Tie the knot…

My missus’ ex-colleague’s son tied the knot with a girl from Penang…

Couple

…and we were invited to the wedding reception last Saturday night at this hotel in town…

Venue

Everything looked very nice…

Decor

…very impressive…

Cake & bubbly

…and grand…

Main table

The food was all right…

Food 1

…not bad at all and I liked the fact that there wasn’t any msg overload in all the dishes…

Food 2

Even my favourite or nee (sweet yam paste dessert) was not really sweet…

Food 3

…so I thought that was really good.

In fact, I thought that everything was good. They had some wedding planner to organise and manage the whole event for them and even though I wouldn’t say I enjoyed all the cabaret-like entertainment…

Entertainment 1

…I thought this girl was pretty good especially her duet with the guy on the very appropriate “Tonight I celebrate my love” by Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson

Entertainment 2

She did a good job with Noraniza Idris’ “Dikir Puteri” too and when she sang Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t get you out of my head”, I could not help thinking that she was singing about the feathers stuck in her hair. Hehehehehe!!!!

I was quite put off, however, by the horrible service at their venue of choice though. It started off quite well until I finished my drink…

Empty glass

– there wasn’t anybody at all going round at regular intervals to see if anybody’s glass needed refilling and I had a hard time getting somebody to do just that. When I finally managed to get hold of a waiter, he nodded and left…and he never came back. There were some guys going around acting very important, busy with their walkie talkies…

Walkie talkie

…so I called one of them. He too left and even though I did see him telling another waiter and giving him instructions, it took a rather long time before I finally got what I wanted. I took care to go slow with that one making sure it would last me the rest of the evening but there were at least two or three others at my table who had finished their drinks as well. The waiter who served me simply ignored them and just turned and left…much to the disgust of everybody at the table. If this is the kind of service one can expect everytime, it sure would be a good idea to hold your dinner functions elsewhere and avoid this one at all cost! Tsk! Tsk!

But other than that, as a whole, it was quite a pleasant evening and we had a great time. Thanks to the parents and family of the newly-weds for the invitation and all good wishes to the bride and groom – may their days ahead as man and wife be blessed with abundant joy.  Cheers!!!