On the 12th of December this year, my close friend Jason got himself permanently attached to his fiance of one year, Shin Ee.
I've been to my fair share of weddings, but only as a guest-- so this time, being able to have the pleasure of being the wedding coordinator (along with Leon-- he handled the rough men, I handle the ladies and flowers and hotel staff because I'm fierce like that), it was quite a good experience! :)
Bright and early at 1pm to check on the guestlist and perfect the finishing touches for the ceremony a.k.a. flowers and carpets and chairs :) Also to tie up really weird loose ends like putting signs and making sure the toilets were barricaded :S
The carpet was lined beautifully with little white pebbles, alternated with rose petals. The theme for the ceremony was roses, I suppose? Everything there was rosy and deep red and pretty and twinkly :)
After having a delay of 45 minutes (Malaysian timing is FAIL omg)
Maid of Honour- Tho Li Ming who walked beautifully down the isle to warm the carpet for the bride herself :) She was very worried about "wobbling" but everybody saw NO such thing
After the very sweet ceremony was over, everyone was in a picture-taking frenzy. I suppose when you're all dressed up and lingering in a nice venue with nothing to do, there is only ONE thing TO do, right? :D
Jason got Leon to arrange for a photobooth with props (feather boas, chalkboards, umbrellas, toy guns etc) for the guests to go crazy with and this was the only shot I manage to take with my camera (in fact! this picture not I take wan :))
At 6.45 pm, I took one last peek into the ballroom to get it ready and ushered (more like marah marah) everyone to go inside so that we can start on time.
This wedding was really different cos for one, I had a walkie talkie glued to my hand the whole night! Along with a cue sheet and timeline as I was the time keeper and cue-captain.
So every other 5-10 minutes I would be up and running to one table or another cuing either the father of the bride/groom, the brothers and the emcees, or the performer, or the hotel staff to:
Keshia: "OK UNCLE! It's your turn to go up there in about 5 minutes to give speech ok!"
Father of Groom" "Ha! so fast ah!"
Keshia: "Yala, uncle, sorry to rush you, but CANNOT BE LATE!"
Jason: "Ok dad, maybe you can have *this piece*, *this piece* and *eat finish your this piece* then you go up there ok? :)"
Keshia: "OK BANG CEPAT CEPAT MASUK MASUK!"
Hotel staff: "OK OK OK! Tuang air! Tuang air! Tuang air!"
(tuang air means "pour water"-- this was to set off the "smoke effect" from the dried ice for the entry dish)
Keshia: "I'm going to pull this tighter ok?"
*pull pull pull, tie knot*
*walk around, jump jump a bit*
ShinEe: "OH NO IT'S DROPPING!!!"
I didn't get to eat :(
OMG no food T_T
Okay la I'm lying, this piggy sure eat hehehe :)
Little bit here and there but it was good enough!
Cos the fish was yummy, the chicken smelt good (didn't get to eat), and the asparagus was not bad too!
BTW! Food at the Grand Dorsett Subang is quite good! :) Usually food at wedding dinners in expensive hotels are crap! Even swanky hotels like Shang-Rila have lousy food even though you pay through your nose hole your eye hole your ear hole and any other hole you think of *shifty eyes (you think one not me) for the venue, you expect good food too right?!?! Ugh
Don't even start with The Mandarin Oriental.
So REMEMBER, hotel food at the Grand Dorsett Subang is pretty good :)
I was also honoured to be the entertainment for the night
*strip dance* hu hu hu hu
I sang for them :)
Don't know how I sounded like, I just made sure I hit the high(er) notes!
I gulped down my glass of wine to
warm my vocal chords calm my nerves before I went up and voila just belted it out (went off key to boot!), and got off the wobbly stage after I congratulated the VERY VERY happy couple.
Summore went for a wedding ceremony earlier that morning
A wedding ceremony is very adventurous.
Ok shaddap, issa picture-time! :D
Couple + Emcees :)
FOB and FOG having a post wedding chat
"I tell you ah, it is fated that our children be married.....bla bla bla"
Notice the arm extended? It was extended the WHOLE night hahaha!
After everybody left, the organisers had our turn to chill out in the lounge/holding room to revel in our long/hard day's work :)
Obviously, these boys were pissed out of their minds
LOOK AT THEM AHHAHAHA
HAHAHA LEON SEE YOU'RE DRUNK!
and my boy?
We did well hehehe
Me more than my boy, OF COURSE