Mr and Mrs Alvin Lim

Mr and Mrs Alvin Lim

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.

My colleague, Han Joo, was the first person we saw at the airport

My colleague, Han Joo, was the first person we saw at the airport

Rachel was late... but made it in time for the check-in

Rachel was late… but made it in time for the check-in

Our colleagues, Han Joo and Nicholas who flew with us

Our colleagues, Han Joo and Nicholas who flew with us

My mom helping me pin my corset

My mom helping me pin my flowers

Rachel's mom helping her with her flowers

Rachel’s mom helping her with her flowers

The pin cushion holding our engagement rings

The pin cushion holding our engagement rings

Group photo with Rachel's family

Group photo with Rachel’s family

My aunt, Shirley, sending us off

My aunt, Shirley, sending us off

The entourage

The entourage

Heading to the air plane

Heading to the air plane

On the travelator

On the travelator

On the phone with a Zaobao reporter

On the phone with a Zaobao reporter

Our solemniser and the Jetstar PR manager, ironing out the technical details

Our solemniser and the Jetstar PR manager, ironing out the technical details

Rachel tying the rings to the cushion

Rachel tying the rings to the cushion

Final briefing

Final briefing

Quick rehearsal

Quick rehearsal

We were to speak into the broadcast phone during the ceremony

We were to speak into the broadcast phone during the ceremony

Tired and a little stressed

Tired and a little stressed

omy.sg interview

omy.sg interview

RazorTV interview

RazorTV interview

Behind the camera

Behind the camera

Parting shot with Rachel's family (her dad is not flying with us)

Parting shot with Rachel’s family (her dad is not flying with us)

Rachel getting interviewed by her ex-colleague, Jin Xiang

Rachel getting interviewed by her ex-colleague, Jin Xiang

CNA and Channel 8 interview

CNA and Channel 8 interview

My turn to be on camera

My turn to be on camera

Chatting with Ms Chong Phit Lian, CEO of Jetstar Asia

Chatting with Ms Chong Phit Lian, CEO of Jetstar Asia

Short moment of quietness

Short moment of quietness

Walking to the plane

Walking to the plane

Calm and slow

Calm and slow

Waiting for the ceremony to begin

Waiting for the ceremony to begin

Anxiously waiting

Anxiously waiting – all the passengers are to board first

All ready with our pen, rings and cushion

All ready with our pen, rings and cushion

It's time to head into the plane :)

It’s time to head into the plane 🙂

In the plane

In the plane

With our solemniser, Mr Lim

With our solemniser, Mr Lim

Saying "I DO"

Saying “I DO”

Mr Lim on the vows

Mr Lim on the vows

Laying out all the items needed

Laying out all the items needed

Getting the ring out

Getting the ring out

Helping Rachel to put on her ring

Helping Rachel to put on her ring

Rachel helping me to put on my ring

Rachel helping me to put on my ring

Mr Lim announcing we are now binded by our rings

Mr Lim announcing we are now binded by our rings

Saying our vows together

Saying our vows together

Time to sign the marriage certificate - I am first

Time to sign the marriage certificate – I am first

Rachel's next to sign

Rachel’s next to sign

My mom signing on the certificate

My mom signing on the certificate

Our solemniser signing the certificate

Our solemniser signing the certificate

Husband and wife

Husband and wife

Another shot - facing the camera

Another shot – facing the camera

Rachel and I are legally binded as a couple now

Rachel and I are legally binded as a couple now

Presented with our complete marriage certificate

Presented with our complete marriage certificate

Time to sleep as the plane takes off

Time to sleep as the plane takes off

Up into the sky

Up into the sky

Greeted with door gifts at Shantou airport

Greeted with door gifts at Shantou airport

Lion dance welcome at Meritus Shantou

Lion dance welcome at Meritus Shantou

A nice bouquet of flowers for Rachel from my boss, Mr Chua Chim Kang

A nice bouquet of flowers for Rachel from my boss, Mr Chua Chim Kang

Our rooms at Meritus Shantou (separate as we still have our traditional wedding in June)

Our rooms (separate as we still have our traditional wedding in June)

The classy bathroom

The classy bathroom

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. 🙂

Jetstar Asia

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