Wednesday, October 17, 2012 :: Bachelorette's Night & The Wedding Of The Year
For the better or for the worse,
there are so many couples around me getting married. For the first time in my life, I am truly experiencing the “shift” in my generation. Everyone studies together, everyone graduate together, everyone finds a job together and everyone gets married altogether at the same time haha. Which is what I meant for the latter - for the worse. So many angpows to give at weddings and mind you, the angpow go by few hundreds at one time, gulp.
So I was one of the planners for my friend, Alice’s, hens night. Having to plan the dinner was well, chaotic as at the last minute, we were still decorating the place, finding goddamn helium tanks to pump the balloons etc. I was driving around with Tintin desperately finding places to pump the balloons and you know the old saying, when you are flustered, everything seems twice as hard and impossible to achieve. Even Tintin was flustered. I wasn’t able to keep a calm state of mind the entire day and 2 hours to the event, I was still out looking for a dress for the night!
Then again, no matter how flustered I get, I will still get things done at the very last minute ;)
So every seat at the table was decorated with an invitation card, a scratch-card (for have-to-do dares), noisy party poppers and a mask which will decide your character for the night. Those who got “Sexy” or “Wild” had to stay in the character the whole time, you get what I mean haha
Welcoming the bride’s arrival
The ambience was awesome minus the horrible food. But it really was the company and the fun we had that matters :)
May getting on with her scratch card dare. She was supposed to find chest hair on a manly man and pull it out right there and then O_____O
Too bad the girls made me promise not to reveal the photos on my blog because…we played so hard it was insane.
ALL our spiteful boyfriends are lurking online everyday to see if they can get any evidence of what happened that crazy night haha. So we are keeping our lips are tightly sealed. If you happen to see us that night, do me a favour, just forget about it!
The only singleton amongst us and her scandalous kiss. You don’t know how overjoyed she was.
Presented her with our special cake
We don’t know if this opening was a joke……………………but it thrilled us terribly lol
Why, that is extremely vicious. Hell knows no fury like a woman scorned.
Grabbed this photo online to show you how we created a ruckus on the road by tying tin cans behind our car. Travelled down Orchard Road, Clarke Quay with windows winded down and 9 bachelorettes screaming at the top of their lungs. Along the way we passed 2 police cars which we waved and screamed to “We are getting married!” and “We love you policeman!” it was a wonder we were NOT stopped and put in jail.
Ah like I said, I am unable to post anymore photos from the after dinner party because of my promise to the girls! :p
Let your imagination run wild haha!
We barely rested for 1 day and it was a stayover at the bride’s place for preparation of the gate-crash on the wedding day.
As usual, we went through another chaotic last minute dash through the supermarket to get all the ingredients. It was 1 minute to closing and we looked like we were playing running man.
This horrible green thing represents 1 of the 4 aspects in life – bitterness.
It was piled on with a 1mm thin layer of kaya, a capsule of bitter TCM medication (this powder is the bomb) and 0.5 inch thickness of bittergourd. I only picked up ONE granular speck of the bitter powder and I had to drink so much water to flush the bitterness away. And we poured the entire capsule of it on each biscuit…… The groom and several of his best men vomited haha.
The shit looking food the girls prepared which I refused to “test drive”. It was meant to look like faeces.
It was so disgusting I had a gag reflex after I took this photo.
And the guys were supposed to lick it off…..their pampers.
The day did not end there. We retreated to the hotel and had to prepare for the night banquet at Shangri-La.
All bridesmaids have their respective roles to play and having been through such a traditional and elaborate wedding, I now understand why it is important to choose the right bridesmaids. And I dare say, we are the best bunch of bridesmaids around albeit the countless last minute dashes! ;)
Rochelle, myself and May
In a last minute rush yet again, I did light smoky eyes on Rochelle’s eyes that night. Gave her a light tinge of glow on her cheeks. Did not want to overdo the blush because she already has a huge and pretty gemstone down her neck :)
The groom who wanted to look like Takeshi on the night of his wedding :p
Jon and Elaine.
Elaine is the driver behind all the gate-crashing games haha. Can’t believe this is the first time she is made a bridesmaid because she did such an amazing job!
Geez, my heart always melt when I see John in tuxedos or blazers :*) The thing about your man being impeccably dressed – it’s indescribable.
The dress that I was wearing is a textured bodycon dress (rivalling Herve Leger cutting). It is now available in Kissjane Citylink in last few pieces in Black and Cream. Go grab yours! It is extremely flattering and great for year end parties! :)
There was a total of 80+ tables that night so the lobby was overwhelming!
I really love the murals on the wall. Especially with sea tones and burgundy reds.
Elaine and I :*)
The hairstylist brazenly went up to John and asked him for help because “she do not know how to style the hair”. I could not believe such an amateur hairstylist was being hired! I really hope they can better hone their skills in hairstyling before taking up jobs for events specially for weddings.
I asked John for a not-too-neat look at the back and he twisted my hair in a pretty cone shape leaving some curled end – something different from the usual French twist. My hair color was also specially concocted by John a few days prior to the wedding! :*)
It is such a gorgeous color with ash green undertones. If you are interested to try out this color, let him know as it is not available off the charts.
Remember to quote my name “Tricia” or “VainGloriousYou” for a 10% discount! :)
Lastly, have a great midweek all! :*)
I hope the week will be even kinder to you!