We attended MrNordin’s cousin’s BIL’s wedding at a hotel in Ampang last Saturday night. It was the groom’s 3rd wedding but the bride’s first. The first lasted 2 months; the second one lasted 2 weeks. MrNordin attended the first two weddings ~ so that night, many people were betting on how long this one’s gonna last. The groom sang a song for his bride that night, something which he never did in his first two weddings, so perhaps that was a good sign. I just wish the couple a good life and may it last longer than the previous two…
This wedding was held last night at Tropicana. The bride was MrNordin’s ex-colleague in S**ll. She married an Indonesian guy, quite elderly, but she’s not that young either. I think she’s 40+ and that guy is 50 something. That’s her first wedding, but the guy’s status is unknown. Divorced; perhaps. One thing I know, he has a son aged about 25. I know this coz he sang a song for his “Papa and Mama” last night.
Nice, beautiful wedding. Despite the odd pairing, I think there was a lot of love put into the wedding preparation. The rombongan pihak lelaki from Jakarta & Bandung stick out in the crowd. The ladies were very elegant in their French lace and chiffon modern kebaya, in bright red or turquoise. Some wore pastel colors and they looked absolutely gorgeous with their nice hairdo and make up. The men were very classy too, in their tuxedos. It was quite a sight. I was busy admiring the ladies’ dresses with my friend, S**ri**z throughout the night.
After the cake cutting ceremony, the MC announced, “The bride and groom shall now have their first dance..” The lights went down and the couple took to the dance floor and slow danced to a lovely tune. Ahhh… so romantic! Then a few couples joined them on the dance floor, mostly the Indonesians. Some danced really slow and cool with their partner, while some were more adventurous and did the twirl on the floor. Gosh… they were so style! I wish it was me on the dance floor, twirling with MrNordin. But obviously since we were only the invitees, segan pulak nak menari kat situ.
As we walked to the car after the wedding, I told MrNordin, "I like the slow dance part. I think it was very nice.." He said, "Kita tak bolehlah buat slow dance macam tu. Sure bising orang..." But why not? They were dancing with their respective spouses, so I don't think it's haram. Sama jugak macam setengah orang buat joget lambak after a wedding. Isn't a joget lambak more loud?
I wanted to have a kugiran and joget lambak for my wedding, but due to unfortunate circustances, it couldn't be done. Never mind lah, I'll do it during one of my wedding anniversaries nanti or one of my daughters' weddings. That'll be the day!! Yippee!!
We dropped off Nabila at UiTM on Sunday. I felt quite sad leaving her there. When we left, she was about to go for her first taklimat at the Dewan Makan. She quickly said her goodbyes and tried to hold back her tears. Later when I reached home, I texted her and told her to be strong. Mula2 memanglah macam tu, but once she get to know her friends, it should be ok.
To me, if she survived Gopeng, this should be a piece of cake for her. Good luck, my dear girl! I'll always be thinking of you.