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Hello 2010. 🙂

With less a week and a day left (InshaAllah), and with me being so far, all I can do is hope and pray.
And list down last minute ideas and things to do.

I recently emailed the person who will be responsible for my hair and makeup on that day.
I told her I did not want my hair up in a bun. I do not want to already round face to look even rounder. :p
Plus, how can you not want to look like these beauties….

 I will already be wearing a veil, would it look to crowded with added flowers ?
 Simple yet beautiful !
My favourite !

Pictures credit to Google. 🙂

As my akad is scheduled to start around 10 am, the makeup session would start around 7 am. Argghh, so early !
As for the reception, she told me that she will have to start on me by 4 pm, as she needs to work on my hair too. That’s almost four hours !
Well, anything to look good on that day, eh ? 🙂

As I am typing this, Sal is in KL shopping for my hantaran deco. I’m trusting her with everything !
I have even asked her to make my hand bouquets for me. Haha.

I have bought flight tickets to go back on Thursday evening. Yes, that would leave me with only ONE day before it all takes place. As crazy as it may sound, there’s really nothing much I can do about it. I’m hoping I will manage to get everything ready within 24 hours.

I am planning to get our bantal nikah that Thursday evening itself, as soon as I arrive in KL.
I am still contemplating on whether I should put on the henna two nights before or just the night before ? A friend of mine suggested that I use henna from Mekah (inai Mekah), which she will be bringing to work for me. It lasts longer than the usual tube ones. I have those tube ones though as I thought I will apply that over the first layer of inai Mekah to darken the colour.
The thing is, I will be heading to Jalan TAR on Friday morning (InshaAllah) to get my wedding dress, so if I am feeling a little bit embarassed to go out with my fingers coloured when I have not officially tied the knot yet. How eh ?

On that Friday, I also have to get the eggs for the bunga pahar, chocolates and fruits for the hantaran.

How long do boiled eggs last ? Can I boil them the night before ?
Sorry, I honestly do not know the answer to that question. Sobs.

I am obviously freaking out now.

I need to relax.
I need to relax.

Melissa R.

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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.

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i need to lose weight.

I do realize that I pretty much suck at blogging about my wedding preparations.
It’s not that I do not have the time at all, it’s just that most of the time I’m just not in the mood. And documenting the thousands of things that are undone will just get me all worked up. 🙁

Oh well, as mentioned in previous post, my wedding cards have been picked up. Thanks to Kanda Dinda.
It took me
quite awhile to get over the fact that there is a (stupid) flaw in every one of them. *nangis*
Thank you to the sister who kind heartedly helped me edit her phone number. 🙁

She also helped with the folding and is responsible for the writing the names in the card. What would I do without her ? 🙂
I have gathered quite a number of addresses and will be posting them all out within this week. I will be needing my guests to RSVP, so that I can do a head count or an estimation on how many people will be attending.
Then I can know whether I will need to add more food.
A few have not replied, and I have quite a number of cards that I have planned to pass by hand. Now I’m having second thoughts as I do not know when I will have the chance to do so !

Hantaran items for him have all been bought.
I have not gotten my perfume, cloth and hijab though.
I need to find time to go get them and pass them to Mr Sunshine !

Mr Sunshine will be going back this week for Aidiladha, and is planning to get his Baju Melayu for nikah tailored. Hope that goes well.

I am looking for shoes to go with my nikah Baju Kurung. A simple one would do, because I’d be wearing it on the way to the mosque and back only.
It should be something that I can still use after the wedding.

Something like this maybe ? From here.

I am depending the sister to get the house and rooms to look a bit decent.
Mr Sunshine and I have yet to go scouting for a bed set.
I have been contemplating, since we’re both in Terengganu, and will be staying here for quite some time after we get married, it would be a waste of money to get two bed sets.
It’s sort of confirmed that we’re a getting a complete bed set for the quarters here.
And I might get only a bed for Gombak as Mummy’s room already has a cupboard, dressing table and a bedside table.
The only problem is that it would be difficult to find a bed that would match the current furniture in Mummy’s room.

ONE AND A HALF MONTH to go. InshaAllah.
I have been gaining weight like nobody’s business. Some of my baju kurung are ill-fitting for me already.
It’s a bit depressing to see how I have let myself go. 🙁
But I have started exercising like I used to, and hopefully I’ll manage tone up in time before my dress fitting session. And my best friend, Diana’s wedding.
Which is about two weeks away. Fat hopes eh ?
At least tone up a bit lah, please. 🙁
I HAVE ABOUT 10 LBS TO LOSE ! But I’m thinking that’s impossible (and unhealthy) to achieve in such a short span of time.
Oh this is so depressing.

Melissa R.

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