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Adrienne and Mat were married in Adelaide and decided to have another reception for their friends and family in Penang.

19 Dec is their hens nite in Penang. The Chinese version of hen’s/buck’s night here in Malaysia is the “lau tiau meh” where relatives and friends would come over the night before the wedding for dinner. No strippers or risqué games but a lot of really good food. Adrienne’s aunt did all the cooking herself and I can vouch that she does really good authentic Nonya food! My wife love fruitcake that i brought home as the souvenir from the party.

How technology has evolved – they were communicating with their relatives that couldn’t make it to Penang via a laptop .

They hired a satay uncle to prepare skewers of yummy morsels.

The next day, the wedding reception was held at the E&O hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Penang.

stay tuned for more photos from this series….

Gerard was looking for a unique wedding favor for his sister’s wedding and suggested the idea of a photo booth. I love how it makes such a fun & memorable souvenir for guests – what else could be more customized than an actual photo of yourself with your friends/family or the wedding couple!

I set up an area at the reception area where guests could feel free to have their photos taken and printed out after a few minutes. To say that the guests were skeptical at first would be an understatement.

“Sure or not few minutes only?”
“Is it a real photo or just printed on a piece of paper?”

When the photos were printed out and mounted onto a card personalized with the wedding couple’s name and date, everyone was delighted with the results. In fact, some loved it so much that they kept going back to take different photos and asked for more reprints – it was definitely a crowd pleaser.

Basic setup – we can offer more quirky and fun backdrops with cool props. Fancy a light saber anyone?

Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it … pose your heart out!

Guests waiting to collect their customized wedding favors

For guests to take home a special piece of the wedding and remember this night forever, I arranged for the wedding couple’s name and date to be printed on a card and the photo is then mounted on it. Have a particular theme? A quote that you’d like to share with your guests? The possibilities are endless!

If you’re keen on setting up a photo booth at your next event, drop me a note 🙂

Dear Hayden,

You’ve been in our lives now for nearly 3 months and you have taught me what unconditional love means. It takes a lot of patience, strength and plenty of love to cope with sleep deprivation, 24×7 hands on care and yes of course, the dreaded nappy change, particularly when you just did an explosive poop or even worse, when you projective poop in the middle of a change and it splatters on us!

I’ve to admit, when Mummy and I first brought you back from the hospital, we didn’t know much about newborns. When you cried, we’d to figure out whether if you were hungry, needed a nappy change or simply just a cuddle. There were some frustrating moments where you were screaming and we just didn’t know what you wanted. Google also came a lot in handy at times (eg: what to do with nappy rash, how long would it take for your umbilical cord to heal, etc)

Parenthood has been a tremendous learning curve. Before your arrival, all the baby books and websites frowned upon co-sleeping so Mummy kept insisting that you’re not supposed to sleep in our bed. Hah! The first new nights when all 3 of us were settling into our new routines, there were times where we were so exhausted, we’d wake up to find you sleeping in between Mummy and me even though we both swore that we’d tucked you back into your cot.

You practically lived in your swaddle and when it got unexpectedly dirty, we’d panic because that meant no uninterrupted sleep for all of us until it got cleaned. There was also a time where you insisted on being cuddled to sleep and Mummy and I took turns using pillows to prop ourselves up in bed, sitting and sleeping as we hugged you to our chests. Mummy nearly went bonkers – from a minimum of 10 hours sleep a night, her sleeping time was slashed down to nearly just 2 – 3 hours now.

So far we’ve managed avoiding getting you a stroller yet though I’m skeptical as to how long that will last as Mummy keeps saying that we can get away with babywearing you. You seem to love it each time Mummy slips you into the pouch we’ve got and snooze away many afternoons spent at quick lunches and grocery shopping trips.

You’re now learning how to smile and laugh at us. You’re also exploring how your little hands works and we’ve caught you staring at your fists countless times. You love sucking and even though you refuse to suck on your pacifier, you enjoy sucking on everything else, from our arms as we carry you, our knuckles to even sucking at the air which Mummy dubs as your “invisible pacifier”. You’re also trying to cram both fists into your mouth though it requires more dexterity and practice.

We love you lots, kiddo 🙂