Wedding blog to share interesting ideas I have found.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oriental Bedsheet - Shanghai Style!

guess what, we have finally bought the Wedding Bedsheets! Nope it is not:
1) Cute western wedding cartoon bedsheets
2) Cute traditional wedding cartoon bedsheets
3) Traditional Dragon and Phoenix bedsheets
4) Plain pink nor red bedsheets

Then what is something so powerful that make Princess Christine and her royal subject, woodblock came upon such an immense impulse to buy the bedsheets early?

Remember our wedding theme is Shanghai Theme!
From GDL

From GDL

Presenting the RED SHANGHAI Bedsheets!

From GDL

wow look at those emboidery and even little detailing like sequins etc classy, silky material! the set contains quilt cover + 2 pillow case. thank goodness i have new matching bolster casing and fitted sheet at home that i have yet to use (just nice whew)

Oh dear but with such crazy description above, it must be expensive to the CORE!!!

From GDL

I bought this from spotlight and guess what/ Spotlight is having a promotion now! By signing up with them as membership (which btw is COMPLETELY FREE. YESHHH FREEEEE!!!!) you are given a 10 bucks voucher which can be use as long as you spend 40 bucks and above ... so this means that this gorgeous shanghai inspire bedsheet now cost 70 bucks!!!! YAY ANOTHER WONDERFUL buy which Princess Christine is so happy about!!!

As I mentioned, I would like to have pink organza curtains to be put up during the wedding, so we bought these too!
From GDL

I'm so looking forward to my ANG Chuang day so that i can put up my very chio shanghai bedsheet!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photoshoot log

Pardon the lack of photos as we only had M's sister to help us along in the first half of the shoot. =)

So we started off the day very early at 7am for the makeup to be done.
First part of the shoot was done at M's place in our new room =)
While we were happily shooting at home, M's sister, Angeline went all the way outside to help us tabao food back. She's the sweetest.

So then, we set off to Yishun Dam.

Gino tidying us up, while Terry shows his butt.

Changed to the second set of clothes.

we ate.

and ate.

and ate even more.

ever so glamorously.

Off to NYP~

Terry likes to torture us.
We walked.

and walked

and walked

and walked....

Change location~ this is where both of us are supposed to be angry at each other.

not a particularly successful shoot for this one. =)

Next up, we headed down for AMKSS~
the one which both of us have been looking forward to~

there's me changing in the toilet while M sneakily filled up plastic bags with water.

Teh Peng was God's gift that day. So hot!!

M full of energy to start on the shoot.

We had so much fun there and all the photos turn out quite well. Angeline had to leave so we'll stop at the moment for the photolog. We're keeping the rest of the shoot under wraps till our wedding date so stay tuned for the final album then. =)

Even Terry and gino couldn't resist sending us some sneaks post-digital processing while we had our 2 hour lunch break. =p

=D so cute.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

RED alert to hokkien brides

Yeshh it's been ages since i have written any blog post BUT it only makes me even want to write more especially because there are just too many updates and happenings to record. I know i mention that i wont be writing soon BUT this is like an emergency because we know that SALES AND DISCOUNT PERIOD wont wait for pple.

FIRST thing i need to mention badly is that if you are a hokkien bride like me and if you pals need to buy the pig trotter cans as part of your Guo Da Li, then now is the best time to start stocking up the pig trotter cans as they are now on sale due to the seventh month =) The usual price for a can of pig trotter is about $3.90 so now it is selling at $3.35.

It mays sounds little but for us we need to get the whole 96 cans of them (@_@) !!!

From GDL

So here's the smart HOUSEWIFE savings :
Original expected expenditure: 96 x $3.90 = $374.40
Actual Expenditure after discount: 96 x $3.35 = $321.60
Total Savings : $52.80 (WHOPPEE!!!)

I even check out a bride's blog which mentioned that last yr during november the price of the narcissus pig trotter can was like $4.95/can ?!?!! and $3.90 was like already a sale price! So NOW $3.35 hmm sounds likes a good bargain! maybe next time the price will go down further hahaha.

Anyway it was a weird experience going down to the NTUC to buy the whole lot of them and everyone thought we were crazy for swiping off 96 cans off the shelves at one go and was speculating:
1) The pig trotter must be on CRAZY SALES! (Princess Christine: But even that you dont think 2 of us can eat that many right? )
2) We are using them for the seventh month to pray to gods?!? (Princess Christine: CHOI!!! CHOI ChOI! hello gods are almighty and they dont eat so much => this is not a singaporean(what i mean is that i dun think they have a clear nationality up there) god so i dont think they are into buffet like this)
3) We are biz man and biz woman selling pig trotter cans to earn some tidy profit. (oi seriously no matter how you look at us we dont have the biz man and woman look => we look more like office workers or even students seriously. plus biz pple will buy the cans from the wholesaler and not distributor to earn MORE profit!)

Anyway it is weird that how pple can be "trying to whisper" behind your back speculating when I can hear them so ever clearly at a stone throw away.

I was very impressed when an auntie who is finally very brave bacuase once she see us, she asked us with no hesitation(of cos in a friendly manner) "Are you guys getting married?" THAT's the spirit, auntie! Just asked bravely and I will answered forthcomingly. That simple. So if you ever wanna speculate behind pple's back, do it the silent way and not speak it out because it can very (ok maybe confirm plus chop) very irritating to the person whom you are talking about. So this auntie here has a very good learning attitude because she will asked when in doubt and do speculation like us and end up with no conclusion and results.
TADA not bad for a start =) Anyway just a note that there are actually 2 brands of pig trotters which looks freaking similar. One is NARCISSUS brand and the other is GULONG brand. It will be recommended for you to purchase the former one as i heard it is tastier(by all the cokking folks like mommies and even at the forum) and feels more "branded" lol but i shall leave that decision to the hokkien brides.
From GDL

Yummy Mushroom Flavour! Thanks to the help of my sis in laws + mum-in-law, we will be tearing out the white tag on top of the can and replacing them with the chio "Xi" sticker.

Well it makes me wonder why their packaging looks exactly the same though but i did read up somewhere that Gulong was once the manufacturer for Narcissus but somehow their agenda dont meet so there become a separate brand but then again i think it is dumb to copy all the packaging exactly as it is confusing to the BLUR consumers like me who didnt even realise that they are different. Whats the point of creating a new brand with no identity? Anyway, for the Chinese we are into the quality of food so the tastier pig trotter shall triumph!

PS: Just a side note other hidden expenditure: the Chinese character "xi" stickers can be bought at $0.80 for a pack of 9 which is also generally cheaper then some shops selling at $1.20.

Agenda for this weekend:

- View the wedding photo layout(soft copy) at Bridal Shop, hope fully can use the image for my wedding cards soon.

- Collect Wedding Cards from Grand Shanghai

- Logo design (oriental style with Ah li's help) => hopefully translating them on my GDL cakes so look out for my another DIY project for GDL

- Go down to wedding cake shop to view cakes for GDL(which actually my mum in law already went down to purchase one cake for us to sample at home => cheap and yummy ($5) will update about this more next time)

- Go to Chinatown to purchase more "xi" stickers (i have a hunch that my efficient mum in law may purchase that before i do though)