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Joseph and Simone’s Wedding Reception

13 September 2009 6 Comments

The big evening finally arrived for everyone involved in the wedding reception, especially Joseph and Simone’s family. God was good! Dark clouds had gathered earlier in the evening. And it rained a good part of the morning. There was even a heavy shower at around 5.00 p.m. But the dark clouds that hovered for nearly a good part of the evening started to clear up at around 7 p.m., the time when many of us started to make our way to the Chua residence. There were even patches of clear skies. 8)

DSC_0249By 7 p.m., tables were almost set, everyone was busy doing something. Then at around 7.20 p.m. Kok Tee prayed for the new couple and also gave thanks for the food. A short wait later, dinner began. Helpers abound and food was dished out in quick succession. The people in the line did not have to wait long for their turn.

Dinner atmosphere was casual, with a ‘family-like’ feel. One can wonder around from one table to another. There were people in every corner of the house. 8) So it was not unusual to see groups in the hall and even the kitchen. Kids who had eaten even had their little corner to play. How’s that?

DSC_0220There were so many choices that we had trouble trying to have a go at each dish. The desert table was a popular stop too for there were cupcakes which with every bite filled your mouth with nuts, durian cheese cake, jelly, Indonesian layered cake and so much more. It was a favourite with kids. I noticed that they went back again and again! 8)

The skies held and a slight drizzle started after the last group from the Chinese Church Service came at around 9+. Also, George’s badminton ‘gang’ came too after their game of badminton.

DSC_0206The newly ‘minted’ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Chua moved around quite comfortably. After all, the church has been like an extended family to them. Many of us watched him grow from his diaper days. And many of us are familiar with Sze Mun too for we had ample opportunity to get to know her from the encounters during dinners over the years as Joseph brought her home for visits. It is nice to see that they’re finally moving on in their relationship into marriage. We wish them God’s richest blessings. May they honour and put Him first in their lives. And we dedicate this blessing to them….

Irish Wedding Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon the fields.

May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips,
A twinkle from your eye.

And when eternity beckons,
at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you
with the arms that have nurtured you
the whole length of your joy-filled days.
May the gracious God hold you both in the palm of His hands.

And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts


  • Siew Lan said:

    Ah, I see that everyone was having a good time.
    Those of us involved in the Chinese Service were only able to join the wedding buffet at about 9.30 p.m. We missed the main crowd but when we arrived the joyous ambiance could still be felt. Being the very good host they are renowned for, the Chuas had plenty of food reserved for their guests. We did not have to join any queues. We went a few rounds without any reservation (except when we thought of our waistlines) for we knew there were no more guests expected. If I may be allowed to misquote “The last shall have the most.”
    The father of the groom was in a very jolly good mood, ‘yam-senging’ while the mother of the groom felt relaxed enough to get a plate herself and finally sat down for some sustenance.
    When is the next wedding?

  • Siva said:

    Looks like we missed a wonderful dinner and yam seng time!

  • admin (author) said:

    Siva! Yup you did. But we missed both of you also lah! 8)

  • woodychua said:

    It was truly a blast…. but one NOT to be repeated too often though. (for the sake of everyone’s waistlines) hahaha…once or at most twice a year? :O) but i thought the answer to ‘when’s the next wedding’ is quite answered? hehehe it was really nice to have all good ol’ alor setar faces at the dinner.

  • Kin Onn said:

    Nice write up! But where are the photos of the newly weds?

  • admin (author) said:

    Newlyweds too busy running around… Cameraman tak terligan. Ha! Ha! It was so relaxed that the newlyweds blended into the crowd.

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