they say a wedding is an expensive affair. wait till you have an international wedding and you will know how expensive it can get. imagine having three wedding receptions, having to pay for at least beauticians, three videographers, three photographers, printing of three sets of invitation cards, floral arrangements for three wedding venues, decorating three bridal cars and getting down to deal with lots of nitty gritty stuff. and it took me away from blogging as i had to be at all three weddings.
my elder girl, ivy married ian, a kuching boy. the first round of celebrations took place in kuching on 19 september. we had to fly in one day earlier. the wedding entourage from singapore were accommodated in seven rooms at the four points sheraton hotel in kuching. we were hosted to lunch at the heritage restaurant in town and a 9-course chinese dinner at the hotel's ballroom.
we flew back to singapore one day after the kuching's wedding reception. the wedding party from the groom's side stayed at the four seasons hotel where the second wedding reception was held. because the date was so close to the f1 race, they had to pay nearly double for their stay in the hotel.
the final round was held in melbourne where ivy and ian, the bride and groom, are living and working. it was a garden party held up in the dandenong mountains. the tulips were in bloom and so they went to the tesselaar tulip farm for some photo shoots. the ceremony was conducted in a small chapel, where most of the guests had to stand throughout the slightly more than an hour programme.