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Go Black-Tie! 10 Ideas For A Classic Black & Gold Wedding At The Capella Singapore

Olivia Sie & Kevin Lim’s formal black-tie wedding was a glamorous affair with a black and gold theme. She tells us:

Our wedding day was probably my husband’s biggest birthday party ever. He proposed on my birthday in June 2010, and we tie the knot on his birthday in September in 2015. It was a significant occasion for us and many of our guests who had been with us all the way. We were first friends in primary school, but lost touch after graduation. We subsequently reconnected during our primary school alumni gathering in 2009. We got together shortly afterwards. We had a classic black-tie only theme, with mostly black and gold decor. We also had a mix of round and long tables for our 330 guests who, at our request, made donations to Save Our Street Dogs Singapore instead of taking home favours. Our dogs Pepper and Brownie walked down the aisle with us for the solemnisation. Our first entrance to the reception was to Pachelbel’s Canon in D played by a live orchestra.

That’s also when we performed our first waltz. Our second entrance was more dramatic; we were accompanied by waiters carrying Dom Perignon champagne and sparklers. Everything was just magical! We have so many memories that we cherish – from the pre-wedding shoots in Santorini, Greece, to having our two dogs with us at our wedding.

Wedding of Olivia Sie & Kevin Lim Photography Kelvin Koh of Lighted Pixels Photography Venue Capella Singapore Gown Ted Wu Suit DSquared Makeup TG Goh Crest & invitations Papypress Live band Jack & Rai String Quartet for solemnisation, reception & first march-in Artistventure 

This story was originally published in Female Brides Lookbook Issue 13. 

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Too cute: The couple walked down the aisle with their two pooches, Pepper and Brownie. Olivia’s gown was a ruffled tulle number with a high-low hem by Ted Wu, while Kevin was clad in a classic white and black tux with shawl lapels.
The bridesmaids wore matching convertible peach dresses and carried elegant white calla lilies.
A live orchestra serenaded everyone with Pachelbel’s Canon in D as the couple made their first entrance.
The ceremony table was simple but elegant, with romantic floral arrangements and signs with the newlyweds’ names on Tiffany chairs.
Tall centrepieces with classic round shapes and white flowers lent elegance to the tables.
The tablescapes were draped in black tablecloths, white flowers and glass accents for a dramatic and timeless appeal.
The couple’s cake was a minimalist chic confection dressed in monotone hues and orchids.  
The couple’s first waltz.
“Our second entrance was more dramatic; we were accompanied by waiters carrying Dom Perignon champagne and sparklers. Everything was just magical!”
The couple with guests in formal attire. Later in the evening, Olivia slipped into a shimmery curve-hugging mermaid that flared dramatic tulle skirt. Kevin swapped his white tux for one with a lustrous black fabric.