Part 2 Wedding Preparation

Because it’s not Friday yet, so am still in an all-black mourning state of mind.

# – Looking at my phone.

# – Looking at myself.

Dress from H&M. Skirt from H&M too. Wedges from Vincci. Bag from ri2k.

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This is Part 2 and final post on our wedding preparations. Part 1 is here.

Makeup and hair

I knew exactly which makeup artiste that I wanted for my wedding even before I knew I was getting married. The person is Cassandra from Dominica by C, a ‘Boh’ Cameronian Award winning make-up artiste.

I have always loved Cass’ work – her brides all look really natural, beautiful and glowing! And I am pretty sure I was all that on my wedding day :) Thank you Cass, so much.

# – Cass doing her magic on me.

My hair was done by Cindy, Cass’ partner. I really love my bridal hairstyles, classic, chic and timeless. I especially adored my second hairstyle on that day! Also I must add that no matter how many times and how hard I have sat on my veil, my hair was perfectly intact and coiffured.

# – Gareth with Cass and Cindy.

Dresses & suit

I wore 3 dresses for our wedding while Gareth wore only one bespoke suit.

Gareth got his suit tailored at a place called Ah Loke Tailor in Kuala Lumpur, recommended by Shah, our amazing blog manager and one of the most stylish men we know. I love Gareth’s suit and his bowtie, so classy and classic :)

For my main dress, I knew very early on what type I wanted – mermaid cut, with a train, lots of lace and and conservative. I wanted to look like a virgin haha.

I tried A LOT of dresses before finally finding the perfect one at Faye’s Bridal House, at Jalan Loke Yew.

We ended up taking a basic bridal studio photography package (which we were sure we didn’t want) with them too because it makes more monetary sense than just renting the dress alone. I was pleased with their service and quite enjoyed the pictures from the studio shoot :)

# – Gareth and me in my main dress.

My second dress is this fuchsia piece that’s mermaid cut with silver lace trimmings. It also has a train.

# – In my second dress.

My third dress is the most special one. It’s a qipao that my mom wore at her own wedding day. The dress is 32 years old!

# – In my mom’s qipao.

Shoes

I bought 4 different pairs of stilettos for the wedding. I wanted my heels to be really high and really simple.

Got 3 of them from Payless Shoes (red and silver pairs from Sunway Pyramid and gold pair during my trip to Melbourne) and the blue pair from Bangkok.

# – Blue (still wrapped in plastic), gold, silver and red.

Photography

As we were very happy with our ROM pictures by Anna-Rina, we engaged her again for our wedding day shoot. I have said this numerous times; Anna is an amazing photographer. She is great at capturing the right moments and I am just in love with her picture compositions.

I love, love, love all the pictures from my wedding! Much thanks to Matthew, Anna’s assistant on that day too.

# – A picture of us with Anna and Matthew at the end of our wedding day.

Thank you Anna and Matthew for being so accommodating, patient and wonderful. You guys are class-A professionals!

Emcee

Boy this one was tough! We really had a hard time looking for emcee. I wanted someone who speaks not just immaculate english and cantonese but also has a fun personality but not too much. We asked around a bit but when I checked out their youtube videos, I was like…cannot lah T_T

There was this emcee that I encountered in an event many years ago, who left a deep impression on me. I thought his voice was just wonderful – velvety, calm but still commanding. I was having such a hard time trying to remember who it was and then lo and behold….Gareth remembered!

The man with the velvety voice I heard many years ago was Kevin!

In fact, it’s TRAXXfm’s Kevin, who does The Morning Zoo show. I was so, so, so happy when Kevin agreed to emcee our wedding.

And he truly was fabulous. His english is perfect but his cantonese is even better. I am proud our our wedding emcee, man! /fistbump with husband

We received so many compliments on how good our emcee sounded and had so many people asking for Kevin’s contacts after our wedding!

# – Kevin interrogating one of my bridesmaids, Celine.

If you’re thinking of engaging Kevin as your emcee, just reach him at his facebook page ya. No need to email me please ;)

Music

We didn’t hire any band basically because we wanted to listen to our own favourite music. Also, the agenda was so packed that there’s not really any downtime for a live band. Also, am terrified of bad singing hahahah

Anyway, there were two songs that were chosen specifically for our grand walk-ins. The first one was Perfect by Fairground Attraction. Upbeat, fun and of course the lyrics:

Perfect by Fairground Attraction

Don’t want half hearted love affairs
I need someone who really cares.
Life is too short to play silly games
I’ve promised myself I won’t do that again.

It’s got to be perfect
It’s got to be worth it
Yeah.
Too many people take second best

But I won’t take anything less
It’s got to be
Yeah
Perfect.

Young hearts are foolish
They make such mistakes
They’re much too eager to give their love away.
Well
I have been foolish too many times

Now I’m determined I’m gonna get it right.

It’s got to be perfect

Young hearts are foolish
They make such mistakes

It’s got to be perfect

It’s got to be
Yeah
Worth it
It’s got to be perfect.

Our second walk-in song is a version of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Cher & Rod Stewart. I had always known this song was somehow going to be in our wedding because it is damn cheeky hehe. Here are the lyrics:

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Cher & Rod Stewart

[Rod Stewart]
After one whole quart of brandy
Like a daisy I awake
With no Bromo Seltzer handy,
I don’t even shake.

[Cher]
Men are not a new sensation;
I’ve done pretty well, I think.
But this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink

I’m wild again
Beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

[Rod Stewart]
Listen, baby
I couldn’t sleep
And wouldn’t sleep
Until I could sleep where I shouldn’t sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

[Cher]
Lost my heart but what of it?
My mistake I agree.

[Rod Stewart]
Oh she’s such a laugh, and I love it
Although the laugh’s on me.

[Cher]
Oohh I’ll sing to him
Bring springs to him
And worship the trousers that cling to him
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

Oh you’re so cute
Oh she’s kept enough, she’s slept enough
And yet, where it counts she’s adapt enough

[Both]
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

[Cher]
When he talks he is seeking
Words to get off his chest.

[Rod Stewart]
Horizontally speaking
She’s at her very best.

[Both]
Oh we’ve seen a lot
I mean a lot
And now we’re like sweet seventeen a lot
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I
Oh, we’re vexed again
Perplexed again
Thank God we can’t be over-sexed again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I

Slideshow

This slideshow was made entirely by Gareth. Trust me it took a lot for me not to interfere with the making of the slideshow but after he finished and I watched it…I am so proud of my hubs cause I LOVE it! The music is Take Me Over by Cut Copy.

I wouldn’t have been able come out with anything close.

We played it at our wedding but there was some technical issues hahah (that ALWAYS happens at wedding, doesn’t it?) so here it is again:

Videography

We had a slightly hard time deciding on a videographer too. Luckily, a blog reader tipped me off about 3PM Studio. Love their work! Not too cheesy, no powerpoint action like effects, slightly hipster (hehehe) – just love them. Their charges were very reasonable too, compared to some whose work I think are far inferior.

This is the short edit of our morning session.

We still don’t have a full edit video of our wedding day because we haven’t gotten around to passing 3PM Studio the scenes we wanted….we’re talking about many hours of footage here to look through haha :P

And there…done blogging about our wedding preparations. Next post will be about the wedding of course!

Again, thank you everyone was was part of our beautiful wedding.

Thank you for helping us make the happiest day of our life so freaking awesome!

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4 Responses to Part 2 Wedding Preparation

  1. May Chin July 19, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    G’day Kim,

    I’ve been a silent reader of your blog for a while but now is the right time to comment I feel.

    I would like to say many thanks for sharing your gorgeous wedding day photos and videos with your readers. The sight of your dad tearing up at the tea ceremony reminded me of my own, more than 5 years ago now.

    I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog; you are honest, and you speak you mind without any pretences (which is something uncommon and unfortunate I think, in Malaysian bloggers these days). So keep up the good work!

    Cheerio,

    May

    • Kimberlycun July 19, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      Thank you very much May for the compliments. Glad you enjoyed the posts :)

  2. Cel July 19, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Love your post! Watched the proposal and wedding video for the umpteenth times, still bring tears to my eyes…such a beautiful wedding xx

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