Scenes from a Wedding - Auckland

Lilac and white, smiles and contentment, mates and relos. It was a beaut sunny day in the Whenuapai gardens of the Herb Patch Farm in Waitakere, half an hour's drive out of Queen Street in Auckland. Yin and Shaun Tan were celebrating their special day of commitment to each other on the 20 November of 2011. Barrie Mason was the celebrant, and Rory Anderson the best man. The setting was New Zealand, with all its greenery, natural emphasis and sense of family and friendship.

The fountain (above) which the bride and her father passed by on the walk to the commitment ceremony. Below, the posse bouquet held by the beaming bride.

Parents of both bride and groom watch on as their children exchange vows of marriage (above).

Shaun's parents (Philomena and Ging Tuang) escort their son for the big day (above) and the parents of the bride ( Sian Kin and Kin On) pose beside the garden floral set up for the 11am ceremony (image below).

Barrie guides the couple in the signing process (above) whilst the cupcakes match in colour and spirit 0f the auspicious day. (below)

A band played, food and drink were served under the marquee and speeches made. Guests came from Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and around New Zealand. There was a reunion of Auckland Grammar boys. Bridesmaid Christine gave an uplifting toast. Groomsman Mike was humorous and captivating in his recount of life with Shaun. The netball team was there to cheer, and the software colleagues at work came. I took the opportunity to reconnect with cousins and more. The groom's father, Ging Tuang, highlighted memories of Shaun's journey so far, whilst the bride's father, Kin On, offered useful pointers on the married life forward.


Charmaine said…
I love the colour scheme. The cupcakes look beautiful.
Anonymous said…
Lovely writeup, Sok-Sok! Glad you were here to share our special day!
Shaun & Yin

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