So anyway, I know I have promised to my followers to write about it after Raya. So now that Raya has ended, here it is, my engagement ceremony entry! The one that I've been asked to blog about for so many times! huhu. Let me warn you though, that this entry contains a lot of pictures! So do expect your computer to lag a little, maybe? hehe
Sorry for keeping you guys waiting. It took some time for me to actually write this post. I mean, I'm not quite sure as to how I want to write it since there's a lot of things to be shared here! I don't know which one to start first! - The preparations, the process and the stress, the bridezilla moments, the story of how we met and fell in love, the engagement ceremony itself and yadda yadda yadda!
At first, I was contemplated whether or not to blog about the engagement and all the process, or just wait until about a month before the big day comes or not blog at all. But for the purpose of recording the journey to my wedding and whatever it is that I have done to make my wedding day such a memorable and happy day in my journey of this life, I decided to publish it today! - So I could have more time to blog about the wedding preparations in here later on! I mean, we're only have about less than 100 days until our big day, inshaallah! Gosh...time flies so fast, a lot of things to be done still! O___o - Which also means, I'd ONLY have a couple of months to write ALL the process and the wedding preparations in this journal! Tak tahu lah sempat ke tak. haha - So do expect more wedding related kind of post after this yeah. Just don't get bored, okayy? ;p
(FYI, I decided to write the engagement ceremony first, and then I will go backwards as to the engagement preparations, the vendors I chose/used, etc...and how I met him and all those stuff, alright? I get a lot of questions regarding those things, so..stay tune, and I will share one by one with my loyal readers, and especially to the bride-to-be out there! ^__^
For those who are not interested with my wedding series, just click the X button and you will be more happy, trust me. No need to swear and leave ugly words on my page if we're not really on the same boat, ok? Thank you! ^__^ )
So here goes!
The ceremony was supposed to be in June, but since there are no available date for the venue that's left for that month, we decided to make it in July which was just right before Ramadhan. Thank God somebody cancelled their event that week, so we could book ours! ^___^ (Searching for a venue in KL could be such a pain! People get married every day! Pffft)
I think I'm not gonna babble much on each and every details of the event.. Will do that in the next post, perhaps? So I'm just gonna post pictures and less words..ok?
Day/Date: Saturday, July 6th 2013
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Ballroom Hall TH 03, KL Tower
Theme color: Pink/White...and the whole entourage of Teal/Turquoise shades
Pelamin: Sonia Sofia Bridal
Hantaran/Deco: Ari Wedding Couture
Door gifts: Cake In Cups
My Attire: Fiziwoo
Dulang Girls' Attire: Arzu
Make-up Artist: Sue Cantik
Videographer: The Art Films
Sue Cantik is one of the best professional make-up artist in Malaysia, I gotta say! I love her work..and I especially love their sense of humor! - I was fidgeting all the way since I arrived the venue that day. Not because I was nervous to be engaged or anything..but because a lot of things didn't go as to how I planned it was! But the awesome duo managed to calm me down with their jokes while I was being pampered with the stroke of the brushes and mascara! It's nice to have someone who would make you laugh on a stressful event like this! hehe
By the way, my sister Hanis, belanja-ed me the make-up that day! So thank you sister!
I love this pic! So mysterious. LOL
Wearing my sister's Tom Ford shocking pink lipstick! Love it.
My designers came to help me get ready that day!
Will blog about the dress in another post!
Ready....to be engaged! hehe
The Hantaran from me to him, beautifully displayed in the ballroom, before the guest arrived
Each guest received a cupcake and a sugar cookie
Jennifer helped arranged the door gift.. Thank you babe!
Everyone got different designs. Cute, no?
My niece looking for more cookies..
I love my cape!
These two looked so sweet in Baju Kurung!
These are the Dulang Girls.
Well, his Dulang Girls actually... I don't have any, since my family is the host for the event, so we already displayed our Hantaran for pihak lelaki in the ballroom. It was quite confusing actually. People thought they were my Dulang Girls cuz they were in the same holding room with me! haha.
Actually, half of these girls are his best friends' girlfriends (which is also my friends). The reason why they were put up in the holding room is because my Hantaran decorator said it'll be such a hassle if they were to come up from the elevator along with the rombongan pihak lelaki.. The Hantaran deco might ruin on their way to KL Tower that day. Plus, the tray is VERY heavy! So he said, it's best for his Dulang Girls to stay in the same holding room with me, and I can also pinjam them to be my Dayang-dayang/Bridesmaids! hehe (we did the Hantaran from the same decorator, by the way)
Rombongan pihak lelaki telah tiba!
.....and so are the Dulang Girls!
There's pantun too!
My cousin, Abang Zul, the MC for the day
My brother listening to the pantun.
He said, on his wedding day, he wants to change the pantun to a rap song - Pantun is too slow!
Doing what girls do!
The man's side wore earthy tones/natural colors, while the girl's side wore teal!
From him to her
From her to him
Si comel Rina who's always ready for the camera!
My twin cousins!
I love the Baju Kurung these girls were wearing. The beading work is nice! The color is also nice!
Glad he let me chose his Dulang Girls' dresses! hehe (Another plus point for the groom who doesn't really care much about colors, dresses or whatever it is that he labeled as "not important stuff" as he said! - Cuz he let me pick WHAT I LIKE! Heeee)
I made their headpieces too by the way! Comel tak? hehe
The bride-to-be making an entrance..
Off she goes..
I love my tails! teehee
Intan, the one in turquoise dress is my pengapit on that day!
The dayang-dayang were arranging my cape!
Thank you girls!
I don't know why the lighting look so purplish pink when taken with the camera phone!
Saat nenda Hazim menyarungkan cincin ke jari manis saya..
Dalam hati, "Yes...I accept! Dengan relanya" hahahahah.
(Ok gedix. Sila behave Wani ;p)
Luckily I managed to book a slot to do a manicure a day before!
Bakal nenek saya..
His Tok kissed me a lot! Atas, bawah, kiri, kanan, atas, bawah, tengah, kiri, kanan. hehe. I felt so much love that day! hehehehehe
Happily engaged woman!
With his Dulang Girls, my dayang-dayang and my pengapit. hehe. All in one! Eh, I mean eight!
It's time for a feast!
...here comes the groom-to-be!
Our sweet, lovely friends!
The Miss Fiancée and Mr. Fiancé
I whispered to him, "hey babe...Kita dah tunang?! heheh"
"Heheheheheheheh. I likeeee"
Some of my friends who could make it that day! Thank you girls for coming!! Muaaacks!
My mom at the back said, "Jangan duduk rapat-rapat. Belum kawin lagi. Masih belum halal".
LOL. Yes, ma'am!
Look at my nephew's words, "I asked her to marry me"??! hahaha. Ok, Hariz!
I was busy planning the event, and preparing the girls' outfits that I forgot my own hand bouquet! haha.
Him..so happy surrounded with my girls. LOL ;p
Can't wait for the Nasi Minyak too, Izzat! heheheh ;p
I love this pic!
They're so cute!!
The kids playing with the photo props!
My uni mates!
Yes you are! hehe
Ida and Shida
Thanks for everything, Shida! So sad you won't be around KL anymore after this!
Love was in the air....like literally!
He's my beautiful rainbow after the storm. The one who constantly make me laugh and happy each day!
I got really tired wearing my 7 inch Loubie shoes, so I went kaki-ayam later that day..haha
We were supposed to do this shot on the Open Deck area around sunset.. But too bad that day the weather was not that good, so we had to do the photo shooting earlier before the sunset...and before the rain comes!
Suparman ready nak terbang. haha
"Oh, please don't step on my cape!"
"The event has ended..."
"...now let's go home!"
Alhamdullilah glad everything went well. I feel so blessed, mashaallah! Thank you God, for everything... And thank you so much to my parents too, who have helped me a lot for the event. I can never thank you guys enough. You guys are the best parents ever. I am one lucky daughter, alhamdullilah. Thank you for providing me the best of everything, from I was a small girl until my very last day before I am being handed off to my husband to take care of me later. Thank you abah, thank you mama for letting me have my happy engagement ceremony and soon...The Wedding! Oh I can't wait! hehe. And thank you to all my family and friends who came and who have helped a lot during the event too! Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuu! *hugs*
Will continue to write more on the vendors next. Thanks for viewing, guys! If this entry is (still) not enough for you (lol), more pictures will be uploaded on my FB page tomorrow. Have a great day ahead!
The Happy Bride-To-Be!