We finally our wedding photos. Yup! 6 months of patience-test. Hahahaha. Ok let’s do this final review before I can wrap up my whole wedding-thingajy even though dah basi lah k, dah gemok gedempol pon!
We got the Husb+Wife team for our actual day as we had booked them way in advance during our photo+video hunt. On actual day itself came another Chinese photographer who was their ‘understudy’, just to let him have a feel of what and how Malay wedding is done. Extra photographer = extra photos no? No lah, but thanks to him we had gotten some nice shots that were uploaded to his IG/FB before our official photos were out. Yani and the videographer (didn’t get his name) was at my side while Isk was at the husb’ side before nikah and we all came together during the whole event. They made us feel comfortable and at ease even though we had to pose very awkwardly (cheek to cheek/nose to nose) infront of our relatives (dah halal) but still shy shy cat whatt. Nak hold hands pon segan! Pair them up with our awesome stay-thruout-MUA Kak Nuris = pecah perot kind of day! They were not very calculative when we exceeded the hours by abit (I can be quite meticulous about such things; we were supposed to end shoot by 6 as the extra hour was from 5pm to 6pm, but we left the MPH at 505 and only started to take photos about 520 or so? We ended at 635 and that meant we had exceeded by 35 minutes, so I told her we should just pay extra hour and continue til 7pm. But they told us not to waste money and that it was not good to stay at such places till 7pm since little Azra was around. So it was really alhamdulillah for the flexibility!)
We didn’t expect to wait this long for our photos, TBH. We had asked how long was the waiting period to receive them prior to signing the contract but no definitive answers were given. Checked around and most of them receive about 3-4 months after event. Fair enough. But what I feel could have been better is them being upfront about the waiting time and response rate (I sound like Facebook). It took them a long time to reply our messages but we had that much faith in them to have our products be the best it could be that the wait will be worth it. So when we were given the choice to choose the color of our printed photobook, we were excited… LIKE FINALLY.
And on the day we collected our albums, it was with such surprise that we were given 2 albums instead of 1 because she said there were just too many photos that they could not squeeze all of it in! And when we browsed through the DVDs for the soft copy version, we took 2 hrs ++ just to browse through DAY 1. That’s also one of the reasons why I took them; they will return back ALL shots taken on the event day even though the shots are not included in the album. Good ya? The other packages that we saw will only return soft copies of the shots printed and in the album given. So there were some funny but still nice shots that was worth laughing at hehehe.
(But till as of today, we still have not collected this + our video. Its okay because it’s already uploaded online!)
And was it worth the wait?
His side is very the emotional+tears kind whereas my side is what you call ‘tough love’. Pepagi buta before we left for nikah je dah boleh bertekak hahaha until Kak Nuris asked me to CAAALM DOOWNN. Bye nak pergi kahwin
My horrendous pelamin. Sighs x100000
Bibik and my cousin (in red) was the ice-cream ladies of the day!
Oh dear sanggul, thank God I could tahan you. It was not bad, really. It could move and jiggle.Always getting ‘scolded’ by MUA and photographers; “Eh hello ingat sikit dengan suami awak tu jangan jalan menonong!” Haha prove that I was always leaving my husband behind cos I am used to walking fast. Kene tinggal je.The BIL and cousins getting ready for warrrrrr. This is my “You think you can pass through meh” face And this is the “oh shit” face
The girls made the boys dance to Zapin which Sri Mahligai initially just played the rhythm on the rebana but the violin (if I rem correctly) joined as well. Sigh can I ever express how much I love their songs and how professional they were? I’ve watched some other ‘newer’ bands of similar genre but mistakes~~ mistakes~~ everywhere. To someone who’d perform for shows for years, rhythms and tones are my (and husb’s) forte. So must must be perfect. Can sit together tanak tengok each other lah pulakMy cousin silat for us. Love love this shot together with our kompang Ukiran Rentak, which was ON BEAT always. Though we felt bad that they had to wait for quite a while as we were late 😦
Got to credit my sister @Whimsiwhisk for whipping the dessert table up! The effort that she took (had to book a hotel in Changi area to assemble the items instead of her home as she stays in Toh Guan) to bring everything to the venue.. I give AAA++. Too bad we only got to taste a little bit. The rest entah ke mana~ And If only she had more pompoms to spare I’d have asked her to make more of those big flowers so I can rip apart the fake ones on the pelamin. Now THAT is HUGE, Elly. Not your plastic ones.
Looking and thinking back, I think I should have prepared a speech eh? I’m not someone who expresses this kinds of thank yous in person esp to my family members so you wont expect me to tear up that kind of thing, but I wished I had prepared a more formal speech for my family and husband. Though the chances of my mom listening to the speech is very low (she was actually still running around the MPH and only stopped to wave when I called out to her), I still feel I should have done it. Oh well~
So yes, to me, I’m glad the end products are what we expected. Captured all the moments that we would have loved to be captured, and that was only the snippets. The second waiting (hopefully not to long) game to collect the remaining videos continues. Alhamdulillah.