As some of you may know, I got married on 14.1.2012. It was held at the Grand Ballroom of Crowne Plaza Mutiara, Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by friends and family of over 400 people.
The preparation for my wedding took months and it was mostly done by my wife. Before our wedding, we spent a lot of time preparing our wedding and building our matrimonial home. We fortunately got everything done in time.
We tried to add little unique things for our wedding, for example, our own custom made stamps and a Doraemon ice sculpture.
Doraemon came for my wedding! Unfortunately, the ice sculpture didn’t last long and not many people noticed it!
One of the biggest hits of the night was our instant photo booth. Our guests can take instant photographs here for free and each of them gets to take home a picture each. Props are available for the guests to play with.
The day started with my hengtais (loosely translated as “bros”) coming to my place for the chip san leong (Chinese tradition of saving one’s wife from the evil clutches of evil chi muis) session.
My hengtais, Umeng, Gavin and Wei Chen came all the way from Australia whereas Him and Yong Lin came back from Singapore to attend my wedding. I had 17 hengtais with Umeng as Captain. My hengtais consisted of my high school friends and my friends from the raving days.
The attire for the day for my hengtais was white shirt, black slacks and a hat. My wife managed to borrow a vintage 1977 Rolls Royce from her uncle’s friend.
I hired a tai kam che as our master of ceremony. It was a good move as my wife and I had no idea about Chinese tradition. Further, our tai kam che was pretty funny and happening.
The evil chi muis imprisoned my wife at Crown Plaza Mutiara Hotel. My hengtais and I had a hard time saving my wife from the evil chi muis. Fortunately, the chi muis didn’t make us eat disgusting stuff but we had to do obscene things. But my hengtais were quick to step up to overcome the tasks.
Gavin’s face said, “I CAME”.
Gavin fell and knocked all the hengtais down.
My hengtais found an awesome way to use the hats.
Once this way done, we had a tea ceremony in the hotel and also our new matrimonial home. My colleagues and former colleagues, Halina, Himah, Chu Bian and Ken came early to my house to manage the caterers and guests.
I think the chip san leong event is better described with the slideshow and videos below.
I managed to sneak a nap before heading back to the hotel for the wedding dinner.
The reception started at around 7pm. I didn’t have much time to catch up with many friends.
Our candy booth!
I got my friend Charmaine, a professional violinist to head the band and May to sing. They were excellent.
For our first march in, we had our hengtais and chi muis to walk in with us.
Our hengtais and chimuis also came on stage for the toasting ceremony.
I gave a speech to thank my guests. Here’s the speech:-
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of my wife and I, we would like to take this opportunity to tthank you all for joining us today to celebrate our marriage. Special mention to those who have travelled far to join us today.
It’s a privilege to be in the company of so many people that are important in our lives and we’re delighted to welcome you here to share our special day with us.
We would now like to thank both sets of parents as we wouldn’t be where we are today.
We would like to thank our heng tai and chi muis for helping us in whatever ways they could.
That leads me on to the star of the today, my wife, Angeline. When I first met her 5 years ago, I would never thought this day would happen. She has proven to be the most caring, lovable and meticulous person I’ve ever met.
For most men, we always think that events like today happens automatically. All we need to do is put on a tux and appear on that day. It is true for me. Angeline did all of the work. If there is anything wrong today, it is all my fault as I have not put any effort in preventing it.
In fact, my wife did most of the work for our matrimonial home. She managed to juggle wedding, work and our home. I would like to thank my wife for all the things she has done.
And to my lovely wife, i love you with all my heart and…..
Till death do us part.
Thank you all once again and hope you have a great evening.
It now gives me great pleasure to hand over to Joseph and Vivy.
Joe and Vivy was our MC. My wife and I were their MC during their wedding in Adelaide. They’re kind enough to fly from Adelaide to attend our wedding and MC our event.
Licia and Umeng giving a speech. On the right side, you can see our own custom made wedding emblem designed by our friend, CK.
We find that the night ended too quick. I guess good things end fast. Fortunately, I managed to go yamseng at each and every table.
The whole event went smoothly. Many thanks to friends and family to who helped us. I am also fortunate to have many good friends stepping up to help us in this event.
Thank you everyone!!