Many of my good friends are getting/have gotten married in the first half of this year. Last month (Feb) was Greg’s wedding in Miri. This coming April will be Adeline’s union with Shaun. In June, Petrina and Serene are getting married two weeks apart. And just last week (March), I flew back for Pam’s wedding.
Pam and I go a long wayyy back to primary school days. We went on to the same secondary school and junior college and have been in close contact ever since.
18 years of friendship and counting.
Many fond memories flood my mind as I think back on our growing up years — going to school and coming home together (we were neighbours), hanging out after school at each other’s homes/nearby malls, wearing cool baggy jeans with belts hanging out (gross!), experimenting with make-up for the first time, exploring IRC chats with weirdass nicknames, playing snake on our Nokia phones while waiting for the train, riding on our skate scooters/bicycles around the estate, playing futile badminton in an open-air space, the list goes on.
From primary school…to secondary school…to JC…to now. What a long way we’ve come.
I still find it hard to believe that 18 years on, we are now at the stage of getting married and having kids. Where did all that time go?!!
It was a real joy to witness a good ol’ friend walk down the aisle with the love of her life and I couldn’t help but get all sentimental. Here are some photo memories captured on the day itself:
Bridesmaids duties – THE GATECRASH.
Three ‘fun’ tasks for the groom and his boys.
Hon Inn and his bros in full force.
Hon Inn brushing his teeth with the dessert (milo powder+condensed milk+maple syrup) we lovingly prepared.
Drinking blended bitter gourd+coffee powder out of straws with holes.
Using tweezers to eat the main course (spicy korean ramen+wasabi+sambal chili).
United by our polka dots. 🙂
The groom and his friends were super sporting and everyone had a good laugh. After the eventful gatecrash, we proceeded to Bishan Park for photo taking.
Pam in her beautiful gown.
Bishan Park – one of my favourite parks in Singapore.
Sharing a moment together.
3/10 of L Dearest.
At the hotel, we had some time to freshen up and help with the decor. Everyone was tired from waking up at 5+am in the morning but adrenaline kept us going.
Decor for the main table.
Hon Inn and Pam handcrafted a paper flower wall for their guests to take photos against. Each and every wallflower was painstakingly cut, folded, and threaded into its intricate shape. Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?!
During the Holy Matrimony, Hon Inn couldn’t hold back his tears as Pam walked down the aisle and when he was saying his vows. I’ve never seen this softer side of him and it was really sweet.
Mr. and Mrs. Hon Inn. Congrats you two!!
At the dinner banquet later in the evening:
Manning the reception booth.
Against the beautiful flower wall.
With all of us in different parts of the world, a wedding somehow helps to bring everyone together. I was really happy to be a part of Pam’s big day + catch up with friends that I’ve not seen in a long while.
Once again, congrats Pam and Hon Inn!!! Wishing you nothing but the best and lots of love and joy in this marriage! ❤ ❤ ❤
Of Bridal and Baby Showers
As I mentioned earlier, Adeline’s wedding is going to be held in April, just one month from now. Coincidentally, Cheryl will also be popping around that time.
As such, we decided to hold a 2-in-1 celebration for the two of them: Adeline’s bridal shower CUM Cheryl’s baby shower.
So much to look forward to in April for GSF+1.
Both Adeline and Cheryl were not expecting it…Adeline was informed that it was going to be Cheryl’s baby shower whilst Cheryl was told that we were hosting a hens party for Adeline. BOOOOOM SURPRISSSSSE! ❤
With our Mrs-to-be, last one of GSF to get hitched.
Congrats my dear! Really looking forward to flying back for your big day.
Adeline and Cheryl were both my cell leaders back in Singapore and have a special place in my heart. I’m really excited for them as they move into a new phase of their lives — as a new wife and a Mom.
With our Momma-to-be, can’t wait to meet your lil’ one!
Over good food, we talked about their hopes for the future and discussed girly topics. Everyone had a good belly-laugh, an awesome remedy for the soul.
Till our big reunion in April again. 🙂
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” — Khalil Gibran
Friends forever. xxx