When I was at NY's nikah reception a few weeks back , I was somewhat a little in a daze by the person that she has become. It took us an hour before we could congratulate and snap photos with her cos she was surrounded by hords of reporters and photographers the whole time. I was a in a bit of a shock then, and after that experience, I should have been prepared for the next reception, but, I definitely, was not!
The wedding venue was swarming with reporters, TV personalities, VIPs etc. As I stepped into the beautifully decorated garden, I almost had to pinch myself a few times to convince myself that it was all for real, that I was really at NY's wedding and that NY has become something of a personality, ie. she has fans and she is famous.
The whole time, I was sitting there, it seemed unreal. Could it be that NY, one of my best buddies from school was really now a celebrity, an idol to some?
MW, me and Jar
It was a beautiful night though and I was in good company. MW (my other best buddy) Jar, a lifetime friend, both from Tun Fatimah days and I had promised to sit together and we had a great laugh reminiscing on the good ol days at school. Watching NY walk down the aisle, none of us could believe it was her. A girl who once had out of fashion permed hair AND braces. Something like duckling turned into a beautiful swan! That night, NY looked radiant and beautiful, almost like a princess. She looked perfect, in fact.
I somehow wish though that the wedding was a more personal one. One where perhaps, NY could possibly spend more time catching up with friends and family. But that's just me. It was of course, perhaps, the most beautiful wedding I've ever been too and I do hope most importantly, that NY got the wedding of her dreams!
N and I
N said, towards the end of the night, "do you think you'll have to fight through the crowd to get a picture with your NY?" Me: "I don't know, but this doesn't look promising.." (yeah..it took an hour before and the crowd was much much smaller then!!)
I did, however, get a photo and a hug from NY in the end.
As we hugged I said "You look so beautiful!"
NY said " It's all makeup. It's really just me underneath"
I went for a second hug before I left the stage. If I could, I would have hugged her for an hour longer, for old times sake, and for whatever else, cos I really don't know when I'll see her again...or even whether I will have a decent conversation with her in the next 10 years or so. Some people tell me to just watch her on TV to lepaskan rindu but that doesn't compensate. If I could.. I'd wrap up NY and MW and put them in bag to carry with me wherever I go! But that's insane lah kan?
Later, after a night if great talking and laughter, I hugged and kissed MW and Jar goodbye, I reflected on what NY said earlier. What she said wasn't all that right. Yes, it was a lot of makeup, the only thing is, she really is beautiful, inside and out. And she will always be so.
SO to NY, here's to a wonderful life of wedded bliss and may we see many, many little NY and Aidid juniors coming your way soon!!!
And...thanks for letting us be the first to take photos with you!
Next time we meet, I'll need an autograph!
the raja sehari