So the bride’s name may sound familiar to some who have read through the past blogs. Well it is, Tu Ong is Tu My Ong’s sister (see wedding) whose wedding we shot last year. It is always great when we get to see the families we have met before as familiar faces are always fun.
We started off the morning at the hotel where both the boys and girls got ready. It is always nice when this happens because Leon and I can go back and forth with one another between the wedding party. Now, when you meet Tu you realize that she is not only super nice but she is also a person who is a meticulous planner. She even got us subs for lunch cuz she was worried we wouldn’t eat with her schedule. Leon’s tummy says Thank you =)
After the ceremony, we headed over the McMichael’s Art Gallery for pictures of the wedding party. It is a great place to shoot because of the beautiful architecture and greenery. You get a little bit of the old buildings mixed in with mother nature.
When we got back to the venue, we set up the photobooth for the cocktail hour. I must say, I am always surprised at how people of all ages get so into the pictures. Conservatism is out the window when there are props and funny looking outfits. Everyone gets right into it!
Once cocktails were done, the reception started and allowed everyone to see how it was totally about the couple and their love for one another. If you remember from their engagement shoot (Here) Rendell brought out the guitar and posed for some pics. Well, he didn’t stop there as he surprised Tu with a personalized love song on their wedding night. So sweet! Obviously Rendell is not the only singer in the group as it was a full night singing from family and friends.
I can honestly say, in all our years capturing weddings, Tu and Rendell are one the most organized, on the ball couples I have met to date. To give you an example, the day we met (just an initial meet and greet) they had 90% completed draft of their wedding itinerary done for the next year. So, I’ll echo my wife and use the same word to describe them (her…haha) “meticulous”. The crazy part is that their personalities are so chillaxed.. where you would never know how detailed they are.
On their wedding day, we arrived at the hotel they where both getting ready at in separate rooms. I told Gi .. lets snap the first person of the day of whoever opens the door to greet us on both parties. As you can see in the pics.. we took Rendall’s brother by surprise (as he was kinda sleeping still..hehe) and Tu was all smiles first thing in the morning. The weather was amazing that day.. bright and sunny.. which really complemented the colour yellow that they chose. When we headed to the reception, I ran the photo booth while Gi was capturing the event and all the many details – from the cute cake toppers to wonderfully designed elements everywhere. Before we showcase some pictures to visually tell the story… just wanted to give a shout out (as I’m holding my pretend mic…) to Tu My and Andrew, it’s always great seeing you guys and of course a sincere thank you to our friends, Tu and Rendall for having us capture your special day.
Your Friend, Leon Chai
The first pics of the day =)