August 6, 2009

Pearly Pink White Orchid Hantaran

An Engagement hantaran consisting of nine(9) pahar highlighting the bride's favourite flower, exquisite White Cymbidium Orchid. The overall theme is exquisite and luxurious in pink! With that in mind, I used- silver trays, crystal bowls and beads and definitely as you might have guessed, pearls and delicate lace. I also custom made the nine(9) 'alas pahar' made from light pink satin and off white organza with exclusive pearl lace trimming and handsewn pearls and crystal beads. I hope you like them as much as I have enjoyed creating them :)

* Six out of the nine pahar created for the beautiful occasion

* Handcrafted flower with easter egg size chocolates in silver tray

* Toiletries in crystal bowl

* A bouquet to adorn a plain colored shirt with necktie

* Groom accessories highlighted with floral wreath

* A plain fluffy cream colored towel with floral bouquet

* The Tepak Sirih with handmade 'Bunga Pinang".
The sirih@betel leaves were not yet added at the time

Pink Cherry Blossom Hantaran

There were seventeen (17) pahar made for this wedding. The mother of the groom chose Pink Cherry Blossom theme as she wanted something different and the Copper Flowers theme was chosen as copper was the groom's favourite color. The cherry blossom hantaran is in seven(7) pahar for the lovely bride, from the groom. The alas pahar were also made according to theme with light pink satin underneath a cream organza top with intricate pearl lace edging and crystal beads.

* All hantaran in place before the Akad Nikah ceremony

* Sirih Junjung with pink roses and wax flowers

* The wedding ring on a mini dais accompanied by crystal swans

* The Handbag

* A pair of Shoes

* The Make Up

* Beautiful flowing silk fabric for clothing

* The theme fondant heart shape cake

I also re-created the Bunga Mas Kahwin at the last minute. It was done by someone else at first but since it was done not to the likings of many, it had to be re-assembled. The other additional pahar was a surprised Langkah Bendul gift for the elder sister. It was certainly a pleasant surprise for her as she did not expect any at all :P

* The Bunga Mas Kahwin

* A fresh flower floral wreath with lisianthus and wax flowers,
highlighting the gift at the center. I purposely created this tray
separate from the cherry blossom theme (still maintaining the
pink theme), to show that it is not part of the bride's pahar

Below I have posted some close up photos for your viewing pleasure

Glittery Copper Flowers Hantaran

This Copper Flowers hantaran consists of nine(9) pahar from the bride to the groom. Honestly, I was sceptical at first to use copper. I have always love pastels and copper theme had never crossed my mind! The mother had personally picked the copper flowers and I just have to turn them into beautiful wedding hantaran.

Honestly, I had a really full timetable to prepare for these. I would like to tell you a secret: I made these two themes hantaran, Pink Cherry Blossom and Copper Flowers amounting to seventeen(17) pahars altogether. Plus the twenty four(24) pahar for the Lilac White Orchid and the Maroon Velvet Roses at the same time! Imagine my headache.. Anyway, everything was delivered on time and to the best of my creative ability :) I hope you have enjoyed looking at them and all the hardwork put into them will disappear. That will be my greatest pleasure!

* All pahar ready before the Akad Nikah ceremony

* The Sirih Junjung

* The Wedding Ring for the groom

* The Shirt and Cufflinks set

* The Perfume

* Grooms accessories: wallet, belt and chain

* A pair of Shoes

* Handmade chocolate with fillings

* Premium dates in a basket

* Theme fondant cake

* A close up picture for your viewing pleasure :)

August 5, 2009

Lilac White Orchid Hantaran

These were my first big assignments: Twenty Four(24) pahar in total to be made for one occasion for both the bride and groom!

A Wedding hantaran of twelve(12) pahar each (eleven plus one) for both the Engagement and Akad Nikah ceremony in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The bride requested a nice and simple theme of purple color for her to be given to the groom and maroon for her by the groom. You can read my other posting for the Maroon hantaran theme.

As for the bride, I chose lilac. Personally, I love the elegance and sweetness in this particular color. I paired lilac with a lot of cream, silver accessories and pearls of course :) Another favorite of mine now is using ceramic or glass as servers instead of rattan or wicker basket. They look presentable and definitely practicle as they can be used by the bride at her new home after the marriage.

As there was time constraint, I did not make the alas pahar for both sets of hantaran. They were rented but much to my dismay, they were not as nice as I was hoping them to be :(

* Eleven plus one pahar, the Sirih Junjung

* The head of the hantaran, the Sirih Junjung

* The wedding band and bunga rampai

* A wrist watch for the groom

* A pair of shoes

* A set of shirt, necktie, belt and wallet
The bride bought the seashell like
container as it was her personal favorite

* Prayer mat and the Al-Quran

* A set of perfume and toiletries

* A selected choice of fresh green pears and grapes

* Tarts as another edible hantaran

* Chocolates in silver and purple shades wrapper

* A set of Baju Melayu and Sampin

A few close up pictures for your eye candy :P

* Handmade bunga pinang amidst the sirih junjung lovely flowers

* The dais for the wedding ring and bunga rampai close up

* Cymbidium Orchid and Lavender close up

August 4, 2009

Cream and Pink Antique Rose Hantaran

Something sweet and simple was the request from the mother of the bride, a dear family friend and a close friend to my aunty. A wedding hantaran consisting of five(5) pahar were made for the occasion. I love using pearls in my creations as they give a touch of 'quiet' elegance without being too 'bling-bling' if you know what I mean :P

Floral arrangements were also done in small posies for individual dining tables and a tablecenterpiece for the VIP table. The flowers requested were only roses in shades of pink and cream and white daisy-like crysanthemums, which are simply lovely...

* Shirt with belt and wallet

* Shirt with belt and wallet - side view

* Fruits consisting of grapes and strawberries

* Perfume set

* Custom handmade white chocolate heart shaped casing
filled with small individual chocolates with fillings

* Fondant and Royal icing cake with vanilla butter flavor

* Small posies with requested flowers for individual dining tables

* Floral arrangements in theme colors

* Floral centerpiece for the VIP table