Today i thought i would start sharing something i have never talked about freely, especially on a public platform... If you have guessed it right from the title of the post, well done.
My closest friends and family, or even my old blog readers would have known that i have been engaged for quite a long time. There's this saying that its not good to stay engaged for too long, and i actually feared for the worst.
Things have never been easy for Alex and i. Not only we are separated by thousands of miles or have to endure horrible internet connection and frustrating unstable calls; there are a lot of uncertainties in both of our lives. And to be honest, we didn't even know whether there would be a wedding. But once we prayed hard and committed into it, we set a date, and we worked towards making it happen.
So is planning a wedding that includes fitting in families and friends from different countries, juggling the budget and elders' opinions while still fighting for your own vision an easy task?
It's a no brainer.
I actually love the planning and research part, visualising the wedding in my head; but when you have family members who are 'just giving a suggestion', things get a whole lot trickier.
Thus, i am really thankful that my parents always have my back, and allowed Alex and i to have the wedding the way we wanted. My parents agreed with us that wedding should be a celebration, not a ceremony of protocol to please or to impress people who may or may not even be at the wedding for you. At the end of the day, the wedding is just an event, but the marriage is what matters most.
Even so, it doesn't make planning a wedding any much easier.
After much emails, calls and research, we decided to hold a really private wedding of 60 people in Penang. It will be just with really close family and friends. However, i have to plan the itinerary for Alex's family that will be flying in from various countries a week before our wedding for a short Malaysian vacation, and deal with bookings, fittings, designing and purchasing from Gua Musang (really hard as there is no public transportation from Gua Musang to Penang and i could only get away during school holidays). But i am really grateful that Alex helps me out with the major decisions (despite being so far away), and we are both on the same page in many areas :)
As God continues to watch over us, in exactly 6 months time, we would be starting a whole new life chapter.
I won't even shy away from saying that i can't wait to marry this amazing guy lol.
Even though our journey has been filled with much odds, and i only got to see him for 9 days (during the May school break) after waiting for six months, when i'm with him, it just feels right.
I might even share some of our experiences during this whole wedding planning fiesta, and even review some of the vendors that we came across (good and bad), but as for now, i just want to splash this post, with some of our pre-wedding shots, as taken by our dear friend, Vialli :)
for more piccies, go to https://www.facebook.com/Vialli.AngPhotography
Journey with me,
God bless :)