Rachel and I are the first couple in Singapore to have our solemnisation ceremony on board an airplane – how cool is that? 🙂
It happened at 5.50am on 2 February, 2010, on board Jetstar’s plane, 3K 823 at Changi Airport, Terminal 1.
The two witnesses who signed on the certificate were my mom and Rachel’s mom. The wedding solemniser is Justice of Peace, Mr Lim Huan Chiang.
The ceremony was short, it was over in around ten minutes. The plane took off on time after that with no delay.
All photos courtesy of Eunice Chan, Rachel’s sister.
Rachel and I were overwhelmed by the media interviews and well-wishes from the other passengers, friends and family members, on board the plane.
As mentioned in my previous post, it was not easy making this happen due to all the logistics, scheduling and technical details involved.
Rachel and I would like to thank all the following people for making this possible – our family members, especially our moms for being our witnesses, my mom again for making Rachel’s beautiful cheong sam which she wore on the day, Rachel’s sister, Eunice for the wonderful photos, my uncle for rushing down the airport with the rings at 5am in the morning, my sister, Xinyi who searched for the ring at 4.40am in the morning; the Jetstar team, especially Ms Chong Phit Lian, for giving the go ahead, Chiat Ying, Simone and Peter for their assistance through the ceremony; our wedding solemniser, Mr Lim Huan Chiang; my omy colleagues, Han Joo and Ming Cai for waking up so early in the morning to cover the event, my bosses, Mr Chua Chim Kang and Ms Lee Kuan Fung for their support; all our media friends present on the day or who covered the ceremony, Nicholas, Jin Xiang, the RazorTV team; the entire Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan contingent who were on the plane with us, including the Chairman, Mr Goh Nam Siang and Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Madam Cynthia Phua; the Meritus team, Elaine and Chitty, as well as Rita from Wotif Group for the hotel arrangement; all our other wonderful friends, family members, strangers at the airport, readers of this blog, everyone else who sent your well-wishes to us in one way or another.
A big THANK YOU from both of Rachel and I. 🙂
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Alvin & Rachel! Congratssss!
I’m so happy for both of you!
Long life & Prosper!
Greetings from Ed of Indonesia….
That’s indeed a very cool solemnisation ceremony!
Aww congrats! Love the pics and was a thrill seeing you guys on TV haha!
And that was so Sweet and lovely from both of you! I’ve been a silent reader of your blog. And I must say, goodness, you both showed a rare and classically unique prowess kind of love. Best wishes for both of you. Keep spreading love. God bless you both.
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