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The Wedding of Dennis & Say Wan

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Dennis and Say Wan were my university friends and they got together when they were in university and now it has been my privilege to shoot their wedding. It was totally awesome and fun filled that I was up shooting together with Ian from 7am all the way till about 1am the next day.

Here are some of the photos we took on that day.

The girls were eagerly awaiting for Say Wan to have her make-up done.

Caught this funny expression when Say Wan was trying to tell her MUA about something.

Let the games begin!

The one thing I saw recently, especially after this whole issue which was blown out of proportion, was that yoga has been incorporated into the morning games as well ;)

But nothing could stand in the way of all the guys.

The best part about both Dennis and Say Wan is that they both support Liverpool. I still remember the days back in the UK where we would drive all the way to Anfield in the middle of the night to catch the Champions League matches.

After all the events of the day, we managed to catch a breather before dinner started.

Finally, a shot of the bouquet.

This was an awesome shot taken by Ian of the march in.

The speech by the best man.

The grandness of the ballroom. I always thought that chandeliers were cheesy but I guess it does look spectacular sometimes.

And finally, the couple’s first dance together.

One down and two more weddings to blog about. And yes, this is my first post here :)

The Wedding of Jordan & Tammy

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Tammy and I have been friends since we were in kindergarten. I knew Jordan too when I was about 5 and we all grew up in Malacca. It’s such an honour whenever I am hired to shoot a friend’s wedding. The job becomes more meaningful considering the long history we had together as friends. Tammy is the most photogenic bride I know. She’s really tall, model like and has a wonderful dazzling smile. Jordan is such a lucky man!

We had to travel a lot for this wedding. Alex, Kee Sitt, Sharon and I traveled to Malacca the day before the wedding. The games and tea ceremony was done in Malacca, and after lunch, we packed into the car, and went back north towards KL. I had to do the photo slideshow, but since there was not much time left (we left Malacca at 2pm, and had to be at the hotel in KL by 6pm!)…. I had to start off the slideshow in the car. Got my notebook, hard drive fired up, a sunshade on my head to block off the sun and did the work while we were in the car on the way up to KL. We even did a behind the scenes video of this… it’ll come up soon! Such a close call… when I arrived back in KL, I only had an hour to touch up the photos and then render the video while we were on the way to the next destination – Equatorial Hotel, KL. Below are some of the photos we took during the day.

These poor guys… they had to submit to the wishes of the chee muis.. these guys and girls have been friends since secondary school.. so there was absolutely no mercy for the guys!

Poor Ashish had to swallow a whole lump of wasabi!! That was so evil… I am sure that was like half a tube or something.

Then of course Jordan had to do some pumping… work for the woman!

The guys were so naughty – after wearing the disposable underwear, they tried to ‘surprise’ the girls by putting the undies on their heads!

Which I substituted for a long white veil later on… this was taken nearby Tammy’s home… at a so-called paddy field. I think it was more like an empty plot of land with lalang.

At night, Alex and I were off-duty as Tammy had hired someone else to cover the dinner photography. So it was really nice to be a guest for once!! Kee and Sharon had to work as they were doing the video, unfortunately… but that gave us the opportunity to catch some photos of them at work! We enjoyed ourselves tremendously as I caught up with old friends who had traveled from overseas to be at the dinner that night.

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Can you see Sharon, right at the back of the room? Slightly blocked, unfortunately. This was taken during a small blessings ceremony before the dinner in Equatorial. Below… my friends doing silly things like balancing the wedding favours between their mouths and their noses.

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Finally, a normal photo! If you’d like to view the slideshow that we created that day (express one!!) click on the video below…

Wedding of Ronnie & Ivy

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I am really excited to write this blog post. Ronnie & Ivy are my closest friends, and it was really special to have photographed their wedding recently in September. I am constantly touched by their friendship – they are always there to lend support, trustworthy, and always willing to do silly things together with Alex and I.

They even got married at the same place I said “I do” 2 years ago; at Palace of the Golden Horses, at the very same garden! A year back, Alex and I also had the priviledge of planning Ronnie’s surprise proposal to Ivy, during a cruise in Putrajaya. He made fortune cookies for all our friends and hid the ring in the cookie! What a creative guy! We really love the both of you, Ronnie & Ivy. There’s so many photos to share, but here are just a few from that day, with more to come!

The games are hilarious! Here are just some of the things that the guys had to do… Ronnie looks like he enjoys dressing up…

After going through all those obstacles, Ronnie finally gets his bride, and we head off to Tmn Tun park for a quick portraiture session.

We put the red bra to good use…

After all that fun running about in the sun, we headed back to their homes for the tea ceremony, and then in the afternoon to Palace for the church ceremony on the garden.

Ronnie was surprised towards the end of the ceremony when Ivy picked up the microphone and said that she had prepared a song for him! Look at his face… can you see the awe oozing out of him?

Since both Ronnie & Ivy are futsal fans, I couldn’t miss this opportunity to take a few more shots with them, this time with a ball!

Dinner was held at the ballroom after that. God granted them beautiful weather that day – the very next day, it stormed! Congratulations Ronnie & Ivy!

– Grace –