...continued from previous entry.
Sunday morning. Laili, Finaz and Zaza got ready very early, so they drove to the pasar to have breakfast. The rest of us went straight to Momay’s house as her akad nikah was scheduled at 11am.
An antique knob on the bridal chamber’s door.
The theme was apple green and white.
Momay’s family bought breakfast for us. Never saw nasi kerabu served with mee or mee hoon before. Reminded me of nasi ambeng.
Wajah-wajah si ratu sehari.
Ratu dan dayang-dayang yang diterbangkan khas dari KL.
Me and Finaz in the bridal chamber.
At around 10:45am, Momay got a call from Suhaimi that they had to postpone the akad nikah ceremony to 1:30pm (after Zuhur prayers) because some of the groom’s family members from Thailand were still stuck at immigration checkpoint. The bride’s family had no choice but to agree, though it also meant that Momay’s brother wouldn’t be able to see her getting married as he had to rush back to Perak by noon. Well, what to say?
Senyum, tak perlu kata apa-apa.
So we passed the time by walking around the kampung.
Under the pokok kelapa I will wait for you.
Apa yang penting? Kerjasama!
We had lunch and hanged out for a bit. Zaza’s fiancé arrived to bring her to Besut to attend another wedding before going home to KL, hence she had to leave early. Finally, the time came for akad nikah ceremony at a nearby mosque. We followed the bride’s entourage and arrived at...
...this mosque. Erkkk!
We were shocked. SHOCKED. The mosque was halfway renovated. No walls. Only certain section had roofs. Building materials were scattered everywhere. A bulldozer was still in the compound. Definitely the most horrifying wedding venue I had ever seen in my life.
We asked Momay’s sister-in-law why didn’t they arrange for the akad nikah to happen elsewhere? She said that in their kampung, the akad nikah must be done at the mosque of which the bride belonged to. It couldn’t be done at home, must be at the mosque. Even if there were other mosques nearby, they were no-go. By hook or by crook, it had to be the bride’s official mosque. Weird.
Bak kata Deqno, “Jomlah kita menderma supaya masjid ni cepat siap.” Bak kata Finaz, “Ini memang betul2 punya membina masjid!”
We waited under the garage with piles of cement while the Zuhur jama’ah prayers to finish, after which the akad nikah proceeding would begin.
The bride waited in the car. Kudos to her, she was all smiles regardless of everything!
The groom’s entourage arrived in four Alphards and several more cars...
...and it was time to make it official!
Signed off some papers...
...and they became hubby and wifey!
The groom’s family. I absolutely love their colorful dresses!
The aunty asked if we wanted to take a photo with her. Of course we said yes!
Everybody returned to the house to exchange wedding gifts...
...and wedding rings.
Mission #3: Accomplished!
We said goodbye to the couple and went back to Teratai Homestay where we stayed, just behind Masjid Tok Guru in Pulau Melaka.
We freshened up, rested for a bit and checked out. My MAS flight was at 7:50pm, while the rest opted for Firefly at 10:35pm. Therefore they had to send me to the airport and then only they could go to town before returning the car. My ticket was a standby ticket (as usual) on a Sunday of a long festive weekend, which was also the last day of school holidays. So you could imagine how full the flight was. I had to wait till the very last minute before I could get a seat. Fortunately I got it, else I would have to stay another night in Kota Bharu. Which wasn’t a bad thing actually, except that I would have some trouble explaining my absence during the crucial monthly accounts closing period. So better not.
Thank you Erin for keeping me company on Saturday and driving me around!
Congratulations Sal and Kimi!
Congratulations Momay and Suhaimi!
Ambo kelik dulu deh :-D