It’s a beautiful day…

It had been raining quite a bit for a while now but that day, it was bright and sunny, a beautiful day indeed for a wedding.

There we were, all gathered at the church for the solemnisation of the union in Holy Matrimony of my niece, Jessica and her groom, Conelius. As soon as the bride had arrived in the bridal sedan…

Bridal sedan

…the father of  the bride walked her up the aisle to the altar where he handed over his daughter’s hand in marriage to the groom…

Over to you

I love church weddings…

At the altar

– to me, they’re so romantic, so beautiful.

After the vows were made and the rings were exchanged, culminating with a kiss, and the certificate was signed, the couple…

Happily married

…walked out of the church as man and wife.

There was a lunch reception at the groom’s house…

At the lunch reception

…and true to the close-knit communal kampung spirit, the neighbour let the family use their house and compound for the purpose as their own house might not be big enough to accommodate everybody. Usually, at such occasions, the whole kampung would show up to wish the newly-weds well.

Actually, they had something going on in the house after the bride and groom arrived but I did not stick around for that…as I had to go home for a quick nap and get ready for the big event that evening. I was given the honour of being the em-cee or master of ceremony at the wedding banquet here…

At the ballroom

…that evening, you see, and at my age, I had to make sure that I was fully-recharged to last the whole evening. LOL!!!

Owing to this, I was pre-occupied all evening and did not have the chance to take any photographs other than these…

Wedding cake

…that I took when I arrived…

For the toast

…before the whole event started…

Door gifts

Everything went well, I guess, starting from the grand entrance of the bride and the groom for which I had picked this very beautiful song…

…the English part of the song, that is, where the very beautiful lyrics go like this:
Stay beside me, stay beside me
Say you’ll never leave me
How I love you, how I love you
How I need you – please, believe me
In your arms, I found my heaven,
and your lips have done their part.
IL MONDO – your love is all I need in my world
Let tender kisses plead in my world
How could I ever live without you?
IL MONDO – my heart belongs to you – so take it
and promise me, you´ll never break it!
Say you’ll stay here in my arms!

Congratulations once again, Jessica & Conelius and may your lives together as man and wife be filled with lots of love and abundant happiness…and congratulations also to the proud and happy parents on this very joyful and auspicious occasion. Cheers!!!