Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Melok's Wedding 070707

Melok have come to the second year of marriage, wow.... how time flies. 2nd year also the cotton year, so.... what's the best present? according to traditional wedding, gifts such as towels, curtain, table cloth, bed spreads, blankets....etc etc anything related or made of cotton is recommended..... Too bad it's not diamonds yeah. Anyway, gifts are not that important compare to the loves and cares given to each other as husband and wife.

Looking back at our wedding day's video clips, brought back lots of sweet memories. We took almost a year to prepare for our big day, mainly due to the popularity of our wedding date. 070707, the perfect day to get married in the entire year 2007. We got advise from "Loh Tit Pat", the famous fortune teller in Petaling Street, and were given few dates to choose from. 070707 was choose because it's very easy to remember.

Like many new couples, we wanted the best for our wedding. After decided on this date, we immediately look for the right venue to held our wedding dinner. Most of the famous Chinese restaurant and hotels are fully book. Luckily we found one at last, The Legend Hotel. There are many criteria we look into before choosing it. Most important is a ballroom without column to accomodate 40 to 45 tables, with lot's of space and comfort for our guest. Second comes the stage which is grand enough for live ochestra performance. Third is the food, The Legend Hotels offers good chinese food which is consider one of the best among hotels in Kuala Lumpur. So for those getting marry soon, The Legend Hotel is highly recommended ya.

Next is the pre-wedding photos. We went and survey quite a number of wedding studio around KL and PJ area, can't decide which one to sign in. Most of them offers quite attractive package, finally we decided on Love Vision Wedding Studio. They were our choice because I like their photography style which is more artistic. We didn't had bad experience with their service either but did spent quite a lot of money on the photography.

We were officially registered on 13 Feb 2007 at Tien Hau Temple Marriage Registeration Office. Popular choice among the chinese in Klang Valley. Huh!! The registeration process was really fast, just 10 minutes per couple. I don't remember how many couples they can take per day, but their operating hour is from Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat until 12:30pm.

As mention due to this popular date, we need to confirm the booking for make up artise, photographer and videographer early. My sister AChia helps me a lot on this, thanks to her wide networking through the cybersphere. We have engaged Ian Chew to be our official photographer during that day, a young and dedicated chap. Do check out our photos at http://www.pbase.com/ianchew/soomei. Not to forget another photographer Steward, thanks to his generous help too.

Following that, it was during the chinese new year we started to inform all the relatives and friends in order to prepare guest list for our wedding dinner. Those couples that had gone through certainly agree with me that this is the most headache part. We need to arange the seats for every guest, to make sure those from the same group of friends will sit at the same table. It's a long process as we need to confirm the attendance of every guest. Few of our guest have got more than one invitation on that day, many thanks to those whom have attended my wedding.

After all set and done, we were just waitng for our big day, "tick tack tick tack".....

Finally, the day we have been waiting for ...... We had a simple wedding ceremony, including chinese must have tea ceremony in the morning. Although we did not follow all the custom in chinese wedding , but certainly a simple and sweet day for us.

Wedding dinner was a bigger task for both of us. This is the first time we hosted a grand dinner function. Would like to take this opportunity to thank all our family members whom help us throughout the dinner, our parents, brothers and sisters - the ushers, AChia and my collegues on the guest registeration counter, Chun Kiat and Alana - the MC, Sixson - the one leg kick coordinators, Louise and Jocelyn - bridemaids...... last but not least.....all our honourable guest.

The end of our wedding dinner marks as the begining of our new journey . There will be more challenges, sweet and sour that we have to face together through our new chapter of life. This blog , Melok's Place will continue to be a place for us to express our feelings, sharing our joys and hapiness, things we have explore, places we go and many more ....