In my pre-wedding package, I was given 2 locations for outdoor shoots and 1 indoor studio shoot.
When you have a pre-wedding shoot coordinator who is very inflexible and a wet blanket you have to get creative with the locations of your wedding photoshoot.
Xiao Ting practically cancelled out every venue we requested and kept pushing for fort canning park. I was so angry with her at one point that I blasted that it is a graveyard for goodness sake. Lower Peirce Reservoir she said if we didn’t know the exact location it would be difficult for the driver. Coney Island she said it would be difficult long walk … Garden Asia, too far not possible. I wondered then how was it possible for the couples in her samples to go to all these places for a photo shoot in the first place?
Yet, it was a blessing in disguise. It was raining cats and dogs on the day of my photoshoot, but that story is to be told in another post…
Toa Payoh Park, forgotten place for prewedding photoshoots –
I have to thank The Smart Locals
for writing about the park, I just adored the bridges at first sight of the photos of them very charming. It so happens that it was a popular spot for prewedding photos to be taken back in the 1970s. The park was also a “testing ground” for building a Japanese styled park before they started on The Japanese Gardens in Jurong. I took a bus down one Sunday afternoon and the park was bustling with maids on their day off having a picnic they played music and were dancing. I was pretty tempted to join in their fun, I am glad that our parks were put to good use there for everyone to enjoy. It was kept very clean as everyone cleaned up after themselves. My wedding shoot would take place on a weekday so it would be less crowded.
Mount Faber is a pre-wedding shoot location – I love the rainbow staircase and the lush greenery of the hilltop. Cable cars gracefully gliding by and who would forget The iconic bell of happiness but beware if you are not holding your wedding with Arbora Hilltop Dining you would have to fork out $800.00 for a photo with the bells the best part is none of this information is indicated on the companies’ website.
Initially, I wanted to hire a vendor to set up a picnic site for my wedding shoot, but I was against the idea in the end because we wanted more natural photographers nothing too posed planned and faked. We didn’t even bother to get any props somehow I felt they were a bit cheesy to each it’s own.
I apologise if my post sounded angry, it’s just the reality of wedding planning, not everything goes your way but sometimes it may be a blessing in disguise. Just enjoy the process, someday when you look back you will laugh at all the misadventures and decisions that you had to face as I often do now.