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It’s been two weeks that we’re officially husband and wife. Yet it feels longer; in fact it feels like forever, in a good way. It feels like forever, in the sense that this is what life is meant to be like, and I’m no longer living in suspension. I’m firmly anchored now, and I feel safe and contented.

The transition has been easier than I expected, and hopefully it would be the same way when work officially resumes for me next week.

I hope I’m not just feeling this way because of the novelty of a different way of life. I’m known to be prone to ennui, but I’ll put in the effort to keep it at bay. With marriage comes more freedom to explore each other, life and the world together, and I’m looking forward to the adventure! 🙂

Every other day, I have been looking at our unofficial wedding photos taken by my sister and cousins, and the 2 or 3 posted up on social media by my official photographers. Last week, when we went sembah-sembah (the tradition of newlyweds visiting the elders, aunts and uncles for my side of the family), one common question kept cropping up: Gambar dah siap? (Are your wedding photos ready?)

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My bachelorette partayyy! – Part 2

I’m itching to gush over my wedding but I realise I have yet to finish the story about my a-mayyy-zing bachelorette party, so I thought it’s best to continue before the story basi I move on to talk about my wedding…

So after having gotten random strangers to buy me a free drink, take a photo with me and ‘kiss’ me on the cheek, here’s the next challenge I had to do:
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The Perfect Venue: The Reveal

I’m squeezing in some blogging time while my mister, ahem, husband, does his usual morning routine in the toilet.

It has been a busy busy busy period post-wedding. 14 December solemnisation and my family’s reception, 15 December the husband’s family’s reception, 16 December fly off for our honeymoon, 20 December return, 21 December do the sembah-sembah aka the tradition of newly weds visiting the elders, aunts and uncles with my parents; we covered 5 houses in the east and northeast for my family and then ended the evening with a barbecue cum karaoke gathering with the husband’s closest cousins (aka ‘the boyzzz’), respective wives, his mom and some aunts.

Yesterday, 22 December we continued the sembah-sembah beginning at 1pm and ending at 10.30pm or so, covering 7 houses. (And we still have several houses left to cover!) To say we’re exhausted would be an understatement (although the mister could still stay up to watch soccer with some of the boyzzz… bola punya pasal, penat tolak tepi! While I just washed up and prayed Isyak and went straight to bed.)

So my deepest apologies to those who have been asking about my wedding venue throughout the week. Now that the wedding is over (and the possibility of gatecrashers – no matter how far-fetched or minute the possibility – is no longer there), I’m ready for the big reveal!

Which basically means I’m going to copy and paste the email I have been sending to previous commenters, with some additional information! (The husband is back from the toilet and is already asking me what I’m doing… I tell him I’m blogging and he asks whyyyyy… looks like short quick posts would be more the norm rather than the exception soon.)

Okay okay so here’s the big reveal (yeah right)!

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Married! :)

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“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

– Judy Garland (as very aptly quoted by my – unexpectedly jiwang – photographer haha)

Photography: Flashed Studio
Outfits: Our own
Bridal makeup, hijab styling and accessories: Faceworks by Juliana Naim

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DONE!

Ok I know I said yesterday that that might be my last post but I’d just like to say…

I’m DONE sending out all pending emails! So any more queries after this will have to wait until after next Friday okay! Or maybe until next year hahaha..

It’s a great sunny morning today! Pray for good weather for me tomorrow alright guys… and also for everything to run smoothly insyaAllah.

Thanks!

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My bachelorette partayyy! – Part 1

Ok I’m now at the hairdresser’s, getting my hair a soft rebond job. Well, some may consider it a ‘waste’, especially since come my wedding day (which is 4 days away!), it’s not like I get to show off my hair anyway.. it would all be wrapped up in my hijab.. but so was the situation 2 years back when I went for my very first soft rebonding.

Despite the fact that I also had to have my hair under wraps back then, I still loved the outcome and texture, and how it made my hair oh so manageable rather than the usual thick, frizzy mop that left me cursing it every other day and wishing I could just shave it all off. Granted, it would probably be better if I had gone and get the deed done a few weeks back, but oh wells, I got busy and now that the house and my room is about 70% ready, I feel better about going off to indulge and pamper myself.

Eh, what’s with the long grandmother story about the whens and whys of my getting my hair done? What’s the relevance to the title of this post? Well, now that the salon girl has put the astronaut’s headgear thingy steamer above my head and is now tending to the other customer, I now have lots of time and some privacy to do what I love, which is blogging! I’ve been holding that itch to talk about my a-mayyy-zing bachelorette party because I had so many things to settle, and now I can unleash that backscratcher tip tap typing fingers!

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Okay so my bachelorette party took place more than a week ago.. two weeks to the wedding, to be exact. I was so excited I could hardly sleep….okay to be honest I was having a bout of BTB insomnia and was up doing something; exactly what, I can’t remember.

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7 more days!

Well technically it’s 6 more days, but it’s close to 2am now and I haven’t slept since.. 8am or so this yesterday morning so I still consider it to be Saturday. And sure, my mister is telling me to go to sleep because he’s worried I’ll fall sick, but I just can’t help but celebrate this small achievement of mine which is..
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