Staycays in the Month of October! ~#enamjahanams

As I am left with about 52 days away from the wedding! It is making my weekends extremely packed and weekdays extremely tired from work.

To keep me going working in the day, EDM songs have been my companion..while my mind is berjoget joget kat dalam.. my fingers are busy replying emails and drafting whats not..in between time of drafting my itinerary, finalizing my invites and getting all the nitty gritty stuff completed.

So in this blessed October, i have been blocking my weekends for staycays planned by my wonderful gfs!

1st up was a waaay throwback session with the #enamjahanams, i call us the 6 destroyers because we are extremely noisy people!! destroyer of peace betol! Why I said so is because everytime we meet kita nye hello je da terpekik pekik! I believe we are borned with human boom mics in our throat!

17 Oct~ Ana, me, Nurrul & Dy met up for lunch because perut yang SENTIASA LAPAAR needs food to keep the day going!

Shana was waiting at lobby, whom arrived from a wedding and RINA busy siap bilik pengantin dia, main painting-painting with contour brushes.

When we came and checked in into our courtyard room! We rushed in and keep running around and screaming and selfies and photos PLUS videos…buang tebiat betol la! How jakon we can be but for me personally! I love doing that on my work trips being a crazy maniac dpt room CHANTEEEK! Sape tak suka seh….

While keeping ourselves entertained waiting for Rina yang tak sampai sampai…we decided to have our swimming pool time!!

I suck at breathing underwater thou! cam nak lemas please…so after swimming pool time! We were makeup by our Kakak ANA!!! i swear she can become MUA, she did my kening and face for everyone except for Rina….so that’s a total of 5 faces including hers within 3 hours span…touched up biasa jeee but awesome la pleaaaash! I choose a dark lippy coz she has it and i loveeee her dark lippy!

Da melawa! Mcm nak gy Atticca clubbing, hungry nak mampos! Tahan taxi and end up in Lau Pa SAT! gone were the days of wild dancing k kawan-kawan..I now kakak-kakak nak kahwin!!

Came back da tawaf 1 whole Lau Pa Sat walked for a good 15 minutes nak carik ATM! Da berpeluh-peluh…we start at the courtyard from 11 plus all the way to 4am chatting all kinds of stuff..past present and history…it was a good sharing session the fact that we are acquainted to each other for me I believe is a miracle..I would have not known them before this but actually when I do, I have a couple of common close friends that we share and this closeness formed is I believe another form of rezeki from HIM. I may not be the richest gal on the block, but I am rich in quality friendship, insya allah! Alhamdullilah…

The next was the usual breakfast and and i still can’t believe ANA in her onesie..when she 1st mentioned it, I was like wth was that? I have not known what is a onesie but she was sooo cute la pleaseeeee…

We took a short nap aft breakfast and back in the pool we went this time with agenda! torture everyone with Monkey sprayed water at each other! AND i did my ballerina performance for them underwater..sebab ader wedding with LOVE SONGS! SO a hippopotamus ballerina in ME who felt super light in water danced nonstop!!

See that amoy yg heartshaped 2…tak abis abis 1 step korean this gal…

Thank you for giving me so much fun!! sampai berendam i think in total hours was about 4 hours plus…and i have been tegur-ed by Mama in law…eh pengantin da gelap…yes Mama i is not gonna go swimming lama-lama again k!

This is a 1st for us, but thank you for doing this! Super awesome..i love lepak sessions now its equally needed before a wedding….after all the stress!

Thanks my babies!!!

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112 Days Awaaay ~ Yeay Mak!! Saya da pass kursus daaaaa

Da macam sarang semak betol my wordpress..It has been tooo long I have yet to frequently update as much as I want.

Cut the bullshitting crap away, so a few weeks ago, for 2 full weekends! Pagi pagi buta, I attended the Marriage course with Mr.A.
Started from 8.30am up till 6pm, my brain was overworked and put into school system mode. We were really hesitant about this course, and it took me quite awhile to actually sign up for the course and convincing Mr. A along for this. So who did we choose after all the GREAT reviews from fellow BTBs. We opted for Suchi Success!

Headed by Mr Khair and wife, Mdm Suriati, I would say Power Couple laaa..they facilitated very very well. Topics such as communication was touched on, and of cause the feedback session of putting inputs and feedbacks about each other partners.It was frustrating and during the whole time of the course, I was communicating via whatsapp with MR.A and we have our differences as usual…klakar! tapi benar, what ever topics that was laid out sure got feedback! lols

But all is well, it literally open up my eyes to alot more of issues faced by different couples, different problems outta which is not fake, I am literally facing some situations it myself! Not me but of other couples I’ve known who are facing common issues potrayed during the class, I got really sad as well at what the society it facing but not faced with the truth.

Did you guys know?!?! Statistically, out of 4 couples, 3 would file for divorce/are divorcing!!!! Kau gila peeeee, but it is the hard truth!!! and the fact Marriage Course is not even compulsory now, it worries me more of the future generation!!!

I learn alot more of my personality apparently, without me realising I have changed over the years and tend to be a thinker and analyse situations more! So I was categorised as a perangai PISANG!! PISANG DOK! I will not admit defeat…pisang pun powderful k!

While Mr.A is perangai! ANGGUR!!! Mr Serba Boleh,OR Jack of all trades!

We are not entirely that different as a couple, ader la perangai MONYET sama-sama, but whatever differences have completed each other flaws and weaknesses as well, Insya Allah, AMIN!.

So I urged all BTBs to really consider for marriage course and this center has 1 of the better kursus which I was happily attending despite the early timing and long journeys. It has made my and Mr.A communication better!!! I could see it! and we have look at perspectives better too.

Promoting! SUCHI SUCCESS for the WIN!!!!

Sneakpeaks of our PreWed Shoot

I have been procrastinating regarding this post, coz I did not have any idea or words to spit out on how well done the PreWed Shoot went.

So as I mentioned earlier, I had my shoot done on Good Friday Hols..it started on hiccups as my friend turn our transporter for the day woke up late and thus itinerary was lagged by 1/2 hour back. Instead of meeting everyone at 930 am at Arab st, we arrived at 1030 am, with my photographer in tow! Luckily I have a tendency to add in buffer time of predicted lateness.. hehehe

Make sure everyone is well fed before we began the photoshoot. It was loads of fun! Agrobazaar was really cool and despite being a small retail/cafe area, the crowd started coming in like past noon. It is usually quiet but unexpectedly customers start entering when we were busy carrying out the photoshoot.. Glad we attracted that kind of attention for them. Since I had my cousins in tow, i always have to keep them entertained so I had to spend a dime on food and drinks to occupy them…

I had to steal the photos from my trusted photographer to show what a GREAT job he has done!!
So Nifty Degree is whom we have hired for our wedding photographer.. I am still in awe at how nice he has captured all these wonderful moments. Elfean from Nifty Degree worked professionally and make us feel at ease.. Of coz his comments were we gave him helleva fun time shooting us, the most gile gile couple..

So after 1/2 day at arab st we proceed to botanic gardens where we had alot of natural lighting and greenery to play with! Dempsey hills for aircon and ice cream break plus more shots!

I am still patiently waiting for all my photos to be transferred to me! I seriously cannot duduk diam because all the shots were super nice!

* Taken from phone! see the difference of a professional and my miserable bro-in-law camera shot…

Anyways, wardrobe and makeup is Urs Truly. No rental of baju, no hiring of MUAs because I was that cheapskate.I did my home-made curls the night before, makeup early in the morning. Shoes, props are all on my own.

So if you are planning a outdoor shoot, and its all DIY like me! here are the tips i would recommend:
Pre Day Shoot
1) Research on the locations you are shooting
2) If it is some indoor location, seek approval if there is a need to, 1 month in advance
– get all the necessary location contacts, email approvals
3) Ensure a vehicle is arranged to transport yourself, fiancee, cameraman, people involved
– I had my friend who had a van to help us on that day. We got everyone transported together
4) Set an itinerary with timings and bufferings 
– Includes travelling time
– the period of estimated time for photography in one location
– buffering time for predicted extensions, late arrival, traffic jams, getting lost
– break times for meals/solat
5) Provide Plan B locations for Wet Weather Programme
6) Inform your photographer the theme of the shoot
– Explain your ideas well, provide some idea photos to the photographer so that they can prepare well
– Tell them your itinerary a week before the day, clarify doubts if need to
7) Imagine the locations of shoot, select your wardrobe and planned them including your other people who are involved in the photoshoot.
– Prepare at least 2 outfits if you have multiple locations
– Prepare different shoes to suit places, I had flats and heels combo
8) Open a Whatsapp Grp Chat to communicate with all involved.

That’s all I have covered it so far for my PreWed Shoot!! Hope you guys have yours planned out as fun as well…coz I certainly did and it is my first activity to the wedding..superbly exciting and it is a surreal feeling..

I can’t stop thanking these people who have helped with our PreWed Shoot. I had some of the Akrab Boys helping as assistants, OUR Awesome Photographer, my videoman were there to capture certain moments. Our wonderful superdriver for the day, without his van and him, i cannot imagine how do we even go about with this outdoor shoot….my lovely cousins and of coz Mr A for being fun as you are!!

I seriously wanna go through these fun moments again…..Alhamdullilah…

Click click Photobooth!

Ok da lama tak blog coz I have been busy for the past weekends with alot of work and weddings… and of coz preps!

So I da managed to find the most suitable caterer for fiancè…Dia nye dad yang the fussy one…as an indian muslim…briyani die must be the proper briyani taste and texture! Thankfully I went to a friend’s wedding and she briyani dam served! Walaupun lauk die super minimal takde variety! i tell you it was puas hati…i can literally jus eat the briyani without adding other dishes! So Mohd. Shah Catering and Services was the final choice for the FIL….finally 2nd vendor down for fiancè..

Next is the question for photobooth….i have been searching high and low for a suitable one… Firstly the question of nak DIY ke nak use a vendor… Then the prob is vendors which are the good ones???I thought i found the 1 but bile i enquire it was hmmmm annoying..i find this request where i have to get the extension from deco for them…

This is very merepek for me because for once you are a vendor…why cant you invest on your own extensions for yourselves…secondly we did not pay the decos to provide you with extension..nanti pape jadi like short circuit ke aper ke..who are you going to blame…and i seriously do not see professionalism in that…yes it is a simple request..but i just think as a vendor you should have your equipments from a-z!

Then I have seen the hoohaaas of wishing wand which everyone is using…but i have been personally involved with my friend’s wedding as a bridesmaid..and sungguh dissappointed with them! I would have expected more props from them since konon-konon nye they are the pioneer so they would have up the game…but props die je da minimal…and not as much as what i expexted…and the guestbook questions were always repeated causing the greetings being quite stagnant…

So I am left with no clue which photobooth vendors are around with quality yet affordable…BTBs! Feeeeedback and opinions pleaaase!!