Saturday, December 26, 2009

tick tock tick tock.

The sister tells me I'm curvacious.

Mr Sunshine wants me to gain a little more weight because he does not like thin girls.
Gila ke hape.

Two weeks to go and I am still fat.
Say hello to the fat bride-to-be.
I guess I'd have to learn to live with my body being like this since there's not enough to do anything about it anymore eh ? :(

Things left to do:
1. Get myself some nice lingerie. Haha.
2. Print signage.
3. Find a way to get the big pillows for our akad nikah two days before the day from Kajang.
4. Buy 100 eggs for the bunga telur/pahar. And boil them !
5. Stick thank you stickers on door gifts when they arrive the night before the date.
6. Buy henna.
7. Collect bersanding outfit.

Melissa R.

checklist update #6

Akad Nikah@Solemnization

  1. Kursus Perkahwinan - DONE !
  2. HIV testing - DONE !
  3. Kebenaran berkahwin - DONE !
  4. Wedding rings - BOUGHT !
  5. Food - Sal's mum will be helping out with preparing a light meal for guests.
  6. Kadi and witness - DONE !
  7. Hantaran - DONE !
  8. Hantaran deco - Everything is in Sal's hands now.
  9. Nikah outfit, tudung and shoes - DONE !
  10. Make up - BOOKED !
  11. Photography - BOOKED !
  12. Bed & bedroom deco - The sister's in the process of getting it done. :)
Reception (my side)

  1. Invitation cards - SENT !
  2. Catering - BOOKED !
  3. Hall - BOOKED !
  4. Pelamin - BOOKED !
  5. Dress and shoes - BOOKED !
  6. Make up - BOOKED !
  7. Bunga pahar - BOUGHT !
  8. Door gifts - ORDERED !
  9. Photography - BOOKED !
  10. PA Sytem - BOOKED !
  11. Cloth for bridesmaid and best man - BOUGHT !
  12. Cloth for Daddy, Marc and Marlene - BOUGHT !
  1. Expenses for relatives (fuel, accommodation) - SETTLED !
  2. Honeymoon - BOOKED ! Wheeee !
  3. Signage - To be printed.
Reception (his side)

  1. Catering & canopy-
  2. Pelamin - No pelamin on his side.
  3. Dress and shoes -
  4. Make up -
  5. Door gifts -
  6. Photography - BOOKED !
  7. Cloth for bridesmaid and best man -

Melissa R.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

emotional turbulence.

Three weeks left.
21 days.

I am two weekends away from becoming a wife. InshaAllah.

I feel so fragile. Is this normal ? :'''(

Ya Allah, permudahkanlah segala urusan kami.

Kurniakanlah ketenangan dan berikanlah petunjuk kepada hamba Mu yang lemah ini.

Melissa R.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

my body's too bootylicious for you baby.

I took last Sunday off and was home last weekend as one of my close friends, Diana, got married !
She got married in such a beautiful and lavish ceremony. Akad on Saturday after Asar.

Berinai that same night (I did not go for this session). And the reception on Sunday afternoon.

How cantik is that pelamin ?

It was so touching to see the girl I used to sit next to in class the whole of Form 4 and 5 all made up, gorgeous, and MARRIED !
Mr Sunshine tagged along to both the akad and the reception. :)

I also had to be home last weekend to get a few things done.
The sister, my two best friends and Mr Sunshine headed to Jalan TAR to do some hantaran deco shopping. I had initially thought of going to Nilai, but time (and distance) was not on our side. :(
We spent half a day there, and we managed to get most of the important things such as trays, lovely (and pricey !) wooden containers and cloth from a shop in Semua House. Sal told me she will get the rest when she gets an idea of how she is gonna decorate my hantaran. :)

The wedding shopping entourage.

The highlight of the day was definitely when I tried on my reception dress !
As we walked into the store, I saw my red dress on the mannequin and to tell you the truth I was a bit dissapointed. I think both my sister and I had the same thoughts, we loved how the bottom of the dress and the trail looked like but the top, hmmm, could have been better ? I reluctantly tried it on, afraid that it would get stuck somewhere in between my hips and butt. But it did not, thank God. It actually looked pretty decent on me. :)
I would not want to puji my own dress, but I love it ! Everyone who were with me at that time loved how it looked on me too. :)
I did feel like my hips were huge but I was told not to slim down, if not the dress would not look as nice anymore. Hmmmmmmmmm. Tapi, hips saya besar mengalahkan Beyonce dan JLo. :'(

Here's my blurred dress on my hips. :p

After lunch, Mr Sunshine drove the sister, Akey and me to Kajang where we discussed how my pelamin would look like. :)

That night after dinner, the whole family plus Linn and Mr Sunshine had dinner at One Utama and I got a hold of my perfume for his hantaran for me. :)
On Saturday morning before Diana's akad, Mr Sunshine and I were at One Utama (again) to get a comforter set, and some new curtains for Mummy's room.
Oh, we have come to a mutual decision that there will be NO bilik pengantin in Gombak. Tak wajib kan ? :)
It's better for us to spend that money to get ourselves a new bed set for our pad here in Terengganu. :)
We'll be using the sister's single bed in Mummy's room and decorate the place a bit just untuk cukup syarat. :p
I bought a pair of heels for my akad nikah that Saturday night ! It's simple and sweet. Just like what I have been looking for. Not to mention, it was on sale ! Hehe.

Mr Sunshine and I had our pre-wedding photo shoot done early Sunday morning at Taman Metropolitan, Kepong. Here's a sneak peek of the outcome. :)

Credits to Fadza. Can't wait for the whole set !

It was a very very exhausting weekend. But I'm somewhat relieved that a lot of things had been settled.
Argh, it's so tough planning a wedding when you're 8 hours away.

Melissa R.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

one month.

I'm back from being all depressed and angry. :)
I have not totally gotten over what has happened but I am trying, and it's slowly getting better. Alhamdulillah.
Thank you to The Best Friend who never failed to be there for me with her comforting words and advice. Thank you for knocking some sense into me, Akey. I love you.
And thank you Mr Sunshine for your patience and effort. I love you.
We have ONE MONTH more to go, baby. InshaAllah. :)

Oookkaayyy back to my wedding plans.
I have ordered muffins as my door gifts.
There will be no fancy packaging or whatsoever. :)
And no 'VIP' gifts. All of you who come are VIPs. :)

I'm afraid I might have overestimated with the catering (and door gifts).
But I am still waiting for confirmation of attendance from more people. But I guess it's okay, biar lebih jangan tak cukup eh ?

I have asked Feli to help me with my song selection on that day. She was such a darling as she came up with a looonng list of good love songs. Thank you sayang.
I have not edited the list yet. I plan to add a few nice Malay songs too. :)

It looks like we might be going on a honeymoon after all ! Will update on this soon. :)

I have so much to do but so little time in KL ! :(

Melissa R.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

hitting a rock.

Mr Sunshine and I are currently going through a rough patch.
I can say that this is probably the worst that has ever happened to us since we got together more than a year ago. *cries*
We're trying to sort things out.
Do pray for us, please.

I need strength.
I need hope.
I need to trust again.
I need to move on.

Melissa R.