Friday, December 24, 2010

Anne's Wedding Day.

Last June, my only younger sister, Anne was getting married with her beloved (now) husband, Syafiq. As usual, I appoint myself as the creative 'director' for this event (^^). Despite my very busy schedule at work, I did the preparation for her big day since March 2010.

For this big event, I did the design for both side's dowry (hantaran), bridal dais (pelamin) & decorations for main table & the couple's bedroom.

The marriage vow ceremony (akad nikah) was held on the night before the big day. Every of us wore a nice white baju kurung / baju melayu.

 The wedding ceremony was held on 6th June. The theme colour was green & white. So, I blend these two colours in every of my creation. Same as the night before, all of us wore the same colour - green!.

This is the arch done by my friend, Saiful from Bridal Kayangan, JB.

We also did some other soft touch at the entrance

Let's go in the house!. I did the design for the bridal dais (pelamin) & Ina Gallery, Parit Sulong was helping me with the set up. As this ceremony was a very simple family occasion, the pelamin was being designed to be as simple as I could.
2 bouquet of fresh flowers was also being arranged at both left & right corner of the pelamin. I do not know where to get a very good fresh flower arrangement as what I need in Batu Pahat but after searching all over the town, this is the best I can get..
I found this nice photo frames at The Rooms & decided to arrange their pictures on the cabinet
The hand bouquet I did specially for Anne. White & pure..
and this is the couple's bedroom. The comforter is white embroidery cotton series from Akemi. This is also my design & done by Ina Gallery, Parit Sulong.

The dowry (hantaran) is very important in any Malay wedding. I took about 3 months to plan for the design & everything. So, after so much effort, this is what I did.

From him to her:

& from her to him:

The ceremony runs smoothly & I am actually quite happy with everything that I did for Anne.

May both of you live happily ever after!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Interior Design Tips - Bedroom.

  • The basic component of a bedroom is a bed, bed side table, dressing table & wardrobe.
  • If you have a lot of things to store, it is recommended to custom made your wardrobe form ceiling to the floor level so that we can get more storage area.
  • If you are renting a house, just buy a ready made wardrobe. The size of the wardrobe will depend on your needs & area that you have.
  • Always locate your dressing table near to the window so that you have the daylight for make up purpose.
  • Bed side table is normally being used to store books, glasses or last minute usage such as torch light & the bedside table light.
  • Bed - know your needs before buying a bed, a mattress or a comforter set.
    • Types of Bed:
      • Divan Set - Just like at hotel room (harden base & mattress)
      • Box Bed - Wooden box bed with a mattress
    • Sizes: 
      • Mattress Sizes
        • Single / Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
        • Super Single / X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
        • Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
        • King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
      • Fitted Sheet Sizes
        • Single / Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
        • Super Single / X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
        • Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
        • King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
      • Flat Sheet Sizes
        • Single / Twin--66 x 96 inches (or 167 x 243 cm)
        • Super Single / X-Long Twin--66 x 102 inches (or 167 x 259 cm)
        • Queen--90 x 102 inches (or 228 x 259 cm)
        • King--108 x 102 inches (or 274 x 259 cm)
      •  Comforter Sizes
        • Single / Twin--68 x 86 inches (or 173 x 218 cm)
        • Queen--86 x 86 inches (or 218 x 218 cm)
        • King-100 x 90 inches (or 254 x 229 cm)
  • Always dress up your bed with a bed runner at the end of the bed & also put a lot of throw cushion.

Want to learn more?
  • Before you buy a bed, click here to know more.
  • For tips before you buy bed sheets, click here!
  • What bed size is right for you?. click here!
  • Bedroom design ideas? Click here!

Dress up your bed to be like a hotel bed, not a hospital bed!" - Eric Leong.