Kenny and Grace are one of the loveliest and friendliest couples we have met so far. I totally adore Grace’s creativity and it’s such a pleasure to discuss with her and bounce ideas off each other on what we can do to enhance the pre-wedding photoshoot. Hubby also commented that Grace will probably do well as a wedding décor stylist, if she decides to switch jobs one day!
As mentioned in our Facebook post, we always encourage our couples to incorporate something unique and personal into their pre-wedding photoshoot, something that they can identify with. For Kenny and Grace, they brought along their lovely parrot, Belle, for the photoshoot! We started and ended the day at different parts of Changi Beach, a place where Kenny and Grace frequented to cycle. In between, we headed to Pasarbella for some much-needed air-con as it was a really hot day. Before having lunch, we were attracted to the big and bright BEER sign hanging outside The Great Beer Experiment. No second invitation was needed; Kenny proceeded to get 2 beer bottles for Grace and himself to have a good drink after spending the morning out in the sun. The owner was kind enough to walk out and let us have the place to do as many shots as we wanted! He also sneaked in 2 shots and uploaded the photos on The Great Beer Experiment’s Facebook page! I especially love the quirky sign which says “Find missing husbands here”. Hahaha!
And soon it was time for lunch and a well-deserved break after a productive morning of awesome pictures. We ordered steak and a seafood platter from James’ Butchery & Co. Kenny had salmon rice, and the one item that he really loves from Pasarbella – roast pork from Keith Crackling Roast. It’s really one of the best roast pork in town! This is the second time we have eaten this, with the first time also with Kenny and Grace when we met them earlier in the month to discuss about the shoot.
After filling our tummy with good food, we proceeded on with the shoot at Lemon Zest which sells colourful, well-designed and stylish kitchen products.
The one thing that draws Kenny and Grace to Pasarbella is the coffee from Dutch Colony. They love it so much that they went there again the next day after the shoot! They also bought some macaroons from Bonheur Patisserie to go along with the coffee and also for the last part of the shoot at Changi Beach with a picnic setting. It was also a surprise for us personally when we saw Rebecca (Hubby’s brother’s girlfriend’s sister – a mouthful isn’t it? Haha..) who was working there. She bakes very good macaroons, in fact one of the best we have ever tasted! Before we left Pasarbella, we made a last-minute decision to buy 10 balloons (pumped with helium) as props for the last part of the shoot. And what a brilliant decision that turned out to be as the colourful balloons looked really good in the pictures!
The last stop of the day was where we started – Changi Beach. This time, the activity was cycling as it is something that Kenny and Grace love to do when they have time on weekends. They brought along their own tandem bike, and once again, Grace displayed her creativity and efforts with nicely decorated condensed milk tin cans tied to the end of the bicycle. According to traditions, tin cans are tied to the back of the newlywed’s car to make loud noises so as to frighten away evil spirits. The balloons were added on to the bicycle as well and they were all ready to cycle to the picnic destination! It was quite breezy at that time and it was a really nice way to end off the pre-wedding photoshoot in a comfortable manner.
We were all looking forward to dinner and we headed to the nearby Ubin First Stop Restaurant and we had a sumptuous meal with crab (my favourite!), har cheong kai (prawn paste chicken wing highly recommended by Grace), and other seafood dishes. What an awesome way to round up the day’s activities!
Make-up of Grace done by: Shirley Tan Makeup Atelier