We attended two wedding receptions over the weekend and stuffed ourselves silly. Luckily there wasn't any on Sunday so we managed to get some deserved rest (of the tummy). I wish Blogger has some device that will make the food pictures emit appropriate aroma. Until then, just feast with your eyes, OK?
Wedding 1: Mai & FarisFriday (June 3rd) evening at Matrade Exhibition & Conference Centre.
Modern and dreamy....we love the use of white feather and white balloons as decor. Everyone looks so posh and dressed to the nines. The amount of jewellery worn by everyone can feed several villages in Africa, Mama said. Mother of the bride is Mama's president of the alumni (they went to the same school).
|The sight that greeted us at the MECC banquet hall....I felt like floating with the balloons....|
|Arrival of bride and groom could be seen clearly on four humongous screens so guests didn't have to strain their necks to get a better look at the procession.|
|The food....I love the butter prawns and the beef rendang.....we had second helpings...teeheehee...|
|Every guest gets a spiced egg in this cute bucket.|
|We ate ours there and then....yummmmmm......|
|While we were having dinner, this bloke with a "cousin" button badge came and gave us souvenirs from the bride's family.|
|The bride and groom on the dais, patiently enduring the many speeches and videos and photograph shows.|
|Dessert time was sweet....with longan and jelly.|
|Oooh...the bride's family owns a cake factory and we get to sample yummy cheesecakes that night. Our table get the tiramisu. Everyone was happy.|
|The bride and groom saying goodbye to guests and relatives at the end of the event.|
|Our group photo with the bride and groom. Someone told the groom: We are your mother-in-law's friends. Hope we didn't scare him.|
|Group photo with mother of the bride (in purple dress). She had this cute button badge with white feather that says "mother".|
Wedding 2: Amal & AkmalSaturday (June 4th) afternoon at Hotel Singgahsana. The groom (Amal) is the second son of Aunty Zendra, one of my blogger aunties (she's on my blogroll - Tiger's Muse or rather Zendra's Fascination). Our friendship in blogosphere has blossomed into real life as well. The reception was celebrated in full Malay tradition and I love the attention paid to detail. We brought my handsome Abang Epi and he said when he gets married, he wants a similar do. (What are you waiting for girls? Hurry up, send in your applications to be his wife....). We also met other bloggers at the do - Aunty Puteri, Aunty Ezza, Aunty NanaDJ and Dr Sam. Enjoy the feast.
|Pawrents of the groom - Uncle Red Alfa (yes...he blogs too) and Aunty Zendra. They look like newly wed couple too.|
|Beautiful betel nut (brass and gold thread embroidery) set and poem greet guests at the entrance of the banquet hall. Such detail fascinates me.|
|Beautiful arch led the way to the banquet hall.|
|Lovely lunch buffet spread....|
|Drooling beef rendang....this version is called Rendang Tok.|
|Spicy fried chicken.....|
|Sambal udang (prawn in chili)....oooh....the keyboard is wet as I write this....|
|Acar rampai...vegetables in vinegar and chili sauce.|
|The five-storey wedding cake! It's so pretty, isn't it?|
|The bride and groom making their entrance. They look smashing in traditional gear of songket (woven gold thread cloth).|
|I can't resist taking photo of this cute young man.....He's cute. He was the bunga manggar carrier in the bridal procession.|
|The bride and groom on their throne.|
|As for these young ladies, they had the task of distributing gifts from the groom's family to the guests. Ferrero Rochers for everyone....|