Sorry to disappoint you but NO, I am not going to blog about my OWN wedding or my OWN baby boom. Hahaha, it is too early for me! Anyway, I am progressing really well as this is my third post for the month... At least I see a slight improvement. Anyway, I had a very tiring but fulfilling weekend last week. It was a very lovey week because I was a bridesmaid for my friend.
Let me tell you more about our Chinese traditional wedding. I am not claiming to be an expert on this because I am not wedded yet BUT than, I have been a bridesmaid for 4 friends/relatives already and helping/making the wedding a success is indeed very fulfilling.
A couple will usually have around 5 bridesmaid and 5 groomsmen but we usually call them "brothers" and "sisters". They are to be assisting the couple on the wedding day. The more "sisters" and "brothers" the merrier! The bridesmaid are also called "ah yee".
So, I stayed over at the bride's place the night before to prepare the tasteful food for the grooms and I felt so bad when I was preparing them because I was laughing all the way! :D
These may look rather innocent but their taste are just so powerful!
Salted egg with salt and soya sauce.
Nutella with honey and sugar, and later topped up by marshmallows.
Marshmallow that looks so innocent sprayed with chilli sauce, chilli flakes and pepper. BUT, hidden inside is a piece of fresh chilli padi! Do you feel stinging tears just looking at this?
Kiwi dipped in lime juice and vinegar. The taste for this was bearable though. Yes, we tested all of our products before we offered them to the "brothers".
The nicest beverage for the day would be this! We actually boiled this special bitter leaves from Malaysia. Just one mouthful and you will become cross-eyed. SERIOUSLY.
Bride all dolled up and looking nervous yet beautiful!
The bridesmaid/sisters of the day. All of them were first-time bridesmaids and we were all super anxious for the day to start! Our outfits were all tastefully coordinated with the bestmen and I think we all look good except that the suspenders made our private parts a little too uncomfortable at times as it was so tight and the spot there was always like..... bulging. HAHAHA, ok,let''s not think about that anymore!
Arrival of the groom and his associates! The tradition is that when they have arrived below the bride's place, they are supposed to honk their horns really loudly and fervently + continuously for some time, to announce their arrival and catch the attention of everyone.
Listen to how loud their honks were, getting everyone in the mood!
After the tasks were done, the bride was to be escorted under a red umbrella to the wedding car. As for the tasks that the groom had to do, I will try to post the video montage of the day's events here if the bride allows. The red umbrella is to protect the wife from evil spirits, as per told by wikipedia.
This was taken at the groom's grandma's place where they went through the tea-serving ceremony to the relatives at the groom's end.
Eugene and I looking like the swaggiest people there. HAHAHAHA, I learnt that word from him! Eugene is James' brother by the way. They look really alike right?
Bride has arrived at another place for the tea-serving ceremony! :)
How can I not include any self-shots of myself in my blogpost right? I mean like, after all, hey I am a self-obsessed girl. Look at this beautiful photo below. It looks so perfect because I was trying to show off the bridesmaid hand band and my tattoo had to spoil the photo so I edited it away. Looks so nice right!
And the obsession continues and I think I look really good even though I did not have a single wink of sleep that night. Except that my hair looked really messy, I need to go for some rebonding/perming session soon.
This is a traditional wedding outfit that we call "Quah" that a bride would have to don on her wedding day.
The sisters for the day!
One of the most chio photo that I took that day!
The troops on that day!
Everyone loved us in our cute outfits!
Later on, it was time for the wedding dinner and I transformed from cutie to sexy! :D
Kiam pah face. (Kiam pah means deserved to be beaten up, I was talking about James of course)
During the opening of champagne, I love the bride's dress. So beautiful!
Us, looking so suave and so pretty! He was the emcee for the night as well!
Coincidentally, I saw my uncle, aunt and cousin there. They were invited by the groom's father!
Celine :) I chose that beautiful white dress for her!
Hair of the day. I am totally in love with it! I won't recommend the aunty who did it cos she was really rude to us when we patronized her that day so yeah, I won't give her any business! Although she is really crude, we can't deny that she is really creative! My hair looked so elegant!
More self-shots =/
And me, after the hair was untied. I tried to look like a diva but hurhur, a bit fat huh?
Sunday was spent celebrating the bride's birthday!
Jeanne, remember that you are loved by many many people in the above photos and one of them is ME! Always stay strong ok! :)
Reyes is just such a joy to be with. I really cannot wait for the day he calls me God-ma and irritates me to buy him gifts and such!
His godfather has no time to visit him but they can video call! Technology is such an irony. Sometimes, it makes us closer and sometimes, it makes us drift. Don't you think so?
We bought him to do some shopping~
And... I have come to the end of my blogpost for today and I am happy that I had so many pretty photos! Here's one that was taken during a company dinner and I think it looked really good!
Till the next post, I MAYBE doing a vlog on Jolene's Story so stay tuned!!
Labels: Babies, Jolene's Story, Local Author, Love, Reyes, Weddings