bittersweet solitude of a fireflower


Thank You For Loving Me
November 22, 2010, 4:10 pm
Filed under: Emo Binge, 大 喜喜 事

It’s finally over.

And when we returned the wedding gown to Bridal Veil, I told Michelle that I was sad because all the planning had suddenly been reduced to nothingness.

SIGH.

All in all, the dinner went really well (except for the seating arrangement)! The photobooth was a HUGE HIT among the guests, everyone loved the photo gallery that we had, the live music was awesome, and the food was fantastic. What more could we have asked for?

It was such a… fun and mind-blowing night. We had about 380 guests (which made the reception area look like a zoo because it was SO CROWDED), and I didn’t even get to catch up with everyone I wanted to! I was SO HAPPY to see so many of my friends/ex-colleagues/old friends come 🙂 Was really touched by their efforts to be punctual, but the dinner started late because it took some time to button up my dress 😛 I was really glad I made the effort to go for the cocktail reception to attend to the guests, because it was great just seeing everyone again.

And I really cannot say my thank yous enough. I had wished that I had organized my thank-you speech a little better, because I ended up forgetting to mention a few people. My BIL was asking me why I didn’t speak in Mandarin, and I told him I would just end up crying even more if I do so 😛

So, thank you for your love, your patience, your friendship, your presence.

It really meant the world to us 🙂

Speaking of which, besides our whirlwind-like wedding night, I had experienced quite a few ups and downs over the past two weeks:

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One More Day
November 15, 2010, 1:23 am
Filed under: 大 喜喜 事

Yikes.

The seating plan is finally done.

39 freaking tables.

Ang bao box done by my dearest colleague.

Nails finally painted.

And for the first time, I did NOT screw up my nails before leaving the nail parlour! 😀

Everything seemed to be in place… I’m just kinda anxious now because I have no idea how things will turn out on Tuesday.

Smoothly, I hope.

I mean, we already have a brother who will be in crutches. So. Oh well.

Hope it’ll be ok in the end…

I’m really kinda anxious now. So. This will be a short post.

And yes, I’ve been sleeping at such hours of late. Jia lat sia.



One More Week
November 9, 2010, 12:36 am
Filed under: 大 喜喜 事

OH. MY GOD.

In ONE FREAKING WEEK’S TIME, the wedding will come, and go.

GOSH.

Most of the things are settled now. The invites are out, the photos are being printed (can’t WAIT to see them!), the evening gown was/is gorgeous, the gatecrashing activities are planned…

… the three things left not entirely done are:

1. The Photos

Yes, I did say that they are printed, but they aren’t exactly done. We are having a photo gallery thingy where we will be hanging photos on twine (yes, a very common idea but heck, I like it), but we are going to stick the photos onto individual black mounting boards so that they look like framed photos. A lot of work to be done, but at least we have bought all required materials… 😦

2. Seating Plan

The bitch of all bitches. This is one huge headache, and it is NOT settled. FML. But we’ll get it done…

3. Music for Video Montages

I HATE ALL THESE COPYRIGHT STUFF. It’s such a money-sucking thingy. We have yet to decide whether we would use live music as background music or pay for ALL the royalties or just keep looking…

Sigh sigh. So exhilarating…

On another note, I GOT INTO MY MASTERS COURSE! WOOHOO!!!

Good luck to me, though. January 2011. Man…



One More Month
October 16, 2010, 5:58 pm
Filed under: 大 喜喜 事

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

The wedding is a month’s away and… well, a lot of things are yet to be settled. But since the last time round, we have completed a few things:

– Evening gown! Today was the first fit, and it was SO GORGEOUS! 😛 can’t WAIT for the shoot (yes, another one 😉 )

– Wedding invites: we have come up with a design, now we just need to settle the text 🙂

– Wedding music: we have engaged A Little Dream, and… we have been disagreeing on the song list 😦 TBC.

– We’ll be getting a photobooth!!! 😀 now just waiting for them to get back to me on the backdrop 🙂

We’ll be meeting our dinner coordinator tomorrow to settle the finer details, so… can’t wait 😉

 



One More Month
October 16, 2010, 5:58 pm
Filed under: 大 喜喜 事

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

The wedding is a month’s away and… well, a lot of things are yet to be settled. But since the last time round, we have completed a few things:

– Evening gown! Today was the first fit, and it was SO GORGEOUS! 😛 can’t WAIT for the shoot (yes, another one 😉 )

– Wedding invites: we have come up with a design, now we just need to settle the text 🙂

– Wedding music: we have engaged A Little Dream, and… we have been disagreeing on the song list 😦 TBC.

– We’ll be getting a photobooth!!! 😀 now just waiting for them to get back to me on the backdrop 🙂

We’ll be meeting our dinner coordinator tomorrow to settle the finer details, so… can’t wait 😉

 



We’re Married!!!
October 10, 2010, 9:43 pm
Filed under: 大 喜喜 事

My dress by Caramel & Co; his tux by The Men’s Club

It was a beautiful (but extremely hot) day, and there were a lot of people at Sentosa. We were part of a mass solemnization event (that I shall not talk about – poor logistical organization, but the food was not bad), and we were at Imbiah Lookout in front of Images of Singapore. It was a nice little gazebo and our families and close friends stood around.

And when our solemnizer started the whole introduction thingy, I felt my tears welling in my eyes. The funny thing is I couldn’t even remember what he had said now 😛 but I guess feeling the whole gravity of the matter in the presence of so many important people in my life just… overwhelmed me. I had to pinch myself to stop myself from crying.

Then we were made to say our vows (that I cannot remember as well because I was too nervous), and we were pronounced man and wife.

🙂

Just wanna say a huge THANKS and LOTS OF LOVE to those who attended and patiently waited for us. We really appreciate it! Especially to my dear 大姐 who did my makeup and hair and his friend who helped us take such lovely photographs 🙂

10.10.10 – our perfect 10, 十全十美 🙂



In A While…
October 9, 2010, 11:56 pm
Filed under: 大 喜喜 事

Marriage Holding Hands

In these final few moments, anything, everything and nothing are going through my mind at the same time. It feels kind of surreal yet so real at the same time. I had this “You mean it’s here?” kind of a feeling the entire day (actually, weeks and months too la).

And as I see my dress, shoes and posy for tomorrow, I’m starting to feel very nervous. Being a teacher requires me to stand in front of a large audience and speak, yet the thought of saying my vows in front of 20+ people is freaking me out. The thought of getting married is honestly, quite daunting.

But yes it’s coming, it’s here, and I’ll just say, “Bring it on, baby!”

So cheers to being a Miss for the past 25 years, 7 months and 10 days.

And more cheers to being a Mrs for the rest of my lifetime 🙂