Post # 1
Everything went wrong the day before our wedding (fiancé was very sick, it was pouring all day and all night and I was running around like an idiot because we only arrived at our destination 2 days before) but the day itself was amazing. Fiancé (now husband;) ) was fine, the sun was shining and I was pretty relaxed. All my vendors who were flying in from the mainland actually showed up and I didn’t have to do much.
My bridesmaids (2) were awesome. They entertained my guests, embarassed me (in a good way) and one was also an emcee (she’s a pro). Sure, there were some flaws like the florals and the decorations (not what I wanted etc.) but with the exception of the reception flowers (some of the flowers were SO dead), I was OK with them. Luckily, the venue made up for it.
First, we started with the arrival of the groom (he and his buddies have to go through an obstacle course, prepared by my girls, to get to me. I had to wait behind closed doors):
They had to do a whole bunch of silly things… and then we had the tea ceremony
Everyone gets sweet canapés and drinks while I change to my white dress
And dancing after that;)
That’s only Part 1, we had a bigger reception in the city a few days later! That’s even MORE traditional hahaha
Post # 3
You looked absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!
Post # 5
Stunning!!! I love the photo of you two kissing with another couple cuddling in the background. That’s so sweet! And I love the chevron details, gorgeous and fun!
Post # 6
This was a more traditional affair in a hotel in the city. We had 260 guests. We did not want this reception but my parents insisted. To be fair, it was great and we had a really good time! We danced a lot and most of all, we could relax and enjoy it because we weren’t the hosts;)
The costumes are antique. They belong to our family so Darling Husband caved in (after some major arm twisting from me;) ) and wore it.
After the first course, we could change to western clothes. I wore another white dress because my parents insisted that wearing my wedding dress twice would be ‘bad luck’ ;)I didn’t complain..I mean, heck, another dress (albeit a MUCH MUCH cheaper one), why not?!
Post # 7
The couple in the background will get married in a few months and we’ll be attending their wedding too:)
Post # 9
Looks so amazing! You are so beautiful!
Post # 12
WOW! What beautiful photos! 😀 Congratulations to you!
Post # 13
Thank you! We had a really good time and our European guests were amazed with all the tradition as well. They loved the “yam sengs” (“cheers” but then really, really loud;) ).
Post # 14
4 outfits, oh my word. You look beautiful in all of them though. Gorgeous in fact. Happy wedding bliss. Glad everything turned out so beautifully for you.
Post # 15
I know, 4 outfits! Crazy right but I throughly enjoyed it. My ‘real’ dress was the mermaid white one though. That’s the one where I bought from a bridal store, tried on dresses with friends/family, got in altered, carried it like a baby on the plane etc.
I didn’t try the other dresses until the day I wore them. The 2nd white dress actually fit like a glove.
There were some hiccups during the island wedding.. Mostly minor but the one ‘major’ one was the heat during the reception. It wasn’t that hot (maybe 93 degrees) but the humidity was CRAZY. I felt like I was dying and my guests too. I guess that’s one of the dangers of destination weddings- that you’ve never checked out the venues so you don’t know if it’s air-conditioned or not. Normally, anything with a roof in Malaysia (we got married on Langkawi island) is air-conditioned. The resort did rectify this though- they brought in huge fans and we survived;) Dancing was relatively short, we probably danced for maybe 40 minutes because frankly, in that kind of weather, dancing is like an aerobics class. Still, we had a good time and we consider it a success (especially when combined with the reception in the city).
Post # 16
WOW! I don’t know what else to say but WOW! Gorgeous! Every last bit of it…