"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
– Barbara de Angelis
There is a certain degree of seriousness when you stand in front your most beloved friends and family, looking into your partner’s eyes as you promise to love them “in sickness and in health till death do you part”. It gives you the shakes, the nervous laughter and the cold sweats but it also makes you want to burst with exuberance, a smile that cannot be contained and even a few tears as…this is it, this is the day you marry the love of your life.
Traditional and romantic, many couples are holding registration of marriage ceremonies to symbolise their love and commitment to each other. It can be fun, it can be solemn; it is a moment entirely up to your creation. After all, to walk down the aisle with veil and white dress with the love of her life waiting at the end is probably every girl’s wedding dream.
Take Anson and Tze Lin, for example, who said married in an intimate gathering of friends and family at the stunningly modern and sleek Cantaloupe, Kuala Lumpur. Just like the blank canvas of clean lines and minimalist palette allowed them to marry in a lush and vibrant burst of colours, the registration of marriage ceremony is their blank canvas, waiting for the rest of their life story to be painted on it.
Tze Lin was the pinnacle of smiles as she made the stately walk down the aisle while Anson was a bundle of excited nerves, matching his beau grin for grin; a testament to their spirit and love for each other. They spoke their vows under a gorgeous arch in saturated hues of blue, magenta and hints of orange from the hanging lobster claw, exchanged their rings and shared their first kiss as husband and wife to a chorus of approval.
After promising to love each other forever, Tze Lin and Anson paired their colourful registration of marriage ceremony with a fun luncheon where they could let loose and be themselves amongst their closest friends with good food, hilarious games and a roaring time.
Whether it’s in a glorious princess dress or a modern silhouette, whether it’s in a sleek restaurant or in a beautiful garden, the registration of marriage ceremony is the time celebrate just the two of you and the sacred decision you have made to marry one another. For when you look back on the day, it is not the dress you wore, nor the flowers you carried nor the food you ate that you will recall. Instead, it is the look in your partner’s eyes and the fullness in your heart as you said “I do”.