A day before my Wedding Day

Hey everyone, I’m married!! 😀

Alhamdulillah, MZ and I sudah selamat di ijabkabul last Saturday night. Words can’t describe the happiness and contentment that I’m feeling now – it’s the bestest feeling I’ve ever felt (I’m sure you married people know that feeling too, huh!).

Anyway, I won’t go into detail about the ceremony just yet as I don’t have all the photos from start to the end, so lemme just show you the preparation pics a day before the wedding day.

Kapas team and their props

Platform for pelamin

Berinai

A little sneak preview of what me and my sisters wore on that day…
The rest of the wedding photos, kena tunggu lepas majlis Reception yer kawan2 (Wedding photographer by Ikram Ismail).

**edited**

Besides the bride (well, it’s my wedding so of course, right? ;p), this li’l boy was also the center of everyone’s attention on that night!

Flower boy?

Hariz now has a Pak Long! 😉


The Final Week

The day is getting nearer and nearer… and now there’s only 3 more days to our wedding day!

I can’t describe what I’m feeling at the moment. This bride-to-be is excited and anxious and frantic and nervous and feverish all at the same time, and.. kinda drowsy too (must be the medicines).

Yeap, I have runny nose and my eyes are kinda red and watery as a result of bergelumang dgn habuk2 selama 2 hari. Not good, not good. I know brides are supposed to have “enough rest and sleep” before the Big Day but in my case, bride or not, I still have to do some of the housework since there’s no one else yg bole diharapkan, except my mom and maid. But starting from today (hopefully), I can goyang kaki coz my grandma’s maid is finally here to help with the cleanings. I just hope I could squeeze some time for last-minute pampering (massage, pedicure and manicure) a day before the Big Day!

Anyways, besides cleaning the whole house, here’s the preparations for the final week:

Monday
– Dress-fitting at Kapas
– MZ and I had our last facials before the Big Day
– Montage preview at Manggis

Tuesday
– The landscape people came

Wednesday (today)
– Mr. A from Kapas came to my house for final dress-fitting
– appointment with Istana Budaya band to confirm about the list of songs

Thursday
– the canopy people arrive
– Mr. F (my dad’s friend, who’s the ID and also the sponsor for bilik pengantin) will start decorating the room
– Mr. A from Kapas will deliver my veil and selendangs
– Dress-fitting with Rizman Ruzaini for the reception dress at Dewan Perdana

Friday
– Mr. K and his team from Kapas will start doing the two pelamins, hantarans and other deco
– last-minute pampering (hopefully!)
– berinai

Saturday
– WEDDING DAY!

Btw, I have 2 baju for this Saturday’s event – supposedly, one is for nikah (white), and the other one is for sanding (off-white). Which means, right after akad, MZ and I will change to a different outfits for sanding. But now I’m not sure nak tuka2 or just wear satu baju jer for the whole ceremony bcoz my mom takut jadi kelam-kabut (what with my tudung and all). Should I, or should I not tuka2 baju? Has anyone experienced this kind of situation before…?



Food Tasting & Dress Fitting

I can’t believe this weekend will be the last weekend for me as a bachelorette. And then a week after that, I’ll be a Mrs! Ooohh…

Anyway, I can’t be spending too much time blogging now bcoz starting from today onwards I’ll be busier than before, so let the pictures do the talking.

12.30 noon – Food testing at Dewan Perdana

“Mmm…sedap2. Can I have summore?”

2.30pm – Dress fitting at Kapas.

Now this is the happiest trip ever to Kapas bcoz:

a) one of my bajus turns out to be nicer than I thought (seriously my mom and I were so worried about it before. Which is why I didn’t really blog about my dresses that much!), and
b) I asked Mr. A whether I should wear a corset and he said “No dear! You have a perfect figure already!”

Hee… that really made my day! ;D

(few days ago I received some remarks from some people saying I’m so kurus, and not slim. The way they said it was as if I was skeletal! Saba jela aku.. dulu masa gemok ngata2 gak. Skang dah slim down pon sama. It’s so aggravating coz it’s like whatever I do is not right, you know what I mean? But hey, as long I’m happy with the way I am then that’s what matters bcoz I’m the one who is living inside this body of mine. Why should I care about other people’s “concerns”, right? And most importantly, my husband-to-be loves the new me! I’m sorry if I sound a bit too emotional – blame the PMS – but I just can’t contain it anymore. Lemas la dengar isu kurus/gemok ni seriously!). There.



Trying on a selendang mock-up.


Hmm… I think I’ll go with the veil.

This is the baju for…
Actually, I’ll leave that to you to figure it out 😉 It’s not fully finished btw.

Mr. K from Kapas will be coming to my house tonight to discuss about the pelamin, so I gotta run now!


King & Queen Bridal Treat

I’m not sure if going to the spa in less than 2 weeks’ time before the Big Day is a little too late or not, but I guess it’s better late than never, right? And with my crazy working hours, I think going to the spa a week before the treatment would be even better. I need all the pampering I could get!

MZ and I decided to pamper ourselves at Serenity Spa today, at Grand BlueWave Hotel. We chose the King and Queen Bridal Treat, which is a 5-hour top-to-toe treatment that includes intensive brightening facial, 4-step full body spa, foot scrub, manicure and pedicure.

The treatment started with the Intensive Brightening Facial, which is a 2-hour treatment. First, it was the cleansing process, then followed by steaming (sesak napass haku!), blackheads and whiteheads extraction, Diamond Peel (which is a dead-skin removal process using a special machine), eye treatment, face lifting, double cool and lastly mask application. While waiting for the mask to dry, my hands and feet were trimmed and shaped by the lady….

After the facial, I was led to another room for the next treatment, which is the 4-step full body spa. It’s a 2-hour treatment and it started with a 20-minute Thai Herbal Steam (kind of like sauna) and I was given a cup of warm water to drink after that. Then came my favorite treatment of all – the full body aromatherapy massage! I’ve done a few massages before (at different places), but so far this is the best. The Indonesian masseuse was a nice and polite lady, and she made me feel comfortable and I wasn’t shy at all, which makes the whole process relaxing. After massaging, the treatment continues with a full body scrub. It was a choice between ground coffee mixed with clay or Himalayan salt scrub, so I chose coffee bcoz a) I’ve done salt-scrubbing before, and b) bcoz it helps to reduce cellulite (now if you drink it, the effect will be the opposite!). There was not a single part of my body that was not being scrubbed by the masseuse – depan belakang atas bawah, semua kena scrub! ;p But I felt squeaky clean after that! The last step of the full body spa is soaking in a tub of milk mixed with lavender oil, with candles surrounding the tub. Heaaaaavenn!

Finally came the foot scrub. My feet were soaked in antiseptic + lavender oil + flower petals, and scrubbed using sea salt and something else, which I’m not sure what it was. And as usual, before ending a treatment, we we served hot tea… Overall, thumbs up, especially the body spa. I am definitely coming again (as for facial, I still prefer Kaj above all).

p/s: Remember my wisdom teeth? Well, there was no pain for about a week after taking the meds but now they’re aching again – even worse than before! Why laaaa…? *sigh* I guess I’ll have to see the dentist tomorrow for more antibiotics..



Preoccupied

Time is running, and we’re getting busier and busier each day as the Big Day is getting nearer. It’s less than a month now, so we can’t afford to waste not even a single day.

Let’s see what we’ve been up to last week…

Monday: ribbon-tying for Nikah cards
Tuesday: ditto + choose songs for the event and montage
Wednesday: 2nd fitting at Kapas
Thursday: ribbon-tying for Reception cards
Friday: ditto
Saturday: ribbon-tying for VIP gifts + lekat stamps on envelopes and RSVP cards
Sunday: Meet designer to discuss my other wedding dress + shoes (custom made) + fitting for bridesmaid and flower girls – which is today.

Now, for the shoes… It’s actually for the Reception and initially, I wanted to buy it myself bcoz I don’t want to wear wedding shoes that usually comes with the baju (you know, pointy, with lace/manik/etc detailing) – it’s a bit too common, doncha think? I don’t want my baju + shoes to look too matchy-matchy so I told my mom and MZ that I would look for the shoes myself for all 3 events (including MZ’s).

I’ve found one for Nikah, but I haven’t found one for the Reception. You see, I will be wearing white for Nikah, so that’s not a problem to find white shoes. As for the Reception, I’ll be wearing mainly off-white and it’s really hard to find off-white/cream-ish colored shoesss. There’s either white, silver or gold – nothing in between! Now let’s not forget that I only want a peep-toe, sling back and 4-5 inch heels. So the quest to finding the perfect shoe gets even tougher, and I nearly gave up.

So when we met the designer the other day to discuss bajus for my pengapit/pengiring/etc, he said he can make shoes as well. Just pick any designs that we want – be it Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Gucci, Prada, etc etc – he will make exactly like that for a fraction of price! Of course I (and my sisters) agreed. We’ve picked our own designs – me, Louboutin, of course (God knows how deeply my heart is aching for the red-sole shoes!), Hanis chose err.. (what did you choose again?) and Wani chose Stuart Weitzman. I hope the shoes will be fab!

Okay I’ve gotta go now. Appointment’s at 12 and I’m not ready yet!