Today I am going to share a set of wedding day photos taken by Raymond for Ceying and Wendy’s actual day wedding celebration. 😀
Raymond started off at Wendy’s place in the morning to photograph the bride getting ready, some gate crash preparation, the gate crashing, tea ceremony, the evening session for bride getting ready, solemnisation, and the dinner banquet itself (minus the send off reception part). Basically the entire wedding day. Haha!
To be honest, we haven’t met with Wendy prior to the wedding as she was away in Sydney at that time and would only return to Singapore a week before the wedding. Hence most of the liaising was done with Ceying via email, and we could only meet with him alone. We would very much prefer to meet with couples to clear their queries face to face, cos sometimes email can lead to some misunderstanding/miscommunication/misrepresentation. For Wendy and Ceying, there were some initial difficulty in communicating, for example trying to explain to Wendy via email what’s a flush mount album and she also had a few questions for us. Thankfully we managed to clear them all (so sorry for the lengthy emails with truckloads of words), and Raymond appeared in the morning at Wendy’s to see a beautiful and cheery bride! 🙂
Oh lookie look at the “Bride to Be” pink helium balloon! I guess Wendy managed to have a short get-together with her bridesmaids. Hehehe. And I love the pink gloomy bear by Mori Chack! 😀
Raymond also enjoyed photographing a few detail shots. They must have enjoyed diving and OMG look at the fish! I love fishing too! Just last month I went night fishing with my dad at Pasir Ris Fishing Pond at the Pasir Ris Town Park! There were a loooot of people there cos apparently it was the very day they offered free fishing from 9pm to 7am, leading up to their official re-opening with a fishing competition on the 9th of August. Every single pole was taken and the carpark was full! My dad’s friend actually went there super early to get some spaces for us. Not easy fishing there cos it was so crowded! Everyone’s line just kept getting entangled with each other’s. When that happens, they call it the “cha bee hoon” or fried beehoon. Hahaha! Fishing line’s mostly translucent like beehoon, so when all the lines get entangled, it does look a little like fried beehoon. :p
Anyway, my dad caught a big fish! Not as huge as the one in Ceying and Wendy’s photograph, but decent enough to call it a night. Hehe. 😀
Oh by the way, Raymond is currently a certified diver! Weeeeee~!!! He really enjoyed what he sees underwater. It’s like a totally different world altogether. 😀
That’s Wendy almost fully made up and ready in her gorgeous wedding gown from The Prelude Bridal.
Mummy and daddy putting on the veil for Wendy. I noticed that most parents won’t know what to do or how to do it (unless of course they’ve experienced it before marrying off their other children). Some parents actually looked a little nervous on photos during this part. Some a little awkward, but some are natural. There are some who’ll give their children a little hug or peck on their cheeks naturally without any direction from the Photographer or Videographer. And finally, on pretty rare occasion we’ll see tears flowing down… I love the real emotions and I would love for the photographer to capture it when that happens! But sometimes we have helpful bridesmaids or make up artist who will go their way out to block the Photographer and Videographer to make sure all these real moments are not captured on camera.
Hmm… whether or not you personally feel that a crying bride is an ugly bride, or crying will ruin the make up, I guess it matters a lot to have all these real moments captured. All these are part of what really happened on the wedding day itself. What are the odds of it happening again? The odds of the bride to really have a private moment with her parents, to think of how much they have been through together, and how much sacrifices they have made for each other throughout the years to come to this very day? I feel it’s a moment worth photographing and a memory worth cherishing.
The eager jiemeis who can’t wait to tekan the groom and groomsmen.
I’m skipping all the gatecrashing preps and gatecrashing games this time round. I’m sure all the bridesmaids in the world have a head full of quirky ideas and mission impossible for the groom and groomsmen. :p
So I’ll go direct to the part where Wendy gets into the bridal car.
Off to the groom’s place and meet the handsome Mini Schnauzer! Ok, sorry, you’re not mini, you’re the king! Muwahahaha! That’s something cute about tiny dogs, they tend to think they are bigger than everyone else. Or maybe because they know they are small, so when they’re faced with a giant, their insecurities forced them to act as though they are bigger than everyone else. :p
Then the King gave the princess a little kiss because he couldn’t resist a beautiful bride. Hahaha~
Parents put on veil, groom have to remove the veil. This one really needs practice, nimble fingers and patience. If you remove the wrong hair pin and mess up the bride’s hairrrrrr… the make up artist will keel you! :X
When you have a wedding gown with a train of buttons, you’ll really need help to dress up and undress. You can’t really button and unbutton for yourself. Unless it’s actually a zipped up gown with buttons to hide the zippers. Susu and I actually helped a bride to button up her wedding gown during one of the pre-wedding shoot and we confirm + chop help is required. So if your gown is all full of buttons + no zippers + no lace up, do get a bridesmaid to help out on the actual day. 🙂
Raymond Phang’s signature shot of the bridal car in motion. Rain or shine. 😀
Instead of a traditional kwa, Wendy changed into this unique piece of gown. Quite refreshing for a change. 😀
The evening session began at the Park Royal Hotel on Pickering Street. I quite like the interior and thought it looked really good. That’s Wendy getting ready.
Raymond also caught the swordbearers getting ready.
I love the bright and clean interior of the room with the woody feel!
So awesome for photos!
Some detail shot of Wendy’s floral hair piece and her hand flower bouquet.
Final touch up before sending her off for the solemnisation ceremony.
Ta-Dah!! Something simple for family and close friends.
March in time!
Ceying and Wendy were pretty tickled by their solemniser Dr Phua Tan Tee!
Everyone loves Dr Phua, especially the folks. 😀
You may now kiss the bride.
Here’s the bridesmaids!! I really love their convertible bridesmaid dress in this particular shade of blue!
Ceying in his number 1 uniform.
A tower of macaroons and a real wedding cake!
Here’s how the ballroom looks like from front and back.
Guys in uniform always look so cool~~ HAHAHAHA!
Girls having fun at the Photobooth provided by Hello Stranger! 😀
Yes, you are at Ceying and Wendy’s wedding. Sometimes you just have to be sure you know. One of my friend actually went to the wrong wedding before… -_-”
Ang Pow Box design to match Wendy’s floral.
The first march in with the sword bearers, confirm kena tekan… Luckily it’s quite a simple one.
Ceying and Wendy went up for second change, and Raymond stole some time to do a quick shoot for them again.
Love the feel of this image, and the lace details on the back of Wendy’s cheongsam.
So happy~~~ 😀
Time for the couple to give a speech. I can’t share much on what the speech was about since I wasn’t there. Bet it must be something nice. 😀
Folks looked pretty pleased upon hearing.
Even the baby looked happy! 😀
More candids captured while the couple was going around doing their table to table shoot.
“Teeheeheehee~ Are all these glasses of wine for me and me only?” 😀
Don’t you feel happy to know that your guests really enjoyed themselves at your wedding? 😀
Alrighty, till the next time when I’m more available to blog. Meanwhile feel free to stalk us on our Facebook/Instagram as we’re more active over those two places ya?