This year Christmas had been special to me despite the rush at last hour and almost a year of preparation. 2011 Christmas was my big day where a wedding banquet was held in Restoran Chong Fatt for me and my darling Daniel. Yeap, this is only the wedding dinner and the Chinese traditional ceremony is a week ahead which is the 2012 New Year Eve and its a day before my birthday on 1st January.
There were many celebrations of special dates for me as we had our ROM on 11.11.11, our wedding dinner on Christmas and wedding ceremony on 31.12.11 and then my birthday on 1.1. Although the dinner were held during this peak year end season where many went for overseas holidays, christmas celebration at church or family gathering many of our families, relatives, close friends and colleagues had made it to our meaningful day. Both me and Daniel sincerely thank you all for the attendance and participations.
I’ve started doing my bridal make up as early as 3.30pm and it was lucky that the restaurant is just 10mins from my house. Early as I mentioned but still I appeared late to the dinner. Only manage to leave my house at 7pm which was supposed to be there at 6pm. My hubby had already rang me few times to urge me as many of the guest had reached. Paiseh when I reached the restaurant with only a shirt and a short pants except the make up and the hairdo is there.
Went straight up the bridal restroom to change and quickly went down to the reception to welcome the rest of the guest arriving. It was so chaotic when some of the guest could not find their table and the children was running here and there. Finally all the guest arrived around 8.15pm and we started the banquet at about 8.40pm. As usual, we walk our way through the entrance on red carpet all along to our host table in front of the stage.
Upon sitting down, the banquet started as we know that the guests were all getting hungry. After the second dish which was the shark fins, I’d walked around attending and taking photographs with the my friends, colleagues and some family member. I had a great time as there are many relatives whom I’ve not seen for years, 5-7 years at least and it was like a reunion gathering for the Suah family.
His mum (yes, my mother in law to be as I can only address her that after the ceremony, to be exact the tea ceremony) were busy attending the family and friends too. And mind you, she change her attire twice just like me too. Hahaha…some of the friends complimented her that she’s even more beautiful than the bride.
I’ve change my gown after the fourth dish and then we went on stage for a toast to all our beloved guest. My cousin had request a song for my hubby to sing and dedicated to me. The funny thing is he looks like a singer and the floor when quiet when he sings. Handsome and charming (to me) as usual when he sang wholeheartedly. I was touched.
Both us when to our group of friends for toast and some chattering here and there taking chance of keeping each other in touch especially for some ex-colleagues. Families and relatives that came all the way from Seremban, Penang had made our event more joyous and meaningful. There were a friend whom birthday falls on the Christmas day and he was there with us to celebrate our big day. All these is deeply engraved in our heart. Your kindness will always be remembered.
Not missing was my best buddy Karen who missed the Christmas family dinner and my best friend who flew all the way back from Singapore. I’m speechless and grateful. Before the dinner ends, the Suah family had managed to get a family potrait as well. This is the greatest moment as rarely the Suah family were managed to gather gather like this due to each other were busy with works and stuffs. Although not 100% of the family member were here but still its just like a big puzzle missing a few as they were located overseas and could not make it to come back during these days.
Last but not least we were there standing at the entrance again to bid goodbye and express our gratitude for their attendance. It was tiring and had fun at the same time as this is once in a lifetime event and there’s no take two for each and every moment spent with them.
Will need sometime to have another update which will be my wedding day of the traditional Chinese ceremony on the New Year’s eve on 31st December 2011. Forgive me for the late blog post as was catching up with work after the leaves and the photos were still with my cousin sista.