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The List…

Alhamdulillah, we’ve been married for more than 3 weeks now. I could never been happier, but sadly..today dear husband starts working. 😦 rindu yang teramat sangat…seriously.

I’m really sorry for abandoning this blog, dulu..I always get curious on why newlyweds jarang update their blog anymore and I understand now. haha. Other than wanting to spend time every minute and second with husband, our responsibilities and duties pun bertambah. hehe. Sementara hubby kerja ani, I might as well update here kan? mostly to avoid feeling the ‘rindu’ pulang ni. LOL. sorry….hahah.

I will start by listing out the vendors that helped in making our big day a special one. 🙂


MUA – Hajah Zaleha & Haji Zaidi

Doorgifts – Beras Kebun from my Grandparents

Attire – Materials ; bought in KL

             – Tailoring ; Anyati Tailoring

Accessories – Roza Rohaya

Pelamin – Ruzz Enterprise


Bedak Malam

MUA – Suzy RTB & Haji Zaidi

Doorgifts – Orang membedaki ;  glass container from Mangkuk Emas

                    – Jemputan ; Biscuits from Mahani M&Z Home Bakery

Attire – Anma Bridal Boutique

Accessories – Anma Bridal Boutique

Pelamin – Ruzz Enterprise



MUA – Suzy Niekman & Haji Zaidi

Doorgifts – Muffins from Pepperina’s Kitchen

Attire – Material ; Firoz Jaya & YMRM

             – Tailoring ; Nie, Kiulap

Accessories – Anma Bridal Boutique (Groom) & Roza Rohaya (Bride)

Pelamin – Ruzz Enterprise

Walkway Deco – Ruzz Enterprise

Tempat Membasuh Kaki – Dewan Sumbangsih

Qasidah – Fellas Ensemble



Photographer – Syazwany El-Hakeem

Invitation Cards – Ezy Printing


So far, ani saja dulu..Insya Allah, I will give out the reviews on each vendors and also I will def. share my experience. 🙂

Happy Wednesday.



a quick update…

Assalamualaikum friends,

I haven’t been blogging since I got married, really sorry for that. I know I have promised some reviews and insya Allah some pictures. hehe. Nothing much really, the reason why I haven’t been updating this blog is that I have been sick since after my sanding…until now. huhu. It got worst actually, my temperature suddenly naik today. 😦

Been resting a lot this week and dear husband is awesome for taking care of me. 🙂 Though in this ‘honeymoon’ phase I couldn’t be me 100% but I am so grateful to know what wonderful, amazing husband Allah has given me. :’)

Other than that, I am loving my job as a wife. 🙂 I’m still learning and so far, I love taking the role of a wife. Insya Allah I will always love being a wife. :p & it looks like, we will not go for our honeymoon because of a reason. Insya Allah, murah rezeki..nanti2 saja. hehe. Lagipun, it wouldn’t be that much fun going on vacation with me being sick.

Mudahan I will get better, insya Allah. 🙂 goodnight.

& as promised (ani dulu k..haha)…

DIY Tuesday; Save The Date project!


This is my first DIY project post. 🙂 I actually wanted to make it a weekly thing but I don’t have any specific day to choose, since today is alreay Tuesday, let’s make it DIY Tuesday! 😀

Save The Date is my first completed DIY. haha. I know! & it’s actually the latest project that I start. I wanted to have Save The Date especially for friends, so that they will know and maybe will ‘book’ that date for me. 🙂 and I planned to have it a month so before the wedding.

I know this isn’t practiced here in Brunei, but I have always wanted to have it to remind my friends so that they will know in advance and maybe will not make other plans. :p and also because, Insya Allah I will start distributing my invitations in the end of april – early may. Better not to give it out early, because people tend to forget about it. huhu. and since todays technology is very canggih and convenient, you can just make it for FREE and post it in Facebook!

My original plan was to make a video, but not exactly be in it..just a simple video telling the date and so on. tapi, takut lagging punya pasal..we decided to just make a picture. A simple one. I started making it this morning, because my creative juice was flowing. it’s just a simple picture, direct and plain? hehe.

here you go..

simple right? 🙂 This is one of the DIY that will not cost you a dime. so, why not. hehe.

Insya Allah, I will post weekly DIY ideas and project; before & after the wedding. 🙂

Goodnight friends.


I want to know what Shantung Silk is made up of? This meaning, the ones that is in Brunei, that is around $15 – $20+ per meter. Is it made up of real silk? I asked the SA and he told me that it’s not real silk but if it’s not 100% silk, ada kah inda a small portion of silk dalamnya? I’ve googled this actually, and they say that even though the material is NOT 100% silk, ada jua dalam beberapa percent silk inside it. Thus, making it still HARAM for guys to wear.

As you know, me and fiance are still searching for his kain sanding. I fell in love with Bridal Satin but sadly, our color is still out of stock and it seems like there will be no new ones soon. We have already asked for Bridal Satin in other stores and nada! *sigh* To make things worst, I went to Maszalina Boutique the other day, and I saw this one dress which caught my eye. The material was Bridal Satin + lace, peach in color. & when I saw the groom punya suit, lawa~ huhu. nyaman rasa kain nya. If I still don’t have Baju Sanding, I probably rent that one. but maybe bukan rezeki kami to wear that kain. 🙂 Insya Allah, ada lebih baik. *must stay positive*

Bridal Satin

We went to YMRM the other day and they offer us Shantung Silk. and the question of “boleh laki2 pakai?” always comes in mind. Lawa the kain, thick and sturdy but I don’t know yet. and then, they offer me Japanese Cotton. Tabal jua and lawa. and also, they offer me I think Shantung Silk jua but this one ada shiny part like Bridal Satin. Of all the three materials, I like the last one cause it’s shiny. But still, I have that question. and plus, they have our color!

So, I’m asking if anyone know kain jenis silk d Brunei usually made up of what? i.e boleh laki2 pakai? If yes boleh pakai, I would go for the Shantung Silk yang shiny one.

Thank you in advance for your help. 🙂


A little update.

Assalamualikum lovelies. 🙂

Here, I want to share a few updates and wedding errands that we managed to settle.

  • Yesterday, me and fiance went to the wedding exhibition in Manggis Mall. We didn’t survey and asked around, we just went straight to Ruzz Enterprise to ask if they’re having a promotion, and I also wanted to show fiance the pelamin that I was taking about. Glad that he liked it. 🙂 We decided to come to their store another day because we want to talk it over and plus, they didn’t have any promotion..so okay lah kali. hehe. and alhamdulillah, dapat di runding harga. 😛
  • We also went to Pesta Buku at ICC. Not much, it’s like any other pesta buku before this. We came to ask the price of the Al-Quran, and we bought it. Just a normal one, thinking of designing the deco saja to make it lawa. 🙂 like below,
  • Nikah dress; I went for my appointment at Anyati last week, and I came without any design in mind. I don’t really have any specific design but I do know what kind I want, I love gowns..like english brides. But I wasn’t sure if my kain suits that kind of design, since my kain is lace. I was thinking, lawa kah all lace dress? and I was hoping by going to anyati, we will discuss the possible design. The owner was professional and good no doubt, but for me she didn’t gave me a lot of space or option to choose.  The design that she drew was beautiful and stunning but it cost way above my budget. So, I decide to just send my nikah kain there..
  • my Sanding attire; Lastly I chose Nie to design and make my Sanding attire. I went there a few days ago to ask and discuss about it, and alhamdulillah their price and design is within my liking and budget. 🙂 and the person in charge also had some wonderful ideas. I really hope they will do their magic to make my dress so beautiful. hehe. I’m not really sure the reviews for Nie esp for sanding, I just have to have faith in it. p.s; I did my fitting and I request for them to finish it by end of april so that any alterations can be done and so that I can see how my dress will look like. *can’t wait, mudahan lawa…amin! & mudahan I loose weight. haha*
  • Groom’s sanding attire; I have surveyed and asked for the price of making a suit and basically it’s $100+. Nie’s price is actually between $80 – $100, depending on the kain. But mum insisted for us to make it at Zulkader because they are experienced in making uniforms and suits. Zulkader’s prices are around $150 – $200. The problem right now is that we can’t find a suitable kain for fiance’s suit. I love the feel of the Bridal Satin but no stock on our color. *sigh* I looked for Shantung pun nada our color. 😦 I did pulang ask if by may ada stock baru kah inda, and the S.A said insya Allah ada.. but we do have to search other places jua, if ada tempat lain..lagi bisai. but where? huhu.

So far, that’s it. Insya Allah will settle a few things lagi today. It’s 2 months plus more to our wedding, stress about my preparations. huhu. I need to re-do and check my checklist over and over again, so that I won’t miss anything. Right now, our main mission is to find kain for my fiance for his sanding. I really hope ada stocknya latest by april..atu pun, I don’t know if enough time for them to buat. Miri ada kah? sanggup ku ni ke miri seorang diri..haha. *kes desperate dah..*

another obstacle to overcome. Ya Allah, mudahkanlah segala urusan kami. 😦

Wedding shoes.

Yes, wedding shoes! Colorful wedding shoes to be exact. hehe. Haven’t started searching for one, but will do insya Allah by next month. 🙂 I’m looking for either a peep toe or pumps. Not too high, and wearable. That’s important.

Charles & Keith? Shoe Lovers? Vincci? Pazzion? Where else can we find a suitable bridal shoes? or make one? my mum once said that her friend made a custom made shoe, and if i’m not mistaken it cost around $100+. Quite okay right? Sadly I’m not sure where’s the place. Will update if I know where. 🙂

Last year, me and my friends went to Syarikat Hasla Fashion & Design (thanks to wii, cause I forgot their name :p) and they can make shoes yang songket. or you can bring your shoes and they will I think lakatkan the songket on it. but i’m not into it, better buy that we can use again in the future right?

& I think, sale habis dah. huhu. Is there any upcoming sale before May? May pun inda apa, as long it doesn’t starts in June. 😀

Assalamualaikum, Happy 28th National Day Negaraku, Brunei Darussalam. 🙂

In dilemma

Okay, here’s the story…

Originally I will be having 6 events (bedak siang, nikah, bedak malam, berpacar, sanding & ambilan), and the dates are confirmed. But this past few weeks, I have been thinking whether to proceed with the ambilan event or not? My main concern is for my relatives who lives in tutong and belait. and a few days ago, we have decided to cancel the ambilan event, and go for a Doa Selamat few weeks after the sanding instead.

My problem is, I have already bought my kain for ambilan, and to give that as my hantaran would be like “bilatah kan ku pakai ni?”, because the kain is suitable for wedding, kalau kan di pakai untuk hari raya or orang kahwin, too meriah. hehe. Right now, my plan is to make my Sanding baju from that kain. & by that, this means that I have to cancel our plan to wear songket. *sigh* Although I don’t really have a favorite kind of kain but in my mind, I actually would like to wear songket. If not time kahwin, bila lagi? But things happens for a reason, and we will just go with the flow..insya Allah, maybe things would be better than what we hoped for. 🙂

I am slowly accepting not wearing songket, and my quest right now is to find a suitable design for a non-songket attire. For me, finding a design for the bride is easier than for the groom. and alhamdulillah, I have a design already in mind. & for my fiance, we’re planning to just rent his attire. Mostly the bridal boutiques here in Brunei offered songket, and the not songket one looks like indonesian style, which I don’t really fancy.

I’m looking for this kind of design;

This kind of design is okay I think, suitable for my fiance. Not too much on the sinjang probably.

I actually love this kind of design for the groom. simple but yet segak.

Those are the two choices for my fiance. Which one looks the best? From my opinion, both of them fits my fiance cause he’s tall but I’m not sure which suits him more. Personally, I will choose the last picture. I always love groom who wears like that..not too much and like I said, nampak segak. But, so far when I searched the baju in bridal boutiques here, the one I found that is actually ngam with my kain, is like the 1st and 2nd design. I haven’t stumbled upon designs from the 3rd picture. huhu. If we were to just make his attire like that, will it be expensive? anyone know what kind of material sesuai for that design (3rd one)?

Will update lagi regarding this. 🙂 Mudahan Allah SWT memudahkan urusan kami. amin yarab. Today, 3 months exact!!!


Deciding on Pelamin.

Me and my family went scouting for the perfect pelamin this past few days. We’re looking for a small pelamin for my house to use for my nikah and bedak malam event. I have some that I like, it’s simple..and alhamdulillah, when I ask if I could change here and there, they can cater to whatever we want.

I just realized that I’m picky and I want what I want. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. When I look at the pictures, I know what I’m looking for..and when they suggest this and that, I usually say flat no or yes. I hope I wasn’t a pain by being like that. huhu. What I want is basically a white plain backdrop with colorful flowers (not too much). Right now, I’m so in love with white pelamin..like really, it’s so beautiful. Examples below;

very simple and very nice. A touch of color here and there would be great. 🙂

I love love love this. More color on the flowers would be great! Wish to have similar to this for my house pelamin.

loving the white theme, but I will change the flowers to a colorful one.

this one sesuai for sanding. A little too plain for my taste I guess..more colorful flowers for sure. 🙂

This pelamin is at the top of my list right now! So loving it. especially the flowers..i'm crazy for the flowers. *excited* lol. This would be so nice for my sanding pelamin..maybe change the pelamin a bit, bigger. But that type of flowers I like..and yes, I don't mind it being that many (just not too much sampai kami laki bini tenggelam. haha)

So far, I haven’t found ‘the one’. As for dear fiance, he actually doesn’t care..he usually just go with the flow. As long as I go through him and he accepts it, then it’s a-okay for me. 🙂

On the other hand, maybe I should ask vendors to customize my pelamin? will it be more expensive that renting the existing one? Though I know what I want but I can be confused in making the final decision. huhu. I have to keep in mind that I am on a budget, and I must keep it simple. Like I always said..pelamin sekajap saja tu, no need to spend that much. 😀

One of the reason why I love my fiance is that although he’s the one that is calm and going with the flow type of guy, he’s the one that makes the final decision when I can’t make mine. He’s the one that thinks clearly, think wisely and thinks about the future. I’ll be easily caught up with all hoopla. 😛 hehe, sorry being jiwang there… 🙂

okay, back to my story..I think I got carried away. hehe. I haven’t made my decision yet on the pelamin today..for the house pelamin, I will discuss with my family. I hope their okay with what I want. For Nikah and bedak malam event, a simple and small pelamin will do. So far, that I like is $600..mum thinks that’s too expensive for a house pelamin..what do you think? Last last, I’m back to DIY’ing my pelamin ni.

Over all, my preparation is still slow like always but alhamdulillah it’s progressing. I feel blessed that as slow as it is, it is running smoothly. some hiccups here and there but we will always stay positive, Insya Allah 🙂

and before ending this post, a big congratulations to Imam muda Hassan and his wife. Love seeing them happy and berseri. Lawa~


Really love their attire. 🙂

Assalamualaikum, goodnight.

DIY update

Hello ladies, & gents? 🙂

A sneak preview of my DIY door gift boxes;

colorful papers.

Nice colors right? will update more on my progress from time to time. Right now, I need to finish this, I’m working my butt off..pray for me. 🙂


DIY in progress


A few weeks ago, I tried on tutorials after tutorials for making my sanding campur boxes. & alhamdulillah, I have the perfect one already & alhamdulillah also, my family loves it. I tried changing muffins to cookies for sanding event but after discussing more on this, maybe we will stick to muffins. 🙂

I know people worry when I want to DIY..but, hey..I trust myself, and I hope people trust me. I don’t mind working my butt off for this couple of months..so that the last month towards my wedding, I can relax a bit. Because of taking this huge task, I decided to maybe cut a few DIY, just in case I don’t have time to do that…

so far, my DIY things to do;

  • My Invitation Cards.
  • Flower decorations & Bouquet.
  • Campur boxes for Sanding.
  • the Campur for Sanding & Berbedak.
  • Mini Pelamin (still discussing on this)

That’s it, hmmm, is it still the same as before? Macam I didn’t cut off anything kan? hee. In sya Allah everything will be okay. There is a reason why I want to DIY, apart from it being what I’m passionate about..I decided to DIY the things I mentioned because, I calculated..and alhamdulillah, DIY is cheaper that buying.

Pray for me…mudahan di lancarkan urusanku. Amin.