Adrian & Lydia | Garden of Eden

1 December 2012

Lydia sets the perfect example of a reverend’s daughter. Not only is she warm and kind-hearted, she’s graceful and incredibly godly. She believes that her life is authored, penned and directed by her Maker, and she knows there is no greater joy than a life lived under His love and His lordship. So it didn’t come as a surprise when they chose this verse from the Bible for their wedding “We love because He first loved us.”

Adrian and Lydia wanted a garden concept but wasn’t sure if they could pull it off at Cheras Baptist Church with an interior similar to that of a commercial building. After several meetings and through gaining a further understanding of their taste, background and personality, we conceptualised Garden of Eden, carrying the theme through their website and invitations. Regal purple was injected into the design through the flowers which lend a softer finishing to the overall look. The hall was instantaneously transformed into an oasis of flowers with soft fabric, wild flowers arrangement style and potted plants. Our wedding planner went hunting for bridesmaids’ gown fabric together with the couple and ultimately decided on grey for the bridesmaids and plum purple for the maid of honours.

There was also the challenge of space constraint and not having an exact number of confirmed attendees. With Lydia’s father being the reverend of the church, we couldn’t limit the number of invitees as it was an open invitation to all church members, on top of the invitees from the groom’s side of family. Ultimately, live feed cameras had to be installed so that those who couldn’t fit in the hall could watch it from another room.

For the food, we went with a French-themed standing reception catered by Natalie’s Gourmet Studio and a Garden Breakfast-themed dessert bar. Since both Adrian and Lydia are doctors and they met for the first time at a hospital where they we both doing their fellowship, we subtly incorporated this detail via the wedding favours, whereby guests were ‘prescribed’ with floral tea packed in tube containers with the following doctor’s prescription “Tea for two to warm the heart and the words of God to warm the soul. Consume daily with affection and steadfastness.”

The dinner reception was held on that same day at Doubletree by Hilton. Click here to read all about it and be inspired by their story.

Where Cheras Baptist Church
Food French bites, Dessert bar
No. of Guests 350
Photographer Daren Chong Studio