AS CERTIFIED BY GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, ARIFF SHAH WAS CONFIRMED AS THE MOST HANDSOME BRIDEGROOM ON 25 DECEMBER 2013 WHEN HE WED NUR ZALIKHA AT DEWAN MERAK KAYANGAN AT BALAI FELDA AT JALAN GURNEY 1 WHICH IS NEXT TO MY HIGHCLASS PALLADIUM CONDO AT JALAN GURNEY 2 SO THE BRIDAL COUPLE HAS GOOD TASTE.
Around 1,000 attended the lavish wedding which started at 12 noon till 3.30 pm which was perfect timing as Muslims have nothing to do with Christmas and could wake late and enjoy lunch at Ariff Shah's wedding!
I asked Ariff Shah who looks like a movie star or singer to write in his own words about himself, wifey, how they met and why they chose Christmas Day to hold their Muslim Malay wedding.
Here you go...
Ariff Shah Bin Ramlan, 26 years old
Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia with Masters in Engineering (Aerospace) specialized in Servo Drives Systems for Aircraft
Currently working as a Design Engineer at Aviation Design Centre, a local aviation engineering services provider based in Subang.
Nur Zalikha binti Mohd Sabri, 25 years old
Completed her Part 1 first degree in architecture from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIAM) and now currently doing her Part 2 (second degree) architecture program in University Malaya (UM).
HOW WE MET
We met coincidentally through my wife's mother who is also a famous food blogger www.koleksi1001resepi.com who won the Malaysia Social Media Award 2012 for best food blogger jn March 2012 while I won the best upcoming blogger award.
I was coincidentally sitting next to my wife and i was instantly attracted to her. We startedchatting and quickly developed a friendship which led to a serious relationship and resulted in our marriage on 25 December 2012 on Christmas Day!.In short it took us about 1 and half years until the day we got married on the 22nd December and then the reception on the 25th December.
WHY 25 DECEMBER?
I think mostly it has to do with the convenience of the festive day itself. It's a public holiday and Muslims don't celebrate Christmas. So we can expect most of the guests to attend the ceremony. Well, that's part of it.
Another reason is it is the only period my wife is able to get married during her studies. The week preceding to the wedding, I was helping her with her thesis and even after the akad nikah (solemnization) on 22 December, we had to go to her university to present her thesis. Her schedule is quite tight.
Personally I think 25 December is a perfect date to have a wedding, especially from noon onwards. There's no rush hour traffic and most people can wake up late around 10 am..
DEWAN MERAK KAYANGAN AT BALAI FELDA
The floor management was perfect. They have enough staff to serve the guests as well as manage the ground operation. The food was great the the guests were happy about it. The venue of the hall itself is convenient, easy for people to find and has ample parking.
SO HANDSOME THE GROOM ARIFF SHAH
ARIFF SHAH WEDS NUR ZALIKHA ON 25 DECEMBER 2013 AT BALAI FELDA NEAR MY PALATIAL CONDO THE PALLADIUM