C ALM A F T E R THE S TORM
The rustic setting leading up to the wedding’s grassy altar No good deed comes without obstacles. The day of the wedding started as any day in the city would – with heavy traffic, and the misplacement of little things. “Always bring the rings with you in the same car!” laughed Raymond, before sobering up slightly. “We were all so caught up with arriving on time and beating traffic that a bridesmaid who was carrying our rings had mistakenly jumped in a different car. We had also arrived half an hour later than 6.30pm as previously agreed.” Nevertheless, she remained calm upon arrival, much to the delight of an ever-ready Foo. And what composure the bride had to maintain to carry her stride down the aisle, before her father gave her away. “I was just so nervous. I didn’t think I could break down – I didn’t have any emotions, besides anxiety. Fear just kills your emotions,” laughed Raymond again, to which the 32-year-old Foo added, “She was so caught up in not falling down.” His wife continued, her tone graduating to a slight banter, “I was actually more worried that my veil would catch onto my eyelashes!”
Once their vows and rings (black diamond for her, black gold band for him) were exchanged on their grassy altar, the couple breathed a huge sigh of relief, before making a beeline for the sumptuous Marble 8 offerings at the buffet table – or at least, that’s what Foo did. “The food was amazing. Everyone loved it,” the Ariana Rose star exclaimed on the wedding’s menu of pasta with truffle oil, dry-aged selection of melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu steak, and plenty of hors d’oeuvres. Call it the aftermath of wedding jitters if you will, but the anticipation of her special day had a somewhat dampening effect on Raymond’s appetite – a condition she regretted till this day. “But ultimately, I’m happy everyone enjoyed the event,” she added with a heart-warming smile. Indeed they did, as they danced to their heart’s content to the couple’s favourite ’90s R&B tracks, all knots undone on an endless supply of wine.
To lovebirds yearning for an honest
joie de vivre
A private moment on the dance floor to commemorate their special day, Raymond had only this to say: “At the end of the day, everything will always fall into place anyway. If you stress too much, you become unhappy and it will affect everyone else around you.” Citing understanding and good teamwork as the reason for their successful celebration, the likeminded duo agreed that communication is ultimately key. With a smitten glance at his wife, Foo concluded, “Love is simple – so just go with the flow.”
Raymond sharing her special day with her girlfriends