Originally posted 2007-12-08 20:18:08.
Justin and Sher-Mayne asked me to be their wedding photographer for their upcoming wedding at Bangsar Sea Food Garden Village. The morning started off in traditional style, with the ragging of the groom and his party when they came to pick Shermayne up. This included eggs through the pants, nail polish, shaving of legs, the room key being fished out of the frozen water bucket with the foot (I think it took them 5 attempts so there were cold feet- fortunately not the grooms! – pun intended), pretty much the normal things Chinese grooms have to go through here. A final song and then some money, and Justin got his bride! Once done it was Tea Ceremony time. Great way too meet the family and work out every ones social position in the family. It was well organised.
The Christian wedding ceremony was held at the Bangsar Seafood Village Gardens. The theme was “Grace Exceeding, Abundant, Above, and Beyond”. This really was the main event for me, as it enabled us to move around and shoot creatively. The flowers and bouquets alone were very beautiful. Pastor Ronnie Chin presided along with Shermayne’s father who is a pastor. The flower girls were perfectly behaved during the walk in and looked beautiful. The biggest challenge we faced was the rapidly failing light later in the ceremony so it was nearly night time during the final vows and walk out. Dinner was warm and touching and featured Justin singing to his lovely bride.
This was one of those weddings where the couples personalities shone through out the entire day. Very memorable.
Three of us photographers were in attendance. Camera’s used were Nikon D200, D300 and the D2h