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Wedding Weekend Indulgence

07 Mar

Saturday wedding went well with some minor stuff here and there – who could expect a wedding to be 100% perfect, right? There’s ALWAYS something didn’t go according to the plan, but overall it was a nice one. Brother-in-Law J and his wife J put a nice wedding together. I won’t bore you with details. In fact just enjoy the pictures below.

Long story short: I actually DIDN’T help out much because I seriously didn’t know what exactly need to be done. J didn’t really tell us exactly what was the wedding schedule etc just we just rolled along with it.

We got there around 8 am. K went off with J to pick up the roasted pig, flowers and the bride. I stayed at JJ condo with in-laws. Pretty much I just sat there quietly, waiting patiently for other relatives to come.

Mother in Law set up this "offering" for a good luck?

 

The bedroom was decorated in red. In Chinese, red color is used for all celebrations.


Breakfast was all dim sum stuff which I didn’t touch at all

Thanks to my 3 bacon and 3 eggs breakfast I had prior.

And I sort of packed “my food”

yea I know that Berry Yogurt had some evaporated cane juice as sweetener, but I only ate 1 and gave another one to K. Pretty much I finished everything with the exception of the canned sardines.

Finally around noon, the bride and groom came. In Chinese wedding, the groom party would go to the bride’s house, bringing a whole roasted pig along with other gifts. The bride and groom would then serve the tea to the parents and older relatives and in return they give them red pockets with some money in there. After that done, both bride and groom went to the groom’s family side and did the tea ceremony as well. Speaking of which, they also served us the tea as well and we gave them the red envelopes..haha…since we’re older than them 😛




The roasted pig - The bride family took the middle part and returned the rest to the groom side

Lunch -Catered Chinese take out

I only had the broccoli stir fry and the roasted pig – dang those skins were soo crispy! That would be my first and last to have those. I knew that I won’t be able to stay truly Primal/Paleo for today so I won’t sweat it too much.

Topped with the yam that I brought from home – DELISH!

After lunch, the bride and groom party went to a park for pictures, while we all cleaned up and headed back to parents in law place to chill a bit before going to the restaurant and preparing the set up



Around 6pm, there was open bar with snacks and mixed drinks. Mostly pastries, pudding and tempura sushi which I skipped and only nibbled the fruits.





The banquet: 10 course meal (obviously I missed some pics)

Since we were sitting in the main table, the server portioned our dishes instead.

OOoh goodness..the deep fried crab ball! I was debating if I should just cheat for this whole day, and decided to hell with it and consumed the whole thing. No more. It was super greasy and didn’t make my throat felt good afterward.

Had some wine – super good! I am not a wine/alcohol drinker but this wine was great! J totally had some taste in wine.Only drank a little bit though.

The only dishes I didn’t touch were the fried rice and the red bean soup. (no pic)

Wedding cake slice – had some – minus the cream

We left the restaurant around 11pm, dropped off all the stuff at in-law’s place and head back home. After showered and everything, crashed to bed around 1am and got up the next day around 9am.

Overall, I took today as my full cheat day of from Primal/Paleo, but at the same time I didn’t derail too much. At least I still made a good food choices and only cheat when it was worth it. In some ways, it helped me not to over indulge thanks to my “packed food” so I didn’t feel starved.

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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in food, life

 

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9 responses to “Wedding Weekend Indulgence

  1. dianacheung

    March 9, 2011 at 5:09 am

    OMG!! This is the wedding my mom wants for me!! Although I’m not traditionally asian, I LOVEEE asian weddings and events for the food!!!

     
  2. leashieloo

    March 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Looks like an amazing wedding! Everything from the food to decor is gorgeous!

     
  3. LeQuan

    March 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Ah…good old Chinese wedding 10 course banquet – luv it! I don’t think you missed any exciting dishes, just the soup and dessert I think. I love those crab claws with red vinegar…yummy yumm yumms! The yogurt tini and lychee tini have me very intrigued though. You said you don’t drink, but I’m curious if you had any and how did they taste? Kudos to you, dear. I totally would’ve abandoned and diet I was following and feasted. Now you’ve got great will power. Food is my kryptonite. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to your brother in-law and his new wife!

     
    • Jos

      March 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

      The lobster was so hard to eat actually and was super salty..just a little bite was enough. I took a little sip of the yogurt-tini and lychee-tini, pretty much it was soft drink mixed with a little bit of martini perhaps? It was ok..kinda bitter and too sugary so I skipped those.

       
  4. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    March 8, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Wow, so much food! 😯 And the bride’s dress is so pretty!

    I think you did pretty well overall. I’m also a food packer – better to have some at hand that surely works, just in case. 🙂

     
    • Jos

      March 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks. That’s a typical traditional Chinese dress..she changed to the regular white dress afterward..

       

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