Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wedding Photos: Nikah

I can't believe I've been married for 2+ months and I still haven't upload my wedding pichas! I thought our wedding was like a week ago. Hee... I know, bad excuse!

But anyways, I've done my "homework" - so guys, feast your eyes! (It took me 7 hours straight to finish all of these so you guys better not complain ;p).

Oh before I start, I have some advice for Brides-to-be that may be useful:

1) If your waist is an asset and you don't need a corset (gee... that seems to rhyme) to flatten it, then don't ever wear one! You are going to "duduk bersimpuh and control ayu" for almost an hour (or more) and the least thing you need is suffocating in your own wedding dress. I did not wear a corset during Nikah and Reception (I was advised by my sis), but I did wear one at the reception on my husband's side. God, I could barely breathe, let alone swallow my food! And that was sitting on a chair!

2) Always try on the whole outfit (including scarf, veil, shoes, everything) and parade in front of the mirror at least a night before the wedding day. You need to get a rough idea how you're gonna look like and prepare for any last-minute changes, if any.

3) Have at least 1 extra scarf (tudung) and serkup (anak tudung) if you're gonna wear one, bcoz you never know how the Makeup Artist or mak andam or whoever in charge of helping you with your tudung is going to do it. You don't wanna risk a bad-tudung-day on your special day now, do you?

4) Choose your "kerusi sanding" with a backrest, if possible, one that is high enough to support your entire back and shoulders. We can barely sandar on the one we had for Nikah, causing us to have back pain for days! I couldn't imagine if I wore a corset on that day...

Okay that's it. I'm done babbling. Let's get on with the pictures.


Date: 16th February 2008
Time: 9.00 pm
Venue: Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
Theme Color: White and family of Purples
Pelamin + Hantaran + Deco: Kapas Home
Bride & Groom Attires: Kapas Couture
Makeup Artist: Nasha Aziz
Photographer: Ikram Ismail
Videographer: Manggis Production

The day we got married was like a dream. A white magical dream, with candles and crystals and chandeliers. The magical-like pelamin with fairy lights was like a Fairy Godmother's touch. I couldn't believe it was really happening.

The most pleasurable and non-nervous moment was when my face was being made-up by the professional makeup artist. Every stroke of the brush felt like I was being pampered and indulged. The result was breathtaking - or at least, I was breathless when I first looked at my own reflection in the mirror. I think I've never looked prettier in my whole life.

Something "unplanned" happened with my shoes. This glittery stilettos were supposed to be my wedding shoes, but it was so hard to walk properly in them bcoz my dress is made of lace - they stick to one another. My white Aldo patent peep-toe saved the day! Well, you can never go wrong with a plain patent shoe, right?

Okay now let the pictures do the talking. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I've got like tons of 'em.

Friends! They add excitement to any event.

Sisterly moments

Bride and Groom waiting to be united

This is the moment when I should be crying, but I didn't.
I was too happy to be crying..

Oh yes, there were fireworks too. I'm not so sure whether the fireworks exploded when the families from the Groom's side first arrived, or was it lepas lafaz akad... Or was it both? It was kinda cool!

Exchanging rings and kisses

Here comes the Bride...and Groom!

Feasting time

The Family of purples and lilacs

Family and In-laws

Hubby and Wifey

Candid moments

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The End of Nikah Pichas~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(applause, please)


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 5:44 PM |

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wanna know your name's hidden meaning?

Try this. Found it while blog-hopping at hers.

What Nurul Iza Means

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.

And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.

You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are incredibly wise and perceptive. You have a lot of life experience.

You are a natural peacemaker, and you are especially good at helping others get along.

But keeping the peace in your own life is not easy. You see things very differently, and it's hard to get you to budge.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

I am a "very lucky person". Hee hee.


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 2:36 PM |

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Sorry guys, I'm not in a proper blogging mood nowadays.

I do want to update, but what happens is... I turn on the laptop, login to Blogger, click on the New Post link and as I move the cursor to the blank area to start typing my entry, my mind goes blank as well. It's not like I don't have anything to update - I do have, like tons of it. But I guess those have to wait for awhile until I can gather my old blogging self back. Not sure how long that would take though.

As of now, I'm off to dreamland.

God, I miss Hariz.

p/s: My Bibik, who is a Javanese maid, made pancakes for breakfast. Pancakes! Isn't that something? I think it is.


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 5:49 PM |

Friday, April 18, 2008

Shoe Shelf

My youngest sis is in the process of revamping her room. Her room is almost unrecognizable - with piles and piles of clothes on her bed, shoe boxes at one corner of the room, tons of makeup and facial stuff cluttering her cabinet, stacks of books and magazines, big boxes of God-knows-what's-inside, bags, paper bags and luggage laying on the floor, basket with overspilling clothes, a straw hat which I'm not sure where and why she bought it, annddd...... gee, what is that I see?

A book shelf that has been turned into a SHOE shelf!

Isn't that a brilliant idea? It's like in a shoe shop! You know, I always dream about having my own shoe room (when I have my own mansion or something similar to that) with built-in shelves that could display all my shoes like the ones you see in a shop (I've always had Pedder Red in mind). But I never thought our book shelves can be turned into one!

But of course she will need more of that shelves... which is why we're going to Ikea one of these days to hunt for shelves that look something like that for her shoes. I can't wait!

p/s: It's MZ's birthday today! Happy Birthday, sweetheart! May you live happily ever after with me :D


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 12:01 AM |

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Birthday Celebrations

This entry should've come first before the birthday present entries, but I was excited with the presents I got that I didn't really bother to update about the (mini) celebrations ;p

So here goes...

With Family

On the 6th of April (which was like 2 weeks ago), my family held a 3-in-1 kenduri kesyukuran + kenduri doa selamat sempena my mom's early retirement, my wedding, and a surprise advanced birthdays for us, the April babies (me, my mom, my hubby).

That's a Tiramisu cake, sponsored by Hanis from Just Heavenly, and the taste is just like the name itself - heavenly! Thanx sis, and thank you everyone for the surprise! We really didn't expect any of it.

*pics courtesy from Hanis' blog. I do not want to upload the family pic bcoz I look chubby and err, some say I looked pregnant? Well it's the baju kurung, it's not ME okay. I ran out of baju kurung as I have slimmed down so I borrowed mom's.

Moving on to a more special birthday celebration...

With Hubby

MZ didn't really forget my birthday the other day - he was busy playing with his early birthday present that he didn't notice what time it was. And it turned out that I have accidentally set the reminder in his handphone at 9am. Dang! He did wished me like 20 minutes after midnight, so that's forgivable. He was still the first person to wish, so that's what matters the most, isn't it ladies? :D

Anyway, MZ took me to dinner last Sunday at Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant on KL Tower, to celebrate our birthdays. It was actually my first time going up the tower so I was excited!

One of the best bits of going out is the dressing up part. I really enjoy trying on various tops before deciding on one (although it can be excruciating when you don't have anything to wear - or so you thought) and choosing the right accessories to go with it and parading in and out of the room with high-heels and whatnot. It's like on a fashion show - well, I am my hubby's private catwalk model and he finds that amusing. Anyway, after trying on 2 tops (we were running out of time so there ain't much time to try on like 10 tops like I always do), I decided to wear a white wrap top from Banana Republic, Levi's jeans, the black Coach scarf that was given by my hubby, a snake-like necklace and a Faux Snake Clutch both from Warehouse, and my new JLo heels. Hubby on the other hand, wore a Tommy Hilfiger shirt, Topshop jeans and Tod's shoes. He doesn't need any accessories bcoz he has me! haha ;p

I told you it was the baju kurung. See? My tummy is flatttt.

We arrived there at about 9ish and our tummies were already rumbling!
There are 3 stations for the food - Malaysian, Western (and a bit of Asian coz there are sushis) and desserts.

We only managed to eat 3 plates bcoz we were so full by then, we could hardly breathed! The food was yummilicious btw, especially the soup which tastes like shark-fin soup.


Main course


There was something else, but let's keep that as "our little secret". It's by far, the best birthday celebration everrr! *wink*

Oh btw, this is the early birthday present that I gave him - the Slim & Lite PSP...

I think I'm addicted to it too...


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 10:58 AM |

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Accessories from Coach

I am so crazy over accessories nowadays - be it scarfs, bangles/bracelets, necklaces. I just love to accessorize bcoz it can transform a plain, boring top to be more chic and fab - that is, with the right accessories.

Last few weeks, I bought 10 necklaces (most of them are from Warehouse, including the one I wore during the Chanel makeover) and 3 scarfs from M&S... and recently, apart from Kenneth Cole and Monet necklaces and Liz Claiborne brooch and bracelets, I got these from my dearest Hubby as my birthday present (yes, they're on my want-list!):

Coach Soho Multi Print scarf in Black


1" Coach Tattersal Enamel bangle

The Coach scarf is pretty small in size (27" x 27") and that's the smallest scarf I have ever worn - but it turned out to be the easiest to wear in terms of hmm.. everything. I love it! The only drawback is that the scarf is 100% silk, which means it needs to be dry clean only (I always find that somewhat cumbersome - well, don't you?).


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 11:02 AM |

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hariz & Shoes

Look what I got for my birthday! Something pweeeety from Leen...

Yeap, it's the Nine West Satin peep-toe that's on my want-list! (one down, hundreds to go ;p Actually, 4 down; I'll blog about the other 3 later). Thanx mucho dear!

This li'l guy was excited with the present too, so he helped me to open it...

Comel sangat! But sorry boy, it ain't gonna fit you. Plus, I don't think you would be able to walk in it!

My sisters and I went shoe-shopping at Pavilion today, and while waiting for his mommy to try out tons of shoes, Hariz enjoyed his own reflection in front of the mirror. Fyi, this li'l guy sangat suka tengok cermin! I guess he likes what he sees, ey? ;)

I managed to record a video of him waving at himself. It's a short (and blurry) clip tho, but it's so cute...

Anyway, yours truly managed to grab some shoes too - Aldo, JLo, and Nine West shoes. There's nothing wrong with buying birthday presents for yourself, no? ;D

Stilettos will always be my favorite type of shoes, period.

And looks like stilettos caught his eyes too...


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 12:15 AM |

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wedding Hantaran

As promised, here are the wedding pichas - but I'll start with the Hantaran first bcoz it's one of my most favorite parts in a wedding! ;p

9 dulang berbalas 11...

Okay, let's start with the hantaran from my side. As ya'll know, the hantaran were made by Kapas Home. The hantaran consist of:

Sirih junjung


Bunga rampai & Habib Jewels ring

Tag Heuer watch

The exclusive Fidani Chocolates

Salvatore Ferragamo wallet & belt

Tommy Hilfiger shirt


Cake by Kapas

Vera Wang perfume set

Tod's shoes

On the other hand, the hantaran from the Groom's side were made by MZ's aunty, and they are...

Sirih junjung

Wang hantaran and a ring from Diamond & Platinum

Al-Quran & sejadah

Chanel makeup set & Vera Wang perfume set

Sepasang persalinan (which is a cute pink cheetah-printed chiffon)

Enzo Angiolini pumps

LV Mini Lin Croisette Speedy Bag

D&G watch

Ferrero Rocher chocolates


She slipped off her pink stilettos at 11:47 PM |