one year ago

diy post-nup photos. hihi!

dear binbin,

after one year of marriage, the traditional gift to give your spouse is paper. and so i thought i’d gift you with words written on virtual paper. πŸ™‚

we’ve been married one year, and have known each other for five. while this might not seem like a long time, more and more i struggle to remember a time when you weren’t a part of my life; a time when i did not wake up beside you, when i did not hurry home to you, a time when i did not have you to laugh with.

all wives claim they have the best husbands, and i am no different.

thank you for always giving me the best fried egg (runny yolk and crispy white edges!), for the funniest lip syncs to air supply songs (among others), for being patient with me when i’m at my paranoid-worst.

thank you for taking my weird questions seriously,Β for helping me with my projects (remember the curtains we sealed the edges of by scorching?), for always looking at me like i’m the best wife in the world.

diy post-nup photos part 2. πŸ˜€

when i think about the future, the thing that scares me the most is not having enough of it to share with you.

i love you. πŸ™‚


the adventure begins

i’ve never really had a dream wedding. other girls had their weddings planned in their heads down to the minute crease of the table napkin, but when alvin and i got engaged and people started asking me about wedding motifs, the most i could come up with was ‘fun.’

six months into the engagement and i was frantically googling wedding sites for inspiration. and *then* the problem became how to edit all the inspiration i got; i saw and wanted to incorporate so many beautiful, beautiful things! never mind that they didn’t really go together.

with the help of amazing family and friends, and after seemingly endless months of falling in and out of love with various decor elements, of sourcing anywhere and everywhere for every little thing, of obsessing over ten million DIY projects, and of fearing imminent nervous breakdowns every other week, i think alvin and i did fine. πŸ˜€

alvin+jona / january 30, 2011 / sonya’s garden


photography: R.A.W.Β really awesome weddings (except photo of the photowall, courtesy of jef carnay)

click here for our engagement photos.