I had so much fun meeting all the brides-to-be at The Prelude‘s trunk show on Saturday. The intimate setting made everybody so much more open and excited to share about their big day and help each other out with ideas and advice. I loved it!
But let me start at the beginning so I don’t miss anything.
The Prelude is located on Duxton Hill, along a cobblestone path lined with flowering trees and cafes tucked into restored shophouses – it’s actually my favourite street in Singapore. In the evenings, when the street is filled with people and music and twinkling lights, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in Europe. But I digress.
By the time I got there, The Prelude was already packed and bustling with activity. There were models primping, set-up adjustments, and guests who showed up early to beat the crowd and have first peek at the gowns. Smart ladies!
I barely had time to put my portfolio down before the fashion show started. Steve Thio, Contributing Editor of Female Brides, did a brilliant job as host: he spoke in depth about the details of each dress in relation to the wedding venues they would be most appropriate for and which body types they would suit. Props to him for going above and beyond the expected “pear shapes should wear A line skirts” byline and discussing things like long torsos, not-so-flat bellies, and how to wear short wedding dresses.
Each look was also paired with Tiffany and Co jewelry based on necklines as well as modern/classic/vintage themes. As a more-is-more kind of person, I’d always been pretty dismissive of dainty bridal jewelry, but I have to admit Steve made a pretty good case for subtlety in some pairings.
Then there was an overview on bridal makeup: how to take a look from ceremony to reception, and what features one should play up to look pretty in photos. All of which was great to know for daily wear too – I mean, who doesn’t want to look good in photos anyway, right?
And suddenly, I was up! I did a quick introduction to letterpress in general, and then gave everyone my 8 top tips for creating invitations that stand out. I’ll do a proper recap of that either here or in a real article soon so everyone can benefit, but for now I hope the ladies who were there on Saturday picked up a trick or two from my ramblings!
I stayed around for a little while after to answer questions, but the best part was watching everyone try on the dresses.
Oh, the dresses.
They were so dreamy, I started seriously considering buying another wedding gown for a wedding I haven’t even set a date for yet. I’ll leave you with this beautiful teaser – if you want to see more, you’ll just have to go and check them out yourself.
Thank you so much to Tann-Ling of The Prelude for hosting such a lovely event and the handsome Adam of Bespoke Brides for taking these beautiful photos (even though it was your day off and you only had your “fun” camera with you)!