Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Private affairs


Like most weddings, it was beautiful...magical...emotional.

I was back in Bali again donning white and feeling slightly nervous. I remember about 3 years ago, I was here holding my father's hand, ready to say "I do" to him. But now, the memories will just be sweet memories of the love we once shared and forever I will keep this as a happy moment in my box of sweet things.

My very good friend got married recently to a man who completes her. I was among those very few who was invited to be part of the celebrations. As predicted, she looked stunning in her designer dress and as she walked down the aisle, I could not help but dig into my box of memories and heave a sigh of slight sadness. I wore a similiar dress and had the same radiant smile of a bride-to-be.
But that was a thing of the past now. And we both have moved on.
Kind of.

I brushed the tears away and tried to concentrate on my job as " self-made impromtu emcee for the day". I choked as I announced the arrival of the bride and I looked over her dashing, shy groom for some support. He nods and I could see his eyes glistening.

I have never seen that smile on him before. I have never seen her as bashful or as cheekily smitten.
I lost all composure and ruined my makeup.

They said their vows and merrymaking followed right after.

I would love to talk more about the wedding... but allow them to tell you by themselves. All I can say is, I made sure everyone had a rocking good time and that Ben Toong didn't scare Balinese folks away from Malaysia =).

Dennis Lau kept the night magical with his talented fingers, serenading us to romantic bliss and getting father of the groom to showcase his hidden vocal talent.

I was in the mood for love that night and love was shared indeed with those who mattered. Small intimate affair but loud and crazy with passionate love.
I love you Ben for your amazing capabilities with the microphone.

Congratulations Amber, I am so very happy for you. Your man really completes you and together, I know you will have an even brighter future together. Impossible is Nothing. You have outshone yourself over & over again, just like what I said during my speech to you that day.

I love you both and can't wait for you to make friends for little Isobel.

Now shoo. Enjoy your honeymoon.

12 comments:

  1. Daph,this is just beautiful.
    congrats Amber.

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  2. Wow! Congrats.. Amber!

    Both of you looks stunning! :)

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  3. I love this post.
    Weddings are always beautiful. And I can't wait for mine! ;)

    Thanks for sharing this Daphne. It made me smile.

    Ü

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  4. Oh, thanks for sharing Daphne. This is indeed beautiful and congrats to the newlyweds. May their marriage be blessed with endless love, joy and happiness...

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  5. what a lovely blog you have here...
    congrat's to Amber

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  6. congrats Amber~ awww U Both look so wow!!!
    loves your blog Daphne! keep up the good work kio~ ahaks~

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  7. Hello there! A new reader here. I really think this blog is very inspiring and positive. :) Love this blog! :) Congrats to Amber too! hehe.

    Anyways, take care and hope to hear from you thru this blog soon! Cheers! :)

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  8. such a beautiful post. made me tear

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  9. Nice blog Daph.. wonderful stories and wonderful people are here.. Cherish the love we have now and live life to God.. take care and will keep in touch..cheers! >_<

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  10. Well, Daphne... my marriage broke up (recently) after 3 years too... sad event, but have to keep on going no matter what.

    - Cheers -

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