Tuesday, 30 November 2010

E-Day Photos and New Layout (Wooohooo!)

Sorry for the late update, been busy with work. :)

As promised (a long... LONG time ago), here are our engagement pictures. It was just a small ceremony. Bak kata my office colleague: "Sempoi je your engagement." Hehe..

The beautiful purple, pink and white themed dowries from Razi's side:
Oh my, oh my! Cantik kan? Credits to Pak Andam and sister.

And... From my side:
Two heads are better than one! My eldest sister and I came up with a few "crazy" ideas ("crazy" because at first Mak doesn't approve of them), which are:
  1. I figured placing some pebble stones around the miniature picket fences would be just right... Considering it looked quite empty without them at first.
  2. Kakakku found a purdy luggage bag (in a home deco store at Amcorp Mall) while looking for English related things. So I decided to put Razi's Baju Melayu (the one he'll be wearing during our solemnization) inside the luggage bag (sendal beg tu dengan 3 satay sticks wrapped with 2 different ribbons kasi nampak cun sikit).
  3. For the sireh junjung, I came up with the idea of having a candle in a wired birdcage (that looks more like a gazebo) hanging beside the sireh junjung bouquet. We couldn't find a mini hook-stand-thingy (we searched high and low for it tau.. Penat je..), in the end, my handy Ayah decided to bend some wires he found around the house, spray some white paint on it and VOILA! Jadilah hanging wired gazebo! Haha... Cantik sampai Encik Photographer tangkap gambar benda tu je, bukan nak tangkap angle yang menampakkan sireh junjung yang sister sulungku penat-penat gubah! Haha, maaflah ye Kak oi...
  4. Since decoupage boxes are hard to find (even if we found it, it must be expensive) plus Mak and sister has some background in decoupaging, I guess it's best to D-I-Y the box ourselves. We placed Razi's NB shoes in them! (Sorry, no photos of the DIY decoupage box... He was supposed to bring his assistant along but ada hal la pulak. So maybe he was rushing, tak sempat tangkap gambar hantaran betul-betul...)

  5. Remember Sweetie Yummy Cupcake? Well, the owner called my sister a week prior to the E-Day and told her that she's having Dengue so she probably couldn't recover in time to make the cupcakes. Dugaan... *sebut macam cara Pendekar Bujang Lapok sebut ok!* The next cupcake supplier I could think of was my other sister's friend's sister. She makes the best, I repeat, THE BEST red velvet cupcakes ever! (Tapi makan satu je dah muak, takmau makan lagi haha... Bukan tak sedap... Actually it's very VERY rich.) Kakakku dengan bersungguh-sungguh balut kotak cupcakes yang putih, kosong lagi BURUK itu dengan flowery wrapping paper so that it would fit the theme. Hehe..
Em... I guess that's all.

See you later in December..


It's SO ... Clean. :)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Invitation Card: Petal Envelopes

I just LOOOVVE petal envelopes, don't you? :)

Design Credit (clockwise from right): 1 | 2| 3 | 4 | 5

Especially if its made of embossed vellum or tracing paper like this design:

Aww... Nampak suci jer. Sejjuuuukk hati si penerima kad. :D

(Of course if I want to hand them out via postage, I'd place them nicely in another standard square envelope)

Razi and I are thinking about making our own invitation cards. Is there time to cut (at least) 1000 four petal envelope, sampai kedua bakal pengantin punya tangan bengkak-bengkak? (FYI, 500 for bersanding and 500 for bertandang, Mak said 1 invitation card represents 2 prospective invitees)

I haven't tried cutting them petal envelopes but in case if its troublesome, maybe we have to give Scrap 'N Crop another visit and get our hands on a circle cutter! Or we'll retreat to a simpler design like this:


'Till then.

Bye bye for now. :)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

One Week After: The Story of Vendors

After spending 6 EXHAUSTING hours (or maybe more) surveying vendors, we finally went home...

The catch of the day:

  1. We booked photographers for both solemnization day and reception day. The guys at the Ministry of Moment are SUPER AWESOME okay! I mean, seriously.. They're a bunch of cool people, who are easy to negotiate with and we really could relate to them. We got along really well that Francisco thought that Shafiq (principal photographer and owner of M.O.M.) was already friends with Razi before. It's like CHEMISTRY AT FIRST SIGHT!! They captured a few photos of us posing at their booth (with Razi wearing a free M.O.M. T-Shirt we got for booking our dates) and together with Shafiq as well..

  2. We also placed booking fees for a designer for our reception outfits (my side). I've always heard Lynda Rahim makes beautiful BEAUTIFUL modern wedding dresses. So I thought I want to have a look at her collection. Initially we wanted to rent our reception outfits, but after a lot of thinking and persuasion by Lynda's sister Ella (sorry if I got your name wrong), we decided to have it specially designed to our tastes and our body. Plus Razi, being a fashion-lover himself, wants his outfit to have a little twist.
    And why not have them all for yourself rather than giving them back to the designer, right? Dahlah harga sewa lebih kurang je dengan harga tempah! You can actually wear it on special occasions -- your company annual dinner or even for special moments for you and your would-be husband. (Provided that it is not white in color, because nampak sangat baju kahwin!)

  3. Oh yeah, the best thing is... We booked a package with Lynda Rahim that is inclusive of makeup service by any professional makeup artist, with service charge not more than RM1,000. Kalau lebih, kena bayarlah lebih tu sendiri. They'll call and arrange for the booking of the makeup artist! When I asked who's in the list, Ella said there's Sue Cantik, Ayang Kamell, Tiar Zainal, Kak Sai, Chomel, Nurul Shukor... and many more, you name it!!

  4. Regarding our wedding cards, we have come to a mutual decision that we'll have to look for a company that gives the lowest printing price (not forgetting -- with good quality as well) and we'll definitely design the card ourselves. I have a few experiences publishing banners, buntings, flyers and stuff like that. This would be similar, I guess.. But I need the aid of Razi, from Quality Assurance, to give me some of his invaluable constructive criticism. We work great as a team, right, Honey? xoxo

  5. We did some food testing while we were there. One caterer captured our hearts (more like taste buds! Hehe) -- Anjung Ekslusif Catering! Their Daging Masak Hitam is TO DIE-FOR... No wonder it's their signature dish! And their prices are very reasonable as well: from as low as RM 6.60/head (food only). I'm interested with one of the Hall packages: RM 9.00 per head for catering services including waiters, 2 tier cake, meja pengantin setting, and other tables and chairs. There are other packages too: click here!
    Actually Mak wants to do the food tasting and decide which caterer to hire, but she's at the moment is having fun in Aussie. I think its easier for me to shortlist the candidates of our potential caterer for her. Heee..

Yeayyyy!! Dah banyak benda boleh check off!
Razi: Ha'a.. Tapi kita kena buat list baru la!
Sue: Eh.. Yela! I lupaaa... *beams meaningfully*

Thanks for reminding me, Razi..
Macam tak percaya je dah tunang dengan you!

P/S: I don't know about you.. But Francisco's fiancé told us that this Karnival Pengantin is much better than Pameran Pengantin held in KLCC early October -- in terms of that they have more booths, and therefore more choices!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Karnival Pengantin SACC2010?

Thank God both Razi and myself went to Diamond and Platinum's D-Rewards Member's Day (SACC branch). Alice, the SUPERRRR FRIENDLY sales assistant, urged us to come and eat some food they serve there and we thought we'd drop by to say Hello. Haha.. Right!~ ;p

Razi came up with a great idea -- he thought since they're having Member's Day, we could survey for something "shiny" to give me in celebration of our unity in July. (Oh yeah, did I tell you that we're going to get married on the 1st of July? Well, Alhamdulillah.. We already set THE DATE and my parents have booked a hall for the day after solemnization day). I've always love the month of July. I just love how it sounds -- "July~" -- "We're getting married in July~~".. Heeee.. Argh *angau*

*Owhkay, back to the point now, Sue*
*rolls eyes*

Oh well, basically Alice kind of blurted out a question while we were looking for the most suitable ring for Razi.

Alice: Jadi kamu sudah pegi ke Karnival Pengantin kah?
Razi: Uhhh? Kat mana?
Alice: Di Shah Alam Convention Centre lah. Hari ini..
Suzie: Ehhh, tapi kitorang dah lambat dah ni. Nak pegi rumah kawan lagi.. Bila habis ha? Kalau sampai hari Ahad, bolehlah kitorang pegi esok.
Alice: Kejap.. Kejap saya tanya kawan saya. *speaks in Chinese to her friend* Ohhh, sampai hari Ahad lah.
Suzie: Ohh kalau macamtu kita pegi esoklah, ye Abang?
Razi: Ehhh.. [Mr. Francisco's Fiancee] ada ajak kita pegi la aritu.. Tak tau pulak yang ini. *sengih bajet innocent*
Suzie: *tepuk dahi*

So, we discussed with Francisco's Fiancee and decided to get our cute Raja-Sehari-to-be's butts in front of the entrance to Karnival Pengantin once it opens tomorrow morning. Hahaha.. It'll be a double date! Uuuuu... I love double dates!!!

Jadi marilah beramai-ramai memeriahkan event ini.

See you there! Kalau jumpa, tegur-tegur lah ya. *grins*

P/S: Something bothered me though, why is it this Karnival Pengantin event is badly promoted..? Or am I just not up-to-date? *teringat Cik Panda (adik angkat si Razi) cakap bila dia tak up-to-date, rasa macam BIMBO. Hahaha*