Friday, October 30, 2009

Wedding - #27 MORE INVITES!!!

1st step: List of guests you want to invite. This will be List A

2nd step: Backup list of guests who you want to invite in case some guests do not turn up from List A. This will be List B

3rd step: Confirmation of relatives, List C and D from both in-laws. Meantime, you might want to facebook, sms, email your friends before sending them the formal invites.

4th step: Get ready addresses for those guest who you need to mail your invites too.

5th step: Gather all friends to hand them their invites personally. This gives you the chance for a gathering as well as saving some snail mail costs!

6th step: Confirm all RSVP again. One week before wedding.

that's wj writing his stack of invites...while i've completed im taking photos!!! heeeheee....breaktime for me.

zoom-up on our invites.
Our 'slip' envelopes (a nifty little pocket for our boarding pass actually) are following Crowne Plaza's famous vanda miss joaquim facade. incase those who are reading this and are wondering what is Vanda Miss Joaquim, she's our national flower.

that's the stack which we originally had, collected from the hotel's print supplier. Phew...loads of writing here.... but it was done with JOY!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wedding - #26 INVITES


theme: B o n V o y a g e

As wj and I are always travelling both for work and leisure, we decided to hold our wedding banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Changi T3. I also wanted to have a consistent thematic wedding, more memorable and hopefully more meaningful for our guests too!

we really hope our guests have a wonderful time on board WY2711.

here's a peek at our boarding pass!

The boarding ticket was my idea, however the design is done entirely by the groom.
So all credit goes to him.

The front of the boarding pass is designed by me! It's a 9(3 x3 grid) photo spread of us at our photoshoot plus a portrait of us on the trolley at T3.

here's the front of the boarding pass.

All 9 shots of us. real upfront and all our quirky faceshots.

here's the boarding pass design, with a little map included too...just incase our guests gets lost on our little tiny island....with public transport directions.

my finger to show how many boarding passes to give away!!!

All versus one boarding pass!!! Guess how many we have man!

Above: both front and back of our Boarding pass.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wedding - #35 FOOD TASTING

What i really like about Crowne Plaza hotel is that they even show the menu which was going to be presented on the dinner table that day. So you can request for whatever text you want to go onto your menu.

how this works is that you will have a table of 10 for food tasting. And best to book 1.5 months in advance prior to your wedding date. The good side of having a food tasting is that it serves as a general guide as to what your guests will be eating that night while you are slaving away, changing into your dresses, accommodating to your guests' needs, drinking and going up on stage etc... This is a very crucial part of the wedding banquet as I realised that certain items which looks quite tempting in description from the menu(we had 3 options to choose from every dish we had), however taste and presentation may not be what we (the family and ourselves) want for my guests. Also it's good to give comments/feedback at the end of the day so that the hotel/restaurant is able to improve!

1st dish: Imperial treasure combination platter.
Here we made a mistake in ordering the tofu as we didn't quite like the overall taste. And MIL thought that the overall platter was too golden brown. She requested to have the Japanese octopus for an auspicious red colour to the dish. She also wanted us to feedback to the hotel to add like carrot flower pieces on the side for more colour. The best part of the dish was the roasted pork. These got both MIL nodding with pleasure together with their husbands.

2nd dish: Double boiled sea whelk soup with chinese herbs.
Again, another mistake. The soup was thick which we didn't realise when we made the order. So we had to change this dish.

3rd dish: Deep Fried Prawns with Mayonnaise
BEAUTIFUL. WJ and I were impressed with the taste, freshness of the prawns and the overall presenation. However, MIL still feels that it lacks the auspicious colour and even wanted fruit salad on the side. But we just feedback that it could do with some black sesame seeds on the top for some colour. Even crab/fish roe would be good for topping!

4th dish: Steamed Soon Hock with Light Soya Sauce

Again, steamed to perfection. we are happy with this dish too!

5th dish: Braised Sea Cucumber with Broccoli & Mushroom

MIL finds it too black! hahah, so feedback again to incorporate some carrot slices for colour. Sheesh! Overall dish was good!

6th dish: Roasted Crispy Chicken
WOOHOO! good good! no complains here

7th dish: Fried Rice with Diced seafood wrapped in Lotus Leaf
YUMMY!!! This fried rice had loads of seafood from dried scallops, prawns, squid with egg, spring onions. really sumptous and satisfying.

8th dish: Sweetened Cream of Red bean with Glutinous Rice Dumpling.

Auspicious meaning to this dish for happiness and an all-rounded ending. The right colour and the right taste. No change to this dish!

Monday, October 19, 2009

the union is never about 2 persons.
it's not even between 2 families.
it's like a never-ending ripple.
They tell you that you can't please everyone.
They tell you that they are not happy.
WHAT exactly DO YOU WANT ?
I'm only getting married once.

Everybody thinks that everything is ok.

sobbing in my own corner where nobody can find me.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wedding - #25 SPRING CLEANING!!!

the Wedding is just 2 months away the parents are getting to spruce up the space.

our double single beds have been removed and what's left is now a tee-lam.

the shelves in the toilet has also been cleared and made way for my literature books!!! comes the mistress's items!!! - things like...*ah-hem* my sanitary pads! muahahha...tweezers, earrings, small scissors, facial la la and the list goes on....

poor guy, don't think he knows where his missing items have gone to!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wedding - #17 Camera and ACTION!

Snippets to our wedding shoot!
Photography: One eye click
Flowers: Fleurlicious
Make up: Bobbie from the Make Up Room
Gown: Patrick, The Wedding Present

Special thanks to making this possible:
Terry, Gino and Yiting

the day began really early at 5am.
6am: make up session
8am: making my way to the office
930am: leave office and off to the airport! where wj and I spend lots of our time there since we are always jetting around. And some quick shots at Crown Plaza hotel where we will be holding our wedding banquet there in November.

1pm: time for lunch!!! I'M HUNGRY!

15mins of action at a video store...cos we LOVE to watch videos! American, Korean, Taiwanese, japanese....u name it, we watched it!

on site, a project that we both are working on.

~ happily posting this from mr and mrs goh.