We love because He first loved us

by cecylia on August 17, 2012

As I mentioned in the previous post, the wedding we attended over the weekend was certainly one to remember. Not only was it beautiful and spectacular (check out the bride in her breathtaking lace splendour, see below the bridesmaids in their gorgeous floral peplums, the majestic chapel and the regal reception hall), it was an utter joy to witness two people, brought together by their love for each other and their common love for God, be able to give testament to their love and faith in such a powerful and moving way. Oh and they both said their vows in English AND Chinese!

上篇博客里我已经提到周末我参加的婚礼。非常令人难忘。它不仅仅美丽,壮观(新娘的婚纱多么艳丽,伴娘的裙子也那么的优雅,教堂崇高, 晚餐厅辉煌),让人最佩服的是这对新人愿意听从神的教导,等待对方到结婚后才享受夫妻关系。因此新娘的白婚纱有真正的意义,而且证明他们对婚姻的认真性。哦!他们还各用中文和英文宣布他们的婚姻誓言!

Do you know why I started to include a Mandarin translation in my blog posts? It was because of this couple. They’d asked me to be their service translator a few months back. I panicked because going from English into Chinese is very tough for me. But I felt so honoured I decided to do my best, brushing up on Mandarin by practising it on my blog. The beautiful girl standing next to me also reads this blog is a blogger herself, check it out here. Isn’t her Zara dress incredible?

你们知道为什么我的博客一个月前突然出现了中文?是因为这对新人。上个月他们请我作婚礼的翻译。我有点惊慌因为我的中文很差。但他们是我的好朋友,我不能拒绝反而我很荣幸地接受了,然后通过我的博客来操练中文。站在我右边的女孩也读我的博客, 她也有自己的博客在这里

What followed at the reception were heartfelt speeches, I was moved from laughter to tears, and to laughter again… The couple have amazing parents and friends who adore them. And I know that their lives together will continue to enrich the ones around them and beyond. And what better way to end a lobster dinner than with some swinging and dancing?

婚礼后是婚宴, 家长们和好友们献上了祝词,很逗人,也很感人。他们非常优秀,周边的亲朋好友都那么的爱他们。我深信他们一起,会更祝福他们所认识的每一位。龙虾晚餐后还有什么比在舞厅上跳舞更有庆祝意义?

“We love because he first loved us.: – 1 John 4:19

我们爱,因为神先爱我们。- 约翰一书4:19


Lady Melbourne August 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

What a breathtaking bride!

cecylia August 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

indeed she is a stunner!!!

Jess August 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

The bride looks stunning!!!! I love weddings!

Love what everyone was wearing – looks like you had a great time!

Jess and Anna xx


cecylia August 18, 2012 at 8:53 am

yes I adore weddings too!! They are so much fun and just beautiful!

The Garage Starlets August 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm
Kate L. August 18, 2012 at 2:45 am

The bride is beautiful and you look gorgeous!


cecylia August 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

Cheers Kate, the bride is stunning!!

coolvanity August 18, 2012 at 7:57 am

Amazing picture. Kisses.

Inggrid Monalita August 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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Mica August 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Looks like such a fun wedding! Great honour for you to be a translator too, I’m sure you were fantastic! :)

Congratulations to the happy couple :)

Love the dancing pictures so much – always good to see everyone enjoying themselves on the dancefloor at weddings!


cecylia August 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

thank you so much Mica! Yes it was a great experience for me as a translator!

Katrine August 19, 2012 at 1:28 am

How fun!
Lovely pictures! Seems like you enjoy yourself :-D

Tracy August 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

Everyone looks amazing. What a lovely wedding. Love the dancing photo.

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cecylia August 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

yes there was a LOT of dancing – a key ingredient to a great wedding:D

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Aki! August 21, 2012 at 8:48 am

This wedding is so personally inspirational! I’m not engaged or anything, but I have a feeling that I will have a half asian, half white wedding. The bride’s choice of dress (then dress for the reception) is perfect. She is so beautiful and that picture of the bride and groom dancing means they’ll have a ton of fun, for sure.

cecylia August 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

aww I’m so happy to hear that Aki that you enjoyed the wedding post- it meant a lot to us that very special day on so many levels. The bride is a stunning and so beautiful (inside and out), her amazing figure really did the cheongsams justice!

A's Fashion Files August 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

What a gorgeous couple! That is so sweet that they both said their vows in 2 languages! :)
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cecylia August 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

They are both so talented, and so devoted- I’ve never attended a wedding where the couple spoke 2 launguages!!

andie yu August 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

Wow, I’m quite overwhelmed with all the lovely things said about our wedding here… CC thank you for your support of Geng and I. It was a wonderful day, and CC, you were a key part of making it special. Without your translation in the church, many Chinese guests would have been in the dark! You should definitely persevere with translating your blog, it will be so rewarding for you.
Thank you for all those comments! xxx

cecylia August 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Pleasure Andie Yu :D yes I’m a ‘Kee’, after all :)

Kate August 24, 2012 at 3:21 am
Psyche Castillon September 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

The last photos is cute! :) And the bride is very beautiful.

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