Situated along Stamford Road, within Capitol Building, is where Bluebay Wedding held its official opening here in Singapore. One steps in to be greeted by an impressive array of cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Decorated with diamond-studded furniture and shiny trinkets hanging from the walls, this outstanding boutique brings a first-time visitor into the surreal world of a dream wedding.
Founded in Taipei, Taiwan since 1997, BlueBay Wedding operates internationally in the niche business of wedding photography and gown designs, creating beautiful memories and unforgettable moments for couples in their once in a lifetime experience.
Unfazed by the current economic downturn, Singaporean business partners, Ee Boon Kiat and Francis Kho, both in their late 20s, have set up the shop right in the midst of the cosmopolitan city.
Ee says “We see ourselves as a trend setter in the wedding industry; Singapore makes for an optimum location as it is a cosmopolitan city with a blend of Southeast Asian culture. In the long term, we hope to see more high-nett worth individuals engaging our services for their weddings or photography.”
What makes Bluebay unique is its insistence on providing the best products and services to its customers. With its multiple-award winning photography services, they offer travel packages to Taiwan, integrating tour and photography. Taiwan, a country with four seasons — Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, provides a vast landscape of nature, mountains and seas for photo shoots. “It’s more common to see couples traveling overseas to take their wedding pictures,” notes Kho.
During the official opening of Bluebay wedding, what really blew the night away was the Fashion Show which paraded a total of nine gowns. Passer bys outside the shop stopped in their tracks and peered in to see the models sashay down the carpet in designer pieces which included various styles such as the Victorian vintage corsets, a mini Kimono-inspired gown and a beautiful handicraft gown full of sequins. The guests looked on with undivided attention and applauded enthusiastically as the show went on.
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It was a mix of traditional eastern and western culture brought out in a classy manner. Most of the designs are anchored by a gown designer who has 22 years of experience in this area. “I get my inspiration from movies, pictures and many books that I read,” said the sharp-looking Taiwanese designer, Wei Li.