"The sms professing my feelings for her was meant to go to another friend" He explained. Mau was apparently sharing with another friend how he felt about Gwen, but in his excitement... or nervousness... it ended up on the phone of the girl he was speaking about... who later, would become the girl he would fall in love with... and who after that, would become the woman he would marry. It's funny how serendipity plays her games.
For days upon days, the sky had opened up its mouth and cried an outpour of rain, saturating the land below it in its grey and wet blanket. The sun had been a rare sight, and so was the blue in the heavenly scape. However, on the day that Gwen decided to celebrate her love for Mau, the celestial golden star broke through the expanse of cement grey, gracing the day with a warm pleasantness and drying up the raindrops that had soaked the earth while the happy bride was delicately sipping her bowl of porridge and giggling with her girlfriends - who were sitting watching their friend transform. In just a few short moments, Gwen was going to look into the eyes of the man that she would be spending the rest of her life with. And the excitement showed :)
On a day that was filled with bucketloads of laughter, hugs, warmth, and merriment, Gwen and Mau were married, sharing their union with their friends and family in the same warmth and merriment that marked their special date.
Thank you Gwen and Mau for letting me be part of your big day! It was an honor to be part of such a beautiful celebration, and I only wish the best for your marriage ahead. I hope you are having the most romantic and wonderful time in Italy right now, sitting in a Gondola, and chowing down on some famous Italian gourmet while you are at it :)
Here are some of my favourite pictures from their big day! Its a whopping huge post to make up for the delay in getting these images up, so sit back and enjoy!
I have to give credit to Gwen's dad for the following shots of the dress. You see, I wasn't tall enough to get up and put it on the ledge...and when I finally did get up there, the hook of the hanger wasn't staying on the ledge. So Gwen's dad was awesome enough to find me a new hook to hang the dress off. It made the next two shots possible. Thank you Mr Chan! :)
There was something unveiled for the games/trials for the boys when they arrived. It's WAY too disgusting to show you here on this blog space so you will just have to watch the slideshow to see what it was! haha :)
But here are the reactions to it when they were seen by people:
Here's a sneak peak to what it is!
And the reactions after to it being consumed!!
More games and humiliation! :p Mau was a great sport though and went through everything with a good laugh!
Mau finally gets his wife :)
Tea ceremony! :)
Then at the groom's place for his tea ceremony:
Gwen and Mau celebrated their wedding, with their reception at KL Hilton. Their decor and style was AMAZING! I LOOOOOVE it when brides have a theme at their wedding, and think about colours right down to the last detail. This was such an example. Check it out!
They even had lighting designed for the ballroom - which was GREAT because of all things when decorating your wedding, lighting is by far the most important. I said at the Signature Photographer's workshop to brides and grooms that you can have the most amazing decor, but if you put it under the wrong light, it will look AWFUL in pictures - which just puts your hard work to waste, doesn't it? Anyway, check out part of what Gwen and Mau did! :)
We then went outside for literally 5 minutes to get the fastest portrait session I've experienced yet! :) Here are some of my faves :)
The grand entrance.
More of that awesome lighting design:
Love the reactions to them :)
Gwen and Mau had a very special guest come in to entertain them. She had a gorgeous voice!
A toast to end what was a lovely wedding! Credit goes to my awesome husband, Ju who grabbed the below shot. I love it! :)
To see tonnes and tonnes of extra photos, press play below to watch the slideshow:
Huge thanks to Ju for helping me with this wedding, and to Edwin who also worked hard alongside me on the day :)