- Posted on Friday, 08 September 2017
Instead of focusing on the little details, Adham and Tati chose to focus on the things that make up a good wedding: family, friends, good food and the perfect [Spotify] dance tracks. The couple’s Malaysia wedding solemnization and reception were held at Puteh at Subang and shot by The Jubsi Company; a tropical-inspired dais backdrop by Chenta Weddings and sparkly hanging piñatas amped up the fun.
How did you meet?
“The first time I saw Adam was in 2014 during KL Fashion Week at Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. I was sitting on one of the benches at a fashion show when I looked up at the media box and saw him standing there. There were a handful of cameramen but he was the one that caught my eye. He was totally my type, and my heart would race every time I would catch his eye from across the venue. Boy, was I smitten!
We finally met almost seven months later in January 2015. I remember the exact moment I bumped into him queuing at the pizza spot near my office as I was heading home. I decided I to try my luck and say ‘hi’, and we have been nearly inseparable since. I’m a very lucky girl, that’s for sure!” ~ Tati
How did he propose?
“We had already been together for almost two years – needless to say, we didn’t waste any time tying the knot after we got engaged in October 2016.
As for the proposal, I had already been warned that there would be no grand gestures, no bells and whistles – Adam simply picked a date to meet my entire family over dinner and it was then that he conveyed his intentions to my father and asked for my hand in marriage. I’ll always remember just how much of a gentleman (and complete nerve wreck) he was for seeking my father’s blessing AND popping the question in front of my whole family.” ~ Tati
What was the theme of your wedding?
“People love to say that you need to start planning your wedding years in advance, but choosing to simplify the day made it pretty easy for us. We went for a fun, low-key vibe with a hint of sparkle (the confetti-covered piñatas hanging on the gazebo outside). We strayed away from tradition in more ways than one: we had no wedding cake, no bouquet toss, no emcee, and no DJ – just a laptop with a Spotify playlist consisting of songs we picked out that are fun to dance to. We wanted the wedding to reflect us – a no-fuss, raw, simple but beautiful celebration focused on family, friends, and good food.” ~ Tati
How did you decorate the venue?
“We wanted a venue that would allow us to have the solemnisation ceremony and the afternoon reception in one place. Being lovers of the outdoors, we looked for a venue that would make our wedding feel more like a garden party. We were fortunate enough to secure the services of Chenta Weddings to work on the hall decorations and flower arrangements. We gave them our ‘inspiration’ but ultimately, they had creative control. We wholeheartedly trusted them and it definitely paid off.
I knew I wanted to have something unique and fun that would reflect the essence of my personality. I remember first seeing the sparkly piñatas in one of the visual merchandising displays at a BIG group grocery store. I knew right away that I HAD to have ‘em for my wedding. It’s definitely not what you’d normally expect to see at a wedding, but it seemed way too amazing (in my eyes) to be anything but. I contacted the folks at BIG and never looked back!
The gazebo in the backyard looked beautiful decked out with the hanging piñatas, especially as the afternoon sun began to set. It was magical!” ~ Tati
What wedding favours did you opt for, and why?
“Nothing smells as sweet as a pouch filled with an all-natural handcrafted bar of soap, and that was precisely what we gave our guests on our special day. Wrapped up and personalized to suit our wedding theme and colours, the soaps were inexpensive yet functional wedding favours. And my house smelled AMAZING with over 1000 bars of soap all lined up in the months leading up to the wedding!” ~ Tati
Here's a look at the handcrafted soap bars that Adham and Tati gave out at their wedding:
Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“We have always believed that the keys to a memorable and enjoyable wedding are the right atmosphere, good food, and good music. We focused on these elements and designed our wedding around them.
Also, it’s SO easy to get caught up in the whirlwind that you forget to breathe and focus on what the day means to you. t’s important to remember to trust your vendors, have fun and know that your wedding day will be the BEST day of your lives!” ~ Tati
What does marriage mean to you?
“Marriage means sharing food with another human, going on coffee dates, sitting in the car for 10 minutes thinking about where you should go for dinner, going on long road trips, and having the right person to experience and share life’s beauties with. Most importantly, marriage means being able to wake up every single day next to the person you love most!” ~ Tati
Congratulations on your marriage, Adham and Tati! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
No. of Guests: 1000++
Venue: Puteh at Subang
Photography and Videography: The Jubsi Company
Wedding Dresses: Mimpikita
Bride’s Shoes: Cipela
Bridesmaid Dresses: The bride’s sister, Farah Hani
Groom’s Outfits: Bak Tailor (Baju Melayu for the solemnization), Zara (reception)
Groom’s Shoes: Aldo
Hair and Makeup: Mimie Romyza, Cody Chua
Flowers and Décor: Chenta Weddings
Stationery and Paper Goods: Designed by the bride and printed by AXPRINT
Catering: Alya Jaya Catering