Venue: Blogger's pawrents' residence, Pasir Mas, Kelantan (Peninsula Malaysia's northernmost state on the East Coast)
We were pleasantly surprised when one fine day we received an email from Cekmi, inviting us to his wedding. Errr....it came with a warning too: you'd better be there, by hook or by crook, he said. So, while quaking in my paws (yeah....as if...), Mama made the bookings after to-ing and fro-ing - whether to go on an overnight or day trip. We decided on a day trip, first flight out and last flight in. Booked a car at the rental place so that it would be easy for us to get around.
Anyway, it was all smiles when we met Cekmi (after that first meeting in Sydney two years ago....har har har!) Waited for his bride to arrive, tucked in yummylicious food, ogled pretty babies and handsome blokes (mostly, Cekmi's friends). It was supposed to be a low key affair as this is the "daughter-in-law receiving" ceremony but seems like the whole village turned up. Also, Cekmi's friends (his students, former classmates, colleagues etc etc) came from all over the country. Hey....I reckon you're a popular man Cekmi. Check out his blog here.
And, a bonus for us as we get to meet Pak Zawi, a blogger who lives in the same hometown as Cekmi. Hmmm...will you paint me Pak Zawi? Promise I won't fidget too much. Check out Pak Zawi's blog here.
Now, enjoy the photos. Mama did a good job as pawpawrazzi, I must say.
|Cekmi (in white shirt) with Uncle Ayie (his college buddy) and Pilah (his sister).|
|Pak Zawi came alone to the wedding. We had a good chat afterwards.|
|Cekmi and .....guess who???....Hey...matching tops there.|
|The blushing bridegroom surrounded by his students. Oh, Cekmi is a lecturer who's pursuing his doctorate at the University of Melbourne.|
|The elegant dais - black, red and white.|
|Everyone gave sighs of relief when the bride finally arrived, after a delay of one and a half hours.|
|Father of bride (purple shirt) reciting purrrayers for the wellbeing of the couple. The chap in pink shirt is Cekmi's Dad.|
|The nephews sharing a plate....|
|The niece getting a much needed 40 winks...|
|Door gifts for all guests...|
Venue: Father of the Bride's Residence, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Aunty Puteri texted us asking for our address. We thought she wanted to send Eid card, it turned out to be an invitation to her youngest daughter, Nawwar's wedding. So, Mama and Dad wanted to turn up early for the wedding but a sudden heavy downpour set us back for a good hour. By the time we reached the house it was already a quarter past two. But the tardiness turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we get to meet many blogger friends who turned up later than us. Hmmm....are bloggers tardy people? We missed Aunty Zen and Aunty Yatt who came much earlier. Then we met Ayoh Wang Shariff. Then Aunty Kay turned up with Aunty KT, then Aunty Ezza, then Aunty Yanie, then Aunty D....and it went on and on.
Anyway, we quickly tucked in some food, then started harassing people with our camera. Oh yeah....photo time was fun time for everyone. And we were not the only ones with the big flashy box. Check out Aunty Puteri's blog here.
|These girls greet everyone who turns up and then give out bars of chocolates courtesy of the couple.|
|The happy couple - Nawwar and Zul Ariff.|
|Two wedding cakes? OK....one each, eh?|
|The elegant dais...we were too late for the "bersanding" ceremony though...|
|Another cake - must be one of the gifts exchanged.|
|Fruit platter...I was drooling at the sight of the dragon fruit.|
|We managed to persuade two young ladies to pretend to be bride and groom....|
|Aren't they sweet? We didn't even know who they are or what their names are....har har har!|
|Bloggers a-posing, from left, Aunty KT, Aunty NanaDJ, guess who (again???) and Aunty Kay.|
|Mother of the Bride (Aunty Puteri) and Aunty KT who happens to be in town. Yeah...it's getting colder in London, she said.|
|Aunty Yanie tucking into the yummylicious food.|
|OK, so we tried to take a group photo. I must say that it was tough to get everyone to behave for a formal shot.|