A month ago, to my surprise, I was proposed to. My then boyfriend, now fiancé (I’ll never get used to calling him this) popped the question, and I (obviously) said yes! And that was the easy part.

We went into this not knowing heads or tails about the processes involved when one wants to tie the knot; first there’s the things you need to do from the religion stand point, and then comes what is normally, traditionally done as a race. It was all very confusing and daunting but we managed to pull through without a scratch. Below are photos of my ‘official’ engagement day (or merisik?); in short: the day that my fiancé’s family meets my family and talk and stuff and its all very official. Kinda. Not really. Photos were taken by my trusty cousin, Raisa, and make-up by her bff, Pearl. My maid of honour is none other than my longest, and dearest friend, Balqis, who made sure I look as ladylike as possible. It was a hard task, but she did it!

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My family are new to the processes too, so needless to say, this whole thing was a learning experience for all of us. My parents, uncles, aunties, and grandparents have helped so much, and made it easy for us. It helps that they’ve known my fiancé for nearly 7 years. So, yay! THE day is coming really soon, and as far as I know, everything is full steam ahead! And pretty soon, we’ll be galavanting across Europe!

I’ll write a separate post on said processes along with a handy video for any newly weds who, like us, have no idea what they’re doing. Till then.

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x larxy