Wednesday, March 9, 2011

*my humble wedding*

alhamdulillah, i have been married since 1 january this year. it's such a surreal feeling, still.. however, now that the hype is slowly fading away, i guess it's about time for me to do a proper closure of my wedding and do the necessary personal thank yous on my humble blog...

my wedding was very much simple and non-extravagant. i've always believed that less is more. it was such an intimate and small affair and i'm glad it was planned such. i am a simple person to begin with and i feel that my small humble wedding was simply PERFECT. =)

my nikah ceremony was held at masjid al-mawaddah at sengkang. it's a new mosque and has a very nice and small air-conditioned event hall with a simply decorated wedding dais.

these are the most important people for my wedding. my IBU in grey and her sisters. they did help me quite alot in the wedding preparations and without them, it would have been a bigger challenge.

this is sabreena and halawah. my favourite girlfriends who stayed back late the night before as they were helping me pack the wedding favours. i love this girls and they were there for me throughout.

kadi salim jasman was very calm and funny throughout. uncoventional as well as he broke many traditions and norm. it did baffle us to why he was behaving such and the only conclusion was, because i was NONA KIRANA. hmm. but alhamdulillah, with a single breath, at 11am, hisham and i were officially husband and wife. =)

hisham's family. now, i have a Mak and Abah, plus fabulous siblings in law. =)

my ibu. the one who took care of me since i was 2.

there you have it. my wedding in pictures. =)


i'm also taking this opportunity to thank my God sent service providers who helped me out alot throughout the whole process.

- VERSARI ADE - bridal outifts & styling

the number ONE on my list. abg hadi was a miracle. he saved us from a bad experience we had with another bridal company. to cut the story short, the kind hearted abg hadi decided to provide us with his services and did an amazing job by producing 5 new outfits for me in less than 6 months. i first met him during my girlfriend's wedding and we have become acquaintance since then. his works was indeed flawless and exclusive as compared to some other bridal companies. not to mention that i LOVE his make up. it is simple and comfortable to put on the whole day. i didn't feel cakey at all and i looked like myself! my experience working with abg hadi and his fabulous team has been nothing more than a pleasure. he listened to what i wanted and improvised on the designs. he realised my dream of wanting a pink princess barbie gown!

but let me tell you this, before you start pointing fingers and say that he treats me such because i'm a "celebrity", than YOU"RE WRONG! he treats all his clients just the same. i've seen it myself and i'm had so many girlfriends who used his services and was given the same fair treatment. abg hadi is very accomodative. the point is, if you're nice and kind to people, of course you will get the same in return, right? so, brides to be, as much as your big day is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing to focus on, make sure that you still keep your calm and be nice to your service providers especially your mak andam, because they are the ones who are going to make you look pretty on your wedding.

abg hadi did a superb job in my songket outfits. it is actually his forte. the songket outfits were all carefully hand beaded and was simply flawless and so rich looking. i really felt like royalty. plus, i love my make up!!! he did awesome on my plain face. =)

abg hadi, i'm glad we crossed paths. God is kind enough to lead me to you and your awesome team. it has been a memorable experience working with VA and i'm very glad that you and your team were responsible for dolling me and hisham up. thank you for customizing the 5 GORGEOUS outifts for us. thank you is never enough and we hope that God will bless you for your kindness and big heart. sincere beings like you are rare to find and i'm glad that i've had the opportunity to work with you and the VA team. thank you again, abg hadi. YOU'RE THE BEST! ;)

- GRAFIKHAUS - wedding invitation cards, guestbook & posters

thank you Anuar and the team for being responsible in designing my pretty pink and white wedding cards. it really suited our whole traditional theme. i'm glad to have worked with a wonderful team of young entrepreneurs and i'm happy with the way the cards and posters turned out! they managed to come up with a new card design for me and listened to what i wanted. the card was different and unique and i'm very pleased with it. thank Anuar and the Grafikhaus team for accomodating to my requests and delivering the cards as promised, despite the tight timeline. =)

- OUR MIDAS TOUCH - wedding trays gubahan

our wedding gifts for both hisham and my side were done up by Mira from Our Midas Touch. i love her works as it is simple yet elegant. it was also such a pleasure to work with her. Mira listened to what i wanted and tried her best to go about executing. she managed to find a LILAC songket for me! it was really sweet of her to go all out to find the songket for me as a base for the tray designs.

thank you Mira, for accomodating to my requests and delivery the items personally to both sides. we are touched by your kindness and are still very much amazed at your creativity in designing the gifts perfectly! indeed, i highly recommend her for your brides to be who are in need of someone to do up your fancy gubahans! =)

- FLORACLAY SINGAPORE - hand bouquets

initially, when i met Nora, it was just to discuss on ONE hand bouquet that is made from clay. i have never been a fan of fresh flowers because i feel that they die too quickly.. hehe.. therefore, the idea of having a clay hand bouquet was just perfect! the flowers looked real and it's actually much lighter to carry around as compared to fresh flowers! however, Nora did THREE hand bouquets for me which was a very pleasant surprise! she managed to coordinate the colours of the flowers to my outfits and it went perfectly together.

thank you Nora for personally handcrafting the flower petals and putting the pieces together and coming up with such beautiful creations. i was very proud to hold your floral hand bouquets and it was such a pleasure to work with you. such a soft spoken person she is, but very creative and determined! thank you for the gorgeous hand bouquets! ;)

- PESONA BELLE - bridal henna & sirih dara

ahhh.. the bridal henna. a must for most singaporean malay brides. Wanie from pesona belle was kind enough to offer me her services after a prior service provider decided to play punk on me. therefore, Wanie became my henna saviour!

Wanie from Pesona Belle is a bubbly and friendly person to begin with. She made me feel comfortable during our initial meet up session and her warmth reassured me that she will indeed deliver as promised. Wanie and I discussed on the henna design and i did email her a couple of designs that i liked. she improvised on the ideas and came up with something that pleases me. on the actual day of my henna application, Wanie came all prepared and focused. throughout the long 4 hours, she remained chirpy and continued to make me feel comfortable throughout the session. not to mention her amazing talent for detailing. my henna artwork turned out gorgeous and received many compliments from relatives and friends. I would highly recommend Wanie to doll up your hands and feet with her pretty henna designs and intricate artwork. besides her henna service, Wanie also did my Sireh Dara which was so unique and different from those conventional ones. I was very much pleased with it as it suits my taste. two thumbs up for Wanie and Pesona Belle! I am really glad that they were part of my wedding and i'm sure most brides to be out there will feel the same if they engaged Pesona Belle's services.

- HUSGIF CREATIONS - bridal car decor

one week before my wedding, i was scrambling for someone to do up my car. it was seriously the last thing on my mind and i totally overlooked it. however, after asking Nora for some contacts, she managed to hook me up with Kak Husna from Husgif. she is yet another angel who came from nowhere. she agreed to do up my bridal car despite the tight timeline given to her.

hisham and i felt that our bridal car should just be our own car. no other fancy vehicles because we wanted to keep it real. so, yes, our bridal car was our humble mitsubishi which turned pretty after Kak Husna's magic touch!

Kak Husna, thank you for coming to rescue and going all out to find my gold netting to fit into my wedding theme. you are such an amazing businesswoman and i look forward to working with you again in future! ;)

- ONEMOTION STUDIOS - videography

Shah and his team did an EXCELLENT job on my pre-wedding videos, photo montage as well as the actual wedding video. it was so much fun working with him despite the long hours of shooting. i have to say that i was very impressed with his level of professionalism. his equipments are industry standard and his filming studies background just made things a breeze. he listened to what we wanted and went with the flow, always saying.. sure.. can.. why not.. Shah is a talented videographer and his passion in doing this is very much apparent. despite his crazy schedule, (if you didn't already know, he is from the group REVALINA) he made sure that he met the datelines and delivered the goods as promised.

the part one of our actual wedding video can be found on the fanpage of ONEMOTION STUDIO on facebook. if you have the time, do visit them there and have a look. Shsh and team, thank you for the flawless and fabulous work. we love it! =)


Ridz, my favourite photographer of all time. you snapped us during our engagement and you did it again for our wedding. thank you for making us feel comfortable throughout. your amazing shots captured the essence of the moment. we are totally in love with our wedding album!

- JENTAYU GALLERY - wedding deco

thank you Mel for doing up the humble multi-purpose hall and transforming it into a pretty garden inspired area. the white english chairs are gorgeous and was the talk of my wedding! the simple yet elegant look was something that pleased me. it was a pleasure to work with you and i wish you and the Jentayu Team all the best! =)

- ARTISTIQUE CAKES - wedding cakes

thank you Ally for coming up with the pretty pink cake for me and the gold one for hisham's side. the cake is not only gorgeous but also delicious to eat! =)

and... to top it off.. Hisham and I made it on the cover of MAJALAH PERKAHWINAN! when i was much younger, i've always had this thing about that magazine.. that how nice would it be if I am the one on the cover with my future husband.. so, call it the law of attraction, but it happened! =D

so there you have it, a detailed entry of my humble wedding...


i would also like to take this opportunity to thank my Ibu for sticking by my side and making things easy for me when it comes to decision making. i love you Ibu. to haris, thank you for standing by my side and loving me still...

thank you to my aunties and uncles for working together and cooperating really well throughout my wedding.. especially to Mami Siti and Uncle Jamal who allowed me to use their house for the 2 day event.

thank you to my male and female cousins for making the event an even more joyous one with your humour and presence!

thank you to my nephews and nieces for helping out and behaving really well during my wedding! ;)

to hisham's side of the family, thank you for accepting me as part of your clan now. i am very happy to be part of such a happy and big family.

thank you also to those who made the time to come down for my wedding. i know it's new year's day and that is why i truly appreciated the effort in gracing my humble event.

to everyone else who was directly or indirectly involved for my wedding, my heartfelt thank you for making this possible.

may Allah bless you for all of your kindness that you have showered upon Hisham and I.. we are humbled by your contribution towards our big day. till we cross paths again.. Thank YOU... your kind prayers are all i seek and may this blessed union of souls last for an eternity... amin. =)


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  3. I'd contest your take on the word humble. I reckon your "humble" wedding whoopped out at least $25,000-$40,000 smackeroos?
    I'll share with you a humble wedding I witnessed.
    It had only 50 guests invited to a solemnisation in a house with no gifts show-off, no exorbitant wedding decor, no ridiculously-priced rented clothes and all that cultural hassle-smazzle. For less than $2000 spent, the couple had a simple, beautiful, intimate and meaningful Islamic wedding.
    A humble wedding.
    Good food was fed to the guests, everyone minggled and the newly-married couple had proper interaction with their guests. They'll remember the people who witnessed the most important day of their lives.

    However, for many others, wedding expenditure and the narcisstic culture of it all is deemed "important" to upkeep family pride.
    The true sanctity of marriage these days is obviously skewed.

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