Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Engagement

Let's side track from my daughter's predicament to something more enlightening ~ my BIL's engagement. It went well. Alhamdulillah...

We left KL very early on Saturday so we could reach Seremban in time. Unfortunately, due to an accident involving 4 cars just after the Seremban rest area, we had to endure a longer than expected traffic jam on the road. A good 45 minutes from there to Seremban! Sheesh!

But the kids while the time away by watching 80's music video which MrNordin had just bought from JB. I didn't bring Nizzar because he was not well. Infact, MrNordin and I were not feeling that great either that Saturday morning ~ all 3 of us had caught the flu bug. But kenalah gagah kan badan... takkan tak pegi pulak?

The engagement ceremony was held at Spanish Villa, a condo dwelling somewhere in Seremban. The girl's parents rented the common hall there to accommodate the big crowd. From their side, there were about 100 people, and from our side, there were about 50, or more. I didn't count, but there were 12 cars in the rombongan meminang. So there were many.

My husband was the spoke person from our side. This is the second time he became a juru cakap. The first time was during a cousin's akad nikah in Mukah, Sarawak. Just goes to show he's becoming more "mature"...

He did well, was quite nervous at first but after while, he was ok. The jurucakap from the girl's side was her Pak Lang, an old timer and a very seasoned speaker. He started off with a pantun, so my husband dah mengelabah!

Nasib baik we all dah prepare some pantuns the night before, but they were meant for the penutup majlis. Alah... pantun "Dua tiga kucing berlari.." and "Kalau ada jarum yang patah..." je, mana tahu pantun-pantun yang lain. So hentam je lah! Hee.. hee.. berpeluh jugak husband I!

But it all went well in the end. Akad nikah will be held on 3rd October, after raya.

My BIL is now a happy man. Soon he will become a married man. Should we congratulate him or offer him condolences?

Hee.. hee.. just kidding! Enjoy the photos!





The happy man





Waiting to go inside




Walking up the stairs



My husband, the jurucakap




Pak Lang in pink coloured baju





My MIL and her soon-to-be new besan (on right)




Sarung cincin





Part of our rombongan



The happy man's fiancee



Hantaran dari perempuan



Hantaran dari lelaki





Mr & Mrs Nordin





Dua orang pengangkat dulang hantaran




16 comments:

tireless mom said...

Hi MrsN

Cantik nya hantaran. Banyak lagi ke weddings to be attended from your adik beradik and from MrN's? Thank God our siblings' dah selamat semua. Now cousins yang tinggal.

Lyana Mauseth said...

wah meriahnya...!! tp i suka le pasangan yg pakai baju biru tu ;)

Kak Teh said...

sungguh ceria rupa bakal pengantin! I missed attenting kenduris in malaysia.

busymum100 said...

Kalau org lain offer "wedding planning services", Mr Nordin boleh offer service "Bride/Groom representative"?
hehe..

Anonymous said...

Mrs N,

Practise..practise..tak lama je lagi you and Mr N turn to terima menantu..he..he..

Busybody

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam Mrs.N,

I dah setua gini tak pernah lagi ikut rombongan bertunang atau merisik ni....seronok jugak gayanya.
He!...he! tunggu kawinkan anak-anak sendiri sajalah nanti. :-)

p/s: Selamat bertunang untuk pengantin.

edelweiss said...

Mrs N,

wahhh meghiahhh sungguh nooo. Time lagu nih lah dapat kumpoi dengan sanak sedara. Nanti masa wedding lagilahhhh meghiahhhh!

Betoi cakap Cik Lyana...pasangan berbaju biru tuh sweetttt!

Myra Abdul Mutalib said...

Hello Mrs Nordin, am a new reader of your blog.

Btw, love the fact that we modern Malays still keep to the old tradition with the pantuns. My own engagement was filled with them so it was nice... Rasa macam Tun Teja je masa tuh ... keh keh

Anonymous said...

Laaaa... kata you and maria nak pakai tudung ala2 izan tu.. manik2 jurai tu... mana nyeeee?

Btw cantik ah hantaran you people.. yg putih merah tu.. naik seri.. i like!

Pantun Nordin ada kucing berlari2 ek.
Patut buat gini:
anak dara mati tertambat,
mati tertambat celah tiang,
cari cari kini dah dapat,
harap harap berkekal sayang.

hehehehee

~gf@ofc~

Desert Rose said...

Mrs N,

I agree, I pun suke couple lama yg baju biru tu ......

Meriah sungguh nampaknya d majlis, n d hantaran with fresh roses, mamamia lovely, i kan obsesses ngan roses.

Wish d bakal pengantin well

IBU said...

Meriah sungguh... Imagine the wedding in October!

Glad it went well.

For the nephew, offer him congratulations & well wishes for time being.

He's not married yet, so he's not "finished" yet! Hehehe...

Kitchen Guardian said...

BJ,

Mr and Mrs Nordin...the happy couple!!AAAmin!!

kay_leeda said...

Wahh..dengan orang Neghori jugak :) Meriah sungguh gitu.

Ehem..ehem...couple sedondon baju biru tu, kalah bakal pengantin!!

IBU said...

Oppss...silap! Not nephew. The BIL...

Ummi365 said...

aihhh tak lama lagi dah tu turn mr N and mrs N pulak bertandang hehehe.

wish nadira the best in whatever she do. being a determined girl i am sure she'll excel kat mana2 pun.

Spices of Life said...

MrsN..such an elegant affair.i wonder how the nikah and hari besar will be like.. also you n hubby are such an handsome couple in blue..