Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My First Food Blogger Wedding Invite....Kang Lianne & Jurgen

No, this isnt the bridal couple, though I have more pics of them than the bridal couple. Somehow, the lens always gravitates to them. It's the star quality, I tell you.....

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In the land of the blind, the one eyed woman is QUEEN.....

See what I mean about the paparazzi stalking the stars....

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Once upon a time, in a faraway land, from KL, somewhere in Germany, a baby (German) was born. He grew up, surfed some Malaysian food blogs, chatted up the authoress, and lived happily ever after....

Yeah, that about sums it up. And as a result, one table of us very privileged people were invited to the wedding reception of our dear Lianne, also known as Imbi & Itchy, (No, its not an extension of I'm Bitchy and Itchy), who's whirlwind romance is stuff that romance novels are made of. I am pleased to announce at this juncture I have NEVER EVER read a single Mills & Boones in my life.

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Very da posh venue, KL Hilton no less. A cosy soiree of 5 tables, including the main tables. Such a far cry from the 70 table weddings where you can barely hear yourself fart... and people belting out hokkien karaoke. Nothing against hokkiens...

Our table of 12 comprised old friends from the food blogging community, the famous Masak Masak, A Whiff of Lemongrass, Teckiee of Eat First Think Later, WMW of You Get What You Give, Precious Pea, the inimitable Nigel Skelchy, and the dashing Allan Yap, of Just Heavenly, Young Boy Jason of Ipoh Mali Tak Sombong, Serene of Food Cookies and of course, our dear Hairy Berry all the way from Singapore.

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Interesting wedding favours. Cute magnetic photo frames with a pic of the bride and groom.

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There was a brief tea ceremony before the start of dinner.....

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The free flow beer and red wine had certainly worked, and everyone was in a chirpy happy mood.... nah, actually I tell a lie. It wasn't the alcohol that created the mood. How not to be chirpy and happy in the circumstances? Nice venue, good food, good friends...good occasion. No need beer also can have fun la.....well, maybe.

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The four seasons platter was unusually good. It had scallops, with lovely bits of pistachio, in a mayonaissey kind of sauce, and were very fresh. The cold cuts, chicken roll with jelly fish was also good... in fact, yeah, they were all good. Usually it's quite a hit and miss thing, for 4 seasons platters at wedding dinners.

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Of course, the diligent food bloggers live up to their reputation, and whip out their respective equiment to perform their tasks.....

....INCLUDING the bride....

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Hmmm, that must be a first. A bride taking pics of her wedding food to do a food review.

There was a lovely soup, which I forgot to photograph...

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The lemon chicken was EXCELLENT!!!! Tender, but not supermarket frozen soft and textureless, moist, and not drowned in sauce.

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Fish in the net....[Man in the Net music humming in the background] Steamed sea bass...not too bad. Lovely presentation though.

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The bride is delighted to see the cork fly so high...and the fluids spewing forth...

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Again, the lens is focused on our party's livewire....

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She's looking shy and demure.... didnt have time to whip off the glasses, but well, they matched her shawl, apparently.

Okay, we've focused enough on the guests, ..... a collage of the bride now....

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Isn't that laughter and happiness almost contagious? !!!!

Seeing pics like these, the collage below, always makes me think of Neil Armstrong's It's a Wonderful World....


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The man is truly dedicated to his art, and will stoop to any level....

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The vegetable dish, lovely bak choy with kei chee, (wolfberries, good for the eyes, according to grandmothers), and some abalone clam thingie.

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And the individually wrapped glutinous rice... yummy.... perfect to cap it off. All that running to and fro from the table to the stage to capture pics of the bride and groom is rather tiring...and the carb fix was most welcome.

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Desserts were these lovely deep fried buns, with custard and corn filling....very nice. Crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside.

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Hey, check out the insides of my buns....

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Hey, isnt that the Mandarin Oriental Logo? What's it doing inside a KL Hilton dessert?

Thamby signing the guest book....
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I think I daresay I speak for all our table, Kang Lianne...we had a WONDERFUL time, and thanks so much for inviting us. We wish you and Jurgen all the happiness in the world together, and may your love for each other grow even more, so that when we're invited to your 25th wedding anniversary, there will be so much love flooding the ballroom, that we'll be overdosed!

God bless you both.





30 comments:

Paprika said...

Awwwww what a lovely and intimate wedding! Sniff... I was laughing at the photo of Lianne taking photos of the food. Guffaw! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Diary of Kay El said...

So sweeeeet!!! How come no pic of you? ;) BTW, you mean Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World? hehe...

Little Lady Cakes said...

What a beautiful group of people!

Life for Beginners said...

Love that second shot... Nigel's got a brillaint smile. And Teckiee looks so pretty...

But of course nothing beats the beauty of the nite, the bride herself... nice collage of her, sir! :)

thule a.k.a leo said...

FBB normally won't put his own photo in his blogs... other bloggers do the honour. Notice that even his profile picture is half face down?? LOL...
KL Hilton... a place that I still have never stepped my feet into. Le Meridien... yes, coz it's under Starwood Privilege program :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

u know the comments boutcha portraits on twitter oredi la :P

excellent shots of the party.
feel so bummed i missed it!

xoxo ciki

Nigel said...

NEIL ARMSTRONG???? hhahahahaha

It was Louis Armstrong la bro :) hahahaha And Neil Armstrong was the guy who was the Astronaut! ;-) LOL

As for gravitating lenses, *humbly bows in your direction* When you take photos I just happen to be in the path laaaaa... ;-)

Thanks bro

thenomadGourmand said...

The pic of the bride takin pics was cute..cant take the foodie out of a girl horr,even on her wedding day!

and uhh..i burst out laughin at yr wicked statement on the cork fly so high...and..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha like every1 else said lor..looks like lianne not resting even on her wedding nite!

so cosy hor..5 tables only..at least u can drink with every1 in the room without rolling over sideways and forgetting the nite if it was 70 tables..

J2Kfm said...

hahaha ... she even had time to snap her food and do review?!! :)
how cool. to be in her elements eventhough her BIG day.

Precious Pea said...

Nice sum up of the wonderful nite. Had so much fun...wonder whose wedding is next..ooo that should be Paprika hor?

Pey said...

Looks like a really sweet event ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

clap-clap on the mandarin oriental joke. u so creative la! ohh, and great shots too! u captured the bride's expressions really well. :D

what a great dinner it was, hor? loved the fried chicken and most of all, the company.

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Ohh looks lovely! I was just at a wedding last weekend...small wedding with 60ppl...at carcosa...the food was sublime! sadly I didn't have my camera and was not really in the mood to blog...was too busy enjoying the freeflow moet et chandon! hehehe....

qwazymonkey said...

Gorgeous! Just simple gorgeous.

Congrats to the newly weds

fatboybakes said...

qwazy, the bride ah? yala.

alexandra, ARGH, LUCKY YOU! CARCOSA AND FREE FLOW MOET?!!! CHIS BEDEBAH, I AM SOOOO ENVIOUS.

hairy, haha, no one else seemed to think it funny...

pey, it was....can get diabetes..

pea, ya but will you be here though?

fatboybakes said...

j2kfm, yup, that's a first hor, seeing a bride snap pics of food. usually they too busy to even fart.

nipples, next time your turn oso, make sure you hold a separate one for "FRIENDS" .... so you can drink without toppling over..

TNG, wicked statement? from me? innocent doe eyed look.

nigel, ah, good to see that people actually READ what i write. twas a test, opcors. chis, u see me no up ah!

ciki, yalar, u missed a great night.

fatboybakes said...

thule, i shy ma...hence no pics.

LFB, indeed hor, beautiful.

LittleLadyCakes, thanks for dropping by!

diary of kl, cos i am a painfully shy person ma.... hahah, surely you know that by now.

paps, anymore intimate it'll have been almost a housewarming.

gfad said...

My my.. really look like the dashing groom and blushing bride leh.

Small intimate party of 60, I like. I'd like that for my 25th anniversary dinner. Put that down in your diary 'kay? 1 June 2022. :D

You know Mong Chung Yan ah?? The only theme song from that era I can remember is Long paan.. long lau..

Lianne, you look fabulous and absolutely radiant! Congrats to you and Jurgen! May you two 'leen sang kwai chee' and 'white hair until old'!!

Tummythoz said...

Now that is one of the most fun wedding dinner I've read in a long while!

Really haha outloud at Lianne the foodblogger capture.

Simon Seow said...

First time seeing Teckiee in such heavy makeup.

xin said...

her smiles are very contagious indeed. :D when i get married i too want to take pic of my own wedding dishes!!!

fatboybakes said...

xin, of course, of course, a food blogger must definitely blog about their own wedding ma.

simon, haha, damn chun hor she...

tummythoz, it WAS a fun wedding.... no long boring speeches, and no hokkien karaoke....thank God for small mercies.

gfad, u dunno mong chung yun meh? have jotted down in my diary oridi..should be still able to party like there's no tomorrow when i'm 66.

Christy said...

AWWW, such a sweet occasion!!
Lovely bride, lovely invitation...and such fun for all:-)
I can feel the happiness from here too, as I read the post!
CHEERS~~

wmw said...

Twas a great night!

fatboybakes said...

wmw, it was hor. chis, i wonder if the bride has read this yet or not.

christy, yahor, the happiness is just radiating outwards.... heh heh..

Lianne said...

i swearrrrrr i dropped my comment here and went mia??? hehehe .. yes lah, i have read it since few days ago the moment i got whole of internet connection in singapore airport. hub was like .. hellooo, still honeymoon lah, and i was like .. helloooo, its our pics lah ..

and thank you soooo much for being there and am so glad that you had a great time :-) i simply loveee the pics of nigel YAM SENG? kinda remind me of Freddie Mercury in his fame song! hahaha ... WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS of the world or something like dat. And all those wonderful moments were perfectly captured, along with your witty lines .. hahaha, you sure or not have not read Mills and Boones? I don´t believe lehhh ..

Thanks too for the beautiful collage .. wahhh, didn´t know I was opening my mouth, laughing like dat so often that night! kekeke ..

some of your words hmmm, esp the cork flying .. is it me that´s over reading in between the lines? keke

thanks again *hugs* and waiting for any invite from you to have an excuse to fly back!

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