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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

WEDDINGS - Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Singapore Wedding The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (Part 3) - Chinese Tea Ceremony. Bride received Diamond Jewelry. Groom received Rolex. Macarons by Macarons.Sg & Giant Bouquet by Farm Florist.

WEDDINGS - Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Singapore Wedding   
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (Part 3) 
Chinese Tea Ceremony - Sara received Diamond Jewelry. Dr VT received Rolex. 
Macaron Tower by Macarons.Sg  & Giant Flowers by FARM Florist
Best Dressed Awards by Lawry's Prime Ribs + EHA Clinic + Scoop Wholefoods + Candylicious
The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist + SG Letters & Lights @sglettersandlights

Singapore Chinese Tea Ceremony with Sara's Family
(Lora, Sara, Dr VT, Dr CT, Irene, Harry)

In Singapore, according to our Chinese's Tradition, we usually have a Chinese Tea Ceremony to introduce the new bride or groom into the Family. Hence, at around 6pm, Dr VT and I had a mini Tea Ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel Reception Hall right outside their Grand Ballroom. 

Dr VT and I wore traditional Chinese Cheong Sum Gown and Shirt for this event to represent our Chinese Culture and Heritage. I really love our unique outfits.


Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Singapore Wedding Video at The Fullerton Hotel
Singapore Jewel Changi Airport - The Rain Vortex 
(World's Largest Indoor Rain Waterfall)

Filmed and Edited by Istudio - Ian Kok
Wedding Gown - Alisha & Lace Singapore
Groom Suit - The Old Fashion House

The Singapore Rain Vortex is an indoor waterfall in Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore which was opened on 17 April 2019. It is the world's largest indoor waterfall at 40 metres in height and surrounded by a four-storey terraced forest. The waterfall and Jewel complex was designed by Moshe Safdie.

@sglettersandlights "XI" Chinese Wedding Character
Contact: Saran +65 81983848 (Whatsapp for quotation)


Dr VT & Sara Shantelle's Chinese Tea Ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel Reception Hall

("XI" character from @sglettersandlights & Balloon arch from www.TheBalloonThing.com)

("XI" character from @sglettersandlights & Balloon arch from www.TheBalloonThing.com)


What is a Chinese tea ceremony?

Tea Means Respect

The tea ceremony is one of the most significant event at a Chinese wedding. It is called "jing cha" in Chinese, literally meaning, 'to respectfully offer tea'. It incorporates a very formal introduction of the bride and groom, and expresses respect to their families.

In a wedding, such an act is to show respect and gratitude to parents for all the years of love and care. A tea ceremony is also meaningful in many other ways. It is a symbol of purity, stability and fertility.

What do you wear to a Chinese tea ceremony?

A traditional Chinese wedding will often see the bride don a red dress in one of her outfit changes during the wedding or throughout the tea ceremony. Other common colours will include gold (a symbol of wealth and fortune), silver (purity and fulfillment) and pink (love and romance).

Sara's Singapore Family 

This is a beautiful shot of my entire family and relatives in Singapore. Victor's relatives and family photo was taken during our Penang Wedding. 

Dr VT received a Rolex Watch from Sara Shantelle's Parents

In most Chinese Wedding Culture, during the Tea Ceremony, the groom's side of the family will GIFT the bride - Si Dian Jin. Dr VT's parents presented me with the Si Dian Jin in Penang. 

My side of the family gifted Dr VT with a brand new Rolex Watch and I received a diamond heart shaped necklace. 

On top of these generous gifts from my parents, my relatives gave me gold rings, gold bracelets and also a 1 carat diamond earrings. Thank you so much! Much LOVE...

THE TRADITIONS BEHIND SI DIAN JIN

If you happen to come from a Teochew family, you might be familiar with Si Dian Jin (四点金), a popular wedding tradition that is an essential part of every Teochew wedding. To this day, countless of newlyweds in Singapore still practice this meaningful tradition, regardless of their dialect. We have prepared a guide on everything you need to know about Si Dian Jin, especially for those who like to preserve age-old customary traditions.


What Is Si Dian Jin?

Si Dian Jin (四点金) is an essential feature in every Teochew wedding, usually presented as a 4-piece-set of yellow gold consisting of a necklace, ring, bangle and a pair of earrings that is given to the bride prior to the actual wedding ceremony. Resembling the Chinese character “Jin” (金), the jewellery set represents the acceptance of the bride into her new family - who promises to take good care of her even after marriage. Si Dian Jin is often given during the Betrothal Ceremony (过大礼) from the groom’s parents to bestow a lifetime of conjugal bliss for the couple. Not only can it add a touch of tradition on the bride’s big day, Si Dian Jin is the treasured piece of heirloom to be loved and cherished for a lifetime, passing it down from generation to generation.

Si Dian Jin In Different Dialect Groups

Today, most Teochew families are still practicing the custom of Si Dian Jin. However, the integration of this tradition is no longer limited to the Teochew culture. It is now widely seen in Cantonese and Hokkien families, often emphasizing on a pair of bangles – one embracing a Dragon motif and a Phoenix in the other to represent matrimonial bliss and harmony. The items and pairings of Si Dian Jin may differ depending on your dialect. In fact, traditional Kuas are designed with shorter sleeves just so that brides can flaunt their new bridal jewellery.

The Meaning Behind Si Dian Jin

Si Dian Jin is highly regarded as a significant piece that embodies rich cultural roots and heritage. Meaningful symbols and motifs are used in every piece of bridal jewellery, ensuring a marriage full of bliss and abundance. This is the fundamental basis behind the 999 Pure Gold Bridal Collection, featuring designs such as The Legendary Pair – a Dragon and Phoenix pairing intricately engraved with the “Shuang Xi” symbol to embody the couple’s divinely-guided relationship that is favoured with everlasting love and harmony.

Dr VT wearing his Brand New Rolex gifted by Sara's Parents

Most people would say that Dr VT was really lucky to receive a brand new Rolex from the bride's family. I would say my parents are really happy that I have found a very loving and caring husband. 

Sara received a Diamond Necklace from her Parents 


My parents gifted me with a lovely heart shaped diamond necklace. My beloved sister, Lora Christelle Lim wore it for me during the Tea Ceremony. 

Dr VT & Sara serving Lora and Dr CT Tea


Evening Gown March In
Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore


If you have been following my Wedding Blog Posts, you will notice that all my wedding gowns are from Alisha and Lace Singapore. Their gowns have won the BEST WEDDING GOWNS in Singapore, consecutively for many years. I really love both their white wedding lace gowns and also their wide variety of evening gowns. They have 2 full levels of choices of many different colours. 

Groom's Suit by The Old Fashion House


Dr VT's groom suit was from The Old Fashion House. Their entire men's fashion collection would really impress you. They are literally every colour you can think of, even though its for Men. The Old Fashion House has the old school British tapered style, they also have the very modern style, and they even have the very extravagant flowery style for the more metro-sexual individuals are likes to show off their fashion flare.

The Balloon Thing Photo Backdrop

(Joel, Sara, Dr VT, Alwyn, JH)

(Yuting, Sara, Dr VT, Angela)

(Walter, Sara, Dr VT, Andrew)

Champagne Toast Ceremony - Chinese Yam Seng


"Yam Seng," or “cheers” in Chinese, is a Cantonese term that literally means “drink to victory," is usually practiced in wedding celebrations to congratulate the groom for marrying his beloved woman. Typically done towards the end of the reception, the couple, together with their families and the bridal party, will get up and cram around each table in turn to drink a toast with their guests. Everyone will raise their glasses high and shout "yam seng" so the atmosphere is pushed to a new high.


Guests from different tables will compete and try to shout louder than the rest, generating a lot of laughter and fun moments throughout the night. Particularly for Singaporean and Malaysian weddings, the newlywed and their families and good friends will stand on stage and shout out, “yam~~~~~~~~~~~seng!” They will mutter “yam......” for as long as possible until they ran out of breathe, followed by “seng......” The longer they hold, the more blessings will come. This process will be repeated three times, each time louder than the previous, so expect a louder "yam seng" to come each time!


The first for a blissful marriage, the second for eternal love between the couple, and the third for fertility. 

So what's the point of "yam seng?" 

These are all common Chinese wedding customs celebrating a new chapter in life as husband and wife, and wishing them happiness in their new marriage life ahead.


Groom & Bride's Wedding Speech


The Best & Funniest Part of Sara Shantelle's Wedding Speech



Lora Christelle Lim's Toast to Dr VT & Sara


Lora's wedding speech and toast to Dr VT & Sara was really funny! We loved it!


Everyone can't help laughing when Lora joked about knowing Dr VT's "length, size and width!"
The entire ballroom burst into huge laughter!



Dr VT & Sara presented our Mothers with a GIANT Bouquet of Flowers
https://farmflorist.com/


To thank our parents, we specially like to thank our mothers who brought up up and groomed us into confident, smart and successful individuals. 


Farm Florist Human Sized Giant Flowers


Farm Florist - Giant Flowers were amazingly huge. Our mothers were very happy to receive them. It makes a perfect gift to impress the receiver. It was HUGE and it was a STATEMENT PIECE. Our mothers were so delighted as they received their pretty nice smelling fresh flowers. 

Christmas is Coming!

A popular Gift Idea to your Love Ones
Delight her with Farm Florist's 99 Roses


Farm Florist has SAME DAY Delivery! 

They are also having a huge promotion now on their website. My personal favourite is their 99 roses which is really reasonable and affordable for you to impress your darling girlfriend for Christmas or Valentine's Day! 

99 Roses at only SGD$209 instead of $499 now. 
How great is that!
Delight her with Farm Florist's 99 Roses


Best Dressed Award 
Top Prize - Lawry's Prime Ribs

(Lawry's Owner - Mr Juan & James See)

(Lawry's Owner - Mr Juan & Eri)

What's better than winning a SGD$250 Lawry's Prime Ribs Cash Vouchers at a wedding dinner from a best dressed award!? 

It is perfect! My guests loved it!

This is really to make the wedding a little more fun and interesting. I also wanted to thank my guests would put in the effort to dress up to celebrate this special day with Dr VT and I. 

Lawry's Prime Ribs December 4 Course Set Menu Specials
Click Out Lawry's December's Promotions 


Apart from Lawry's cash vouchers, they also won a complimentary evening gown rental from Alisha and Lace Singapore and a Suit from The Old Fashion House


Best Dressed Award by EHA Clinic by Dr Elias Tam


EHA Clinic - Dr Elias Tam presented Matthew with a hamper filled with wonderful skincare and medical treatment facials. Dr Elias Tam is my personal favourite aesthetic doctor to go to for my beauty aesthetics enhancement. He is very gentle and professional. Trust is really important. I like his professionalism so much that I have introduced him to all my friends and relatives. Now they go to Dr Elias Tam to get their aesthetic treatments done there too.  

The Prestige Eyebrow and Lash Specialist 
by Celebrity Eyebrow Embroidery Microblading Professor Irene Teo
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While Jocelyn from The Prestige Eyebrow and Lash Specialist presented Eyebrow Microbalding Treatment to our winner. The Prestige Eyebrow and Lash Specialist is leaded by Celebrity Eyebrow Professor - Irene Teo. She is the top eyebrow professor in Asia. Many beauty and salon bosses has flew down from all over to world to be professional trained and certified by Professor Irene Teo. Irene's most trusted apprentice director is Jocelyn, who now heads The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash located at Suntec City T2. They specialize in natural stroke by stroke eyebrow embroidery microblading, they are the most popular eyebrow parlor that specializes in Men Power Up Eyebrow. 

The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist Featured on Night Owl Cinematics (NOC)




Best Dressed Award by Candylicious Singapore
Vivo City & Resorts World Sentosa


Best Dressed Award by Scoop Wholefoods
Tanglin Mall #02-18 Open Daily


Scoop Wholefoods was founded in 2013 by Jeremy & Bettina Kirk with two defined missions improve peoples health and well-being, and safeguard our planet for future generations. 
Scoop is family run & Australian owned.

Scoop works with responsible suppliers and local producers, encouraging the use of minimal packaging and aiming for zero waste.

Scoop offer Australia's most unique range of wholefoods. Sourcing from Australia's best growers and importing the worlds best wholefoods.

Local & sustainable.
Australian & International.


At Scoop Wholefoods they take great care to separate and store all products carefully, however, due to the nature of bulk shopping, we cannot guarantee the absence of allergen traces. Allergens in store to be aware of may include peanuts, nuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, seeds, soy, egg, pollen and bee products, preservatives, gluten, dairy, and other products that may behave as allergens to certain people.


My Gorgeous Bridesmaids & Friends






Our Wedding Macaron Tower by Macarons.Sg
Custom Made Logo Macarons - http://macarons.sg/printed-macarons/
Christmas Catalog - http://macarons.sg/cm2019.pdf
28 Flavors Box Set - http://macarons.sg/macaronssg-samplers-box-set/

(Khim, Eng Tat, Fanni, Sara, Dr VT)

One of the highlight of my wedding was our Pretty Macarons Tower by Macarons.sg. We had Lychee, Rose and Yuzu Flavours to represent our wedding's Red & Gold Themed wedding. The smell and taste of the Yuzu was Dr VT's favouite. I personally loved the Lychee flavoured Macarons. They are Delicious!

(Leon, Eri, Sara, Dr VT)

Dr VT & Sara Shantelle's Wedding Macaron Tower


Our Beautiful Custom Designed Wedding Logo on the Macarons


I loved the delicious Macarons!


Close up shots of the our Wedding "Victor & Sara Logo" on the Macarons
Custom Print Macarons - http://macarons.sg/printed-macarons/


Nothing is more special or personal than to have a custom printed dessert at our wedding. Dr VT and I loved it. Not only was it delicious, it was really intimate as it has our names on it. Our guests loved the taste of it. It was not too sweet, just the right amount of sweetness.

A Christmas Gift Idea!
Only at SGD$39.90 


Only at SGD$39.90, you get to enjoy their entire variety of their macaron flavours! Sounds perfect and fun to guess each macaron flavours as you bite into them! What a fun and tasty game for this Christmas with your love ones!

Table to Table Photos with Our Guests





















(Keith, Andrew, Sara, Tom)

(Yuki, Sara, Dr VT, Jacqueline)

(Nicole, Sara, Dr VT, Trina)

LIFE SIZE LETTERS & LIGHTS
by @sglettersandlights
Contact: Saran +65 81983848 (Whatsapp for quotation)

(My family with  @sglettersandlights backdrop on Stage)


What's better than a totally CUSTOMIZED STAGE LOOK!?



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Stay tuned as I will Blog about my Penang Wedding soon!

Click here to Read about my Entire Wedding Journey!

Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Penang Wedding 2019 
Coming Soon.. Stay Tuned!



Sara Shantelle Lim's Beautiful White Wedding Gown
Alisha & Lace Singapore 

Groom's Suit

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Sneak Peek Video of Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Penang Wedding 
Video taken beautifully by KEZMAX Productions
https://www.kezmax.com.my/
Song - Rewrite The Stars - The Greatest Showman Movie
Wedding Gown - Alisha & Lace Singapore
Groom Suit - The Old Fashion House

Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Prague Wedding Video
 
Wedding Video filmed by Vitali Frozen, edited by Istudio
YouTube Song - Perfect by Ed Sheeren
Bridal Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore
Groom Suit by The Old Fashion House

Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre Wedding Video taken in Prague Czech in June 2019

Wedding Video filmed by Vitali Frozen, edited by Sara Shantelle Lim
YouTube Song - Beautiful in White by Shane Filan
Bridal Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore
Groom Suit by The Old Fashion House
Weddings - Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre-wedding Photography 
in Czech Republic Prague - https://www.prague.eu/en
Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, 
Church of our Lady before Tyn, Old Town Square, Powder Tower
Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore & Suit by The Old Fashion House
Destination Photographer - Vitali Frozen

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READ MORE ABOUT DR VT & SARA SHANTELLE LIM'S PORTUGAL PORTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY HERE
- CLICK HERE -

Portugal Porto Wedding Photography Part 1 - Bolsa Palace 
http://www.sgsisters.com/2019/06/weddings-doctor-teng-sara-shantelle.html


Portugal Porto Wedding Photography Part 2 - Porto Catherdral
http://www.sgsisters.com/2019/07/weddings-doctor-victor-teng-sara.html


Portugal Porto Wedding Photography Part 3 - Carmo & Carmelitas Churches
http://www.sgsisters.com/2019/07/weddings-doctor-victor-teng-sara_9.html


Portugal Porto Wedding Photography Part 4 - Porto Luis Bridge + Porto Lighthouse
http://www.sgsisters.com/2019/07/weddings-doctor-vt-sara-shantelle-lims.html


Read about Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's ROM in Singapore 
at 2 Michelin Stars - Shisen Hanten at Mandarin Orchard Hotel
http://www.sgsisters.com/2019/05/weddings-doctor-victor-teng-sara.html
Their Cartier Wedding Rings, Flowers by Royal Blooms, Wedding Cakes from WeddingCakes.SG


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Sara Shantelle Lim on Singapore Airlines First Class Travel
Read more about Sara Shantelle Lim Travels around the World 
on Singapore Airlines First Class & Business Class
Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to New YorkCLICK HERE.
Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to San FranciscoCLICK HERE.
Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to Hong KongCLICK HERE.
Read about my First Class Singapore Airlines Travel to SydneyCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to BaliCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to SydneyCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to LondonCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to SpainCLICK HERE.
Read about my Business Class Singapore Airlines Travel to CebuCLICK HERE.