Monday, May 26, 2008
Selamat Pengantin Baru to Jerd & Ery
My youngest sister Jerd got married last Friday 23rd May 2008! Congratulations to both Jerd & husband, Ery!!
The preparation started way before that with putting sweets in packets & tying thank you notes on the bunga telur about a month before the event. The day before the wedding, the PPGs (me, Eda & Win) & Kak Ngah spent the whole day packing goody bags for "Orang Sebelah", "Orang Berzanji Lelaki" & "Orang Berzanji Perempuan" (Yes, ada banyak categories..) & also for VVIPs, VIPs, Aunties & Sisters (all different contents!). My nieces (Nurul & gang) had to pack the wajik in plastic packets (Melekit!! So, we cleverly escaped from this task by delegating it to the 3rd generation! Sorry Nurul! Heehee..). Then masukkan telur in the Bunga Paha (spelling?) for the pelamin. Re-organize furnitures etc. Wow! So much to do!
Friday was the Akad Nikah. Jerd changed into 4 different costumes before the groom came (Adat orang Melaka tak boleh tinggal!!): She was a Chinese princess, then a Javanese bride, then a Bollywood actress & finally a Siamese dancer (complete with a head-dress that looked like a lightning conductor!). The Akad Nikah ceremony was at 9.30pm. It was very sentimental (Mak cried when she & Apak gave Jerd away to Ery, & because Mak cried, all of us cried!). Sad & happy at the same time..
Saturday was the Kenduri Kahwin. If we had thought there was a lot to do prior to the wedding, nothing prepared us for this! It was an extremely HOT day (nasib baik tak hujan)! More than 2,000 guests came to Apak & Mak's home to join in our celebration. The Governor & wife came to grace the occasion (protocol! protocol!), & Kak Long, Eda & I had to be in charge of the VVIP table! Thank goodness the Istana brought their own "Waiters" to serve TYT & Toh Puan (They even brought their own crockery, cutlery, place mats & serviette!). By the end of the day, all of us were flat out (Must have walked at least 5km that day, seriously!). Special thanks to my friend Tati for coming with her family (Tati, your daughters' dresses were so...sweet!). Thanks for making time!! Also thanks to Azim for the wedding pictures!
Sunday was the Bertandang to the Groom's home & Mak hired the "London Transport" Double-Decker Bus to take all of us to Nyalas, Jasin! For those who haven't been to Melaka recently, the State Government bought 4 Double-Decker buses from England as a tourist bus here (Why? Don't ask me!). So, all of us went on the Bus to Nyalas & it was so much FUN for the Kids. Everyone scrambled to go on the top floor. Adlan, Adlina & Hakim sat right at the front with Amir, Mukhriz & Mikael. They were screaming & laughing throughout the 1 hour journey! I felt a bit sick on the Bus, but never mind! (More pictures on this later!)
It was a GREAT weekend! Happy memories, terrific family times, LOADS of warm fuzzy feelings..
Jerd & Ery, May your marriage be blessed by Allah & I wish you a lifetime of unconditional love, happiness and fulfillment as you start your journey together! Ery, please take care of my little sister (Jerd ramai kakak-kakak yang garang tau!! Haha..).