So I had my reception at Taman Rimba Kiara..hence I called it the garden reception...but to me it wasn't like a garden wedding that we used to imagine in the western countries..I like open air concept (relaxed & fun wedding), but lets face the reality..it's Malaysia..it can rain anytime...
A week before my reception, I got freaked out when my bestie called up and told me that the weather forecast said it was going to rain cats & dogs on the 3rd of July..it got me worried sick that I couldnt stop praying and asked my family members (also the inlaws) to pray hard.. ;)
Alhamdulillah, on the night itself, it wasn't raining at all, not even drizzling...(except in the evening before dusk)...it made some of the works to be delayed..like Kak Wanie had to take down all the lanterns that she already hung up and Ashylla was unable to arrange all the table centerpieces..
Working with 3 decoraters was indeed a good experience...it all happened unexpectedly..
KerjaKahwin Design & Collections team was made responsible to be the main decorator.
Things that they did included the dais, lantern deco, fairy lights for transparent canopy, fairy lights for palm trees and other trees, hanging umbrellas deco at the main entrance and the walkways....
I have never imagined my dais to be this simple and romantic. It was totally a surprise for me. The first time I saw it when I walked down the red carpet got me really excited and WOW...
KerjaKahwin and team did a magnificent job. During few meets ups with Kak Wanie, she did few pelamin sketches but nothing was like this. I only told her repeatedly, I wanted a dais full of flowers and look sweet...
I just love the flowers that she chose!really to my liking..but the turn off point was only that the stage was a bit too small..it was kinda difficult during photo taking..whereby, we had to moved few of the vase to make space so that people can wiggle their way in at the back of the chair..dah la everything looked very fragile..takut jugak ada vase yg pecah, jenuh nak ganti..
The flower walkways pulak was custom made for me. I mintak KerjaKahwin sediakan walkways yg nampak tinggi with round flower arrangement dan ia mestilah dalam warna lain selain putih :) ..and instead of bunga pom pom, I wanted a lot of roses..
Earlier in my previous entry, I did mention that I planned to have a lot of fairy lights to brighten up the place..sooooo, KerjaKahwin lighten up the place with 6000 bulbs of fairy lights!!..Of coz the main light came from the canopies and the spotlight, but having those fairy lights did help to bring out a romantic mood to that night...
The fairy light was not only decorated at the palms trees, but KerjaKahwin did some for the other trees and also for the transparent canopy too..
To hang up the fairy lights took a whole day effort..very leceh and susah. After seeing the team bertungkus lumus memanjat pokok, gantung wayar sini, gantung wayar sana, I totally understand why transparent canopy with fairy lights deco can be very expensive..
The lantern deco ideas came up after I saw some pictures from Shajaratul Design's blog. Initially, my plan was to hang the lanterns just for a deco..however, KerjaKahwin came up with a brilliant idea to provide all the colourful lantern with light bulbs...it added up an extra lighting to the place
The hanging umbrellas deco at the reception entrance was totally KerjaKahwin's idea..coz I dah tak de idea. Kering kontang dah otak time tu. KerjaKahwin decided on this pon last minute. Last meeting was 2 weeks before the event, Kak Wanie showed the umbrellas to me, nak dapatkan approval..Well, I have no objection to it (at all..). Baikla ada something dari tak de apa2 langsung..
Talking about my second decorator, I met her during bloggers gathering at The Zon, KL last April. Remember her booth? Ashylla decorated her booth with few dulang from her nikah, an album and also few flower arrangement on a glass..hah, those flowers lah yg really caught my eyes and terus I tanya dia whether dia amik tempahan or not...then dia senyum2 malu jer :) and ingat tak yang Ashylla ada sediakan paper notes for her guests to write any wishes etc for her..soo, I pon took one and wrote something like this
"do contact me if you're ready to provide those beautiful table centrepiece for my wedding :)"
Few weeks after, I receieved her email..telling that she is ready..Alhamdulillah..hehe.. Subsequently, we've been exchanging emails thru whitelacetale.weddings.
I was very confident with whitelacetale.weddings as everything that we discussed, came along with pictures..and everything that she showed are to my liking...soo..disebabkan itulah, from just asking her to do the table centerpieces, tiba2 I minta dia tolong buatkan guestbook table, tiba2 tambah candy buffet table, then hantaran pulak and tiba2 the maintable deco set up came into the discussion..haha...
For a newbie like her, I must say that her job was beyond superb!!!!
Tanpa Ashylla & whitelacetale.weddings team, majlis I takkan sempurna :)
Here are some of the pictures of her decos..
deco on guestbook table
table centerpiece with candles
biggest table centerpiece
Oh...do visit their blog for more pictures :)
I never tell any of my decorator about my wedding theme..coz I don't have one!! I just told them that I love soft colours, maybe a bit of pink, and a bit of purple...WALLAH..they both nailed it!!
For those who are still searching for a decorator, do consider them to be part of your wedding team.. :)
p/s: the 3rd decorator I will reveal some other time..
It's first Ramadhan people, I would like to wish all Muslim bloggers and readers out thereSelamat Berpuasa :)