Former president makes surprise cameo in wedding photo

Fann Sim
The former president of Singapore SR Nathan, 88, makes a special appearance in the wedding photo of a couple. (Photo courtesy of LightedPixels Photography)
The former president of Singapore SR Nathan, 88, makes a special appearance in the wedding photo of a couple. (Photo courtesy of LightedPixels Photography)

How funky would it be to have SR Nathan make a surprise cameo in your wedding photo?

While on their pre-wedding shoot on Friday morning at East Coast Park, bride-to-be Audrey Ng spotted the former President of Singapore SR Nathan while he was on his daily morning walk.

Her husband-to-be Kevin Toh then approached the former president to ask if they could take a photo with him.

"We thought it would be interesting and it's a good photo opportunity so we asked him if we can shoot with him," said Alwin Lim, who was doing the pre-wedding shoot.

The 33-year-old photographer told Yahoo! Singapore that here was a large-built bodyguard beside the ex-president and "it was pretty scary", but the bodyguard was okay with them taking the photos.

Lim posted the photo above to his company's Facebook page, where it gathered over 1,500 likes and 470 shares in just five hours. Some Facebook users also posted quirky comments.

User Andy Lee said, "Love this photo. Keep me thinking Mr Nathan or love-birds sat down first. Two separate worlds."

Nathan stayed with the couple in the seat for about five minutes, allowing the photographer to take four shots of them together. Initially, the couple sat themselves beside Nathan but decided to make the photo more aesthetically interesting by cozying up to each other.

This is the first time Lim has done something like this in his four-year career as a wedding photographer.