To start off this post, I shall put up a picture of me looking coy and demure 😛
Saturday, 20th December 2008
The day started with a buzz. Even though I spent most my time in my room, I could hear all the excitement going on. With the people helping out with the cooking and the setting up of the décor, I was fretting over everything – will everything be al right?
And not before too long, it was my turn to be busy with the arrival of Kak Lili, my new Mak Andam who was replacing the original make up artist.
Her arrival was exactly like how a royalty’s helper would arrive. She came in with her little assistant and was gentle, calm, friendly and she immediately put me at ease. Suddenly I felt like a permaisuri aided with my dayang. For some reason, I felt as if I was on television because it was so unreal to me.
And we started with my makeover. The style of make-up is thick and a tad dramatic but apparently, good for photography.
And all throughout, Kak Lili was generous with her beauty tips, such as dabbing iced water on your face prior to make up, reduces oil and shine.
We needed to start doing the makeover to fulfil the quota of 10 outfits over the two days. Its an overkill, I know, but it made mum happy.
By this time, DK came over to help set up wireless connection.
I wanted to share the wedding with my friends all over and I was keen to do a livestreaming of the wedding. So time ago, while I was at a Tech65 recording, I casually asked if it were possible to do a wireless connection on the void deck. We had an interesting discussion over it but little did I know that DK would actually come and help out. I was really really touched.
Can you see the cable?
DK took the initiative and bought a very long network cable and from my room on the 9th floor, he plugged one end in my cable and like Rapunzel’s hair, threw the other end to the ground floor.
The handsome and macho DK
And it actually worked! It was amazing. We had wifi! Thank you so much DK! You rock!
By late afternoon, I had a short break from all the makeover. Kak Lili took off all my make up and I headed downstairs for a meal and also to see how things were going on.
I really feel touched to see so many relatives and friends gotong-royong and helping out. A wedding is a lot of work and our family prefers to do most of the preparations ourselves, like the cooking. The groom himself was busy setting up the tables and chairs.
The entire void deck looked transformed – before it looked like this :
And this was after :
The place was not completely ready but it was a big transformation for me nevertheless.
I saw Izah arranging the Cart and Rinaz cupcakes! Cute! Initially, I was supposed to be Izah’s photographer for her blog. Geri kept telling me of how tasty her cakes were and I was intrigued
But the cupcakes was such a last minute idea but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it and I thought that Izah would be perfect. I was lucky that she agreed to the project
Too bad that I did not have a chance to chat a while longer with Izah, but it was time for me to get ready for the dinner reception. Kak Lili was already ready upstairs with two pairs of white dresses.
Kak Lili : This one or that one?
Me : That one! And I want to wear a tiara! The bigger the better! And I will carry that bouquet!
Kak Lili : Ok, ok. Anything to make the queen happy 😛
And then it was time for Cart and I to get down for our dinner reception. By then Cart was already dressed up and looking really smart in his outfit. Kak Lili just did a final touch and slipped a matching flower on his jacket pocket.
When we arrived, there were so many people downstairs already. I saw so many faces of friends, family and relatives. It was so happy-fying to see all of them together, you cant imagine.
There were so many things going on like loads of people wanting to wish their congratulations. There was even a queue for it! It made me extremely amused.
And then it was time to change into another outfit. My Bollywood Princess outfit. I love it! It was just too bad that I did not get a chance to wear this outfit a little longer. I thought that it was beautiful.
All of a sudden, someone took out a light sabre and asked Cart to hold it.
The evening ended with my close friends and relatives doing a blessing ceremony for Cart and me.
Here, my aunt, Mak Oteh is blessing Cart and I with some Beras Kunyit, Bertih, Tepung Tawar and a bit of henna.
Such a beautiful and exciting night. Of course, I did what every bride did at the end of a reception. Which was to pass out on the bed in exhaustion 😛
And I will end this post with a short video of one of the Dikir Barat performance during the wedding. See if you can spot any bloggers that you know in there.
Check out these links
- DK’s amazing wifi skills
- Feliza’s experience
- Krisandro’s experience
- Leshane’s experience
- Musxart’s extremely sweet post
The wedding series :