#DALoveKnot – Chapter 10 (Actual Day – Day Time)

Today we celebrate our 1st Anniversary of #DALOVEKNOT! To share the joy, i decided to release my wedding review today!

Finally.. After months of preparation, the big day has come! With many helps we’ve got, I managed to be a very chillax bride with no overrun on my agenda! SMART PLANNING! *proud*

In this post, I’ll be sharing A LOT of stuff! ie: MUA, bridal car, PG/VG, banquet.. Bear with me because this is probably the one and only post I’m gonna do on MY WEDDING!!

Here goes..

I was suppose to be the excited one who cant get to sleep but seems like many others got more excited than me. At least I know my MOH only slept 1 hours.. Me? I slept for a good 5-6 hrs! HAHAHA! When you trust your team, you sleep well!

Around 3:30am, I woke up and got myself all prepared and ready! Even started to cook the bitter gourd for my team bride’s gate crash!! Before I could finish boiling the water, my MUA (Joann from Bridal Studio) arrived and soon I got chained up in my room for the makeup..

 

I think my PG/VG came early too? I don’t know, I was in my room, remember? All i heard is laughter and conversation in the living room until my PG/VG came peeping in my room to say hi! They were very prompt in their work, wasted no time and started shooting here and there. Btw, it was also the first time we met our VG, finger crossing hard that we’ll have no hard time taking his instructions.

Brides, listen, if you need to eat, EAT! Damn, i was so freaking hungry when i woke up! Must be the super filling dinner i had last night made me so hungry in the morning.. My MUA was pretty accommodating! LOL she allow me to eat while she do the makeup and very kind of my PG/VG didn’t edit photos of me eating onto the SDE!

I’m not very particular on makeup, as in, I do not have in mind a look that I want the MUA to achieve, hence generally, i feel the makeup is still ok. The only think is, I feel that Joann may needs to pay more attention on bride’s eye makeup. I didn’t think that my eyes were balance in the morning – one big one small. But it’s ok, since it’s not very obvious.. (Anyway, i only realised that after she left, so be it..)

Other than that I must say my morning was pretty good. A lil emotional but it was all under control!!

tick tock tick tock… very soon, 7am the bridal car came honking!!!

Not hard to guess what follows after…

Team Groom was so steady! Played the games with no foul! Hahahaha! Guess we think too badly of them!!

The games lasted per my planned time and soon I got to hear my groom saying his 10 promises to me!! LOL!! His money is MY money!!! I LOVE IT! Oh brides, if you’re reading this.. pls draft the 10 promises for your hubby, or least, give him some clues on what you want! Else you might get some funny promises from him! Nearly fainted when i saw my hubby’s version of 10 promises hence i decided to draft one for him!

Anyway, shortly after he FTB, we left home and went for mid-day shoot.. I believe my PG/VG already comb thru the garden near my place hence when we were there, they gave me clear instructions where to go, what to do, where to look! I love clear instructions and i love my PG/VG!! They planned minimum walking for me, they joke all the time, we were all like friends in a very short time. When i say all, it includes my team groom and team bride.

side track abit: Seriously, it’s not like I wanna nag again, but as compared to my PWS PG, I love my AD PG/VG so so much more!! Clear instructions, joke that does sounds like a joke and doesn’t at all made me feel insecure about how the photos gonna turn out. In fact I didn’t even thought of worrying about my photos/video! (ehem, although i haven’t seen all of it yet)

 

At least, until that point of time, I’m still very pleased with my decision in engaging DrinkTea Artwork! At the rate the go for taking pictures, i really trust that photo will turn out better looking good!

After we’re done with the shoot, we hopped onto our bridal car and headed to the groom’s place.. then i heard a horror story from our driver!! He actually come to my place in the morning thinking that it’s the groom’s place!!!! OMG~ LOL!!! But I think because he came early (to my place), he managed to pick up the groom before 630am and return to the bride’s place for the gate crash! (Efficient eh!)

Upon reaching the groom’s place, we started our tea ceremony, feeding each other tang yuan, kept drinking the bowl of dessert water..

“again.. again… again… again…” until we finish the bowl of water.. hard work behind every good photos/video!

When all done, the groom was called to do some shots so the happy bride went to take a break, char siew bun with coke! omg~ like heaven! But it’s not like i got a lot of time to enjoy. Shortly after, I need to changed into my kua and return home..

I can feel my fats bouncing with joy the moment we untie the white gown! LOL! Finally can breathe in more air!! The only thing is.. i need to walk small steps in kua because the dress is kinda straight cut..

To be honest, the whole morning went pretty well. I didn’t have to worry about agenda overrun because my team bride constantly reassured me that we’re on schedule and all contact person are being updated on our whereabout. Besides that, I feel that my groom was pretty comfortable with our PG/VG too. He’s quite camera shy if case u didn’t think so. Hence, the whole trip from place to place, he didn’t feel awkward and/or acted weirdly. *thumbs up Mr. Chong*

In fact most of the time, the PG/VG just did their work without us knowing.. All we need to do is follow the flow and stay BEAUTIFUL!!

I must say, I love Kelvin’s pro-activeness!! Before we got in the car, he already boost up his aircon power! The moment i got in, all i could say is.. “wahhhh (with a smile)!” With such heavy gown & thick kua, it’s really quite difficult not to perspire like hell..

Back to the bride’s place, we actually took a 5 mins breaks for “air purifying” session (smoking break) before heading up to our unit.. Yes, we were so on time that we actually can afford to have break time and selfie time!!

 

When the lift door open, I’m like OMG, so crowded!!? But I’m glad that our guests had already started taking their brunch. My MOH helped ordered buffet from Stamford Catering Service. Well, I didn’t receive much compliment but at least there wasn’t any negative feedback too. At least I was told that the honey glazed wing was nice & I personally like the crab meat siew mai.. Now that aside..

The couple (we) went back to their bedroom and started the whole tang yuan saga again.. feed each other tangyuan and drank the dessert water again, again, again, again and again until we finish the whole bowl.. (I’m super thankful that my bowel system is super cooperative on that day!)

When done, we headed out to the living room for tea ceremony and I’m thankful everyone was present to give their blessing! After tea ceremony done, we took a few family group shots (Ronald (PG) call the shots).. and we ended our morning agenda ON TIME, actually earlier than planned!!! & the happy bride finally can have a proper meal!!!

Stay tune for evening post coming soon!

VENDOR FOR THE DAY

MUA from Memoire & Co – Joann (3/5)

Normal makeup can be quite thick and suffocating actually. I still prefer airbrush makeup but too bad will need to top up extra if you want it. Joann was a pretty accommodative person. Prior AD, i did send her some hairdo looks that I would like to have in the morning and i guess she did work on it. I pretty happy with the hairdo in the morning. but makeup wise, like i mention earlier, she’ll need to more attentive to the eye area. The bride should be the most beautiful person that day. Big small eyes is definitely a big no-no.

Bridal Car from WeddingCarz – Kelvin (4/5)

Prior confirmation, we actually request a car viewing appointment and Abel (weddingcarz) helped us arranged and sent us to appointment location to meet our driver. Both Abel and Kelvin (our driver) gave us tips and told us that car will usually be sent for polishing and/or cleaning before AD so need not worry about the car condition.

Kelvin was pretty nice IMO. I’m not sure about other couples, but we actually requested for Kelvin to pick up our hand bouquet and fresh flower corsages from the bridal studio when he’s there for car deco the day prior AD. Kelvin agreed to it and took great care of those flowers (aircon room for hand bouquet & fridge for corsages)! He even have got a DIY hand bouquet stand in his car for us to put out hand bouquet! How considerate!!

TIPS

  • No U-turn anytime of the day when the couples are in the car.
  • No reversing anytime of the day when the couples are in the car.
  • Teochew brides, we usually needs to arrive groom’s place prior sunrise so as to avoid “sunlight” on bride (don’t ask me why!). If you’re like me, starting your day after sunrise, you can consider going straight to the groom’s place and save your midday shoot after that (you will most likely be in your Kua/tea dress) and ta-daa..”sunlight” avoided prior arriving groom’s place!!

Now.. EXCLUSIVE NEWS! If you’re looking for bridal car and don’t mind black car, I would recommend Kelvin. Considerate and cost effective (which I found out later from Carousell!)

Check out THIS LINK for his carousell page! I paid a much higher rate for the same thing because I went through WeddingCarz. My advice, GO DIRECT to him. Chauffeured Wedding Service (BMW 523i – Sportiest Black Beemer with black leather seats) for S$280, go where find??

He does other wedding services too if I’m not wrong. Wedding deco (car & reception)/PG/VG too..

PG/VG from DrinkTea Artwork –  Ronald & Gan (5/5)

What more can I ask for other than a team of fun people during our wedding!! PG/VG are super important people for your wedding!! Other than your own team groom & team bride, they’re next in the list who will be with you the WHOLE DAY! I’m sure you wouldn’t want someone with grumpy face and attitude service to spoil your day ya?? Most importantly, they’re the one who will give you memories to keep for a lifetime.. No eye-rolling, No double chin, no flabby arms! LOL..

We really had fun working with them! I may have taken plenty of selfies, but when it comes to a real shoot, I need clear instructions! This is what they give me without making me feel stupid. Ever since the PWS experience, I learnt that chemistry is super duper critical! Without chemistry, you will not have patience. Without patience, you’ll be be frustrated! When you’re frustrated, you’ll not be a happy bride and you’ll make everyone on their toes! hmm..

Anyway, back to DrinkTea, They may not be the most cost effective team we found but they’re the one which we actually liked both their services. This made coordinating much easier when it comes to AD.

DrinkTea Artworks  |  BRN : 53220658D  |  Ctc : 90043214
Email : friends@drinkteaartworks.com.sg

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Buffet from Stamford Catering (4/5)

I can’t really give much comment about this as I wasn’t the one working on this. If i were to rate it, I will give it 4 stars because i pick this outta the few options my MOH provided! One of the reason i chose this was also because I tried their bento set before and they were good! But I guess, bento set and buffet orders were prepared in different kitchen?? LOL!

That is all for my Actual Day (Morning) review!!

Stay tune for Actual Day (Evening) review!

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