Sunday, March 13, 2011

Of Romantic Wedding and Reunion of Friendships

I've always loved fairy tale weddings and sweet romances. You know, those stuff that make you all gooey and warm-hearted in the inside. Hanna's elder sister, Lina got married on Saturday to her long-time boyfriend, Zakwan whom she met while studying in France few years back. Some of us were fortunate enough to be invited and boyy, did we have a ball of a time at the wedding.

The setting was beautiful. It was a fusion of garden & Greek-themed wedding, in a way. The bride was certainly dressed like a gorgeous Greek goddess in her white dress with a trail that flowed effortlessly on the floor. Fresh flowers adorned the tables and around the house, too. And soft hues of lights lit up the place with the guests dressing up to their nines as well.

I loved how the performances were not by some invited artists or celebrities but by their own family members. Hanna's big and small cousins, younger brother, aunty and even her pregnant sister-in-law took the stage to entertain us with their renditions of love songs. An intimate affair, it was.

Though I've to say the table with the DJ-ian peeps was probably the noisiest, most kecoh table of the night. It's been awhile since we last saw each other so there were lots of stories, jokes and excitement to be shared with. But that's just how we are when we get together in a big group. I've always thought I pumped up a muscle or two in the stomach every time I met them. So much laughing went on! Hehehe.

I've known Lina ever since I was friends with Hanna about 6 years ago. She had always been the sweet, pretty older sister though we hardly saw much of her since she was away in France to do her studies. Tonight, when she came to our table to greet us, she said, "Dah lain dah muka-muka kat meja ni." (The faces on this table are different now.) Haha indeed, it's been 6 years anyway. She's different too. More beautiful and demure-looking with her own fresh career at Accenture and now, being newly (and happily) married to Zakwan.

Congratulations, Lina and Zakwan! May your love grow even stronger from here onwards and may your future be even more wonderful than you ever dreamed possible :)

Us girls at the wedding. Left to right: Anis, Hanna, Syira, Alia, Me, Shiqin

Salwa, the sister-in-law performing a song while accompanied by the brother-in-law's strums of guitar

The setting of the wedding

Group shot with the bride and the groom

With Alia and Anis. I felt tall. Must be the heels. Hehe.

The Greek goddess of the night with her groom and sister

Blown away! With Alia and Shiqin

The compulsory 'Vogue' pose with Hanna Banana

Polaroid shots were taken of the guests and we could write congratulatory notes to the couple and hang them together on a tree. So adorable!


Anonymous said...

The wedding looked so lovely! :)

Anonymous said...

Neither fish nor flesh.