This is the perfect imperfect wedding. I have never come across anything like this. And I am sure the average Singapore couple will never consider such an approach. Everything was done impromptu and on the spot. Let me explain through words and the pictures that follow….
I arrived at Hort Park expecting a very organised and well planned solemnization. I was wrong. There was NO solemnization listed on the activities board at the entrance of the park. Neither did I see a bridal car at the front porch, nor hordes of guests milling around.
What I saw was a couple and their family waiting for me at the garden, ready and eager to take wedding photos…..together with their two children!!!
The spontaneity that pervaded the photo taking and in fact the whole ceremony was really a breath of fresh air for a Singaporean like me who likes things planned down to the last detail. And I’m sure many share my thoughts. We so often worry about so many things and plan details to death. This simple German couple opened my eyes to a different lifestyle and approach to living.
I went away learning a lot just from watching Anke and Daniel take things one step at the time. And savouring each moment as it unfolds….imperfect as it may seem. But that’s the beauty of it, the perfectness of the imperfect.
Thank you Lord for this glimpse to this fabulous couple’s simple yet rich lifestyle.
Can somebody please just play with me?
Hey Mom & Dad, I know of a great place where we can take some nice artistic shots… let me show you the way!
Finally, a shot for the album….
Those leaves are getting into my hair…..
Looks like a scene from the Garden of Eden?
Darn, that must be the Solemnizer who’s calling me now…..
Men and their smart phones….never fails to ring at all the wrong times.
Look at what nice flowers Mummy has……
Mummy, can I have those flowers to play with…..
sob sob sob
Now when will this boring ceremony end…..
And now for the paperwork….
Portrait of the wedding couple with all their guests (including their two children)…
The spontaniety of the moment….like using your dress to wipe off the sweat and showing your
undies the process….never mind lah!