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Saturday, February 23, 2013

10th Wedding Anniversary

Pictures are typically done a few months prior to the actually wedding day.  They can take a half day, especially if you also go "off site" for a shoot.  Hair stylists and make-up artists create a new and better you!!!!  Bangkok is awash with wedding studios, offering a variety of packages from a traditional Thai wedding experience to a more contemporary one, which is what we chose.  However, we did have photos of us taken in traditional Thai clothing.  I may post one later!!!  Although we had fun, I personally was way more exhausted from picture taking day than wedding day.


Check out Kade's long fingers!

some candles we gave as gifts

An American colleague of mine (from Maryland) officiated our wedding ceremony.  He recited a love poem that he had written and recited at his own wedding.  It was very moving, and a surprise.  

After the ceremony, we had dinner with our guests.

Allen and Kade’s Chinese Style Wedding Dinner Party:
First Course: Hors d’oeuvres of fruits and salads
Second Course: Baked Chicken with Honey
Third Course: Steamed Shrimp with Garlic
Fourth Course: Barbecued Suckling Pig
Fifth Course: Double Boiled Duck with Black Mushrooms and Chinese Herbs
Sixth Course: Sauteed Crystal Prawns in Salad Sauce
Seventh Course: Steamed Sea Bass with Plum Sauce
Eighth Course: Baked Noodles with Pork in Soy Sauce
Ninth Course: Ginkgo Nuts with Masked Taro in Syrup
Grape juice and wine straight from a family friend’s vineyard will also be served.

Songs sung at our wedding reception

Always on my Mind
Because I Love You
Because You Love Me
Can't Take My Eyes off You
Colors of the Wind
Endless Love
Eternal Flame
Everything I do (I do it for you)
Greatest Love of All
Have I told you lately that I love you
How Deep is your Love
I knew I loved you
I love the Way You Love Me
I love you just the way you are
I Will always Love You
I Swear
If We hold on Together
It Must Have Been Love
Lover's Concerto
More Than Words
My Heart Will Go On
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
Now and Forever
Only You
Power of Love
Right Here Waiting For You
Saving All My Love For You
Save the Best for Last
Sometimes When We touch
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Somewhere Out There
Take my Breath Away
The Wedding Song
Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Unchained Melody
What A Wonderful World
When You Say Nothing At All
Wind Beneath my Wings
Without You
Wonderful Tonight
You are so Beautiful
You Light Up My Life

Kade and I got married in the Chang Building (Elephant Building) in Bangkok on February 23, 2003.  Perhaps soon I will create a YouTube video of the highlights (photos and video) of our wedding.

Above images of the Chang Building were taken from this site.

A video panorama of the area where the Chang Building is.  See if you can spot it. 

A video I made of the condo where Kade and I lived right after we married.

And on my YouTube channel, Major Allen Espy, there's a video of our wedding.  Hope you can find it!

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