I’m finally back from my honeymoon! Maldives was wonderful, a beach paradise indeed. But both of us are now red and with peeling skin! *LOL* Anyway, since I’m on the topic of my wedding, I intend to do a play-by-play coverage of what happened on the three occasions: Wedding dinner at Kam Ling, Kampar (bride’s side), Wedding ceremony at Kampar and Wedding dinner at Sentosa Regency, Alor Star (groom’s side). A trilogy! And following that would be what I’m sure most people are looking forward to, my honeymoon in Maldives!
Reception at Kam Ling restaurant, Kampar
Dinner was held at the newly opened extension building of Kam Ling restaurant, Kampar. Kam Ling is probably one of the, if not oldest, restaurant in Kampar. I remember going to this place for meals since forever! Recently, they expanded their empire by building another 3-storey x 4-shoplots unit just next to its existing building – making it by far the largest restaurant in Kampar.
I was lucky to be able to book the ballroom of Kam Ling, situated on the second floor (highest) of the new building. This ballroom is so huge it apparently can seat up to 80+ tables! Plus, the best part was that the area has no pillars at all, and there are lots of gorgeous chandeliers lighting up the whole room.
Backdrop of the stage
The event started at 7.30pm, with guests arriving from all over the world, literally!
Signing the guest book
Saucer and I were there at around 7.40pm, welcoming guests at the entrance of Kam Ling.
Greeting guests at the entrance
We then proceeded upstairs and welcomed guests near the guest book area.
Us and doryfish + her hubby!
Us with Angie and my brother
My aunt from KL
We welcomed guests up until 8.10pm, when we started to get ready for the march-in. I knew people were getting restless and hungry! *LOL*
The flower girl and boy (my niece and nephew-in-law) were dressed so smartly in their gown and suit! Aren’t they sweet?
Flower girl and boy
The wedding march proceeded at 8.15pm, with confetti flying and music in the background. It was lovely to be the center of attention for just that few minutes, to know that you won’t be walking down the same red carpet again.
Seated at the main table
Guests enjoying dinner
Saucer and I prepared a special singing performance to the guests on that day, singing a duet of Endless Love. Unfortunately, the sound system of Kam Ling left much to be desired. The microphone’s sound came out to be muffled and too soft. We ended up having to shout our lungs out, and I’m sure we missed some tones! *LOL* Well, it was just for fun in the end, and we did have fun!
Saucer and witch singing
Dear Jessica even came up to us after the performance, telling us that it was very sweet and it made her want to get married! *hugs*
Jessica and us
Next was the toasting ceremony. We were invited up to uncork some champagne (sparkling juice was more like it ) and pour it on the glass fountain.
Filling the glasses
After the toasting ceremony, Sidney asked us to their table to perform a second round of toasting! He brought a few bottles of the Halal champagne, Chamalal!
Us with Chamalal champagne
Very thankful to the group of bloggers who came all the way from KL and Penang to my wedding dinner! Love you guys!
Us with Szu Ann and Keh Jun – my room mate from uni & best bud!
Thanks to my ex-colleagues and boss from Penang, for coming all the way south! Really appreciate it!
Penang ex-colleagues & friends
My brother, his girlfriend and cousin Theng from the UK
Time flies and before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye to the guests!
Walking towards the exit
Friends from the university!
Diana and witch
The bloggers and us!
Jessica and witch
So there you have it! The first night of our wedding dinner. All the pictures were taken by the amazing and talented Steve Tan! We enjoyed his work very much, especially those taken on the morning tea ceremony. Stay tuned to see those candid pictures all right!