The second reason why I love attending weddings is this. The guys dress up, but it is really the ladies who are the stars of the show. Without yang, there is no yin.
And boy, did they dress up. Take a look.
From left to right, the stunning Ezann, Tania and Sophia.There might have been 500 other ladies there that evening, but I am sure these three commanded the room (save the bride of course!)
Anyway, the wedding banquet was a grand affair from start to finish. The shangri-la ballroom was filled with a thousand guests! And the whole atmosphere was splendid.The first thing I noticed was this box on our table. Now I lurpe innovative wedding door gifts. You know, anything besides a fruit cake. This box looked like it had a massive fruit cake in there ... :-(
10 sachets of instant coffee! Customized! With their names, and the image of a rose. And a quote from Lao Tzu that read ...
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage."
I love anecdotes like these.
Let me skip on to the second wedding. Which was more of a trip down to the registry of marriages.
Not quite as glamorous as the previous one I had attended, but one of my army friends who knew I was into photography, has asked me if I could be the photographer for the day.
I readily agreed months ago, and I appreciated the honour.
The registry of marriages is one building in singapore they have got to change. It looks more like a clinic or government bureau than a place you seal the union with your life companion.
I mean check this out!
Hehe. Inside the a rather simple office, sat the solemniser.
I think my friends were amused at the solemniser's awkward use of mandarin, and they couldn't help laughing ... but they soon put on serious faces when a fiesty grandma standing behind put them in their place!
That din't hold up for long, and when they faced each other to exchange vow, they just cracked up! (The fiesty grandma gave up on them)Two signatures, Two rings, and one kiss later ....
They were husband and wife.