Monday, August 4, 2008 ;
I know I have lots of gaps in my blog now. Need to fill them in once I get settled in China.
My dear friend ZY just passed me the pics for Dh's and my vow renewal ceremony at Downtown East on 21 July 2008 5pm. So here are some pics.
Initially, it was planned as a beach ceremony, and I had already packed all the flower petals, leaves and all in ziploc bags for all the guests to throw and to design their own patterns in the sand. However, we had blessings of showers instead, and so shifted to our wet weather back-up plan.
Dh and ZY found this pavillion. The beautiful bamboo and frangipani trees were a saving grace. Mozzies were abundant though, and they enjoyed a feeding frenzy with all of us in the pavillion.
The same officiating minister (our church minister) as our wedding 7 years ago helped us again. Just our families and 2 more close families from church were invited. We didn't have the time or resources to organise a huge affair this time.
We included our own written vows and then a unity sand ritual. The heart-shaped glass bottle had our names and date hand-engraved on it.
Just between Dh and I, we also set out all the things we want for this family, the marriage and discussed ways to improve and keep it alive and happy.
After the ceremony, we adjourned to the Japanese/ International cuisine buffet restaurant to have dinnner.
Will update more on why we held this reaffirmation of our vows and how it went later!
Flying off in just one day, with a lot more packing to be done.
rainbows every day, do not worry for the morrow