Theirs wasn’t the conventional place for a lovers’ meeting,
In the church was where they exchanged their introductory greeting,
All of 13 years old, neither knew what they were seeking,
Just that their time together felt very pleasing,
Though in James, the seeds were starting to be sown for a special kind of feeling,
While Mel was in a bubble – he was just a friend, albeit compared to the rest, a bit more intriguing.

Time passed, they grew up, in the same NUS hall they ended up living,
Still not a couple, inside his heart,  James knew his emotions were not fleeting,
They spent so much time together, oh practically the same air they were breathing,
Be it bonding over those late night suppers with their shared passion of eating,
Or the countless hours studying spent on finishing reading after reading,
Joyful moments like Mel taping his whole room lent their bond a playful meaning,
And while not a romantic relationship, their friendship kept on succeeding.

They went their own separate ways for a bit, but James never stopped believing,
And after getting the chance after fourteen long years, his feelings for her came out screaming,
They didn’t need to ‘date’ then, for they knew with full force their bond was proceeding,
And now it is going to culminate naturally in a union worth celebrating.

There has been laughter, though also plenty of weeping,
But their love and faith has never taken a beating,
In tough times, they have prevented each others’ hearts from freezing,
And may their wedding be a spectacular event, worth remembering.

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Wedding Stories

SO GUYS, I JUST WANTED TO SAY: BRIDESMAIDS PROPOSAL SUCCESS! YAY!

After the proposal, an immediate thing that came to mind was to involve my girlfriends and get them to be officially a part of my wedding journey and planning process. To be honest, we are no where near 20% in terms of wedding planning/preparations. Everything is still very sketchy at the moment. But well, at least the first step is done: and that is getting my girlfriends to officially be a part of my bridal party. They all said YES and I am overjoyed!

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I believe in the deepest of their hearts, my closest girlfriends were as excited about my engagement as I was, and have been looking forward very much to this day. Given their personalities, I thought they would have assumed the “bridesmaid roles” immediately after the engagement (which they had a part to play in as well) so no formal invitation was required. Only a couple of days later, I decided to send each of them an informal WhatsApp message to ask if they would hop on this crazy adventure with me.

I was close to saying something like, “Now act surprised like you had no idea this was coming”.

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If you guys missed the memo earlier, I got engaged about a month back to the love of my life & long time best friend, James. It’s been a crazy month of non-stop work and I’ve been swamped to my neck but I’m happy that we finally got down to making some plans for our wedding.

Tonight, we got together with our family and close friends for a intimate visioning exercise, which greatly helped us to brainstorm some ideas for our big day. Conducted by James’ sister, Grace and my wedding planner Clare, we were asked questions individually and as a group with our bridal party. We plotted out our life journey together, tracing back all the way to 14 years ago.

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