The day that I'm officially engaged :)

Right after both BB and I agreed on getting engaged somewhere in November 2010, I had been planning on a lot of things since :)
How the deco would be...
The theme colour and ambiance that we should go for...
The pelamin, the hantaran gifts and much more...
this is one of the things I love about Malay culture :)

After going through lots and lots of theme, i couldn't settle for one coz most of them are suppose to be saved for my actual wedding day...
I was very indecisive then UNTIL i watched Rapunzel :)

Remember this scene? :)
the beautiful lantern and all?
I was awed by it and that was when I said 'THAT'S IT!'

So i decided on light yellow and pink theme with lots and lots of lanterns for my engagement!!!
It's perfect for night event! Weeeeeeee~~~~ ^_^

On the day before my engagement, all of my family were busy making sure that everything was ok and nothing was left behind.
Rini from UrWeddingStory also helped to complete my Pelamin just as how i requested before we had a family dinner with BB's mom at night.

Oh! Just so you know, my parents have not met BB's mom before :)
So since this is the first time for BB's mom as well, we figured it would be better to meet up and explained to Aunty Adeline how the ceremony will go on the next day.

After few hours of sleep, 15th January 2011 finally arrived.
Instead of getting worried about what's going to happen later at night, Nadia and I were busy watching anime after we had our breakfast XD

At about 3.30pm, Beverly, my dear friend from Muah Studio arrived to do my make up and hair.
I trusted her style as she had been doing my make up since 3 years back. *She's also recently married! (Congrats again dear!)*

It took about 2.5 hours to get my make up and hair done because of the bad lighting in my room =_= (must fix that room one day)
After she finished with my make up, I have to say that i was shocked by the dark foundation used on my face.
Initially i felt like a red indian buahahaha.
But silly me... i must put more trust on her next time.
Coz the make up that she did made me look so pweeeeettyyyy~~~ XD *coughs*
Best is, there was never a white splat of powder on my face when the camera flashes on me wohoo!

All the 9 ladies in the picture above are my maid of honours aka bridesmaid aka tukang angkat hantaran aka my dear friends and family :)
I felt honoured to receive their help. Love you girls to bits!

In front of us were the hantaran from my side to BB.
The hantaran was agreed on 9 trays from the guy side, and 11 from my side.
This is what i got for BB...

PS: All Hantaran deco made by Rini from UrWeddingStory too!

Sirih Junjung (Traditional Malay Gift)

Al Quran Tafsir and Sejadah

Nasi Tomato (Made by my grandma)

Ayam Masak German (Made by my grandma too *slurpp*)

Cupido and Cupipi cake *our anak! lol!* (Made by Boutique Cupcakes)

A Watch

Baju Melayu (We're gonna wear it for Raya 2011 ^_^)

An Iphone 4 (He's VERY HAPPY to receive this)

Perfume Set

Wallet and Belt

Baju persalinan

Ok o not? =D
I love love love the Cupido and Cupipi cake made by my Boutique Cupcakes team! (Thank you guyssss!!! )
I also requested Rini to use my favourite flower (Carnations) with Daisy in light yellow and pink to decorate the dulang hantaran.
The sweet colour combination and fresh flowers made it look so sweet!!!

Anyways, back to the engagement party...

Our nightmare of the day came true when rain poured down heavily few hours before the event started.
The tables and chairs were soaking wet and poor mama and papa had to move the chair slightly in before it became worse.
Alhamdulillah, when Julian and his troops (The Man in Red) arrived at about 7.15pm, the weather tamed down a bit (still raining unfortunately).
Umbrellas were limited, and Agus had to assist them one by one to go into the house safely.

As soon as all the hantaran from the guy side had been arranged, guests were ushered into the house and the discussion started at about 7.30pm-7.45pm.

Uncle Harun represented BB's dad.
Indirectly in this case, he is acting as BB's malay god father :)
Pantun was given (we were quiet surprised he prepared that) and questions were asked for my dad to answer/announce to those presented in regards to our upcoming wedding day.
He got my name wrong initially :P Instead of ending my name with 'Nina', he pronounced it as 'Hana' (my other sister's name lol!)

My dad on the other hand suddenly got the wedding date wrong when we told him many times beforehand XD
The whole situation was funny that i 'lol' in my heart while sitting upstairs, waiting for my turn to go down.

When the discussion had ended, my name was called and it was time for me to go down.
In my heart, i prayed that i won't trip and i kept reminding my self to walk as lady like as possible :P <-- *budak ganas*

You know what theme song ran through my head that time?
*Cue the opening of the old Micro Genius 'Kung Fu' game* buahahahaha!

With the help of my sis, i reached the pelamin safely =D

Having yourself sitting a platform higher than the rest was really AWKWAAAAARD~~~~ XD
"keep on smiling~~~ keep on smiling~~~", i thought to myself as flashes of camera being pointed at me =D

While waiting, i saw all the hantaran from both sides arranged nicely in front of the pelamin.
I was excited to see the 9 gifts brought by BB's side.

Tepak Sirih

Al-Quran Tafsir and Sejadah

Telekung and head scarf

Engagement Ring

Baju Raya from RJ Couture

Benefit Cosmetics

Dinner Set with custom made F&J Necklace


Xbox 360 with Kinect

Weeee~~~ I can't wait to play Dance Central with my new Xbox!!! =D
Did you notice that most of the gifts are gadgets?
I HAD to include the cosmetics and dinner accessories in my wish list else people might confuse as to whom the gifts are actually for.. me or Julian lol!!!

Anyhow, once the final discussion had finished, my sis Cici guided Aunty Adeline by giving her my ring.
With a smile, aunty said to me, "I would like you to become my daughter"...
I was deeply touched by her word and i held out my hand for her to put the ring to my ring finger :)

Once the whole ceremony had done, all guests were invited and ushered outside for dinner.

Oh! Talking about dinner, i will never EVER get Sri Pinang as my caterer anymore >:(
This was THE FIRST TIME in my family's experience that the food on the RESERVED table was cold!
They forgot to lit up the candle to keep the food warm, the laksa didn't have any bumbu ikan for its topping (what kind of a laksa is that???).. and worst is, the drinks were not enough!
I was VERY disappointed!
It was different now that Sabri was not around to monitor.
The new minions were bad, kept goofing around and the manager that we liaise with didn't have the courtesy to show up / to monitor his staffs!
Heck even before the event, he was so slow at replying our smses and phone calls =_="

The only food that made me happy that night was the cupcake i ordered from Boutique Cupcakes which looked beautiful just as how i wanted them to be and of course, the kuehs made by my grandma.

Unfortunately i didn't get to taste all of em *sobs*
Oh well, that's how it is if you are the host :)
Lesson is, always keep some for yourself and save it for later =D

I'm loving the deco too! Made me smile all night!

Angeline, the person who contributed most photos
of my engagement :) THANK YOU ANGELINE!

Last but not least, GROUP PHOTO!!!!! =D

Leena & Phil

From Left: Bryan, Richie Botak, BB, Me, Phil and Leena

I really wish my bestfriend Mel could be in this photo too :(
So Mel, you know what to do.. i book you a year in advance!
Make sure you get your sexy butt back here in KK woman! =D

Us with Wei Chuen and Jacq

Massy, Sakuya and Jna says 'You Mad?' at BB

Angeline, Monica and Jack (My Yoga/Cycling sifoos in gym)

Irreplaceable Sisters

BB and KC (In BB's dictionary, he is called 'Bitch' =_=")

Beloved Friends and Family!

More picture coming soon after i received my photo collections from Alvin Ting (my official friend photographer) next week! ^_^

Till then, Stay tune~~~~!

"Hello Fiance~!" XOXO

PS: All photos are courtesy of Angeline & Monica, Massy, Marissa and Ophelia. Thank you ladies. Muaks!


12 Responses to "The day that I'm officially engaged :)"

CathJ said... January 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Congrats to both of you...

The lighting is brilliant!! Beautiful!!

Mel C said... January 18, 2011 at 1:17 AM

For you Aya, all the more reason to work my butt off ;) I still wish I could make it to your engagement though :( marking my calendar now and locking it!

Wyne @ Mouren Mauve said... January 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Congrats to you and Julian!

rainBow said... January 31, 2011 at 2:28 PM

if u don't mind me asking,,where did u buy the lantern from, been seeking for them

Aya said... January 31, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Hey no problem! I got from amazon =D Here is the link.. luckily i still keep it:

It's available in assorted colour but i asked for yellow and pink only ;) U can do the same by leaving them a note.

Pls be reminded that the u hv to buy the bulb ur self. It doesn't come with the lanterns :)

Hope all these info helps!

rainBow said... January 31, 2011 at 8:13 PM

thanks dear :)) sure helps. btw such a sweet engagement :)

Aya said... January 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Thank you!! :)

rainBow said... February 1, 2011 at 6:31 AM

:) if you don't mind could you just drop by at this link

we have caopy packages and also catering service :)

thanks in advance ! :)

Aya said... February 1, 2011 at 7:08 AM

Hey it's nice! In kl Is it?

rainBow said... February 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM

founded in KL, but now base in Sabah, have done several canopy plus catering services around kk :)

NoyIbrahim said... February 3, 2011 at 1:43 AM

congrats Farah n Julian! u look pretty and love the lantern :)

ps: bryan pun ada sana time tu? i didnt know both of u know each other :)

Aya said... February 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Thanks noy!!! :)


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