of chiku and rambutan.

Just after I knocked off from work, the other half and I made a trip down to Chiku Road to eat rambutans.

No la, just kidding haha.

We had an appointment with the oh-so-awesome Nora Zee! Frankly speaking I got kind of starstruck when she opened the door and she made me feel so much better (after a loooooong day at work, what else) when she chirpily asked, “Hi! **** is it? Come in!”

After speaking with her, there is only one word to describe her – Genuine with a capital G. She was sincere in answering all the other half’s doubts with regards to Malay wedding customs and traditions and explained in detail when he asked her about the hours of service for both nikah and sanding.

Even the other half yang selalu muka serious and tak selalu ketawa with people he just knew, kept laughing because she was cracking jokes the whole time. I knew I had clinched the right andaman when he said,”She’s nice eh!” when we were at Evertop having late dinner (very late by my standards, by the way boohoo) after the appointment.

Deposit paid + signed and sealed = a very happy bride barista, Alhamdulillah!


She gave me such a tight hug before I left and even said that I can always call her if I need to rant about the other half. I love you (and your make-up), Nora Zee!



Remember how melancholic I was in my previous post about Problem Number 1? My first choice andaman replied my message that very same night!

You babes must be my lucky stars, confirm!

I immediately enquired regarding her availability on my wedding dates and she said she was! I was so thrilled to the extend of not being able to sleep last night, haha. The other half and I will be meeting up with her next Tuesday to do the booking. Hopefully all turns out well and the other half won’t find her quotation to be too steep. If he finds it steep also I don’t care, because I want. Muahahaha.

So I present to you, my andaman 🙂

ISHQ By Nora Zee


And this, my fellow BTBs, is my favourite bride among all the awesome brides Nora Zee has made up. I hope I will be as gorgeous as her on my wedding day, InsyAllah! *cheshire cat grin*


Cantiknya, MasyAllah. Nora Zee, such magical hands you have!

During my free periods just now, I texted my second choice vendor to ask whether they do full-ceiling decor for weddings at CC. Here was their reply:

“Yes, we do. That will be $850.”

I was elated because it wasn’t as pricey as my first choice decor, who charges $1500 for their full-ceiling. Plus I really like one of their decor concept in particular so it’s a win-win situation! And they only need $200 deposit to secure my booking. If I include the rental costs of the chiavari chairs, the total amount is still not as expensive as my first choice decor!

Sayang….. Please, sayang…. Can we like book now? I tak nak meraung mcm chimpanzee if I find out they are fully-booked on our big day.

Babes, tolong doakan agar hatinya lembut dan fikirannya waras dalam hal vendors-booking okay.



Babes, I have two problems and I need your valuable opinions.

Problem 1:
I really like this particular andaman and I am in love with her makeup and outfits. Worried that she might be booked on my wedding dates, I texted her on Saturday night to enquire on her availability but she hasn’t replied yet. Do I……

1) Call her? But what if she finds me irritating? Dah lah enquire through FB, message then now call pulak tu?

2) Search for another andaman?

Problem 2:
The other half is more comfortable paying deposit for decor only in Dec of this year. I am really worried sampai gigit jari kaki semua should SID be unavailable on my wedding date! Do I……

1) Wait until December to call and pay the $500 deposit (thanks to Chase The Bride for the heads up!) but risk having them booked on my designated dates?

2) Call to enquire end of this week on their availability and then secretly pay the $500 deposit? But after that scared I will be groom-less sebab pandai-pandai bayar deposit.

Help! Help!