The Couple

Couple.jpgA director of Dreams Establishment, Gloria Goh met Edward Cheong in 2010 but they lost touch after he moved to Sydney. A reunion two years later led to a long-distance relationship for the pair. Fast-forward to 2014. On a visit to Hunter Valley in November, Edward took the youngest daughter of noted businessman Tommie Goh, chairman of 2G Capital, to a stunning vantage point in a vineyard where he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

Put A Ring On It

Engagement RIng.jpgEdward proposed with this exquisite emerald-cut diamond engagement ring. Needless to say, he got an instant yes.

 Navy & Gold

Colour theme_3149121243.jpgFor their wedding banquet at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore in November 2016, the couple went for a Great Gatsby theme. To evoke the splendour of the 1920s, a navy and gold colour palette was used in the ballroom decor and was seen in everything from the stage backdrop to the table runners.

 Light As A Feather

Feathers.jpgTo bring out the decadence of The Great Gatsby, large feather sprays were used in the table centrepieces, at bar counters and in stage decorations.

 Art Deco Touches

Cake.jpgThe wedding cake was a five-tiered confection by Little House of Dreams, one of the business arms of Dreams Establishment. It bore the colour contrasts and geometric and angular shapes unique to 1920s art deco designs. Draped with strings of lustrous “gold pearls” for that much more extravagance, it was crowned with a monogram of the couple’s name.

 The New Guest Book

Records.jpgThey don’t call it the Jazz Age for nothing. Fittingly, guests penned their well wishes for the newlyweds on treasured old records.

 Harmonious Strings

Strings Trio.jpgAs they sipped on cocktails and nibbled canapes during the pre-dinner reception, guests were entertained by a string trio, put together by the newlyweds’ friend.

Hey, Soul Sister

Sisters.jpgThe bride’s sisters, Grace (far left) and Gigi (far right), together with the groom’s sister Johanna and two bridesmaids delivered an energetic hip-hop performance.

Local Talent

Mr Max Surin - Musician.jpegMax Surin, frontman of popular 1980s local band Tokyo Square, crooned during the entertainment segment. 

Vintage Charm

_7102833910.jpgGetting into character for their own Great Gatsby story, Gloria wore a gold fully-sequinned evening gown from Renee L Collections matched with a feather headpiece, while Edward was all suave in a black bespoke tuxedo by Kevin Seah and slicked-back hair. 

The Bride's Parents

Bride's parents Tommie and Carol Goh.jpgTommie and Carol Goh

The Groom's Parents

Groom's Parents Joseph and Grace Cheong.jpg

Grace and Joseph Cheong

That’s The Spirit!

_9036013686.jpgJust as American author F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel would be incomplete without liquor-fuelled backdrops, this grand party indulged guests in a bespoke cocktail bar on top of red and white wines and champagne. “We worked on the bespoke cocktail bar together with a vendor, Elite Bar Solutions, to design the lighted bar counter, taste and select our drink options, and even came up with names for the personalised bar menu,” shares Gloria.  

High Notes

Edward singing.jpgEdward surprised the bride and guests with songs in English and Mandarin. “It was touching, memorable, surprising and heart-warming all at once,” says Gloria.

7 Bridesmaids For 7 “Brothers”

_3869876956.jpgKeeping things cool and understated, bridesmaids donned navy dresses while groomsmen sported black suits.

Star-Studded Affair

Mediacorp Celebrities.jpegAmong the guests were veteran Chinese drama actors and actresses such as Pan Lingling and Li Nanxing.

Great Camaraderie

Mr Arthur Tay - Executive Director and CEO of SUTL EnterpriseGroup.jpegTommie Goh with executive director and CEO of SUTL Enterprise Arthur Tay.

Good Vibrations

Tan Soo Khoon singing.jpgPutting aside his executive duties for the evening, Tan Soo Khoon belted out tunes in honour of the newlyweds. 

First Dance

Dancing.jpgThe couple choreographed their first dance. Gloria shares, “We spent a couple of months learning from a ballroom dance teacher and rehearsing, in order to put up a good show for everyone.” 

 Bride’s Outfits: Anne Barge/Belle&Tulle; Emanuel B. Couture; Romona Keveza/Belle&Tulle; Renee L. Collections
Bride’s Jewellery Diamond Industries; More Than Diamonds
Groom’s Outfits Boss; Kevin Seah
Photographer: Jonathan Ho
Videographer: Substance Films
Make-up and hair Dollei Seah/ Makeup Entourage
Florist: Boenga
Cake: Little House of Dreams

Tags: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Tommie Goh, Great Gatsby theme, Gloria Goh and Edward Cheong, Carol and Tommie Goh, Grace and Joseph Cheong