Coney Island Cycling!

Over the long Christmas weekend, my fiance and I decided to spend some quality time that we’ve been missing out from these past few months, and we planned a whole day of fun. So on Tuesday, he took a day off from work just so that we could go to Coney Island for some nature-loving 😉 Hahahaha

The nearer we get to our big day, the more I cherish such moments because I realise that amidst the wedding-planning frenzy and chaos, what truly matters is we take the time to each other to reconnect. After all, we will be spending the rest of our lives together insyaAllah. And to be honest, it was a beautiful experience after my 5 day trip to KL (read : settling miscellaneous wedding errands and buying wedding accessories etc etc with my parents = STRESSSSS).

It was just the 2 of us, enjoying the peace and quiet of Coney Island. And to be honest, it was such a good idea to go on a Tuesday because there was basically NOBODY else cycling on the dirt path with us, except for some teenagers and elderly folk.

I implore all you b2bs to take some time to de-stress because believe me, I KNOW how stressful all the prep and planning can get. Just take a day off if you can afford it, relish in deep conversation and activities that both of you enjoy. 🙂

 

 

 

Wedding Cards Appointment 1

As part of the package signed with The Chevrons, we are entitled to wedding cards amounting to 80% of total no. of pax. The vendor that The Chevrons has partnered with is T Dragon Cards (hahaha I think the name is so cute – sounds like a gangsta rapper name) and we were to make a trip there for a viewing and selection of card design.

As mentioned before, my sister and brother took up the exact same packages as me years back, so we did have some experience dealing with them. They are a Chinese company specialising in Chinese wedding cards, BUT they do have experience with creating Malay wedding cards, so to not to worry.

The basic aesthetic of the company is simple, cleancut, and classy wedding cards. This is NOT the company for you if you want a wedding card that:

  • Contains caricatures of you and your spouse to-be
  • Is very cutesy and youthful-looking
  • Contains cartoons or comic-style cards

It is however, the wedding card company for you if you prefer white/ivory/red backgrounds with beautiful gold lettering, or timeless card designs. This fit my bill perfectly, so it wasn’t a difficult appointment at all

Upon arriving, we were given several portfolio albums to browse through to choose our card design. They have some older albums but when probed, the lady attending to us did show us her newer collections (consisting of mainly floral and hipster-ish type designs, but still very simple and elegant).

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE florals and english paisley designs… but not for my wedding card. In my opinion, these designs tend to look busy and Crabtree & Evelyn-esque, and not reflective of my wedding theme. So I stuck with the white and ivory-based cards.

We found some standard open-and-close cards, but as I looked around the display cabinets, I found one that struck me as particularly modern yet classy-chic:

 

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It’s just an open two-faced card, with intricate border, and I chose to top up more cash for the shiny gold lettering. Of course it will be two-faced because the card will be in English and Malay.

I’m so glad I found the card that I like, and upon showing it to my fiance, he loved it too 🙂 Yay!

 

100 Days Away!

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I downloaded the wedding countdown app many weeks ago, and have been using it to track important dates like ROMM registration (done!). Speaking of that, it was a smooth process done online within 10-15 minutes, and my fiance did it while I slept soundly at 12am hahahaha well he volunteered for the task and i willingly obliged 😛

We booked our nikah at 11am (just to take note, you can only book hourly slots, meaning no such thing as 10.30 or 10.45 or 11.30, you have to round it up to the nearest hour and plan your event accordingly yeah :D). We chose Ustaz Muhammad Zahid Mohd Zin, alhamdulillah. We had no preference of any particular kadi, we just choose according to who’s available and also try our best to choose one in the west side. So ROMM registration is done, we’ll have to go down for the interview with my dad sometime in January, insyaAllah.

So…. 100 days to go. I surprisingly don’t feel much. When asked by family and friends how I’m feeling as the day draws nearer, I’ll just smile and say I’m excited. Because I am! HAHAHAH. I feel so ready to take the next step, settle down and grow old with him. InsyaAllah.

Of course I’m stressed out too. I have yet to clear my room for him, make plans for the “bridal room”, and the thought of having someone stay in with me for the rest of my life does freak me out a bit. I’ve been living with my parents, just the 3 of us, for a good 3-4 years ever since my brother got married and moved out. I’ve been very comfortable doing my “own thing”, not really caring about serving or taking care of another person. (my parents are the self-sufficient and mind-their-own-business type)

I spoke to my fiance about it, and he said he wouldn’t know what to suggest either. I must be mindful that he is going through the exact same thing as me… in fact because he is moving IN to my house, it’ll be weirder and an even steeper learning curve for him. May we always choose to love over anything else, and May God always bless us with patience, love, and compassion towards one another.