So yes, I know I’ve abandoned this space for quite a bit. Kinda expected that but oh wow, I never knew time would just fly by so fast! No more two digit days countdown to our wedding. It’s now just six. From tomorrow onwards, I’ll be counting down with just my five fingers, baby. 😀

Sadiq and I had planned to observe the ‘pantang’ whereby we would not meet during a month before our big day so as to preserve the excitement since not seeing each other may mean that all the nervousness and the works would be magnified on the actual day. Well, absence sure makes the heart grow fonder. I see a picture of him and my heart would skip a beat (haha) because in my heart I would be thinking, oh my goodness, there’s no turning back now, I’m gonna be stuck with him for the rest of my life! I kid, I kid. I love the idea of being stuck with him. Absolutely exciting. Hee.

These few days all I’ve been thinking of is whether I will make a good wife. Seriously, I will never know until I am one and I honestly pray that I will fulfill my duty well. Cannot count the number of times I teared up after prayers just talking about it to Him. My fears, my worries, my anxieties aout the future. The unknown. Such a huge responsibility that I will be carrying. I know that I want to fall in love with Sadiq every single day. I want to always look forward to seeing his groggy self in the mornings, soothing his tired self after work and finally be the last face he sees when he goes to sleep at night. I will love his peculiar habits no matter how much they irk me. I will learn and improve myself all the time. Insya’Allah.


Balik Kampung Oh Oh Oh

14-17 July 2012: the trip back to Padang to visit my grandaunt and aunts with my family and ..Sadiq!

I am still in awe as to how he was so cool weeks and days before the trip. Of it was me, I’d probably be too nervous to function properly. Or maybe he’s just a good actor. Hmm…

So anyway, this trip sealed the 3rd outfit for our wedding! Alhamdulilah. We tried on two outfits and were in a dilemma which to choose. Glad that my family was around to ease the decision-making process. 😀 And oh, it’s such a joy to see him embracing my Minangkabau culture into his life. Hehe.

The outfits are nicely tucked in our wardrobe now. Sadiq’s collecting his suit this coming weekend while mine will be ready in another two to three weeks’ time… Cannot wait!

Initially I was mentally prepared that we might not be able to have personalized outfits, if time does not permit. Everything has been going well so far and I am more than grateful that our families have been super helpful in this process.

I absolutely know that we will look back fondly at this experience. 🙂

Glitter Lace Chiffon

…satin, organza, brocade, shantung. Where do I even begin…

After browsing through many inspirations to customize my wedding dress, I finally decided on a fabric and design. It was so hard to make a decision; being a girl, I was so overwhelmed with different types of fabrics to choose from. It was easy to know what I did not want to wear during our wedding.

A gown. That option was not on my list because somehow or other, I imagined myself not feeling comfortable in one so from day one, I knew that all I wanted to wear was a wedding dress.

My design direction was going haywire at one point in time. One minute I would set my mind on a fancy glittery dress, the next on an A-line type with soft, beautiful lace get my drift. It was pretty confusing. Until I decided that I should go back to the pattern I fell in love with when I first saw it…

Haha so dramatic hor. So we bought the materials (it would be a gift from Sadiq to me, kindly sponsored by my future mother in-law) and I wasted no time in sketching the design together with my tailor, who by the way has been awesome when sewing my outfits. I know that my solemnization and wedding dress will turn out fabulous in her hands, insya’Allah! 🙂

I’ll only be getting hold of them nearing Hari Raya so I’m really hoping that my weight maintains. I am actually very happy with the way I look now, but girls will be girls, there is this stubborn bulge around my waist and I believe this is partly why I have put on some weight. Boo hoo.

Speaking of weight, Sadiq has expanded! While I am happy that he’s fatfat just the way I want him to be, it seems that his proportions are not in balance. Ha ha poor guy just texted me the other day and said that we should go running together. Tu lah, dulu action kan, taknak exercise… (That’s why, last time action right, don’t want to exercise…)

Dee Ai Why

Soon, the time will come for me to ‘summon’ people. I’ve always felt that it is a pleasure to be summoned; people carefully choose and want you to be a part of a special day in their lives…

My list of people to invite has been settled some time ago so I’m glad I don’t have to start jotting down names. It’s all nicely typed out in an Excel sheet and every now and then, I revisit and make minor changes if I have to.

I found a printing service provider thanks to the recommendation of my girlfriend, paid a visit to the shop, got quoted an affordable price and worked on my potential designs immediately before making a final decision.

It was hard. I had several ideas up in my head, and even meticulous fully crafted one by one so that I could make comparisons. That was pure hard work. If you know me, creative juices are almost zilch so I can definitely say that I surpassed my own expectations in this.

Anyway, there’s just something fulfilling when it comes to personalizing your work. Up to date, this would be my newest DIY work on top of our tailor made solemnization and western outfits. Oh, it’s super super fun too when it comes to cracking our heads for ideas. It’s like one of the many tests of getting hitched for life: whether we would be able to bounce off and accept ideas without, um, biting each other’s heads off. Hehe.

Hey You, Suit Up

In the words of Barney Stinson, “Suits are full of joy. They’re the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile.”

Gotta love him and his huh-what-the-heck quotes in How I Met Your Mother man. Hur hur.

Following up on our outfits for our wedding reception, we (and my future in-laws!) made a trip to the tailor to create a suit for my groom to-be! We considered renting from bridal companies or buying one off the rack but Sadiq and I felt that it would be memorable to have our outfits sewn. Macam personalised gitu lah… Hehe…

I must say, we’re happy with the fabrics and colours chosen. Google’s been our best friend when it comes to needing inspirations. Sure hope that it turns out lovely just like what we have in mind.

My wedding favours have been collected bit by bit with the help of Ayah and Ibu. What would I do without them, really…

Truly blessed with amazing parents and future in-laws ..and of course, the most awesome fiancé in my world. Love deep deep.

89 Days

Good news #1: Just got down to finalizing my wedding invitation card yesterday. Remember how a few posts ago I said that Ibu was not too keen on my not-too-presentable idea ..well, she finally said yes! Hehe.

Good news #2: I’ve gotten an awesome deal for my tentage. All thanks to my future husband (oh, what would I do without you tee hee). So yey no more woes about the budget… 🙂

Good news #3: Sadiq is still contemplating on something that I’ve been wanting him to do. I’m psycho-ing him about it but he says he still needs time to think it over. Hahahaha I’m so naughty but everyone we spoke to have a thumbs up to that so hmm, I hope he says yes to it too! :p

Conversations About You And Me

Yesterday, over brunch, Sadiq and I chatted about our future. We talked about some particular changes in our lives that have been for the better and he mainly shared how he has felt a sense of calmness since. In fact, his temper has been a lot better over the years. We used to bicker about this; I, for one, have always been an advocate of peace when it comes to settling misunderstandings between us and I especially loathe it when people overreact to matters that can be talked and worked out in a simple manner.

Heart-to-heart conversations are love. I’m beginning to think that my man is not one of a few words, after all. Hehe.

Anyway, the conversation went on about our upcoming wedding, future home (insya’Allah), future car (insya’Allah) and all along I felt ..contented. In the past, we had conversations about our engagement, wedding, ambitions, dreams, etc and it’s really sweet to know that such conversations are slowly but surely becoming reality. Alhamdulilah. 🙂

Oh, we have collected his solemnization outfit yesterday. He looked so yummy (hee) and my head could not help but to conjure up images of him decked out in full gear. He was also very happy with the end result. Now, I cannot wait for mine to be ready!