A month ago, to my surprise, I was proposed to. My then boyfriend, now fiancĂ© (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 fiancĂ©’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 fiancĂ© 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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