Thursday, March 7, 2013


Yes, it took this long. But it was worth the wait.

Here comes our gorgeous bride ~

Nik and his beautiful Jun bride walked towards the 'pelamin' led by little Amira, the cutest flower girl on earth, accompanied by the rich, mellifluous lyrics of 'Getaran Jiwa' which enveloped the room and hushed the crowd. After the blessings were done they walked back serenaded by Nat King Cole's soft baritone with 'When I fall In Love'

                                      ~ The young and the not so young ~

                                 ~ The 'pelamin' or dias ~

~ The brass stand holds a potpourri of sweet rose petals, scented, golden grains of rice, fine strings of fragrant pandan leaves and a vessel for sprinkles of rose water ~ 

                                                              ~ The 'Bersanding' ceremony ~

                                                  ~And so they were blessed ~
                                      ~The Bride's Parents ~

                                          ~ The Groom's parents ~

~And of course.... details are everything ~

Yes, I made the guest book and the signage that you see ~

 ~ Gilded some edges with gold...paint ~

                          ~ used an old earring for the bookmark ~

And on the inside ~  I scalloped and distressed the edges of every page ~ what can I say ...I was happily obsessed ~

As if that wasn't enough I drew lines ~ and stamped vintage-y pictures on every alternate page ~ love the kitty ~

Pretty paper cones my daughter Natalia and her lovely friend Sha made for cupping the appetizers ~ laced them with paper lace and filled them with crunchy seaweed crackers ~ I think the guests enjoyed it...many asked for the recipe

I sewed linen and lace pouches, added pearls.....fake....hand-stitched aqua roses from organza and made tags ~ then I strung them with pearly blue and white ribbons for prettiness ~

.... and filled them with mints and a pretty rose embellished note that said .." These favour bags were handcrafted with love. Coffee was used to colour them a light brown. Lace was added for delight. Each rose tenderly hand-stitched. But, like love & marriage, perfection is not to be expected. It adds to the charm. " Enjoy &.....

Love heart cards I created to accent the the trays of bridal gifts ....I added the words 'cherish', 'honour', 'respect' and je t'aime' ..

I cut, folded and created scripted brown paper bags with ribbon-y handles, wrapped those special gifts for the main table in pretty floral paper, embellished them with strips of vintage book paper, aqua ribbons and a mini bouquet of flowers.... 

   ~  Fluffy lacey flowers I made to accent the brown gift bags ~

                                               ~ Then I told myself to ~

The hour before ~

The hour after ~

 Love black and whites ~

The usherettes for the dearest sister in pink, her daughter in red and my daughter's friend ~ 

Our daughter, second from right, and her pretty friends ~ even more usherettes for the evening ~

Me was busy ~ upstairs & downstairs ~

Nik making his speech for the night ~ And the wedding cake that I made...I loved how it turned out...the top tier is covered in a fondant "manuscript" and the bottom tier was decorated to give a fabric and lace effect. ..The vintage theme....

Cutting the wedding cake...that I made.:)

Cutting yet another cake specially made for the lovebirds at the main table ~ :)

~This was what Jun was cutting...and that was why Nik was beaming ~ a chocolate cake piled high with maltesers ~ 

Forgive me for drumming this in ....but yes I made that too.

~ The bestman ...our middle son, Zad ~

Below is the dessert table spread with cakes that yours truly baked, transported and set up...with the help of a dear friend and my dearest sister and her family ~

We served a range of cakes..carrot cake, brownie bottom cheese cake, a dobos torte, apple cake, a fruit tart and many more plus a variety of Malay cakes....In short it was a hit...swiped clean by the end of the evening :) 

                                                          ~ A Dobos Torte ~

A family shot ~ yours truly in white next to my aunt in black ~  My mother in lavender, husband in white standing next to husband of my aunt. 

My husband and his brothers (such serious men all) and their lovely, lively wives ~

With my sister and her lovely girly family ~ our youngest son, Rab, is in the centre between his lovely cousins ~

What they did upstairs before going down to join the guests ~ Little Amira, our flower girl has quite a personality and was adorable :)

                                                 "She did it!"

Nik and Jun with Nik's cousins, my brother's sons, and their wives and little baby Naira~

                                                   With my sweet  nieces 

With lovely sister & parents of our flower girl, first, second and third from left, Amira, and a dose of some good friends ~

My son the groom ~ what's going through his mind?

" my socks match? "

                                                                   ~  "I'll ask Jun. " ~

                           " Yesssss... It does! woooo hoooo!! "

Best friends. Man and wife. May Allah bless them with good health, long life, happiness, murah rezeki and with beautiful and healthy children.

                          ~ And so I said to myself that...

              ~Love is created when good memories are made ~



pam said...

What a beautiful ceremony! And your cake is gorgeous! And you family is gorgeous!!! Really lovely.

La Table De Nana said...

The wedding..decor..people especially:-)

chow and chatter said...

stunning pictures thanks for sharing this special day and your a star making the cake big hugs

ann low said...

What a sweet and beautiful wedding! Congratulations and lots of happiness to the beautiful couple :)

Tina said...

wow masha'Allah! I want to be just like you and hopefully be able to do all the things you did for your son's wedding when my daughters tie the knot (they are 14 and 12 respectively, hehehe), insha Allah. Love everything about this post!

Elaine said...

Thanks for sharing your happy day. What a lovely wedding reception and your lovely cakes!

Aza/Rin/Na said...

..sweet & lovely :-)

Linda said...

Congrats Zurin...what a gorgeous couple...your whole lovely family! You looked absolutely beautiful! What a magnificent job you did on talented you are!
Thank you for sharing such a joyous day!
L xo

Indian Wedding Sarees said...

Such a romantic and beautiful wedding – fantastic photos! The venue is breathtaking – how could anyone think of tearing that down!!!
Congratulations and lots of happiness to the beautiful couple
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delia said...

Hi, you are such a talented mom! beautiful crafts and cakes! Congratulations to the gorgeous couple.

Passionate About Baking said...

You're one amazing lady!! Truly amazing! Everything you produced are just so beautiful! Gosh! Your whole family is just so beautiful too! Such a beautiful setup and everything.
My heartfelt congratulations to your family!

Zurin said...

Hello everyone...thank you for all your kind wishes and congratulations. Happy to know that my blogger friends are still good friends inspite of the loooooong silence. Will try to update as often as I can .

xxx zurin

busygran said...

Speechless! Awesome! Congratulations to both bride and groom and also to the Mother of the groom for such fantastic works!

misz e-sal said...

Aunty, it was a lovely and beautiful caremony and I loved every single thing u made! I m glad to be a part of the event. Congratulationsss and May God bring happiness to your family... Many thanksss to you! <3 Sha

Zurin said...

Tq Sha....for all the help and of course for tolerating the chaos...:) <3 aunty

mary-anne said...

So, so, lovely Zurin ..... everyone and everything looked so lovely....! Thank you for sharing this special day with us.

Unknown said...

Wow. You mean almost every single detail for this wedding was hand-made? Now this is what we should call labor of love.
PS. I don't know why but the chocolate cake with maltesers on a white cake stands looked yummier than the carrot cakes.

Marysol said...

Absolutely beautiful. The couple, the cake, everything! Such attention to detail.

You must be exhausted (in a good way), and thrilled!

Congratulations to the newlyweds and their parents.

terri@adailyobsession said...

Zurin!!! EVerything was beautiful, EVERYTHING! I cant imagine how you could've made so many things plus bake--how many hands do you have, and how many hours in a day?! I absolutely am in awe! And you guys all look like movie stars! The only thing i dont like is i wasnt invited! Haha! Congrats to the handsome groom, beautiful bride and of course the MIL!

Nat said...

Mummy, d price tag still stuck to your shoe..hehehe...

Zurin said...

I know...heehee...I was thinking twice whether to put up that foto..but then i said ...what the heck..its a new shoe ..

Unknown said...

Great pictures of the ceremony. Even the collection of your cheery cake was damn good. I would like to have one.

Congratulation and lots and lots of happiness to this beautiful couple. Looks like made for each other.

Shaadi | Vivah | Marriage

Lisa Ho said...

Congratulations (belated) to the newlyweds n respective parents...
Beautiful ceremony with beautiful captures ...

pattycats said...

How beautiful! What a lovely, gracious wedding. Thank you for sharing with us.

fimere said...

un joli reportage de mariage les photos sont magnifiques toutes mes félicitations
bonne soirée

Unknown said...

Wonderful pictures as well as yummy cakes photos on left hand side.Its really a nice blog thanks for sharing with us.Its more nice when you showing your first wedding cake pics.
Shaadi | Vivah

Quay Po Cooks said...

Zurin, thanks for sharing this wonderful occasion with us. Congratulations to your son and his bride. They are so blessed to have a talented mum and MIL. Everything is Beautiful!!!

Ozoz said...

Many congratulations - what gorgeous photos. I loveeeeee the guest book too, so very well done! I cant imagine how your heart must have swelled with pride to 'give' your son away, especially to such a gorgeous bride...and the dessert table rocks!

Nilu A said...

Congrats to the bride and groom.. Beautiful ceremony and lovely preparation.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

Jayne said...

How was the food and service? Is this a place you'd recommend to others to have their wedding?

Zurin said...

Hi Jayne,Duchess place has a certain charm and coziness about it...more quaint and personal rather then grand and formal. It is an old colonial style home transformed into an event venue by a large marquee attached to the house at one end. Decorations and food apart from the dessert table that I had set up and provided for personally, are part of the package at a reasonable price. The venue manager will do his best to come as close as possible to your taste and theme by at least 80 per cent ....most of the wedding decors I have seen fotographs of and thru personal ezxperience are tasteful...Yes I would definitely recommend Duchess place for a wedding. In fact if there was a second wedding to be held i wld do it there again. Do google and you will be able to access their facebook page. They provided two to three food tastings and will meet and communicate as many times as you need to discuss decor or other details..the location is in Ampang kuala lumpur. Hope this info helps.

Unknown said...

This is a dream wedding for me, congrats to the bride and groom. Hope to have a wedding like this soon and I so love the cake you really inspired us.

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The Cherry Lady said...

everything is prepared so beautifully and lovely. gorgeous :))

Ninette said...

I have been away from my blog and my favorite blogs for a couple years. How nice to come back to a wedding! Congratulations and bless you for all you did to make your son's wedding special.

reenz said...

stumbled upon this very wonderful post of yours. such a lovely wedding and the cakes looks very very delish!



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