Hellooooo! ^.^ Wedding bells haven’t started ringing for me yet, but I was invited to Villa Halia’s Garden Magic Wedding Showcase some time ago and went down with my sissy Gina! And while I’m at it, I guess I might as well help my sissy promote her new blog hehehe. Gina has just started a new blog, so do pay her a visit!
(SEE SISSY. I am so nice to you)
Back to the wedding showcase: Villa Halia is located in Botanic Gardens and it is an absolutely romantic location for a garden wedding!!!
We were served an assortment of canapes while we looked around the beautiful table set-ups.
One of my favourite wedding table setups with beautiful geraniums!
There were also some showcases by different companies. Wedding gowns, wedding photography, wedding invites and the likes. Honestly though, nothing really caught my eye.
The below information is extracted from Villa Halia’s website here:
Villa Halia was constructed such that wedding couples can select differently styled spaces based on the size of their wedding banquet.
For larger weddings, the entire Villa Halia may be reserved. Each venue in the Villa Halia –Wine Bar, Courtyard and Gallery Room, provides a unique feel and look, yet all three are connected in a natural seamless manner.
This enables the couple to house different groups, such as in-laws and business associates, in a separate private space whilst still ensuring that all guests are able to participate in the celebration.
Wedding packages include a set menu or buffet for lunch or dinner, with complimentary solemnisation and reception tables, audio-visual playback system, champagne tower, sparkling wine, personalised guest placecards, invitation postcards and wedding favours.
We then proceeded for dinner inside the Wine Bar. Loving the elegant table setup with vases of baby’s breath and candles!
Lovely, isn’t it?
The food at Villa Halia is prepared by the kitchen at Halia Restaurant, and I really enjoyed the selection of food we got to taste! I’ve only been to Halia Restaurant once, but I was really blown away by the quality of the food there, and it’s a pleasant discovery to know that the food at Villa Halia comes from the same kitchen!
Corn-fed Chicken Breast with Pistachio and Truffle Stuffing, Cinnamon Confit Carrot, Asparagus, Mash Potato and Port Jus
Pan-fried Barramundi Fish Fillet, Horseradish Mash Potato, Brocolini and Creamed Leek
We were seranaded by a lovely jazz quartet headed by the talented Tama from Tamagoh Productions! The lead singer sounded so much like Louis Armstrong, it was uncanny! Enjoyed the live band tremendously!
And my very favourite part of the evening was definitely the desserts showcase! Haha. So sorry for spamming so many pictures, but all the desserts were amazingly delectable and I was reaching for seconds despite being on a diet :X
Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Mousse Cake in the background
Bread and Butter Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
The Halia’s signature Ginger Jive and Heavenly Halia!
With my “partner” of the evening, Gina. Haha.
Leroy, Jacelyn, Estelle, Michelle, myself and Gina 🙂 Thank you Leroy and Michelle for being such wonderful hosts!
Villa Halia is one gorgeous location and I can imagine that a solemnisation ceremony or intimate wedding dinner held at Villa Halia would be so beautiful! Plus the food would be amazing too! From what I know though, prices are rather steep, so I guess I can only dream for now, hehe.
Check out Villa Halia’s website here!
Upcoming maxi dress on TheVelvetDolls (I haven’t thought of a name for it yet hehe) which is super super elegant and classy.. It bares a little skin just above the tummy and has a cross-back design too! Looooove it so much.
Matched it with my Prada Saffiano Lux tote in Lilac, so pastel and love! Accessorries (earrings and bracelets) are from Sort And Pepper as well 🙂
Also, a couple of the mad pretty pieces I kept from tonight’s collection!
Miranda Leather Shorts in Oxblood (size M) paired with my favourite denim shirt I bought from Zara Italy! With my vintage Chanel 2.55, and the necklace is from House of Harlow 1960. Handmade bracelet from Sensibar too!
Super adore this Adrienne Peplum Blazer. Someone send me to a cold country (Autumn good enough, doesnt have to be freezing cold hehe) so that I can wear this blazer there!!! I looove the peplum flare bottom and the double breasted buttons! Super chic!! Yes I also kept the leather shorts in Black. I am terrible….
It’s gonna be a super busy day today and I hope I manage to get all my work finished in time!!! Wish me luckkkkkkk.