Shahril Kahar & Diana Amran’s Marriage Solemnisation Ceremony…

1st July 2012, was a memorable day for Anugerah Skrin 2010 finalists Shahril Kahar and Diana Amran, as they tied the knot and solemnised their union in a low-key and humble ceremony at Bukit Batok Civil Service Clubhouse. Their wedding was the fourth after Jasmine Amira, Aziela Roza and Biwa Mastura from the Anugerah Skrin 2010 cohort, held in recent months. And another contestant from that batch, teacher and part-time radio presenter Dzar Ismail, is also due to walk the aisle towards the end of 2012. Cupid not only struck the two lovebirds who tied the knot yesterday, but there is also another set of lovebirds who fell in love after they were eliminated from the 2010 competition, Nissa Bahruddin and Nur Nasir.

The wedding which was originally slated at the end of the year was brought forward at the request of the bride’s late father, Allahyarham Amran Bin Ali, who sadly passed away from lung cancer four days before the event. And on another sombre note, the groom’s father was admitted to the hospital three days before. I guess for those of you who do read the local Malay papers over the past weekend, you would have read what a testing period it had been for the two newly-weds leading up to their wedding day. Thankfully with the help of close friends and assistance by other family members, the event went on as planned and it was a beautiful one may I add.

To Shahril and Diana, I know it has been a very challenging period for you both, physically and emotionally, but nonetheless I share your happiness. May Allah bless this union for eternity and may you both be blessed with intelligent, and filial children. Congratulations again you both!!!

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On behalf of the bride and groom, I would like to thank the following for making the wedding event a success:

Charisma Bridal & Catering

Bukit Batok Civil Service Club

Clique Studio Works

Makuanza Network

Sugar Pops & Cuppy Cakes

Gubahan Cinta (Guestbook)

Wandi Air

Fact3 Production

SY Boutique

Wizard of Lights

Martini J

Wedding of Nity Baizura & Mohd Hafiz…

I know I have been away far too long. Followers of my Twitter account as well as my Facebook contacts would have noted that a month ago, I made the announcement that I am on temporary “retirement”. Work and family commitments have taken up a lot of my time, that blogging is the last thing on my mind. I still owe readers of this blog, coverage of Hafeez Glamour‘s “Demi Adriana” novel launch, but I am not sure if putting it up soon will still be relevant or not, as the event was almost three months ago. Looking at my blog statistics, I am just surprised that people still come in here even though there is no content since 31st March 2012. I need some time to get back into the groove of blogging, so I begin my new entry with a simple post, laced with many photographs which I know you have been searching for, judging by the search terms (“Nity Baizura wedding” / “Nity Baizura wedding photos” etc)  you keyed in to reach to this blog.

This past weekend, RIA 897FM‘s Nity Baizura was betrothed to Mohd Hafiz in a ceremony which was joyous and full of splendour. The event was held at the bride’s home in Bukit Batok and coincidentally, the groom’s side is also in the same vicinity. It was a simple yet grand wedding, something which signifies the characteristics of the bride herself, who looked absolutely radiant and her groom looking suave. There were smiles all round from the guests that came and of course, what is a celebrity wedding without celebrity guests??? Well I will not say more and instead let you feast your eyes on the colours and the happenings during Nity Baizura and Mohd Hafiz‘s wedding.

To Nity and Hafiz, may Allah bless this union till eternity and may HE grant you beautiful and intelligent children to add more happiness into your lives…

 

 

Shahril Wahid & Suherdlya Sabar’s Wedding Event…

I purposely published this entry a week after the wedding was held, as I had wanted to inform the postponement of “Ya Saya Imran Ajmain” showcase as well as promote the launch of Fiza O‘s Ritabella Collection event held at Joo Chiat Complex last Saturday, 25th February 2012. The delay in publishing this entry was also because I had wanted to whet your appetite to see more photographs I took on the wedding day itself, as well as view the short video clip I have put up to honour the newly-weds. For those wondering, there was a wedding dinner on the same day as the marriage solemnisation ceremony, which was attended by mostly friends of the couple and those in the local Malay entertainment industry. However, I had to give that a painful miss as I had already bought tickets to the Muzik FM (Festival Melayu) concert held at Marina Barrage that same night.

During the Muzik FM concert, I had followed closely the goings-on over at the wedding dinner, thanks to friends who were more than willing to update and share via Twitter. There was an unforgettable flash-mob performance led by the groom, his best man Raydza, and dancers from I.Am Studios, which caught the guests by surprise. Certainly reminded me of my own wedding dinner where I performed during the entrance, though not of the flash-mob kind. There was also a heart-rendering speech given by the groom for his bride which touched the hearts of those who attended and even made some teared upon hearing words spoken from the heart. Seeing the updates on my Twitter timeline, I knew this was a grand affair which would continue the next day and I was not to be disappointed.

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Banners, like the one you see at the beginning of this entry, greeted us the moment we neared the event venue, the Garden Pavilion, situated in between blocks 686 and 697 at Hougang Street 61. From afar, I was already bowled over by the decor. Walking inside the amphitheatre, I was just amazed at the amount of effort put into making this a wedding event to remember. Guests had a variety of food, desserts and drinks to choose from, as compared to the regular fare we’re so used to being served at weddings in general. Imagine you have a choice of drink flavours like Durian, Sour Plum, Barley, Strawberry and Yam amongst others, to choose from. The candies and desserts buffet stations were to die for, but sadly I did not get to savour them as I was busy snapping photographs and moving around.

Seldom do we get the groom and bride arriving on time, but true to what was stated on the invitation card, they did arrive at 2:15pm on the dot. Their entrance befitted their status as “King & Queen” of the day. From the moment they were hoisted up the chariot and carried to the amphitheatre, they had the watching guests and even the people in the neighbourhood gasping with bewilderment at how ostentatious and splendour the whole procession looked. The dance and Kompang items put up by the Sriwana performers, along with the Tepung Tawar and Silat Pengantin segments, gave it a feeling as though we were brought back in time when sultans and kings ruled this land. Truly this was a wedding affair which had the word “REGAL” stamped on it.

I will not delve more as the photographs and video clip I have put up will more or less tell the whole story of the wedding event for me. Before I end, I would like to take this opportunity to convey a message by the newly-married couple, as they did not get the opportunity to thank the kind people who had made their wedding event a major success, and a memorable one that left an indelible impression in the minds of guests alike, on the wedding day itself. Shahril and Suherdlya would like to thank the following individuals, companies and groups:

Wedding outfits – Chantique The Bridal Gallery (Zul & Ros)

F&B – Maria Le Caterer (Suzana)

Photography & Videography – Bliss PhotoCinema (Syarfique & Rizal)

Deco – Jentayu Gallery (Fauzi & Mel)

Guestbook Services – Zudryda Creation

Marriage Solemnisation Venue: Al-Mawaddah Mosque Management

Kadi: Ustaz Khair Rahmat

Wedding Dinner Host: Shahrin Azhar

The Main Wayang Company (Alvin)

Juz B (Dee)

I.AM Studios (Saiful Amri & Isham)

Artiste Budaya Tepak Sireh (Rizman)

SoundVox (Zack)

Favors – Agnes Chang

Sriwana (Fardy)

Sri Mahligai (Ariffin)

Warung Air Aswandi (Hernie Orpie)

Kesenian Muda-Mudi (Khayzan)

Favors – Juzfavors08.multiply.com

Shahril Wahid & Suherdlya Sabar’s Marriage Solemnisation Ceremony…

I seldom post something pertaining to an event I attend on the day itself and will always take days, weeks even to post it up on this blog. Since I will be attending the Muzik FM Concert at Marina Barrage later on in the evening and that will take up days or weeks for me to upload, I might as well furnish my blog with this joyous occasion I attended earlier this morning, the marriage solemnisation ceremony of Anugerah Skrin 2006 winner, Shahril Wahid and Suherdlya Sabar, held at the main prayer hall of Masjid Al-Mawaddah.

Shahril and myself go a long way back, where we played for the same neighbourhood football team when we were still in secondary school. Being slightly older than him, I’ve been fortunate to see how he has grown from a scrawny little kid to achieving his Anugerah Skrin 2006 success and now, being called a husband to his beloved wife. Since I’m pressed for time to go to Marina Barrage, I will just let my subsequent photographs do the talking for me, without going too much into details. All I can say is that it was a humble ceremony for a very humble pair of lovebirds…

To Shahril & Suherdlya, welcome to the club bro and sis!!! May this new chapter in your life be filled with bliss and blessings from Allah Almighty till the end of time…

Arrival of the groom, accompanied by Muhamad Raydza of Semut Biru (Mat Yoyo) fame…

The groom’s band of brothers from the local Malay theatre scene…

The bride arrives…

Grinning even though he was all tensed up…

The dowry and wedding gift…

With the marriage witnesses on both sides…

The Kadi, Ustaz Mohamed Khair Rahmat

The moment of truth for Shahril

The groom was all emotional right after the solemnisation…

Some people call this signing a “death warrant”, but Shahril is certainly committed to signing this “commitment for life”…

It’s official!!!

Putting on the necklace for the bride…

All the best you both!!! Welcome to the club!!!

The Wedding of Nick Mikhail & Nora…

This weekend marked another milestone in the life of local actor Nick Mikhail when he was betrothed to his sweetheart Noor Ashiqin or affectionately called Nora. For those who have been staying on another planet, this is the actor’s second marriage. I hope no one out there would be quick to judge on what happened to his previous one nor attack his personality as I’ve heard it all before over the years. Like any human being out there, we all crave for happiness, stability and longevity in any kind of relationship we commit ourselves into. Let’s all pray that Mikhail & Nora‘s union will be blessed with happiness, patience and much love and may they last a lifetime with beautiful kids in tow. Congratulations once again you both!!!

Snippets of the Wedding

The lavish spread… It’s whetting my appetite as I type…

Wirama were the performers at the event. One of their group members is none other than Izzat Yusoff of Soldadu fame…

Anugerah 2009 alumnus, Azhar Raz, performing “Gurindam Jiwa” with one of the resident performers of Wirama.

Some of the guests include the recent Pesta Perdana 11‘s Best Supporting Actor recipient, Sani Hussin and wife…

They were joined by his younger sister Rosita

Anugerah Skrin 2010 & 2006 winners, Erwin Shah Dawson and Shahril Wahid

Portrait of a happy family – Nurul Aini with husband Sofian Roslan and son, Shan Ehan

The groom arriving with his entourage…

Bracing himself for what’s to come over at the gal’s side…

The charismatic groom on his way to meet his bride…

The wedded couple with Marina Yusoff and family…