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Cakes, Pies and Bridesmaid Talk

I'm on to a very very fatty day today πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚...

Cos this just came!! πŸ˜‹

Apple pie anyone? πŸ™Š Daniel is an ultra pie and sweet treats monster, so when Janine from @oldsengchoong offered to send these over, I was like yes! πŸ™Š

I expected it to be a rectangular smaller Apple Pie, but holy, it was huge and will easily fit 8-10 people 😱

The crust of Uncle Seng's Apple Pie was super buttery and flaky and tastes like my mum's pineapple tarts πŸ˜‚ I liked it cos it was also salty so it balanced out the sweetness from the apple filling. πŸ˜‹

The filling was also very generous, you can see la the crust very thin. And it's more of the slightly thicker kind, not the gooey kind you get from McDonald's. πŸ™Š

But besides the Apple Pie, they also sent over 2 of their signature butter cakes. Omg, lucky Daniel went to the gym this morning. πŸ˜‚ If not really fat die him.

We got the Wolfberry and Rose Wine butter cake and the original butter cake! Dan liked both, I liked the Wolfberry one more and my mum liked the original one hehe.

I think the Wolfberry one was more interesting and everything with a little bit of booze is always better hiak hiak πŸ˜‹

I seriously appreciate how the cakes came vacuumed pack. And the packaging for the Apple Pie was in a hard box, not the soft kinds you usually get from bakeries.

This made it easier to transport. Cos you know how sometimes you buy butter cakes and they put it on baking paper and you get those very unattractive blotches of oil on them? This one confirm won't. πŸ’―

#dayrefatties

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On picking bridesmaids...

@themerrymaker's 20k giveaway prompted a series of thoughts in my brain that chain reactioned into some of the stuff I'll be sharing about below πŸ˜‚

Basically about bridesmaids and choosing them. Cos I think it posed quite alot of headaches for some of the #dayrebrides out there. This is really a situation of too many friends not good, too little friends also not good 😱

But first! A gorgeous photo of all my bridesmaids during my solemnization and a huge thank you to them for helping me out and wiping away my sweat πŸ˜‚

And also for doing all the backbreaking work since there was SO MUCH DIY going on during the wedding πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Really is xinkule.

[ How I decided on the number of bridesmaids ]

I am a super duper practical person. So before I even thought of who I wanted to be there for me, I thought of the ideal number of bridesmaids I wanted to have.

Even number is the best, just putting it out there ah. Cos when you take photos, you can be in the middle and flanked by an even number of bridesmaids on each side.

Composition πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ˜‚

That's how um, I decided that I want to have 4 bridesmaids HAHAHA. Told you, I'm damn practical already. I also told Daniel to choose 4 groomsmen cos...same reason la!

So symmetrical! I like!

Even as a whole group it was very very very balanced and I really liked that.

And since we are talking about numbers...

[ Don't be bothered by the norm ]

My brother ALWAYS laughs at me because he thinks I don't have many friends. And at a point of time I was quite bothered by what people would think if I only had 4 bridesmaids (other brides have like 8-10 wtf)

But...I didn't really care in the end la. I'm not the kind to hang out with people whom I am not very close to, so even if I wanted to pick like 10 bridesmaids, I won't be able to do so. Cos...I really don't have??

So no need to be pressurized ok! Haha, I was damn distraught when one of my bridesmaids was going to be overseas for the Chinese banquet cos that ruins the 4 BM quota πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

But then I didn't want her to fly back also. So let's see how and play by ear la!! No bridesmaids also ok, but then I'll always have @chenshiqi and Fawn so no need to worry no one to wipe away my sweat πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚

Some people think it's damn 威风 to have 5 Ferrari convoys come pick up the bride πŸ™Š

Ok I give it to them, that's really eye catching but not for us la! πŸ™Š

We are the kinds that will see the convoy and be like...wah unless they managed to borrow all the Ferraris at no cost, if not I rather the money we save and go eat nice food πŸ˜‚

So yeah! There's no standard number of bridesmaids you need to have, don't be pressurized!! HAHA.

[ Pick the ones closest to your heart ]

I always joked that my friends should pick me as their bridesmaids next time cos I'm very useful to have as a Taobao procurement officer and like DIY extravaganza.

But tbh, don't la. Please don't pick your friends on how useful they will be. Pick them because they've seen your relationship through time, or through milestones and you'll genuinely be happy to share this moment with them. And you know they will be genuinely happy for you too.

Pick the ones who will be there to touch up your make up, arrange your hair and wipe your sweat when you're flustered.

And pick the ones who are not afraid to place their hands on your sweaty exposed back for a hug when everything is over.

Pick the ones that will endure your rants about how your made to measure gown came horrifically ill fitting and pick the ones who although can't help you alter it, will stand by you and your ugly gown till the wedding day.

Pick the ones who will wear anything you choose and give in to everything you ask for, because they know it's your special day.

Pick the ones who will trust in you to ensure that you will take care of them, from their outfits to their hair.

Pick the ones who will run after your train to prevent it from becoming dirty even though you as a bride obviously do not care πŸ˜‚

But also, most importantly, pick someone whom you know carries you as highly as you do with them in their heart.

I know I do alot of things differently and I make alot of #dayrebrides want to yank their hair out in frustration, but I think this is one thing everyone should do la.

The most important thing on your wedding is to be surrounded by people who are genuinely happy to be witnessing your union and people who love you. Alot.

The rest of my wedding stuff, like wearing gladiator sandals, using pipe decorations and Xmas wreaths on my car, you can ignore.

But this one, maybe you can think about it.

Day 143

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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tieponytail (avatar)

tieponytail Omg all your pics damn nice I need to learn from you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

1 year ago

braintango (avatar)

braintango @tieponytail Next time I can just walk to your house and take photos together πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ HAHAHA.

1 year ago

Electricgirl (avatar)

Electricgirl Who did u engage for photography ?

1 year ago

cherriwong (avatar)

cherriwong Oh this was your wedding!! I saw pics of ur wedding awhile back and thought it was so cool!

1 year ago

cherriwong (avatar)

cherriwong I had 8 bridesmaids and I can totally say.. it was way too many- for pictures. HAHHA

1 year ago

sandydandy (avatar)

sandydandy I love how natural and happy your smiles are in the photos! Such a heartwarming post. πŸ™†πŸ» I can relate to choosing bridesmaids based on how close they are to you and all, and not on how useful they are!

1 year ago

braintango (avatar)

braintango @Electricgirl I had 2 photographers and both of them were my friends/went to uni with me. Their contacts are listed in my Wedding Scoop feature!

@cherriwong HAHA. Yeah, I had an unorthodox solemnization πŸ˜±πŸ™Š HAHA wah! 8 is a lucky number!

@sandydandy Thank you Sandy! Always so sweet with your words. 😍 But yes! So happy you understand and resonate with how I feel too!

1 year ago

Makeupcraze (avatar)

Makeupcraze Al looking so sweet happy de😍 Cannot agree more☺️

1 year ago

ooichenie (avatar)

ooichenie Agree with what you say! Picked the ones closest to heart which happened to be an odd number. But so be it 🀣

1 year ago

julette (avatar)

julette How true! Id rather have 1 bridesmaid whom i know will be genuinely happy for me than have 10 just to make up the numbers to match the groom! I have 6 btw and too me that's quite a lot already! cannot eliminate anyone because they're all so precious to me! 😁

1 year ago

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