Part 5: Documenting The #TheZulTiqWedding: Bridal & Makeup

December 17, 2016

I found Merah Jambu The Bridal Room while looking for a bridal in 2014. I decided to cancel a package from another bridal due to some reason and was panicking because every single bridal I had emailed said the date I wanted was already booked. Mind you, this was in 2014. Yes, brides can get a little crazy.

While browsing on Instagram, I found MJTB and decided to PM her through Facebook. Kak Mul replied within a few hours and we decided to set up an appointment at her then home-based boutique at Lakeside. She just recently opened her own space recently too!

As compared to the other bridals I contacted, her packages were the most reasonable in town. I didn't have to pay more than $2k for 3 dresses and that was a plus for me. I wanted to save as much as I could.

On the wedding day, Kak Mul arrived at 7.30am to start on my makeup. The first thing she saw when I opened the hotel room door was me and my baju butterfly and she giggled. I couldn't be bothered to be honest. I wanted to be at my most comfortable before I wiggle myself into that tight wedding dress.

Since my solemnization was at 10am, I had about 2 hours to get ready before I had to make a move. It was just enough timing for us. Oh yes, don't forget to get yourself a really good corset. Trust me, that thing is important.

Kak Mul did a super good job for my makeup. The cut crease, the eyebrows and everything else. I felt like a different person! A lot of people asked if I was going to do my own makeup. Heck no! I wasn't going to look the same on my wedding day.

Even after a few weeks after the wedding, I received so many compliments on it that I had to text Kak Mul and told her about it. She really did a great job.

We reached the venue just a few minutes before 10 and had some time to settle down before the solemnization started. A few minutes later, I could see Zul walking towards the dais. Even from far, I could see how nervous he was. Throughout the whole solemnization, he didn't even want to look at me. He was looking at everyone except for me. One time I caught his eyes, he quickly looked away. It was hilarious! His groomsmen had to keep telling him to relax.

The moment Zul spoke, I couldn't speak, I couldn't kept myself calm, I had to cry. That very second, I knew my life was going to change and I could finally call this man, my husband. My dad was a wreck. He rarely cries and on my wedding day, he did. So it was pretty emotional. I remember him telling me how I have to obey my husband and if I do just that, when he leaves this world, he will able to leave in peace and enter Jannah. My heart broke.

"Atiqah please stop crying you look horrible."

Damn it. I stopped when I heard that.

After the solemnization, we headed back to the hotel (this time with my new husband hehe) and changed into our 2nd outfit. I was most excited about this because it's a songket peplum! It's the cutest wedding costume I've ever seen. Plus, my waist looked pretty small in this one!

Kak Lynn touched up my makeup and changed my lipstick to a darker colour.We arrived at the venue and we had to do the hadang which lasted for like 15-20 minutes, it was SO LONG. He had to go through 3 'gates'. One was by my lovely blogger friends, second gate was by bridesmaids and third is by my family.

After the kompang, we sat down and Kak Lynn quietly came to us and asked Zul, "Dik where's your rantai?" If you noticed it was missing in some photos. He actually forgot about it and left it in the hotel. Kak Mul had to collect it for us from the hotel.

Just look at the empty space on his chest. Unbelievable.

I love songket. I have to thank Kak Mul for having a wide range of songket selection! I was spoiled for choice. I chose purple because I wanted this outfit to stand out against the pastel background. I think we really did stand out. Just look at the amazing details.

For the cake cutting session, I chose a simple, beige dress. This is the dress that I needed the corset the most. But Kak Mul made a few adjustments so I could at least breathe like a normal person. But it was the perfect evening dress.

Someone was asking where I got my heels. I bought it at Charles and Keith about a month before my wedding. It was on sale. I didn't want to get an expensive shoe because I probably won't even use it that much. It was really cheap. I think there were 2 other brides who wore the same heels right after my wedding. Yikes. But it was such so painful to have it on the same day. When we had our last shoot there, I was literally WHINING to go back because it was nuts.

My man look dashing right! He told me he wanted to wear his Nike instead of his smart shoes with his suit. Sukehati la, nak. It turned out okay actually.

My bridesmaids look amazing with their baju from AF Online. I wanted pastel top and batik bottoms to go along with my Kampung theme. Anis went overseas about 3 weeks before my wedding to get what I wanted. MasyaAllah, I can never repay her!

The guys had their very own batik too from Frock & Flock. I requested for the shirts 2 weeks before my wedding and because she didn't have what I wanted, she contacted her supplier to get me some alternatives. I got the shirts within a week. She was amazing!

Thank you to both shops for accommodating to my last minute requests! If any of you are looking for bridesmaids and groomsmen costumes, these 2 are the places to go.

And that's the end of Part 4! Will probably talk about photography and videography on my next entry!

Thanks to the following sponsors:

3-tier wedding cake: @hafscake
Dulang cupcakes: @buttered_scxtch
Bridesmaid Costumes: @afonline
Illustration: @aisyahkamen
Makeup Brushes: @13rushes
Macarons: @macaronsbyfarha
Customized Stamps: @parade.made
Meringue: @nashbakes
3D Props: @3dpropssg
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Groomsmen Batik Shirt: @frocknflock

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