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iMarah.

BTBs who are still scouring for vendors for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, please do read Farhana’s latest entry.

I know some might say, “Yek eleh dekni! Orang lain punya wedding apa…. Kenapa emo sangat?!” But I have always been an emotional person. I put myself in other people’s shoes without any qualms, and sadly today, my heart is with the couple who was affected by the missing vendor on their wedding day.

I told my other half about this and he was in disbelief that at this modern age and time, people are still going around cheating unsuspecting victims who place their trust in them. To quote my other half’s words….

….”If this happened to us, I akan nangis dulu. Lepas tu baru I cari penipu tu sampai ke lubang cacing. Pergi rumah dia, simbah cat and darah babi.”

I hope the couple is feeling wee bit better now as compared to this morning. Ada hikmah di sebalik ni semua, In Shaa Allah.

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kebabai.

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Korang, please be careful. As we speak, I am texting Raihan and it hurts to say that the bride is really not going to have her wedding today.

Like what I told Raihan and my close friends, “Orang ni semua tk fikir ke that one fine day, their anak cucu cicit is gonna get married?!”

Now I’m gonna cry cos I really, really feel for the couple.

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colour me pastel.

I was very inspired after reading Farhanah’s entry on colour schemes that I’ve desired to look see look see on which colour schemes would work well with my personality as well as the other half’s. I roughly know what kind of concept and feel I want for my wedding so it’s just a matter of the colour combination I’d have to think about. Partly because Abg Aidil told us to think through on the colours we want and which concept suits us best.

I remembered asking the other half which concept he wants for our wedding. Without hesitance, he told me he wants a prison concept, where guests will have to eat at long tables with their hands chained. Our family members will be equipped with batons to check the amount of duit salam given by the guests (or in this case, prisoners hahaha).

After he answered that, I knew that I would be in charge, decor wise. But it was hilarious just listening to him go on and on about ‘his choice of concept’ and I, being a visual learner, had to visualize the whole prison-themed wedding in my head. Back to my colour inspirations!

So far this colour combination takes the top spot for now:

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Pastel pink, mint green & grey

So while my colour scheme is that, our families will be decked in:

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Pastel blue and purple

I love pastel. I love the softness and simplicity of pastel colours. Of course these are only my vision. It still needs approval by Mother and the other half.

Initially I had also considered this colour combination:

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But as time went by, I realized this combination doesn’t appeal to me anymore hahaha. I know it’s a bit too early to finalize the colour scheme for my wedding but hey, it doesn’t hurt to play around with colours while I still have 16 months left before meeting Comel Molek.

By the way, I used Combo Maker for the colour ‘swatches’ and FindTheData for the colours hex codes. I might come up with a mood board too, once I get approval 🙂

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pom pom.

I have always been obssessed with bunga pahar pom pom, especially after seeing how successful Rina and Hidayah have DIY-ed theirs! In my mind there is a vision of those pastel-coloured bunga pom poms sitting on my future dais and to achieve that vision, I’d first have to convince my Mother that such bunga pom poms are do-able! We went to Ikea the other night to shop for her bedframe and alang-kepalang dah kat sana, I bought a pack of red coloured tissue papers as well. My main motive was to try and DIY bunga pom poms but Mother thought I bought them cos we’re running low on dining table tissue papers.

“Beli ni untuk apa? Macam tau aje tissue kat rumah dah nak habis.”
“Nak buat bunga pom pom.”
“Pom pom? Oh, kakak nak gantung kat bilik ke?”
“Tak. Nak test untuk bunga pahar.”
“MANA ADA BUNGA PAHAR PAKAI BUNGA POM POM? BELI AJE AT ANGSANA.”

My parents’ theory is that kalau buat kad jemputan, bunga pahar or bunga rampai lawa-lawa, orang akan buang jugak. I BEG TO DIFFER! So I am planning to show the following images for my Mother’s consideration. She is DIY queen of the house so hopefully terbukak hatinya untuk DIY my bunga pahar bila tiba masanya.

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Images from Oh Pretty Please

Look at how pretty the pastel-coloured bunga pahar pom poms are! So sweet-looking I macam nak cium-cium laptop screen ni sekarang.

By the way, where do you BTBs go to in JB to purchase kahwin-kahwin stuff? I only know Angsana that has a few shops selling those but what about other places?

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busy bee.

It’s been two weeks since I last let you guys in on my wedding planning! No, it’s not because my other half and I are planning to bring forward our wedding date (hehe, Another Accidental Bride!) but coincidentally, both of us were really busy with work! Fortunately, we managed to squeeze some time over the past two weekends meeting vendors and paying our deposits.

Raihan from OnceUponImages

When Raihan texted me their studio address, I immediately told the other half, “Wedding vendors suka kerja kat tempat pelik-pelik eh?” because the previous time I met Nora Zee, her office was at Chiku Road and it was the first time I ever heard of such a road, heh. OnceUponImages’s studio was situated at Ubi Industrial Park and I thank my lucky stars that the other half is so gifted in looking for weird, unknown places because yours truly can’t read maps for nuts.

Talking to Raihan proved that we had made the right choice in engaging their videography services. He was very interested in how we met each other and crafted a cheeky smile because he said he already had some ideas on how to storyboard our video. He made us feel really comfortable and I was expecting myself to do most of the talking because the other half is kind of reserved but lo and behold, he did most of the talking while I just sat and listened, haha.

We had chosen the Diluso package, which was frankly, sufficient for us.

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And I’m sure most of you have seen their latest work – Arin & Eldila – The Proposal.

Arin & Eldila – The Proposal from OnceUponImages on Vimeo.

Sweet hor. Raihan let us watch this on his iPad. Just when I was about to comment how sweet Arin was to come up with such an idea, the other half interjected my silent thoughts by saying,

“Proposal also need video? Then bila kahwin video lagi?”

Aiyoooooooo. For memories sake, cannot meh?

Hafizah from Purple Plumtree

Meeting Kak Fizah at her home proved my above mentioned theory right – Vendors suka tinggal tempat pelik-pelik (pelik by my standards because I stay in the West hiakhiak). We met her at Punggol and had the opportunity to browse through her latest works. I could tell the other half was impressed because he kept telling me gambar dia snap semua cantik!

She explained to us on the various packages (which are affordable, by the way) and we decided to go with The Wedding Affair, priced at $1500.

AND!

Until 31 May, she is having an anniversary promotion!

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Which means our package is actually below our initial budget! Alhamdulillah, rezeki!

Aidil from Comel Molek

We met Abg Aidil yesterday at his cousin’s place at Tampines. His cousin’s place was so cosy and fantastically furnished that I couldn’t help but ogle at the awesome home decor while talking to him. It didn’t help that I have shifty eyes also, chet.

We loved talking to Abg Aidil. He gave us a lot of tips in choosing our wedding vendors and to watch out for hidden costs because some vendors do practise that. I love the fact that he is transparent about his business and he is genuine in making couples happy with Comel Molek’s services.

By the way, did you know that his cousin (who is also his business partner, Abg Lan) owns SEVEN cats? I am in love with cats. If I weren’t a teacher, I would be cat woman volunteering my time with the cat welfare society. And I have 4 kitties at home so to hear that Abg Lan brings home stray cats to call his own, made me love them even more.

Then Abg Aidil told us how the name Comel Molek came about.

Comel Molek is the name of Abg Lan’s first two cats!

If there was a hidden camera somewhere, I swear you would see how my face instantly lit up and how I grinned from ear to ear like a Cheshire Cat upon hearing that. I squeezed the the other half’s hand and said, “We made the right choice. It’s fate.”

Hahahaha. Merepek right.

We were ecstatic just listening to what Comel Molek has to offer and the other half dengan tak sabarnya told Abg Aidil that we wanted full ceiling deco with the centerpiece as well.

Groomzilla alert, yo!

So from now until September next year, we would have to think about what colour theme would work in our favour and which concept we want. I have a feeling I already have a confirmed concept in mind but we’ll see how it goes 🙂

Here are some of my personal favourites from Comel Meow Molek (oh how I love cats):

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I love the drawers on the dais. Don’t ask why eh, I just love looking at them. Hahaha.

There you go. My update after two weeks. Eleventhoctober, this is all for youuuuu *starts singing Janet Jackson’s song*

Tomorrow I will update on my weight loss journey pulak, woohoo!

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illegal immigrant.

Just now after tuition, I received a text from my Dad that he would be late so he told me to sit at the playground and play Candy Crush but since it’s malam Jumaat (takut seh nanti apa aje ada at playground), I decided it’s best to just wait for him at the usual spot. Kena berdiri pun tkpe la.

Usually the MPH near the usual spot would be used by a group of makciks doing kebayarobics but tonight was different:

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That was as close as I could get because takut kalau snap gambar without permission (no one was there) nanti kena tangkap masuk lokap. On a brighter note, I loved the decor! It was so….. Me. I ended up standing near the MPH and just stared at the decor like an illegal immigrant. I started visualizing how I wanted my own decor to be like with the colour schemes of grey, white and cream, when suddenly….

“Hello!! Berangan kaper!”

My Dad burst my bubble. Chet.

Which brings me to another topic. My choice of pelamin.

A few days back I was lazing around with my Mum and Sissy and suddenly we had this tunang + kahwin talk out of the blue, with my sis pestering me to find macaron sellers on FB and my Mum asking me what I want her to sponsor for my wedding (woohoo, rezeki jangan ditolak!). I decided to show them the pelamin I was in love with.

In case anyone’s wondering, my wedding planning is no longer a secret from my parents and my FIL because the other half feels it’s better to include them jadi orang tua tak kecik hati. Come to think of it, this was a blessing in disguise because FIL will be sponsoring our venue. Sayang FIL!

Okay sidetrack better stop now.

After showing them my pelamin choice, both went, “Alah Kak! So simple!” I think I pengsan after that and hyperventilated and nangis while kencing dalam pampers because I really love love love that pelamin 😦

Actually kan, I will be the one sitting on the pelamin and footing the cost for decor! So it should be my choice hor?

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progress.

The wedding planning is progressing really well, to my surprise! I’ve booked my Chiavari chairs from XOXO & Co and also made an appointment to meet the awesome team of……

COMEL MOLEK!

Let me tell you a background story of how all these happened.

That day I was talking to a friend about wanting to engage Comel Molek for decor and was going on and on about how I can’t wait to discuss my wedding theme and concept with them. My friend, whom I can really depend on for ideas and opinions, asked when my wedding will be.

“Oh! 14th December 2014!”

“Wah really ah? My brother is also getting married on that date and also thinking of engaging Comel Molek tau!”

I terus terkencing sikit. Wanted to text the other half but he was working so I thought, okay, why not I speak to him about this during the weekend. Alhamdulillah, luck was on my side because that same night he texted me if he could come over because he needed to print something.

I was already emotionally and mentally ready for a flat “No” even before I started speaking to him so after pitching my ‘proposal’ to him, I kept quiet and….. pouted my lips and put on the puppy look! Thinking back, I think those two facial expressions worked well together because he looked straight at me, smiled, and said, “Okay, go buat appointment.”

Now we’re talking! So now, I am thinking of what colour outfits might go well with my first choice dais. Help me babes, what colours do I wear if my dais is grey, cream, white with a bit of brown/bronze?