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Howdyyy chewyyys! Previously, I blogged about our wedding gatecrash and tea ceremony, followed by our wedding banquet dinner in a separate post. Today, I’m gonna tell you more about another very awesome wedding sponsor of ours! The husband and I were so thrilled because we had been toying with the idea of having an instant prints photobooth set up at our wedding banquet venue for the longest time! :D
Founded in July 2010, Beehoon Productions (米粉制作) specializes in cinematography and photography for weddings, parties and events. No doubt founders of Beehoon Productions, Nigel Tan and Hacktor Chris Wong are barely 3 years into this business, but after looking at their various works, I can truly feel their sincerity through the tremendous effort that they put in, in producing the best memories for their clients. Not forgetting that this duo is young and full of vibrant energy, anything and everything is possible! They have even ventured into underwater wedding photography!
About 1.5 months before our wedding, we met up with Nigel and Hacktor to have a look at the quality and past designs of their instant prints artwork. Basically, there are two sizes to choose from – 4R or card sized prints. Besides the photobooth, Beehoon Productions also offer the “Roaming Photographer” instant prints service whereby the photographers will roam around the reception and banquet to ask for shots.
Of course, we opted for the photobooth because there is a wide variety of cute and fun props that our guests can choose to pose with at the photobooth! These props definitely liven up the photos and also give an extra touch of wackiness!
Beehoon Productions took about 30 minutes to do their setup outside our ballroom at Orchard Parade Hotel and they were kind enough to stay till around 9pm in order to make sure that our guests had a chance at the photobooth. They were also very generous in sponsoring us unlimited 4R prints. At this point you must be wondering what printer they use! Beehoon Productions uses an industrial grade printer with a printing speed of around 12 seconds for each 4R photograph, which means that if you have 5 people in a group shot, it will only take about 1 minute for everyone to receive their instant prints!
My cousins seem to be having a good time at the photobooth!
More cousins! (LOL sorry my creativity in captioning is limited)
The idea is very simple. You queue, pick up as many props as you like, position yourselves properly in front of the backdrop and then strike your best pose for the camera guy! Speaking of backdrop, we chose a white one. There is also a pink and a blue backdrop, but you can only decide on one color. Beehoon Productions also offer, at a top-up, a live projections service whereby images can be viewed instantly while your event or wedding is ongoing.
Hahaha yeah call me bochup but I was simply too lazy to think of a layout design that I want and left everything to Nigel after sending him a few of our wedding photos for him to choose from. Basically, he cropped us out, together with ladder, blackboard, TV, stool and radio. Hahaha. I guess Nigel chose the wooden borders to fit our photo since it had some wooden elements in it. I chose to stay with this design so as not to complicate the overall outlook of the photo. Every customer is entitled to a unique customized border design which I think is really cool!
I have selected some shots to be shared in this post. You will be surprised that as many as eight or more people can fit into the photo booth!
I’m so glad we managed to take a keepsake shot with the Beehoon Productions team who helped out at our wedding banquet. Love them! Do head over http://www.facebook.com/beehoonproductions and view more of their works! And don’t forget to stay connected to us via Facebook and Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :D
Hihi chewy chewy friends! Sorry ah I know the above a bit distracting but please hear what I have to say. YES! I’m finally able to share our actual day photos and video! Ok that’s all I have to say for now. Before you do anything, please watch the above video first! Just need to click on the play icon but you might need to be patient and wait for it to load. Anyway, it will help to understand the activities which took place in the day better. Hurry and watch it! The husband and I LOVEEEE the video and we have watched it several times! I think if we were to watch it one million times also won’t be sian. Our videographer, Chin of ZX Workshop Photography did such a marvellous job! :D :D :D
I’m gonna share the photos taken during the day of our customary wedding in this post! But hor, I need to warn you that it’s a super photo-heavy post. More than 180 pics I think? :P
Aiya cuz I really love the photos taken by our main photographer Jack and additional photographer Aaron from ZX Workshop Photography so I ended up sharing like 90% of the shots here! Jack was also our PG for our ROM. There will be a part two, and that’s when the banquet dinner photos will be shared :)
The husband and I got together as bf and gf on 26 July 2010. About 3 months later, we applied for a BTO and got a pretty good queue number on our first try! Things kinda fell into place and we held our ROM on 9 September 2011 (09092011) shortly after misterchewy proposed a day before our 11th monthsary in June 2011. We agreed on another nice date 3 March 2013 (03032013) for our customary wedding! :D
Needless to say, we had to wake up really early on this very important day! I couldn’t sleep the night before and ended up tossing in bed till about 11plus. Managed to wake up at 5am to shower and eat breakfast. My breakfast very simple one, just a small piece of kueh cuz I wasn’t hungry.
My makeup artist (MUA), PG Jack and VG Chin reached my place at 6am like what I had told them. All of them got cracking and no time was wasted. I wore pink contact lens on this special day! :P
My bridesmaids arrived at around 6.15 to 6.30am and started preparing the 酸甜苦辣 (sour, sweet, bitter, spicy) concoction for the xiongdis to drink during the later part of the gatecrash!
Vincent is very professional and skillful. I liked my eye makeup and hairstyle! Told him not to bun everything up if not my face would look damn round.
It’s probably more obvious in this pic. Two days before the big day, I dyed my hair red. Some parts are fiery red because of the bleaching that was done earlier when I had my hair dip dyed purple last October.
Haha believe it or not, this super single bed can fit two :P The husband and I were even contemplating on getting this bed size for our future home! LOL then got more space to move around.
Only 4 bridesmaids in this pic because the last one overslept! LOL. Luckily she stays just across the street, so Maureen and Bee went over to knock on her door.
And in the meantime, misterchewy and his groomsmen were running through the programme sheet that the both of us came up with. This was done only at the very last minute and we were quite stressed over it. We tried to be as detailed as possible and sent the sheet to our Jack and our XDJMs for a once-over to familiarize themselves with their respective responsibilities.
Soon, misterchewy and his brothers were ready!
And so were we!
Girl power yeah! Hahaha!
My bridesmaids and their gatecrash weapons. LOL.
Wanna thank my David ah gu and da jiu ma for lending us their Bentley and even got their chauffeur to ferry us around the whole day! Would also like to take this opportunity to thank Steven ah gu and er jiu ma for printing our invitation cards for us!
Setting off to fetch his bride!
Gold from my mum and white gold from my MIL.
“老婆！我来了！” (Wifey! Here I come!) Watching this part of the video really made me LOL.
Task #1: Twister
Task #2: Yoga
Everyone who watched the video said that Kelvin (guy doing yoga on the left) was super cute and funny! :D
A group shot before the guys proceeded upstairs for another round of ‘torturing’ session!
Task #3: 酸甜苦辣
HAHAHA it was damn funny (from what I saw in the video) because the guys “yam seng” really loudly and for damn long la!
Bridesmaids also joined in “YAMMMM! YAM YAM YAM YAMMMMMM!”
Still yam-ing until Maureen very sternly told them, “OK! 够了！喝！” (OK! Enough! Drink up!) and the guys really guai guai finish.
At this point, the girls demanded for their “open door angbao” before the next two tasks could be carried out.
Task #4: Dance to Wonder Girl’s “Nobody Nobody But You”
During our meeting, my bridesmaids and I were thinking of a song to make the guys dance to and they were strongly against Gangnam Style. LOL. I suggested this because it’s like “I want nobody nobody but CHEW!” Geddit? Hahaha :P I must say the guys danced quite well!
Task #5: Retrieve the right key to get past the gate
The husband feeling victorious. LOL.
Reciting his love pledge. He made it very “Ah Boys to Men” pattern. >_< Even shouted "Permission to enter the room, ma'am!" To which I replied, "Permission granted!" LOLOLOL.
Presenting me with his handmade ‘Chanel’ bag. Wahahaha faints.
Thanks to all our wonderful brothers and sisters for being so sporting! :)
My maternal grandma, second aunt and third aunt actually reached my house early in the morning before the gatecrash so that they could watch misterchewy fetch his bride :)
Setting off to misterchewy’s place for tea ceremony.
Some Chinese tradition that my dad had to shelter me with an umbrella till I reached the bridal car.
It was also a Chinese tradition that I had to throw the fan while the car was moving and my brother and to pick it up. He’s behind the lamp post in this pic. This means that I will still return home to visit them. Before the day of our wedding, I joked to my bro that I will make him chase after the car for 5km before throwing the fan. LOL.
Since we were way ahead of time, Jack helped us to take some photographs at the mini garden. Ok I duno what is it called la. Haha.
Tea ceremony commenced immediately and it was basically offering tea to all of our elderly.
We were also offered tea by misterchewy’s brothers and god brother.
So nice of my sisters to be fussing over me the entire day!
HAHAHA this part was damn funny.
Changed into my traditional Chinese wedding dress, otherwise known as kua. I was so happy to be wearing it because it was so comfortable and loose fitting!
Went back to my place for tea ceremony!
And again, we had some time for some photos at the playground :D
Thanks to all my relatives and cousins who took time off to come over to my place!
A shot with my lovely next door Indian Muslim neighbors! We have been neigbors for about 20 years and almost every year without fail, auntie would cook a variety of dishes such as curry chicken, chilli prawns, nasi bryani and rendang mutton, and bake numerous cookies and kueh for us during Hari Raya.
With some of my cousins, nephews and nieces from both my parents’ sides!
Hope you enjoyed this post! Will try to share part two soon! In the meantime, do ‘like’ our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/missuschewy and follow us on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy ok? Cheerios! :D
Hola chewys! Greetings from Switzerland! Hahaha ok la actually I am typing this at home. This scheduled post features only the indoor studio wedding album layouts. It will be an overkill to upload every single photo here! Will post all the shots on Facebook when we return :)
Love story of misterchewy and missuschewy. Enjoy!
We love all the pics! Glad that we chose Chris Ling Studio + Z Wedding. Stay tuned to the next post for our outdoor wedding album layouts!
Hellooooo chewys! Got miss me or not?! Sorry I was missing in action from blogging due to the customary wedding and subsequently work, but I was still somewhat active on Instagram and Facebook! Hehe so next time you know where to ‘look’ for me if you miss me :P By the time you are reading this, misterchewy and I are already in Europe for our long awaited honeymoon. Will be away for 3 weeks and I don’t have time to generate new content here so I am sharing some snap shots from our actual wedding day contributed by our friends! :)
On the day before our wedding, I got Krist to do my nails. Received many compliments!
Feeling very excited in the morning. Self-shot taken when misterchewy and our 5 pairs of xiongdi jiemei were playing the gatecrash games at our void deck.
My bridesmaids were so thoughtful to send me photos every now and then to keep me updated while I was waiting in my room.
In the bridal car to misterchewy’s place.
After the tea ceremony at his place, I changed into my kua (Chinese wedding dress) which was loose fitting and very comfortable. Eh the cheeky boy gave me a ‘Chanel 8.55′ after the gatecrash. LOL.
Was feeling very nervous while we were waiting for our first march in! We chose “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain :)
We were hungry but didn’t have much appetite for the first two courses so we went back to our room to prepare for the 2nd march in. The hubby’s suit, pants, vest and shirt were tailor-made and a gift from me :)
2nd march in was much better and I felt more relaxed! Song was “Unbreakable” by Westlife.
At the end of the banquet, we took a photo with our wonderful xiongdi and jiemei! Thank you everyone! Will be sharing our wedding photos in the next two blog posts! Follow us on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy and also on Facebook as we will be posting photos on the go in Europe :)
What comes right after Chinese New Year? Yes, Valentine’s Day! Rejoice because you should have collected enough angbao money just in time to splurge on this fabulous occasion! Yipee! Ummm.. But if you are giving out angbao instead then.. hmm nvm la :P While The Chewys are not dating or love gurus, we would still like to share some ideas as to how to spend Valentine’s Day with The One this year! :D Please note that the following listed below are based on our personal tastes and preferences ;)
- Begin the Special Day with Brunch -
Nothing beats waking past noon together with your loved one and digging into some thick, fluffy blueberry pancakes the laid-back way at the charming and majestic Alkaff Mansion. Go for a stroll at Telok Blangah Hill Park after brunch!
If you wanna impress your date, take her to Au Chocolat at Marina Bay Sands. The eggs benedict smothered in dark chocolate infused hollandaise sauce are something unique. Remember to thank us if she happens to be a chocolate lover.
Not a fan or eggs or pancakes? The Lawn at Biopolis serves really great tasting salads with a wide range of delicious grilled meat. The location might be a bit off, but hey, The Star Vista is just opposite!
- Daytime Dating Activity –
If you belong to the group who thinks that everyday is Valentine’s Day and prefer to spend it in a relaxing way, grab a kite and head down to Marina Barrage! Remember to slather on some sunblock!
Your date doesn’t like the sun? Well, there are plenty of indoor activities! The S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa is certainly not to be missed! Be marvelled as the colorful fishes swim by~
There’s always a first time for everything. Make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one by doing an indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore together! It might only be a few seconds of excitement in the wind tunnel but the memories are yours to keep for a lifetime.
- Unwind with an Afternoon Tea –
Always remember, ladies love to be pampered. After a long day, take her to a cosy and dainty place such as Fullhouse Themed Restaurant. We’re sure that she will be thrilled for being treated like a princess.
Located at Mandarin Gallery, Arteastiq gives a unique high tea experience in Orchard like no other! The famous apple cake and orange cake are some of their must-try items besides their dessert teas.
Duxton Hill area at Tanjong Pagar has a number of eateries and cafes. If your lady has a sweet tooth, she is likely to say yes to the drunken Spanish sponge cake and churros at Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Oh, there are many bridal studios around the area. If you are ready to take your relationship to another level, you know what to do ;)
- Romantic Dinner for Two –
Try not to max out your stomach space during afternoon tea because this is where the important part comes. I’m sure you wanna make this really memorable for your special one right? One of our top picks for a romantic dinner for two is Backyard@Dempsey. You can totally be in a world of your own, surrounded by lush greenery around you. The atmosphere is casual and unpretentious so you and your date can really be yourselves and enjoy the moment! Toast to the occasion with a glass of Kronenbourg or two.
Oh yeah, it’s the Kronenbourg again. Haha. In our opinion, the more inaccessible the dinner place is for special occasions like this, the more brownie points you score. The Coastal Settlement is kinda secluded but the truffle mushroom fettuccine makes the trip worthwhile.
For exquisite Italian fare, Senso Ristorante & Bar is the place to go to. Don’t forget to open a bottle of wine and clink glasses! Psst.. Senso serves really awesome chocolate molten lava cake!
Stellar at 1-Altitude is bound to burn a hole in your pocket but it’s only a small price to pay to make your date feel on top of the world. Don’t forget to dress to impress.
Another very romantic dinner location is none other than KU DÉ TA at Marina Bay Sands. From the 57th floor, the beautiful view of the city will take anyone’s breath away. After dinner, adjourn to the KU DÉ TA club lounge and party the night away!
- Staycation in Singapore –
This is not a must but a staycation in Singapore is one of the most romantic thing that a guy can plan for a girl and vice versa. Grand Park Orchard is very ideal considering that it is located along Orchard Road. You have the option of catching a midnight movie at Cineleisure or borrowing a DVD from the hotel which means you can snuggle up to your partner under the sheets ;)
For a romantic staycation experience like no other, Wanderlust Hotel is our favorite pick. There are various themed rooms but we reckon that the Space room is the best.
Just relax, be yourselves and have fun. Hope this gives everyone an idea or two about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year! Connect with us at our Facebook page and feel free to ask us any questions! :D
Cheers chewy chewy people! Here’s a toast to a splendid and awesome 2013 ahead! Like what I had done for 2011, I have decided to compile a list of the more interesting events which occurred in 2012 for misterchewy and myself! Frankly speaking, 2011 was more exciting than 2012 but we are very sure that 2013 will definitely be a blast because we are in the midst of making great things happen! ;)
14 February 2012 – There are many firsts in our lives, and we spent our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife last year. If you really really have to know (LOL), it was our second Valentine’s Day as a couple :)
February 2012 – And in the same month, we were also given a special feature in Purple Sage’s e-magazine, Taste! It was truly an honour for us to have this opportunity of being featured in a publication! And yes, that Tiramisu photo was taken by yours truly :D
7 to 8 April 2012 – We went for our very first staycation in Singapore and it was at Porcelain Hotel! It was not our last staycation! In fact, 2012 had been kind to us and we were blessed with four staycations! :P
12 May 2012 – If you don’t already know, Mambo our Roborovski hamster, is part of our family. I took part in a Furry Photos contest and Mambo got himself a free photoshoot around the time he turned one! He’s our cute little darling and we loveeeee him very much! :)
26 July 2012 – We celebrated yet another milestone of being together for 2 years!
30 to 31 July 2012 – Yours truly turned 2X (where X is a positive integer) and misterchewy planned a memorable staycation at Wanderlust Hotel and we put up at a two-storey space themed room! We also built a terrarium for each other, had exquisite Italian dinner at the very romantic Senso restaurant, and it all ended with a birthday lunch at Pollen, followed by a nice stroll at Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.
9 September 2012 – It was our first year wedding anniversary as well as misterchewy’s birthday! We celebrated the occasion by having Japanese dinner at Takumi Tokyo, where the restaurant was located at Keppel Bay. Check out our casual wedding anniversary photoshoot too!
6 October 2012 – Together with some other invited bloggers, I had a taste of indoor skydiving at iFly Sentosa! I wanna try the actual thing next time!
8 October 2012 – We spent an entire day for our wedding photoshoot, which was very tiring but extremely fun! Selected the photos last two months and we were quite satisfied. Total damage? More than $8K. Prior to the photoshoot, I also visited Shunji Matsuo salon and dyed some parts of my hair purple. Yes, it was for the photoshoot. Aren’t women vain? LOL.
12 to 15 October 2012 – The Chewys went for a much deserved 4D3N trip to Bangkok. We ate and shopped and ate and shopped and ate somemore! Highlight of the trip was our fine dining experience high up in the sky! Click here to read our day 1 to day 4 blog posts.
9 November 2012 – Joined in the fun at my colleague’s hens night party at IndoChine! Now, I can’t wait for mine! Hoho!
30 November to 1 December 2012 – Both misterchewy and I were invited by the folks of Resorts World Genting to take part in the Adrenaline Junkie Challenge at the indoor and outdoor theme park! It was truly an exciting and unforgettable experience for us.
24 December 2012 – Despite the crowd on Christmas Eve, we enjoyed touring the world’s largest oceanarium, S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa! Pleased that this post got the most number of blog hits and visitors on the day it was published! Well, not that I really care about these figures :P
25 December 2012 – Spent the first couple of hours on Christmas partying away at Butter Factory!
31 December 2012 – Didn’t hang out much outside on new year eve because it was pouring the entire day! Good thing the skies cleared by around 8pm and we made our way to the Siloso Beach Countdown Party!
Did you make any new year resolutions this year? I didn’t because I don’t believe in making them. Haha. May 2013 be a fun-filled one for all! ;)
Hope the long weekend had been a fantabulous one for all of you! Anybody took MC yesterday or even today? LOL. Ok jokes aside, I have decided to let this post jump queue because misterchewy planned a trip to Resorts World Sentosa S.E.A Aquarium on Christmas Eve for the both of us and I just want to share our experience with all of you! :D
We were kinda putting things to the very last minute and good thing misterchewy suggested visiting the world’s largest oceanarium! He booked 1 day passes at $29 per adult the day before but the queue to board the monorail was madness!
Well, good things are worth the wait right? Hahaha. Omgee we were so so so excited! :D I was totally looking forward to this because my last time being so close to marine life is at least two years ago, when I last dived at Krabi. Ok la this one is different but still quite close. I used to keep a dive blog! Haha stopped updating in 2009 :P My dream is to go scuba diving with misterchewy one day! I know he is reading this. :P
Yay! The Chewys’ Christmas Eve date at RWS S.E.A Aquarium begins! :))
Shipwreck! I wonder where did this come from? Don’t think they purposely sank a ship just for this..
This is totally cool stuff! Brings back fond memories of Underwater World too! :)
Ok I lazy liao. Shall let the photos do the talking :PPP
There was also a horseshoe crab in this tank which was totally cute. I was doing a half squat half kneel while taking photos when this little boy screamed, “HORSESHOE CRAB!” and he climbed and trampled over me. >_< Good thing he was really adorable so I didn't mind.
I learned through diving that we should not use flash photography when shooting seahorse!
Pretty interactive corner which I think kids will love. Look at the little boy next to me. He has a camera strapped to his forehead!
Not sure if it’s appropriate but we overheard this couple saying that they were hungry just by looking at this huge fish. -_-
The hubs said that this reminded him of a particular Pokemon. I think I know which but I don’t know its name.
Cute and bouncy looking jellyfish!
We were awestruck by the magnificent marine life before us! It was definitely a very spectacular display and many people just sat and camped in front of the viewing gallery.
Heh heh I was famished but not craving for any kinda fish in particular! Everyone was giving a $5 voucher because not all of the fishes had been transported to the S.E.A Aquarium so I’m guessing this voucher thingy will be temporary. I got a tuna and egg mayo focaccia sandwich and a bottle of green tea to satisfy my hunger! Not a fan of ham so I chose tuna :P
If you are feeling a little more extravagant, you can head to the Ocean Restaurant! They serve sustainable seafood :)
Continuing with the rest of our tour!
I have seen this moray eel a number of times when I went diving! Yes it’s quite scary and I have to control my buoyancy well so that I don’t crash into it. >_<
You may choose to have your photo taken at the entrance against a plain backdrop and collect (plus pay for) it at the end of the tour! There’s a standard template for the photos.
Souvenirs and soft toys for everyone! Nothing caught my eye. Maybe I’m really too old for this. LOL.
Heh heh. So what do you guys think? Worth the $29 per person or not? Somemore got $5 voucher. LOL. The Chewys had a pretty mind-blowing experience at Resorts World Sentosa S.E.A. Aquarium and we believe people of all ages will love it as much as we did! :) Not sure if I have the time or energy to do a summary of 2012 blog post so this could be our last post of the year! Happy New Year in advance! ;)