1. To rebuild my hope on marriage and romance. People say that when you get married, that is the end of your freedom and romance. I can’t fault that, because that happens to most of our parents’ generation. But this is our generation, we’ll do it our way! Just like my pastor who champions the cause of marriage, so do we! (I am so blessed to have the perfect man to walk with side by side)
2. It’s a one-in-a-lifetime event, and we are the centre of attraction. Being a sanguine, I love standing out from the crowd. I have been to many weddings, only a few left a mark in me, and those marks inspired us. We also want our wedding to leave that mark. Winston and I are not afraid to stand out in the spotlight.
3. I got to plan according to my preferences. Being a designer and somebody who is in the business of wedding invitation and stationeries, I am determined to design and prepare every little aspects in details, from the venue, dress, invitation, photo montage, table setting, etc.
4. A very supportive and open-minded Husband-to-be * very important aspect*
5. To share this beautiful moment with my loved ones, family and friends. Having my friends, housemates, cellgroup members support me in this event is an amazing boost to my wedding energy. The thought of preparing this big event, choosing the dress, with your long time best friend and sisters is like a dream come true.
Contrary to what Hellen thinks, I am not good in writing.. reports and minutes maybe, but definitely not blogs. . Would I be like this guy?
Many says marriage is hard, but I am determined to make this work and enjoy every moment of it.. starting with the wedding! And in this preparation phase… there’s 5 things I love:
1. Hellen’s vision: It is wonderful that she already know what she wants. She has already envision how the wedding will look like.. so I am all for it!
2. Banquet preps: The venue, ambience, feedback and especially the coordinator thus far have been outstanding. We will talk more about the details in future entries!
3. Globalisation: It’s great that Hellen is from Indo, as her thinking is not confined to Singapore. I believe we will have our photoshoot overseas and our wedding will be un-traditional.
4. Forward Thinking: We are not leaving things to the last minute and we already have plans for a lot of stuff. That’s good, although some will say ideas and plans changes a hundred times before the actual thing, but oh well.. better early than late.
5. This Blog: This blog is a great idea! So we can really document our journey.. and the name of the blog rocks! Why? Cos it is a tongue-twister. Try saying welovelaughkiss 10 times in a row! Now that’s a challenge!
While Winston a.k.a WeiQiang is a good writer, I’m the struggling one. But life is fair and square, because I have a knack for design. I do design for living, and as a life-passion, so it would be appropriate if I pour out all my design talent as much as possible to represent both of us on the big day itself.
Our wedding theme is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. It might not be the most original idea, but it represents me (with Winston’s approval, of course). But Winston is always supportive with my idea, that’s one of the reasons I love him! We make a great team together.
Here’s the moodboard collage I made.
Welcome one and all to this blog, which chronicles the interesting happenings of this couple, namely Winston and Hellen, as we embark on a journey to plan our wedding in a year’s time.
I am Winston, an average Singaporean, who loves his fiancee dearly. Hellen on the other hand is an incredibly lovely and creative Indonesian girl, who never ceases to make me smile. She will take care of everything that requires imagination in our wedding, and I will chip in my 2 cents from time to time.
I hope we can update this blog as much as we can, detailing the preparation and thoughts we have when planning the various aspects of the wedding. I know I am long-winded, so I will try to write less and let the pictures do the talking.
A pretty (is this a pun?) recent photo of us… 14 months before the wedding.
Wonder what we will look like 14 months from now? Hmmm…
God said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.
The Man said,
“Finally! Bone of my bone,
flesh of my flesh!
Name her Woman
for she was made from Man.”
Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.
Gen 1: 18, 21 – 24 (MSG)