Once again i would like to apologise to many of our friends and even extended family for being unable to extend our invitations to all. We have our reasons, and it was a really small and intimate affair. We do hope that all of you will continue to watch over us, cheer us on when we fall, and give us your blessings~~
If I can put a description to my wedding day on 13.12.13, it will be - "His ways are always higher, a taste of God's faithfulness."
Forget about the normal bridezilla moments we see too often on chick flicks, what we went through, the amazing way God works, still made me gasped in disbelief and filled with joy.
At the end of the day, it was a beautiful ceremony, a wonderful celebration, with those who matter to us :)
So, here are my top TEN moments during the big day~
(in no particular order lol)
When my mum and grandma helped me with my wedding gown.
I actually gained weight from my Taiwan trip and was very worried about fitting into my wedding gown. Thank God for my mum and grandma who helped with the difficult dress, getting me sorted before freshening up themselves. I felt a 'moment', just having my mum carefully tying the strings for me. While I was also multi-tasking with other coordination, my heart was just filled with gratitude and emotions..
This girl flew in from Singapore, had to wait in the mall for a bit before i could get back to the hotel and arranged for her to freshen up in my parents' room.
Suddenly she came running into our bridal room, hugged me tight and started crying. Made me all mushy mushy and teary.. Love ya babe!
When the girls came all dolled up and i saw real genuine happiness that they had for me :')
The photographer asked us to act like we were talking and laughing, so we started shouting or yelling or talk random stuff in very loud noise hahahaha..
dang. I was the one laughing too hard. lol
Back to control 'ayu'.
The walk in.
Dad and I were talking in great depth and praying that we forgot to cover my face with the veil! lol.. Everything still felt pretty surreal to me at that point.
The exchange of vows and the rings covenant.
I was choking when i said mine. So overwhelmed with emotions.
Witnessed by men and God, we became one.
The very rowdy and loud tea ceremony - noises made by my very excited uncles and aunts lol
I prepared a special dedication for my parents, aimed to make them cry coz they said they wouldn't earlier. It was a song performance of 'You Raise Me Up' with a video slideshow to go with... Ended up I was sobbing, and found it difficult to sing some parts, and they of course were a bunch of mess lol
and daddy came out to hug me :')
Our father-daughter dance.
You know there will always be technical difficulties in important events? Ours did not escape the curse. But still, we had fun (despite several awkward pauses due to the broken music lol)
later joined by our family members
The HORLIAO speech from my dad
I think all of us were highly entertained and impressed by his impromptu speech!
At the end of the day,
No one really cares about the invitations, the colour of the napkins, the flowers etc. The people is what makes a real celebration of worth. The people who came with hearts of joy, to celebrate with us. And to all these people, we love you, and we thank you.
To our God,
once again we tasted your faithfulness and we want to glorify your name.
To my parents,
you guys are my heroes. Nuff said.
To my brothers (Joel, Joshua and Ivan),
you guys are the best. Thanks for all the behind the scenes support!
To my extended family and in laws,
your presence was very very much appreciated and thanks so much for your blessing and love gifts.
To all my friends,
i can never thank you guys enough for making my day a special one.
To my husband,
thanks for enduring everything with me, for protecting me, for encouraging me, for teaching me, for saying your vows with clarity and without any hesitation, for looking at me lovingly, for taking this great journey with me...
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