It was an experiential show where culinary delights and stylish wedding themes took centre stage. More than 200 couples turned up at the MEGU Event Hall, located at the second level of the Singapore Retail Terminal held on 24 October for a glimpse of their dream weddings. As one of the Singapore’s leading food catering companies, Kriston Food and Beverage Pte Ltd, embraced innovation to bring together a show, which aimed to create your fantasy wedding.
The wedding fair included six booths from local vendors providing services ranging from flower arrangements such as designer bridal bouquets and stunning floral centerpieces, wedding card designing and printing, to supply of unique wedding favors. All in bid to make planning a breeze and to help couples plan that dream wedding reception. California based celebrity-wedding planner, Pauline Parry of Good Gracious! Events Inc., who flew halfway across the globe to this wedding fair, was another major attraction.
With 25 years of experience and a network of industry professionals in event planning, she keenly shared about the latest trends in theme weddings to perennial favorites, which she believes will “complement the perfect weather” in sunny Singapore. Meanwhile, guests were pampered with a series of gastronomic indulgences created by Joanne Purnell, a Los Angeles-based Chef de Cuisine.
Purnell, who is also Pauline’s daughter, prepared Grilled Chicken with Lime Scallion and Carrot Souffle amongst other in-house creations. She continued to expand their palates to enjoy little Couture Cup Cakes decorated with delicate little hearts that were simply too pretty to be eaten. Undoubtedly, the mother-and-daughter team brought refreshing elements and displayed their flair in style and taste. Whether it’s a theme of “modern vintage” or “sophisticated glamour of the 50s and 60s”, both were passionate in “bringing personalities” to them all.
Lawrence Ong, 32 and his fiancé, Purlynn Heng, 27 were pleasantly surprised at the professionalism and the wedding planning services rendered on-site. From current wedding trends to ideas for modern brides, the pair found the highly recommended caterer to be their ideal partner in bringing them a “banquet with a twist.” The creative use of decorative lighting and floral centerpieces also brought out a “fussy clean and casual” ambience that was loved by the couple.
Kenny Lim, 29 and his wife to-be, Shermaine Cheong, 30, on the other hand, were drawn to Kriston’s unconventional wedding fare. If wedding is likened to love that is not just about “big grand gestures”, but communicating with “sincerity and truthfulness” even over little things, then the myriad of stylish ideas conveyed by Parry, hit a home run with the couple. Thus, allowing them to “buck the trend and showcase a wedding called their own” set for December.
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With strengths like identifying iconic, outdoor, off-site locations and converting them to ideal wedding venues, Charles Tan, managing director of Kriston and his team, have a sure-win formula in bringing a national brand-name to the wedding markets on the global front.
For more information of Kriston Catering Concepts, please contact:
Serene Phang Senior Sales & Marketing Manager
Tel: 6488 8115