Filipino couple in Singapore throws Crazy Rich Asians-style wedding bash at Gardens by the Bay
About 150 guests came from Australia, the Philippines and the US to attend the lavish ceremony where the pair recreated a wedding reception scene from the film also. The six-figure sum event has gone viral. It was a wedding that was, quite literally, straight out of a movie. A Filipino couple, who were inspired by the Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, held their wedding at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay last Sunday and snippets of the ceremony have online users gushing over the extravagant affair.
Shots from the grand event were shared online by the bride’s younger sister, She disclosed that her sister, JM Tiongco, and the groom, Abbie Caram, had wanted to recreate the wedding reception scene of Colin Khoo and Araminta Lee from the movie.
Although Colin and Araminta were not the lead characters, their wedding scene is often touted by the movie’s fans as one of the most memorable scenes from the show.
Just like in the film, the couple hosted their reception at the Supertree Grove of Gardens by the Bay and it appeared to be just as fancy. In the Brides sisters video, a red carpet along with an art deco backdrop can be seen, allowing for guests to pose for photos at the entrance. Guests then walk down a colourful floral-lined aisle to enter the venue.
Mary Golez said that the decor’s vibrant palette of red, orange and purple was also inspired by Crazy Rich Asians.
The video further shows guests having a candlelight dinner while surrounded by the glowing Supertrees. They were also treated to live entertainment, which included a lion dance, ribbon dance and jazz performance.
The couple also invited a live painter to capture the wedding on canvas.About 150 guests flew in from Australia, the Philippines and the United States to attend the special event.
Photos posted later by Mary Golez on TikTok showed guests dressed to the nines, with the men decked out in “barong tagalog” – the national costume of men in the Philippines – and the women looking elegant in colourful formal wear and dresses.
As for the couple, the bride wore a dress and the groom wore a suit that was made by renowned designers
It took the couple eight months of meticulous planning with the help of Singapore-based wedding planner to bring their vision to life.
She further stated that the ceremony cost an estimated “eight figures in Philippine peso”. That is a few hundred thousand in Singapore dollars.
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