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Oh by the way, I got married

20131029-035341.jpgOh hey… Guess what? I got married last Saturday. In Vegas, of course. By Darth Vader, no less. These pixellated photos are courtesy of screen captures from the LIVE STREAM. We didn’t have both our mothers in attendance and I also wanted to share the occasion with my close friends back in Singapore, so we had a video broadcast of the event!

Yes! We finally did it and this means, no more long distance. Hopefully, we will never ever have to spend a night apart again (okay, not for months at a stretch, I mean).

It was a small ceremony held at Viva Las Vegas, that hopefully is indicative of our lives together henceforth – there was some planning (we both wanted something that spoke to our geek sides), some budgeting (everything including BOTH our clothes, shoes, accessories, the rental of the chapel, photographer, minister’s fee, marriage license etc was under $2000), some frivolous fun, lots of laughter and always inclusive of our friends and families no matter where they are.

It still feels surreal.

Before the actual wedding, we had to get our marriage license. Easy peasy! USD60 as well as a valid passport or photo ID that displays your full name and date of birth is all it takes. The Clark County Marriage Bureau operates 365 days a year from 8am to midnight every day and when we were there, I observed people from all over, not just US citizens. All kinds of people come here to get married in the Wedding Capital of the World, many spontaneously and some were already in their wedding clothes – straight after getting their marriage licence, they would head to a chapel (there are dozens nearby) to be married!

Less than a year ago when T said he was going to marry me, I basically laughed and said “We’ll see about that…”, and now we’re here. I think my mother loved T more than any other guy I’ve brought home, because you know… he’s just so decent and proper, and was only too happy to let me do this (with just a hint of being scandalized because I didn’t do the proper “handover” aka Chinese tea ceremony before I ran away to get married to an Ang Mo in a foreign country). But that’s that and we’re going to try get it sorted out soon so my family’s honour can be restored… *koffkoff*

So hello everyone! This is it! I’m the new Mrs T Happ!

And if you want to bless our home with a gift or two… here’s our Amazon Wedding Gift Registry or scoot over there for some stalking and see what kind of people we are. HAHA!



I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

24 thoughts on “Oh by the way, I got married

  1. Mazel Tov!!!

    In some of the Israeli celebrations you can hear cries of joy that sound like “kulululululululululu” so you must have some too… 😀

      1. We had our third wedding anniversary 3 weeks ago and we are still sickeningly (other people’s words, not mine!) in love 😀

  2. I love everything about your guys wedding! I love you did it your way and didn’t cave to the expectation of others. Also I have friends that have spent more on their wedding dresses than your whole wedding costs, which my brain just can’t deal with. You look beautiful! I hope to visit you guys soon – I look forward to meeting T 🙂

    1. Well, not for this one but I might be going back to Singapore to do a traditional ceremony but if Mum pays for it, she gets to decide the details. We just turn up heeehee

  3. Congratulations Mrs Happ! It looks like such a fun wedding and I LOVE your dress so much! Being married is pretty awesome. You’re gonna love it.

  4. Chloe!!! I just saw this post in my feed and went, wwwhhhhaattt??? Oh, I’m so happy for you! I’m even dancing a little jig in your honor! Love the dress and the spontaneity of this beautiful event. May you live in a state of contentment forever, my friend! 🙂

    1. Thanks Bella! This is a long time coming and the best thing that has ever happened to me so far

      I know, it’s so crazy right? I am feeling this whole range of emotions right now and I think maybe a dedicated post on what this means should me is in order.

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