Then came the second weekend...
This weekend, we have a set of different tasks. We have received quotations from a few photographers for the day. We have decided not to do a pre-wedding photo session. Well there's no way in doing that is there? With Adrian and I being so far apart, it is just impossible. We have decided that we do it on the day of our wedding, so that will require a very skillful photographer. We have shortlisted a couple of them and got their quotations back. 1 professional and 1 amateur... The professional costs just about 2.5 times the amateur - package includes 2 photographers and a lighting assistant + an album. But there's something that the professional photographer offered in the package that the other one could not provide - our album on the web for one whole year where our friends and family can access with a login password to download the photos or the whole album. This is very important to us considering our family and friends and so far away from us.
I made an appointment with Ann Choi, the professional photographer. Jane has once again, turned into the super assistant... with a couple of phone calls, we managed to find Ann's place. Ah... I wouldn't have been able to find the place on my own in such a short time (Adrian said I should have asked him, he knows exactly where it is... ya, right, make an IDD and ask for direction... how come I'd never thought of that??) Anyway, Ann has this little workshop, well it's little for a Malaysian ok, where she works and meet some of her clients. Some may think that it's a bit messy but to me, it's just how it should be... look at my desk at work and you'll know what I mean hehehhehe OK, simple, I got into the place and thought, "mm, feels like a workshop to me!" I actually liked the place. haha! feels like we're the same type of ppl.
She showed us some of her works and some of her other works/creation which is non-photographic but very interesting. We talked for quite a lot - both Adrian and I think that we should go for somebody whom we would be comfortable talking to or be around with. One thing that I strongly believe that we did click well. I asked about her sign, she wanted me to guess. I was kinda hoping that she was a Leo (well I've always thought that it's the forces of the universe that Aries and Leos always get along... I have many close friends that are Leos... Edith, Mendy, Chloe, my mom and even my x-husband...??) but I didn't try Leo, I guessed she was either Libra or Gemini... I just didn't think I was gonna meet another Leo. She revealed the answer, she's a Leo. Ah... based on all my experience with female Leos, we'll have no problem communicating. I don't know about others but this is important.
Adrian asked me later about how I felt about talking to her and stuff like that, I gave him a pretty positive answer. Adrian likes her works a lot, but he thinks that what impressions we get from her is important too. Comparing her to the other photographer that we met later that evening, I wouldn't hesitate chosing her and so we did.
That wasn't difficult at all. That day, me and Jane accomplished a lot too -- we ordered our shoes (cost less than HK$600 for both pairs!!), bought the veil and gloves, ordered a dinner dress (tailored) and bought another dinner dress, and a pair of dinner shoes... and all these, all these cost less than HK$6K!! hahaha! we're just the best shoppers!! Honestly, after rounds of research, with HK$6K, you can only pay to hire your dresses, for only 3 days! Ain't we good or what? haha! But all those was really hard work and we couldn't feel our legs after we finished our mission that night - we had to get ourselves foot massage! I just feel like we owe Jane big big time! Thank you so much, Jane.
I got home, put on the red dinner dress, and showed Adrian. I'm just glad that he liked it too! Then I went online and showed my mom and dad... dad thought that the "deep V" is too deep and that mom needs to patch it up for me!! hahaha!
have a look, it's not that bad la~~~
This is the pair of shoes that I'm gonna wear with this red dress...
Now some may think that I should buy matching red shoes... for some strange reason, Adrian thinks it's not appropriate for a woman to wear red shoes - it's indecent/inappropriate... it means that a woman wearing red shoes means that she's not wearing a panty or she's a hooker in the olden days... so I had to choose something red but not totally read and it has to match my dress... both Jane and I thought it was quite impossible and within a few minutes of telling her how I think I want my shoes to look - two tone, then it's not all red... believe it or not, we found it right away! They had only one pair left, and it was my size and it fit perfectly! Hahaha!!
Actually the same thing happened when we were talking about the red dress back in Causewaybay that I liked so much. And we both agreed that it is unlikely that they can give us a positive reply as it's been 2 weeks and all that they told us about was that it will still cost the same even if it's tailored but they are still checking if they still have the material. As we were discussing about it, we walked into this shop. We started flipping and flipping and wow, a red dinner dress, just the colour that I like and the deep V that I like hahaha! I put it on, it fit perfectly, no alteration needed! The price? less than half of what the other one costs!! hahhaa!! I paid without hesitation! hahaha!!
to be continued...