Monday, January 05, 2009

A glorious wedding in December...

Well, everyone loves Wedding, for it symbolizes joy and happiness, the core value of Love. It is the end of a process that loves goes through and when the wedding bell rang, it became the most waited event in any family. It is a symbol of maturity of kids who have grown up to face the reality of the real word. It is in this institution that the lover began to understand that love is not all Sunshine and bed of Roses. It likes both but with differences. Like the Sun it does not shine all the times but even in rains that sun is there somewhere and it never failed to shine again and as for the Rose, we all love Rose and we knew too well that Rose come with the green leaves and the stem with thorn all over. If not handle with care it could hurt oneself. But then Rose cannot be Rose without that thorn and we all love Roses which come in all shades, colour and sizes. Been presented with a bunch of Roses would always bring joys and happiness to the receiver. It does have that aura of a healing power that we often need on our journey of life. So in a way wedding is like that, it is beautiful and would continue to be beautiful if it is nurtured with love. For in any wedding it is love that would play an important role in the lives of the couple. Quote: C.G.Jung "For two personalities to meet is like mixing two chemical substances; if there is any combination at all, both are transformed" How true...

The bride Zalia a petite lady, the gorgeous daughter of our friends Dato Wan Shamsuddin and To'Puan Zaini. The bridegroom Arzumy is a lad who was her college mate whiles studying at a local University. Together they do made a perfect couple. In the Malay culture such couple is often referred to as "Seperti Pinang dibelah dua".

The Wedding reception was held on December 27, 2008 at the Grand BlueWave Hotel at Shah Alam. My spouse and I were among the many guests invited to the reception. We arrived early and got a real look at the deco of the reception hall. The concept of the deco is contemporary and I believe it is the choice of the young generation of the family, probably the bride and the bridegroom themselves for it devoid of the normal traditional setting that folk of our generation would want to have. Anyway it is well done in that it did introduce an atmosphere of 'cool' of today's generation. It looks real simple but yet elegant; so pleasing to the eyes. It does fit well with the charm of both the bride and the bridegroom; kids of the twentieths century making their bond in the early twenty first century. A new generation of Malaysian who grows up in modern Malaysia and heading toward a more challenging time into the country future. It is their world and the wedding reception befits their generation's aspiration.

For both of us it was also a time to get to meet friends. It is an occasion likes this that gave us the opportunity to meet and renew our acquaintance. On arrival we were greeted by the host and been early we got the opportunity to take picture with them. The image below shows the bride's parent [dress in pink/purple on the left] together with us and another couple.

The whole ceremony was choreograph well indeed, with the two Emcees doing a pretty good job of entertaining the guests with their wits and humor; turning the ceremony into an atmosphere of joy. The good music and song add to the festive mood and it does lure the guests into an atmosphere of joy and happiness. The food spread was sumptuous and with such good company of friends at the table we did enjoy the evening. Indeed, a joyous event to all of us.

Many thanks to the host for the invitation and to the newly wed couple I leave you with these words of wisdom:" Have a joyous life together."

Selamat Pengantin Baru. Have a nice day.



salam pak idrus,

I do agree, when comes to wedding it bring back all the sweet memories. Next year will be our 10 years anniversary and it seems like yesterday.


Pak Idrus said...

Jalan Rebung, Rizal thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of marriage. Yes the memories are sweet indeed. It is a journey that one takes with a partner and it would be a wonderful journey if there lots and lots of the give and take. I have been on that journey for more then forty six years and enjoying it.

Have a nice day.

Howard said...

Pak Idrus,

I very much appreciate the photos you took. First, because this was my first view of a "state-of-the-art," modern decor in a Malay wedding! As you said, it was very COOL! My last wedding in that region was the big one in Aceh last year.

Also, I appreciate your using the available lighting in the wedding hall for the photos, instead of using a flash. The colors turned out beautifully!


Pak Idrus said...

Howard, thanks for the visit and the good words on this posting. Indeed it is a modern setting for a Malay Wedding. I am glad that the article did give some insight on the changing Malay culture. It is happening in front of our eyes and like all cultural change it would continue to happen. In this instance it look real cool. The in thing of today's generation.

As for the images, yes I did not use flash for all the images and the D60 is a wonderful camera to capture the true color of the scene. With flash the images would just be flat. In this case it tell its own stories. I am glad that you like it. I am learning new things as I go along. Photography is becoming more and more challenging and interesting.

Have a nice day.

Pak Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
Such a a beautiful setting and beautiful photography. Agree fully with Howard's comments as to the quality of the photos.
We did the weddings of all of our children the traditional way in a kampung setting. Anyway we couldn't afford a hotel setting as it would cost us a fortune which we don't have. I guess time has changed and hotel reception is the way to go nowadays.

Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum pak idrus,
firstly, salam maal hijrah and happy new year to you and family.
may you be blessed with good health in the coming year.

secondly, in one of the pics above, is the gentleman sitting at a table with your spouse Tn Hj Zainal Zulkifly?

btw, your pics are all nice to look at.

thank you.


Pak Idrus said...

Zawi, thanks for the visit and the good words on my photography. I am still learning and hope to continue experimenting with the D60. Indeed a wonderful tool to do some creative works.

Thanks as well for sharing your thoughts on wedding. Well it is not the ceremony that made the marriage it the the true love that would takes the couple through good and bad time. To me marriage is one of the most challenging institution to manage and this is where the challenge of leadership is. We have been there and I believe we know best of the up and down of the journey of life.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Anonymous, Aminahsj thanks for the visit and the greeting as well as the good words on my kind of photography. I am still learning the way of creative photography and enjoying it. I am indeed glad that you enjoy those images. That Aminah made my day.

Yes you are right. It is Zainal and his spouse. We were together twenty years ago working in Sarawak. He was then the Director of DBP and I the Director of the CYS in Sarawak. While in Sarawak we became members of the Association of Folks from Semenanjong call 'Berkesan'. At this function two tables was specially reserved for the Berkesan members.

Best of health to you and the family as well. Have a nice day, and take care.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Salam Pak Idrus,

That is indeed a lovely wedding. I wish the newlyweds every happiness!

Best regards for the New Year,

Pak Idrus said...

Covert_Operations'78, thanks for the visit, the greeting and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Indeed we all would love to see that the newly wed would continue to enjoy happiness always.

Have a nice day.

Arzumy said...

Pak Idrus,

Thank you for the kind words and beautifully captured moments. We really appreciate it.

Please don't stop capturing the essence of life in words and pictures. Because we, the young ones, would love to see it from your perspective too.

Again, thanks!

Pak Idrus said...

Arzumy, thanks for the visit and the kind words on my kind of blogging and photography. Well I enjoy creative writing and it kept my mental faculty alert, thus great for my health at this period of my life.

Blogging give me that opportunity to share my thoughts with the world. I am indeed glad that you enjoy this posting. We are in our golden years after involving ourselves with the society and now it is your turn to do so.

My advice to your generation do enjoy life and do live in the present for the present is a gift.

Have a nice day.

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Pak Idrus said...

Anon[2:58PM], thanks for the visit and the good words on my kind of blogging. Have a nice day.