Engagement : Fariq & Farhana

This time around, I actually went back to my hometown in Malacca which is the historic state of Malaysia to shoot the ceremony. Before I proceed, let me warn you that you will be seeing a lot of familiar faces from my previous posts as those people are just insanely fun during this kind of ceremony. Besides that, Farhana actually has the same circle of friends with my previous clients, Mai Nazuha & Hanif. We actually got to know each other after Mai’s engagement ceremony and a year after, it’s Farhana’s turn to get engaged. As for Fariq, he is one cool and friendly chap, despite our first encounter during the ceremony itself. Having these two lovely souls as clients, the rest of the day unfold pretty smoothly I must say. 

Now, allow me to bring you through the typical flow of a malay engagement tradition:

  1. The guy’s family come and visit the girl’s family
  2. Two families will discuss on the engagement terms. Things like duration of engagement before being solemnised, wedding dates, wedding gifts, etc.
  3. Once the two families agree on the term, the girl will show up and the guy’s mother will present the engagement ring
  4. Ceremony conclude with some refreshments for the families and friends.
  5. Some photography sessions with everyone :D

With that, I present to you, their engagement day.

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If you haven’t notice up till now, even malay engagements nowadays have dais, just like during the solemnisation/ wedding reception ceremony. So how do you actually differentiate between the two? I would say, the former one would be a bit simpler, while the latter, well, we can say it’s a full-blown/ total awesome/ majestic/ insanely beautiful/ OMG THIS IS FREAAAKKKINNNGGGG BBBBBEEEAAAAAUUUUTTTIIIIIIFFFFUUULLLLLLLL kinda dais. Okay, that’s abit of exaggeration on the last one there, but well, you got what I mean, right?

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While Farhana was busy with the makeups, her friends were making themselves comfortable in front of the camera.

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These ladies have been featured here before actually. Follow the link if you need to refresh your memory :D

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It would not be complete without a photo of the beautiful friends with Farhana before the masses get the chance to see her.

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While all these happening upstairs, a more serious discussion took place downstairs between the two families.

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Here comes the beautiful ladies again~ 

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Once everything settled, we headed to Pantai Puteri for some portraiture shots. 

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Fariq and Farhana together with the whole support team that afternoon.

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 To wrap this up, let’s take a look at the engagement ring again, shall we?

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That’s all folks. Hope you enjoyed this one too!

Cheers~

Reception Dinner : Melissa & Thoumi

Couple of hours after their solemnization, both of them were pretty much at full speed gearing up for the reception dinner. All the make-ups and preparations were done at home before they leave for the reception hall.

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Well, that’s Melissa’s uncle, being the Captain of the wedding wagon to the reception hall.

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After all those post-reception photography session, I think I found one good image to conclude the day, that day. Melissa’s dad happened to stand outside of the hall bidding farewell to guests and Melissa rushed towards him to secure this shot below.

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I’m not sure about you guys, but i think this image is INSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNELY sweet.

xoxo~

Solemnization : Melissa & Thoumi

Hello everyone! After months of absence from the photography scene due to personal commitment, I kicked start my 2011 assignments with one of my bestfriend’s wedding all the way at Tawau, Sabah. Our friendship started back in 2007 when both of us were working in a research entity. She was always the evil one, while I, as you have already guessed, her total opposite. <please insert any of your favourite angelic laughter here!>  It was disappointing that I couldn’t make it during her engagement day earlier in 2010 that I pledged myself to definitely be there on her wedding instead. Little that I realized, I would be her wedding photographer later ;) 

So she actually met the handsome prince, Thoumi in one of the training programs she attended earlier in the company. To cut the long introduction short, the handsome prince managed to capture her heart and as they said, the rest are history. 

I will now present to you moments from their solemnization ceremony. Believe me when I say this, they were the most beautiful moments that I witnessed Melissa being as graceful as a swan. 

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Their solemnization ceremony was full of emotions, no doubt about that. The mark of parents giving the custodianship of their daughter to another man, sign of sharing the heart with another half and the time to release a friend to experience another phase of her life. Melissa & Thoumi, both of you were insanely stunning on that day. Thanks for letting me play a part in the history of your beautiful relationship. May your marriage be blessed with wonderful memories and of course beautiful angels too! 

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Cheers~

p/s: I think I will turn to be a macro junkie soon. Hahaha!!!  

Wedding : Amirul & Nadia

As mentioned back in Rewind:2010, I concluded the year 2010 with their weddings in December. Both of them met each other back in the university and later, Amirul became one of Khairil’s housemates during their bachelor days (yes, that Khairil down there~). Enough with the introduction, enjoy the series!

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The two of them were insanely generous with smiles through out the ceremonies. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy looking at them the whole three days.

Cheers~

Reception #2 : Khairil & Zaiti

It looks like ages since my last post here. Had a good 2 months break from the photography scene to concentrate on my own wedding and now I’m back to continue from where I left off previously. We shall get back to that topic later ay?

Now, the second reception was held in Perak, by Khairil’s family.

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Unlike the reception at the bride’s place, both bride and groom are now “allowed” to get ready and attend the second reception, together.

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Selamat Pengantin Baru” is what you wish to the newlyweds in this part of the world. :D

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We wrapped the day with some portraiture sessions in a town called Lumut. Remember, Lumut is one of the towns that you need to visit if you are ever in Perak state. It’s the gateway to the famous Pangkor Island and hosts tonnes of seafood restaurants. Not to mention yachts too!

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Sadly, that was as close as we can go before the security went besserk about us getting closer to the jetty.. sigh~

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That’s all folks.

p/s: Thirst for more? Coming up next, the Amirul & Nadia series. Stay tuned~