Happy New year 2018!
I was asked if this blog is dead. Well, I think it is not. But I admit that I share my dailies and reflections with my fiance now. Hehe. Oh yes, I'm engaged :). And I am fully aware that I'm skipping several crucial stories here but lets just proceed and I'll fill in the blanks sometime down the line.
And thank you for checking in. At least it reminded me that I need to be back here, to my space where I keep my stories. Hehe. Basically, I'm an open book. And this blog is my self expression. So I am back! Hopefully with a better track record than ever before (finger crossed!).
So let's start with a recent one, my engagement :)
I got engaged to my perfect man on 23 December 2017. It was a simple event just like how I envisioned it to be. All things blue, white and pastel-y. Alhamdulillah everything went well. And the feeling is slowly sinking in. Now whenever I mention the word fiance or tunang, I get all excited just at the thought of saying it. Hehe.
So how I met him? Well, everyone's got a story, how they met their significant other. How I Met Your Mother, in essentials. Hehe. Some stories are much longer than the others, and for some, the first page starts on their wedding day.
OUR story? Hmmm, I met him through Baitul Muslim 6 months ago, so go figure! Hehe. But I'll promise I'll dive into some of the deets later.
I wanted a white theme for my engagement and I trusted my mother wholeheartedly and left it all out to her on the canopies. Didn't even intervene much, just simply told her the color I wanted. And she gave me Chiavari chairs, which I love. Hehe. Thanks mok, love you :).
And for the pelamin, I know it looks soooo nikah-y. Haha. Thanks @zylynngallery team. They try their very best to achieve the look that I desire by following a sample photo I provided. Overall, it fitted my theme. It would be nice if they can use fresh flowers but then again, I have no budget for that. Hehe.
THE ENGAGEMENT DRESS
My engagement dress was specially customised by Davis Paul Lister @dplkl. While doing my research, I had in mind @nahanaha & @sammrepublic! But what made me chose Davis over them was the location. Hehe. Because Davis is located at Bangsar, near my office while both NahaNaha and Samm at Ampang, KL. I couldn’t be bothered to travel for my engagement dress. Not to mention that all of them have equally beautiful designs too. And the fact that NahaNaha used to work with Mimpikita before, he was simply my first choice. But in the end, I opted for convenience, the nearer the better. Hehe. And I love my bajuuuu, the blue beads, yummm, thanks Davis, you are awesome!
THE DULANGS & HANDBOUQUET
Both my dulangs and handbouquet were done by @zylynngallery as well. I wanted fresh flowers for my dulang but I think probably I shouldn't ask for hydrangeas, so really difficult to jaga. And you can see that we are foregoing all unnecessary stuff and giving each other practical items instead? Hehe.
From his side, it was DIY-ed by my future SIL. I know it wasn't easy having to assemble all items within 48 hours and thank you for making those dulangs soo beautiful :)
The gift was from Amy Cookies, Klang based. Hehe. Sooo cheap and good and delish. Loveee the chocolate and chip cookies. Thanks mommy for suggesting. And I just customised the jar tag to our names and the date of our engagement. Easy peasy.
My future MIL :)
My new family :)
Mok & Mama
Abah & Mok, thanks for everything :')
My family minus Syahir & Nisa & Diyana
With my Tokma and aunties from Kelantan
From Kelate with love, hehe
Travel buddies; Eyda, Ili and Fana
Ili Liyana, still singe and available. Hiks
Atekah, my colleague at EY
With Jemahs from UIA. Haha. Acah-acah gelak sgt.
My Sayang and his nakal friends from VI
Mimie and Fana
Soon to be married, baiki keturunan ehem. Haha.
I know what you did last summer Nini hahaha. Mwahs
Darah manis also, nikah soon like really soon in few days
Kak Syai and her pretty daughters
My bestie, Mel
My UIA buddies
Ainaaa, my bestfriend, see you soon today :)
My best girls, always #madeinUK
My UK family back then hehe
Lovebirds Aiman & Rafiq
My kakaks from EY hehe
UIA, shariah compliance haha
All in all, it was a lovely event. very family and friend oriented. And we had quite the crowd too. Thanks a lot for coming and for your wishes and blessings. It really means a lot to us.
Enjoy the video!
Can't wait for our big day :)
Hi everyone! My weakness is pretty things and kindness. Knowledge is of high importance. I believe that everyone has the potential to become the best they can be and that beauty comes within. This is a spot where I'll share with you some of my adventures + my inner thoughts! Oh and don't forget to follow me on instagram! : @fidajacob