Finally, the peak of the wedding affairs has finally arrived. All of Mak Nyah’s siblings were given a room to check-in at JW Marriot, and the rest booked themselves in. Imagine almost up to 20 rooms were all dominated by our clan hehe, thank you so much! It was such a great experience staying in a 5 star hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur itself!
The Meeting & Task
We were at the hotel since 1.30pm, one final meeting with the wedding committee. Again I and hubby were given the honor to take care of the VIP guests that night. This time, it’ll be more protocol. We had to memorize each name and matched them with their faces and their seats arrangements. Luckily, we are used to this task and my couz give us the freedom to manage. BUT the 4 of the VIPs are quite fragile and we split the usherette job with my other cousin. Kena papah naik tangga ni…we cannot slag in any way or both the guest and us will fall down from the steepy staircase.
I’m not so sure what was the exact figure but there was around 60 tables..meaning 600 guests jugak eyyhh? Wow that’s a lot for a wedding @ JWM?! Kan? *kagum kejab*
The Theme & My Baju
Tonight’s theme is tiffany blue and silver. At first we thought the theme was tiffany blue and pink so majority of us custom made our baju Raya that color…but then our family tailor managed to finish my impromptu silver & tiffany blue baju within 5 days only! I avoided plain empty textile so I bought myself a simple beaded French lace instead…dah macam baju nak tunang la pulak rasanya…loved it so much!!
All the wedding committee is told to be down at the reception floor by 6pm for our early dinner…as we’ll be on duty during the reception. It was the exact menu of the reception, only served buffet in a private dining room. Cool! Very comfortable! I was only managed to go down after magrib due to our appointments with BB*, siap terus and focus with the task.
The flow of the reception was very nice; I admired my uncle and aunty’s for their vision to have a laid back Jazzy Classy wedding concept. You see my uncle is a big fan of Jazz music. His family will never miss the Jazz annual performance in Jakarta. Live Jazz music all throughout the wedding. Even before the bride and groom entourage “parade” in, a drum roll followed by a sazzy jazzy music intro were played when the emcee introduced the parent of the bride. “Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you XXX and XXX!” and they walked casually with the spotlight focusing on them nearing the pelamin. Cool lah weh! I like!
Instead of giving the speech at the end of the reception, they did theirs right at the beginning and the father sang a jazz song in his speech followed by live Jazz music. Seriously I felt like a Jazz Musical Showcase lah! Guest were all cheering and clapping with delight!
Right after the speech by the father and mother of the bride, our task begin….fuhh it was not easy I tell you lah! The ladies really grabbed us/hold on to us tightly. I myself rasa macam nak jatuh huhuh…but to focus with the balancing between the steep staircase and their weight. So tak pasal-pasal we had to climb up to the stage…hahah!!
The flow was for the VIP couples to give their blessings (salam) and then paused for an official photo to be taken. Then we escort them to the Meja Berhidang (dining table). During the reception, we return to distribute their ready complete photo in a silver frame. They were like…”uhhh…ahhh” loving the surprise token by the host!
Well…that’s all…finnito our task for that night is finally done! Baru boleh bernafas lega….phewww!
I think I missed the overall flow of the event, had to find empty spaces for us to sit (family were supposed to give priority to host’s guests, then baru kitaorg duduk if ada kosong! I mean all the young generation la…all aunties and uncle were given special front rows. Alhamdulillah we managed to squeezed in to bride’s friends table (ada 2 tak turned up). I saw most of us all were seated. Alhamdulillah.
A short drama was played as their wedding clip. The best part is that they did the show bit by bit…”to be continued” so from the beginning till the end guest were all excited to know the ending. Candid syndrome did it well…U know Saiful Nang aight? It was under his team. I’ll share with you the link but I shall put some password to respect the host’s investment cost for this wedding video to be recorded.
In between the video, life jazz performance and siblings and family entertain the crowd. The coolest part is of course the bride’s 4 brothers all dressed up in tuxedo and sang a few songs macam the Jackson brother la I tell you! Siap lenggok2 kepala! LOL! Just look at the pictures. The only kakak for them!
Right before the cake cutting ceremony, the final part of the video was played and this is our part! The flash mob dance sempena lagu Greese. (shall share with you the video too later!) “Let’s be together”.
Once the drama reached its “The End” LIVE Grease music of Let’s be Together fill in the background and bride’s cousins and friends in full baju melayu and kurung attire came out and did the live version at the middle of the ballroom. This time we didn’t join hehe!
After the cake cutting ceremony, both bride and groom sang a song! And then finally the flow ended. Many posed with the beautiful wedding photo booth! Guess what? Outside the ball room, a small malay cocktail are all ready for their departing guests….to mingle and chat. Ada the tarik, kopi, kuih-muih, all those pastries and fruits served with buffet style scattered all throughout the exit! Loved it! Masa before the wedding dahlah they served blue punch for all free flow until the reception begins!
By this time I went up to check on the kiddos. My kids and my sister-in-laws kids were left upstairs in our 2 rooms. You see this is strictly no kids wedding…so we only bring them down after the reception for the family photo.
Our favourite part…kecohness of our clan! Hahha….
ok enough for this entry. Enjoy the picas!
The turqouise deco
The mixture classic plus modern deco.
It was a great wedding!
Praying both bride and groom shall live happily ever after and blessed with 5 kids soon!
Hahah I’d like this one part from the video that they played it right before the end of the drama. Mommy sitting on a dining table, hold on to her head…and her last caption was “Marriage is not easy, if you have a misunderstandings within each other…whatever it is please always STAY CALM and you can manage the thing around it well when you are calm!”
They depart to UK and Paris for their honeymoon the week after.