Archive for April 2011

it's so surreal



we just cant stop watching our wedding highlights clip by LHMedia. Honest. Everyone, including my sisters and even my mom kat London pon. I actually receive a lot of good feedback from people around me. Some SMS, some whatsapp some FB some even called me. colleague of friends and family also started inquiring about the video.


I honestly didnt expect such massive response. to you maybe it's not that huge but it's the opposite to me. You see, my wedding is plain. in terms of everything, if you analyse it bit by bit, you'll come to see that it's actually tersangat lah cincai. So to have people coming to you and said you have a beautiful wedding is sort of bizzare.

It's not that i dont think i had a beautiful wedding, i do. but it's my wedding... of course i'll say it's beautiful... haha... u get what i mean?

plus, we didnt spent much. Honest!

So my beautiful readers... doesn't matter if you have a small budget. sort out your priorities okay? To be honest, aside from food, I think I spent the most on OV. because to me, memories is what matters most. I want every emotion to be captured, every smile, laugh and tears.

I think I mentioned before about me growing up watching my parents' wedding video, so i want my children to be able and look at the video and feel the emotions, the celebration, the happiness.

i think i know some of you may think it'll be wise to just ask your cousin or nephew or brother to help you capture the video. but let me just be blunt, that's rubbish! this is just from my point of view okay... feel free to disagree.

trust me when I say, investing on a good videographer is necessary. they are professional and they know what they are doing.

and one more thing, beautiful does not mean beautiful to see... like people, a person can be as beautiful as an angel but if her heart is as black as the devil's it wont be beautiful anymore isnt it?

beautiful can also mean beautiful to feel, like when you are in love... the guy you are in love with probably looks like Abang Bangla who help you pump your fuel at the pump station... but the feeling you get being in love with him, it's beautiful isn't it?

I did mention that the only deco we had on my wedding is the pompom flowers the lights and roses for the high table. tu pon cam sadis je. haha

so again my sayangs... it's okay to be envious of other people who had a lavish grand wedding *in my case it's Marion Caunter's, ahaks* we are human, not robots. but just dont let these feeling take control over you okay?

Another tip when sorting out what to include or not in your wedding is list everything into two: WANTS AND NEEDS

WANTS

everything you want, like a dress from Rizalman or worse, Vera Wang. Pelamin gempak ala NGI. Grand venue that cost thousands of RM.

NEEDS

a decent looking wedding dress from nobody. feed guests of good food. a clean place to held you event. a good photographer and videographer.

these are just example.

Then when you list out the needs, list out what's most important. if to you, *like me* videographer is most important, place extra budget on that. but please, another reminder... go look for videographer that has good quality with reasonable pricing. just because you have more budget on something doesn't mean you can just go pick anything that's pricey, quality is the most important thing to put into consideration.

Look for vendors that has never endorse any celebrity because they tend to be a bit pricey. There are lots and lots of vendors who has good and sometimes superb quality without you having to spend so much.

So i think that's about it for today.

I think by now, you already know that Im the kind of gal who hates jumping on the band wagon. So I hate Wordless Wednesday. One person does it, brilliant! 10 more person doing it, fine... when there are hundreds of them, you puke!

Have a great day today people!!!







p/s: I have a beautiful wedding because I have a beautiful husband, family, friends and of course... the beautiful me... ahaks!

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Review on Videographer




Thank u so much to our videographer LHmedia. They did a great job. Honestly, i was a bit concerned watching most of their previous work, the storyline... the plot... most of them are cheesy... u know with the running and hugging from the back but my husband who was then my fiancé advise to just hire them and let them know what's my likes and dislike.

i think i mention before that ikmal and i we were looking for HD package and LHmedia offers HD 1080 at a very affordable price. So we grab them!

Anyway, LHmedia did fantastic job with the highlight video. They listen to us and produced the video exactly to our liking. The guy that's responsible for this great GREAT video is Lukman Hakim, he's brilliant. Very punctual, independent and obviously a good listener. He was assisted by Amru & Badrul Ismail.

I haven't seen the whole thing, just this video. I'm waiting for OP to post soft copies of our photos so to email to Lukman for DVD album cover etc. And i also need to wait for mom to come back from London as we'll be needing her approval for the other videos. She requested that there'll b no background music what so ever, so... will have to go Lukman's office together with mom.

ok... about the video.

I know it'll be a great one the moment i saw the first part when my sisters Ardini, Amiza, Atiza and Afie was saying hello hai hello hai. Hahahahha... Which shows how important my sisters are to me. then my least favourite part of the video. me crying and my horrid speech...

As most of you already know I have a stepmother. and she's been in our family since early 90s so... she means a lot to me... hence the crying...

hokay... off with the tears...

my next favourite part of the video is when Angah started bebel with her Negeri Sembilan accent. haha. that's Angah alright! FYI, most people from Alor Gajah cakap accent Negeri Sembilan, probably because Alor Gajah is sempadan Melaka and Negeri. Sembilan.

then come this part, hahahaha LOL the part when Our Kampung Imam asked me whether i rela or not to be married to Ikmal... Hahahahhaah dduhhh??? Obviously!!! memang rela kot! so dengan tak cover2 nya me answered with mulut ternganga2... hahahahah

I notice a lot of me ternganga2 in the video. If there's a contest of most sopan santun girl i'll probably come last. Definitely. And i sighed a lot. A LOT a lot. Haih... not good.

OK, ok... this part... another favourite... my dad, "INGATKAN MACAM MAIN PONDOK-PONDOK" Hahahahahha... well he confessed! LOL very funny my Abah. He thought we are not serious about getting married... Hahahahaha

then my sister Atiza, "AND YOU SORANG JE BOLEH HANDLE DIA TAU... KALAU TAK DIA LIKE GILA... SO..." Hahahaha... well said! then my weeping sister Anisah... alalalalalalalla and weeping Ardini. aaahhhh...

the next part is definitely us. the real us. with me shouting. hahaha. Ikmal, "SEKARANG DAH SIGN... SO... TUNGGU LAH" LOL... i can't believe that's me shouting... baru kahwin dah jerit kat suami. hahahhaha. terok betul.

Pastu adalah here and there, the akad part... the one i mentioned before about the stupid saksi... tu akad yang last... me geleng geleng and nak ketok the saksi who was sitting exactly in front of me with my hand bouquet. geram betul...

and the last part we sang 'I DO' *wink*

so there you are... our wedding... actually really simple, no lavish decor... just family and friends enjoying each other's company ;) at the end of the day... only that matters... I'm most content!



p/s: Lukman's description of the video on FB is "A Very Hot Date & Cool Bride. Nikah & Dinner 1.1.11" Hahahaha... Cool bride???? i'm flattered..

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