Friday, March 12, 2010

16 YEARS + + + + + and STILL IN LOVE

Harith and I were married on 12 March 1994.

We dated for 7 years and now ... married for 16 years ... wow.

So a week ago, I decided to bring down our wedding albums from the cupboard and I started flipping through the pages.  It's funny when you see the photos all over again.  How you were asked to pose in certain way, how in the 1990's things were so different from now.

We didn't have a professional videographer.  But we had good and professional photographers (one of them was a photographer with the local newspaper then).  And we had loads and loads of films of photos.

It took me about 3 months to finish decorating my wedding albums 1 and 2.  I would have been the first in my household to do scrapbooking then.  But back in those days there weren't any acid free scrapbooking patterned papers, embellishments, charms and alphas.  So I made do with cut-out pictures from magazines and printed some myself.  I used the sticky album pages.  Now...if only I new back then that scrapbooking would become such a trend, I would be a millionaire by now :)

16 years is not long compared to my sisters who were married way before me.  But I'm glad I married Harith.  Although there are ups and downs, I love him deeply.

Here are some of the outdoor photographs we took outside the National Indoor Stadium at Kallang.
{Note:  i don't have a scanner.  Reproduced these pictures using my camera, taken directly from the album under shiny covers}

My nephews, Leon (right) and Amos (left).  They were my page boys for the church wedding ceremony.

This was taken at the Indoor Stadium

My handsome husband (not the big glasses..haha)

Me ... queen for a day! sitting on an overturned boat.  Our photographer friends gave us the misty feel to alot of our pictures and they were really nice.

Our church wedding invitation I made myself.  Pasted 4 pieces of circle cardstock and the protruding sides were folded down to form into a sqaure envelope.  The invitation {bottom left} was printed and pasted in the
envelope with the flaps overlapping each other when folded.

My niece, Nicole, drew this for me while my sister's family was out-stationed in Phoenix Arizona USA.
My sister Leanne mailed it from there and it's called "Wedding March with Flower Girls, by Nicole Wee"

Harith's nieces, Rachel (behind) and Rebekah (front) were our flower girls.

A page from the album of our church wedding section.  I printed the exchange of vows onto transparencies because I wanted to have words in the album without covering the photos.

I was late for the church wedding by half hour because there was a miscommunication between my dad {who was to walk down the aisle with me} and our brother-in-law {Francis}who was actually supposed to pick my dad up from home.  My dad made his own way to the church LOL!! and poor Francis had to rush to and fro.  Now... wouldn't it have solved all problems if we all could have mobile phones back then?  hahaha!

On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed our wedding.  An event that I will keep looking back with a smile on my face.

Harith is still trim and fit, although his glasses are now the smaller and more trendy type, not the gigantic gorgles haha.  I've not worn any contact lenses and have grown sideways {in fact ... all ways ...haha!}  But centred in God's love for us, I'm just glad that I have him as my best friend, soul mate, true love and father to my son.

I'm more in love with him.

16 years + + + + + much much more :)  Thank you Jesus ...


Wishful Thinking said...

What a gorgeous bride you were :-) You are still gorgeous ... and I am totally with you on the growing sideways etc. heheheee ;-) I just like to tell Lyndon he has his money's worth as there's more of me now LOL :-)
Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you have a terrific day.

May said...

awww...that's so sweet.

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Love the photos, gorgeous you!