And the browns...
And the sundresses...
Stayed home most of the day, in fact I only woke up at 11 am! Spent the afternoon sorting my closet for the upcoming Diva's Day Out and then we went to Membina for dinner. After dinner we went to Vim and Ajen's place to catch up with the cousins. Whole gang was there in their Indian finery, I wore one of my latest maxi dresses made in Vietnam.
Riley and Sarah looked adorable in their mini-lenghas, shall have to get Nat one when she's big enough! We didn't stay long because the babies needed to rest so left along with the other parents Kaelash and Jeanette, and Felina and Kenny. Everyone's got daughters! Had to take a picture of the Daddies and their girls! Can just imagine these four clubbing together in 20 years time!
Nick was working all of Sunday and it was Arlyn's day off so I hung out at Membina. Kevin arrived back from New Zealand that evening and we surprised him at the airport. Nya-nya and the twins swung by to see the babies so we all had dinner together at Fish & Co.
Watched the Chelsea-Liverpool game when we got home...we beat Chelsea at home, ending their 4 year unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge! Woo-hoo! I think we are a very credible challenger for the league title this year, just need to keep this momentum and stay consistent...keeping fingers crossed!
On Saturday we went to Nick's ex-colleague's housewarming party. Selene and her fiance Joe have moved into a private apartment near Yio Chu Kang, it's so near to Swana's school on Rosyth.
Didn't really get a chance to see the whole house but it was very nicely done from the bits I did see. Food was good, I went for several rounds. Here's Nat with our host Selene.
Overall we enjoyed ourselves, am glad Nickypoo had fun, we don't get out on our own very often these days and it's nice to have some time alone. He mentioned he has to go Shanghai for a day next month and I am trying my darndest to convince him to extend his stay and take me along. Doesn't look like it's going to happen though. Phoooey.
Jane looked pretty calm as we went through some of the music I shortlisted for their walk-ins, first course presentation etc. In the end we went with "From This Moment" for the first walk-in, "A Little Less Conversation" for the first course, "I Wanna Grow Old With You" for 2nd walk-in and "I'm Yours" for champagne pouring.
Between 5 -6.45 pm, we shuttled between the suite and ballroom, checking on the set-up and testing the music. The theme colours for the night were red and black, and the table settings and floral arrangements all reflected this. Coincidentally, Rena, Germaine and I also wore complementary outfits in black & white.
We hung out in the suite taking pictures until it was time for Jane to make her way down. There was the usual montage of photos shown just before the couple stepped in and our table was the noisiest as they walked the red carpet.
We were seated with some of our other SHATEC classmates namely Sophia, Josephine, Rebecca and Calisa, it was good seeing them again and reminiscing about school. During dinner we decided it was time for a class reunion and Josephine has been tasked with organising this.
After the 1st course, me, Rena and Jane's colleague Marilyn followed Jane up to the suite to help her change for the second walk-in. Her dress was a wine-coloured silk and it did cross our minds to play "Lady in Red" when she re-entered the ballroom but the song was a little slow and it would have been so cliched.
We made it back to our seats in time to see the highlights of the tea-ceremony played on the big screen. It was pretty funny even though I hated how I looked!
The rest of the dinner was pretty uneventful, we went on stage during the yum seng bit and gave the 'brothers' a run for their money in terms of loudness. Albert made a very short thank you speech and after that, they made their rounds for photo-taking.
Our table made them a special concoction which they only got to drink after everyone had vacated the ballroom. It was quite gross, a combination of red wine, beer, tea and a raw egg. Bleeuggh! We also made them kiss as long as we yum-senged and then after that, we all called it a night.
Silly Nick forgot to take out his cashcard when exiting the carpark...I had 2 complimentary coupons on me!
I can't believe it's all over already, am still recovering from Monday's tea ceremony! Don't know when the next wedding will be...but I love weddings!
Jane, I know you're reading so big hug and congratulations! Thanks for including me in your bridal party and hurry up and make some companions for Nat and Gabriel soon ok? Heh heh.