Food Tasting + Flowers + Flowers

Counting down. These past few weeks have been super hectic with our wedding prep, work and P!D related  work. It has been a challenge. But the process has been fun (weee!) so far; meeting new people, scouring around for interesting décor props, being crafty preparing favours and cards and gathering with both sides of the families. Items to check off the list: Food Tasting with family (Check!), Flowers Prep for cards (Check!)

Sugar Rush!!

It has been a sweeeet weekend! We had our wedding cake & cupcakes + dessert consultation. Did some 'prototyping' of our wedding cake at paulin's cozy office/bakery, Crummb.  Super fun and interesting! Paulin was really nice and patient in explaining the whole process. We learned that there is a 'special' technique in cutting a wedding cake. 

We also met with Bobo Buttons and Shammy, the duo from Creamson.bakery, who opened their kitchen for us to have a taste of their super pretty and yummy cupcakes and cookies! Our favorite was their signature Royal Red Velvet and White on White. And we really love their mini cupcakes! A really smart idea to have little bit-size cupcakes! Plus, they are super cute =P. We are excited to see the progress for our cupcakes + dessert table. 
  

For more sexy images of their cupcakes, do check out their Facebook page

Looking for the strands of history

Rahmanudin & Melati, 1985
Rahmanudin & Melati, 1985
Rahmanudin & Melati, dais and wedding gifts, 1985
Rahmanudin & Melati, dais and wedding gifts, 1985

We were trying to look for THE chair for our dais (the pelamin), and there were none that really stood out for us, even after looking at various designer chairs (we were even considering the Barcelona Chair, eek). Then, I remembered looking through pictures of my parents' wedding when I was young and being reminded of  the chair that adorn the dais at my parents wedding and that image has somehow stuck. The white, intricate, wrought-iron chairs that graced the verandahs and balconies of families in the 1980s was the chair that my late grandmother bought when she first moved into her HDB flat in Bedok; it was the chair that made its presence in her garden oasis balcony; it was the chair that she always sat down every morning after watering her plants with a cigarette in her hands; it was the chair that made its appearance at my parents wedding and it was the chair that reminded me of her.

Looking through the old pictures, I appreciated the simplicity and the Malay elegance of the dais and it is exactly what we hope our wedding will be, simple and elegant.

So, we were hoping that the chairs was still around, unfortunately, those exact chairs were thrown away a couple of months ago before it came to our attention but as fate would have it (just like so many things in our relationship), we stumbled upon the exact chairs and its family of garden chairs at another location and we were utterly excited! We hope to be able to get them for the wedding.  

Meanwhile, planning for the wedding which is less than 6 months away has been moving along and it seems that there is always something to be sorted out every week.

Amidst all the planning and errands, it has been a journey of self-reflection and of expectations and responsibilities of being a daughter, a sister, a woman and a soon to be a wife. It is not easy, but it is a journey that we have decided to take and I can never be more excited. For this is only the beginning, I am truly grateful for my family that has always wanted the best for me. Till next time

-M