Today was a very tiring day. We woke up to go to the bridal studio at 7am, and Poey Chin started her makeup. At around 8.30am, we drove to Lake Gardens in KL where we started our outdoor photography session.
Initially I was a bit nervous. It’s kind of weird when you’re in a public place all dressed up as bride and groom. The adults managed to control their stares but their kids gawked unashamedly. Some tourists even congratulated us and wished us best of luck in our marriage. After taking a few shots I told myself not to care about the people staring. After all, it’s our wedding photos, and they won’t even appear in the photos. So I pretended we’re all alone at the Lake Gardens.
Our photographer was very professional, making us go into all sorts of poses. There was a lot of physical requirements such as jumping in the air and carrying Poey Chin in my arms. I was sweating within the first 15 minutes because I was wearing a vest and a coat in the Malaysian morning sun.
Thank God for the helpers that came along to make sure our hair and makeup stayed in place. So much for our outdoor wedding ideas and plans!
We returned to the studio around 12pm to start our indoor photo shoot. Poey Chin changed into a few beautiful gowns and I changed into different suits. For each gown she had to do hair and makeup all over again. She looks so beautiful.
We took over a hundred shots. For those of you who haven’t gone through it, it got quite tiring. There’s only so much you can smile. And there are just those few poses you can position yourself in. We finally finished around 4pm.
I just hope all the photos come out nicely. Our wedding photo package allows us to choose only 30 photos. If we want to choose more, there will be additional charges. I told Poey Chin that we don’t have to take additional photos, since we have appointed a photographer for our wedding day, and we get to keep all the photos he takes.
Today I really felt like her groom. It’s not just wearing the special clothes, but there’s this special feeling I had that it’s a special day. I had a foretaste of how my wedding day will be like. It’s like we’re finally doing it, our wedding is coming really soon. I love how Poey Chin looks in her wedding gown. I like how I look in a suit. I love how she looks at me, how the sunlight makes the patterns in her iris stand out.
Today for a few hours, we were bride and groom. Ohh… I’m so in love. Mua mua mua to my baby.