Hello there. Anna here! Glad that you dropped by my blog. On the 5th of June 2008 I officially became a wife to a wonderful oh so wonderful husband! Yeay, the reception was on 7th June, 2008. What a beautiful evening it was. *smiles to herself* Ahem.. anyways, I created this blog as a journal of my own wedding to share with everyone. From the preparations, pre-wedding, post wedding, and the wedding day of course.

I'm hoping that this blog would be useful to other brides-to-be out there, yes grooms too, but brides tend to be a little more excited than guys out there, no? I'll include links to other wedding related websites, and entries with tips, interesting wedding ideas from the theme, cakes, invites, dresses, so on and so forth. Basically, anything and everything related to weddings.

Since I'm Malaysian, I'll be including sites from Malaysia as well. So it's pretty much like a wedding directory. It kinda saves your time, rather than having to google other links. Don't forget to bookmark this site and add it to your blog roll!!

Saying that, if you've any interesting links, be it from Malaysia or anywhere else in the world, or your own wedding related blog, do tell me, so I can add it up. And if you've ANY questions or want my suggestions, just e-mail me at sueannajoe@gmail.com. And I'll try my best to help you out!

Alritey, much love,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Major reconstruction!

This blog will go through some major reconstruction from the layout, to the links to the contents. If you have your own wedding blog, or recommendations to sites that would be a useful resource to other brides out there, especially in Malaysia, please do share those links, for example websites to wedding cakes, cards, boutiques, hantaran, photographers, so on and so forth.

Thanks! And so sorry for not keeping this blog up to date!

Regards, Anna!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Featuring: Wedding Videography by Manggis

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Wives & Mothers exclusive blog.

Only for those who are married. And girls only! A private blog for us to discuss stuff we're just too shy to talk about in public. Questions, concerns, tips, e.t.c...

If you are interested on joining in, please send me and e-mail at sueannajoe@gmail.com for your invitation.

For the time being, you will be invited as a 'blog author'. This gives a chance for the members to create their own posts. However in the future, there might be only a selected few to be able to post entries. We'll just see how this one goes first.

So yup, do e-mail me for your invites.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tips for mothers to be. Do's & don't with babies.

Was googling and found these really funny diagrams of baby handling tips. Hilarious! These were done by David and Kelly Sopp. Thought I should share.

There is a total of 28 images here, so do be patient while it loads. It's worth it!!

Anyways, I won't be having babies for now. I need to finish up my studies, hopefully by middle of next year. I can't wait to have babies of my own. I just want to be prepared for it. Both mind and body. I'm not quite ready now, and I still haven't gone for my honeymoon!! Alritey, I hope you enjoy these diagrams as much as I did. Still makes me laugh each time I see them.

Much Love {ANNA}

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My Wedding Shoes


Thought I should fill in the void. These would be my wedding shoes. The first two images on the top would be the ones I wore to my guys wedding reception ( Maljlis Bertandang ) in Perlis. I got it on sale, can't really recall the exact price but it was almost RM 200 (61 USD ). Normal price was be almost RM 300 (93 USD ). Got it at a shop called TIAMO. The shop is located at The Gardens right next to Guess by Marciano. I actually wanted to check out the shoes at Guess since Stuart Weitzman was waaaay out of my budget, plus they didn't have any suitable ones for my wedding and feet. I have long toes (brother makes fun of them saying that I have duck feet), so I needed closed toed shoes. Hmm about this shoe, I really love that the main colour is uhmm ivory, with those little tiny golden dots. Such a lovely touch, and it has that centerpiece with the ruffled up ribbon and that brooch thing in the middle. Definitely complimented my dress. Oh and those golden heels, are mmhh lovely.

Okay, the middle shoe, is well from Vincci. It was supposed to be for the reception on my guys side, but I wasn't satisfied, so that's why I got the shoes from Tiamo. Anyways, it was really really cheap, only RM 99 (30 USD). It looked not too bad on my feet, and my long alien toes didn't show too much. The bling centerpiece really matched the beads on my dress!! So I thought, yeah just pick it up in case I don't have time to find different shoe. Apparently I did though!

Moving on to the last shoe, which I wore for my dinner reception. Some lovely diamente all over the shoes on a ivory toned background. From Vincci+ (Plus) which is kinda like the higher end of the Vincci range. Still it was cheap, about RM 179 (55USD)??

Despite not getting Stuart Weitzmans or Jimmy Choos, I just love the shoes that I got, and at that price, definitely worth it! Anyways, that's about it for now, so till bubye!! Hubby is calling me to bed. Hehe!

Much Love {ANNA}

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sneak peek of our wedding photos!

Excuse the hiatus of this blog. Have been super busy with the preparations, the wedding, the post wedding. Haven't had the time to properly sit down and write up an update, besides, haven't much photos of the wedding yet. However, I do owe this blog with photos of the preparation, just need the time for it, which I don't have.

Just got back from the reception at my guys side. And already I've got to start working on my assignments to be submitted this Friday. And on Monday I start with my internship which I delayed for 2 weeks, in fact I also requested extension for my assignments. So yeah. Busy busy busy.

Anyways, I'm super happy. It's great to be a wife! After so long, madly in love for 7 years almost, now we're married. *starts to get all dreamy*

Anyways, the photographer Darman Syah did post up a few photos in his blog, and here they are. You'll have to wait for the rest though!

This was on June 5th, 2008. Solemnization ceremony / Akad Nikah

Wouldn't be the same without the friends. Solemnization ceremony Akad Nikah

My adorable nieces and nephew that became my flower girl / boy during the reception on June 7th, 2008

Walking hand in hand, side by side, up the stairs into the hall. Loving this shot!!

A sweet and romantic peck on the cheek for my beloved husband.

More photos to come! Sooner or later. Well most probably later. Perhaps I'll update with photos of the preparation first though. Since it'll take a while before I get all the photos. Eek, so excited!! {ANNA}

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hantaran tunang / engagement gifts, wedding favors.

As mentioned in my previous blog, I'll be posting photos of the hantaran. So, some of you might be wondering what in the world is hantaran? Well, in Malay customs, be it an engagement, or a wedding, the bride and groom would exchange trays of gifts. Yes trays, where the gifts are usually placed on dulang pahar, which is a metal tray with a stand. Pretty much like a cupcake stand but minus the tiers. Which then we would place cloths over them, then we place the gifts on top of them. Like you see in these two set of photos. The brown set (my friend Tiah did), would be the ones that I gave to the guy, while the peach are front he guys side to me. This was during our engagement. We would do the same for our wedding as well.

In our custom tradition, the gifts are in odd numbers. And the girls would give an extra two, for instance if the guys gives 5 trays, the girl would in return give 7, and if the guy gives 7, the girls gives 9, so on and so forth. And there would be a number of must items to be placed, such as the ring, some sweets perhaps a cake, or these days, cupcakes, bunga rampai or potpourri.

Bunga Bunga means flower and rampai means assortmants, bunga rampai would be a traditional version of the potpourri, but it uses fresher ingredients, where we cut up pandan leaves which has a naturally lovely aroma, and we chop up flowers as well, to add in to the smell and colors, usually roses, jasimines and we also add a few drops of perfume.

Other than that, we would need the sireh junjung, which is a bouquet of a certain type of leaf called daun sireh, and then theres these white chalks known as kapur shaped into a flower as well as these brown and white striped things called pinang, and then dark brown ones, known as gambir, then also tembakau (tobacco) which has been rolled up. And some also would put cinnamon sticks as well, and a few other spices here and there. Below here is the zoomed in shots of the bunga rampai and sireh junjung.

The other gifts pretty much depends on whatever you want to give, either some garments, shoes, belts, bags, perfume, so on and so forth. As for the wedding hantaran, it's pretty much the same things. There are those who even have given techy stuff like mobile phones, pdas, and even Play Station for the guys. There isn't really that much restriction to the gifts you want to give.

Alrite, so what's it gonna be for the wedding hantaran. It's still not done, but we've already the dulang pahar and the fabric to put on it. It's two layers of cloth. The top one is a blue lace with blue satin, and with some crystals dangling at the edges, and the one below is just a plain blue satin cloth, with some lace at the edges. Below here is a close up shot and full shot of it.

Here are the wedding favors that all of the guests will be receiving. It'll be placed in a paper bag, which isn't done yet. Anyways, each guest will get one of those egg shaped porcelain thing which will have an egg inside (eggs are a custom tradition to give to guests), and another one of those porcelain containers. Either one out of those 4 shapes. Haven't really decide what to put in them yet. It will most probably be either chocolates, or little tiny biscuits dipped in chocolates with blue rice sprinkles on them, which will be made by my buddy Tiah again. She's super talented, she'll be doing my make-up too. So if the choc biscuits turn out good, both how it looks and of course the taste, will definitely go for it. Mmmh mmmh mhhh. And if it's really really good, we will also sell it off under our little business called CHOCO♥lah.

Ohh, and together with the wedding hantaran, there will be a decorative flower thing-a-ma-jig called as bunga gim, it's a wire mesh that's shaped into a flower. For my engagement, I had bunga dip, uhh, dipped flowers, kinda looks glassy, but it's really some clear liquid where you dip a wire frame that you shape into a flower or a leaf. I'll definitely put the pictures of the bunga gim up when the lady we ordered it from has completed making them. I'm sure it'll look beautiful. Anyways, that's about it for this entry.

Later, much love {ANNA}