That should give you an idea about the contents of this post~ such a concise intro :p
Yea. So KG and I are planning for the cliche-ed BIG DAY at the moment. I've heard and read of so many horror stories about wedding-planning that I feel like a veteran already :p. So instead of leaving things to the last minute - I'm starting small and I'm starting early. Also, I'll post reports here so people at home will always have the latest updates. Also, I wanna be able to look back and see what transpired on the road to wedding-dom.
19 September 2009
It is a popularly misconstrued fact that I chose this date because of Chinese superstition reasons (19.09.09 – longevity of marriage). Actually, I chose this date to coincide with the Hari Raya holidays next year. Since government school teachers don’t get annual leaves (for a good reason la), I had to schedule the wedding around school hols. So yes – wedding in Kajang will be on the 19/09/09.
Okay, okay – I admit – the date does give me the thrills a bit. Also, I’d like to express my greatest gratitude to Fr George and Fr William (our parish priests) for allowing me to ‘book’ the church so early. Usually, couples have to go through and obtain the pre-marital course before they are allowed to do so.
But, as I explained to Fr George, because the date is a popular one, many other things (banquet, photographer, make-up artist, flowers bla bla bla) involved in the whole orchestration of the wedding need confirmation ASAP, so having the church wedding date confirmed has been an immense sigh of relief to me.
19 September 2009, 2.00pm,
At Holy Family Church Kajang
This is the church where I grew up. There are lots of ties that were formed here – throughout my life. When my family moved to Kajang when I was six, my dad and mom immediately registered with this church and we officially became ‘parishioners’. Then, I enrolled into the kindergarten (aka Tadika HFK) and Sunday school and I was a ‘student’. Later, I joined the Legionaries and also the Parish Youths – I was a ‘contributor’ (not a great one, but a little one). I’ve acted/danced/sung in quite a few of the Easter/Chirstmas plays held every year; I was a ‘performer’.
The most recent was newly-baptised is Kean Ghee (2008). Only God knows how much I’ve prayed for him to receive the Grace, so it was really really special for me too. Yea, so I’m really happy that I’ll be able to have my wedding here. I can’t wait to hear Fr refer to Kean Ghee as Kenny G during his homily :p
(sample pic from site)
(sample pic from site)
Jimmy was recommended to me by my dear friend Sharon, whose own wedding is on the 27 December 2008! He was also highly recommended by several forum members from MalaysiaBrides. I contacted Jimmy somewhere in August and he's been really pleasant to work with ... so far ... hehehe! I really like his photography style and his prices are competitive, so all's good. I'm in the midst of re-negotiating some stuff with him - so here's crossing my fingers and hoping it'll turn out well.
Wedding Make Up Artist
I first heard of Gene's name at the MalaysiaBrides forum. I browsed through her portfolio online (click on the link above) and really loved her work on the many many brides. They all glowed and looked super super radiant. Hahaha - I wanna look like that too! Anyway, I contacted Gene soon after and also did further 'research' on her work. She turned out to be as pleasant as my 'research findings'! :)
(Me doing a Joker impersonation - thx to KG's insistence on the red lipstick)
Yea...so that's about it for the wedding updates. KG and I went back to Kajang last weekend for Deepavali and we also took the chance to 'settle' a lot of these wedding-related business. I wished I could do a post on Deepavali, but since I have no pictures PLUS I left early - it's a no-show.
Sorry Sha, coz had to leave early n all. Mesh, if you read this: