Dec 31, 2009

Al-Quran for sale

as promised, attached pics Al-Quran from Mekah for sale :)

size comparison purpose. only the small one on sale.
for big Al-Quran can pre-order, my aunty insyaAllah going again next feb (tbc).

cara to display the Al-Quran on hantaran

kaabah miniature, material from baldu. black only
smallest box size : 13cm x 13cm (base) x 14cm (tinggi)
big box : 17cm x 17cm (base) x 19cm (tinggi)

baldu cover, black only. fit your palm.
smallest size : 7cm (lebar) x 9cm (tinggi) x 2.5cm (tebal)
big size : 9cm x 12.5cm x 2.5cm

Al-Quran page & wording

price and details :
- small (rm50)
- big (rm100)

- self pickup klcc/menara axis pj (weekdays) or bangsar (weekend)
- only one stock in-hand, first come first serve
- pls leave your email in comment box, i'll get back to u asap k :)


Dec 26, 2009

bertandang hall

semalam after fira's wedding, i saja check out my hall again since our dewan just above fira's hall (dewan seri melati). the staffs were preparing for night reception...hopefully they didnt mind i took some pics & shared it here for benefit of those previously asking me on this hall..esp uyaa hehe...we were shortlisting MBSA banquet hall & perbadanan pjaya hall previously, but finally settled with pjaya due to its close proximity to in-laws house :)

some info to share, the name is Dewan Seri Siantan. with capacity of 1000 pax seating, this how the interior look like :

since we'll be having only 500 guests..we took Dewan Siantan 1...a partitioned version of Dewan Seri Siantan...very small kan

reception & gift table area...if you're taking the big Siantan, the middle pintu will be your grand entrance

the lounge area opposite the reception area...with comfy sofa. boleh camwhoring di sini before the majlis start hee :)

the other side lounge...last time i went, ppl suka smoking remember to close unnecessary doors during the function...washroom at the end side of this lane

Bilik Bunga Raya, the holding room to Seri Melati room is located inside..

cant remember where i got this pic, but this the best pic of real event in smaller Siantan i have...mostly the rest found yang guna bigger Siantan...look at the lampu...i guess they still pretty even no nice chandeliers like the one i love in MBSA banquet hall hehe..

rate : rm2.55k (siantan 1 @ 2), rm4.8k (seri siantan)
location : presint 3, kompleks perbadanan putrajaya (nearby landmark : Palace of Justice)
tempahan dewan form, click here

the good :
- simple & modern interior
- high ceiling hall, fully carpet & aircond
- rate inclusive PA system, pelamin platform, projector & whitescreen for slideshow
- can survey & check out bebila you surat menyurat required :)
- nice & clean washroom
- rate for full day usage, no hourly charges for prep & rehearsal
- pelamin & setup can start a night before if you wish :) f.o.c.
- can hire outside caterer, but make sure your caterer can provide exact size of chair cover to fit their banquet chair..the kepala quite big..
- panel caterer can absorb kerusi & meja no need to pay. panel including siti catering
- free basement worry if hujan etc
- musolla available at tingkat bawah
- deposit murah je...10%

the bad :
- rate not inclusive meja & kerusi
- no outside table & chair. their rental rm3 (meja) & rm1.50 (banquet chair) - still cheap for banquet rate
- no grand chandelier
- no grand pelamin stage...only foldable platform
- holding room foc, vip room chargeable at rm500
- partitioned hall quite small actually..meja will be cramp for 500pax
- located at 2nd pengantin kena naik escalator or lift
- too many pintu....advisable to close fews to avoid ppl simply going in-out for smoking & lepak at lounge during majlis etc..
- for siang event, possibility of clashes with other weddings becos pjaya mgmt will open both seri melati hall & siantan for function
- for siang event, Bilik Bunga Raya (holding room) not guaranteed...priority for seri melati booking

my personal opinion on perbadanan putrajaya hall, for banquet setting of 500pax is ok...just abit crowded. so save your bux not to all out for deco cos they'll make the small hall look rather messy..i myself abit pening since his aunty insist to sponsor entertainment while the hall no longer have space to accomodate..and i personally dont think we should cut the guest # just for this :( aunty boleh tak sponsor benda lain? :)

for buffet setting, i prefer seri melati hall...becos they're located downstairs, easier to access becos buffet guests ramai and they'll be in-out within short period..for 1k pax seating u may consider the bigger Siantan..but somehow for same rate i think Seri Endon is nicer..except you have to pay more if u nak bring outside caterer/decorator hehe...

and for info, mostly gov halls only allow 2010 booking & deposit payment by sept onwards..if earlier, they mostly kasi u letak nama je (which, if ada kroni they can easily cut your queue since no deposit to secure us) once u put your them every month, just to check when can they accept the deposit sampai they jemu hehe..becos chances of they calling us is pretty much less...the frequent call up nampak pathetic kan..but we better be safe than sorry..happy hall hunting to newbies =)

fira's wedding

congratulations fira & ashraf :)
the cleopatra headpiece was indeed a hit....

Dec 25, 2009

MU Photography

friends, i know i still hutang some of u email reply....the qs like mcm2, dont worry cos honestly i love attending your qs :) bcos u remind of what i've gone through last time..the ride is never easy, but worthwhile!

all in all i could conclude fave query from the b2b-ies is rate for udey, ikram & syomir. it would be alot easier if i could publish the rate here but im just not going to. reason being, vendor tu sendiri pun tak publish his rate in his web...i had to respect their policy as well :)

for those previously asking on udey's..some info to share, udey's no longer with CS. he & moqh now setting up their own photography services and i personally suggest you to re-check out the NEW them!

pre-wedding of one bride blogger :)
selamat pengantin baru to her!

keyword : BIGGER ALBUM! CHEAPER PRICE ;) tempted? call them now to find out more (or immediately place your booking hee!)

p/s : no, i dont get any commission or any sort of discount promoting them...(in fact im still paying the same, old price sobs!)...i'm just excited good photographers are now more affordable for future pengantins :)

Dec 23, 2009

thank you...

the Yaasin finally delivered to my office tengahari tadi, the stamping for cover ada silap sikit but they'll reprint new copies in next few days. i'm satisfied with the content; the wording very neat, every single line of ayat Yaasin came with tafsir...and they also include some daily doa :) thank you so much to vendor.

my auntie called, informing the quran hantaran now dah safely with her. thanks to her for sponsoring :) the dulang slot actually dah full...and i've got no plan to add up anymore dulang. so let's just share the slot with kain sembahyang & get Nasz to work the magic hee!

btw, i just received shocking news from one of my vendor tadi. i'll call the co. tomorrow to cancel my booking & make necessary arrangement for this new offer. btw, it's great to still having you for our wedding! thanks again for letting us know... :)

p/s : my aunty still have extra for Quran. bought from Mekah & came in kaabah miniature box. i'll upload pics once i pickup from aunty this weekend, in case anyone interested to buy... =)

Dec 15, 2009

bunga pahar/perenjis

The in-laws finally scrap the idea of having telur pindang to all guests, after many feedbacks from relatives that it’s not a hit as in johor & most probably it would be a waste since not many guests can accept the exotic taste of telur pindang. My fiancé being an obsessed johorian down sikit.....but his fiancee always know how to bring his smile back...”awak, we still got slot for merenjis gift...boleh la kasi telur pindang..” ;) Since they’ll be less than 20pcs, fiancé said if ada yg buang pun he not ralat…I’m glad fiancé got the buy in for his fave tradition gift finally, even not for all.

As for the telur deco, we decided to maintain the traditional form of bunga pahar/perenjis. I ain’t a collector of bunga pahar & never was a fan, but I love the fact it’s a tradition found in our Malay wedding & these differences that actually made up the beauty of one culture from another…hopefully im not bias, tho capricornians are naturally a traditionalist, I only realized my interest for tradition stuffs developed (rapidly) after so much attached with wedding preparations.

gambar hiasan (by Nuwoo8);
nothing to do with our bunga pahar design...

So we ordered few pieces of bunga perenjis for majlis bertandang. Since mostly the perenjis is couple, we as much wanted to avoid giving the same gift to husband & wife. Result from our discussion with decorator last weekend, we will maintain the tradition of bunga pahar giving to perenjis…except, we’ll make different bunga for ladies & gentlemen. I’m pleased with one of the samples; came in sweet combo of silver & pink ... :)

p/s : it's 2 months away friends! ;)

last weekend, we....

last weekend :

- went to sec14 for custom made balloon. they dont have what i want..if again tak jumpa, i'll scrap off the idea...
- went to uncle Tony for his suit in pj. fiance salah dgr the quotation & the price turned out beyond the budget...we're doing some reconsideration, but i know fiance really want uncle tony to tailor his suit..hmm
- teman fiance for first fitting in shah alam, nothing major for alteration..except fiance looked really kurus. he really bengang i asyik ejek he got nice pinggang, like girls! :P
- singgah choffles damansara, ordering sugarbox
- met up decorator in batu caves. requoted some items & lepak until 2 freaking a.m.
- pagi supposed appoinment with 2 cake makers in pj, cancel last minit..
- the whole sunday spent in jln TAR. sadly, none of the kedai i went ada the stuff to diy my bunga pahar hantaran :( last resort : order online
- jumpa hantaran decorator in setapak after visit wesz yg baru dpt baby (congrats!). by the time, i dah sgt letih & sort of unprepared. concept almost finalized & the tray pun mcm sesuai je :)
- both days started with gym session in the morning & had to rush sbb byk wedding tasks to do..

p/s : sila kira # of places we went in two days..dah mcm road-tour :P

Dec 13, 2009

baju for pengiring

love the pink modern version of saloma's short kebaya ;) wonder if the bridesmaids would agree to make similar design for their dress.....

btw we still hunting for lining kain..some suggesting for satin, but tailor said it should be chiffon jugak...speaking of place to buy lining kain, i like nagoya the & the choice is extensive even for pelik2 colors like fuschia :)

Dec 10, 2009

hairstyle inspiration

i only need this simple stewardess-hairdo for home reception. no veil or tiara that day...just thick-er bun & hairpin/flower. inspiration mainly from zahnita in prev pengantin mag, the one she in cosry's hehe..

the dream bertandang hairstyle =) i wonder why susah gile to get this pic, i think the style is very common but mostly googled from internet the bun very tinggi or the fringe turning too fancy...finally i jumpa this in indon bridal mag, very i didnt wait to snap hehe...

caterer & borang

Well, after months of planning…now comes the drama part ;)

We finally met the caterer, and the meet up wasn’t a good one. Speaking of his portfolio, I have to admit this caterer has good reputation in my hometown; they’ve been favorite caterer to most official events in ibu’s office. Abah’s friend also hired same caterer for the son’s wedding recently & to my parents who attended the kenduri, the caterer met their expectation both for food & on-site services. The price pun very cheap…for less than rm7/head you can afford the kenduri food, complete with Arabian canopies and chair cover with ribbons..

But, it was the other way round for me…I don’t intend to elaborate how arrogant the owner was, and how he made joke on my preference of canopy setup. Let him be, it wasn’t my first time jumpa this complacent type of vendor…the only thing I did was rang up my decorator & insyaAllah, she’ll try her best to source for stuffs that my caterer had refused to…and if only she couldn’t deliver to my expectation, I shall at least be thankful for her patience listening to every word of mine all this while, esp the downside of my wedding prep…

On a lighter note, my permohonan berkahwin telah diluluskan…alhamdulillah. ustaz did the interview through phone like few minutes before I wrote this hehe..i only had to istighfar, recite Al-Faatihah & answer some steps if the rumahtangga having problem… since our wedding will fall on public holiday, we had the tok kadi booked for 10am slot…apparently it’s the same ustaz, and seeing from his sempoi-ness in settling my borang, I have this great feeling that my future hubby wont kena banyak soalan during nikah nanti hehe… =)

finally...pretty card from pretty blogger bride...thanks! :D

Dec 4, 2009

choc fountain


locally available for hire :

some FAQs to read on & for the brides,
please stay away (for a while!) from this fountain before they stain your dress ;)

Dec 3, 2009

borang & prosedur

fiance's form dah settle, abah currently chasing for signatures required for my borang. the steps for penang pengantin is available here for reference :) to senangkan keje, get your ayah to research awal2 pegawai masjid/ajk qaryah in your place - pej agama daerah purposely being secretive so that pengantin/family will put effort to know the qaryah. senang nak fix appoinment later..

and do note, interview is wajib for all penang pengantin. the soalan wajib lulus (they really tulis this in the form hehe) spt di bawah :

1) istighfar
2) mengucap syahadah & maksudnya
3) baca al-faatihah
4) baca tahiyat
5) niat mandi wajib & syarat

the rest, they may not ask all... :

1) doa qunut
2) rukun iman
3) rukun islam
4) rukun solat
5) fardhu wudhuk
6) rukun nikah
7) perkara membatalkan wudhuk
8) tanggungjawab isteri
9) tanggungjawab suami
10) haid
11) haid - tempoh min & max
12) pantang larang haid
13) nifas - tempoh min & max
14) perkara diharamkan ketika berhadas kecil
15) perkara diharamkan ketika berhadas besar
16) talaq
17) eddah
18 ) sekiranya berlaku masalah keluarga, apakah tindakan anda?

lembab je google ni... alangkah indahnye kalau buku PAFA darjah 6 tu ade sekarang ;P

Dec 2, 2009

jln tar today

200pcs bunga pahar on the way.....

ibu & myself were in Jln TAR this morning, hunting for budget-friendly bunga pahar from the shop i surveyed earlier. ready stocks tak cukup, so we ordered the remaining. we settled off with 2 types of bunga pahar, to satisfy citarasa berbeza ibu & anak. down sikit, ibu rejected my idea to change the ribbon to
tiffany polkadots. to her, polkadots design too childish :( fine.

the stuffs insyaAllah will ready by mid jan. loose pack for DIY bunga pahar as hantaran not found tadi. the SAs cakap they never sell the stuff, hey takkanlah...i know kat nilai 3 ada, but i dont want to travel all the way just to get only 25pcs of it? hmm..i should check out klim craft/sayang you next visit...

btw, we saw cinderella carriage on sale tadi. ibu as usual, excited. i had to remind her many times tadi we dont need one :( they aint cheap & plus, i was never a fan of dulang yg cover brg hantaran e.g. birdcage, pumpkin carriage... kan dh hire decorator, let her work the hantaran out...

finally...we bought tafsir quran for hantaran too. the wording very neat. and the best part, they came in matching tiffany box & tasbih too :)

p/s : im leaving to hometown next hr for little bro's engagement this saturday...

wedding bunting

a classy wed bunting!

found here.
(they do favors & wedding stationary design)

Nov 30, 2009

maintable gift

found link of this vendor while bloghopping to kak shaja's. if you still remember this post... secretly im still hoping for angel vendor who can accept small order for this nice Yaasin. they may not stand as nice to what i found in jakarta, but the cover seems so neat...and one thing that made me think it's a perfect maintable gift is, oftenly, those who eat with pengantins are veterans..and most of time, religious stuff is one that close to their heart, kan :)

p/s : just found out the bride on cover is my uni-mate...congrats to sarah!

Nov 28, 2009

hiv test

we're done, 26th Nov 09. fiance sgt proactive, calling everywhere since last 2 weeks to find out convenient place to do hiv test while his tunang goyang kaki layan blog hehe..

we did ours at klinik kesihatan shah alam seksyen 7. no hassle at all & no horror stories to share..less than an hour, semua siap. tak ramai ppl, maybe sebab org dh balik cuti raya haji appoinment required, weekdays 2-4pm only.

Nov 25, 2009

chocs gift

our hantaran stuffs almost ready, last monday dah pick up tiny bag from this aunty. i bought 2 stuffs from different online sellers, and they are truly recommended in term of service..pantas :) and alot cheaper than this famous local site. courier from US pun tak sampai seminggu dah dpt hehe..only one hantaran item left, which awal2 lagi we decided to's a gadget, lagi lambat beli, harga lagi turun..and since our survey in may...the harga had turun let's tunggu lagi until end of Year End Sale ;)

for meja vip (it's meja rombongan pengantin actually hehe), after pening2 thinking what should be the doorgift, we finally inspired from below gift by kak fathinz...choc bar with personalized wrapper :) see, i always fell back at stuffs that i saved ages ago in my lappy...selalu je love at first sight win tsk tsk..for families (esp with kiddies), we think edible favors are still everyone's all time fave..esp choc kan hehe. so we browsed around and finally found vendor who allow small order here we go, 40pcs ordered :) i've sent our monogram for cover, but she requested the format to be in illustrator or photoshop..have to check back with fira, praying hard she still keep them....*gulp*

p/s : Happy Hari Raya Haji to everyone!

Nov 17, 2009

i finally found someone...

i've posted this pic more than a year was love at first sight i admit. during the time, only Bliss Treasure offered this for local market...and sadly, they required min 100pcs (now min 50pcs je), which i thought too much for my budget. furthermore, i prefer edible doorgift for my guests...only special people i would consider giving out candles, and definitely the persons should be my besties...

and today while hunting for my bridesmaids' gift, i dropped by this wedding gift blog...and she has this...i emailed her & it was great to know she accepts small order - except, i had to pay a little extra. i was extremely happy, and quickly placed my order for 10 pcs :) im planning to keep one, with my name on it hehe..

and today too, i ordered 40pcs edible gift for meja rombongan from next vendor :) im still waiting quotation for nikah & maintable favor from another vendor...hopefully we could settle the ordering by this week...

recent trip & tiara

our wedding card & favors dah safely ordered last weekend. the card vendor also do favor box - so we ordered both items ni terus from him in pasar tebet. the place was real stuffy, so abah malas to wait for my usual long-discussion with vendor so i had to end up doing the proofreading & all using email or phone je later - which i hated most becos the risk of miscommunication is high :( i hope to settle the proofreading asap so our vendor could deliver the stuffs by xmas week.

kain for sisters & bridesmaids finally complete. abah give up sebab susah sangat getting the right tiffany for the ladies hehe, mayestik dah nak tutup baru we found the hidden cheap price :) we jalan2 at plaza indonesia that night, sempat grab one item for hantaran which was sold cheaper than kl..

final day baru singgah mangga dua. prev trip tak sempat hunting wedding accesories sbb both geminian besties asik teruja dgn jam ciplak yg sgt chic kat sane tsk tsk! choice for accessories in M2 mmg banyak, but finding the dream tiara not as easy as i thot...i was looking for decent tiara which fits these criterias : rendah, detailing penuh & tengahnya peak sikit...ala2 below...mostly they have either too small or too big ala2 beauty pageant tuuu...only one shop i found close to my spec..beli jela, price pun murah hehe...

overall, the trip abit relax this time..we sempat enjoy nice seafood in kelapa gading too, sampai boyot hehe...

Nov 13, 2009

pameran pengantin

during lunch hr, faeizah & myself buat amazing race to pameran pengantin in pwtc. surprisingly, ctcatering not participating..selalu they're like muka wajib in any wedding fair hehe..

im still in midst of hunting our wedding cake, we dropped by all cake booths kat situ & mostly the quotation starts rm600 for 3-tiers cake. Isabella's promo quite interesting, rm440 for 3-tiers (6kgs) but when we requested for sample of that, they're too small for my pulang dgn sedikit kecewa. anyhow, both of us love this mini by
Isabella....sama2 sibuk snap pic ;P

btw, my parents arriving in next hour. hopefully, we could scrap few pending stuffs from my checklist this weekend :)

p/s : next month kena start settlekan borang & hiv test...malasnye :(

Nov 9, 2009


all i concern is nice font & they must come in grey instead of black...

and we made similar to my tiffany theme too..
thanks fira, owe you a big lunch heee :)

Nov 8, 2009


today, fiance joining myself at nearby Old Town to sort out wording & detail for our wedding card (since we'll be sharing one!). we had to finalize asap as the order will be made this weekend, together with our doorgifts.

we fixed out the doorgifts, and their packaging. we had to line up some backups in case the vendors reject sebab tak lepas minimum quantity hehe..tomorrow i'll meet up fira, she has agreed to help me out with photoshop-ing the monogram....

since fiance wont be around during the card ordering, we discussed the design & layout for the card too - of course, there were moments we agreed to each other & fight over little little things :) one of stuff we bertekak was the agenda for majlis bertandang. ideally, we want the majlis to start 8.30pm, but based from experience, it's most likely to slip..and usually 8.45pm baru start we argued what's the best timing to put in our card for "ketibaan pengantin" to alert the guest what's the latest time they should already be in hall friends, i need your opinion...

Nov 6, 2009

bridal mags

i love reading mat saleh's wedding mags, but hardly buy them becos they're so expensive & not much we can apply to our local wedding. the most i would buy is their old collection becos they're sold cheap (usually half price) and these are 'latest' i managed to grab during my outstation to Miri last few days...they're May-June 2009 edition, price each mcm mag Pengantin je hehe..i prefer the white mag - found inspiration for my plain cake & doily paper...i didnt realize berapa kali i khatam the white mag from hotel sampai dalam flight hehehe :P

if you're into mat saleh's wedding mag too & not willing to spend much like me, you can go to these 2 in cineleisure tingkat bawah (nearby escalator) and satu lagi in taipan commercial area tu..sorry, tak ingat the shop name ;P there are few more out there, but so far these 2 are my fave sbb banyak wedding mags and sambil2 can tengok wayang or layan takoyaki yg sedap di taipan ;D

so next time when u're craving for martha stewart's wedding mag, tunggu je lagi 3 mths for new release...nanti the old one serta merta je half-price & left about belas2 ringgit je..(lagi murah dari Ratu Sehari hehe..)

Nov 4, 2009


anyone know where to get this transparent butterfly...
preferable with price =)

pic from here

Nov 3, 2009

inspirasi baju nikah

last 2 weeks, we met the designer & shared him this inspiration for my baju nikah. im not blessed with any creativity to design & sketch my dream dress, so i just pick few pix of favourite dresses and do the mix & match of my preference.

for nikah, my all time fave is white kurung moden...with some lace patching & sulam. while design wise, i love any kurung moden with bukaan kebaya in the middle...similar to diana-zamarul's reception dress featured in recent Pengantin mag :)

i told them to lining the lengan as well, but make it abit jarang from the rest portion of the what aleya had...(copycat lagi hehe...)

btw, i didnt tailor my veil from same designer sbb too expensive :( ...i hope to find other tailor to jahit my veil soon. but i need the designer to potong the lace portion for dress first, so i could take the remaining for veil patching...honestly, malu gile nak request him to do that but i dont have any choice...

Nov 2, 2009

floating fuschia pelamin

taken from cyber view lodge's site...

Nov 1, 2009

bertandang catering

yesterday we met up with Syawal and somehow after the discussion, i can foresee the potential problem i might have with this caterer later. im a little dissapointed at first, but thinking back, even the famous caterer pun ada problem, so i'd better be calm and think of some backup plan je :) it would be so unfair to give unpleasant review before engaging their service & seeing the real result. furthermore, the problem is not on food side...more to decorative stuffs hehe :)

prior to our meet up, i read back some comments & concern some readers raised on this caterer. and i could conclude mainly are below & addressed to syawal :

- food so-so. some said great, but none said tak sedap at all :)
- slow food replenishment. this may not really applicable cos we're having makan serentak..our risk may be nasi/dessert/coffee lambat serve
- waiters slow & tak alert. part ni my biggest worry but dah solve abit. syawal will provide 1 waiter for every 2 tables (1:2)
- barang yang dijanjikan tak disediakan. *gulp* the least he could offer now is checklist a day before event & he need my rep to be on site during prep for checking.. can la :)

syawal also shared some tips :

- appoint one rep to deal with caterer during the event. caterer always had problem when so many family members campur tangan to direct them doing mcm2
- get sufficient ushers if u have assigned seating, but it's always better not to have it at all (esp guest 500 above) sbb nanti jam dpn entrance. if u still want to do it, loose abit by just putting sign at few tables and let them freely pick which they belong to e.g. "bride's friends", "telekom staffs"
- state in your invitation guest arrival within 7.45 - 8pm. let them know any nearest surau/musolla so they could perform their maghrib at your place
- dont pick theme similar to your hall or carpet..and your color should outdo these 2 items
- balance out your thick rendang ayam/daging with light sayur. pajeri nanas too heavy to fit this combo

and i sempat asked him how to benchmark canopy price (after terkejut reading mira's post)...before ni i only refer here as quick guideline. as per syawal :

- arabian canopy with table & chairs (rm300-350)
- complete with standard/butterfly scallop (rm400-450)
- complete with scallops & chair cover+ribbon & fan+lampu (rm500-550)
- underlayer (rm100)
- chandelier (max rm100)
- mist fan (rm100-rm180)

fan with decorative lamp...practical :) source

we finally placed deposit for our catering. malas to fikir lagi cos getting caterer who can offer below rm25/pax for seating event not that easy and so far the well knowns are suri catering, siti catering and yeob catering being the cheapest (rm20/pax siap meja & kerusi banquet lagi hehe)

btw, we heard lots of insufficient food during kenduri & kebetulan i bumped into Mutiara Catering's site and they commented on this issue : Part 1 & Part 11. it's worth reading :)

Oct 31, 2009

modern songket

songket with contemporary design. i love the fact they came in my fave combo for songket - white & silver...

she had cymbi for her hair.. :)

pics from Syomir's fb

Oct 30, 2009

minggu ini

progress as of today.
  • guest list for bertandang dah siap, based on few tables yg fiance allocate
  • sample monogram dah dapat, need my colleague's expertise to touch up :P
  • task list for bertandang coordinator pun dah siap..
mahu cepat ke gym...harini ada appoinment with 3 vendors....

Oct 26, 2009

last weekend

i took one day leave & spent my recent weekend in my hometown, visiting abah who just had a minor surgery. alhamdulillah, he's getting better :) i promised myself not to discuss any wed prep last visit, considering abah's condition. but abah was the one beria & initiated the discussion since my brother too getting engaged this coming dec. i still remember last raya when my bro asked my mum to look out for engagement ring. ibu & myself were clueless, until ibu finally said "pi lah beli dgn dia, biaq dia pilih. kan dia yang nak pakai.." i nodded to bro & smile, very much agreed to ibu's suggestion...

back to my prep, abah will hire Pakcik Brahim for catering. he used to be our caterer for few of our family events, but yang peliknya, so far i tak penah rasa his food pun hehe...for canopy & props etc, P.Brahim will outsource to other vendor since he only do catering. abah specified his canopies, chairs, layout etc. i like them all, except no. of canopies proposed which seems sedikit for the guest numbers :( nvm, raya haji nanti we'll meet up P.Brahim - will seek for his advise & let him talk to abah should he think the same too :) btw P.Brahim, if u cant find any white+clean+tegang canopy, im fine with whatever you have hehe...

gambar hiasan - suke white setting mcm ni :P

moving on to doorgift, abah agreed to paper pouch yeay! few aunties called up mum & now she proposing for sweets/chocs/agar2 kering as fillers. NOOOOO...i want my eggs..i want my eggs. i know eggs would require last minute job, but pleaseee, the hassle just once-off k....glad that abah's on my side :D

for bunga pahar, we'll buy 200pcs ready made at Jln TAR nanti, ibu nak sangat. my decorator will help to add some deco - she said cheaper than upah her to do a new ok :) for bunga pahar hantaran, tradition from fiance-a-proud-johorian, i'll DIY..dah lama sangat perap idea ni & the steps pun sonang je :)

for my 1-tier cake, ibu will order fondant from her friend - subject to outcome of my bro's hantaran cake this dec hehehe :P in-laws pun dah kasi duit to place booking for bertandang cake..but i told fiance for whatever reason do not spend that 4-digits given solely for cake.. membazir, married friends pun remind no guest would stay just to eat the towering cake...we already contacted this vendor for quo, and hopefully in-laws would agree to go for design simplicity too..

btw, fiance & family had 2nd food testing from this caterer. in-laws dah approve, we'll meet up with Syawal this weekend to discuss will decide on menu later. we also praying can tukar the chair ribbon to organza instead of striking fuschia satin hehe..and we dont want any pink table top too...alas meja pun dah cukup...

Oct 20, 2009

bunga manggar

bunga manggar atas ni buat dari ape...?

Oct 18, 2009

shafaf's wedding

alhamdulillah, bestie shafaf finally selamat diijabkabulkan with her hubby, firdaus on friday. few unpleasant things happened that day; makeup artist didnt turn up due to emergency, air takde seharian, pengapit tidak dapat dikesan sehari sebelumnya hehe....but im impressed shafaf managed her stress very well and somehow, things will fall into place in the end they said - which is very very true :)

early friday morning, teman her and arfah to floristika to get some flowers for her bouquet. the chinese lady was so rude when we asking for suggestion, we pejamkan mata je cos dah last minute kan hehe :) then to SSF, buying the remaining organza pouch for nikah favors. i excused myself 2hrs to gym dulu then pegi rumah shafaf to help her DIY-ing the bouquet.

kak liza's relative passed away, so she replaced with her friend. lupe nak tanya nama cos we were so excited tengok shafaf di-makeover hehe..lawa, and the makeup style very close to kak liza's. accessories by Saidatulnisa's boutique & her pretty dress by kimie kajang.

nikah theme was purple & above part of her room deco. she got my fave hydrangeas, with calla lily cucuk2 on top...remind me of Poetry of Flower's it!

saje post pic yang berselerak with batang bunga..bukti DIY haha :P i'd always prefer sweet williams over baby's breath as fillers..tapi shafaf nak jugak baby's breath tu tell the whole truth, i tukang cabut daun je hehe...arfah who also the first-timer yang turn them to everyone's dream bouquet :)

pic sanding on saturday malas nak upload. tak byk pic cos busy catching up with old friends (and food!). honestly, i had to tahan my tears from falling on her nikah night. i was so happy that bestie that i've known for past 8yrs since studying in muar now with her man. and today they're flying to bali for honeymoon...shafaf, im not ready yet to be aunty & ko pun nak naik pelamin lagi bln 4 our advise...... banyakkanlah sightseeing dari memerap di hotel lalalala.........

shafaf, congratulations again to you & fid. be good in kerteh & labuan k...lps ni sila lah bookmark page airasia :P

Oct 14, 2009

telur pindang


I'm currently looking for telur pindang maker here in kl. i've tried once during my schooling in johor, given by friend who just return from her relative's kenduri. erm, tak kena sgt with my tekak but now am pretty much interested knowing it's part of tradition giving by johorian pengantins :) fiance's family is johorian, so the in-laws prefer to have telur pindang as doorgift for bertandang.

i have 2 contacts in hand, but would like to keep my option open as much possible :) any other recommendation? we really really interested to consider one if the price is good, thanks!

p/s : i just read some info on telur pindang...lamenyeeee rebus telur ni hehe..

Oct 13, 2009

wedding card

next month will due for invitation card order. to jimat, we decided to share same card - the most to differentiate bride's & groom's invitation maybe color ribbon kot :) the funny thing, bride will have blue ribbon while the groom's card with er, pink ribbon :P itu pun if our budget allows for ribbon hehe!

abah said 1000pcs dah cukup for both weddings, but i'll order some extras just in case. i've read somewhere better to order extra 25-50pcs rather than placing new order later which will cost u lots higher.

knowing our malasness, we'll be picking anything off-rack je. sebulan (or most 2 mths?) je kan siap? hopefully we can send out latest by early jan =)

minimalist =) map can put kat belakang kot?

taken from Indo site. tak penah dpt lagi kad camni hehe..

p/s : exactly 4 months to go ..

Oct 10, 2009

photographer & coordinator

we finally booked photographer for our majlis bertandang. until last Tuesday, he still asking "dah habis survey ke ni?" honestly we didn't :P we did seek quotation from as many photographers but we only met up with few who meet our budget & liking. we loved the finished pictures to look as much natural to real event, so we only shortlist photographers who not keen doing the kabus-kabus or anything like "brushpaint" effect. 1 or 2 pics are ok with such editing, but not the whole album - it'll lose its art, IMHO hehe :)

btw, kak nana dah tunaikan her months-ago janji to contact her friend, to be hired as wedding coordinator for our majlis bertandang. for formal seating, walaupun sekecil 5oopax, i think it's a must. fiance foresee the need, but we dont want any of family member or friends to be the runner cos they're supposed to enjoy, kan. for cheaper option, we look out for freelancer and happened that kak nana's friend dah biasa with event management & wedding planning task. he's also one of male secretary in our office, and we've worked together for one event last year. heard he's so fussy, but i never come across seeing he marah2 vendors as few storied by my colleagues hehe..we're not prepared yet to meet him up personally, tunggu after i draft some expected tasks for him dulu la..takut kene marah..

i told fiance not to expecting perfection, we're actually hiring him to minimize the imperfection - that's all :)

Oct 9, 2009

cake topper

tho im not interested of having one, but i have to admit they are cute pieces on cake!

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Isetan pre-sale & hantaran

yesterday was pre-sale for Isetan member card :) ajak my fiance hunting for hantaran and after work, we off to one in The Garden. heaven, dapat shopping dgn tenang dan tanpa beratur panjang seperti di klcc yeay :P

perfume as usual mane2 pun no discount, isetan only offer extra freebies for this pre-sale. i got rm120 vouchers to spend off, so oklah. bought the latest Gucci for him, which he insisted for hantaran. the woody smell so sexy on him, and very masculine too :) im not going to get any perfume or toiletries, cos honestly i dont quite like it as my hantaran kahwin (engagement takpe, cos if sume food/manisan sure boring kan..). reason being, sebotol perfume can buy bebile je when old perfume dah habis and price of full set perfume can afford me a nice purse or handbag or even Nine West i feel so rugi to waste hundreds only for perfume hehe..

then, i got him bag that he wanted so much for hantaran. i was so happy cos the bag is on 50% discount only for yesterday (today back to normal price), and on top of that we redeemed rm30 vouchers from his perfume purchase :) jimat lagi...

heels for hantaran, none really caught my eyes. i ended up spending for my kasut keje which on 40% discount. Aldo office shoes pun left below rm200, quite a bargain but HP is more comfy to my feet after few tryouts :)

p/s : thanks faeizah for lending her Isetan card to my fiance..if not he kena duduk luar hehehe..

Oct 3, 2009


few things to update in one entry :)

yesterday noon, we met this designer & get him to sketch few designs with cosry's buttons. i'm still waiting for quotation, hopefully not lari much from our budget :( as the discussion about to end, fellow blogger Sue arrived...she sooo prettty. hopefully, this designer help to solve stuffs that bothering her since she came back to kl.

then we jln2, checking out progress of our house. tinggal basement parking je belum cat, lps ni will garu kepala again to find money to do the grill, beli kipas lampu etc before we could rent out to tenants. market price nearby is higher than our monthly payment, so oklah i think to rent out :)

after pekena nice roti arab at this cafe, we jln2 at few shoplots. check out what i found at this kedai kasut.

almost similar to my prev post :) and the price is only rm59.90! murah, kan? if u dont mind kasut with no brand hiks..i grabbed one sbb tak tahan they so cheap hehehe!

mlm i belanja my fiance cos 3rd Oct is his bday :) the dinner ruined my diet somehow, but im happy that fiance loved the place so much (and the food too!). our fave is their crunchy crabstick & tom kah seafood. again, happy 25th to beloved fiance :)


finally yesterday, after 8 months, i berjaya jugak jejakkan kaki balik to gym (ppl, i gained 12 kilos after my engagement). to be honest, i never like workout - esp the tiring cardiiiiooooooo. and i only semangat to kurus whenever there's occasion that need me to bergambar - vacation, engagement and now wedding. otherwise, i'm eating like so nobody's business :P my colleague faeizah menjadi saksi during my turun-naik since 2007 hehe. i start to feel the tense during raya, one of aunty joking "kau buffet tetiap hari ke bulan puasa ni?" and abah was so serious too warning about getting kurus - but he's more to health reason.

good news, since i've been loyal member to FF since 2007, (baya memanjang tapi pegi can kira with jari je) they upgrade me to First Club member yesterday, and one of benefit, i can bring guest f.o.c. during weekend - so fiance got no reason to excuse yes yes yes!! pergi berdua barula semangat sikit kan hehe! the not so good news, parking is no longer free for FF member :(

btw friends, i need to shed off 10kilos by dec, wish me luck :)

p/s : now i had another ticker to chase, means another daily routine on treadmill & stepper..yes ppl, daily :( yg baca pun penat kan?

Sep 30, 2009

tiffany engagement

i cant wait to blog this the moment i received from bestie this morning.

a tiffany engagement!

i loveeeeeeeeeee the side flowers by her pelamin. so gorgeous with dangling crystals...remind me of this! and the pics just gave me idea where to hang the DIY butterfly (which if u malas, u can get crystal butterfly from SSF)! pretty!

love the detailing at her veil too..i guess i'm bias, cos i love chiffon heeee.

no, im eyeing hantaran at the back one! white pinkish cymbi one of my fave orchid (apart from white phalaenopsis) :) tapi berangan je lah, cos they're soooo expensive. fiance kata tanam sendiri kalau nak jimat, hehe :P perli la tu.