Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Dresses

assalamualaikum!

after several months, only now i feel like sharing about my wedding dresses. gehehee..
sorry.. =p

so i know that to most people, the wedding dress is the essence of their wedding. it ain't a dream wedding if the dress ain't right.

for me though, i didn't care. i just wanted to be comfortable on my wedding day.
and honestly, i just wanted to be dinikahkan & have a small bersanding session.
but because i'm the only girl in my family and the first to get married, my parents wanted to do everything all out. i think they were more excited (and stressed) than i was! hehehee!!
i didn't mind anyway =) as long as they're happy. ahak!

so these are my dresses!

NIKAH



the Nikah Dress & veil was made by my cousin
Makeup was made by my cousin
the shawl was simple. beli kain kat jakel, potong & jahit tepi. settle.


Beading details.
Beading was made by my cousin.
*gila terer kan?!?*


More beadings by my cousin!



kasut Vincci. senang nak pakai cabut.


i love how my cousin did my makeup! simple & nice!
*some makeup artists suka nak melebih lebihkan the makeup sampai hilang sungguh rupa orang. just saying.*



BERSANDING


this was the ONLY one that i really wanted to wear for all nikah, bersanding and whatever else. hahaha!
tapi mama said it's too plain & old, that's why she insisted on making a dress for nikah.
this baju kurung was mom's, fyi. she wore it during her nikah (can you believe it?! it's 30 years old!!).
i love the lace bit which is blue and gold. rare kot!

so the shawl is simple too. bought it at Jalan Tar. wore the same veil as the one i had on during nikah.
and since the sleeves were short, had to wear the hand socks, which i also bought at Jalan Tar.
heheee..

husband's clothes were quite economical too.
bought them at some kedai at Jalan Tar (i think. tak ingat.) and then mom sewed on the Tabur.

heeeeeeeeee =B


MALAM BERINAI


The Red Dress was borrowed from Arma Couture!
Arma Couture made my mom's special baju & my aunts', so they agreed to let me wear this dress for a night!
alhamdulillah, rezeki =)

actually i'm not quite sure why it's called malam berinai, padahal kita dah selamat kahwin, and dah selamat berinai (tengok la jari iolls!). but that's what mom and everyone else called it, i pun ikut je laaaa.

it was themed "Mafia" because Aspidos likes the movie Godfather so much, and the theme seemed cooler than a Harry Potter theme. boooooooooo!
=p



makeup was done by my cousin! suka suka!
shawl tu pakai apa ada je. it's just a plain black one anyway =)
and that brooch, got it at a friend's engagement ceremony. hehe!


RECEPTION


The Emerald Green Dress & veil was made by my cousin!
beadings and all! 
*again, gila terer kaaannnn!!!*
my cousin also did my makeup =D
the shawl simple je. beli kain, potong and jahit tepi.
for the shoes, we actually wanted to custom make it using the same material as the dress but because the shoes sample pun uncomfortable, in the end i bought a nice pair from Charles & Keith. good thing too they were on sale at that time!



details homaigosh!

BERTANDANG


this White Dress was supposedly the original baju for nikah (after mom insisted on getting a new one for me).
mom bought it at this wedding dress shop at The Curve (forgot the name) and we added the sleeves on.
but for who knows what reason, i had a dress made by my cousin instead.
miscommunication kot.
or maybe i was out of the loop. haha!

so i wore this during the first half of bertandang
and wore this on the next half:


another piece made by my cousin!
it's the kain songket i got from my hubs on our engagement.
my cousin made it into a Jubah and added lace & beadings at the sleeves and the bottom part. 


ha camtu la rupa dia =)


of course, my cousin did my makeup
and the shawls are made & bought at Jalan Tar.

husband's suit is the same one he wore masa malam berinai.

THE END.

haha!

now, who are my cousins yang buat dresses with details macam "FWUOOHH GILA NYAHH!" sume ni?

they're both sisters, and they're both super talented!
The Designer is Nina Natessa
The Makeup artist is Nina Faressa
check out their Facebook page here to see more!

All pictures are from Mukhriz & Udey Photography!

for your information, all of the designs of my dresses are by my cousin & my mom.
i think i only participated during the fitting session. hahaha!
i was busy at the time with work and studies, and i told you that i didn't really care about the dress and stuff. i just wanted to get married. hehe!

so here are some tips if you're about to get married and searching for a dress.
1. buy within your budget. if your dress costs more than your budget, ask yourself if its worth it, if you can pass it down to your kids,  and if it can last that long for your kids to see it. hehe!

2. try to find ways to cut cost. buy shawls at Jalan Tar or buy kain and get them cut & sewn at the sides. i am so fortunate to have incredible cousins to make my dresses and makeup. save cost! and also, i am grateful to have Arma Couture lending me one of their dresses! so start looking out among your friends or relatives that can help you!

3. get comfortable shoes. you'll be walking a lot.

4. terlupa nak add. the White Dress i had on masa bertandang, it was actually on a clearance sale sebab beads dia dah cabut cabut and dia ada flaws sikit. it was originally a tube dress. we bought it anyway sebab murah and beli kain untuk tambah sleeves. pastu beads yang cabut tu, mama jahitkan baru. save cost! ihikkkk =)


so itu je kot.
hope that helps!

selamat berkahwin!


74 comments:

Ija Zamri said...

Serius. Simple tapi nampak mahal. Nice job kak maria. Love every each ur wedding dress. XOXOXOXOXO

Cik Puan Rara said...

buat sendiri tapi simple n cantik sgt!

Azrin (Olin) said...

Assalamualaikum Kak Maria..

Speechless saya tgk details yg sepupu akak buat utk baju2 akak tu..kagum sgt! :D


Rase mcm nk tempah dress dgn sepupu akak tu utk reception saya nnti..hahaha..


Tabik spring utk sepupu kak Maria!! :D

Eina Sakinah said...

woww simple and nice.. bestnyaa ada cousin cmtu.. hehe

Mahsya Qurnea said...

Tak sangka semue settle up sendiri.ingatkan sis maria ade amek pakej or sponsor ala2 retis tu..hehe
nice job!

permatabiru said...

cantik...

Intan Zulhilmi said...

cantiknya...simple tp cantik...xsangka cousin yg buat...tp akak dah mmg cantik pn, pakai apapn sweet gitu

Cik Eka said...

suka suka. memang panduan untuk eka nak kahwin ni.

memang nak pakai shawl simple cmtu je. Nampak cantik sangat

AleynCikMan said...

Memang cantik lah! Lagi lagi dress hijau tu..

kacang buncis said...

cntik kak maria nie..hehhe

Tishya said...

suka all your dresses. nape la ku kawin awal dr mu. kalau tak sure nk kopipess design. haha

Hanny Abdullah said...

wahhh...nampak cantik sangat dan nampak mahal, lebih2 lagi yg memakainya cantik.Pasti puas hati selepas melihat hasil yang terbaik kan! Moga berbahagia ke sehingga ke hujung nyawa ;)

l a d y d i l a said...

phewww.. thanks a lot. I got some idea to cut my cost.

yes, mmg klu leh kita nk simple2 je n yg pntg kawin.

tp family ckp, klu leh kawen ni skali je seumur idup. diorg plak yg most excited (cmpur stress) kan? hihi..

Na Rieana said...

help me lots kak Maria. thanks~

Fazi Isma said...

apa pun sis maria pakai always nampak awesome =)) sukey3

Salma Tayo said...

mariaaaaa, cantiknya jubah songket tu!!nak buat jugak lah!haha.

Cik Emie said...

Oh my! Ur cousins are sooo talented! Speechless :)

LaLa mhdnor said...

woahh wow =D

puteri airyn said...

Simple but beautiful.. :-) bekenan semua baju yang Maria pakai masa wedding.. cantik-cantik belak..

Nur Azieda said...

bju colour hijau zamrud tu awasome

nadia redzwan said...

u are just so fortunate, girl..
have so many relatives that are able to help.. :)
Not so many people got chance as you had. Alhamdulillah..

Alia Ali Ahmad said...

kak maria .. akak ni kelakar la. sumpah lawok dengan gaya akak yang sempoi tu .. kiki ... akak tak kisah dan tak malu pon,, memek muka tu yang mahal ,, suami akak lak layan je ,, cute la :D

Shaidan Aera said...

seriusly cantikk sgt..

Wow!! hehe

nhhas said...

Assalamualaikum wbt,

kenapa saya suka maghiaelena... sebab w/pun dia dikategorikan "anak orang senang"...
tapi kesempoian dan keselambaan dia dalam berpakaian dan tak menunjuk2 nak beli yang mahal tu mmg saya tabik spring lah...
at least buat orang lain rasa waaahhh beli kain kat jalan tar dan palazo kt tepi jalan pun dah look realy good dah... tak yah butik segala bagai...
thanx sister for de inspiration...

botol kaca embun pagi said...

awk mmg cantik r....i like :)

Ema Minami said...

simple yet gorgeous magheyya!! heee....

ayut said...

ohsem! ^^ dah settle dh pon kan...senang jer..yg penting dpt nikah dh :p

Nur Almaz said...

OMAIGOD! Kalau Harry Potter theme, I imagine a really flowy jubah and maybe some purples and golds for that magic element! hehehe

Sizzling Suzai said...

nice one..

mummy_icha said...

Sweet sangattt... Very moderate of u even though org kata anak datuk datin, selalunya mesti ada designer yg glamer2 ke apa, pastu famous blogger lagi...pastu wedding masuk tv lagi.. Tp u biasa2 aje. Alhamdulillah... :-)

Dust said...

Serius cantik sangat all your baju, simple, comfortable yet different. I like!

wardah mustapa said...

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ZulLia Arabica said...

Ye sgt cantik..dress tu cantik, tak terlalu sarat..

Yana Heir said...

jubah songket tu cantiknyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. gorjes sesangat!

Athirah Amri said...

Ukur baju dibadan sendiri. haha :) Nice kak maria

IdaRaida said...

simple,nice & exclusive
cayalah!

Fatma said...

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Lianah Ishak said...

Sweet couple.. Semoga kekal hingga ke syurga. Sekarang dah bertiga. Take care yourself.

Serpil said...

Assalamu alaikum sister. You look pretty mashaAllah:) Especially i like your sky blue dress which belongs to your mother:)

Nys Anis said...

byknyeee . bestnya leh pakai baju cantik2 .. banyak2 . hehe

Norlia Mohd Yusoff said...

Siyes akk suke sgt. Simple..tapi sgt cantik..

Cinta hazanis said...

yeah! untuk shawl kawin dah ada idea. thanks sis.:)

Ainul Mardiah said...

sempoi la kak maria nie.but nice la emerald dress tu..

TeTerBanG said...

baca entry kali ni, sy tringatkan rncangan Raikan Cinta dkat astro :) best sgt tgk wedding kak maria ngan abg asfirdaus masa tu. wedding yg cute, sweet, simple :D

n masa tgk rncangan tu, sy andaikan baju2 yg kak maria pkai was made by a famous fashion designer n sy pikir hrga pon msti mahal! but, i was wrong. bila bca entry ni, sy trkejut. mmg kak maria do a great job. byk bnda yg jimat :)

NF said...

semua dress cantik. I really adore you kak maria :)

madamoiselle ezatey said...

I LOVEEEEE YOUR DRESS ESPECIALLY THE GREEN ONE !!!!!!! I EVEN CRIED WATCHING YOUR WED VIDEO . hehehhe so emo !!!! Your cousin is super talented ! I really love all the details !

I want to make my wedding dress like yours hihihihhi but first , cari husband kekekek

Anasyg said...

baju hijau zamrud tu mmg highlight :D
d rest are just superbly styled by you truly.

Aimi Farhana said...

superb gila! cantik sgt kak maria. anyway, u have natural beauty yg ada aura menarik gituu. love it.

A'isyah As Siddiqah said...

hahaa. i like the selamat berkahwin tu :D

hatiku berwarna warni said...

natural make up! i like! takdelah tersalah make up sampai bertukar muka nya..

tenku butang said...

Maria ni memang cantikk.. dia buatlea muka camne pun.. suka tengokk.. tapi awat lama x upload video kat Utube?

Tiha Azmi said...

Cantik gila semua baju tuuuu!

Mya said...

moderately stunning & beautiful dresses mashaallah! thanks for the entry maria :DD

aimisarah abdullah said...

wow! so cantik uols.
jealous weols tgk.

ni yg rasa nak p hunting baju kahwin even calon xdak lagi. :P

DAYG ♥ said...

"*some makeup artists suka nak melebih lebihkan the makeup sampai hilang sungguh rupa orang. just saying.*" -- setuju sangatt! <3

Anis Hayati said...

cantiklah sume baju2 tu :))
jeles tgk

Nurul Nad said...

i adore u so much :* gila ahh nampak mahal je semua.. love u akak. simple and nice! :D

Nurmujahidah Ismail said...

nampak mewah and gorgeous kot,, ingatkan habis banyak la,, the best dress of course goes the the emerald green one! :D

Za Leena said...

nice la kak maria! sy pon mmg plan nk simple but nice wedding like urs jugak. nk tny ur cousin tu ade butik sndri ke? please share.. hehe

Luna Tsuki said...

You look like a princess in that Emerald green dress <3

Beep said...

Suka sangat kak maria punya wedding dress color emerald green tu. Will make as an inspiration for my upcoming wedding. Hhahahha . Walaupun tak tahu lagi bila & dengan siapa nak kahwin nye. Covered , yet you look stunning. Xyah nak show off semua kat orang pun nampak cantik. Less is more. My doa for you , moga Allah berkati you family dunia & akhirat . Moga Allah sentiasa murahkan rezeki akak & husband. Assalamualaikum :)

missnanako said...

salam guys, does any one know how to contact maria elena? because i want to invite her as a guest for our university program,and kak maria if ure reading my comment would you contact me at syazanazahidah@gmal.com. thank you so much. jazakullah

Nur Hazlin said...

semua cantik! :D

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Unknown said...

Assalamualaikum maria,
Baju nikah itu cantik,saya suka...

ndia :) said...

I betul2 suka makeup you. Nampak nice and simple. Taklah over macam mak andam biasa buat huhu

nurhanizajohani said...

Salam Maria.
Actually i really admire the reception dress. Especially the colour. Nice!

Ismaizzah Aliah said...

cantiknya!!!

dew_miauw said...

I love the emerald green dress most <3
You are so lovely kak Maria.
Btw, can anybody please explain me what is "bersanding" and "malam berinai" means? thanks a lot

Rashidah Juhari said...

simple tapi menawan :)

http://www.rashidahjuhari.com/2012/05/saya-pengedar-shaklee-anda-di-kuala.html

Suhaila Su AnNajah said...

sangat simple, cantik and 'humble'!! luv it soooo much!

syazana amira said...

cantek ! ^___^

Reflisia said...

i love all of ur dress. Yes, simple but sangat luxury =)..

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