our wedding day pictures – night shots

Hi lovelies! Welcome back! This will be my last post for the year 2010 and I’m ending it up with the last batch ( number 5 ) of my wedding pictures! Here are the links to previous posts if you’d missed them!

Our d.i.y. engagement shoot ( featured in The Wedding Chicks )

Our wedding was also featured in The Bride’s Cafe as well as a short interview on Hindsight Bride, do check them out!

Actual Wedding Day Links:

The preparation

The Gate Crash

The Traditional Tea Ceremony

The Soleminzation

Food was served buffet style once the solemnization was over. The band started playing Rock and Roll all night, along with some crowd-pleasing favourites.

music entertainment from Compass Entertainment, click on the musicians to visit Compass Entertainment website!

it's a pity you can't see the boutonnieres i made for the musicians here. silly me didn't take any picture of them as well!

my father-in-law + his food + music = a belly happy man

my brother with his teddy boy look

We also have tables indoor for guests who prefer the comfy air-conditioning

the indoor area was also where we had our Photo Booth to take silly pictures in

to see more of the pictures taken at our Photo booth, check out part 1 of the album by clicking on the picture!

i think they are a pretty sweet couple, don't you think?

with my batchgirls

and then we were 'encouraged' to have our first dance, unscripted, unplanned for and unavoidable

We danced to the music that our friend Tze wrote for our wedding, following my strict requirement. The same score (different version) was played for my march-in.

we are... not very good dancers

then my brillianceness suggested that we should get friends up and dance with us

thus begin the 'finger-pointing' and 'name-calling'

there are some who obviously have it in them to shake and rattle..

others just have more creative styles and flair than I expected

my father-in-law was so 'high' playing the music that he almost took over the percussions by abandoning his piano and started playing with the sticks, undoubtably leaving the original percussionist little Bryan perplexed

The band that kept our energy up! I wish i got a recording of the songs they played that night

In the midst of me running around trying to get people to the dance floor and creating bubbly atmosphere, literally, I missed much of the dancing and it ended all too soon for me. i was having so much fun!

i had to vent

while the dancing may have stopped, the guinness gang has set up a drinking post for stefan

i joined in some times

but i love my wedding because i get to mingle with different groups of friends...

... get my pictures taken with my budz...

... and get fed by Ching who made sure i have food throughout the evening

 

i also had time to sit back and listen to my new hubby's thank-you speech

and that's me making a curtsy when my name got mentioned in the speech for crafting the wedding

the rest of the evening was spent having way too much fun posing for pictures, in and out of the photo booth

and discovering who chicken little is a carbon-copy of

 

here's to the new mr and mrs see who just tied the knot on 26th Dec! you two are great together, may the 2 of you stay best friends forever and eternally bound in marital bliss!

And then we ran off into the sunset and lived happily ever after.

Though it doesn’t stop here! Photos from the Photo Booth will be next, this will be a brand new batch, see you here next year!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

* All pictures by Jan ; additional edit by me
* Rock and Roll band by Compass Entertainment ; composition of In Time Love Comes by Tze
* Flower arrangement by Spellbound Wedding
* Venue and catering by Toucan Irish Pub
* Videography by MADhouse
* Bridal Hair and Makeup by Gin Tan, Groom's hair by Max

For additional credits, please see this post!

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wedding day pictures – the preparations

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
{ Lucille Ball }

Here they are, pictures from my actual day wedding! Because there are so many I wanna share, I’m gonna split them into a few days’ worth of posts. For a start, these are from the early afternoon when the girls are getting ready for the groom and his unfortunate best man to arrive for the gatecrashing. Note, early afternoon. Mornings are really not for me.

you can't see them here, but there are little gemstones around the skirt.

my mismatched tea set for the traditional tea ceremony

ring bearer waiting for the wedding bands to meet each other for the first time

I get really squeamish when it comes to make-up on the eyes... imagine that artful chunk I had on.

elsa's a stunner!

the pinwheel corsage I made for the girls, my mum has a more "grown-up" version. The guys and the musicians got little guitars for their boutonnières = ROCK n ROLL (pinwheels), ta-da my wedding theme!

I was alittle worried that my DIY hair fascinator isn't gonna work. I had no backups! But it did!

my crash course to learn how to put on my DIY birdcage veil by myself later before the wedding ceremony

I'm partially resigned to the fact that the lines under my eyes are here to stay no matter how good the makeup artist is.

with Makeup Artist Gin Tan

the weapon of torture

The porkfloss bun is my idea because I hate it that Stefan has it for breakfast almost EVERY morning! At least now, he remembers the wasabi first before he goes into BreadTalk and gets one of this again.

artist at work

another happy accomplice

it's a happy bun

Ours is a 50s Rock and Roll wedding, but this is not the 50s era we're living in! Instead of the stereotype housewife who cooks and washes with perfectly primped hair and lipstick, this was a test for Stefan to demonstrate how good (-looking) a house husband should look like today. So one of the gate-crashing task he has to perform is to make a pretty apron out of these!

You do need a friend in life to help you figure out how to unclasp and secure those pesky bracelet clips

.. and another to help you reach places that you can't reach yourself.

Next up, the groom arrives!

You will want to see these next few pictures. Please come back again!

* All photographs taken by Jan

hair the good o’ fashioned black-and-white way

No siree, they just don’t look right with ’em glossing with Brylcreem!

He got the shoes, he got the suit and now he needs work with his hair. I’m always happy to help! Looking through all these pictures of men with slick shiny ‘do, is it any wonder I can almost smell that stuff on their heads?

from haircutsformen.org - This is a classic Pompadour. Hair is left extremely long on top while the sides and back are tapered shorter. Hair is slicked up and back with a wax or pomade. The pompadour was the signature haircut of Elvis and was quite popular by young "rebels" in the 1950s.

from hairstylespics.blogspot.com - The ducktail

from http://coolmenshair.com - Tommy Sands' Classic Bouffant. The word bouffant comes from the French word meaning "puffy". This is a perfect description of the style as it was combed and styled in such a way as to make it puff out from the top of the head and appear to have more volume than was actually there.

James Dean

James Dean’s look is so timeless that I think Patrick Dempsey copied it. My knees go soft just looking at those curls.

classic perfection

Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man,

I have found that perfection is out of reach – but not the perfect suit.

~Edward Tivnan

From Canali Spring 2011 Collection. Modern suits with a 50s, 60s edge.

I like how the trousers hug the ankles and the pompadour hairstyle, even though, unflattering to say the least, reminds me of Johnny Bravo. But I like how it complements the suit anyhow.