Decoration and Design
Wooden frame in black with picture of the baby, daisy flower in a bottle, chalkboard table greet tag, polkadot table runner and candle in glass to halau lalat. Huhu.
I know…I know…I have few entries pending and stories going stale, but better late than never. Even though at this time, am so tempted to write about our football team, but I guess that has to wait. Apa-apa pon congrats to Malaysia!
I made this on the eve of the event. Sangat2 last minute because my friend requested it. Sebaik sempat siap Nampak simple, but the signage was actually printed on piece of paper, glued on the board and shrink wrap with shrink wrap film to keep the paper intact.
Last weekend I was busy preparing decorations for my friend’s kenduri (aqiqah for her son) It was my first time experience decorating for an event and I was glad that it was only a set of simple decorations as I don’t think I can handle big event just yet. Lots to learn, especially time management.
Another set of centerpiece, this one comes with baby’s biodata
So about the event, I was being informed by my friend (customer) that the theme would be “English” and color scheme for the event would be red & black. Even though I think pastel colors is more suitable for “aqiqah” ceremony, but I honored my friend’s request still. The cradle was a huge pumpkin cradle and surrounded with teddy bears. Sorry no picture also because I was working hard that day. Huhu.
Another baby in the family that being celebrated. Different set of centerpiece. I love to combine more than 2 types of decorations to give more variety. This set comes with a zink tub with bunch of flowers (compose by my husband :)) , white black table runner, table greet tag, wooden frame and candle in orange skin (the orange has been removed leaving the skin that I used as a candle pot)
This one comes with the other baby’s photo
So these are a few shots of the decorations. Very decent, nothing huge. I supplied the guest table center pieces, table runner, chalkboard table greeting tag, chalkboard style menu label and buffet table center piece. But later I spotted a wooden table in the gazebo so, I decided to take the buffet centerpiece and place it on the wooden table. It’s nicer there. But too bad I don’t have a picture of it, as I didn’t have much time to snap pictures around.
Front top part view of the dress
Other than decorations, she also ordered a pair of 2-piece dress to be worn on that day. The day she confirmed the order was actually pretty late, I have less than 4 weeks to make the dress and as she sent me the payment I quickly sketched the design (can check the sketch here ) , fabric scouting, send it to my seamstress and beader for doing the 3D flowers and beading. It was a very fast forward process with no FITTING! Can you guys imagine? It was kinda panicking as I don’t like my customer to take the clothes without trying it first before my eyes, because I don’t want them to feel worried or unsatisfied when the fitting isn’t perfect. But in this case, I know my friend wouldn’t mind (but I don’t take that for granted, I still prepared the dress the best I could). Thank god everything went well, she fits the dress nicely and she looks fantastic
Close up of 3D flowers and beading
The only full frame picture of Rufida wearing the outfit that I made for her that I manage to snap. Ini pon mcm curi-curi ambil sekejap sbb marhaban semua tgh berlangsung masa ni. Fid pon tk sempat nak betul-betulkan her baju sbb she was carrying her son masa tu. So sorry tersenget-senget. He shawl pon wasn’t properly fall into it’s position. Insyallah we will be having a special photo shoot session for Fid featuring the same outfit soon.
Everything went quite smooth and in case my husband reading this (I know he wouldn’t, he seldom read my blog, this year…never once pon huhu), I just wanna say thank you soooooo much to him for being such a helpful, supportive and good husband. He knew that I was too busy to prepare my baju for the event, without me asking him to…he ironed my baju kurung. And he also woke up very early the next morning to help me arrange all the decorations stuff in the car including the flowers. And when I was preparing the deco at site, he’s willingly to help me to cut the flowers and put it in the vase, yeah he did all that. So dear, I just want you to know that I wouldn’t be able to make it this far if it’s not because of you. From the bottom of my heart…thank you so much for being a husband, cheerleader and a best friend.