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The most touching part about weddings is not just hearing the exchange of vows or watching the bride and groom walk down the aisle. It's the anticipation, the feeling of watching two individuals, cute as they are, waiting to become one. After seeing more photos from Tim's wedding today, I realized I have yet to blog about the well known, UP themed wedding.
It was also my first time co-hosting my boss's wedding (speak of the pressure!) of course we were calm (bull sh*t coughs), my partner in crime was my colleague, Andrew.
I remember it being one day after Jasveen's wedding (read about my first Punjabi wedding experience), the next morning I took a flight to Penang and got picked up at the airport just in time for Tim and Audrey's ROM (registration of marriage).
The best thing about that evening was the fact that it was held at Tim's own family home, where the setting and layout was perfect, simply elegant yet homely. I've never seen something so beautiful like this.
Nuffies from left: Karen, Angie, Me, Lilian, Fresh, Lydia and Wenny
The evening started off with a speech by Audrey's maid of honour, Angela. Then came Audrey walking towards our lucky groom, accompanied by her dad.
The funniest part though was the exchange of vows. While Audrey gave hers in English, Tim attempted something.. different. Just look at their expression here:
(photo credit to Audrey's wedding photographer)
He recited his vows in Japanese, knowing how much Audrey loves Japan.
Of course, subtitles were needed for the guests, that's when the heng tais came in to help :)
It was hilarious, we couldn't understand a word he was saying but people still went awww because the excitement on both their faces were heart warming. Of course then came the official signing ceremony, somebody went, "Tim, are you sure?? you're signing half your company and life away!!" hahaha of course that was meant as a joke.
You can pretty much guess what went on right after. The tossing of the bouquet. At first none of the 'single ladies' wanted to step forward. "No, you go. You, no you go"
Then Ming insisted, "ALL THE FEMALE NUFFIES STAND IN FRONT"
hahaha i guess some of us were left with no choice. According to Chinese traditions, it is a good blessing if you catch the bouquet. So when they started counting 1...2....and... 3. We opened our mouths and went, "AHHHH" "Wheee" "haaaaaa"
But in the end, this lucky girl caught the bouquet of flowers.
I'm telling you, she will probably get married at an early age hehehe
While the rest went for early dinner at the porch, Tim took us on a tour around his mansion. Whoops, I mean house. It was also time for sunset.
So we took advantage of the scenario to camwhore.
One with the boss and his taitai.
The reception was held on Saturday night at Straits Quay Convention Centre. The entire ballroom was dolled up with beautiful lightings, colourful decos and UP themed items (exact replica from the animated movie, UP)
The floating house.
and there was also the sofas and interior for people to snap photographs.
Andrew and I on stage.
They also had a lovely jazz band playing popular wedding tunes.
Little miss and I.
When the nuffies have too much to drink.
This was before the after-party by the way.
Shah proving that he is still sober hahaha
Before I forget, here's one photo of the best men (heng tais) and bridesmaids. Definitely one memorable night for all of us, looking back at the photos feels so nostalgic.
Once again, congratulations dear Tim and Audrey. Here's to a lifetime of happiness and laughter :)