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Weaver’s Part II + 2nd B’day Giveaway!

so many things happened from the last post till now, biggest of all was Fiona Treadwell turned 2! and i didn’t even had the time to celebrate, well in between I also had another baby eating into a lot of my boobs time. all these call for a celebration isn’t it? well, i just have in mind the right kind of giveaway. do read till the end…

however, let me get back to where i left off. Weaver’s Part II focus on stationeries, makeup, dessert tables and of cos floral and styling.

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Common Hands is made up of a quirky couple. They were initially my clients, Nigel’s shy disposition with bespectacled Weiqi make the best combo of crafty geek. They are what I look for as clients and as friends, they are both warm-hearted, down-to-earth people who loves crafting, exploring and eating. Due to the lack of time, I taught Weiqi how to upcycle tins for their wedding and in the end what i sparked her to do was to learn typography. She outdone herself really. Inevitably, with their love for typography and  wooden oddities created Common Hands. In line with my style, I had to get them to create stationeries for the shoot. Check out the invites encased in a wooden box, name flags in escort holders, paper-cut buntings and other uncommon stationeries. Soon  they will be decked out in my upcoming revamped website for sale!

Clockwise : Forever & Always cake topper, Name flag in escort holder, Flatlay , paper cuts and bunting

Clockwise : Forever & Always cake topper, Name flag in escort holder, Flatlay , paper cuts and bunting

Dessert tables are gaining popularity at weddings, or as a matter of fact any kind of celebration. Nowadays, i attend weddings and expect a grandeur of desserts and its really becoming a norm. Some people DIY their dessert table, some people hire stylist to do it, regardless its a must-have at weddings these days. And why not? They are happy food, conversation starters, part of the wedding highlight and Chinese believes sweet things bring sweet beginnings. Not wanting to go overboard with my tablescape, I opted for a naked cake with buttercream barnacles cake and Suzanne from Swirl Dessert Tables came up with the awesome chocolate pear tart and raspberry puffs with rosemary.

Get into my tummy

Get into my tummy

I salute brides who go sans makeup on their wedding day, i am someone who is so lazy with even daily skincare routine so i don’t even put makeup everyday. BUTTTTTTTT…. i really think the best day of your life, you have to look your best. As a courtesy to your guests as well. Unless dark eye circles and under eye bags that reach the floor are in trend right now, i would say you should spend that money and get a make-up artist (MUA). Xara Lee was my actual day MUA and was a lot of my other brides MUA, simply because she performs magic every time. She can do light and natural makeup aka Korean style, or she can do Drama-mama style which i personally love. Her contouring, blending or whatever method is so dope she can even transform men into decent looking women. Don’t believe? check her insta here!

This is what the bride-to-be looked like before and after

before and after

before and after

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Lastly, about my participation in Weaver’s. I wanted something frou frou, i wanted something indie, i wanted something boho and i wanted something that Singaporeans are still very afraid to pursue. I wanted to basically just show that it can be done. I spent days and nights learning how to carve a rubber stamp ( thanks sistar – she’s my sister and a star! ), i spent months learning how to knot macramé and i spent years learning how to put together a bundle of flowers. this styled shoot was my chance at showcasing all of that. and i had to do it.

hand carving the stamp. and table runner.

hand carving the stamp. and table runner.

Macramé knotting is so 70s, there must be an ahjumma residing in me. Almost every single time i do one of those macramé jars for church aisles, i get one of those old church ah-ma goers who said they used to do it and can’t believe a youngster like me is still doing it. it always put a smile on me… because i like the word youngster. anyways, it was self-taught, i bought loads of secret manual ( which i can’t believe i paid so much for a photocopied and binded version of the real book ) and watch loads of videos. but this is the end product which i love!

hand-knotted macramé backdrop adorned with intricate macramé plant hangers

hand-knotted macramé backdrop adorned with intricate macramé plant hangers

and they create such a beautiful backdrop regardless if you are in the woods or in an urban jungle. it pulls the focus of your guests when you stand in front of them.

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and these intricate macramé jars are my fave! i would love to do a roomful of them and hang them haphazardly with ever changing florals in them. and i love how the way silvia from Bloc Memoire style the bride-to-be with my hanging planter.

a genius idea of a hanging macramé bouquet as walk in!

a genius idea of a hanging macramé bouquet as walk in!

as for florals, because we had a lot of other elements influencing the shoot, again i wanted it to be subtle and not too attention grabbing. and because the bride-to-be is such a petite lady, i put together a small bouquet of white and greens for her.

garden roses with exotic fillers wrapped with frou frou chic silk.

garden roses with exotic fillers wrapped with frou frou chic silk.

As part of the overall tablescape, I had paper cuts and buntings by common hands overhanging. assorted flowers in various sizes vintage medicinal jars. and wooden succulent planters. stationeries are placed on crystal plates with hand-stamped table runners.

tablescape.

tablescape.

Tadahhhhhhh….. thats the end of my long Weaver’s blogpost. At the end of it, I am so glad I did this shoot. I made lotsa new friends, pushed my own boundaries and hopefully inspire some of the brides and grooms out there. However, this is not the end of it. I would like to do it again, but perhaps this time more people-centric.

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As my second giveaway, I would like to provide a free styled shoot to a deserving and worthy couple. I am in the midst of confirming the vendors but am looking for that one couple with the ultimate love story. Details will be revealed soon so watch this space!

Once again, thank you all participating vendors! and of course to my dear readers! xxx

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