This Moment Contains All Moments

by cecylia on November 12, 2012

It was our 5 year wedding anniversary over the weekend. And since you’ve all asked to see our wedding photos for so long I dug these up for your perusal (What do you think of the long hair and the dress I designed?). I can’t believe I haven’t posted these earlier… do you know why? Because it only took me a whole day to find them! I went through 5 computers (we are laptop hoarders), stacks of random CDs and finally, a little black box aka “the external hard-drive” to acquire their whereabouts. 5 years ago no one who set foot in our house didn’t view our wedding album (I’m so sorry if you are one of the privileged few who had to endure our cheesy grins. And super special thanks to Mary my brides-maid and Jin, my brother-in-law for putting up with us on the day). Fast-forward to today, these prints once were lost, but now they’re found.


I was never the little girl who planned my wedding in my head. In fact I never thought I’d ever get married! God is hilarious. And it worked, that line filtered the boys who weren’t serious from the one who was.  This little girl married her best friend of 10 years 5 years ago, and they’ve never had a fight.

You know how people say that ‘Behind every great man there’s a great woman?’ Well my amazing mother-in-law aside, in hubby’s case, behind Chian there’s just Chian (I’m next to him, as evident in these photos). And behind the blog, there is also just Chian. My photographer, tech support, PA and editor-at-large, he is the incredible guy who still surprises me every day and inspires me to dream and create what I love. Before we started dating, a decade ago, we were still at uni, he said he wanted to marry me but he was happy to wait. He quoted Genesis 29:20, “Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.’ And it feels like just a few days ago when we said  ”I do.” Happy anniversary Chian!


英文有一句说法“在每个强男人的后面,有一位强的女人。” 的确我丈夫的母亲非常棒,但在我丈夫的后面,只有他 (就像照片里,我站在他旁边:)。在这博客后面,也只有他。他是我的摄影师,电脑协助, 助理, 和编辑。结婚五年了,他每天还惊喜我,激励我去创作我所爱的,追寻我的梦想。我们的第一次约会之前,还在大学的时候,他说他要和我结婚,但他愿意等待。用创世记29:20,他说“雅各就为拉结服事了七年;他因为深爱拉结,就看这七年如同几天。”就这样,几年如同几日,好像才几天前我们对彼此说“我愿意”。结婚周年快乐 Chian! 



Teresa November 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Congratulations! those photos are just as lovely as the ones posing in them!

cecylia November 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

thanks Teresa! I don’t look like that anymore.. :D

Sevan Manjikian November 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

AW! so incredibly cute
happy anniversary you two! xx

cecylia November 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

thanks Sevan!! xx

Fictitious Fashion November 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

These pictures are amazing.. You look so serene, beautiful and gorgeous in long hair.. ur gown is exceptionally stunning! woww :) and now, you look more young, lively and cute.. both hairstyles suit you.. but I’d go with long hair :)

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cecylia November 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Your kind and sweet words have made my day Akanksha! We had an incredibly blessed day- bathed in sunshine and surrounded by our friends and family. It was just perfect. It’s true, I don’t feel like I’ve aged in the past 5 years…

penelope November 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

beautiful photos, you make such a sweet couple.
Side note…. I think your really lucky and suit both long and short hair.

cecylia November 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Thank you so much Penelope. I think hair well-styled is ok either length, plus a good photographer always does the trick…#amazinghubby

Beauty Follower November 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

You look so sweat!
Always be happy together :)

Sheena November 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Sweet post. Happy Anniversary.

Rusty Hoe November 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Oh you look so gorgeous and blissfully happy. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary xx

cecylia November 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

thank you Michelle! We had an incredible day, can’t believe it was 5 years ago, still feels like a few days ago!

Mica November 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Quoting that verse has to be the most romantic thing ever! Happy anniversary to you both again.

You make such a happy and cute couple, these photos are beautiful. You did a stellar job designing your dress too, it really suits you. Hope you have many more happy anniversaries together!

cecylia November 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Yes I’m a very lucky girl, I had to flip to the verse to see what he’d meant because Chian sent it to me on a SMS :D
Thank you so much Mica, I’m sure we will, by God’s grace. The dress was really comfortable too :D

Style without style November 14, 2012 at 1:58 am

Such a beautiful photos! Love the dress :)

Jessie November 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

ooh so beautiful! :) God bless you guys on your anniversary. :))


cecylia November 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

thank you so much Jessie! We’ve been so blessed to be able to celebrate our 5 year anniversary! Thank God!

Aubrey November 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

Not only are the photos absolutely gorgeous, that scripture verse and what he said to you has to go down in history as one of the sweetest remarks. EVER. (c: Congrats on five years, here’s to many, many more happy years!

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