FOR DAYS, IT WAS RUMOURED THE SPECTACULAR WEDDING BETWEEN FASHION DESIGNER JOVIAN MANDAGIE AND NINA SABRINA DATUK SERI ISMAIL SABRI WOULD BE THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR. FOR ONCE, THE RUMOURS WERE CORRECT!
THE DECORATION WAS AWESOMELY SPECTACULAR AND JAW-DROPPING! THE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS ALONE MUST HAVE COST A FEW HUNDRED THOUSAND RINGGIT AND FLORIST RAZAK OF FLORA ETC MUST BE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.
THE BRIDAL COUPLE OF THE YEAR! JOVIAN MANDAGIE AND NINA SABRINA DATUK SERI ISMAIL SABRI IN THEIR RESPLENDENT COSTUMES
THE BRIDE AND GROOM ENROUTE TO THE STAGE AS 'RAJA SEHARI' OR 'KING AND QUEEN FOR A DAY'.
The decor and setting were beyond belief and I can vouch on my ancestors' souls the orchids, roses and lillies must have depleted several flower farms and nurseries. Even the ceiling in the centre was laden with hanging flowers. Every other table had a floral arrangement around 1 metre high and even featured green apples, an auspicious fruit denoting future success is about to ripen.
There was a full fledged Indonesian orchestra flown in from Bali to play traditional Balinese classical music. The musicians, clad in Balinese costumes with a red flower tucked neatly behind the ear, gave a sterling performance and impressed the guests in the foyer.
Even more stunning were the full grown chery blossom trees in full bloom! Well, they looked real but these were made in Malaysian and not dug from the ground and flown into KLIA from Japan.
Stools and chairs allowed early guests to sit, chat and mingle before they took their seats inside the magnificently decorated ballroom.
STANDING TO ATTENTION BEFORE THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE SULTAN OF PAHANG, RAJA PEREMPUAN OF PERLIS AND CROWN PRINCE OF PAHANG