Photos from my phone.

Since some of you guys have asked for photos, these are the basic few I took with my handphone, they are more behind the scenes kinda pictures. The ones from my photographer Bittersweet by Joseph will have to wait for some time, I think. Hope you enjoy! 

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Bridal Nails done @ Lavishing Me at Cuppage Plaza. My artiste name was Evangeline. She’s super friendly and accommodated to my nail design that I wanted. I’m sure some of you have seen this design floating around pinterest so I followed it. The “I Love You” was one the ring finger so M will see it when he puts on the ring!Image

 

 

 

 

My Bridemaids and my bouquet! Middle one is mine, if you haven’t figured it out yet. 🙂 Bridemaids bouquets were DIYed and my bouquet was from 86 Creation from Depot Heights. Image

 

 

 

My Church on Friday night. Interesting story – the flags you see were NOT put up by me. They were put up by the church for a separate event altogether. And while some brides may have completely lost it because it ‘wasn’t in their colour scheme‘ I really really liked it!Image

 

The Church canteen done up by my awesome friends. Poms poms by me!Image

 

Day of the wedding, this was the set up on my cupboard!.Check out the DIY hangers 🙂 Image

 

RSYC set up at sunset – the view from my hotel room. Too freaking beautiful man.Image

 

My wedding cake, courtesy of my amazing mother. look at all the colourful cupcakes all decorated and each one different from the other with the toppers I made for her! And my favourite piece of all, my cute wooden cake toppers and my floating signage!!!!Image

 

Another view of my beautiful bouquet – roses, eustomas, and peonies.

 

And.. finally, i can show you my dress.. 🙂 It was a dress I didn’t want to take off. I love every moment I spent in it. I felt like a Queen. 

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If you guys would like to see more, stay tuned in the up coming weeks.. I’ll update when I get my pictures back. Reviews to come too…

xoxo,

B

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It’s today!

15th June 2013

I can’t believe it, the day is finally here and the next time I check in here, I’ll be someone else’s Mrs. There’s so much to be thankful for, everything has gone so well during the last 17.5 months of our engagement + wedding planning, of course there were things that didn’t go so well along the way.. but all that doesn’t matter now. I’m getting MARRIED!

Just a few final words…
I hope that all of you who have hopped on this blog once in a while, bothered to leave a message or two, have enjoyed reading my rants and DIY tutorials. I started this blog last May to document the entire process, not at all expecting the cool connections I’ve made along the way. Those who given small words of encouragement, thank you.. I may not continue blogging after this wedding, but I certainly enjoyed sharing the journey with you.

Good luck to all future brides!
xoxo
B

2 days more

it’s 7am.. I woke up at 4 and couldn’t sleep after that. Feels like a million butterflies in my tummy.

2 more days and everything will finally fall into place. Yesterday me and M went to ROM for our verification of documents and collection of our wedding certificate. Our appointment timing was 8.30, and we were the first. Queue number 0001. 🙂 The whole process took less than 10 minutes. After that, we went to pick up my dress and his suite at Silhouette.. Did our last fitting! Still fits, thank God. 

After that, me and BFF went for a massage and a Hens High Tea at Raffles hotel Tiffin Room. Maybe the massage didn’t calm me down much. But I had the best day just chilling and relaxing with her.

I don’t know if I have time to blog one more time before Saturday, but if I don’t, I’d just to say how awesome this whole journey was. All the late night DIYs and project along the way has made this wedding really special to me. Thanks for all the well wishes guys. See you when I’m a Mrs.

xoxo,

B

5 days to go

Final leg of this race. 🙂

One more day at the office to tie up anything loose ends and I’m off from tomorrow onwards all the way to next Tuesday. 🙂
No more DIY projects at this point, (lets not count the DIY bouquets, I do want the flowers to be as fresh as possible!) I’m getting as much rest as I should be getting.

Tomorrow:
I’m heading for a last fitting tomorrow at 3pm. Hopefully everything fits well, the veil is ready and cut up for me already.
My Pink Parlour Wax at 3.45pm together with BFF.
5pm is our manicure + pedicure session @ Lavishing Me

I’m going for a nude base with a silver glitter gradient. Something really simple and classy. All done with Gelish so I don’t wreck the nails the next 3 days.

feeling like I’ve got 3000 butterflies in my tummy.
xoxo,
B

8 days more + a rehearsal

Days/hours/minutes are passing by like nobody’s business. My eyes close for just one second and BHAM!, 10, 9 , 8 days to go. It’s not so crazy now, I think I’ve planned the day well and it’ll run smoothly or as smoothly as God wants it to. In all in His Hands now. 🙂

Last night the whole wedding party headed down to my church at OLPS for our wedding rehearsal. We rehearsed the walk-in about 6 times just to get the timing right, ran through the order of the Catholic Mass and after making sure we get all the things right, we all went for dinner 🙂

RSYC called yesterday to remind me to confirm the florist colours and theme, which was easy – Cream/Champagne/Pink. Good of them to remind me though, we’ve been so busy with guest lists, slides, songs till I’m not sure what else I”m forgetting.

These are my confirmed accessories for the day!

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Tomorrow Saturday, BFF is finally flying down from Australia to help me with the last week of madness before I finally get married. Sunday we’ll get together and start planning everything out. Monday I head back to work for one more day then I’m on leave!

EVERYTHINGISHAPPENINGSOFAST!
xoxo,
B

17 days to go + a pimple

I had hoped this would be a happy post but I’ll be honest with all of you. It’s not. 

Sunday saw a sudden ‘one-third’ departure of my brides maids posse, a sudden pimple had formed somewhere bottom left on my lip and I was constantly reminded by everyone that the date was barely 3 weeks away.

I panicked with the pimple and overloaded it with toothpaste – a home remedy trick that usually works for me but this time, I think I was a little over enthusiastic with the application. The amount of Colgate I put on had burnt my skin to a dark ashy brown… a STARK contrast to my very fair complexion. It has formed a dried tough, wrinkly layer of dead skin 0.5 cm wide, that my concealer simply creased into. At this point, I was almost crying. 

I couldn’t sleep on Sunday night till 3.30am . Monday night was also filled with tossing and turning. It’s obvious I’m suffering from anxiety. M is lovingly trying to find a remedy to my madness but he’s pretty lost especially in cosmetics.

Anyway, after  much research online about acne and scars, I bought tea tree oil and am taking extra care of the scar. I soaked a cotton pad in Chamomile Green Tea with one drop of  T3 Oil and stuck the whole thing  to my dark scar. The soothing concoction seems to have loosen all the dead skin and revealed a (much less dark but still dark) piece of skin below.  Ok, some progress over 2 days! Here’s to the next 17 days of extra care for my pimple scar…  

Will keep you all updated.. if you wanna hear about the life of my pimple that is.

Angbaos are now being filled up with cash for all the helpers.
Decor has been delegated and the vendors are reminded.

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Please pray for me. thanks.

xoxo,
B

Wedding Nightmare..

From one of my bridemaids:

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Yup, my second BFF can’t make it for my wedding.. I was in a bus when she sent that message, and I remember not knowing how to react. Chinese superstitions were never something I followed especially when it came to good friends wedding. But I didn’t want her to feel bad, nor seem like I was being unreasonable. After all, she was the one who lost her grandfather, nothing bad had happened to me or my family. I simply told her not to worry about my wedding and to take care.

So with one down.. I now have to re-distribute all the tasks she had to my other 2 bridesmaids (Maid of honour and sister). Sure, I panicked a little. The wedding is less than one month away and I still had to deal with all this reshuffling. Yet, at the back of my head, I knew the best thing to do now was to remain calm. Things happen. Plans don’t fall through perfectly. I needed to rely on good friends who were coming and everything would be fine.

Hope you brides out there that are facing a similar predicament relax and take charge of your wedding, like a boss!

xoxo,
B

DIY: Doily Buntings

New last minute DIY project. I promise. heh.

I’ve seen this project everywhere! Probably because it’s so simple. The whole thing took me one hour to do (includes pockets of TV watching) and I done!

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1) Start with folding your doilies in half, I find using bigger doilies nicer, but it’s really based on your personal preference.
2) The number of doilies depend on how long your streamer is, mine was about 3m long.
3) Start dotting glue in the middle of the doily, along the line that you folded it on. I’m using woodcraft glue, found in Daiso ($2)
4) Place the middle glue dots upon the rope/string you have and continue till you are done.
5) Let it dry. Do leave some of the ends out for easy tying.

I managed to do this one last one in the midst of all the wedding prep. I’m still hanging on and getting ready for the 15th.  🙂

xoxo,
B

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Happy Anniversary!

25 days to go.

WordPress tells me that this blog is officially 1 year old today. I am slightly doubtful at the announcement, cause in my head it feels like I’ve only started documenting this process 6 months ago. Time sure flies. It’s been one heck of a journey sewing, gluing and DIY-ing, and here I am, 365 days later.. with only 25 days to go. Final leg of this wonderful race, let it be as smooth as the last year.  🙂

Here are some pictures of Silhouette’s Shophouse.

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Hope you girls have a great day.

xoxo,
B

Silhouette Atelier (Part II)

26 days more to go.. OMG. When did the front number become 2???

Last Thursday was my 3rd fitting with Silhouette and my 2nd last. The final fitting will happen 1.5 weeks before the wedding. And we pick up the outfits 3 days before the wedding. 

My dress still fits (thank God!) and looks even more gorgeous than before.. So excited to be wearing it! I can afford to lose a little more tummy honestly. I did minimal edits to the dress. Maybe just taking in the sleeves a little, that’s all.

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A little glimpse into the beautiful shop house of Silhouette where I go for my fittings.. It’s located at Emerald Hill.

I’m busy building up the Actual Day’s Schedule and slightly panicky that I don’t have enough people to help me out.. Back to work! and will update soon. 🙂

XOXO,
B