Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CNY 2014: The Fashion & Other Crazy Photos...


Even so, I think some of you who have been friends of mine or long-time readers of my blog are actually eagerly waiting for this entry on our family's tradition of CNY photo-shooting. And they are, in fact, truly D.I.Y yet much better, natural and funnier than those taken in the studio! :)

Anyway, I shall start with the OOTDs since they might be the least interesting few photos of this entry...
CNY Day 1:  Pink Cheongsam Flare Dress from mgplabel.com, nude pink pumps from Payless, bag from Gucci.
The dress was a very last minute purchase for CNY but was the most versatile Cheongsam-looking dress I've bought this year. The higher waistline makes me look a bit slimmer, isn't it? And I love the pumps a lot too. I like to call them my Kate Middleton's pumps! :p

CNY Day 2: Pink Floral Dress from Glam Stage, black heels from H&M, leopard print envelope clutch from Aldo and necklace from Diva.
Bought the dress probably half a year ago and Deardo was the one who really loves it and demanded that I must wear this during CNY! I especially love how vintage yet bright the dress is! :)

CNY Day 2 (night): Pink top from Padini, shorts from Zara, same black heels from H&M, same clutch from Aldo and my very old birdcage necklace possibly from Diva.
Changed into a casual look for a family dinner at home and it was simple and chic!

CNY Day 3: Colour-blocking Bodycon Dress from Doublewoot, Violet heels from Aldo, same clutch from Aldo and necklace from Lovisa
Looking extremely swollen here I think because had to wake up earlier for church... Anyway, this is an old dress but I really love the colour-contrasting of it. Also wanted a change from the usual flare dresses and red/pink on CNY so I picked this one to wear!

CNY Day 3 (night): Purple Lace Dress from Doublewoot, same black heels from H&M
Super love the lace details of the dress!!!

My family also had some OOTDs to show you!!!
Although I don't where they got their clothes from... LOL!
My super model sisters...
I know right, we all were super red and pink!!!

And now, for some of our random photos...
Tan sisters saying hi~! 
The Beatles crossing the zebra lines? Where are the zebra lines???
I don't know why...
Then you will see a series of my 'o' mouth...
'O' mouth no.2 as Shirlexia Monroe was in the making...
'O' mouth no.3 here to make this cute picture!
'O' again although I think I was trying to look fierce like ROAR~~~!
Look at the turquoise heels!!!
4e and Uncle Mike willingly volunteered for these okay! 
And now with Adrian, we all had to act cute! 
The magazine-cover wannabe~!
All the singles and non-singles ladies in the family!
Joining Ducum and her friends for some cute photos! 
Infernal Affairs movie poster, the parody! 
Totally ran out of idea already on how to pose...
Another remake of Infernal Affairs poster! 
See, I told you we were bored and don't know how to pose anymore!
This is suppose to show you the different Kung Fu styles, get it get it???
Our gang of people taking these crazy photos are definitely getting bigger every year yaw!!!
And I just realised although I've missed the first day of photo-taking (was with the in-laws), we took way too many photos after that! It's like I've missed the fun of the first day now have to take super a lot to make it back! LOL!!!

The one that is too serious.
The one that is still a tad too serious.
The one that is so cute of Papo! :)
The one that obviously the parent are having more fun than the children! LOL!
The one that should be able to make it to a fashion billboard ad.
The one that even Papo and Mamo were trying to act cool and sexay~!
The one that shows how cute and lovely our parent are! Love them!!!
So apart from magazine-like covers and all, this time we attempted something quite different...
Since last year we attempted a movie poster, this year we did a TVB drama poster, like the super old school ones...
Note the different directions we were looking at and how serious we look like, just like in the poster! Zero smile!
Boy I think we nailed it, like kaw kaw~!!! Psst... Truth is, we took at least 10 photos to get this nicest one! :p

Now, here comes the fun part. Jan Yi's camera has this 10 quick shots function and just for the fun of it, we kids had a try and the photos turned out to be super hilarious!!!

And for all you know, the adults also wanted to have some fun!!!
Seriously, still couldn't believe they actually did this.... Look at Papo!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA...

And then, let's have one together-gether lar!!!
Bunch of 'siao cha bo' and 'siao da bo'!!! 
But then again, it takes some really awesome and sporting people in a family to do these insanely funny stunts, so all I could say is, I'm so proud of them all! Hahahaha!!! :D

Well, I hope the Tan and Teh families didn't disappoint you this year around and we'll see you next year! :D

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Our Lovely Wedding in Taiping Part 2

As mentioned earlier, during our one-day wedding in Taiping, I've specially requested for a photoshoot session after our church ceremony around Taiping town, mostly because I was wearing the short dress that is very fresh (never appeared in our KL wedding) and that was designed by yours truly (more about the dress a bit later). So this entry may actually look more like a pre-wedding photos sharing but it was actually taken on our wedding day itself!
The photos taken by Isaac from Juno Perfection Studio are simply beautiful!!! Some of them weren't even edited and they already look so nice!!! 
Love how vintage and romantic this batch of photos look! 
Haha, this one is just for laugh! :p
We really had a lot of fun taking these photos!
Since the dress and the entire look that day was a vintage one, I personally requested that we should take some photos at some old-looking building in town and this famous corner shop in Taiping was pretty perfect! :)
The normal ones...
The fun and creative one! 
The one that is unedited yet so beautiful!
Then we went to somewhere on the way up to the rest house to snap some photos too. I especially love the creativity that Isaac has in trying out different and difficult poses! LOL!
Some classic yet beautiful shots.
Last few photos were captured at Deardo's place before we started the tea ceremony and they look super gorgeous, don't they? Love them love them love them~!!! 

Our wedding banquet at night was quite huge with almost 50 tables of our parents' friends and family, which some of them we know, but some we have no idea who they were. Well, I must say I still enjoyed ourselves meeting some old aunties and uncles who I haven't seen for years and I truly enjoyed seeing how my parent enjoyed themselves! :)
March-in with my tailor-made gown which is now on sale!!! 
Some other photos of us on stage. 
Decided to skip all the 'yum seng' photos again but you can check them and more of other photos here.

So, that concluded our wedding in Taiping! Although in terms of numbers of posts, this is far lesser than our Cloudy with a Chance of Wedding Bells, but that one-day event in Taiping really made a lot of us super stressed-out and exhausted. My parent were organising the wedding themselves, for the first time so it was a little 'kelam-kabut'. I was extremely tired since I also couldn't sleep well a night before the wedding so I heard I was the rare bride who could still catch a nap in the afternoon (by nap I mean slept like a pig)! :p But all in all, it was a great and memorable day! :)

One thing for sure that I was pretty surprised myself was the quality of stuff we have back at home. Despite being a really small town in Malaysia, Taiping has so much of better quality stuff to offer! My make-up, hair and photography by Juno Perfection Studio were simply too awesome I think they are way better than many bridal houses in KL. I'm talking based on the photos and the comments that people have given to me and I can assure you I don't get paid for sharing this wonderful experience I had with them! I know a lot of Taiping Lang love to go around and spread the rumour that Juno is super lansi and all but well at least from my experience he isn't. And even if he really is lansi, based on he and his brother's superb work, he is allowed to be a little lansi wurt!

My bridal bouquet and corsages from Irene Florist were extremely pretty too! I mean, when I got them I was like... Man I didn't know an old aunty like Irene and such an old florist shop would have such 'imported-looking' flowers! I was really impressed!!! :)

So I guess my piece of advice here? Never underestimate your hometown! LOL! Seriously, to those who are getting married in Taiping, why hire people from KL when in Taiping there are better and probably cheaper services???

I hope my short sharing of our wedding in Taiping was good enough! More about some other details of the weddings coming up soon! :)