Saturday, October 23, 2010

Till then

Time really flies for 2 weeks. Before i know it. I'm due to fly off for Honeymoon.

Here's a teaser to our wonderful wedding album. Till i return then.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The perfect wedding and more than what a bride can wish for (REALLY!)

Its been 8 days after my wedding. Everything still seemed so surreal.

The wedding ran smoothly and perfectly. And i felt like a superstar with at least 5 cameras shooting me at any one time excluding the videographer. :)

Nearly had a heart attack when the make up artist was late. Agreed time was 6.50 am and earlier. As my mum insisted that i must be out of the house before 9 am. The PGs and VG had all arrived and still no sight of the MUA. *Hopping mad*. Fortunately, the gate crashing is short and sweet. (Send my love to my dear bridemaids) The bestmen never knew the doors ain't locked since the beginning. Funny how gentlemanly they all were.

The other minor set backs on the actual day was the bride suffering from lack of sleep. So my efforts of sleeping early for the week went down the drain. And i still ended up with puffy eyes. This cannot be helped as i seriously couldn't sleep the night before the wedding. Sigh!

And of course my clasp behind my gown had to give way just before my ROM. Sending everyone in a frenzy. All is resolved before dinner. And i have my desired classic wedding. The way i want it and within reasonable means.

Love my little creations which suits the mood of the classic wedding. I tend to do cutesy stuff and i tried really hard to make the wedding more classic then cute. So i won't look back in horror 20 years down the road and say OMG i didn't do this.

To sum it up i felt really happy that my months of efforts paid off.

Who says a wedding coordinator is needed?
Especially when you have such great friends and relatives who ran the show for you on the actual day. Of course, you must also have an impeccable sense of taste. BEAMS

Considering that I'm a bean counter by profession and if i can do it so can you. My job requires me to work overtime and i'm have not not done anything artistic except occassional scrapbooking. My artistic talents is generally limited to my secondary school art classes. No matter what, as a bride to be you must like and enjoy the process.

Take pride in your creation. Its probably much better than you think it is.

There are many DIY brides that share their templates and artworks which you can use too. And i've personally benefited from it.

Will share more of the wedding details and the individual really fantastic vendors from my wedding as soon as i can. Right now let me just basked in awe of my perfect wedding.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Handmade rosette and lace corsages

I love rosettes and lace. Essentially all things pretty and handmade.

The materials
- 3 yards of blue lace (for 4 lace corsages)
- half yard of rosettes
- 8 pcs of diamante
- 4 pcs of pearls
- 4 pcs of swaroski crystalserials

How to make the rosette lace corsage:
Cut the required lace in even length.

Sew the diamante to the rosette.

Sew the rosette to the lace.

Sew the embellishments on the lace to adorn.

The completed lace corsage

The side with embellishments

The perfect ribbon

Movie Trailer

Untitled from val seah on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wedding car - Its was BMW and now a Jaguar!

I have always wanted to have a convertible for a wedding car.
More specifically a volkswagon cabriolet in baby blue or white. However, it has gained popularity since the time I started planning for a wedding. Now this little car is getting as hot as my wedding date. I have to forgo it.

In search for another car (its a personal preference not to get a Mercedes E200), I emailed several car rental company. Some does purely wedding car. For some, they do rental on a regular basis coupled with 2nd hand car sales.

Some of their replies in "fine print" makes me quite horrified. The terms specified includes:

- Limited trips and timing restriction
"Limited from 7am to 5pm usage,up to a max. of 5trips. Any
extension before or thereafter chargeable at $30 per hour per car and
subjected to availability at point of request."

- no assurance on delivery of service
"reserves the right to cancel the booking with a minimum of 1 months notice, in which case deposit will be refunded in full."

All these terms make me more careful in my wedding car selection. In the end, i settled for a Jaguar BMW 5 series with New Century Limousine Services.

The contact person , Serena, is nice and accomodating while allowing us to meet them face to face. Apparently, they usually take internet banking transfers with no meet up.

The downside is they do not have a shop front but the pricing for car rental is super competitive. Having many years of experience in the industry is also a huge plus. Its a joyride on 10 October 2010.

Solitaire's feedback:
Excellent service and prompt response. Serena is very responsible and reliable.

One week before the wedding, she called to inform us that our wedding car is involved in an accident and need an overhaul and it won't be on time for our wedding day. She offered us a replacement car in 2 colours , champagne and grey. We are still considering when she offered us an upgrade with the maroon Jaguar which suits better with my morning theme.

On the day, the driver, is on time and provide excellent service especially for some shots when 2 cars run almost parallel. I will definitely recommend them to my friends.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The monogram (OURS)

I've done alot of samplers. But in the end. This is what i've eventually used on the card.

I know how this is going to sound. But it essentially is the initial to our surnames. And it should be read as M.S.

I love how the two letters entwine. This is when two becomes one.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Guo Da Li - 16 September 2010

My Guo Da Li (GDL) is finally over after all the preparation. I started since May and did not purchase any GDL during the lunar 7th month.

I'm proud to say. I purchased most of the stuff all by myself. SO helped by carrying the stuff and accompanying me.

My mum ordered the cakes, traditional cakes and biscuits.

It was a very long day. My SO woke up at 6 am in the morning. And my mum picked him up with all 40 plus boxes of cakes and delivered it to my place. So i get to sleep in till 7.30 am. We started delivering the cakes to relatives and my mum's friends soon after. The day ended at 11pm.

My cakes are the traditional type.

For the Bride
- 12 oranges
- 12 cans of pig trotters
- 2 bottles of Hennesy VSOP
- 4 point gold
- Dowry "Pin Jin"
- 4 ang pows (representing 2 pairs of dragon and phoenix candles)
- 38 boxes of Cakes
- 8 Traditional pea-cake
- 1 Candied peanut stripes (big)
- 1 Seasame peanut stripes (big)
- 2 Candied peanut stripes
- 2 Seasame peanut stripes
- Everlasting red cloth with yellow jade

For the Groom
- Return 8 oranges
- 2 bottles of orange juice
- 2 boxes of cakes
- 2 Candied peanut stripes
- 2 Seasame peanut stripes
- 1 Candied peanut stripes (big)
- 1 Seasame peanut stripes (big)
- 2 ang pows (representing phoenix candles)
- Dowry "Pin Jin"

Guo Da Li phototaking with my mum, aunt, hubby to be and me.

Lessons learnt.
- Plan the route and obtain specific address on behalf of your parents.

- Do the invitations early. Remind your parents. I did mine one week before but my mum did not get the full list of names. The invitations required for Guo Da Li was done 3 days before. I stayed up till 1 am every day to complete the task.

- Restrict the door to door visits to relatives only.
Unless your parents demands it. Its very tiring and rushed to complete it in one day. And we reached some relative's place like 10 plus pm.

Hope the above helps!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jazzy quote

The perfect reason for a dream wedding:

" All the jazz,
for the sweet lass,
who deserves nothing less."

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Free Gift

This little gift came in perfect time. I will put it in use for our honeymoon in few weeks time.