August 8, 2010

Sister's 21st

The night after the wedding my sister decided to hold her 21st so that all the relatives could attend. We chose to hold it in an Australian restaurant. She received tonnes of thoughtful presents too so overall I think she was extremely happy that night.

Lots of seats ready for the guests
Birthday girl at the head of the table
Sparkler candles on Lychee Rose Birthday cake
Second Birthday cake which we ate at home

August 7, 2010

The Wedding Part 4

The Wedding Part 4
Ballroom Banquet (also at St Regis)

The Ballroom was beautifully decorated, the pictures below don't really portray it quite the same but close enough's good enough.

The Wedding Cake
Dinner in the Ballroom
At the reception desk
Table gifts for everyone

The Wedding Part 3

The Wedding Part 3
Tea Ceremony and Solemisation

Those who are close to the Bride and Groom went to St Regis for the tea ceremony. The entire extended family attended.
The couple with the Aunts and Uncles from the Bride's side
About an hour later the solemnisation took place and more people attended.

Aisle ready for the bridal party
The march in
Bride and her father (He looks super happy)
Pastor, Bride's father, Groom and the Bride

The Wedding Part 2

The Wedding Part 2
Collecting the Roast Pig

We went to the Groom's house to collect the roasted pig, the wine and the 8 oranges. The Bride changed into her Kua while she was there.

The 8 oranges (they're inside!)
Boys with the roasted pig
At the bride's house where the couple eats Tang Yuan
Plenty of food for everyone at the Bride's house

July 14, 2010

The Wedding Part 1

The Wedding Part 1
"Sabo-ing" the Groom as he attempts to collect the Bride

All 8 bridesmaids got up at 5am to do self makeup and hairdos. We're all good to go (and apparently so is the Bride's mother). This is us ready and waiting at the Bride's house.

Sabo-ing the Groom is a Singapore wedding custom where the bridesmaids are referred to as 'sisters' and the groomsmen are referred to as 'brothers'. For us, we asked for ang pows (red packets containing cash) before allowing the Groom to enter the house. It took us 3 ang pows before we let them in. This is us crowding around the door and our first ang pow.

After making the Groom go broke we played nice and let him in.

Only to tell his 'brothers' that they had to do push ups with the Groom on their backs.

Then we had a little questionaire and for every incorrect answer they had to consume some horrible concoction of ours. In the picture, they had to eat warheads and drink lemon juice.

We gave them some time to rest their stomachs before their little dance workout where they danced to 'Nobody' by Wonder Girls =)

Just when he thought he was at her room door we told he to sing out his love for her at the top of his lungs. He chose to sing 'and I will always love you'. Even so, we told him it wasn't loud enough so his backup singers, the brothers, had to join in.

Then he opened her room door and found it wasn't his bride waiting for him! My sister was acting as the replacement bride. We asked for one last ang pow and then we led him to her brother's room where the real Bride was waiting. This is the two of them together after all the torture and pain.

The Groom, Bride and bridesmaids.

The Groom, Bride, groomsmen and male cousins.

The Bride and Groom leaving for the Groom's house.

The couple under the symbolic red umbrella. I don't know what it symbolises but I'd assume something like wealth, health and prosperity - probably.

June 28, 2010


Its 11:15 and I've only just woken up now. The past few days had been so busy in preparation for the wedding that was held last night.

My sister's birthday party is on tonight and I'll be going to Japan soon too, so I'll have to write a wedding catch up post after my Japan trip.

I'm so excited but also so dead tired!!  x_x

June 21, 2010

Flowers for the wedding

These are some flowers that are going to be used in the hallway for the wedding.

There'll be more flowers coming in.

There are already 2 other bunches of flowers here but apparently there's still a big boat shaped one to come. Its going to be for the dinning table so it'll be about 1 metre long I'm guessing.

6 more days 'til the BIG DAY!