Sunday, 14 September 2014

Coming full circle...

In the past few years, Mariah & Sham has been busy with one event update after another.
Hence, if you've only started following us, 
you'd probably think of us as wedding stylists and organisers

Truth be told, even till now, we cant define the single nature of our biz.
We've dabbled in everything from cakes to favours, gifts, stationeries, floral works, homewares, interior design, events, weddings and even customised artwork.

We were officially established in 2007, 
at a time when scrapbooking supplies or online shops were almost non-existent in Singapore, 
and we had to innovate, create and handmake all our boxes, tags, labels and accessories for our dessert isles, hantarans, gifts, stationeries, hampers and floral works.
It was the time when even the making of a cupcake was challenging, because there were no Wilton-like supplies or factory made cutters, accessories or moulds at our disposal.

By the time supplies became more available everywhere, 
and many businesses were sprouting and taking advantage of the trend and the market demand,
we were no longer just dabbling in cakes, favours, customised hantarans and the likes.
 We had already gotten ourselves immersed in home styling, soft furnishings, 
furniture designs, homewares and even landscaping.
 Our earlier followers would have seen us evolve at least that much.

 So years ago, when we were first persuaded (or perhaps coerced) into an event styling project, 
we committed to it, thinking that it would allow us to assimilate our passion 
for designing with that of crafting, building, styling and innovating. 
 True enough, it did.
In one single project, we would get enough opportunities to put on many different hats.
 We would bake and create the wedding cake, experiment with various floral styles, create new structures for the venue, design tablescapes, sew linens and soft finishes, produce customised stationeries, and conjure up many different event styles.

That experience taught us much. 
And maybe that's why we're coming full circle now.
We're striving to get back in touch with all the things we've loved doing, 
and not just do weddings.

And timely enough, just as we're getting our bearings back,
we received a surprise friendly email from an esteemed UK based home furnishing company, 

We're honoured to know that they found our blog 
"really interesting, with great and lovely content".
We're also equally excited to know that they've released new sofa collections. 
You may visit their site to create your own completely 
bespoke sofa in a range of over 60 different fabrics and styles. 
Likewise, if you'd love to have us style your space
with their furnitures and furnishings, just drop us an email.
  We hold them in high esteem for their meticulous attention to quality and details.

So now, while we'll still style bespoke and premium events,
our Home & Living arm will be revived.
But first up will be our pop-up garage sale.
God knows we've been putting it on the back burner!
Since we (really really) need to make room for more props,
we've decided to do it really really soon.
We're now firming up on the date and location.
It will be either 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after our october Burkill Hall event. 
Be sure to look out for our announcement.

Meanwhile, have a fabulous and meaningful week ahead, everyone! :)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Customs House September 2014

September saw us styling the Singapore Customs House for the gorgeous couple Afzal and Nuris.
Juxtaposed by a spectacular view that is the Marina Bay Sands,
the venue was worked out with a minimalistic and meticulous styling
to complement and accentuate the voluminous natural backdrop.

So here's to Afzal and Nuris...
May the memories last you a lifetime, 
and may your union be blessed always.....


 





 
 



Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Fullerton Hotel

Our pics for the styling at Fullerton Hotel are long overdue.

To our beautiful couple Jacqueline and Hongzhou...
thanks for approaching and trusting us with this project which we were more than thrilled to handle! :)

May your journey together be filled with plenty of joy, love and fulfillment always...

Wedding guest book designed by Mariah & Sham and handmade by Hazworkz.
Boutonnieres by Mariah & Sham
Dessert Isle styling by Mariah & Sham. Pastries by Fullerton and Jac's friends.
 

Wedding cake by Sir Bakealot and styled by Mariah & Sham


Fresh rose tiebacks
Total venue styling
 
 
 


Tablescaping
Couple momento designed by Mariah & Sham and produced by Hazworkz

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Beachfront Wedding

Last week, we had great fun (not to mention great tan) 
styling the beachfront event of our 
wonderful and beautiful couple Helmi and Aisyah.

This was our first event at Gurame Restaurant @ Changi...
and we loved everything about it!
Other than the gorgeous view and calming breeze,
 the whole setup went on so smoothly,
 we still couldnt get over the whole experience.

We've never executed a project with that much ease before...
and we're largely convinced that our couple's calmness was the reason for it.
Everything, from props to weather, was simply perfect.
From the bottom of our heart, thank you Helmi and Aisyah, 
for your unwavering trust, kindness and support.
For being the beautiful people that you both are, 
you both deserve as much happiness and beauty, as life has to offer....
Mabrook...
 Loving the great outdoor and the perfect weather.
A Gurame crew thought we might just be starting a new styling precedent there, 
and felt it would be lovely to have us again.
Of course we'd love to be back...
though next time, it'd be a different stye altogether...

 Only the freshest blooms...

Mini velvet cupcakes meticulously baked by Surina from Sir Bakealot...
and lovingly touched up with tea roses by Mariah & Sham...

Nothing beats mothernature's natural beauty...
a perfect backdrop for Aisyah and Helmi...

We can sit here all day....






The hanging candle votives were lighted up right after sunset,
eliciting a warm glow amidst the evening breeze...

The lawn and erected tentage, all lighted up with fairy lights, after sunset....



Wednesday, 9 April 2014

April Wedding

Last week, we styled the wedding of our handsome cousin Dafi and his lovely wife Chom.

When Dafi brought his bride-to-be to discuss her event styling plans with us, 
we were all too delighted to embark on a new look. 
Away from the typical sweet and dreamy look, 
Chom wanted a sophisticated, clean and sleek style with navy blue, gold and fuschia.
And so we thought...what else would be navy blue, sleek and sophisticated...
 other than Ralph Lauren?

So we did a Ralph for them.


Loving the gleen on our chevron inspired cake


What we would normally do for hand-bouquets, we extrapolated to our tablescaping, eliciting a new style.


It would have been nice to have pergolas and more lamposts around the hall.
Due to space constraints however, we had to forego that idea and settle for less. 
Comfort takes precedence...



So here, postcards for Chom and Dafi....
Have a great honeymoon you guys!



That's all for now.
Next up will be a vintage chic style :)