Wedding photos are a great way for couples to immortalize the most beautiful moments of their big day.
However, one couple got the shock of their lives when they finally got to see their wedding album and most of the photos were downright awful.
Singaporean bride Jaclyn Ying shared her and her husband’s wedding photos on Facebook and detailed her experience with what she thought was a “pretty reputable bridal shop”.
“What do you do when you finally receive your actual wedding day photos and find yourself sorely disappointed in them?” Ying wrote.
“Get angry? Check. Shed a few tears over them? Done. Post some of the best (of the worst) on social media for amusement? Absolutely!”
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When Ying and her husband were choosing their wedding package from the bridal shop, they were advised that while they couldn’t select their photographer, whoever would be assigned to the would be a professional. They were shown a portfolio of the shop’s in-house photographers which they found to be acceptable.
“They looked alright, and so we signed on thinking, ‘OK la hor, how bad can they be, [sic]” Ying wrote.
When the couple saw the finished album, however, they found the photos to be less than satisfactory.
“It’s bad guys,” Ying wrote. “Like, first-date-and-you-clog-the-toilet-with-your-pangsai bad. Or, trust-a-fart-and-a-bit-of-poop-comes-out bad. (I’m not saying any of those things happened to me before).”
The uploaded photos, which have since gone viral on social media with almost 20,000 shares, were composed of very amateurish shots capturing awkward moments from mostly horrible angles. The album has also sparked a series of hilarious memes created by netizens.
“Don’t take this the wrong way though – this is not a flame and shame post,” she wrote. “We just wanted to share some of these hilariously bad photos with everyone, so sorry ar if your unglam face is in this [sic].’
The bride further explained that she was posting the photos for amusement only and did not intend to harm the shop, which she did not specifically name.
The wedding photographer, Chung Siew Goh, gave a public apology to the couple via a Facebook post and even invited them for coffee so he could apologize to them in person.