Monday, June 29, 2009

Why so serious?

Why so serious on having theme colour for your wedding? My answer would be- I want to have a great combination of hues that would make the event more vivacious minus, the haru biru plus... I want it to look great in pictures too!! Ahaks! :P

When I wrote this post, I wasn't very sure what are the exact colours that I will be using for my wedding. Thus, after days, weeks and months of surveying, googling and browsing the internet... I am sure that I have found the theme that I've wanted ;) and now, I will share what's on my mind! Hee.

As much as I've wanted brown for my wedding, I have to be REALISTIC! (Harus tampar pipi berkali-kali supaya saya tidak berangan tahap melampau untuk mempunyai perkahwinan - personalized seperti Mat Saleh dan, untuk mem-personalized-kan segenap perincian mungkin akan menyebabkan saya dan keluarga muflis. Ahaks!! ). Being realistic means, I need to opt for other brown hues that's available around.

Both from here.

See? There are so much to it. You can mix up the colours all you want but- you gotta stick to the reality of course. Having a wedding in a kampung- may cause me very limited choices in choosing a lot of things! But, to come and think of it- you may play with the hues. Pick and mix the colours and suit with the things that you may think it's available WITHOUT having to burn a huge hole in your pockets! ;)

"Chocolate and cream are both great foundation colors that you can build on for any wedding" and "you might want to pull in some corals, and blush. Oh, and maybe a touch of gold. I think those colors would look lovely with the chocolate brown…."- Style Me Pretty.

Thus, just to play safe- I have chosen cream or ivory for the base of my wedding theme and yes, I would try to pull a touch of gold, coral and blush to bring it to live and... the chocolate brown shall go to compliment to wedding theme. Yes. Compliment- not dominate. You may want to refer to Qis's post for this because- I want a timeless and a-la vintage look. Ahaks!


The base hues- pelamin and such:


The detailings- dresses, flowers & etc:


The complimentary hues- ribbons, curtains and such:

Pics are from here, here and here.

So, I guess, this is the reason of being serious. Seriously serious~ :)

Till then, later folks!



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Melaka Bridal House

Last Saturday- after Anil's reception, me and my mom went to three bridal houses in Melaka. I can't rely on their blogs, fotopages nor their web sites because- it's never being updated! Hahaha. Hmmph. Haruskah saya malu? Hahah.

Anyway, the first bridal boutique that we went to was in Bukit Piatu- near Anil's house. It's located near to Astana Moda's (Jakel) and Ariani's store and it's called Astana Cindai . It's on the third floor. My first impressions were; it's bit messy- unorganized. Unappealing- really. Tak berapa nak menarik. But, I guess it was it's branch in Merlimau where Farhanna had her engagement makeup done. Dia mekap okay la... Cantik je si Farhanna on her engagement day :). But, the boutique in Bukit Piatu doesn't appeal me much and perhaps because, I had expected much more kot?! Huhu. Furthermore, mungkin kakak tu tak berapa nak friendly. Hahah.

Next, we went to Mentari Kreatif. It was in Taman Cempaka, right opposite of Melaka Central. The moment I stepped in- dia tanya nama and they call me by name immediately! Rasa
sangat home-y! Haha. Bole la pulak jumpa one of the owner's friend who's happened to be a photographer. Anak didik Saiful Nang- katanyeeee... (baca intonasi Kak Sarimah in that Astro promo :D). The boutique was well organized, neat, and the people there was super friendly! :) Although the albums were a bit out and un- updated, but I'd give two thumbs up for their super and great customer service.

The last boutique that we went to was in Ayer Keroh. It's in second floor, corner shop- next to Petronas. Deret King's Hotel tu... :) Anyway, dia takde web page. Hehe. But! Stop at the thought of it! Tau, kalau takde blog or, fotopages or, flickr or any social networking contact ni... rasa weird je these days but, I have to say... tempat tu sangat impressive okeh! :D really! Abang tu pun baik despite of, there were another couple and a family yang weddingnye sangat dekat.. haha. He treats me and my mom well! Dia mula menunjukkan koleksi- koleksi meletup dia... Ha kau! Ada tu, sangat cantik!!!!!! :) I told him the ideas of my wedding. The pelamin, the dress and the flowers! He quoted a fair price I should say! *smiles* Me and my mom thinks he's a pro la... I mean, he can elaborate better with my rough ideas. That's what I like. He sounded confident, offers me good bargains (so far...) and I like him most! Hahaha. My mom da kasi green light je... But, we need to discuss further kot.

So, folks.... apa lagi nak mintak and ask yeh? Cuz, I can only think about the pelamin, dresses and makeups- the detailings like the set renjis, arcs and others are not in my list yet. Should I include it?

Till then, later folks! :)


Ouh, none of these boutiques are related to the one that I've mentioned in my last post... :P

Monday, June 22, 2009

20th June 2009

Last Saturday was Anil's wedding. Many congratulations to my dear Anil... :) There's a story behind that mysterious gift that I've left you. Heheh. Anil, the story is like this (excuse ke-poyo-an saya for creating an entry for this.. haha)

Saya ke kenduri Anil bersama Ibu saya, yang malu untuk hadir ke majlis yang undangan- nya bukan untuk dia. Hehe. She was with me because, I had to drag her to the walk- in- sesssions at nearby bridal boutiques. My Dad had a meeting on the day otherwise, he wanted to follow me too. You see, he's a silent reader of my blog and, he clicks ALL the links that I have here and Anil's is included. Heheh. He was excited to see Anil's card arrived at home 'Eh, ni Anil sape tu... Lutaze eh? Ala, your blogger friend tu.. yang buat card sendiri.... ' hahha. Entry kereta Anil rosak pun, dia tau.. Hehe.

Ok, da jauh menyimpang. Hee

So, when I reached Bukit Piatu- there were so many cars parked on the left and right side of the road. Jem juga. Last2, I had to park somewhere in someone's house area- kat atas bukit. Tapi masa tu hujan pulak nak turun... my mom cakap ' Mak tak payah la turun, kawan kau je pun...' So, I said- 'Ok lah, Mira turun kejap.. bagi Anil the pressie & amik gamba then I'll be right back..'. That was the plan.

Masa turun sorang- sorang tu, cuak juga kot- kot salah rumah. Tapi, konfiden je jalan- konon-konon sebab nampak kanopi yang banyak dan lilac coloured scallops. Hehe :P. Pastu, nampak seorang wanita- berbaju lace putih yang lining- nya silver coloured. Dalam hati 'Hmmm, ni confirm Mak Anil...' hehe. Betullah sangkaan ku sebab, ade gamba pre- wedding Anil :) Haihh, lega! So, salam Mak Anil and I looked around- mana satu rumah Anil nye? Huhu, tempat letak hadiah tak nampak and the others were busy with their partners and all. Hah, da la sorang- sorang, agak mati kutu sekejapan. :P

Pastu terpandanglah pelamin Anil! Cantiknye!!!!!!! So, dengan tak malunye- saya pun pergi ke situ and snaped a couple of pics... :) Inilah dia.



Cantik! Simple but great!! :)

Okay, pastu pusing- pusing lagi... nampak la tempat orang- orang letak hadiah jadi, saya pun pergilah dan meletakkan hadiah saya yang tak seberapa tu.. Hee. Tiba- tiba! (baca dalam intonasi terkejut :P) saya terpandangkan isi rumah yang sedang membanjiri di ruang pintu bilik. Lagi sekali, dengan sesuka hati- 'Ini mesti bilik pengantin!' (dalam hati jugak sebab , da kata sorang.. :P) Masa ni, guruh sudah mula berbunyi- awan semakin gelap tapi.... 'Takpe la, kejap je kalau nak ambil gambar pun...' Saya pun berjalan ke arah bilik itu.

Tapi sesampai di situ- memang ramai orang dalam bilik Anil dan yang kat pintu tu pun tak nak gerak- gerak... huhu. Nak marah, tak boleh. Haha. Guruh berdentum lagi- 'Eh, ade karang aku tak boleh gi balik kat kereta & kesian Mak tunggu...' Jadi, saya pun bergegas keluar yang mana hujan sudah rintik- rintik. Huhu


Ini saje lah hasilnya. Huhu

Kepada Anil: Saya minta maaf banyak- banyak kerana tidak dapat nak bergambar and stayed a bit longer. I wish I had- buat laluan sendiri di celah- celah orang itu. Huhu. Tapi, takpe la.. mungkin bukan rezeki kita untuk ketemu mata- ke- mata, Haha but, InsyAllah in another wedding of our bloggers' friends. :) Kalau dapat invitation laa. Hee

Selamat pengantin Baru Anil & En Dd! Semoga anda berbahagia and may there will be more happy returns to both of you :)



Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

opinions~ :)

Hi folks!

Gosh, lama sangat tak update... I've been busy lately and, Alhamdulillah... my grandpa is recovering a lot! The stitches are dried and it is in its peeling process. Its just that, he still couldn't get up yet and, its probably because of the broken ribs kot.. but, he'd started moving a lot- minus, the 'adoi- doi- doi'... :)

Honestly, the wedding preparations are going nowhere! I am in the midst of surveying the photographers.. Yes, I am like the midnight train plus, the additional delays macam KTMB.. hahah. Jadinya, lambat laaa :D

I was talking about the photographers to Mr Fiance the other day, and I blurted out a suggestion on sharing the photographer for our wedding. I mean, hiring them three days in a row- the solemnization night, reception on my side and his side (My fiance's house is 15 minutes away from mine so, one shot of the 'dosage' is the easiest! ;)) It feels easier and more economical... Heee, rasanya lah.

These are the lots that I'm eying on;
  1. Ariff Aris
  2. Shazli Shots
  3. Nazim Zafri
  4. Myphotographer

pic from here :)


Okay, can somebody tell me what to look for from a wedding photographer? since I am so buta- fotografi. Hee. A picture tells a thousand stories! ;) So, personally, for a person like me- I'd like to see well edited photos- and the designs of kerawang- kerawang on the pictures are a huge turn off for me! Kerawang looks nice on baju kebaya tapi, tidak dia atas gambar. For me la, no offence if you do k? ;)

Anything else that I should look for in a photographer? If I'm importing them from outside Melaka, what else do I need to consider other than the transportation and accommodation costs? Ouh, do you think, having more than one photographer for the wedding would be better?

Another thing, videographer- what kind of things that I should look for? Other than shots & editing yang hebat? Hehe

What else I should look for or ask for extras? Please give me some advice and opinions and even you experiences. ;) All your opinions, advices & shared experiences are highly appreciated! :)

till then,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

mahu ini...

Tak de benda pun nak update lagi.. haha.. mesti korang bosan je kan? A few posts from my previous entries had me saying 'takde benda nak update...' darn! But, I've been away from my lappies for several days, plus ke-bengong-an internet di rumah... Been busy on trying to keep up with the urge to make sure that my grandpa eats, sleeps and okay at the hopital korok tu... Really... I am pissed with the nurses there... Grrr!

Anyway, I've seen a few of Dina Wedding's videos... Rasa cam jatuh chenta pulak with their work... huhu. This is one of their piece of work... :) Best je ada videographer... The other day macam rasa macam tak perlu je but now, I think I want one... I think la... will have to see how's the money is doing first.. hee :P

I've been trying to upload the video for a few days now but, I just failed to... tak tau la if the internet connection in my house ni tidak hebat pencapaiannya atau sebab benda lain... do forgive me! :"> please click the url below to watch it yeh? :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsEzhuXRC1Y

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A 'lil prayer please...

I wanted to share with you some of the things that I've bought for my room- for the wedding. But, I am not in the mood of writing though. As in my previous entry, I did mentioned that I was looking forward for my parent's visit so, we could decide and start buying a few things. But, we've only managed to go to Sogo & Jakel yesterday before we had a phone call from my uncle; saying that my grandpa was in the hospital due to an accident. We had to rush home then-

I just hope that you could spare some prayers for him so that he'll be well as soon as possible. He had about 2.5" of huge stitches on his head, bandages on his arms, swollen and bruised hands, leg... and he keeps saying that he's dizzy. Yeah, for some... it may be nothing but, it hurts me seeing him like that. I hate seeing my family in pain.

Sorry folks, I am being a bit emotional. I'll do some updates later ya?... InsyAllah.