Friends: And The Bride Wore Green (Part 2)

I’ve helped out in far more weddings than I care to remember, such that at the end of last year I strongly resolved to not get involved in any weddings taking place in 2011. But somehow I never felt like Tricia and Eugene were throwing a wedding per se, but a great party where they would be getting married. And I don’t care if you think it’s all semantics.

For starters, instead of a hotel ballroom, the two of them chose to hold the wedding and reception at a nice little restaurant and bar. In lieu of a 9- or 10-course Chinese dinner, there was a 3-course dinner where guests chose between pan-seared salmon and pork chops for the main course.

Elaine and I were the door-bitches. We also took orders for the main course as each guest arrived. At one point I was multitasking so hard that I had a brain-fart and asked if the guest wanted "fish or salmon".

All the guests got the memo and didn’t wear green, which I think was very nice and cooperative of them. Why? Because the bride eschewed the traditional white gown and went for a lovely emerald cocktail dress instead. So, so pretty.

And the groom also looks not bad, lah πŸ˜‰

The speeches were heartfelt and excellent, including one pre-recorded by Tricia’s best friend in the US and replayed on an iPad. Unlike many of the others who fell under the category of the couple’s “dodgy internet friends”, I failed to tear up when Tricia serenaded Eugene. But I’m just hard-hearted that way πŸ˜‰

A great photo of the dodgy internet friends. After the photo was taken, Tricia gleefully announced that all her friends are perverts.

Chilling with my date for the evening after our duties were done.

After the dinner, a group of friends and helpers repaired to Goodwood Park hotel, where the couple had reserved a couple of rooms for the afterparty. There, we watched the 2nd half of the Community Shield match, and saw Manchester United win 3-2. As far as the boys were concerned, it was a perfect end to a perfect day.

(Thanks, Angie, for the photos!)

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  1. triciaseow - August 8, 2011

    I love the photo of James and you. It’s very sweet πŸ™‚
    And I like how I have this giant grin on all the pics you chose of me! And for the record, I thought the groom looked hawt!

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