaited book, The New-Fashioned Wedding by the ladies of Bash, Please, Paige + Kelly. I have been a fan of their works since pre-Diary & Design Wedding and I thought we could model after their wonderful synergy and creative collaboration. Cut a long story short, I believe God has a better plan for us, now that we are branching out into 2 companies. Hence, Rosette Designs & Co is born!
Anyway, Bash, Please has been spearheading new kind of weddings, I’d say this is the hipster wedding! Check out their opening lines:
“… We weren’t starry-eyed little girls who day-dreamed about our wedding days. We weren’t peppy college ingenues aspiring to be party planners. We weren’t twenty-something job seekers sending resumes to David Tutera and Mindy Weiss. Nope. Until we met one fateful day over coffee in Los Angeles, we were on very different paths….
We’re on a mission to create what we like to call “new-fashioned” weddings: banyard over ballrooms, linen over polyester, wildflowers over red roses; seasonal cuisine over standard catered fare. After all, our clients are modern, hip and design-conscious – they’re “new fashioned” themselves. “
Those opening lines represent what’s in my heart and my direction in Rosette Designs & Co. I didn’t grew up thinking one day I will become a wedding designer. Nope. I simply love design and party. Growing up in a closely-knitted neighborhood and having a super-welcoming-mom made my home a favorite hangout place after school. My life is always filled with parties & gatherings. Having being blessed with designers’ eye, made my transition from motion & graphic designer to an event designer effortless. I knew the gift and ability that I possesed from such a young age and now I am fortunate enough to make a living using my gift. I am super grateful for that!
Anyway, enough sidetracking about myself, now back to the book. Although I really love the weddings featured there, their philosophy doesn’t entirely fit in to our culture here in Asia. For a start, we don’t have banyard, at all! Never seen one, either. We still love the comfort of our dear air-con-ed room and we don’t have the chance to experience the beauty of four seasons like in the States. But that doesn’t mean we can’t create beautiful & gorgeous wedding here in Singapore. As much as I love my whimsical lovely outdoor wedding, I still love my sophisticated ballroom wedding. Instead of trying to mimic the States wedding entirely, we have to be true to ourselves and create something genuine.
So fret not, we are on the right path to change the climate of standard-template and bo-chap (translation: heck care) wedding in Singapore. In fact, I love weddings in Singapore. It is so diverse and creative, our limit is only as far as our own imagination. You can have a wedding in the garden in the middle of the city, like Garden by the Bay or cool-hip ballroom like Conrad Centennial. Although, if you ask me, I’d prefer outdoor and unusual places for wedding venues than the typical ballroom. Simply because the outdoor or unusual venues have more characteristics to manipulate than a warm-colored grand ballroom with pattern carpet.
The bottom line is: do something out of your own taste & preference, but mix it with your personality and just trust us to design it for you. We’ll make it even better!