Day 18: Our Big Day

4th January 2012 is our big day! We decided to tie a knot  after 7 years, moving on our relationship to the next phase.

We have been quite secretive about this. In fact, only our family and a few of our closeset friends are being told about this plan.

We prebooked our wedding date on our previous Vegas trip. Then, we liaise a time slot for the ceremony via email. We choose Vegas time 1pm but it is 5am back in Singapore. We are very happy and grateful that our family and friends are able to watch us through webcam.

We woke up as early as 7am in the morning, preparing ourselves. I took 3 hours plus to get my hair and makeup done while Lester just lazily watch tv and relax.

IMG_7631Washing Up
IMG_7632Rest and Relax

Breakfast is sushi bought last night. We have more butterflies in stomach than anything else. Eating is no longer our priority.

IMG_7633 Breakfast

You have to provide the chapel the hotel and room number you are staying, in order to arrange for limousine pickup. And tata~ We are ready to go!

IMG_7635 Ready to Go

Our limousine driver dresses up in suit, arrives promptly at hotel lobby. The air inside the limousine is filled with excitement and butterflies. It’s a little lonely, wish we have family or friends with us. Can’t remember what exactly happens. I only know the 15 to 20 minutes car ride seems exceptionally short and smooth.

IMG_7636Inside Limousine
IMG_7639 Lester
IMG_7638Me

Our ceremony package includes candid shots and 1-to-1 photo session with the photographer. The moment we steps out of the limo, the photographer starts to snap the whole walk-in, some administrative stuff we did at the counter and the actual ceremony to document the process.

[909327]-1007Me Exiting Limousine
[909327]-1009Lester Exiting Limousine

[909327]-1021Doing Paperwork

We have a brief moment in a room talking to the Justice of Peace (JP). He trys to understand our background and duration we have been together. Guess this helps him to piece his speech later.

Before we realise, the music has started and we are already walking into the chapel. If you missed the whole ceremony, you still can watch it here.

We took a series of posed photos with our photographer Joe. He guided us through the poses professionally and asks if we wanted anything else before he calls for a wrap. I remembered our JP also shares some insights about the phototaking: to request poses you want and make sure you leave the chapel without regrets. 🙂 Indeed, very useful advice.

[909327]-1081 Posed Shot
[909327]-1126 Our Requested Shot

The whole process from arrival in the chapel to photo taking takes about 1 hour.

We are beat tired after returning from the chapel. Slept through the whole afternoon.

We caught Blue Man Group in the night. Since there is no photography allowed, (and I’m surprised everyone obeys diligently), these are what I can provide.

IMG_7657 Blue Man Group
IMG_7658Blue Man Group
IMG_7665Poncho Area In Front
IMG_7666Enjoy the Show

Now, I’m officially Mrs Chan, a married woman who will consider using Ms as her designation from now on. :O Love you~