Engagement Diaries

Getting engaged III

This post is a continuation of Getting engaged II

I got engaged. Old news. Yawn. But finally got a hold of all the raw files months later (HURRAH!). After spending time dissecting the files and making use of my limited photoshopping skills, I’m ready to talk about it again.

Where was I?

So I went out of the prep room after once the men were done with the acara berbalas pantun. I was ushered to the dais, I kept my eyes low and away from the watching audience. Felt like I walked up rather ungracefully and sat on my throne for the day. A short while after, Reza’s mom was invited to the dais.

Time to make it official! The beautiful, shiny pave princess cut diamond ring was at last put on my finger. Cameras were flashing non-stop for a moment. There. We were engaged!

Reza who was waiting outside, was then called into the hall.

While my uncle, Ustaz Hasrizal, led the recital of doa during the opening ceremony, my granduncle led the closing. Asna confidently stepped up to the dais and sat beside me, something she’d planned on doing since the beginning -_-‘

Once we were done with the doa, everybody gathered to the front for pictures.


Photo courtesy of Neng.

The elders asked Reza to stand beside me so that they could take shots of the both of us. Specifically, they wanted him to sit beside me. It was something neither of us planned on doing – sitting side by side on the dais like… a married couple? Segan kot.

Family and friends then took turns going up the dais and taking pictures with us both. The dais became our official photobooth.

Cousins and mates from primary school, secondary school, college and university who were so sweet to come in pink!

Reza’s closest mates.

First generation of cousins from the Ipoh side!

Lunch was served, but I was busy trying to greet everyone inside the dining hall. According to Asna, the food was really good – so good that she couldn’t wait for my reception and hope that it’d be held at Felda Villa, too, so that she could have the same dishes all over again.

Never have I seen so many of family members (from the city, North and South) or close friends (also dispersed here and there) gathered at a time. It was a more ‘meriah’ ceremony that I would have ever expected. Very grateful to all who came and especially grateful to those who organized and financed the ceremony.


My mom suggested that I frame this cheesy photo.

So that’s how I got engaged with my high school sweetheart. A decade ago we were joking about this. Didn’t think it’d actually happen, but it did.

We got engaged!

You might want to read these:
Getting Engaged I
Getting Engaged II

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    ZF
    March 6, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    belated congratulations, dear! super love the last pic.. and yeah u should frame it lah!

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Thank you ZF. I just might haha X)

  • Reply
    Sabrina Tajudin
    March 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    One word came straight from my mouth. Gorgeous! <3 congratulation!!!

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Thanks again and again, Sabrina <3

  • Reply
    Donut
    March 6, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    miaaa you look absolutelyy gorgeous!!! the last photo isnt cheesy, it’s beautiful 🙂

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Thank you Donut! Appreciate it 🙂

  • Reply
    nana
    March 6, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Congrats Asna! :p

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      LOL HAHAHA.

  • Reply
    farhana abu bakar
    March 7, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Congrats again! =)

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Thanks Farhana 🙂

  • Reply
    RNadia Sabrina
    March 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Love this cuzzie! Love the photos.I remember the lovely moments. Everything was beautiful and it was so meriah! There were some panicky moments expected for events like this but it all turned out to be smooth and wonderful.
    Much love!

    P/s: When you are free can you email me some of the photos please.;p

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Thanks for being there! Looking forward to the panicky moments in store before the reception hahaha! Okay will email you soon 😉

  • Reply
    adni
    March 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    last photo is really beautiful..I agreed with your mother 🙂

    -new reader

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 8, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      Thanks Adni, for the comment and for dropping by 😀

  • Reply
    Nor Hafizah Saian
    March 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Mira!..I love the last photo!

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      Thanks Hafizah 🙂

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