Category Archives: Wedding
These are some “behind the scenes” photos :P About 2 days before the wedding.. when it was the MAD DASH for the final dress fitting (usually this takes place over the course of around 6 months, but because we don’t live there, I didn’t have that luxury). And so I was warned over and over again not to gain weight. Did I succeed? Well, let’s just say I was the fattest I have ever been in my life on my wedding day. Yeah, in 27 years, I was my heaviest weight ever, right SMACK on my wedding day. I was actually quite upset and self-conscious about it, because I was sad that I wouldn’t be that ultra-thin bride that every girl is on her wedding day :(
But, I’m not too stressed about it now, since after all, I still walked down the aisle and Chris still married me :P Besides, now that I’ve seen the pics, I reckon both my dresses looked better with curves. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!! :P
So this is what both my dresses looked like, “in the works”. You’ll see pins here and there whilst they nipped and tucked it in so it fit me like a glove. It was a really nice (and surreal) feeling designing my wedding gown and trying it on. It felt… amazing.. when I first put it on. That moment of sheer wonder when you look at yourself in the mirror and see your body swathed in the divine fabric.
And most of all, the utter DELIGHT of what was going to take place in just a few days time :)
Hair trial (didn’t like this one)
Me and Mum
Chris and his parents. LOL at his dad!
Wedding gown fitting (without the Swarvoski crystals yet)
The bride to be :)
Yeah those are pins all over the bustline. The swarovski crystals weren’t sewn on yet..
And this is later on, when the Swarovski crystals were on
Dad looking v cute :P
Red gown fitting
Chris and I decided to have a combined get-together with our friends, the day before the wedding. Many of our friends were leaving straight after the wedding, and we knew that on the wedding day, we’d have little time to really talk to them, so we wanted to get everyone together for a nice meal… and to thank the overseas folk for flying in.
Our brunch gathering with fabulous friends
Chris makes a lil speech, whilst I look at him adoringly, haha
A wedding gift :)
Me with the girls!
Looking a bit melancholy.. hrmm
Wonderful girl friends!
A nice pic of all of us, being more normal
Funny pic of us – all looking completely random
Then the boys and girls split up and us girls headed off for a pampering session. First on the table was manicures and pedicures, arranged by my wonderful cousin. I really liked the nail salmon. It was luxe and gave us girls a chance to sit down on soft chairs, chat and get ourselves prettified for the wedding. Perfect :)
The nail salon
Getting our feet soaked for the pedicures
A great way to chill out just before the wedding
Paired with pretty feet!
After our beauty session, it was time for… errrr… more eating. This time, it was High Tea @ Goodwood Park – yes, the same hotel that we held our wedding dinner banquet the next night. Figured it was highly rated for high tea, and also gave the girls a chance to check out the place before the actual event.
Sadly, whilst everyone else pigged out on high tea, I was not allowed to. My dress designer had a heart attack when I told her about my intention to indulge in high tea less than 24 hours before the wedding.. and made me promise not to eat. See the problem was, both my bridal dresses were SKIN TIGHT, as they were made to my EXACT measurements. They hugged every curve and were most unforgiving to every bulge on me. Thus, she was afraid I wouldn’t be able to fit into my dress on the day itself – it was really that tight. The things I do just for my wedding day… *mutters*…
So, I had to have a “no carb” meal, and ended up with chicken satay. Really, I was meant to have a healthy salad, but there’s NO WAY I’d torture myself like THAT. So I figured satay was a good compromise – no carbs. OK, granted, it does have lots of oil and also sugar (in the peanut sauce) but nevermind!! I did sneak food off my friends’ plates though, I couldn’t resist the gorgeous high tea :P When we’re back in Singapore again I am going straight back there and GORGING MYSELF SENSELESS!!!!
The outdoor patio overlooking the main pool at Goodwood Park Hotel
All of us!
Surrounded by sugary treats, it was love at first sight
Dainty tea sets
Chicken satay – it was really good
A plate of goodness
*faints with pleasure*
Me with my 2 dear cousins
We like to stand randomly in the garden
So we woke up at 5AM for the whole weddning shennanigans… and the dinner ended at around 11PM. What did we do after that?
Not sure where we scrounged up the energy from.. but a lot of our friends were only in for a short while and many were leaving the next day, so we were dead set on spending as much time as possible out with them. We trooped off to the gorgeous New Asia bar @ Swissotel, up on the 71st floor and cool as all hell.
They had great music, but frankly don’t remember much else.. too crazied-out from the whole day, *lol*! Anyway, pictures:
The view from the top
In our own little world
Doing the boogie – hahahahahahaaaa!
Not sure what we’re doing here..
Did someone stand on a table to take this photo?!
An incredibly unattractive photo, haha
Finally, a nice one of us :)
My #1 fave photo – hilarious!
A couple more random pics I found lying around :) There are many, many more out there on everyone’s cameras etc.. but I won’t post any more wedding day photos after this because it’s just way too much lovey-dovey stuff for one to handle, heh.
What my hair looked like from behind
I like this because we look so happy and lost in our own world
Great shot of the crazy amount of photography during the day, lol
(we had 2 professional photographers, 2 professional videographers)
The beautiful diamond tennis bracelet my parents bought me. I truly adore it :)
My Wedding ring + engagement ring
Our pre-shoot album (the one taken in Shanghai)
Champagne gold, to match our wedding colours
Totally love the 1st page!
One of the pages inside
The ferret page, hehe