July 22, 2011

sweet dreams are made of these

Every now and then, I go through... a wedding phase. All of a sudden, there is a surge of semangat for all things weddings and I find myself engrossed with The Perfect Palette (all over again). I had many dreams for my wedding. But let’s not worry about that today. Or ever. After all, we have been happily married for about 7 months now.

I love it when people know exactly what they want for their weddings. The colours. The deco. The doorgifts. When it was my turn, the only 3 things I worried about were dresses, photographer and make-up. The rest, I either gave up on people much too soon during the preparations or... I didn’t have any idea how to be frugal while being different and classy. If that is even possible. I don’t know.

Essentially, my own wedding was about people and food. 2 things which were most photographed during the 2-day event. I noticed that there were no photos of centerpieces, or flowers or... details. Like photobooths or guests books. Or my own accessories, for the matter.

Yeah, I called up a vendor about a photobooth and wishing tree and guest book. Then, I decided to scratch it from my list. Much too expensive to have. Plus, the Practical Monster in me told me that even if I had a wishing tree during the Reception, I wouldn’t know what to do with it once we were married. Once we were home. Dusting wishing trees isn’t exactly my forte.

And I don’t know if anyone actually reads their guest book. Maybe it’s just me and my Practical Monster. Hmm.

I have a confession to make. I’ve only gone through my wedding album twice. And have never watched the videos yet because I am afraid to look at how silly I might sound/look. I guess the albums are for keepsakes. For when people come over and ask about our wedding.

But, had I not been so overly practical or had not given up much too soon and gotten so personal and emotional and much too busy at work, I would have probably loved to have the following details during my wedding –


Essentially, these were the colours I had in mind. Didn't know if coral and yellow would work well though as they are more or less of the same palette. I was afraid they would look too flat because they are both warm colours. But looking at the inspiration board above, it most definitely works! But of course, it was a tad difficult to ask people to come in coral. So, we told them "orange" or "peach" would be fine :)

This most definitely takes a lot of effort and time. But to me, this is different! And very cutesy too. But I opted for the typical fresh flowers. No regrets, of course. But like I said, had I been more rajin, I could've made this for myself. The colour palette matches with what I had in mind too.

These are actually doorgifts. Dahlia bunches, if I am not mistaken. But I've got a feeling that if you bunch a few of these up together. Or scatter them at the centre of the table, it would have made really pretty centrepieces. Don't think they would have cost that much, too.

Ever since I saw photos of dragees (the sweets above) in some other wedding website, I became obsessed with them. I don't know why but I think that when a couple of colours are put together like above, they make a very kemas dan cantik doorgift. But of course, dengan cuaca in Malaysia yang melampau panas at times, plus the fact that serangga like semut memang tak bagi peluang untuk simpan benda-benda ni out of the fridge, we settled for Ferrero since dah siap berbungkus dan not necessarily need to be refrigerated.

Oh, this is just something random that I like. I know that this is actually a "hover" picture, where the photo was taken above the subject. But, I can't help thinking how pretty this would be as a wall decoration, kan?

Damn, son. The shoe I like is so pretty! Here's a no brainer, right? Can you guess which one I like? If Practical Monster didn't whisper in my ear, I think I would have gone all out to customize my shoes and put that big blob of a flower on top. SO PRETTY CAN DIE!

Oh, weddings are all about sweetness and romance. I certainly think that the above screams of romaticism (if there is such a thing). When we were ordering cards, I had this in mind but it cost about RM6 per pop. And we had about 1,300 guests. Like I said before, my parents love me, but they weren't about to spend that much on cards. Lebih baik spend on food. 

For now, these are a few things which I really like which I just felt like sharing. I'm really ordinary in the sense that I like everything to be along clean, simple lines. And as you can see, I'm pretty obsessed with pinkish, coral tones. Buy hey, everyone's entitled to like any colour they want, right?

When I have the time and mood, I'll blog about how you should be aware of your body type so that you choose a dress which flatters your figure ;)

Ah, so dreamy ;)

Shy to comment? Well, never mind! Your reactions mean the world to me! Make me smile today :)


Renee Meow said...

i love these colours too..!! insyallah will be my solemnization theme colour.. so dreamyyyy.. :)

Haneesa said...

i sure do hope your dreams come true :)

tasha said...

i have stopped looking at my wedding albums once I realise how 'slim' I looked 8 months before compared to now. yikes!! haha

Haneesa said...

tasha: ahaha, i'm sure don't look too bad now, right? but however you may look, remember that it's for something totally worth it! :) tcare dear