THE WEDDING OF ALIA NATASHA GENEID AND DIAZ BEIBUTULY ATAMKULOV WAS THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR!
Radiant bride Alia and handsome groom Dias!
Entering Shangri-La Grand Ballroom for their wedding of the year!
The spectacular dias
Alia is the youngest daughter of Dato Robert Geneid of Australia and Dato Raziah Mahmud, sister of Chief Minister of Sarawak Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Dias is the son of former Kazakh ambassador HE Beibut Atamkulov to Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines. Mr Beibut Atamkulov was appointed ambassador in 2010 and now he will be based in Almaty in Kazakhstan.
Luckily the former ambassador resided in Kuala Lumpur or else he would not have returned to Kazakhstan with a lovely daughter-in-law!
Dias and Alia met simply because they lived on the same floor at Pavilion Residences atop The Pavilion KL!
"Actually I knew Alia's mother Dato Raziah first before I met Alia," says Dias Atamkulov who looks like a movie star. "In fact, we were neighbours for nearly 2 years but did not meet each other! Alia was studying overseas so our paths did not cross till I attended her mother's birthday in 2011. We were formally introduced and I fell in love instantly.
"I asked for her mobile but she refused to give! But I got her number from one of her friends who told her he gave her number to me and to expect my call."
Smiles the radiant bride, "I was hoping he would call! He did and we went on from there and it was not long before I decided I would love to be Mrs Alia Atamkulov---AA is so nice!"
The silhouettes of Dias and Alia above their wedding cake in Shangri-La Grand Ballroom
The dias. I came early to take photos before the guests came
I took this photo as my table was number 56 which was right in front of the stage! So I got the best photos!
The main table for bridal couple and royal guests and VIPs of which I am neither
Lovely mother of the bride Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud aka Datuk Rozie
Winnie Sin wearing trio of pearls and Kazakh friends
Dato Robert Geneid in baju Melayu and guests
HE Beibut Atamkulov and Uzbekistan ambassador HE Sabitov Shukur Abdurahmanovich
Dato Robert Geneid greeting friend
Winnie Sin with friends
Winnie Sin of Rafflesia Jewellery and the father of the groom HE Beibut Atamkulov
Winnie Sin and Kazakh friend who sang a wedding song later
Winnie Sin and Bagila Atamkulov, wife of ambassador Beibut Atamkulov and mother of the groom Dias
Sin Cheang Loong, father of the groom HE Beibut Atamkulov, mother of the groom Bagila Adykhankyzy Atamkulov and Winnie Sin
Winnie Sin, Their Excellencies Mrs and Mrs Sabitov Abdurahmanovich ambassador of Uzbekistan and Sin Cheang Loong
Russian ambassador HE Lyudmila Vorobyeva and Winnie Sin of Rafflesia Pearl Centre
Husband of Russian ambassador, Russian ambassador HE Lyudmila Vorobyeva,Bagila and HE Beibut Atamkulov
3 ladies wearing Rafflesia Pearl Centre's jewellery! They looked gorgeously stunning!
Winnie Sin of Rafflesia Pearl Centre at Park Royal hotel KL and guests
Esha Geneid and friend
Shaan and Esha
Shaan and Esha Geneid
Shaan, Dimitry, Dato Farah Khan, Karim and Dato Robert Geneid
Glam ladies; Florence Fang MD of Malaysian Tatler which features Alia Geneid on its June cover and ran an exclusive story and Datuk Tracy Ong at right who owns Elegance Club
Jamilah Taib-Murray and her handsome son---they could be brother and sister as she looks so youthful and is so energetic
HRH Raja Perempuan Perlis greeting guests
Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin and wife Hajah Nokiah greeting guests
The ever effervescent Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud, mother of the bride!
Tunku Kamariah (sister of the Johore Sultan), Tengku Sulaiman (brother of Selangor Sultan), Tunku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah (Crown Princess of Pahang), Toh Puan Norkiah of Sarawak and HRH Raja Perempuan Perlis Tuanku Fauziah Tg Abdul Rashid
Tg Sulaiman smiles for me!
Mother of the bride Datuk Raziah Mahmud smiles for me!
Datuk Robert Geneid, father of the bride, parents of the groom, Toh Puan Habibah, Tg Arif Bendahara Pahang and Sarawak governor Tun Muhammad Salahuddin
Finally---the arrival of bride and groom!
The bridal party
Inside the ballroom towards the stage
Best men and maids of honour
Ascending the stage
Groom and bride of 2013!
The groom and bride are the best looking couple of the year!
Saying their doa
Blessings from HRH Raja Perempuan Perlis Tg Fauziah Tg Rashid
Raja Perempua Perlis
Datuk Azanine Ezane Ahmad and lovely daughter Shein Shanin who is shorter than her mother!
Kee Hua Chee and Datuk Azanin Ezane Ahmad
the most accomplished cultural dancer in SE Asia
Kee Hua Chee has admired Datuk Azanine Ahmad, our foremost classical dancer and owner of Suasana Cultural Garden since he saw her performed Dayang Sari at Universiti Malaya