Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hafiz & Shina - Bersanding

The next day started with the Hafiz and Shina getting ready.

Such a delicate operation.

Naturally, Hafiz was ready first and waited patiently for Shina =)

Soon, she was ready.

Final touches.

And they were ready! They walked from two different ends to "meet" each other...

...and headed together to the "pelamin" for the "bersanding" ceremony hosted by Shina's family.

Receiving blessings from the family =)

A week later, Hafiz's family hosted the "bersanding" ceremony. This final day of celebration was a lovely day (except for a short rain shower).

The newlyweds entered the hall accompanied by flower girls, relatives and the "kompang" group.

The flower girls.

Prayer before the ceremony officially began.

After a couple of hours, it was time to say goodbye to the guests, head off for a few portraits in the park, and then, rest!

More in the next and final post on Hafiz & Shina! =)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hafiz & Shina - Akad Nikah should I start?? It was a year of planning, culminating with over 3 days of celebration over two weekends! The family members of the bride and groom were lovely. They kept making sure I felt at home with them. Thanks folks! =) Here are the photos from the "akad nikah".

As always, the bride starts early with the makeup.

All ready to leave for the mosque.

The groom was all ready at the mosque when we got there.

The ceremony begins.

Listening to the Tok Kadi.

A handshake, and it is done!

A happy father-of-the-bride =)

A touching moment. Even I had to hold back my tears.

The wife's first act.

The husband's first act.

It's always great to have close friends witness your special day. Even got them to do a jump shot in the mosque ;-)

Mr. & Mrs.!

A quick change of clothes into something traditional.

 the spirit of 1Malaysia...Shina changed into something Chinese ;-)

She looks good eh? =)

Congratulations Hafiz & Shina! More in the next post!