Double Happiness

So, Stu and I had double the happiness by having wedding number 2 in Singapore. As much as Stu and I would have liked to jump straight into our honeymoon, we knew it wouldn't be right if we didn't celebrate with my family and friends in Singapore. Being able to serve tea to my mom and dad is a very important Chinese marriage tradition to my family.But first, we had to feed each other dumplings for a sweet life together. The mandarins are for good luck and the cute little tea set is my dowry.Then we're off to wedding number 2!
And we got to do it all over again. I wore my wedding dress for the second time (Bonus!) and Stu met all 120 of my family and friends for the very first time all at once. Kudos to him for not appearing the least bit uneasy even though I knew he was nervous inside.Our wedding dinner was held at my uncle's restaurant and because both Stu and I were adamant not to serve shark's fin, my uncle came up with a special menu that featured lobster and Peking duck instead. A welcome change, I say. And extra delicious too.The absolute best part of the wedding was seeing my friends and family. It hit me really hard when I realized I hadn't seen most of my relatives for well over a decade and so many of them, I wouldn't see for another year at least. A number of my cousins were children when I last saw them and they have since blossomed into bright beautiful young things which brought (happy) tears to my eyes. Family is very important, I always knew, but I never really understood nor felt it as much as I did that night.

23 Responses to Double Happiness

Little Miss Tiara said...

AWW!!! *squeals* I always love reading posts about wedding, aahhh.. wedding sucker here! I love anything about wedding! AND FOOD!!! :O hahaha... happy wedding then? :D

Jessa Belle said...

How wonderful! It looks like the whole event was a huge success and you look absolutely lovely! LOVE the fourth from the last photo!

Love & Lollies... Jessa

Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

Wendy Sice said...

How gorgeous and special! The photo with the confetti is just awesome! xx

Blush said...

omg the food looks amaazing *drools*
thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, am now following :)

Rowantree Design said...

Hello Trishie

thank you so much for commenting on my blog. Bell's was the perfect oasis for a nano birthday getaway. I'm blogging my pictures today.....Your second wedding looked beauitful and steeped in tradition! Bless.

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

Such wonderful traditions!! And so exciting that you had TWO weddings :)

Lauren said...

Your wedding reception looks lovely!
congrats!

eat my shorts said...

That looks amazing! :)

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Wow! Congrats! Everything was so cute...
I'm your new follower, greetings from Spain!
xoxo
M.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Love this post, Trish. The tea set reminded me of your roses in your garden.

Sage Crown Parker said...

wow wow wow!!!!
congratulations!
your wedding looks like so much fun and the food looks amazing!

Fabliha said...

these photos are just so beautiful

xxx

INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Absolutely amazing! Two weddings, two cultures, all your family and some fabulous looking food.

Now, I'm probably completely ignorant here (sorry), but isn't red the traditional wedding colour in China? As I said, I might be really stupid and ignorant, so just ignore my silly question if I am ;-)

I wish you both a wonderful and very happy life together - something I have so far failed to mention I think...

Love from London xo

Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

Beautiful pics :)

Helen said...

Congratulations again! How wonderful to have two weddings. The food looks incredible!

rolala said...

Aww double happiness for sure! It's awesome how you had two beautiful wedding celebrations that brought together both your cultures and loved ones. You were such a gorgeous bride and I love your dress! Double Congratulations!

Shoko said...

Looks amazing! Lucky you, to have two weddings :)

flutterhappy said...

Congratulations again! ♥ A second wedding! ;)

Conversation Pieces said...

Ahhh, so lovely! You look so so happy and gorgeous... and I adore the dumplings! All smiley happy for you both now :)

Taj Acosta said...

Awesome what a blessed couple to have two weddings!! xx

honey my heart said...

beautiful wedding!!

Ola said...

Congratulations!
everything was so colorful!

Jayne said...

Your wedding dress is just stunning- and you both look gorgeous :) How wonderful that you were able to hold 2 weddings! Although it must be hard to live so far away from your family. I guess that makes family reunions even more special xx