Thursday, 28 June 2012

Bride #1: The Union

During the last few hours, a lot had to be done. I got 'Team Hantaran" which consists of my sister and 2 cousins and "Team Attend-to-the-Bride's-Needs" of my 3 best friends.  A day before, we checked in at Somerset for what to be my final single night with them. Booked 2 rooms at a special rate I got through one of the #Wengurls who happens to stay there for her attachment in KL's office.When I left the house that afternoon, mom and I started crying, realizing the next time I step foot on that house, I'd be a wife. It was quite an emotional moment, though it was only the time to go to the hotel not to get married per se.

That evening, while Kak Norish was doing my henna, "Team Hantaran" rolled up their sleeves, drowned themselves in the pool of fresh flowers, restrained their desire from finishing my cupcakes (or so I was told), trying to finish the arrangements, a total of 9 trays. They were:

Formal shoes

  DJ Hero


Casual Shoes

 Sejadah + Nabi Muhammad Biography (I took away the kain pelikat)

Formal Clothes

Wedding Ring

Rainbow Cake by Bite-Me!

Sirih Junjung

 It was the time I felt totally pampered, there was someone to help me answer the phone, someone to shove food down my throat, someone to be my messenger, just someone to be the other 'me' at final preparations. Awesome work "Team Attend-to-the-Bride's-Needs"!!! Couldn't deny I enjoyed that brief moment.

Come the auspicious day, the day I was about to be taken as someone's lawfully wedded wife, the day it was right to say "It's show time!"

Woke up at 6am, showered and put on Garnier Lightening Peel Off Mask (as suggested by Renee ;) ) while waiting for Khir, the Acestudio and Avicenna team to arrive. My 3 girls were still sleeping at that time, poor thing had to stay up 'till 5am to finish my hand bouquets arrangement. I'm just so lucky! *sobs*

I was ready by 915am and then it was time to head to the Duchess Place to meet my man the rest of the families before the akad nikah. The moment I saw my parents, my mom was already sobbing and I started to tear a bit. It's just a family 'thing' you see, the girls are all a weeper. Then I saw my bridesmaids, all 9 of them looking sweet in their peach dresses. Apparently two of them had a 'dress malfunction' but it was all sorted out just in time for the event. Thanks girlss! ;)

A and family arrived close to 10am, together with his entourage clad in pastel green baju melayu. Then it was time for me and my girls to march in. I was expecting a lengthy speech from the tok kadi but before I could really settle myself down, Ayah and A had already exchanged the 'ijab dan qabul' dan dengan 1 lafaz, D sah menjadi isteri kepada A =) or as I'd like to call it, #awediha is finally united

Muke excited nak kawen

My pretty bridesmaids

After the lafaz wakalah wali

Mom started the cryfest

Short and sweet, Tuan Haji ;)

photos from various sources

So, there you have it girls. I kept my identity a secret partly because of this wedding was quite a closed event for my family and I. Not many people knew that I was getting married, well not many knew I even had a boyfriend. That was just how I keep some things to myself. Anyway, A and I are both ready to embrace what the future may hold for us. Pray for us ya!

My deepest thanks to my family, for putting up with my indecisiveness, for tolerating my sudden outrages and for accepting my crazy ideas.

My 3 best girlfriends, indeed a 'Fanstastic Four' we are. Words wouldn't be enough to show how grateful I am to have you three around, it felt like a big weight was lifted off my shoulder. Really, thanks a lot!

Junajunies, my twinkies, my kitty purry (ok don't mind the names, it's just how I categorize my friends) hurmm where do I begin? We all know we have shared so so much! Part of this happened because all of you. Thanks sayangssss!

Phewww, Bride #1

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Happily married to her man

Hello readers,

Im officially married on the 23rd June 2012. Thanks family and friends for being there. Once i reached Masjid Negeri Shah Alam, i saw familiar faces, bride #1 and bride #2. Oh well, the spanx which supposed i plan to wear them during reception, i totally forgot about it coz kinda rushing. So im spanx-less and hoping for the pic to turn out great n hide the unwanted ***. u know what i mean. haha.

Since my solemnization and reception is back to back. I had a really rush hour to get prepared, photographed, make up again + hairdo, and bersanding. Thanks to Kak Nurul, and wedding planner. After all its all good. All goes according to plan. Dengan skali lafaz, sah menjadi wife to IH <3.

Enjoy the 2 pixxx. Obviously I took it from my girlfriends facebook. Syg korg. ;)

Only 2 pix for now. I will upload more later , hopefully my OP will release it soon.

Wedding vendors for my side:-
1. Solemnization dress + makeup - Nurul Shukor
2. Wedding attire bride groom + makeup - Nurul Shukor
3. Handbouquet - Ribbon Craft + Yanti Rosli
4. Henna -
5. Pelamin - Intekma Vendors(forgot the name, will update later)
6. Venue  + food - Intekma Resort
7. Wedding favors - Dip Flower Ampang Craft, Nilai 3
8. Gubahan hantaran(her) - Yanti (thanks dear)
9. Gubahan hantaran(him) -  Ribbon craft
10. Photobooth- DaisDream (

I will put up some review for some of the vendors later and update the list. Need to rush back to Pekan for another reception at groom side.

Last but not least, thanks to my beloved mum and sisters. We managed to pull it off. We miss dad throughout the whole proceses as he is always the planner/shaper in the family. We miss u dad, dearly. I hope u r happy as I am <3

Welcoming Mr IH to the family, Bride #3

Friday, 22 June 2012

Wedding Wishes, Wedding Gifts..and Final Honeymoon Preps

Thank you, everyone, for your well wishes, prayers, kind words and the generous & thoughtful wedding gifts + ang pows. Got a chance to snap some pictures of them:

After his side reception this Sunday, oh Bali here we come! We need to exchange large amount of MYR into USD and IDR. Heard that Midvalley Megamall LG Floor Centre Court has best place to exchange currency. And last prep for the honeymoon, yesterday I called Madaline Nails & Waxing Salon by Glitters located at The Gardens for waxing appointment. Will drag my man along next Monday, he seems interested when I mentioned it to him... maybe he'll try it too?

Few hours to go... Wanna leave office and go play, Bride #2

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Bride #1: off to the moon

This weekend right after Bride #3 and the owner of FL Adore's receptions, A and I will head to Seoul for our express honeymoon. Why express? Cos I will only be there for 2 nights while A gonna continue for another 2 nights to attend a conference.

Am so psyched to see the room that we've booked!

source google

Notice the open concept of the bath tub? ^_^

Promise more reviews when I'm back okay?

All in for another vacation, Bride #1

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Bride #2 is Married

Since I don't have many pictures for this post (I get these pon from cousin and friends), I'll make this announcement short and sweet:

Darling and I finally tied the knot on Saturday the 16th. I'm married woot! :) Alhamdulillah

But now I'm at work :( ...Bride #2

Bride #1: Her Playlist

I am quite particular on what songs to be played on my wedding day. Ever since my encounter of 'Sampai Hati by Spring' at one wedding I attended few years back, I vowed to have full control on the playlist.

An avid fan of Jazz/Soul musics, you could guess that most of the songs were from my favorite Jazz/Soul singers. From the likes of Sheila Majid, Atilia, Najwa, Maliq & D'Essentials, Ingrid, Tilu, Sade etc. And of course, to include those great love songs from the year I grew up and learnt about the world, songs from 90s. 90s rock my socks!!!

I wanted to serve my guests not just food for the tummies but also for their souls. So what I did was to get people to tell me their all time favorite love songs, via twitter, meet ups, whatsapps. I imagined them having a good time at my wedding, to feel the kind of love I felt, to sing along to their favorite tunes and so they did ;)

So here's the list, of some you could use for your wedding too ;)

Maliq & D'Essentials - Pilihanku
Maliq & D'Essentials - Itu Adanya
Maliq & D'Essentials - The One
Maliq & D'Essentials - Jatuh Cinta
Maliq & D'Essentials - Hadirmu
Maliq & D'Essentials - Yang Pertama
Maliq & D'Essentials - Kau yang bisa
Joy Williams - We Are One
Joy Williams - Sunny Day
Carrie Underwood - Ever Ever After
Mozella - Love Is Endless
Mozella - Thank You
Mozella - More of You
Plain White T's - Rhythm of Love
Ingrid Michaelson - You and I
Yuna - Terukir di Bintang
Beatles - Across the Universe
Beatles - All you Need is Love
Ungu - Tercipta Untukku
Ari Lasso & Bunga - Aku Dan Dirimu
Andra & The Backbone - Sempurna
Ruth Sahanaya - Aku Cinta Padamu
Pasha feat Adelia - Penghujung Cintaku
Meiko - Reasons to Love you
Meiko - Stuck on You
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Edwin Mc' Cain - I'll Be
Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love to you
98 Degrees - I do
Atilia - Indah
Atilia - Selalu Denganmu
Atilia - Old Love
Aizat - Lagu Kita
Marcell - Denganmu
Indigo - Istimewa 
Colbie Caillat - I do
The Platters - Only You
N'Sync - This I Promise You 
James Morrison - You make it real
Jack Johnson - Better Together 
Bon Jovi - Always
Brian McKnight - Back at One
Ruffedge - Bila Rindu
-Sade - By Your Side
Ronan Keating - When you say nothing at all
KRU - Di Pintu Syurga
KRU - Apa Saja
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bo Amir Iqram (bedroom sanctuary) - Lagu
Shania Twain - From this Moment
Coldplay - Yellow
Matt White - Love
and there's more...

My entrance songs?

Selawat by Allahyarham Ustaz Asri
Anuar Zain - Sedetik Lebih
Jon McLaughlin - So Close

For cake cutting session
Sade - Your Love is King

One of the most emotional parts of my wedding was when my 3 bestfriends went up on stage to give their speeches and sang Cristina Perri - Thousand Years. I wish I have the video but none of us could remember to remind others to record it. But this is what I have, when we were all like a broken dam.

A weeping Bride #1

Friday, 15 June 2012

Bride #1: flower power

Guess you would probably know where I got my stocks of fresh flowers. It's none other than Floristika located in Bangsar. Since we were buying in a large quantity, my sister and I paid a visit 2 weeks earlier to make a booking. True, it was like a huge icebox that we were literally shivering in there. Make sure to plan ahead on types of flowers you are going to use. We had troubles choosing and ended up ordering more than what needed. Overspent part uno.

Look at our car trunk!

Another place which we frequent to is in Petaling Street, Weng Hoa Flower Boutique. Here was where we got all different types of flower foam holders. Can't really say if the price was reasonable since we didn't really bother to compare them with other flower suppliers. Parking is quite a problem so if you plan to go here, make sure someone else is driving. Ehemm thanks BIL! ;)

What we used:

photos from google

Dan hasilnya...9 trays of hantaran for A. Utmost gratitude to my sister for putting these all together. Love you, Along!

photos by my sister and best girlfriend (pardon the amateur collage user)
Rainbow cake from Bite Me!

Hand bouquets, specially arranged by my super best girlfriends.

photo by Acestudio and moi

They stayed up 'till the wee hours just for this, after being my hands and eyes during the final set up at Duchess Place. 'That', my dear, are true best friends.

In a serious depression mode, Bride #1

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Your Raya piece, perhaps?

Now that I'm done with the wedding, my eyes are still fixated to all the pretty pretty things. So I have been doing some 'research' on what could be my raya clothes for this year.

Among my favorites...

and this...!!!

While you are at their page, do have a look at their bridal collections. Jaw-dropping moment, I tell you...

And these are from Nurita Harith

Have sent a query to ask the price for each of the pieces above. Will try to update once I get the info.

Switching to raya mode, Bride #1

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Bride #1: Her Henna

I wished to blog about the whole details of my wedding day, bit by bit in the most appropriate order. But I don't really have all the photos with me yet. Hence, I will write as when it becomes available.

First up, the stories of my henna, of wonderful work from Kak Norish

photo by my sister & Acestudio

It was quite a pure luck that I stumbled upon her name in one of the B2B's blog, Yuyu. Based on good reviews on her work, I looked no further and made the booking as early as 3-4 months before the wedding day. And I have to say she really lives up to what Yuyu said in her blog. Such a breeze dealing with her, Alhamdulillah. 

Received a lot of good comments on the outcome of my henna. The colors turned out great, people were amazed at the intricacy of the designs. I, too, had the highest respect of her patience, long hours staring at people's feet/hands, while trying to maintain her own composure as not to ruin the whole look, is not something any ordinary people can do. So take my words ladies, get Kak Norish to do your henna. Insya Allah, you won't be disappointed.

One happy customer at home, Bride #1

Friday, 8 June 2012


 For the very first time ever, tebalkan muka beli sendiri sorang2 haha. Bile cerita, Mr. Fiance thinks I'm so tak malu standing and staring at the shelf selections (at Watson's) for so long. Whatever~ he officially has 9 'admission tickets' only :P

Me being a music person, x termuat lagu2 favourite, sume pon nak masuk

Yesterday, I started to receive angpows weeee :D

Still stuck in Kuantan, Bride #2

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Beach Bunny

Almost ready for Bali!

Another Honeymoon buys, Havaianas High Light Navy Blue. Ganti my Crocs slippers yg dah too old. Bought it yesterday at KLCC while waiting for Mr. Fiance. Had to call him to come pick me up as soon as possible so that I don't buy more things. What's with my nafsu shopping lately?! Membuak-buak, help.

If you don't own a pair of Havaianas already, you must buy one immediately :)!
Bride #2