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What the heck you guysssss???!!

Korang2 betol punye fastest fingers first eh! Naughty eh! Tarak kasi wa chance wo…

Super frustrated and I know I only have myself to blame. Wanted to have my kompang booked but ALAS! Semua yang aku nak dah signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours by other more efficient brides-to-be.  And also, I’d like to especially and lovingly extend the blame to my fiance, Z, for spending so much of his time……DOING NOTHING.  Kata je, ” Okay2 I research kkkkk”. Habok pon takde.

Akrab and Andika Prak Bing Bing has been fully booked. Booked sampai 2020 agaknye. I don’t know any other kompang groups because , let’s be honest, it’s just not something me and Z would extensively look into (because he thinks he’s French and can’t be bothered about the Malay culture) and also we would not have thought in a million years that itu adalah pilihan orang ramai.

I bet Z would be super ecstatic if I were to strike out kompang from the checklist. Relax sudah bro.

I was looking at the other kompang troops available but semua pakai songkok tinggi2 and adorned with feathers pulak…..walauwey! And then the baju all kilat2 and beraneka warna mcm chingay festival. Please. Jangan.

My fellow BTB’s , as you can all see, I am alone because SOME people tak boleh harap. Can you guys please recommend any other kompang groups so I might at least have a look into it? Kasihani lah diri ku ini.



Wani ❤


Videographer : Clinched!

Once upon a time, I thought the idea of having a videographer was slap-in-the-knee super lame, and I couldn’t grasp the concept. And that it was just something gimmicky that photographers incorporate into their package in hopes of sucking out more blood money from us, the unsuspecting grooms and brides-to-be.

Weren’t photos enough? Asal ngada2 nak kena video ni semua. I wasn’t interested and the thought of wasting a major portion of our money for it was off-putting. Though at that point of time, I had never watched a single wedding video. (But still had the balls to pass judgement). Mintak kena hiyak-dishh x 2! 

And then, I did some serious, extensive CSI research on wedding videography, you know, to see what it’s all about. And man, did I ever cave. I CAVED damn you.

There was a special something in videos that photography just cannot capture. K bawak bertenang.

I trusted the BTBs of the wedding blogosphere world to have already listed out the finest videographers in the industry on their pages. Well well, you guys did not disappoint!

Of course, there was everyone’s top favourite:

Bliss Photo+Cinema


(Source: Bliss Photo+Cinema)

Here’s a highlight video from Bliss Photo+Cinema:

(Source: Bliss Photo+Cinema)

I mean  it’s alright…but it didn’t manage to blow me away or anything. Like I said, Bliss Photo+Cinema is totally in my good-to-go list for a pre-wedding shoot. But, other than that…I’d have to sleep on it.

Then there were talks about another contender:


Check them out:

(Source: Videosmith)

Nothing struck me with this one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lovely video,  with a lovely looking couple. It just did. not. strike. a. chord. with. me.

There were a few other solid videographers around, but me and Z finally found one we both liked loved. We saw their videos and fell in love with them. Hard.

It was so chop-chop, no more thinking, no second-guesses, no what-if’s. I emailed them, set an appointment, went for the appointment a few days later, laid down a deposit and secured a slot. Whatintheworld. Madness.

I do get that some couples would rather go for several appointments with different companies before they come to a concrete decision. I’m the complete opposite. All my vendors were secured within the 1st appointment. We only met up with 1 company from each industry, that’s it. And this is also thanks to my tabiat pemalas

Ok enough talk.

The videographer we struck gold with is none other than:

Red Tape Projects

Here are my top 3 favorite highlight videos from them:


(Sources : Red Tape Projects)

I love the way how each videos starts off. Though I do realise that these are just highlights, I thought they were splendidly done.

PAUSE KEJAP PLEASE. I feel the need to unnecessarily share my comments on each vid.

Haikal + Adlina: I found the entire video to be ridiculously cool lah kan. And the couples’ outfit (2:52), is nothing short of unique, the entire get-up (ala2 P. Ramlee) definitely deserves a mention. It was so ol’ skool, right down to the dais. The wedding was held at Jalan Ampas; Wheeler’s Yard.

Azri + Quraisha: This video, I find, is super adorable. The couple in it is a mixture of all sorts of cute. I can tell both groom & bride exude spontaneity.

Fathi + Dira: Can I just take a second to tell you how gorgeous the bride’s white wedding gown is? And also just how diabetic-ally sweet this video is?

And these were the videos that had mine & Z’s hearts set on Red Tape. (Btw, Red Tape sound so XXX. Haha. Sigh…me and names.)

We met up with the husband-wife duo team, Nurul and Ayim. Oh god, I hope I got their names right.

We went to their home office located at Chestnut Avenue, but before that, we just had to get lost. It has become a tradition really, me & Z, losing our way before any important appointments. There were a whole bloody series of Chestnut roads eh. Chestnut Drive, Chestnut Crescent, Chestnut Lane, Chestnut Bapakkau.

We took a taxi but ended up having to walk for a good half an hour after. And all these while kena an earful by Z for giving Uncle Taxi the wrong direction. (lol. which I did.) Excuse my wedding brain, tengah excited what!

So apparently, their home office is this new, jaw-dropping gorgeous condominium. Smacked right in the middle of nowhere. When we finally arrived at Chestnut Avenue, me and Z were like ,” Waaait…This can’t be it.”  WELL IT IS IT.

By the time we were at their front door, we were sweating buckets. Makeup dah cair, rambut dah ronyok. Pandang sekali mesti hilang selera. SO. EMBARRASSING.

Ayim heartily greeted us and so we entered their stunning home. I can say, hands down, without a doubt, they are by far the friendliest, most down-to-earth people to ever exist. They made us feel welcomed and I found them to be so easy and pleasant to talk to.


(That’s Ayim in black, far right wearing a cap & Nurul, obviously the rose amongst the thorns)

They weren’t hoity-toity like one would expect from most condo-occupants. Ayim looks like the kind of guy who has no problem lepak-ing with members kat kedai kopi sampai pagi and Nurul is the kind who would listen to you in fascination and be like, ” OMG ya! ya! Me tooo!!

They didn’t make the appointment seem like an appointment at all. It was still raya at that point of time, so they were like “Eh jempot lah makan, asal taknak makan, sedap tau tapak kuda”. (memang sedap, aku actually da makan banyak, orang je tak nampak).

Red Tape Projects offers photography (see below) as well but we were more attracted to their video packages, since I feel that it is their area of expertise. So they showed us videos after videos, explained their packages, and one of the things I appreciated was how flexible they were with the deposit. They didn’t care to fix a certain amount. ** well there was a fixed deposit stated on their printed package, but they were pretty alright with not receiving the full deposit during the appointment **

I can only wish that more vendors would follow suit. Planning a wedding is no piece of cake. The best companies get snagged within a moment’s notice and if you don’t put a certain amount of deposit, then you can kiss your dream wedding goodbye. It’s so overwhelming to come up with deposits after deposits, and by the hundreds too, just so your date’s secured. There are times that I wished I shat out cash. Really.

A few photos by Red Tape Projects:

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(Sources: Red Tape Projects)

So anyways, we’ve got our Videographer, and I for one, am super pleased with our decision.  *throws confetti*


Bunny ❤

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Décor: The Gorgeous Jentayu

First, let us all marvel at the wonder that is, Jentayu.

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(Source: Jentayu Gallery)

OK, moment over.

I knew Jentayu, errr’body knows Jentayu, those that are NOT getting married knows Jentayu.  I fell head over heels when me & Z went to THE main wedding exhibition in Expo (I can’t remember the name of said event). Whatever, I go every year with no purpose, lol, well except…the food.

Z never fails to tremble with fear every time I drag him down and dive head first to any pameran pengantin. Trick: Must do a pathetic face, only then he relents.


From the start, Jentayu has been pujaan hati ku. How do they manage to make the next decor vendor look like a drab all the time is beyond me.

Right off the bat, Jentayu wasn’t my first option, since me guts tells me it’s going to be expensive. Fact is, I didn’t think I wanted a decor company at all, seeing that Gurame provides decor and dias.

But basic.

Very basic.



(Source: Wedding Jitters)

Being ever so coy, so cunning and so clever, I managed to talk Z into engaging an external decor company. Keith, the Manager of Gurame informed that we can definitely do-away with their decorations and they can offset the price to something else. Nak top up makan ke….nak pay for cleaning services ke…suka hati ikut cita rasa masing-masing. I, for one, was pleased by how flexible Keith was with their wedding packages. Even allowing us to have an extra hour for Nikah! I forgot to mention Keith I know. You guys would like him. He’s a friendly dude, easy to talk to, very down-to-earth.


We were told that Fatimah Mohsin is totally banned from Gurame……like forever! Because apparently FM does not know how to follow rules. Like jangan ketok2 paku on their property…tapi KETOK JUGAK. Ok lah maybe not banned  forever, I don’treally  know for how long. Keith mentioned it as being a taboo or something. I don’t know if he’s just avoiding from getting his property damaged or if…or if….*** woooo~~wooo~~I mean, Gurame is, after all, located just by the sea. 

***woooo~~wooo~~ is a sound made by a ghost. In my head.

Anyway! The first decor company I find myself wanting was Mariah & Shah. Tell me you don’t want them. I dare you.

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(Source: Mariah & Sham)

Oh and they did one at Gurame as well:


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My heart skipped a beat, you know in a good way. I knew I had to have them. It was exactly what I wanted. The dais, clean, so simple, not too heavily decorated. I mean would you cover up a sea-view pelamin?? Mad love for M & S. (Lol, nasib baik bukan S&M! haha.) 

So I emailed them immediately, and I think they only managed to reply EONS later after which they never replied again. MATI KERING.


So that’s that. It doesn’t bloody matter if you’re the cream of the crop, if you don’t think replying e-mails is worth doing, then I’ll take my money somewhere else, really. I don’t get vendors who just don’t give a shit. At least have the decency to set an auto reply to inform your potential clients that you’ll be away or something.  NI TAKDE. No work ethics, none at all. Ape lagi, skip ah jack!

Next contestant, DaunDco & Wedding. Who I have to admit, does a damn impressive void-deck job. You can hardly tell that it’s a void deck, I kid you not!

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(Source: DaunDco & Wedding)

HOMAHGAAAWD! HOMAHGAAAWD! HOMAHGAAAWD! It’s super pretty, and man, the colors they incorporate into each wedding decor, urgh! Right there, you can recognize effort when you see it. Wanted but, I don’t know. I would have signed their papers in a heartbeat if I were to have a void-deck wedding, no questions asked.  But I kinda felt like I had to look for a decor company who has had a hand at the location that me & Z are getting married at.

So that led us back to…Jentayu again.

We met up with Joji, put down a deposit and done! I was happy with my choice, wasn’t ecstatic, but happy. AND THEN I GOT HAPPIER.

A few weeks later, Jentayu posted several photos of a job they did at Gurame. Jempot lah tengok:

photo 1 photo 2 (1) photo 2 photo 4

(Source: Jentayu Gallery)

Oh did I mention the brooding troll that lives under a bridge, who was with me at the appointment with Jentayu? Yup, he was just sitting there, so deadly quiet, just…brooding. Joji even asked why was he so quiet. * throws hands in exasperation*

And then when we got out of there, he was like, “I gave my opinion what”. NO EH, a 2-word answer is NOT an opinion.

But then member pacified me by bringing me to Changi to eat satay. LOL. I am so disturbingly easy to please.


Aku nak pelamin kelihatan suci tak boleh ke! xD

So there’s that. Settle to the kettle. Could not be happier with our choice of décor company!!




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