Original post on Alicia’s blog.
What happens when you cross a kids party planner with a wedding planner?
Read on to find out what happened at our first ever Happier wedding party! Everything was planned and executed in-house end to end. It was a real challenge last October. I had to plan this in the midst of starting up my second business SchoolGuide.Asia, handling our halloween face painting peak season as well as hubby’s absence for his military exercises.
But it was a very gratifying one because everything was entirely DIY-ed. Made from scratch with love.
That once in a lifetime experience that we just wanna celebrate with our family and closest friends.
All these wouldn’t have been possible without my “enthu mama” bridesmaids, JS’s “gangho” groomsmen and our sporting family members and friends! We had so many highlights in our dinner programme that an entire song and dance segment from my dearest buddies from Music & Dance Society from junior college had to be cut out. But thanks so much guys!!
You all are simply the best!!
Here’s the start to our big kids party of the year! Party for big kids! :p Starting with waking up blurry face at 5am in the morning to be turned into a white princess. It’s nice to be on the other side of the chair for once.
7am! All done with makeup and hair. Family shot!
And the sisters shot!
8.30am! Cars are honking. Groomsmen arrive for gate crash games!
The God Sister takes over audit of the ang baos. Occupational hazard working at PWC.
Challenge’s on! Guess how did the Groom’s first ever face painting turn out?
MEOWWW! Grumpy cats and crazy cats in da house!
Time for a morning stretch with cat yoga! I lived with cats my whole life, now I’m married to one.
Ooof! Who said being a cat is easy?
Treasure hunt time! It must be fate.
Because it was none other than the groom who found my room keys in a tiny bottle of cat food.
My sisters got pretty creative with the 10 promises!
Even my 3 year old cutie pie nephew found it funny!
“I promise to love you even if you get skinny, fat or old.” You say one ah, Dear!
He made it through the fat cat obstacle course! Like a true soldier!
Oh hello handsome.
Kids, this is when you look away.
This is what happens when we’re under Amanda’s mistletoe!
Hurray! New member added to the Bride’s family!
Sneaked a photo with our adorable Chindian Dutch nieces! Chinese + Indian = Chindian.
My loving mother-in-law… …
Completely blows my father-in-law off his feet!
Hurray! New member added to the Groom’s family!
6pm! We’re all setup for the dinner banquet!
We searched the island for the best of both worlds – a casual garden setting yet weather proof at the same time.
And we found a gem!
Guanxian and Moxi helped us set the mood as our guests streamed in. We love Moxi’s relaxing renditions of the popular and the evergreens.
Instead of the usual guestbook, we designed some advice cards!
We saved these in our love piggy bank. We’ll take one out to read and savour them in our free time.
Scratch art ain’t just for kids! I scratched out our love story in rainbow colors.
Shared the fun we had on our pre-wedding photo shoot around Singapore!
Designed our own photo booth standee too. I picked up some basic graphic design specially for our wedding.
And searched the whole of Singapore just to gather all the mama shop style candies and crackers.
Bring back the good ole memories from everyone’s school days!
Isn’t this the cutest ang bao you’ve ever seen? My business partner got it hand sewn after our SchoolGuide.Asia logo.
We had a kids party themed military wedding alright. Some serious fun.
And we lived happily ever after. But what they didn’t tell you in the fairy tales, is that happily ever after is just the beginning!
Huang Shi Nan, may be famous, but he is such a nice person. No airs at all. He joined in our wedding as co-host with one of our friends and made all the aunties in the house go gaga. Hahahaha!
Groom told his touching version of our story and how our family and friends had brought us together time and again.
Not forgetting the bride’s mom’s childhood friends who came in with power packed vocals and hidden DJ talent!
Dad, I may have found my prince, but you will always be King.
What? Hello Kitty Boy & Super Girl?
And Beauty found herself a new boyfriend?
All our childhood fantasies came alive at our wedding!
Everyone can’t resist jiggling with the fantasy characters.
We added a bit of fun into the usual round table photo taking with buckets of hand-made props, which our guests also took home as souvenirs.
And the happier crew behind the scenes – putting up the balloons, mending the photo booth, running around distributing photos & topping up the candy bar. Thanks guys!!
And that sums up our dream kids party military wedding.
JS and I are off for our overdue honeymoon tomorrow till 12 May 2015. Stefanie & Angie will help to make arrangements for your parties whilst we’re living happily ever after!
We’ll be back soon with more exciting stuff to share!
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