Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Bride #1: now a mother-to-be

Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah, now A and I are counting down the weeks to welcome a new member to our family. I have survived the torturous 1st trimester with flying colours. Apart from the gagging from teeth brushing and the heartburns, I guess my morning sickness was not so severe. I could still eat like a normal person, not that it has increased my food intake. The cravings I had from this pregnancy (so far) was nothing like it would make A go crazy. I only had the sudden urge to eat Hometown Yong Tau Foo and Maggi Goreng Bestari in Hartamas. Would you even call that cravings? Pfffffttttttt! I guess the baby is just like the mommy, choose logical over nonsensical.
The one thing about being pregnant that stroke fear in me is the appearance of stretch marks. In a vain attempt to combat this, I am vigorously applying the Bio Oil AND Clarins Stretch Mark Control all over my boobs, tummy and hips. Thank God for these two weapons! Heard that Daphne Iking swore by Clarins Stretch Mark Control and she has zero lines on her tummy (no, we are not best friends that I said it cos I have seen it). But anyway, at 24 weeks I cant guarantee that I'll survive this pregnancy stretch marks-free but at least I'm doing something.
Will be sharing more on my pregnancy journey at next posts. 'till then, enjoy the rest of your 2012 with your loved ones ;)
Baby A in the making, Bride #1

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Bride #1: The Photographer

Pffftttt it has indeed been a while since the last update. Banyak sangat dah hutang for wedding reviews ni. Anywayyy, here's hoping that this post will somewhat help the B2Bs to decide who to hire for their wedding photographer.
I came to know about this photographer from Bride #3 when she casually mentioned it in our group chat. Looking at their website, I was not really impressed. The photos were heavily edited that they look superficial. I wanted something 'clean and fresh'. So I approached a few other names like the The Whiteroom, Afnan Omar, Bak Hafiz, Daniel Zain, Shutterspeak....just to name a few. But they were either not available on my date or, well, a tad too overpriced for my budget.
Then I stumbled upon the 'rejected-photographer's' new photos on their FB page. It wasn't like their previous work, the ones which were heavily edited. Figured it was fated for us to work together and so the 'magic' happened...

*include edited and un-edited photos
And that my ladies, are the wonders from my photographer, Acestudio Photography.
Breathing again, Bride #1