Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Live Simply

I just came back from my family trip.... and I must say I had a great time. Went up to Cameron Highlands.. where your life there was simple, slow and steady. We lived in the Lake House, great boutique hotel but no TV in rooms.. strange but basically it taught us City Dwellers to forgo the "TV Box" for something better... and we did eventually appreciate.

It's strange for planners like us where we spend most of our time creating and imagining weddings that wow our couples, to realise that simple natural things God created on earth are actually very beautiful without us trying to recreate it.. I took this picture by accident and I love it.. somehow, it was taken at the right angle, no edit, no special lens, mere shot taken with a digital camera.. and yet to me, it shows the beauty of Creations.. from leaves to budding flowers to pretty fruit, growing among the many.. and I just love it.

I came back learning to be contented with the simple things in life.. this yr, I am happy with most of the wedding creations.. and literally look forward for each one to come... looking back, we have grown over the years.. and last week, just b4 I left for Cameron. I received a call from a potential client's mother after reading the article from the Urban... the first things she said to me was "I love your company's name - Heaven's Gift.. it's really nice.., how did you get this name?"

I smiled within : indeed the company is Heaven's Gift to me..." and may every wedding we create be Heaven's Gift to those who receive.





Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We are closed this week...

Finally, I finished packing my stuff for a breakaway with my family.. for once I am not going to access to my inbox.. as I am not bring any laptop up.. the feeling of away from work can be pretty mixed, one side of you are afraid that clients may require your immediate attention.. the other part of you can't wait to leave work behind and have some personal time with your loved ones...which is long overdue...

Anyway, for my clients, do not fret.. I will certainly be by next Tue to follow up yr details... just couple of days away.
The office will be closed, as we release my team off for this week, so we could be refreshed for the coming month that will be swarmed with weddings and more weddings....

Have a good week...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thus far He has helped us....

Today, I was very inspired. I had a breakfast meeting with Brenda from Fiore Dorato for 2 weddings. Basically, it was so easy to express how I wanted floral arrangements to be done to Brenda. She knew where I was coming from, and we understood each other terminology and artistic inclinations.

We somehow talked abt how we started our business, and only realised we are of the same faith. And when we exchanged our thoughts, I can't help to be blessed by her sharings. Once again, I am comforted to know someone who has also come to realise all business growth came from the Lord. I have to say Brenda is a truly creative person.. when I saw her works, I was really happy, and having her one of my vendor partner allows me to dream even wilder and extraordinary weddings which we can both create together. I can't wait to go States this year to hear from the other planners what they have experienced this year, and knowing I am meeting David Tuttera soon.. just excites me..

Later that day, I went for the national prayer meeting organised by the churches in Singapore...
I was truly blessed.. we were all given a stone that has the wordings "Thus far He has helped us.." Yes, all these times, God has been the one leading each of my step.... be it planned or by accident, Heaven's Gift is where she is today is the fruit of diligence and divine provisions..

Saturday, August 4, 2007

My Photographic moments


This two weeks, I was busy with conceptualization and design. When I am in such design stages, I usually prefer to be alone.. so that I can have my space to be inspired.. but I was swarm with the daily operations, as well as the unexpected number of interviews that came along the way.

I have to admit, I am pretty shy when comes to face to face with camera and being interviewed. Monica from Vividshots took some pictures of me for a upcoming upmarket new magazine.. and I have to tell you, I was totally stiff when comes to posed shots. Somehow, I now understand why I have never promoted much abt pre-wedding pictures to my couples, esp those that are directed and posed. It is so unnatural facing the camera, I wish so much I have a partner beside me whom I could laugh and play with, instead of facing the lens.

But Monica is a great photographer.. a partner that I have grown over the years, and her works I have come to appreciate. Somehow, she knew what would look good on me.. and someone who is willing to go extra mile to touch up, edit and make the subject looks great..
Now take a look at some of the pictures she has taken of me.. I love it..
I was teasing her, if I ever go for pre-wedding pictures, I will certainly go for Monica. At least I know I will look good.. now having to write this.. I felt so embarrassed... afterall every girl still wants to look good.. as much as we embrace journalistic photography, there is still a part of us, that desires the photographer to capture the angle that makes us look the best for the lens...
Hmm... truly I understand the sentiments of every bride.. but what can I say...
We are woman afterall...