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Friday, 15 January 2016

... The Beginning

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Remembering my entry on hantarans in 2009 which got me thinking. I have always wanted to do my own hantaran back then (but due to my bz-ness, and yeah..don't want to spend much on my hantarans cos we can spend more AFTER we got married..which is true and still valid until today and insya-Allah, the future) and with me commuting to work everyday adapting to married life and then kids! *lol* The things just keep on coming right? 

So my husband asked me one day, 'when are you ready to give your magic hands a go at hantaran arrangements? I know you can do it and I believe you can...' Those words, walaupun simple as it may sound has really made me thinking. That's my husband and he is ALWAYS pushing me to get me back on track with my creative side.... especially with baking, diys and other things (because honestly I've lost track on some for some reason *lol* even blogging!)

I guess it's true what I ever told my husband. I'm a planner, and I enjoy planning. And I thank Allah for giving me the chance to be part of the planning committee for my cousin's wedding last December and opening my eyes so that, yeah- I should do this. I shall give it a go... and insyaAllah, the best decision we ever make is the decision to try right? 

Ok, so dengan kalimah Bismillahirrahmanirrahim... saya dengan sukacitanya, mengumumkan permulaan bagi 'Blooming Little Bows' providing you hantaran arrangement services especially now that we are sooooo IN with the wooden pallet trays. I have always loved the hantaran designs made using the pallet trays, the rustic, chic and minimalist ideas for hantaran. Simple and elegant! Ok, ok.. enough with the suspense... here's one I actually arrange by myself.... #hantaranrustic #rustichantaran #BLBHantaran2016

I won't be joining any bridal showcase or wedding festival 'yet' ... saya budak baru belajar okay? incase you all are asking, just contact me directly at my e-mail yes? or simply follow me on our IG : @bloominglittlebows

Oh yes -- early confirmed bookers will receive further % on the introductory rate stated.

Sooooo... tunggu apa lagi?!!!! I'm waaaiiiitinggggg~~~~~~

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Assalamualaikum all...

Alhamdulillah, I FINALLY got the chance to write up an entry (or two) :) Juggling life between wife, mother, daughter and student is  pretty challenging, semoga dipermudahkan segalanya *Amin*

A happy new year 2016 to all my dearest readers / followers / anyone in between. A new year always come with a new year's revolution. What are yours? Mine is insya-Allah to build up a hobby based on what I happened to loooooove most! Well - this blog la! Need to be more rajin with filling in my entries.

Inda terasa right? Now it's coming to the middle of the month and I haven't update you guys on our "Mission I-M-Possible!"

The two days events ran smoothly, Alhamdulillah, as I said earlier, niat baik kalau Allah restui, insya-Allah akan dipermudahkan. It was a very hectic weekend for all commitee members. All juggling between work and planning then execution. Kinda miss the commotion though *lol* but yes, this shows that it is definitely possible to plan a wedding in one month!!! ONE MONTH!! I am still not fully recovered from the frenzy.

So here's the vendor list :

Beautiful pelamin by Roza Rohaya and sanding chair from Citra Idaman
(Kami inda sempat book the same chair from RR, else have to book from a diff boutique)
  1. Pelamin Set = Roza Rohaya
  2. Catering = For reception was Hj Hamdan Catering 
  3. Invitation Card = design DIY, printing @ Ezy Printing
  4. Attire = didn't ask my cousin where she rented hers but it was gorgeouuuss!! Glad she chose my opinion on which one to wear *Alhamdulillah* Little did she know that I am the planner of all wedding planners! Ganya I haven't embark my journey to this wedding thingy. InsyaAllah, ada tu nanti.
  5. MuA = Dewi D Diva 
  6. Juruhias Pengantin Laki : Nikah (dearest Mom) , Berbedak (Old friend of mine - Mahadzir), Sanding (Groom sendiri saja..i think a little touch up by the MuA)
  7. Photog = Habsy HS (female photog)
  8. Dzikir group = My aunt's
  9. Tausyeh = don't know but I guess it's for the best cos they made a mistake of arriving late and leaving early (belum lagi abis acara!)
  10. Hantaran = DIY by my cousin (I wanted to help out but was abit uptight that week so yeah.. had to back off from this one and only did touching up saja)
  11. Doorgifts =Local products (all packed in bags and stickers customade from Ezy Printing) Yassin & Tasbih from Simply Sayang.
  12. Wedding Cake = Taste On Tray
  13. Custom water bottle labels = yours truly :) , for VIP table settings aaaand nikah doorgifts
I will update this entry with pictures and all, alum teruah gambar from my phone! I have to hit the sack now, I can't hold my eyes open any longer.... ... must.... g...o.... zzZzzZzzZz


VIP Table settings by the caterer

Cake by ToT

Nikah venue at Masjid Hassanal Bolkiah, Pekan Tutong

Arrangement by your's truly, fresh flowers requested by bride and arranged by her SIL

Part of the doorgifts

The bride's b-e-a-u-tiful attire!!! 

Me and Mr. A ..baju sedondon!
It was a tough job to find the particular baju melayu colour and tudong!! Excuse the tired face...

Until my next entry dear all! 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

This week!!

Assalamualaikum all..

It's this week!! Yeap.. kami the AJKs ani pulang yang nervous to the max ni. Apart from additional stuffs added here and there for the event, Alhamdulillah everything is already in order.The only thing left now is to have our final meeting. You know, just to update on things and $$$ wise. We're still on track with the budget. Here's the checklist :

1. Venue - Done
2. Catering - Done
3. Doorgifts for all 3 functions  - Done
4. Rental for Pelamin - Done
5. Rental for attire & accessories - Done
6. Rental for PA System - Done
7. Rental for Walkie Talkie - Done

So in a way, most of the prep part is done lah. I am not sure as to where they do their hantarans tho. Maybe DIY kali saja. I did enquire on rental of dulang hantaran but all is not available.... which is understood. Musim orang kawin2 kali ne ah...~

It's gonna be a busy weekend for me...so will definitely posts updates after the events. Insya-Allah... and I can't wait for my 2016 project! Something for all to-be-wedded couples ;)


Monday, 14 December 2015

weekend gathering and labellings...


Despite the bz-ness we have managed to arrange for a family gathering (which we seldomly do except for tahlil and such) and was very happy that we have managed to finish packing all  the doorgifts for acara berbedak and sanding reception.

If you read my previous posts back when I planned for my wedding, yes, I loved to add some DIY touch to weddings.. so for my dear cousin, what I did was to custom water bottle labels for her. The bottles  they want to put on the VIP tables, and to be given for the tausyeh and dzikir group as well.

Designed by yours truly :) #BLBlabels

Then it got me thinking, did this before for birthdays..and again for my cousins' wedding. Why not make this thing something I can provide for everyone!!!! Not just for weddings but also for other functions (Birthdays, Mandi Belawat, Weddings... you name it!) Would you want our team to do this for you? I'm serious ne ah  (Please say yes... and if you do, can email me : ann.j1010@gmail.com)  It would be an honour to prep water bottles for your functions.

Minimum order : 24 bottles (300ml or 600ml or both) and our service includes, purchase, labelling and delivery (f.o.c for Brunei-Muara district and additional charges for Tutong dan Belait District) I have yet to think of a way to cater for people in Temburong.. any ideas?? I can only think of arranging meet ups di tambing.

Anyhoooooots, we're all set for the big day.... which is in 2 weeks time. Semoga dipermudahkan segala urusan. 

Until next entry,


Thursday, 10 December 2015

hickory, dickory dock...


Exactly 2 weeks before the big day! I do hope my cousin sorted out her bajus and accessories sudah... *bitenails* We gave her the courtesy to handle this herself cos yalah.. she needs to go for the fitting and all kan?

My aunt and younger cousins are busy putting names on the invitation card. Kudos to her actually for being able to narrow down our invitation list from 700+ names to just around 300!? Aahhh-maaaaaa-zzzziiiiinnnggg!! LikeI said in previous posts, niat baik insya-Allah dipermudahkan.

Our family gathering for doorgifts packaging will be this coming Sunday. Between that day and today, I have to run errands, complete my field  work and meet up with my supervisors (please oh please let them go easy on me #overreactingalittle )

Until then.
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