Here the 5 favorite locations in Singapore that many couples go to for their pre-wedding as well as their actual day wedding photo shoot. Some of these recommendations are provided by photographers such as Guan Hui from famous Bloc Memoire as well as Alvin, the founder of the now equally famous Grandeur Wedding Studio.
- Hort Park
An equally hot favorite for pre-wedding photography in Singapore as well as for couples having their actual wedding day ceremony, Hort Park provides a great backdrop for couples to use for their wedding photographs. With lots of flora around the entire place, as well as its convenient location in central of Singapore, Hort Park is a hot favorite for both couples with cars and without cars.
- Gardens By The Bay
Although this place has become a bit cliche as many couples are going there for their wedding photography, it’s still a gorgeous place. In fact, it’s one of the best places in Singapore you can possibly go to take photographs at for your bridal shoot because it is so unique looking. Despite located less than 1 km away from the city, it feels so unique and looks like a beautiful alien city in Singapore.
- Fullerton Bay Hotel
Look at the photograph – just look at it.
Can you believe that’s taken in Singapore? It’s a beautiful place, where it’s also sparsely populated. This means that it will be easy for your wedding photographer to capture an absolutely amazing and gorgeous wedding photograph at the Fullerton Bay Hotel for you and your spouse. It looks gorgeous. It’s a must go place if you plan to hold your wedding or take your pre-wedding photography in Singapore.
- Botanic Gardens
Did you really think I’m not going to mention it? Botanic Garden is a UNESCO Heritage site, and it certainly deserves the name in Asia. Botanic Gardens of Singapore is definitely one of the most beautiful and amazing spots for weddings as well as couple photoshoots in Singapore. It’s a must go to location for couples of all age and religion and race.
- Marina Bay Sands Wedding Ballroom
This is for couples looking for inspiration for actual day wedding ceremony locations. Got a ton of money? Got a ton of friends? Then Marina Bay Sands Wedding Ballroom is definitely the best fit for you. Commonly used for conventions and extremely large and posh events, this is the place to go if you want the grandest looking wedding ceremony in Singapore.
Actual day bridal photography is very different from pre wedding photography. The things the photographers will need to take note of is far more during actual day bridal photography than pre wedding photography. Normally, actual day wedding photography is only attempted by senior professional wedding photographers. Interestingly, as the culture of the society and racial group influences the actual day wedding event, the actual day wedding photography will be very different for different couples belonging to different society and racial group.
Here in this post, I’m going to give a walk-through of the most common actual Day bridal photography in Singapore. As the majority of the population in Singapore comprises of the Chinese, the example of the actual day wedding event will be following the Chinese customs.
During the actual day bridal photography, two wedding photographers will be needed in order to take a comprehensive wedding album noting both the bride’s and groom’s preparation for the wedding day. One wedding photographer will have to head to the groom’s house while the other wedding photographer will have to head to the bride’s house in the early morning of the actual wedding day. Their tasks are to capture the preparation moments of both the bride and groom.
When the groom is ready, he will head off to the bride’s house to “fetch her”. Normally, the groom, along with his band of brothers, will have to play and pass some games organized by the bride’s sisters. The atmosphere here will be really intense and fast-paced. The wedding photographer will have to standby to capture emotional photographs at all time. Upon successful completion of the games, the groom will be allowed into the house and see the bride. After which, they will pay respects to the bride’s parents by offering them a cup of tea each.
Next, both wedding photographers will follow the bride and groom to the groom’s house where the couple will pay respects to the groom’s parents. This will signal the end of the morning wedding ritual. In the afternoon, the couples will usually just hang out at the groom’s house, waiting for time to pass. The wedding photographers can take a break during this time too.
Things will get very busy during the night when the wedding banquet takes place. Many of the couple’s invited guests will arrive at the wedding banquet event to witness the marriage of the couple. Ideally, one wedding photographer will be attached to the couple and taking pictures of them the entire night. The other wedding photographer will be seen roaming around the ballroom taking pictures of the guests and the environment. Together, the pictures of both wedding photographers will form a holistic story of the entire wedding event.
A wedding photo shoot cannot do without a gorgeous wedding gown. That’s the unspoken standard these days. Every brides in Singapore dream of wearing their wedding gown to wedding photo and video shoots, as well as to the wedding banquets to captivate the guests. When people think of brides in a wedding photo or video shoot, the first image of the bride will be her wearing a wedding gown.
There are two options to getting a wedding gown in Singapore – you will either buy it or rent it. I will highly suggest a local wedding gown rental Singapore instead of a purchase. The very practical reason is that you will only be wearing the wedding gown once in your life and it is not wise spending a bomb on it and then putting the gown aside in your wardrobe for years.
When you are renting a wedding gown, you most probably will be spoil for choice. In huge wedding gown rental boutiques such as Grandeur Wedding Studio or Dream Wedding, you will be exposed to thousands of wedding gowns, with different designs, colors, and sizes. A woman can probably spend the entire afternoon in there trying out the wedding gowns.
Apart from your main taste and preferences, you should consult the wedding photographer on his professional opinions too. Why so?
It is very important for the wedding gown to suit the locations and lightnings which you will be holding your wedding photo shoot at. For example, if you are shooting in a place with dark backgrounds and/or dim lights, it is better to wear light colored wedding gowns such as white and yellow gowns. If you are shooting in a place with bright backgrounds and/or bright lights, it is better to wear dark colored wedding gowns such as blue gowns. Contrast is very important in photographs to make objects stand out. Of course, make one of your wedding gown a classic white one. As for the other colors of your wedding gowns, perhaps it is better to listen to the advice of your wedding photographer.