Spring Romance

by cecylia on February 3, 2012

One of the highlights of 2012 so far is the wedding of our dear friends, Jade and Roger. One of the most compassionate, intelligent, fun, driven and glamorous couples I’m blessed to know. When we were in Hong Kong, Roger filled us in the epic tale of how he proposed to Jade, with a raw diamond, upon her request. This ring she wears took Roger nearly a year to acquire. And for any ordinary mortal, they would have been deterred by the lack of un-dodgy suppliers, wholesalers and retailers and stopped their perilous pursuit. But not for Roger, he literally went to the ends of the earth to show Jade his love. And Jade? The words ‘beautiful’ and ‘talented’ are mere understatements of this music virtuoso with a black belt in Tae-kwon-do and a deep passion for the arts. In one of the speeches, the brides-MAN declared that ‘if he got a dollar every time Jade got hit on, he’d be Skype-ing his speech from his palace in Sweden.’

The BridesMan impersonating Zoolander

I was on an emotional high all day at the ‘Spring Runway’ themed wedding. The stunning bride wore a silk gown created by a Cambodian-based designer, Eric Raisina, purchased on their holidays. The beautiful bridal party included a brides-MAN and a grooms-LADY.  The bestmen were decked out in preppy Tommy-Hilfiger-inspired outfits which Roger art-directed (he is a designer, after all!). We were treated to a sensational Stokehouse gastronomic experience and got to witness the most divine speeches and be serenaded by dear friends and hubby(see below)! These photos can only offer a glimpse into the loving atmosphere of the day. But hey, we’ve all been gifted with imaginations! Enjoy!

Isn't Ash's Sass & Bide dress amazing?

The Bombe- Signature Dessert at Stokehouse

The Wedding Cake- 3 tiered cheese!

'Hey Roger take care of our Jadey/She used to be this little girl but now she's all a lady...'

Remember I mentioned in this post that I acquired something super special in Singapore? Well this is the dress. An original 70s’ Yves Saint Laurent one-shouldered ruffle gown. Couldn’t think of a better dress to wear to a ‘Spring Runway’ themed nuptial by the beach.

This is the stuff love is made of. Thank you Jade and Roger for an unforgettable day and we wish you the most extraordinary life together! “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”1 Peter 4:8

Where: The StokeHouse 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Beach, Phone: 03 9525 5555

Wear: Vintage 70s YSL silk dress (Vintage Designer Sale, Singapore), vintage Charles Jourdan heels, vintage earrings, ring, bracelet and belt.


Deppa February 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

Beautiful couple :) they both look perfect together.
Fantastic party too! everybody were looking gorgeous.

I love your colored dress sweetie
See you.

cecylia February 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

thank you Deppa! The couple is stunning together!

Laetitia February 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

Beautiful couple. :D Loved the pictures.:D

fabliha February 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

Your blog is so beautiful…
that red gown is so amazing… the bride looked stunning


the sydney girl February 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’m so impressed that everyone looks SO stylish!!!!!!!!!! I love the closeup of your rings as well. You look beautiful C!

The Sydney Girl

cecylia February 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

thanks Joelyne!!!

miamanson February 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

you look so beautiful with the perfect three tones colour shoes! :) congrats for the newlyweds!

How To Wear Clothes February 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love the look on the kid’s face in the fourth photo from the bottom.

cecylia February 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

yes that’s why i chose to feature that particular photo!

Rina February 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Beautiful wedding. Took me back to mine where I wore a red dress & ours was by the beach as well. Sigh….

cecylia February 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

wow I want those photos!!!

Jelena February 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Such a beautiful and happy event!!:) U look really pretty!! And Ash was fab as well!;)


Holly February 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

What an awesome wedding! I love that they had cheese! :D

cecylia February 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I know!! But we didn’t actually get to eat it :D

Jade February 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Thanks CC, glad u had such a good time. Just a couple of things – I didn’t request it, i had said tongue in cheek a few years ago that sure we could get married if he found me a diamond in the rough and it was such a surprise, I didn’t even know diamonds came naturally in that shape! and the designer Eric Raisina is actually from Madagascar, he is based in Cambodia where all his materials and designs are made.

cecylia February 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Sorry Jade! All fixed :) Thank you so much for having us!

ellen February 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

awww i love weddings!



coolvanity February 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm

You look beautiful and the red dress of the bride is amazing. Kisses.

cecylia February 3, 2012 at 10:20 pm

She is amazing!!

The Dainty Doll's House February 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Stunning, love everyone’s clothes and scenery..so beautiful xx

janettaylor February 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

What a gorgeous dress!

Joys O. February 4, 2012 at 5:31 am

Absolutely beautiful.
..&some of the notes are hilarious! x

Amanda chic February 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

Great post. Amazing! i love it :-)

I invite you to enjoy the vigo recicla fashion experience

A chic kiss ;-)

Dom February 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

These wedding photos are fantastic! It looks like such a beautiful and wonderful event. Plus, the couple looks really stylish in their own right. :]

missAK February 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I thought that the couple looked so lovely that I showed my husband. He surprised me by saying that he and Roger are childhood friends! Congrats to the lovely couple!

cecylia February 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

No way!!! That’s so cool what a small world!

Mica February 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I love your dress perfect for a wedding! Everyone looks so happy in these photos – especially the happy couple. What a lovely wedding.


anthea February 5, 2012 at 5:19 am

They are so fabulous! Love that they didn’t do things the traditional way :) Neither did my hubby and I! We went small vintage, destination. Life’s too short to not have fun with your wedding cause it’s all over in a flash!

Ioana Liliana February 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Simply lovely!

Ioana of Fashezine

Elin Kling February 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm


Imogen February 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm

So very gorgeous. I love the red dress it is so beautiful.

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