My Wedding Photos: Nikah

I can’t believe I’ve been married for 2+ months and I still haven’t uploaded my wedding photos! I thought our wedding was like a week ago. Hee… I know, bad excuse! But anyways, I’ve done my “homework” – so guys, feast your eyes! It took me 7 hours straight to finish compiling the photos so you guys better not complain!

 

Oh before I start, I have some advice for brides-to-be, based on my experience:

 

1) If your waist is an asset and you don’t need a corset (gee… that seems to rhyme) to flatten it, then don’t ever wear one! You are going to “duduk bersimpuh and control ayu” for almost an hour (or more) and the least thing you need is suffocating in your own wedding dress. I did not wear a corset during Nikah and Reception (I was advised by my sis), but I did wear one at the reception on my husband’s side. God, I could barely breathe, let alone swallow my food! And that was sitting on a chair!

2) Always try on the whole outfit (including scarf, veil, shoes, everything) and parade in front of the mirror at least a night before the wedding day. You need to get a rough idea how you’re gonna look like and prepare for any last-minute changes, if any.

3) Have at least 1 extra scarf (tudung) and serkup (anak tudung) if you’re gonna wear one, bcoz you never know how the Makeup Artist or mak andam or whoever in charge of helping you with your tudung is going to do it. You don’t wanna risk having a bad-tudung-day on your special day now, do you?

Okay that’s it. I’m done babbling. Let’s move on with the photos.

 

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Date: 16th February 2008
Time: 9.00 pm
Venue: My parents’ house
Theme Color: White and family of Purples
Pelamin + Hantaran + Deco: Kapas Home
Bride & Groom Attires: Kapas Couture
Makeup Artist: Nasha Aziz
Photographer: Ikram Ismail
Videographer: Manggis Production

 

The day we got married was like a dream. A white magical dream, with candles and crystals and chandeliers. The magical-like pelamin with fairy lights was like a Fairy Godmother’s touch. I couldn’t believe it was really happening.

 

The most pleasurable and non-nervous moment was when my face was being made-up by the professional makeup artist. Every stroke of the brush felt like I was being pampered and indulged. I love the outcome!

 

 

Something “unplanned” happened with my shoes. This glittery stilettos were supposed to be my wedding shoes, but it was so hard to walk properly in them bcoz my dress is made of lace – so the lace stuck to the shoes when I walk. My white Aldo patent peep-toe saved the day! Well, you can never go wrong with a plain patent shoe, right?

 

Okay now let the pictures do the talking. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have tons of ‘em.

 

Friends! They add excitement to any event.

 

Sisterly moments

 

Bilik pengantin. Well, my bilik basically ;p

 

Bride and Groom nervously waiting to be united

This is the moment when I should be crying, but I didn’t.
I was too happy to be crying!

Oh, there were fireworks too. I’m not sure whether the fireworks exploded when the families from the Groom’s side first arrived, or was it after lafaz akad…but it was kinda cool!

 

Exchanging rings and kisses 

Here comes the Bride…and Groom!

 

Feasting time

 

My pretty family in purple

 

Family and In-laws

 

 

Candid moments

 




Shoe Shelf

My youngest sis is in the process of revamping her room. Her room is almost unrecognizable – with piles and piles of clothes on her bed, shoe boxes at one corner of the room, tons of makeup and facial stuff cluttering her cabinet, stacks of books and magazines, big boxes of God-knows-what’s-inside, bags, paper bags and luggage laying on the floor, basket with overspilling clothes, a straw hat which I’m not sure where and why she bought it, annddd…… gee, what is that I see?

A book shelf that has been turned into a SHOE shelf!

Isn’t that a brilliant idea? It’s like in a shoe shop! You know, I always dream about having my own shoe room (when I have my own mansion or something similar to that) with built-in shelves that could display all my shoes like the ones you see in a shop (I’ve always had Pedder Red in mind). But I never thought our book shelves can be turned into one!

But of course she will need more of that shelves… which is why we’re going to Ikea one of these days to hunt for shelves that look something like that for her shoes. I can’t wait!

p/s: It’s MZ’s birthday today! Happy Birthday, sweetheart! May you live happily ever after with me :D



Birthday Celebrations

This entry should’ve come first before the birthday present entries, but I was excited with the presents I got that I didn’t really bother to update about the (mini) celebrations ;p
So here goes…
With Family

On the 6th of April (which was like 2 weeks ago), my family held a 3-in-1 kenduri kesyukuran + kenduri doa selamat sempena my mom’s early retirement, my wedding, and a surprise advanced birthdays for us, the April babies (me, my mom, my hubby).

That’s a Tiramisu cake, sponsored by Hanis from Just Heavenly, and the taste is just like the name itself – heavenly! Thanx sis, and thank you everyone for the surprise! We really didn’t expect any of it.

*pics courtesy from Hanis’ blog. I do not want to upload the family pic bcoz I look chubby and err, some say I looked pregnant? Well it’s the baju kurung, it’s not ME okay. I ran out of baju kurung as I have slimmed down so I borrowed mom’s.

Moving on to a more special birthday celebration…

With Hubby

MZ didn’t really forget my birthday the other day – he was busy playing with his early birthday present that he didn’t notice what time it was. And it turned out that I have accidentally set the reminder in his handphone at 9am. Dang! He did wished me like 20 minutes after midnight, so that’s forgivable. He was still the first person to wish, so that’s what matters the most, isn’t it ladies? :D

Anyway, MZ took me to dinner last Sunday at Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant on KL Tower, to celebrate our birthdays. It was actually my first time going up the tower so I was excited!

One of the best bits of going out is the dressing up part. I really enjoy trying on various tops before deciding on one (although it can be excruciating when you don’t have anything to wear – or so you thought) and choosing the right accessories to go with it and parading in and out of the room with high-heels and whatnot. It’s like on a fashion show – well, I am my hubby’s private catwalk model and he finds that amusing. Anyway, after trying on 2 tops (we were running out of time so there ain’t much time to try on like 10 tops like I always do), I decided to wear a white wrap top from Banana Republic, Levi’s jeans, the black Coach scarf that was given by my hubby, a snake-like necklace and a Faux Snake Clutch both from Warehouse, and my new JLo heels. Hubby on the other hand, wore a Tommy Hilfiger shirt, Topshop jeans and Tod’s shoes. He doesn’t need any accessories bcoz he has me! haha ;p

I told you it was the baju kurung. See? My tummy is flatttt.

We arrived there at about 9ish and our tummies were already rumbling!
There are 3 stations for the food – Malaysian, Western (and a bit of Asian coz there are sushis) and desserts.

We only managed to eat 3 plates bcoz we were so full by then, we could hardly breathed! The food was yummilicious btw, especially the soup which tastes like shark-fin soup.

Appetizer

Main course

Dessert

There was something else, but let’s keep that as “our little secret”. It’s by far, the best birthday celebration everrr! *wink*

Oh btw, this is the early birthday present that I gave him – the Slim & Lite PSP…


I think I’m addicted to it too…



Accessories from Coach

I am so crazy over accessories nowadays – be it scarfs, bangles/bracelets, necklaces. I just love to accessorize bcoz it can transform a plain, boring top to be more chic and fab – that is, with the right accessories.
Last few weeks, I bought 10 necklaces (most of them are from Warehouse, including the one I wore during the Chanel makeover) and 3 scarfs from M&S… and recently, apart from Kenneth Cole and Monet necklaces and Liz Claiborne brooch and bracelets, I got these from my dearest Hubby as my birthday present (yes, they’re on my want-list!):

and…

1″ Coach Tattersal Enamel bangle

The Coach scarf is pretty small in size (27″ x 27″) and that’s the smallest scarf I have ever worn – but it turned out to be the easiest to wear in terms of hmm.. everything. I love it! The only drawback is that the scarf is 100% silk, which means it needs to be dry clean only (I always find that somewhat cumbersome – well, don’t you?).



Hariz & Shoes

Look what I got for my birthday! Something pweeeety from Leen…

Yeap, it’s the Nine West Satin peep-toe that’s on my want-list! (one down, hundreds to go ;p Actually, 4 down; I’ll blog about the other 3 later). Thanx mucho dear!

This li’l guy was excited with the present too, so he helped me to open it…

Comel sangat! But sorry boy, it ain’t gonna fit you. Plus, I don’t think you would be able to walk in it!

My sisters and I went shoe-shopping at Pavilion today, and while waiting for his mommy to try out tons of shoes, Hariz enjoyed his own reflection in front of the mirror. Fyi, this li’l guy sangat suka tengok cermin! I guess he likes what he sees, ey? ;)

I managed to record a video of him waving at himself. It’s a short (and blurry) clip tho, but it’s so cute…

Anyway, yours truly managed to grab some shoes too – Aldo, JLo, and Nine West shoes. There’s nothing wrong with buying birthday presents for yourself, no? ;D

Stilettos will always be my favorite type of shoes, period.

And looks like stilettos caught his eyes too…