Tuesday, May 31, 2011

bantal / alas nikah

i'm renting out my bantal / alas nikah.
i have two, one for the groom and one for the bride.
used only once during my akad nikah ceremony.

they are 35 x 35 inches in size.
the size is bigger than the normal ones that you can find at the wedding boutique.
they are so solid and comfortable enough to comfort you during the akad.

my bantal nikah is one of the items from the wedding yang i sangat cinta.
sangat cinta sebab mereka sangat cantik dan indah.
sangat cinta sebab meraka sangat menepati citarasa saya.

colors: purple for the groom, pink for the bride.

rental price is rm50 for both.

the first renter will get a special price from me.
send me email at aishah_ara@yahoo.co.uk.

my wedding dais / pelamin

my wedding dais was such a failure.

again, i made the pelamin by myself.
i rented the stage, the stand chandeliers and the seats.

there are tooooo many things that were not happening as planned.
-i booked a 1-floor stage, but due to some technical problems with the vendor, i've got no choice but to use a 2-floors stage which was actually not suitable with the height of the ceiling and the seaters' size. rental price: rm190 (1-floor stage with white carpet); rm250 (2-floors stage with white carpet)
-the lights from the stand chandeliers were too bright. should have used the lowest watt bulbs for the chandeliers. i've actually asked someone to buy and change the bulbs for me. but last minute task, he just managed to get me 25-watt bulbs which as i said were too bright. rental price: rm250 for 2
-the bunga pahar should have not covering my favorite flower arrangements.
-the feather ribbon on the backdrop was a last-minute decision which was totally a mistake. less is more, the most important principle of almost all things related to wedding.
-i cannot have my pelamin nikah which i actually wanted sooo much especially for photo shooting purpose. for the nikah, the flower arrangements were supposedly different and nicer sebab takde kerusi and the flowers will be as the background.

the only thing that i love about my pelamin was the seats.
i love the seats because it perfectly matched with my wedding theme.
it is classic and most importantly, it's white.
rental price: rm150

there were actually many things that could have been better, but past is past.
although i was not satisfied with everything, i still smile on the wedding day.
yes, all bride-to-be's should have that skill.
it's very important for you to hold any feelings and your dissatisfaction for a while and just enjoy your big day.

so bride-to-be's, i am wishing you all the happiness on the most joyous day of your life.
have fun!

p/s ugh i wish i can turn back time.

Friday, May 27, 2011

bridal bouquet

bridal bouquet for nikah
combination of shocking pink, white and lime eustomas with baby's breaths
i love this one the most!
this is the sweetest bridal bouquet among all.
price: rm60
from: petaling street

bridal bouquet for reception I
combination of purple eustomas and champange roses
i love this one too.
it would have been better if they use brown eustoma instead of those champange roses because they said they have no brown eustoma in stock.
but, it still looked gorgeous!
price: rm160
from: petaling street

bridal bouquet for reception II
combination of champange roses, berries and baby's breaths
i don't like this bridal bouquet.
i purposely asked for this color because my baju already so bright, so i need lighter colored bouquet to match with the baju.
maybe i don't fancy champange roses, maybe.
or i maybe hate it because the arrangement was not as solid as ones i got from the florist at petaling street.
baby's breath pun kedekut, letak sikit-sikit je.
price: rm80
from: canny florist, kajang

bridal bouquet for reception III
combination of red roses, purple statices and pandan leaves
i am NOT satisfied with this one too.
same case like the previous one, the arrangement was not solid and they should put more purple statice around the bouquet.
kalau macam ni, i buat sendiri pun lagi cantik.
price: rm80
from: canny florist, kajang

thanks so much to aini for sponsoring the bouquet for both events at my house.
ohh by the way, she ordered bouquets from the same shop for her engagement and wedding.
and both of her bouquets are superbly gorgeous too!

combination of roses and baby's breaths (rm80)

combination of pink roses, baby's breaths and lilies (rm160)

so lovelies, please please please get your bridal bouquet from this shop.
the shop is located just opposite maybank at petaling street.
they have loads of flowers to choose from.
anyway, the fresh flowers for the pelamin are also from that shop.

don't go to canny florist.
that one i've got no choice because that's the nearest florist to my house.
and i don't want to trouble anyone to pick up my bridal bouquet during the other two receptions.
ohh anyway, dila went to petaling street on my nikah day to pick up the first two bouquets for me. thanks, dila!

if i knew earlier that my MIL will ask me to buy flowers for the pelamin, i would not have booked those bridal bouquets from canny.
sebab last2 kena pergi jugak pick up bunga untuk pelamin at petaling street! sigh.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

white teeth, yellow teeth

today, let's talk about my teeth LOL.

we all know that the costs of the cosmetic teeth whitening procedures are always much higher than we would like.
especially when we talk about the effective ones that give the best results.
normally the costs are plus minus 1.2k, something around that figure.
the treatment is costly, but effective because most ppl will experience around 10 shades lighter teeth after one hour.
10 shades! just imagine how white your teeth can go.
however, not everyone wants to spend such amount of money for the teeth whitening procedures.
at least, not me.

if you still remember, i once have told you that i tried this teeth whitening product that is proven as effective to my friend.
and most importantly, the price is way cheaper than the one i mentioned above.
it is a take-home whitening kit from US.
the whitening kit only costs rm250 which consists of the bleaching trays and the whitening gel.
the treatment takes about a week and has proven to be effective, not only to my friend, but also to me.
you can see that your teeth are lighter even after the first use.

coffee or tea is a must for me.
so i admit that previously my teeth were not white, or to be exact, they were yellow.
and the yellow shades will become more obvious if i wear lipstick.

the problem is, i don't know how to smile without showing my teeth.

see, the smile looked so fake and i think i look older than my real age in this 'smile'.
but if i show my teeth, eeyuu, easily you can see the yellow teeth of mine.

same case during my engagement, my teeth looked so yellow that i have to touch up the pictures before putting them at my facebook page.
for example, this is the original photo that can be seen at zila ziman's fb fan page.

i took the photo to make it as my profile picture.
but i need to do some touch up works prior to uploading so that my teeth look whiter and the skin looks softer haha.

it was really a hard work.
just imagine, thousands of photos, penat lah nak edit semua kan.

but, with the whitening kit, i don't have that problem anymore.
i can smile as big as i want during the wedding because my teeth are a lot whiter than before.

so where to get this take-home whitening kit?

you can have it from zahida dental which is located in shah alam.
go to their website for more info about the clinic or about the treatment.
go go, go now.

Friday, May 20, 2011

wordless wednesday??

haha i'm so sorry for the lack of updates.
no new 'post' after the wedding.
i only managed to make entries on wordless wednesday every week.
to be frank, sometimes i made them on thursday and changed the post date and time to a day earlier.

but now that it is friday today, i don't feel like cheating you girls anymore because we are already two days away from wednesday.
so i decided to make this short-simple-and-not-sweet-at-all entry to say sorry for no new updates for weeks.

i'll try to be more consistent in blogging because previously i didn't understand when my friends said that they have no time to blog.
i was like, no that's not me, i'll make time to blog at least twice a week.
cakap tak seindah rupa, now look what happened to my blog hihi.

anyway, nothing's changed after the wedding.
i'm still living with the both sets of parents.
i never cooked for my husband.
i never washed our clothes which i still let bibik to do it for me.
i never ironed my husband's shirts, but i send them to the laundry or to bibik rumah bangi.

but today is the first day i provide 'bekal' for him.
it was spaghetti meatballs, and yes, i bought it last night hihi and just put it in the microwave this morning.

okay, i'm a bad wife here.
i'm off to ezrin's solemnization.
till then, bye.