Uncategorized, Wedding WEDDING: part 10 – the 2nd walk in 24 December 2009

My evening dress was a BRIGHT RED number, that’s mermaid-style and speelautomaat action clings to every single curve. It’s a frightening dress to wear because it shows off every bulge, every bit of fat. But it’s a stunning red with a long row of Swarovski crystals all the way down the back (same as my wedding gown) and probably one of the only times in my life I can get away with wearing something as outrageous and stunning as this.

I LOVE the dress.

It makes me/my hips look a bit fat, but I don’t care, it’s actually a comfortable dress and I adore it!! Paired with bright red lips and a Swarovski crystal headband, I walked down the aisle with Chris to “Lady In Red”, a song that Chris selected and that I really love 🙂


Outside, about to do the “2nd walk-in”

Back view

Walking in, again!

“Lady In Red” – very apt song, given my dress 😉


I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your head that catch your eyes I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me, It’s where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget, the way you look tonight

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright you were amazing
I’ve never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and eurogrand casino ervaringen utter love, as I do tonight

The way you look tonight
I never will forget, the way you look tonight
The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red (I love you)


And then, we were up on stage again and did the champagne pouring and toasts. The toasts were hilarious because we decided to do the Chinese-style “yam-seng” (ie. cheers) toast.. which I was keen on because.. well, no reason really, just thought it’d be more fun because it’s a bit more boisterous/louder than the regular “cheers”! And we even brought with us from Shanghai the crystal champagne glasses that Chris’ parents bought us for our engagement present 🙂

Pouring the champagne

All of us up on stage

Toasting with the guests

Bottoms up 😉

Yet another toast!

Chris then took the mike and did one fantastic speech. I barely remember any of it now, but I clearly remember being up on stage with him, glowing with happiness and looking at my new husband, and feeling SO proud that he could speak so well and say such lovely things. You know what’s crazy? It was an impromptu speech from him (he did say that at the start, but I think most of the guests just thought he was saying that, but it was actually true). He originally had his speech notes written on a piece of paper, and in our rush, left it behind in the suite before we came downstairs. When he realised it, he started scribbling it down again on a fresh sheet of paper, but then “Lady In Red” started playing and he had to throw it all aside as we did our 2nd-walk in. Hence we probably had a panicked, disoriented look on our faces when we walked in… but oh well 😛


Chris’ speech

And then, after Chris finished speaking, I took the microphone.

SAY WHAT?!

Yep… I wasn’t planning to, or expecting to speak. I’ve always been told the bride remains demure and online gokkasten slots quiet, at all times. It’s also not common for a bride in Singapore to make a speech. So I figured I wouldn’t say anything either…. but just before we walked in, I decided “CRAP! I just can’t keep quiet!!! I’ll go insaaaaannnnnne!” and so Chris hurriedly told me I could “go thank the girls, or something”. And that was the extent of my preparation, hahaha.

I didn’t care though, I never prepare speeches anyway. I just love public speaking and presentations, and have never prepared for any of them in my life. Not because I’m lazy (OK, maybe partly that!), but because I don’t like rehearsed, practised speeches. They just look really awkward and fake and stilted to me. And I actually get SUPER nervous if I have a specific script I have to memorise and follow. Speaking impromptu means I can actually speak what’s on my mind, and say it right from the heart. To me, it’s the most honest and (hopefully) interesting way to speak when you’re in front of an audience!

And so… ummm… I rattled and prattled on about… something. Can’t remember what, but do clearly remember crying (?!) at one point, which shocked me so much I stopped soon after from the sheer surprise of it all. I NEVER thought I’d be the sort of girl that cries at weddings. So I can’t believe I did! Just the overwhelming emotions, especially looking at everyone’s faces (many of whom were crying).. it just totally set me off 😛

And then Chris’ dad got up to do a speech, saying words of wisdom to Chris – I remember thinking it was a lovely speech but now I can’t remember most of it either! But I loved how he did a “Cheers” toast with everyone.. so in the end, we got our “yam-seng” Chinese style toast, AND our “cheers” Western style toast! Hurray!!


Me, yabbering away

And then having a bawl *cringe*. Awkward!!

Chris making me feel better 🙂

So this is what love is…


50 Comments

  • sintart posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:30 am

    You look absolutely glamorous! It doesn’t make you look fat at all, love the crystals & headband, such a classic look 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:20 am

      It was quite an unforgiving dress, lol. Did you know I couldn’t even go to the bathroom to pee (i tried and failed) cos the dress couldn’t be pulled up over my big hips!! Arghh!! Embarassing 😛

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

    You looked truly stunning in that dress!

    And the speeches were so beautiful, the whole thing had me teary!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

      Aww thank you! I’m glad I went for the red, after all 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on December 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

    that, is one gorgeous dress! and you definitey showed it off well! (“well” is an understatement!)

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    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm

      Aww thank you! In the end, I did like the red 🙂

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

        your skin colour complements the red perfectly!

        Reply
  • winterswitchery posted on December 24, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    You look amazing, curvy and gorgeous, not fat at ALL.

    Your impromptu speech was so sweet, even if brides in Singapore don’t usually speak 🙂 (I didn’t speak at my own wedding, but I’d never heard the demure/quiet thing, I just didn’t want to lol The wedding I went to in July, the bride talked, and then mostly bawled haha)

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    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      Aww thanks hon – it was a bit hip-py but oh well! At least the photos turned out alright 🙂

      I wasn’t gonna speak either! But then, ummm, something in me snapped and I grabbed the mic 😛

      Reply
  • claypot posted on December 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I don’t think it made your hips look fat as such, maybe just bigger than usual, but it seems as though it was a ‘necessary evil’ to create a waist! Nice headband, less shouty than a tiara. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

      Well, true! Sadly my hip-to-waist ratio is massive, so it’s either one or the other that I have to choose 😉

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on December 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I agree, I think the hips actually accented the waist so it was a good idea anyway hahaha!

    Anyway, you’re gorgeous and the both of you look so genuine and in love. There’s no better gift 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

      hehe well the saving grace was at least my waist was accentuated, otherwise i’ll just look like a giant red….. APPLE 😛

      And thank you for your nice words!

      Reply
  • lindi_jay posted on December 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Seeing the front view of your red dress reminds me of … Jessica Rabbit! Very hot! And good on you for being able to speak so confidently in public. Must be a real bonus for work presentations (and weddings!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:12 pm

      Man that would be HOT! Only… ahem.. I need the boobs first 😛

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on December 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    FAT?!?! You look AMAZING and STUNNING in that dress! It makes you look curvy and delicious, not fat 😀 (Also, I really love the swarovski crystals down the back of both your wedding dress and this red dress, it’s so classy and elegant!)

    I completely agree with you on the public speaking front, that is how I like to do it too. I never prepare for them! The only bad thing is that sometimes I lose my train of thought and then start blabbing about something totally random, ah well, keeps it exciting hey?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:13 am

      I guess I’m not used to seeing curves on me, lol! I like top-part curves. Bottom-part curves.. not so much 😛

      So true about the losing your train of thought! I do go off on random tangents too.. but at least it keeps people on their toes ROFL!

      Reply
  • sintart posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:30 am

    You look absolutely glamorous! It doesn’t make you look fat at all, love the crystals & headband, such a classic look 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:20 am

      It was quite an unforgiving dress, lol. Did you know I couldn’t even go to the bathroom to pee (i tried and failed) cos the dress couldn’t be pulled up over my big hips!! Arghh!! Embarassing 😛

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    you were stunning in the red EG! merry christmas newlyweds! xxx

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:29 am

      Yayyy thank ya!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

    You looked truly stunning in that dress!

    And the speeches were so beautiful, the whole thing had me teary!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

      Aww thank you! I’m glad I went for the red, after all 🙂

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on December 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

    that, is one gorgeous dress! and you definitey showed it off well! (“well” is an understatement!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm

      Aww thank you! In the end, I did like the red 🙂

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:05 pm

        your skin colour complements the red perfectly!

        Reply
  • winterswitchery posted on December 24, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    You look amazing, curvy and gorgeous, not fat at ALL.

    Your impromptu speech was so sweet, even if brides in Singapore don’t usually speak 🙂 (I didn’t speak at my own wedding, but I’d never heard the demure/quiet thing, I just didn’t want to lol The wedding I went to in July, the bride talked, and then mostly bawled haha)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      Aww thanks hon – it was a bit hip-py but oh well! At least the photos turned out alright 🙂

      I wasn’t gonna speak either! But then, ummm, something in me snapped and I grabbed the mic 😛

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I love the dress. Gorgeous.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:30 am

      Thanks hon:)

      Reply
  • claypot posted on December 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I don’t think it made your hips look fat as such, maybe just bigger than usual, but it seems as though it was a ‘necessary evil’ to create a waist! Nice headband, less shouty than a tiara. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

      Well, true! Sadly my hip-to-waist ratio is massive, so it’s either one or the other that I have to choose 😉

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on December 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I agree, I think the hips actually accented the waist so it was a good idea anyway hahaha!

    Anyway, you’re gorgeous and the both of you look so genuine and in love. There’s no better gift 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm

      hehe well the saving grace was at least my waist was accentuated, otherwise i’ll just look like a giant red….. APPLE 😛

      And thank you for your nice words!

      Reply
  • lindi_jay posted on December 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Seeing the front view of your red dress reminds me of … Jessica Rabbit! Very hot! And good on you for being able to speak so confidently in public. Must be a real bonus for work presentations (and weddings!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:12 pm

      Man that would be HOT! Only… ahem.. I need the boobs first 😛

      Reply
  • blacklamb66 posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    STUNNING!!

    Wow, you look so pretty. I love, love, love your dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:36 am

      Re: STUNNING!!

      Thanks 😀

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on December 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    FAT?!?! You look AMAZING and STUNNING in that dress! It makes you look curvy and delicious, not fat 😀 (Also, I really love the swarovski crystals down the back of both your wedding dress and this red dress, it’s so classy and elegant!)

    I completely agree with you on the public speaking front, that is how I like to do it too. I never prepare for them! The only bad thing is that sometimes I lose my train of thought and then start blabbing about something totally random, ah well, keeps it exciting hey?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:13 am

      I guess I’m not used to seeing curves on me, lol! I like top-part curves. Bottom-part curves.. not so much 😛

      So true about the losing your train of thought! I do go off on random tangents too.. but at least it keeps people on their toes ROFL!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    you were stunning in the red EG! merry christmas newlyweds! xxx

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:29 am

      Yayyy thank ya!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I love the dress. Gorgeous.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:30 am

      Thanks hon:)

      Reply
  • blacklamb66 posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    STUNNING!!

    Wow, you look so pretty. I love, love, love your dress.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:36 am

      Re: STUNNING!!

      Thanks 😀

      Reply
  • valska posted on December 26, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I love this dress. I think yo look gorgeous in it!

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  • valska posted on December 26, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I love this dress. I think yo look gorgeous in it!

    Reply
  • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks so much hon! Hah I will have to tell Chris that 😛

    Reply
  • beverly posted on January 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks so much hon! Hah I will have to tell Chris that 😛

    Reply
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