Category: Couple and Prewedding
Featured in The Wedding Scoop for the first time!

We were honoured to be featured on The Wedding Scoop for the first time!!

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Original link: https://www.theweddingscoop.com/features/Rustic_and_Industrial_Christmas-Themed_Styled_Shoot

Rustic and Industrial Christmas-Themed Styled Shoot

Having just celebrated Christmas, what styled shoot could possibly be more appropriate to share than this one? Captured by Hong Ray Photography with gowns from Bqueens, styling by From Day Till Night, and Cynderella Makeup and Hair, this styled Singapore pre-wedding photo shoot set in the former Pasir Panjang Power Station (a hidden historic building built in 1953) is a unique take on a Christmas theme.

A few words from the vendors… 
The photographer, Hong Ray, discovered a long and forgotten power station, a hidden gem from the bustling city. Built in 1953, the venue puts a spotlight on vintage and rustic. With Christmas just around the corner, we decided on a rustic-themed festive shoot with modern touches. White symbolizes the purity of the couple’s union, while red is not only in sync with the festive feel but also highlights the couple’s romance and passion for life.   

Andrew and Gillian were JC classmates but it wasn’t love at first sight. Fast-forward ten years and a chance work opportunity resulted in them bumping into one another, and the rest is history. Being adventurous, the couple was game to take on an out-of-the-ordinary photoshoot.  

Nelly, the florist and stylist of From Day Till Night, got her hands on Snow Queen Protea to use as the main flower of the hand bouquet. Together with a myriad of other flowers like two-toned Rose spray, snow-sprayed Eryngium and more, a unique bouquet of the season was crafted specially for the bride-to-be.   

For the bride’s hair and makeup, makeup artist Cynthia Oh from Cynderella Makeup and Hair gave Gillian a beautiful look with classic Christmas colours – golden bronzey eyes with red lips to complement Gillian’s features. Cynthia also created two hairdo looks. The first was an effortless tousled up-do adorned with fresh flowers in burgundy hues. For the second hairdo, Cynthia let Gillian’s hair down with extensions for a full-bodied, natural, wavy look to complement her Singapore Girl outfit.

For the last few photos, Hong Ray – with his background in electronic engineering – wanted to go a step further than having hand-held sparklers. Typically, similar shots are done with someone running around in the background with fairy lights. However for this shoot, Hong Ray used a custom-built remote-controlled car with lighting and sparklers and let it drift around the venue at high speed.

 

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us, Hong Ray!

 

Other industrial-feeling features
Vintage Bride in a Classic Ride: Styled Portraits
The Robot and the Unicorn: Gabriel and Clara’s Wedding at Lepark
Gorgeously Gritty Day After Wedding Photo Shoot in a Shipping Container Yard
Moody Industrial Pre-Wedding Inspiration at Old Kallang Airport

 

 

Vendor Information
Venue: The former Pasir Panjang Power Station
Photography: Hong Ray Photography
Gowns: Bqueens
Hair and Makeup: Cynthia Oh from Cynderella Makeup and Hair
Styling and Flowers: Nelly from From Day Till Night


MONICA + DIO // BALI BEACH SUNSET PRE WEDDING

I get to know Monica and Dio through a mutual friend Nicholas. It started off with Monica being my fashion shoot client from Indonesia. After the first fashion shoot, she fell in love with my candid style of photography and subsequently arranged for numerous shoots in Bali and Jakarta. In the process we became really close friends and often hang out together after work during the trips. I was given the opportunity to photograph both of them during our recent trip to Jogja. Both of them are one of the most intimate couples I have seen in 8 years. Hanging out with Monica during the trips, i realised she had a really kind personality. For instance, when visiting places for dinner, she would offer to buy cakes and snacks for the hotel receptionists (Even though they were strangers!). She show sincere gratitude to almost everyone she met. ⠀

 

During the shoot day, the weather was unpredictable. One moment it was sunny and shortly after we started, there was a heavy downpour. Everyone in the beach ran for shelter but we decided to make the best out of the weather. So we took some amazing rainy candids!
Both of them were really open to try out new ideas I suggested.. even though it meant getting their dress and pants wet they just never hesitated at all. The result is this set of beautifully crafted engagement shoot full of natural emotions.

 

 

 


Featured on Mediacorp Style Wedding


Disk Yao and Nelly Ng lived out their fantasy of fairy tales with a pre-wedding shoot that featured luscious blooms, delish sweet treats, and a retro vespa.
The inspiration for the theme: Nelly’s love for fairy tales and anything magical, “I’ve always imagined myself as a fairy living in a magical land filled with nature and flowers. A mortal man enters my world, catches my attention and we fall in love. Like a knight on his steed, he sweeps me off my feet on his cute Vespa and we elope to his world to get married.”


An avid crafter since she was little, Nelly first found her love for flowers when helping a friend with DIY wedding floral arrangements. She went on to take lessons on floral artistry and founded her own wedding planning company, From Day Till Night, not long after.
The wedding stylist’s love for flowers was evident at the shoot with the various sets — from the swing to the table — brimming with a variety of luscious blooms. The flowers chosen for the shoot weren’t the usual fare of soft pinks and whites. Instead, Nelly went with vibrant reds, various shades of bold pinks with dashes of dark blue. Even the garden inspired dessert feast of cupcakes and naked cake were infused with floral decorations. “Mother Nature was generous as she gave us huge blooms of peonies (which are seasonal), textured garden roses, exotic looking two-toned rose sprays, herbaceous astrantia and more,” she adds.


Disk, who has a soft spot for all things retro, had to include his adorable Vespa which was his first motorcycle. For the shoot, he spruced up the ride with a new coat of ivory. Prior to the shoot, the couple spent many weekends scouting for undisturbed green locations. They finally decided on an open field opposite Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve with low branches and a random road along Lim Chu Kang.

Note:
Shortly after this shoot last December, the couple got into a traffic accident. Disk had witnessed a bus hit his fiancee, trapping her underneath it. He thought he’d lost the love of his life, but thankfully, Nelly escaped with a broken leg and misaligned spine (Disk suffered only minor abrasions). Nelly recalls the first thing she asked the orthopaedic surgeon, “Will I be able to walk down the aisle in May on my own without help?”
We’re glad to know that Nelly recovered and the couple tied the knot as planned in an intimate al freso wedding, and the bride walked down the aisle without crutches!
We love a happy ending and the Style:Weddings team wishes the couple all the love and happiness in the world! Congratulations!

Credits:
Photography – Hong Ray Photography
Hair and Makeup – Cynderella Makeup & Hair Services
Wedding gowns – Yvonne Creative Bridal & Photo Studio
Suit – Ai Mee Tailor
Planning/styling, decor & flowers – From Day Till Night
Videography – BeyondPictures