It was a beautiful morning, when I woke up realizing the paper mask still stucked on my FACE!!!! OMG! OMG! I was too tired and forgot to peel it off the night before! And great! My face would look super dry on my wedding day!!!
As I quickly rushed into the toilet and wash my face and inspected the condition of my face carefully, I thought I heard rain…. Oh dear… please don’t tell me you gonna rain… on my wedding day??
I bathed and quickly did my own hair and make up. I curled my hair and tied half of them up and use violet eye shadow to enhance the overall look. My eyes were a bit swollen, but I think I still looked okay. And when I threw on my white sling dress, to my great horror, the zip JAMMED!! No, you gonna be kidding me… I tried it on for 100th times and now it JAMMED!!? I almost burst into tears… “Darling… my dress jammed…” Then I suddenly remembered, before I got on the plane, my mum actually
forced to packed me a “spare dress”, just in case she said… I searched it out from my big luggage and run my hand through all the creases resulted from the improper “stuffing”… Great, now I am either going to look like a “recycle” bride or a bride with a jammed zip: Choose…
Finally, all done and ready to go 🙂 When we opened the door, a dark sky and cold breezes welcomed us… It’s February! It’s supposed to be hot! Who suggested to get married in Melbourne at the first place?? I packed all of our jackets and blazer in the cartons and shipped them back to Malaysia already!!~~ 😦 I was wearing a strapless dress and the only thing I had to keep myself warm was a tiny little faux fur scarf…
Then we arrived early at the venue to see that the photographers were the first to reached!! (We didn’t actually hire photographers, so we were very very grateful that Kelvin’s friend Jason and his friend were kind enough to offer to take pictures for us! For free some more~)
And as I scrolled up the blind, to my great relief, the sun was coming out!
And then… the real deal! I was so nervous that I completely forgot about my hand flower…. Duh… I left it on the reception table! I didn’t realize it until half way, I thought how come my hand so free one?
And then when the pastor was explaining about the 3 rings of marriage…
THE ALARM OF THE BUILDING WENT OFF!!~~
Then we were being informed that the caterer had not arrived… They can’t find their way… WHAT?? Had I not have enough drama today?? So, someone suggested to toss the bridal bouquet 🙂 That sounds good…
After that, Kelvin gave a speech andexpress our gratitude and appreciation to those who come to witness the solemnization.
Funny enough, the caterer arrived and finished set up the food table after the speech!!
I still remembered when we met Pastor Joe for the first time, discussing about the solemnization, he asked:
So who will give you away at your wedding?
Erm, no one… both my parents and Kelvin’s parents will not be here.
Oh… okay, so how many bridemaids do you have?
I have no bridemaids… We just want a very simple wedding.
Okay… so scripture reading for the wedding?
Pastor, there will not be any scripture reading…
(situation become a bit intense…)
What about candle lighting ceremony?
We didn’t plan to have a candle lighting ceremony. (I think I sounded a bit fishy…)
What kind of dress will you wear?
I will not be wearing a formal wedding dress. I am wearing a kneelength white sling dress *smile*
Look, Kelvin and Eryn, DO YOUR PARENTS KNOW THAT YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED??
But despite all the last minute preparation and a day filled with drama, we were husband and wife at the end of that day 🙂
Many has asked me when was the first time I experience God, I would say this was the day. I wasn’t a Christian yet, that’s the reason we did not have our wedding in a church. Ever since I was born, I know I was not the luckiest one. I am always the one got bullied by my little friends, my marks were always 1/2 or 1 point to score As, gangster at school purposely picked on me, people taking me for granted and things that I’ve done were unappreciated… I don’t matter to anyone, and throughout my life I thought I am a lonesome ordinary girl who never get noticed. And this was the day, I come to realized that there’s been a greater power, watching me and showing me GRACE and GOODNESS like never before… How could so many dramas happen in a day and still it comes out to be so perfect for me. Maybe I’ve been forgotten by many people, but God remembered me… God makes me feel very special, which I never thought I can be. And it was a truly awesome experience…
Hope you enjoy my little story on the solemnization ceremony and wishing you all the best with yours 🙂