Well the big day for my other best friend has FINALLY come and gone. It was all what we expected it to be and then some! You can read about it at Nick's Anything Goes! I'm going to put up the pictures and just give my short account of how the weekend went for us.
It started on Saturday morning (well the dress, shoes and shirt buying all started much earlier but I'm not goign to talk about that) and we were all set. The little one was one of three flower girsl and we were so excited for her. (It was her first time we had her practice form the moment we knew.) We had alsop planned to spend the night to at hotel Nikko where the reception was due to be held because I didn't want to miss out on the fun! Especially with the little one's bedtime so that meant a lot of packing.
It didn't help that I'd read in the newspaper the night before that there was a Charity Christmas bazaar being held at the hotel on Sunday (today), so that meant more clothes because there was a little fancy dress thingy for the kids!
Well to make a long story short we got to the church and Sean was happy to see us...I said you look cool and he said "I'm so nervous!" LOL That's life isn't it! The mass went off without a hitch. Wifey and me were the witnesses and I was proud to have been chosen.
After mass we headed to the hotel. We were supposed to rest there but you know how it goes. Daughter had slept in the car on the way there and when wee reached she was raring to go. That was okay because I didn't want to sleep anyway.
There were still lots of things to do. I hooked up with Sean nad helped him run around tying up loose ends. We went to the ballroom to see the arrangements and trust me it looked like a scene out of David Turterra's Party Planner. There was people everywhere and people attending to the music, the decorations, the flowers, the video feed. It was nice to see and be a part of.
Well pretty soon it was time to get ready for dinner and the dreaded speech Nick and I were supposed to present. As usual in Malaysia no one is ever on time so we waited in the suite until the hall filled up. I was hungry! LOL Yet we waited until a little past 8 and then they made a dramatic entrance. Nick and me made sure we got to him first after he had settled down and raised our glasses for our first toast to the happy couple!
Dinner began and the food was excellent. And before we knew it the time to make the speech was upon us. Before we went up unfortunately Patrick Teoh gave an excellent speech that had the crowd in stitches. We got really nervous to the point we forgot to take our glasses up for our speech and toast. We were nervous to say the least and pretty much read from the script which. Let's just say Patrick was a hard act to follow! And buddy the speech was good but the audience was terrible!
After dinner the dancing started. I wanted to dance with the little one but she got sleepy and so off she went to the room with our helper. I really wanted her to be part of this night a little more but it was a good thing I had anticipated this. Sean had his uncle Tony Warren the Malaysian Tom Jones belt out the frist few numbers. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it because he's really good! The dancing began and although DJ was good but the music failed to get the crowd really going as in most Eurasian weddings. The Genie King didn't care because he just wanted to have fun. We lliterally danced the night away as the crowd trickled away. In the end it was just his family and Nick and his family and wifey and me on the floor! Nick wanted to have a slow number but that was not to be. It was dance tunes all the way. (Bud maybe this Christmas I'll have a little dancing like our old days...not enough of that nowadays!) We were tired and soon Nick went home! We didn't do much after that too just talked a little and then went to our rooms.
The next morning we were still a little tired but we got up early because of the little one. We had breakfast and took her to the hotel pool for a little while. She, as usual, loves the water and enjoyed herself. I'm glad we had planned for this. Next we went to the Charity Bazaar and had a good time too just walking around. I didn't find and Santa Claus figures that cried out "buy me" to add to my collection though but did find some Christmas pudding. There was a lot of colorful characters and we took pictures with some of them. They also had a lovely brunch prepared by the hotel and we had grilled bangers anb mash with sauerkraut for a very reasonable price. After polishing off the meal I thought about pictures of it but it was too late,
THen it was time to go home we went to the happy couples suite and hung out a little after checking out and the we all left together. We were really tired and after getting howe we all had a nice long nap!
And so ends my tale for today but the adventure continues!