Sep 2, 2010

MATTA FAIR is back!

dining place in the middle ;)

we're planning for short trip to this local island coming November. all we need is total relaxation after year round of hardwork...since we have no snorkeling or any beach activity in mind, we better travel during monsoon & enjoy the low season bargain :) my kaki-travel-pantang-AA-ade-promotion cousin had bad experience with their boat service (3 jam muntah hijau) so she advised to opt for flight which i agreed since sea transfer not that reliable during monsoon..

last MATTA fair, the return air package + hotel was tempting..only RM5++ for 3D2N including snorkeling trip, unfortunately they dont offer hotel we wanted & they have confirmed they'll still not offering this particular boutique resort for today's MATTA fair. i think very rugi to go with their associate hotel, cos there's surcharge for school holiday but not for our boutique resort :p we're willing to pay similar amount for nice room rather than that extra surcharge..apart from great review by TA honeymooners, this boutique resort has no mobile network coverage...so no office distraction yahoooooo!! :D

and i hope to check out Bali ground package too, we've booked our tix for nx yr :) my friend recommend lembongan island, sempat ke pegi 4D3N je kot??

Jul 6, 2010

nesting

Sneak peek of what WLT been up to during her silence…










In case anyone asking whether she already preggy, yeah she's carrying this new baby in her tummy hehe...

Whitelacetale.Weddings

The blog mainly dedicated for the business & her new journey as vendor. Special rebate/freebies will be given for blog followers & facebook fan in future promotion, so feel free!

http://whitelacetaleweddings.blogspot.com/

We'll list down wedding stuffs we wish to bring in future. For vendor/ supplier (esp newbie) who wish to co-join, kindly email us your idea & quot us your best price :) We just added transparent canopy & chiavari set in the list, will post up soon!

p/s : I still hutang basi entries of my wedding, will start the marathon soonest :p

May 14, 2010

Wedding Fair @ Saloma Bistro

fuh..after 5 weeks, this blog finally updated!

while everyone busy hitting Isetan for members sale during friday lunch hour , Mas & myself went to checkout wedding fair @ Saloma Bistro. the event was rather small, each booth can only display one wedding item (card/favor/photography etc) except pelamin cos NGI was the one having the exclusive right for pelamin & deco there.

there were 3 pelamins decorated solely by NGI there, but i didnt snap any..somehow each of the pelamin has nothing to really shout about cos i've seen his work better at previous exhibitions. but we both loved the entrance decoration he did...the white pokok & crystal drapes...imagine an evening event with this deco, marvellous... ;)



first booth we stopped by was Kak Haidar's, the one responsible for my wedding deco last time. the booth theme was Hantaran. we were more of catching up on each other rather than checking out her stuffs cos basically i already had the ideas of wedding items/services she's providing. the dulang hantaran she custom made for me was there too...but i wish to see them decorated in nicer way...with lots and lots of bright, colorful flowers maybe...something more eye-catching i told her ;p


next was
Reka Teemor's. their theme was "Wedding Invitation". mostly the hardcovered were from Indonesia..with RT's known as having spectacular taste, so the range of hardcover they had from Indon are the pretty exclusive ones. the softcover cards too unlike the conventionally found in market, mostly having the plain, modern design specially custom made for their clients...with starting price of rm2.50..their softcovers not so much of my liking, apart from their price, personally due to the designs were overly being modernized/westernized..

but, i like one of their display...it's actually from Indonesia. nice tiffany blue! my soon getting married brother need some proposal for his wedding card this october...we'll see how much my previous cardmaker can offer for this design...hopefully below than my RM1.3x since this is just 1-pc card :)


Neurmaya was the one offering photography/videography service for this expo. first time seeing his work was in Ratu Sehari, and seem to notice more of him tagging to NGI's clients. the package is rather flexible...no outstation cost, no charges for future publish in media/mags, softcopies for both raw and edited will be returned without any extra cost etc..

Gezal Mihat & Freda took part for dresses. we didnt ask any quo cos no one was there...some of the lovelies found :





next to them is
Cocoa Boutique, offering wedding favors made from chocs. i didnt try any of their chocs, so obviously no comment ;) i kinda like chocs they printed with our wedding details & nicely arranged in a wooden box found similar at Godiva...price RM150 and this packaging they purposely made for hantaran. sorry no pix, camera out of battery dah!



last one was
Yomie Bake, based in Kajang. for 3-tiers full fondant cake starts rm900, if dummy usually half the price. so, note that not all bakers charging similar price for full cake & dummy, anything back to your budget and preference, the option is there :) their fancy cookies rm3+, the cookies tebal gile so i guess the price justifies..of all, their minis interest me more, be it for design and price..rm15/each. again, no pic but most of the designs were similarly published in their blog :)

the rest booths were Concorde weddings, accessories..we already late, so no chance to drop by..just sempat snap this at Concorde booth to feast your eyes :)


btw, my reception album dah siap since April but we yet to collect from CS. and i've received my bertandang album too...3 months waiting not that bad!:)

Apr 5, 2010

B&B Gath - entry basi :P

Ni gang sekapal dengan Wawa, baru nak update psl B&B Gathering :P Fathiyah dah siap update psl B&B post mortem dinner dah pun...huhu

Firstly congrats to Diah, Anil, Amy & the rest committees for the success of this event! AJK kecil-kecilan dan last minute macam saya hanya mampu tolong sikit2 je ;) Diah cakap I was among earliest registering as vendor haha..yup, I was super excited at the time – not so much to promoting 2nd hand wedding items, but more of meeting up bakal pengantins & ex-pengantins that I’ve been reading through!

The night before hubby sama2 stay up siapkan our wedding scrapbook. We had the raw pictures printed on papers, then glued them in scrapbook. The intention was, at least wedding pictures are ready in case guests nak tengok prelim result of our photographers since our album belum dapat lagi ;)

bunting designed by Amy’s hubby, Atim. Sangat chic!

We arrived The Zon quite late, so had to rush preparing the booth. Had to drag my hubby cos my bestie Mas had to leave for family farewell that noon. Mas sempat helped me out with the deco, thank you babe ;) My booth betul2 dpn pintu masuk, decorated in brighttt pink theme :P Jiran2 tetangga my booth were married bloggers Ida, Jamilah & Lynda.


meja masih bersepah....baru gubah bunga

booth my jiran yang happening – Ida!
(mas kecewa tak sempat try dress tu ;P)


my booth - guestnote DIY pakai mug holder je ;P

I couldn’t exactly remember what time guests start datang, tetiba je dah ramai..i was left alone until my colleague jarjar came & help to entertain the guests, thanks jarjar! and suhana too ;D Honestly, I was glad to meet the bloggers/readers that dayyy – macam2 cerita keluar, the one I remembered most where this blogger confessed she went checking out my hall betul2 time kitorg tgh buat preparation & deco..if tau awal2 sure I dah jemput dtg kenduri mlm tu since byk lg seat kosong hehe…And tak lupa, this reader told me one of my designer wondering feedback of my wedding baju – dia kata muka I mcm takde perasaan time pickup baju :P This one guest commented i never had my email published at blog, no im not sombong..dulu i wasnt comfortable to give recommendation cos my majlis not over yet..now with the experience, anything boleh email whitelacetale[at]gmail.com insyaAllah the sharing will be more fruitful this time esp on wedding vendors & tips :)

My booth had nothing much to offer for sale, except my friend’s wedding dresses. Mostly showcase of doorgifts, dresses, hantaran etc from my weddings in case some asking for workmanship of these vendors & ni jelah cara I can be thankful to my vendors by promoting only those who did great job last time :)

Hantaran by Sher Design. Mock up hubby’s hantaran aritu… ;)

Speaking of result my wedding vendors, most popular q thrown out that day was regarding lova as the last entry freaked some out ;(…I’ve expected it anyway & I felt so bad eversince the post. I had to gently remind those who asked, tak semua bad experience & tak semua bad skin mcm I :) Even sue cantik my fave tu pun I penah tgk result my fren yang tak menjadi – but I still trust her to makeover me cos I like her consistency in giving doll-flawless result (beside Tiar), color lipstick off ke apa tu lain cerita hehe. Surprisingly too,my pengapit prefers me in lova rather than sue for her lighter, natural makeup & she even considering lova for her coming big day, see? ;) tu pandangan org yang 24jam dgn I time kenduri tuu hehe ;) So, don’t worry too much psl lova…!

Ok jom layan gamba pulak, all taken from rakan2 bloggers :P

Pelamin by Rass Deco, Que Rafael pun ada showcase their pelamin aritu ;)


doorgift pic taken from diah; kipas bulu & fancy cookies etc


Among the vendors, the popular ole-ole manis selain marryme..
2-2 tak sempat singgah ;(


leftover from my wedding telah jadi doorgift to yang singgah my booth, reason being – last time I nak buat card I pening cari layout, wording & aturcara etc..hope it helps hee!


peserta tekun dgr instruction dari anil & jai


surprise for mommy-to-be azie, tasya pun dtg all the way from Spore ;)


gambar2 kenangan koleksi fathiyah ;D

thanks again to those who came & support this event, and those who dropped by (Rosie, Azira, Chokodox, Shazana, Tahirah, Ika, Xyleen, Aim & many many more to list!) & leave some messages & your bloglink dkt my guest note ;) To those query on 2nd hand items earlier, I’ll post some close up pics & pricing soon! To Tahirah, thanks for considering us – insyaAllah we’re now ready to cater your table centerpiece or any minimal deco (guestbook area etc) :)

balik je from gathering, i terus terbongkang...hubby tolong sapukan yoko2 since my pinggang mcm dah nak patah that dayyy...but overall, i had fun meeting the rest bloggers/readers & making new friends :D

p/s : tiffany petals planned for giveaway during gath dah selamat diberi to ayna..selamat pengantin baru to u both & thanks so much for the invitation.. if hubby dpt cuti, insyaAllah we’ll be there! ;)

Mar 26, 2010

SEE YOU THERE!!!


Jom2 meriahkan the first ever gathering for bloggers & b2b! ;D

WLT will be there as vendor, with little booth showcasing some of her wedding stuffs (dresses, doorgifts, card etc) - chance to see & feel yourself the good and bad of those ;)

Stuffs now up for rental :
- both nikah & bertandang veils (the longgg one hehe!)
- choc fountain machine

For sale :
- wedding accessories (tiara, necklace set)
- beaded alas nikah
- 3 wedding dresses from friend's collection

and for the first time too (malu sikit nak ckp but the interest actually dah long way developed), WLT is partnering with her bestie to offer wedding coordinator service :) read : wedding planner is different! tomorrow is the introductory price, and we promise you it's the cheapestttt in town!

registration dah tutup, but fret not...boleh walk in dgn hanya rm3!

so b2b/bloggers/readers : SEE YOU THERE!!! ;D

Mar 23, 2010

dulang hantaran





for those asking contact for this dulang hantaran :


kak haidar rahman


013-234 4139

Mar 21, 2010

majlis nikah

after a month finally :P

days before nikah

banyak last minute work to do. becos my MUA screwed up earlier, i had to last minute cari replacement & sadly yg ok in penang all fully booked that date :( no choice but to fly Lova to my place. few times jumpa pakcik catering to reconfirm package cos my cute parents tak faham sgt the items; underlayers, scallops, dome etc hehe - no choice. caterer last minute cant provide platform for my pelamin which took me dayss to get one later sbb time CNY ramai gile kawin :( only by jumaat baru dpt vendor & they pasang on saturday. we had some doa selamat on friday night & did the berinai prepared by my makciks. time berinai, one of his adik called me up - telling my hubby is a good brother to them, they love him so much & asked me to take a good care of their brother. honestly, i feel like crying...but everyone was keliling me so had to tahan my tears. only on saturday this bride managed to escape for 4hrs spa..yang lain duduk di rumah masukkan all telur favors dalam paper bag hehehe...

traffic during that long weekend made everything worst. my decorator, kak aida stucked dkt highway 7hrs. they only sampai by maghrib & baru nak start everything. not to mention some fresh flowers layu too sbb exposed too long dlm kereta :( nasib majorly my deco guna artificials..only my hantaran badly affected. that night, we had dinner prepared for his family & supposed the session is to berkenalan with his big families prior to majlis nikah. siap blackout lagi (teringat anil!) & the place pun messy sikit cos at same time kak aida & her team tgh prepare the deco...

btw, few days before got call from diah - so i let all my wed problems heard. thanks diah, it was truly comforting! :) on that very last night, the bride slept at 3 am! konon plan nak touch up my inai yang comot tu, argh dah penat..who cares if inai comot kan...

nikah day 14feb

alhamdulillah all vendors came early that morning, thanks to all of you! 8+am start makeup. wearing tudung with rambut tinggi was a bad decision afterall - dlm gambar very obvious the style didnt suit me. less than hr dh siap makeup. mostly commented my makeup not doing better for my complexion, still nampak all my jerawat & my face turned out gelap than my hand. but if u dont hv skin problem like me, lova is undoubtedly recommended - i suka lova shape my brow actually ;) and she in person very nice too :D

attire by syahrir nurdin, white chiffon kurung. to ensure the dress cost is kept to 3-digits, i asked syahrir to do lace patching & stone tu tampal2 je instead of expensive heavy beadwork. it turned out my personal fave for workmanship, compared to the rest my wed dresses. this weekend im bringing my veil to gath for renting, sebab tak boleh pakai dah kan :)

nikah event - everything went so quick...abah yang nikahkan us. honestly, i tak sempat nak feeling sebak right after akad cos i was waiting ustaz there to confirm my acceptance as a wife. apparently, in penang no such thing! ustaz didnt ask any to the bride...in fact i had nothing to sign on our nikah reg borang pun...weird.

btw i would suggest u check how's the maskahwin practice in your place. cos earlier we plan for 2 bankers checque for maskahwin & hantaran since they're equal amount & not so safe to travel all the way with cash. ustaz in my place insisted for cash no matter how big the amount - otherwise u have to lafaz "hutang...." in your akad and no-negotiable. takut ada yang sentap bila playback video nikah nanti kan hehehe...lucky we found this out earlier..

my aunty was coordinator bidan terjun that day...i brief her night before, of all things, just tlg ensure kan at least these 3 stuffs for my nikah :

- space utk bride nak lalu
- sejadah utk groom solat
- family kena berkumpul for photo session! - sebab time kenduri semua sibuk

alhamdulillah, she managed. right after sarung cincin, the cousins start distributing nikah gift (tasbih) to guests before they went for refreshment. me & hubby then continue with photo session until 12pm before sanding preparation..

basically below our flow & timing :

8am - makeup
9.30am - arrival groom & rombongan, susun hantaran
9.45am - arrival ustaz (pendaftar nikah)
10am - akad, groom solat, sarung cincin, family photo, gifts & refreshment
until 12pm - pengantin photo

and credit to vendors involved :

- attire : syahrir nurdin & kimie kjg
- deco & hantaran : haidar-rahman
- groom hantaran (blue) : sher design
- photo : saifulnang & hapip of CS
- video : nazzmedia
- kasut & bouquet : man kjg
- makeup : lova weddingku
- gift : poetry of flowers & tasbih (mydin)
























cheap butang baju melayu beli from sabah..10 ringgit je :)

pengapits for both events

guess whose dulang this inspired from?


plain diy tag on top

Mar 16, 2010

bertandang slideshow



video



my first time doing this - so sorry for grainy vid! :)

click my fb link for larger view...

source : unedited pics from Ikram Ismail



btw, if you're planning for tiffany wedding theme, im letting go tiffany petals during this gath for FREE since not much left.

alternatively, you may order from kak shaja ;)

Mar 10, 2010

montage

thank you SN for preparing nikah & reception montage to be played during our majlis bertandang :)

(i finally got fb!)

krabi honeymoon

Since post mortem of weddings may take ages to write, let’s give way to our honeymoon entry dulu ;) Among the shortlisted were Boracay Island & Koh Samui, but connecting flights was my biggest turn off for Boracay while Koh Samui...tiket firefly like mahal gile :( so off we to Krabi!

We managed to catch AA promo return tix for rm116 & booked ground package during last MATTA fair. Since we went during high season the price quoted for us was RM1350 nett, including :

-4N accom with breakfast
-Return airport transfer
-Thai massage
-Phi Phi Island @ 4 Islands trip

If you’re travelling during low season, you can get all above just rm700++ for 2...cheap kan? We only pay rm50 as deposit at MATTA fair, the rest was upon checkout...so if u cancel the trip, u only loose small amount of money...but the bad is, u have to pay in baht later..def u'll lose some for exchange rate!

the place was Pavilion Queensbay...TA review was helpful, at least we knew things we could compromise with the budget we had :) knowing we're coming for honeymoon, Rabeeya the sales manager had earlier upgraded our room to Suite...and with seaview :)



some overview

the bed.
hubby kutip the petals and made nice walkway from the shower that night *winks*

with 2 separate living halls...
more space to "explorerace" at night ooops :P

with seaview too..we had our bath by sunset on the very first day :)
privacy is assured!
spacious...shower on left, toilet on your right



big buaian at balcony.
nice spot to laze with your hubby sambil melihat bintang2 di langit huhu..

3-tiers pool


meja we usually had our breakfast



hotel was abit secluded, but no worry as they have free shuttle to Ao Nang. except, coming from Ao Nang is sendirian berhad hehe..u can still walk, but berpeluh jugakla..better naik tuktuk, they're almost everywhere for only rm2/pax per ride. but we prefer amik scoot je, rental only rm18/day & we can merempit whenever we want heheh :P all they need is driving license & passport je! and fuel u have to isi balik...

our tiffany scoot :P satu lagi taktau sape punya.

our daily activity during honeymoon was massage, sebab they so cheapppp in thailand :) oil massage around rm30/hr and they were like everywhere in krabi...but mostly those in busy Ao Nang are less privacy cos u have to share the room with other tourists & some not that "clean".


the first day we had our free Thai massage in our hotel, Montra Spa. nice one…but personally I don’t fancy any Thai massage sebab tak guna any oil, kesat when rubbing =(


The 2nd day, we were recommended by locals for Boosabakorn Spa..famous spa among tourists. my goodness...i almost keluar balik from spa sbb terkejut seeing the price, mengalahkan KL :( but hubby pujuk bila lagi to try...so we took their honeymoon spa package with jacuzzi. yeap the ambience & service was super nice...but the massage dekat bahu sakit sikit.

ginger tea = we're done!

the 3rd night we had oil massage at Feel Good Massage nearby our hotel...the best i had in krabi, sampai tertido... price pun cheap & most importantly, we had room. sorry no pics taken but recommended for those seeking for privacy :)
the 4th night, we booked for Aloe Vera treatment & massage (rm40/hr) at Ao Nang Princeville, recommended by masseuse for after sunburn. very cooling....we liked it, esp after 2 days berjemuran di pantai..but i was dissapointed with the room, too "ordinary" for a spa in exclusive boutique resort & i think ppl outside can see us changing baju sbb their transparent tingkap :(

FOOD


I know this every Muslim’s most worried kan. myself too didnt manage getting a “confirmed” HALAL restaurant…but at least we found few restaurants that didnt serve pork at all (but ada beer etc)..to be safe, we just stick to seafood based.

For breakfast, we had our daily in hotel. Choice quite good for us the muslim who cant enjoy their meaty-dishes..at least they have range of waffles, pancakes, shrimp dimsum, sushi, cereals, bread & salads to choose from...siap their thousand island tu campur cili...very the Thai!! hehe

but our fave is their porridge, harus dimakan bersama chilli flakes ya


LaCasa was one of muslim-owned restaurant & they didnt serve pork at all. according to their malay-speaking staff, they can jamin ayam & daging are all sembelih...except the processed food like burger, nugget etc...they dont advise us to order cos they not sure the source. we tried their seafood paadthai...so-so but their 2 specialty pizza mmg sedap! but the food alot pricey here.






the next day we tried Wang Sai Seafood, recommended by Rabeeya and again no pork served. u can pick your fish, lobster etc & get them freshly cook for u...and the service pun sangat cepat :) i'll list u the dishes we ordered & the price....

- BBQ lobster in garlic & butter (rm26/100gm)
- Fried soft crab in curry powder rm15…serving size for 3 pax..
- Tomyam seafood rm18..serving size 3 pax
- Steam fish in lemon sauce…rm24..seriously terbaikkkk!
- 4 Oysters with vege..rm12
- Plain rice rm2/plate

we didnt get the chance to try Ao Nang Seafood...we reached 10pm & they already packing up to close :( sedih sikit sbb it was one of recommended try-outs by seaside & i saw most shops there not serving any pork in their menu book too..

next to Ao Nang Seafood was Ban Lay Aeshah Halal Restaurant-the only halal place we found and at the very last day...tak sempat singgah pun


Thai pancake…nice one..we tried aurinh’s recommendation for banana & choc…sedappp!
Rugi pulak beli satu je hehe..

ISLAND TRIP
We didn’t go to Phi Phi, since we’ve been there in 2008. The locals recommend us Similan Island..from the brochure, looks perfect for divers…not yet for us kot =)

we picked James Bond Island trip...the name tells it all, one of JB film had their shooting here. 1.5hr van ride from krabi to boat pier in Phang Nga.

the first stop was Panyee Village for lunch..rugi we order for vegetarian meal cos we baru tahu that's muslim village so the food served all halal =(


main reason i picked this trip is KAYAK cos i nak paddling through their nice caves..sekali je the staffs yg do the paddling tsk tsk...but the view was nice :) siap ada org jual air kelapa mcm floating market tu hehe!

james bond island

after the island trip, they brought us to Island Safari in Phang Nga...elephant trekking was one of activity. no camera allowed, they'll snap for us & to buy is optional..we paid rm30 for 4pix & below is one of them...

our gajah..if u said "TU!!" then cepat je the belalai naik to your tangan requesting for banana hehe..the problem is, all gajahs there understand "TU" for food..so bile u sebut...the nearby gajahs pun angkat their belalai to u....scary pulak :P




the next day we pick 4 Islands trip included in our hotel package... the trip with speedboat going to 4 places :


- Phra Nang Bay...nice cave view, i just knew the place was the other side of Railay Beach…so we cancelled our trip to Railay that evening..hubby accidentally dropped our hps here..so gone all numbers!
- Chicken island...hubby accidentally stepped on sea urchins. the locals cakap let the duri reput sendiri cos tak beracun pun.
- Tup Island...we did the snorkelling here but it was jellyfish season so the view not so great...small jellyfish bersepah2 but they not harm
- Poda Island..place u can see matsaleh granny topless...


personally, i think krabi would have been better if the staffs esp those working at tourist spots can understand & speak English...but overall, we loved the trip & Thai hospitality..we surely comeback if there's any rezeki :)