I spy with my little eye… a gorgeous wedding at Gurame Restaurant!!!
Okay, I solemnly admit to stalking the web for any weddings held there to have an idea of how mine will look like. And also to source for ideas, what might look nice, what wouldn’t. That sort of nitty gritty thing. One of the many important info I found out is that according to Halil, a resident photographer at TheProjectPixel, the kind of dais with tiang-tiang and kain melayang are a no-go as he had witnessed an entire dias tipping over because of the strong sea wind (gasp. gulp. choke). Point taken,brooo. Plus, my dad has been pushing me to put up a tent in the middle of the lawn area in case it rains (Nov = monsoon season?) so I’ve been looking around to see whether it’s necessary. And so, this lovely wedding reception caught my attention.
I love the backdrop of the sea, taken at the boardwalk area. Truly unique, seldom to see this in a Malay wedding!
Aaaannnnd FAIRYLIGHTS!!! Arrrghhh, I swear I’m obsessed ngan lampu kecik2 ni. But naiseeee, how??
And the tent looks like a lovely addition to the reception. (better be safe than sorry, nanti hujan susah pulak makcik-makcik)
Sigh, okay back to berangan mode.
A place we don’t hear of much often (perhaps because of its ulu-ness), but GardenAsia was actually one of the outdoor venues I was contemplating for my reception before I decided on Gurame here.
GardenAsia offers a few a gardens that can be used for wedding solemnizations and receptions, according to how many pax you are catering for. The one most suited for Malay wedding is BlueSky, which fit 500pax at a time.
The good thing about this place is that you get an outdoor wedding, without having to worry about the hassle of setting up your own tents as they have their own permanent tent fixtures. Which is really convenient because tents are really expensive (i’ve enquired with a few companies, the price range is around $4-8k for a simple one, wahhhhh can die like that). And their venue costs come with a package that includes decorations and table/chairs (they don’t allow external decor companies). THankfully, they allow external catering companies, so you can bring in your favourite cater, Cik Aniz, Cik Kassim Baba semua pun boleh lah. The down side is that the place is at the deepest furthest end of Kranji, but fear not, they have a regular shuttle service to the nearest MRT station.
For more information, click here for their website.
GardenAsia was reaaally tempting. And price wise, not too bad considering you get tentage too. BUT I had to consider my relatives living in the East and also H’s family who lives in Tampines. Plus, those kaum keluarga yang drive will confirm menyumpah pasal tampat dia ulu sangat. But for BTBs who live in the North/West side, this is a hidden gem that can be considered! Lawa nohhhh 😉