03 November 2010

Wedding Venue: ISTAC

I was browsing through a friend's facebook album when I stumbled on a wedding that he attended at ISTAC (International Institute of Islamic Thoughts and Civilization). Oh gosh... this place is beautiful! The building has a lot of Mediterranean architecture influence, and when I first saw the pictures, I thought it was from oversea!

Check out the pictures and see for yourself!
(courtesy of Sham)

In terms of capacity, I think it can fits approx 200 pax at one sitting. Suitable for a small and intimate wedding party. And of course, proper dress codes must be adhere to. For more details, do refer to ISTAC's website.

02 November 2010

My Wedding Planner!

When I first got engaged and the wedding dates were confirmed to be sometime in April, I knew for sure that I needed a wedding planner because:
  1. I'm too busy with work to have enough time to spare to coordinate all wedding matters.
  2. My family are inexperienced. I am (after all) the first to be married in the family.
  3. I have very little care about wedding details. 
I have never been one of those girls who dreams about their perfect wedding day. I never had a vision of white wedding lace and veils and flowers and... well, you get the picture. So I never really had an idea of what I want my wedding to be like. 

But I like simplicity. I like clean fresh colours. And after doing some research and asking other b2bs out there, I concluded that I really(really)really like Kerja Kahwin's style. 

Working alongside Kak Wanie has been nothing short of wonderful. When I told her that I planned to hire her as a wedding planner, she was quick and thoughtful to come up with detailed lists and itineraries that would be useful for me. She made the arrangements for all other  things that are required of weddings - even things that I would never have thought of! She coordinates, she made time-lines and she'd even make reminders for me for payment schedules and any other appointments that I needed to attend. And she was very aware of my busy schedule, so we made an arrangement such that any ideas that I have for my wedding, I'll post it on this blog so that she could use it to come up with the concept and deco. How convenient is that! Plus, I've never been very particular about wedding decorations and I have absolute trust in Kak Wanie's vision of my wedding. 

So having her on my side has made my wedding day that much more enjoyable. I need not worry about anything at all (well.. except for that hiccups in regards to the band) and the wedding had turned out beautifully! 

So this post is of course a special dedication to Kak Wanie and her KK team. 
(from the bottom of my heart)

And to share, here are a few of my favorites from KK's website: