Alina and PK's Chinese Wedding in Singapore
A little while ago I had the opportunity to photograph my first proper international wedding. A Chinese wedding in Singapore. Thanks to Air India's characteristic delays I had hardly anytime to get to know Alina and PK before jumping into their outdoor portraiture session. The two didn't need any time to transform into their goofy selves and that made the session a lot of fun. This being a Chinese-Catholic wedding it took the best of the chaos and calm of both worlds. A Chinese wedding has a lot of fun pre wedding elements to it. I shall explain it to you as you scroll through. Enjoy :) But first. Let there be music :)
PK's household is very interesting. They do not believe in the concept of mirrors for dressing up. Each member of the family gives the other a nod as to how they look before they get started with their day. I had to make the groom's dad dismantle the mirror in the bathroom for this shot.
The groom is not allowed to see the bride until the groom and his men complete the array of challenges the bridesmaids set for them. Seen here is a concoction of wasabi + toothpaste, which the groomsmen had to down!
The bridal party decided to make this a high school themed wedding!
Singapore is known for its discipline. Except when a wedding happens in the neighbourhood. The groom arrives with his men wrecking havoc! Honking the life out of the entire block!
The challenges begin and level up here. The groomsmen are blindfolded and are made to carry the groom up the stairs. All the while the groom has to yell at the top of his voice as to how much he loves his bride to be!
That is no ordinary coke they are drinking there. Just like the wasabi toothpaste, this has a twist to it.
Like in Indian weddings the bridesmaids can demand for money to lessen the ordeal for the men.
PK is very organised. Here he has a bullet point write up stating how he plans to take care of his bride to be and why he is worthy of her.
Shortly after the lunch there is a tea ceremony where the elders of the family are offered tea by the newly wedded couple.