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wedding bells December 11, 2011

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23 July 2011 – it was the wedding of my little cousin. something that I had been looking forward to for various reasons 1) my family members would be flying in from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Beijing, China 2) the dessert at the end of the wedding dinner 3) and of course, the celebration of my cousin’s marriage to the tallest guy ever!

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a few days before their wedding, I went to their new place to witness the exchange of dowry between their parents. I was the unofficial photographer.

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My family came over a day before the wedding. After getting them from the Changi international airport, I went with them to the Ascott Somerset Serviced Apartment to bunk in with them in order to spend more time together…

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… especially with my little nephew.

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Check out his facial expressions.

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My little cuzzie! Love her wedding gown. Simple, with details.

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My cousin-in-law, tallest guy I know thus far. My cuzzie looks like a midget beside him *snickers*

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I love the cupcakes! Yummy too!

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All in all, it was a beautiful day. the love between them shone through. and the gathering of friends and family on that day reflected the couple’s strong ties with all.

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mei hsia & jerry’s wedding July 17, 2010

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13th march 2010 – mei hsia & jerry’s wedding. hers is a story of God’s abundant grace.

 

a child of God, indeed.

 

sharon & paul’s wedding reception @supertanker, kota kinabalu April 10, 2010

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8th february 2010 – after sharon & paul’s wedding & dinner reception @sarawak club, kuching on saturday; the very next day, they flew over to kota kinabalu to prepare for another dinner reception at supertanker chinese restaurant on monday.

although the wedding reception was held on a weekday, the guests were pretty punctual. initially, i had my reservation about holding a wedding reception at a restaurant. but trust me, the food at the restaurant was well worth it!

both of them were visibly relaxed. after months of preparation for the wedding, they reaped the fruit of a beautiful wedding. sharon was wearing a gown made by her mother-in-law.

welcoming the newly wedded couple.

slideshow of the couple, prepared by sharon’s cell member, fred yap.

the toast

 

sharon gave the speech, since the reception was on her “turf”.

here’s wishing the couple a blessed life together!

 

sharon & paul’s big day! March 20, 2010

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6th february 2010 – finally. sharon & paul’s wedding day! 

heirloom – for the tea ceremony

 

 

there’s a special name for this tea but it escapes my mind. but in the chinese language, it is suppose to sound like “sons”. for tradition’s sake.

 

the happy couple

sharon was reading aloud the wordings on a card from her parents. it was a touching moment. i was holding back my tears while taking pictures. multi-tasking.

 

group picture taken by the photographer – robin ng. the bride looks lovely!

 

i was craving for a bowl of sarawak laksa but i thought i would not have time for it during this trip as we had a pretty hectic schedule. however, i was delighted when the groom’s family bought it back to the apartment. mission: accomplished.

 

 later in the afternoon, we made our way to the sarawak club for the wedding rehearsal.

 

 

after which, we went back to the apartment for a make over.

 

 

 

 the beautiful bride! sharon was the third generation in her family to be wearing the pearl necklace for their weddings. note: both of us were FULLY clothed.

from here onwards, i stopped taking pictures to be a full-time bridesmaid. it was truly an honour, not only to witness sharon & paul’s wedding, but also to play a part in a significant day of  their lives. thank you.

 

sharon & paul’s signing ceremony March 18, 2010

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5th february 2010 – early friday morning, my cell group member – aunty katherine and i flew in from kota kinabalu to kuching to attend sharon & paul’s wedding.

the signing of the marriage certificate took place at paul’s church – SIB grace, kuching. the bride looked gorgeous in the dress, which was made by her mother-in-law!

 

one could feel the love shown by the leadership and members of the church by the tremendous effort put into organising the ceremony – worship leading, preaching, ring exchange, refreshment, church decoration, etc.

 

legally married

 

later, we checked into hotel 360, kuching. without wasting much time, we went to the spring mall, supposedly the largest mall in kuching, for dimsum. after window shopping for about a couple of hours, we took a cab back to the hotel for a much needed nap.

 

at night, we went over to paul & sharon’s apartment for dinner. sharon’s mother and aunties cooked up a storm! delicious hakka dishes. lovely fellowship.

 

 

mad & matt’s wedding dinner January 5, 2010

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29th november 2009 – mad & matt’s wedding dinner at ocean seafood restaurant

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the setup

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the kids

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the friends

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the masters of ceremony

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the entrance

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the prayer

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the toast

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the people

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the couple

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the bride

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the first dance

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the perfect ending

 

mad & matt’s wedding January 2, 2010

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28th november 2009 – madalen & matthew’s BIG day!

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preparation starts around 8am…

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the makeup artist

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the jewellery

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the hairpiece

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the manicure

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the gown

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the bouquet

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the family

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the bridesmaid

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the veiling by father

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picture perfect bride!

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the ride

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at the entrance of the church

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the ceremony

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recession

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the cake

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the food

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the decoration

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loving the cheeky smile

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margaret, myself and cynthia lee wearing the wedding theme colour – red & white

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tossing of the bouquet

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photoshoot

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mad & matt with shania

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retiring…

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congratulations!