I want to buy you everything except cologne, ‘coz it’s poison.

Last Saturday I had the privilege to witness one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to.

It was smooth, well-run, funny, God-filled but most importantly; it was real.

My favourite part was the groom’s vow:

I promise to love you with a love that is only surpassed by tomorrow’s. I promise to hold you and hold you and never let you go. And if I had my way, even death wouldn’t keep us apart.

Zie Chong

And even as he held her hands, looked into her eyes, cried had sweaty eyeballs, and said those words,he really sounded like he meant every word.The wedding was just beautiful. The bride was extravagantly gorgeous. The gowns were out-of-this world. Everything seemed so perfect.

What I love about Z-Wei’s relationship is that they were sincere through and through and they were humble. He wasn’t an obnoxious *toot* who thought he was better than everyone else even though he was dating one of the hottest girls I know, and she never rubbed in every girl’s face the fact she was dating one of Malaysia’s funniest, handsomest and richest bachelor. They had it good. But they never let it get to their head. Everyone around them was genuinely happy for them.

And I know I said the groom’s vows were my favourite part, but I actually have another favourite; after the traditional tea ceremony I saw the groom’s father hug his son, kiss him on the cheek and whisper, “I love you, son.”

It’s easy to be disillusioned in a world that  publicizes broken families, sibling rivalry, divorce and back-stabbing; I mean just turn on your tv.

But seeing families come together in unity to watch my favourite golden couple tie the knot, hearing the unending applause as she walked all the way down the aisle towards him, listening to Ian sing words like “Please take care of my brother, he’s the only one I’ve got”, seeing old and young couples holding hands and weeping joyfully as Zie and Shi Wei took their first steps as man and wife; you can’t fake that kind of emotion.

I like things that make me believe love is real. And I’m being more and more convinced each day that Jesus is the culprit behind these things.

Summary: It was a wedding to remember. It was crystal clear that a lot of thought, effort and love went into every nook and cranny of this event.

The moment I saw her walk down the aisle towards me, any doubt I had just vanished. And I knew for sure she was the one for me.

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 18:22

On a personal note: I’m a much more wiser maid of honour. Details of what happenned to be vlogged.

On ANOTHER side note: If you’re wondering why in the video there’s a speech bubble of Shi Wei replying “As you wish, my Lord”, it’s because during her vows she accidentally said ‘Lord’ instead of ‘Zie’. Twice. Maybe he really does remind her of Jesus.

Thinking of: Andrew&Yun’s wedding reception, The Click Five’s Jenny, Kristinia DeBarge’s Goodbye, how I need to start sleeping more and how cupid has finally broken his hold over me.

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