This draft was almost completed on Saturday and I'd initially wanted to post this up over the weekend after I was done with "stealing" some the photos from Charlene's Facebook account. Alas, I was caught up with some stuff the past few days and also with Charmaine's condition. So I'm back to posting photo-story updates of my life for now.
For those of you who found your way here searching for "Charmaine's Godma's blog" after the latest post on ourfeistyprincess, hello to all of you. (I've got a tracker k? So I know which search words you used on Google to find me.) I would like a small little request from all of you. Leave me a comment only if you have positive words for Charmaine and family, if not I would really appreciate if you read me silently. Also, please do not spread my personal blog link on forums and websites. Thank you very much. =)
Four months after her solemnization, my dear friend Charlene held her wedding dinner banquet at Grand Shanghai which was a rather charming place.
What Charlene did not know was that Cyn mommy, Jase and Charmaine would be popping by for a short while to give her a surprise.
With Charmaine's condition, Cyn mommy had to make sure that they avoided crowded places unless absolutely necessary. Hence, Charlene had the impression that she would not be seeing the trio at her wedding.
We sprang a surprise at the hotel suite where Charlene was doing her make up. Boy was she surprised!
Josh was trying to get Jase to overcome his shyness. The silly boy was overwhelmed by too many relatives in the suite.
It was also a surprise that coincidentally, one of my childhood gal friend, Gera, was there as the 2nd make up artist. Charlene related to me how she recognised Gera from photos on my blog and asked her if she was my friend! I thought that was really funny.
Since Jase was being so "shy", the girls decided to take a snapshot without him.
Soon it was time for the dinner. Cyn and the kids had to go but Charlene insisted they stay to at least have a bit of food. I had to change seats in order to be at the same table with Cyn and the kids. Since they would not be able to stay for long, the plan was to switch back to my original table after cyn and the kids left.
The next collage shows the bride and groom giving their speech and popping the champagne. Charlene removed the long train, revealing a short dress as well as her endless legs during the champagne popping.
A bevy of lovely ladies. Ha!
The lady on the left whom I shall leave her initials as C.K is such a great lady! We first knew of her as a loyal reader and supporter of ourfeistyprincess (my god daughter's blog). It was only during the months prior to the wedding preparation that Charlene and C.K found out that they are distant relatives. It was all so coincidental when the family met up before the wedding and traced back how they are actually related. Yet another coincidence!
Feisty princess Charmaine!
I love these shots! They are a little grainy though as no flash was used and I've to adjust the brightness.
After the trio left, I switched to where I was supposed to sit originally. That was one of the rare wedding dinner where I did not have a clique of friends to sit with. In addition to the fact that the hubby was overseas at that time, I felt really lost.
Charlene had specially arranged for me to sit next to her colleague whom I knew and it was another coincidence that on the other side of my seat was the brother of an ex colleague of mine. He confirmed if I was who he thought I was (he recognised me from photos and stories) and we started chatting too though we have never met before this. So instead of being alien to the rest of the guests after the trio left, I had two friends to chat with on the left and on the right. The world is really small, or is it just Singapore?
At last, I found a privileged chance to take a picture with the busy bride.
Outfit of the day:
I wore a vintage dress from DustBunny Vintage.
My pink bimbotic Fujifilm officially quit on me that day. It could not even be switched on when I whipped it out to take photos during the dinner. All the photos you see in this post were taken using cyn's camera and I got some taken by Charlene's professional photographer off her facebook album. As for the photos of my dress above. I took it with the camera charger plugged in. That's the only time the camera could function.
Loving the coincidence in life,