I know I’m growing up cos my close friends are all getting married or having babies! And I’m so happy for them for reaching another milestone in their lives.
I became a 姐妹 for the first time last Saturday for my good friend, Tannia. I woke up at 5:30am (!!) and dressed up as a sailor (no kidding) as the theme for the morning was sailors vs. pirates. I’m not sure if it’s a Singapore thing but on the morning of the wedding, the groom and his entourage of male friends aka ‘brothers’ have to reach the bride’s house and fulfill numerous forfeits set by the 姐妹s aka ‘sisters’ before he gets to ‘win over his bride’.
Only for a good friend!
Arrr the pirates have arrrrrived!
In addition to the series of forfeits the guys have to do, they are also subjected to eating some really really icky stuff. These food come in four flavours - 酸甜苦辣, which translates to “sour, sweet, bitter, spicy” and are symbolic of the groom’s promise to go through the good and bad with his wife.
The list of food they had to eat:
Sour – lemon peel and lemon juice ice cubes
Sweet – bandung ice cubes
Bitter – coffee powder and water
Spicy – chilli padi and wasabi in ice cubes
Icky huh! After the groom gets the bride, it’s off to photo taking and throwing of the bouquet (rather similar to most cultures). And guess who caught the bouquet lolol
It fell right into my arms! *blush*
The wedding dinner was held at the Regent and damnit!!! I didn’t take any photos of the sword bearer walk in. As a little girl, I always thought it was soooo cool to have the groom in his military outfit, taking your hand down the aisle. Guess I was too engrossed that night, haha!
Taken with my bff at the photo booth – my longest and most complicated relationship ever. Lol!
My outfit for the night :)
And my most amazing date for the evening xx
To many more happy occasions! CHEERS!