Sneak Peek

I’m not sure if I could contain myself from not talking about the wedding, and I’m pretty sure the next few entries will mostly be about it so please bear with me, people. It is after all, my one and only wedding (InsyaAllah), and of course I’m allowed to be excited, aren’t I? Heh heh…

Alright, enough talking. Let’s move on with the piccies.

The wedding cards for both events are finally here, and currently my mom and I are busy with ribbon-tying. There are about 1000 cards need to be tied up with ribbons, and the only kakitangan to help us with that is just my cousin – which makes only the 3 of us. I sure hope we would be able to finish everything before end of this month!

MZ and I were so excited to see our names on the cards! *grin sheepishly*

I really want to have a hard-and-thick-cover card from Indonesia for the reception, just like my sister’s last year, but my dad has been so busy these past few months (he has to travel abroad for like every 2 weeks now), so we decided to order locally. We were running out of time; I think it was end of November last year and we still haven’t found the right card-maker but luckily, while my parents were in Dubai to look for bekas utk VIP gifts, they met my dad’s cousin’s daughter-in-law whose sister happened to run a card business. I like her card designs bcoz they’re simple and contemporary. She does have the hard-and-thick-cover card as well, but it costs a bomb! Seploh hengget satu card.. aiyark!

I love my Nikah card the most, bcoz I “somehow” designed it (cilok2 from the webbie, that is ;p). The Nikah card costs more than the Reception card tho! As for the Reception card, I requested for calla lilies design bcoz it’s my favorite flower.

Anyway, here’s something made from Kapas.

Those are… hmm.
Cuba teka? ;p


At the dress fitting

Went for my wedding dress fitting at Kapas today with MZ, my mom and my sis – and surprise surprise! I bumped into Noreen and her mom and her fiance! I didn’t notice her at first. At a glance, I thought it was just one of Kapas’ clients and God knows how shocked I was when suddenly a girl out of nowhere threw her arms around me from behind the moment I entered the shop and shouted excitedly, “Kakakkk!”

 

We’re both brides-to-be and we both have our wedding dresses made by Kapas! Just so you know, Noreen is the one who introduced me to MZ (and MZ to me; whichever ways). Now that’s something, huh! 😉

 

Ashley the designer, forbids me from going on a diet. Dia bising because I’ve lost more weight and inches. He first took my measurements about 2 months ago and since then, every time datang fitting, he had to alter both my wedding attires because I seemed to be shrinking day by day.

 

Ashley: Do you know you have a very small waist line?
Me : Oh really?
Ashley: Yes. My tailor ingat nak buat kain untuk budak kecik.
Me : *grins*
Ashley: Come, let me take your new measurement. I’m very sure you dah lost few inches lagi…
*Took my measurement*
Ashley: Ha see! Your waist is now 24″. Before was 26″. Aiyoo 2″ is a lot you knowww… blablabla *lecturing me*

 

Ooops.
When I told him that I’ve lost 1kg from the last time we met, he was very concerned. Haha. It’s not like I’m anorexic or something. Maybe he thinks I’m stressed out about the whole wedding thing? Not sure. But something tells me not to tell him that I’ve lost a total of 11kg for the past 6-7 months!

 

It’s a great news for me tho, because it means I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want! But seriously, I’m not on a diet! Lately makan banyak fast food ada la. And strangely enough, I think I’m starting to like coffee – or at least Starbucks’ Iced Toffee Nut Latte. I’ve had it 4 times this week. And last week I ate ice-cream 3 days in a row. Is this one of the bride-to-be syndromes? But then I noticed I farted a lot too. Maybe the fats keluar skali dgn kentut kot. Haha I’m so funny!


The little announcement

I’m not sure how to tell you this bcoz I’m actually not quite ready to announce the news just yet, plus I’m still in the I-couldn’t-believe-that-it’s-finally-going-to-happen state. I hope this isn’t just a dream (somebody pinch me please…).

Here goes… *deep breath*

Yours truly will be tying the knot with the love of her life… next month!

 

Well, some of you have probably heard about it though (news spread fast!), so yes, what you heard is true. I was actually planning to announce it exactly one month before the Big Day due to personal reasons, but since the news has already been spread, might as well I announce it now, huh? After all, it’s only like 10 more days to the actual announcing date.

Okay, what else now…

Ahh yes, the proposal. Heee… *blushing*

 

It’s nothing really out-of-the-ordinary kind of proposal, but it was sweet (at least to me). It was on the 22nd of August 2007. We went out for a date at KLCC, and around 1-ish he wanted to go to Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which is just beside KLCC. I assumed he wanted to go for Zohor prayer at the hotel’s surau like we always did, so I followed him without suspecting anything.

 

Everything seemed normal until we entered the hotel lobby. I realized that we were heading straight instead of left, so I said, “The lift is on the left… Where are we going?” He said, “Saya rasa macam nak mkn sedap-sedap la hari ni..” and before I could think of any replies, we were already in front of Pacifica Grill & Bar. I was excited as that was my first time dining there. The waitress led us to a table at the corner and we ordered a 3-course meal each. The food was scrumptious! I can’t remember all the names, but all I know is that for starter, I ordered salad with pistachio dressing, for main course I had salmon with some pasta, and for dessert I ordered raspberry crème brulee. We also got complimentary chocolates, which is just so divine!

While waiting for the dessert, he suddenly said “We’ve been together for 3 years..” I seriously thought he wanted to chat, so I interrupted him by saying, “A’ah.. Macam baru je lagi kan.. Tiba-tiba dah 3 tahun” And then all of a sudden, he became serious and looked straight into my eyes, and I was like oh-ohh.. and then he said, “We’ve been together for 3 years now, and I really want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”. Only then I noticed the small silver box with a ring inside.

 

I wasn’t sure whether to dance or jump up and down or shout yay (I wish I could) but instead I laughed! Haha. I know, I should be crying or something bcoz that was supposed to be a touching moment. And you must be thinking I am not a sentimental person, but I laughed bcoz I was so happy and I have been waiting for that moment for agesss! I told him, “OF COURSE I WANT!!”

So that was the starting of it. It was kind of like all of a sudden, and a few days later, his family came to my house utk masuk meminang. I’m not sure if that is considered as engagement or merisik bcoz it was just a small ceremony (only about 30 people from both sides). The initial plan was to get married last December btw, but the dewan was fully booked and the only available date would be in February. So we had no choice but to postpone the date of marriage. But I’m glad we did. There’s so much preparations to do! I mean, of course there is, right? Big day = big preparation!

 

And speaking of preparations, it’s all being taken care of, thanks to my lovely mommy and also Kapas Couture as the wedding planner. I hope everything will go well as planned, InsyaAllah. Now I just need to find some time to pamper myself – have my legs waxed and go for facials and spa and massage and whatnot, bcoz so far that is the only thing in my preparation list that I haven’t got the time to do yet .

OMG… I’m getting married, people!!! 🙂