It was a beautiful sunny morning to start CYCHLAND. It did not take long for the groom and groomsmen, with the groom dressed up as a dashing Arabian prince, to arrive for the gatecrashing ceremony.
The absurd challenges got everyone in smiles and laughter. But in one of the more squeamish ones, I got to see a tender side of Chen Hui as he showed concern for his groomsmen. A rare side of him I managed to capture.
Chen Hui soon conquered the challenges — well, at least most of it — and got to be reunited with his bride.
Little moments: fetching the bride
Next up was fetching the bride back to the groom’s place to officially begin the tea ceremony, part of the traditional Chinese wedding customs in Singapore.
In this transitional period, I managed to capture some candid and private moments that are often forgotten or undocumented.
Guests having a chat
Family members catching up with each other while the couple and bridesmaids are having a picture taken outside.
One of the most important ceremonies in the traditional Chinese wedding in Singapore is the tea ceremony. For some, it is a formal and serious affair with many customs to follow — seating positions, serving order, titles, who is serving, etc.
Despite all of that, the friends and family of CYCHLAND are all full of smiles and laughter.
CYCHLAND Banquet and Performance
The day culminates in the banquet night, performance, and dance. Smiles and applause fills the hall between segments of speeches, slideshows, and videos.
The couple’s love for music and the cinema clearly shows with a heartfelt performance by the duo, and a thrilling dance show at the end.