- Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016
White paper lanterns, flowers and burlap table runners made for the perfect minimalist rustic setting at Enderong Resort, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia. Shot by Hafizudin Hamdan Photography, Rezza and Aziana’s reception was a lovely, intimate affair that saw the bride dressed in a stunning beaded powder blue gown.
Here is a video of the couple's proposal:
How did you meet?
“We first met back in 2006 through a mutual friend. We met briefly at Starbucks where Rezza was working post-SPM and we later became friends after enrolling in the same college at Damansara Utama. It wasn’t until 2008 that we started dating, and until today, we swear by the phrase ‘Good things happen when you least expect it.’
Despite knowing that our relationship would start off as a long-distance relationship between KL and Melbourne (and stay that way for a while), we jumped the gun. Six years later, we’re very proud to be able to say that we’re one of the rare long-distance success stories!” ~ Aziana
How did he propose?
“During a weekend trip with friends to Penang, we visited Seksan’s Sekeping Victoria, which had a very intimate courtyard – the perfect setting for an engagement. Rezza had it all planned out with my friends; they brought dozens of lilies from KL and even made a flower crown that looked very impressive.
They filled the courtyard with lilies, candles, music and, funnily, two not-so-subtly hidden GoPros stuck to the trees. I was brought out after being told that Rezza had misplaced his wallet somewhere in the courtyard. He knelt down on one knee and the rest is history.” ~ Aziana
What was the theme of your wedding?
“The theme was rustic minimalist. We wanted to have a minimal approach to the reception to reflect how we are as a couple – somewhat relaxed and easy-going (well, Rezza at least!). The reception was intimate and had very few formalities; we wanted our guests to let loose on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and to enjoy their mini getaway from the city. We wanted to emphasise the natural colours of the venue so we opted for a minimal and subdued colour palette.
We had our family and bridal party come dressed in dusty pink and marsala and all our guests in black and white. Rezza and I, on the other hand, wore navy and powder blue outfits. All the flowers and paper lanterns were kept white.” ~ Aziana
How did you decorate your venues? Any DIY projects?
“The venue on its own is already very beautiful so we didn’t have to cover the hall with décor. We had white lanterns in varying sizes suspended above long tables decorated with burlap table runners and white flowers. The candles that were given as wedding favours were homemade with love by Rezza’s mother. The invitation cards and thank you notes were designed by me.” ~ Aziana
What sort of wedding favours did you opt for and why?
“We chose to have homemade soy candles because candles are always a good idea. We also chose to give away scented hand fans because we thought it was going to be hot - just kidding!” ~ Aziana
Do you have anything else you’d like to share with us?
“Rezza did almost all of the planning for our reception at Tanarimba. He was out coordinating with the vendors up until an hour before the wedding. Most of the vendors are friends of his, including the emcees, the team behind the PA system, the band, caterer, and videographer. Weddings are when good networking skills really come in handy!
Rezza also surprised everyone by singing Man Bai’s Kau Ilhamku during the reception. My father teared up more than I did!” ~ Aziana
Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“Plan ahead, especially if you’re particular with the details. Always reach out to your closest friends and family if you need help; this in turn will make the planning process much more fun and less stressful. Work out the overall budget and work within it. Our Tanarimba reception cost a lot less than our hotel reception but the intimacy and informality made it a lot more fun! It’s really not about how much money you spend on your wedding. Save the bulk of your money for an amazing honeymoon you’ll never forget!” ~ Aziana
What do you think makes a strong marriage?
“The best advice I’ve gotten is to always remember that in a marriage, it is rare to find both parties feeling emotionally strong at any given time. Marriage works best when you go through life as a team. Be your S/O’s biggest support system and take turns being strong for each other in moments when the other feels weak.” ~ Aziana
Congratulations on your marriage, Rezza and Aziana! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Venue: Enderong Resort, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia
Photography: Hafizudin Hamdan Photography
Wedding Dress: Altelia Amani
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Shoes: The Savile Row Company
Hair and Makeup: Jib Salim
Flowers and Décor: Khareyan Events
Cake: KEK & Co.
Catering: K Azraei Homemade Food
Entertainment: The Eurasian Trio
Emcees: Anthony Albela of Hitz.fm and Zooey of ERA.fm
Videography: The Jubsi Company
PA System: Greenit Enterprise