Wedding

An Awesome Wedding at Red House Seafood Restaurant

Preparations Begin

It’s the final countdown! This day has come, as we prepare for our Wedding at Red House Seafood Restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. First off, kudos to those who participated in our wedding. Our dear makeup artist @theyueqi reached at 2 am; that’s discipline and dedication. Minmin’s transformation kicked off at 2:30 am, proving that beauty sleep is overrated when you’re about to become the star of the show. Our photographer Mervin and videographer Jonas gathered at her place at 4:30 am to recce the place. And of course, not forgetting the bridesmaids @nicolekeiralee @icedtehkosong @winonawsy @shashazxz who came in so early to prepare for the tekan session.

Meantime, Liangliang started his day at 3 am with the bros. Thanks to da bros @dannymurong @waterdogkoh @w.p.ictures @lc.lan.84 for coming at such an ungodly hour. A special shoutout to @kombisg for the beautiful ride.

Gatecrashing Extravaganza

And so it begins. We touched down at roughly 5 a.m., blaring our horns. Sorry, neighbors; whoever invented this act of “blasting away our car horns when we arrived” customary has to get shot. I wasn’t too worried about it; I got secret intel that our gatecrash is gonna be mild. We were more confused by the other random wedding customary steps. Thanks, Liam, for being our orange boy.

Anyway, there were four stages, and we failed most of them horribly. The quiz was purposely designed for me to fail—how would I remember the cinema where we watched our first movie? The dance was also intended for all of us to fail; a group of old dudes attempting Kpop moves—erm, okay. The part about finding the key wasn’t too bad. We had a hard cut-off time, thanks to the considerable distance between both families, from Choa Chu Kang to Pasir Ris. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, though. After some photo-taking and enjoying tang yuan, all of us had to make the journey back to the east.

Photo-taking at Avila Gardens

So, we reached my parents’ place around 7. More tang yuans—omg. Since we had some time, and the weather was good, we decided to take photos around the compound. Mervin was the bomb. Basically, we blocked off the car park, and he directed traffic as though we owned the place. Anyway, because the wedding couple is the biggest shot today, right? The photos turned out great, not gonna lie. Beneath the coats and dresses, we were all drenched in sweat though.

Tea Ceremony at Red House Seafood, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

The crew reached at around 10 a.m. We all had our individual duties to attend to. The girls set up the booths, and the guys did the other planning and AV system checks. Fortunately, we had some time to clean up and change before our tea ceremony began.

The restaurant had a small room for the ceremony which was pretty neat. All the direct relatives who were supposed to be involved in the ceremony arrived promptly. Nobody was late, very good. In the meantime, Minmin was in her red wedding kua which looks damn badass. And as usual Mervin was literally the director of the show, asking each relative to be here, do this, don’t do that, etc, just so he could capture the perfect shots.

The Wedding Luncheon at Red House Seafood, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Soon after, Minmin had to change back into the wedding gown. Half the time, she was changing clothes. My life was much easier; I just had to wear a suit and walk around to entertain the guests. Our guests were greeted by Mr. Santa Claus too, who is, in fact, our uncle. It was his brilliant idea to dress up as Mr. Claus and distribute some wedding sweets to the guests, considering it was Boxing Day.

The banquet timeline was pretty much boilerplate. Not gonna lie, ours was too. Basically you do the first march in, everyone claps. We eat one dish, then go change clothes for second march in. Sad to say I only got time for my first two dishes. Sadder to say Minmin didn’t even get to finish her soup HAHA! Although this was a standard lunch sequence, we’re proud to have added our own flair into the second march in. We did a dance to the song 你是我的花朵 by 伍佰. Sometimes I wonder what’s our inner age.

Oh and yes, actually we did have some unique (or not so) activities on our luncheon. The first was a “lucky draw” event. At our receptionist booth, our girls told the guests that they could take part in a lucky draw by slotting in a $2 note into the box. All they needed to do was snap a photo of their note’s serial number. And the lucky winner will take home the entire box of $2 notes. Turns out pretty much everyone put in some notes, and the prize pool was more than $300!

The other special thing we added was that each guest had a TOTO Quick Pick ticket at their seat. I stole this idea from another wedding I’ve attended. Almost regretted it because we had to insert 120 pieces of tickets into an envelope the other night. And the Singapore Pools auntie almost slapped me when I told her I wanted to buy 120 Quick Picks… Unfortunately though nobody became a millionaire that evening. Or maybe someone did…

Conclusion

The stars aligned perfectly on this day. The weather was flawless, our vehicles didn’t break down, all the guests showed up healthy and well, the food was delicious, our dance moves went off without a hitch—literally, everything went well. As smooth as a baby’s butt! Right after the banquet, we headed back to our suite and crashed all the way till 10 pm. It was truly the most tiring day of our lives and the most memorable one.

If anyone is interested in learning more about the location or wants additional details about our wedding at Red House Seafood Restaurant, feel free to reach out. To prove that you’re not a bot, check out our details on our About Us page lah.

Information About Red House Seafood Restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Address: 392 Havelock Road, Level 2 Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore 169663
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, including Public Holidays:
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (last order: 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (last order: 9:15 p.m.)
Website: https://www.redhouseseafood.com/

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