In June 2005, Cedric invited me to his wedding, and since Ive taken photos at weddings before, I offered to help him out and bring my cameras along to take some snapshots....please note I dont do this professionally or for money, its just to help out friends.
[ sidenote : most of the below photos were taken using black and white film, this will probably be the last time I use film, as its a bit too time consuming firstly, to buy, then take to lab and develop, then take home and individually scan! This process will be cut out when I move fully to digital ]
Relaxing with friends at home.
time to start getting ready
Has everyone got everything?
Yup, Ive got the pig!!
Cedric thinks over his last days as a bachelor
arrival at bride’s house
the posse follows behind
And now begins the traditional chinese game of trying to get into the brides house
The brides door minders force one friend to paint his nails
then demand Cedric serenade his bride with some Chinese love songs
Have you boys heard about leg wax?
all the guys carefully read the instructions
everyone has lots of hair to wax off
hey aunty, can you help me, they wont let me in
The decisive moment, will she accept
The decisive moment, will she accept the flowers?
Cedric feels the strain
time to drink soup
Cedric does his best to not spill any, as mother in law looks on in approval
time to leave
Checking that everything is ok before people arrive
Guest start to arrive
radiant ladies I
radiant ladies II
someone is going to sleep right though this…..
Not everyone is here yet, we will have to delay !!
Cedric calling up the wedding planner
Last minute touch ups
Portrait of a flower girl
Uncles getting their cameras ready
whilst Cedric tries to not look too nervous
Last minute touchups part II
Shi Min checking if everyone is here
This is it ….. Cedric takes a deep breath
Cue the music…..here comes the bride….
standing together as one
with this ring, I thee wed…..
The body of christ…
…the blood of Christ
Shi Min’s friends sing a special song for her
Just happy its done
Flower girl , bubble girl
formal portrait for friends
going home with Dad….
Everyone is really tired
Cedric changes into something more comfortable