So, I took my shower, and put on the turquoise-not-so-turquoise dress I bought weeks ago just for the occasion. Everything was going well and my only problem that morning was deciding on which shoe to wear. Of course, I kind of regretted my choice later that day.
We arrived at the destination and Mummy (Mummy, Mamita and Mama are 3 different people, harap maklum) was already waiting in front on Felda Villa, directing early guests to use the main gate since the entrance to the Villa had yet been opened.
So, we parked the car and headed inside the bungalow to search for the (still) Bride-to-Be. Even though she was not wearing her wedding dress yet, she was positively glowing! I guess it is true what people say about Seri Pengantin. I've been to far too many weddings to know that I should believe how true it is. Berglowy-glowy cantik sangat tahu tak!
We stayed in the make-up room for the most part of the morning until K.Min sent the hantaran. And the groom's side was SO early! I'd have to give them a standing ovation for that, really. They were all donned in orange, while our side (chewwah, mengaku family sikit) wore shades of blue. It was really a beautiful morning.
After trying to keep the guests from the groom's side entertained (while K.Min put final touches to the hantaran), the majlis finally started. We got front row seats, and I've got to say I'm proud I got a bird's eye view of everything. Man, I was next to the the official photographer! He snapped, I snapped. So, I don't need to wait for the official photos to be uploaded for me to see them ;)
And then, came the akad nikah bit. As usual, the tok kadi gave a sermon of some sort about marriage and the responsibilities of both parties and then, Alhamdulillah, dengan sekali lafaz, our Jaja became Atong's wife. It was just an amazing feeling and I felt like crying. But since the bride was so composed, I thought, "Kenapa kau yang over nak nanges ni??? Mummy and Jaja pon tak nanges tau!".
The photography session ensued and I got a few to-die-for shots, so see for yourself!
After that, the guests got their food and we waited to give them their doorgifts, which are yummy chocolates with the bride and groom's names engraved on it. All day long, the bride was surrounded by people she loved, and who loved her more in return.
There was never a time I did not see her smiling and for that, I am truly grateful to Allah who made everything easy for her. And towards the end of the day, the rain came! Nadnad said that there will always be hujan rahmat on days like that and I guess it's true considering how hot the weather has been of late.
I am thankful because I know that Atong is kind and loves her very much. Please take care of our Jaja for us. If not. Hmmmm....jaga kau!
Congratulations my dear from your self-proclaimed siblings!
You deserve the best :) ♥