In Singapore, Pre-wedding photography is normally done a few months before the actual wedding day. When it comes to the big day, the bride and bridal party’s getting ready rituals are very important. Preparations usually start ahead of time, with the choosing of the perfect wedding dress, as well as the outfits for the bridesmaids and other fine details. Naturally, everything needs to be perfect. It is no secret that most brides are perfectionists. And, after all, why shouldn’t they be? Everything needs to be on point on their big day, and their hair, makeup, and dress are an important part of it. Every step of this dazzling ritual is captured.
Gatecrash games are also a traditional step on the wedding day. Even though these come from ancient tradition, when marriages were still arranged, many modern weddings still contain this step because it is a fun opportunity for the bride and her bridesmaids, and the groom and his groomsmen, to have a bit of fun. In the old days, these games used to relieve the awkwardness and tension between the bride and groom. Moreover, the fact that the games are believed to ward off any evil spirits that might impede the ceremony is also a good thing. Actual wedding day photography keeps alive the memories of this important wedding tradition.
Usually, the bride and her party discuss the theme of the gatecrash and come up with the actual games that the men will play on the wedding day. A very popular theme for these games is related to how well the groom knows the bride. This is perhaps the fittest to determine the actual endgame, which is for the groom to get his bride and thus prove himself worthy of marrying his sweetheart. The successful completion of these rituals means smooth sailing during the ceremony and good fortune for the years to come. Photojournalist style of wedding photography during the gatecrash focuses more on candid, fun, touching and happy moments with little photographer interaction.