I do wish we could feature every single wedding or portrait that we have ever photographed or filmed on this blog, but I know that it’s just feasibly not possible! In between shoots, managing enquiries, meeting potential clients and replying emails, there’s just so little time left. Throw into that equation, work-life balance – trying to bring my little 6 month old for swimming classes, shopping for groceries, going to church, and actually having a life… I suddenly realize that half a year has passed! Recently, the Integricity family (FYI to those who are not aware, Stories is part of a larger group of companies) went on a company holiday to Phuket! More on that later!
So phew, back to Rayson and Yee See. I first met Rayson years ago when we were working on a corporate project together that required our animation services. That was the vague image that I have in my mind. I could have met him through another friend, but that’s how most friendships are… after a while, it takes a bit of memory-jogging to try and recall the finer details.
So Rayson and Yee See were married this February. Their wedding was photographed by Johan and Weiming (I was on maternity leave then!). Though it’s been a few months since their wedding, I’d like to share these images from their church wedding and their story with you.
Excerpt from their wedding blog:
It was only 4 years ago that I met Yee See. It was not love at first sight as most tend to believe. We met at my ex-college mate’ bridal party meeting. I remembered the first time I saw her… it wasn’t a very flattering picture, oily skin, messy hair, runny nose and not to mention the weird dressing.
Totally not my type.
We were paired up pretty quickly for the wedding dance practices. I remembered the awkward moments when we held hands. I thought,
“This girl… dunno how to hold hands… never had a boy friend before issit? -_-”
It wasn’t until a couple of more dance practices that she opened up a bit. I could see that she was starting to feel a lot more comfortable, but still, we didn’t talk much. I thought the epic age gap was to be blamed as there wasn’t anything much that we could talk about. If you’re looking for any chemistry at this point in time, there’s zero. Besides, I wasn’t interested in her romantically. Well, not yet at least.
I thought to myself, there’s no way am I going to go out with this girl even if there was any slight interest. It’s just impossible and of course, not practical. We’re talking about a 7 years age gap here. Pretty scandalous to date a college kid, won’t you say?
Who knew that God had an awesome plan for the both of us.
After the wedding, we kept in touch through Skype, Facebook and Twitter. It wasn’t until she followed me on Twitter that I got interested. I mean, back there not many people heard of Twitter.
That piqued my interest a little.
I also got to know how close she is with her dad and the amazing relationship they have.
That piqued my interest a little more.
Off and on we’ll be in contact over the phone, SMS, Skype … but most of the time she would be the one initiating them. Well, I was only interested in being friends, nothing more.
There was this one occasion that I was driving out for a meeting and I got an SMS from her saying that she had prayed for me. That action was all it took for me to decide that this girl was worth pursuing.
God really opened by eyes. I began to see her differently. I think she prayed very hard hahahahaha … Seriously, everything about her suddenly became attractive. Things that I’ve never noticed, I’ve began to notice. Everything that I had secretly prayed for in a life partner was in front of me all along.
We’ve had our ups and downs, but every experience was worth it. Looking back, I could had missed this girl, glad I didn’t.
We were connected through social networks: Twitter and Facebook. Out of curiosity, I read his blog. I thought it would be an empty blog, with lots of pictures and few words.
Well, his blog surprised me with hundreds of posts since 2003! I picked some of them and started to read.
He writes very well. I was very impressed. Another surprise, I could relate to how he process his thoughts, it’s similar to mine!
I thought, it would be better if I could get to know this guy better. It didn’t happen during the rehearsal night. But we started to talk. Guess what question did I asked? “Oh, you are going cell group meeting tomorrow night. Are you a cell group leader?” Our conversation ended when he replied me “No, I’m not.”
During the wedding day, I was hoping to know him better, because that will be the last chance. Thank God, before our last dance, he got my contact number.
And that was how their story began…
Photographers: Johan, Weiming & Felicia
Wedding Gown: Elegante Wedding, Violin Huang tailor
Groom’s Attire: PAGE Tailor
Make up: Mel Chew
Decorations: Evan Yan & Hooi Xian
Cake: Amelia Tan
Flowers: Prairie Flowers
Church Ceremony: Luther Centre