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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:
- The guy’s family come and visit the girl’s family
- Two families will discuss on the engagement terms. Things like duration of engagement before being solemnised, wedding dates, wedding gifts, etc.
- Once the two families agree on the term, the girl will show up and the guy’s mother will present the engagement ring
- Ceremony conclude with some refreshments for the families and friends.
- Some photography sessions with everyone :D
With that, I present to you, their engagement day.
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?
While Farhana was busy with the makeups, her friends were making themselves comfortable in front of the camera.
These ladies have been featured here before actually. Follow the link if you need to refresh your memory :D
It would not be complete without a photo of the beautiful friends with Farhana before the masses get the chance to see her.
While all these happening upstairs, a more serious discussion took place downstairs between the two families.
Here comes the beautiful ladies again~
Once everything settled, we headed to Pantai Puteri for some portraiture shots.
Fariq and Farhana together with the whole support team that afternoon.
To wrap this up, let’s take a look at the engagement ring again, shall we?
That’s all folks. Hope you enjoyed this one too!