Many, especially the non-Malays (like me), are pretty much clueless on how to prepare for and what should be expected from Malay weddings. So, here are some pointers: The akad nikah, which is the actual wedding ceremony, is typically held early in the day at the bride's parents' home or at a local mosque. The ceremony is officiated by a kadi (Muslim marriage official) or imam (Muslim priest) and usually, only close friends and family are invited. The solemnisation ceremony will be followed by the majlis bersanding and wedding reception in the afternoon, which are usually held in community centre halls, multi-purpose halls, void decks of apartment blocks, or the yard/garden of a residence. There is no fixed itinerary apart from the bride and groom's appearance on the pelamin (bridal dais) and cultural performances (if any), so guests may come and go as they please within a certain time period. So... which one should you attend? Most wedding invitations will only note the details of the … [Read more...] about What Should You Do At A Malay Wedding As A Respectful, Responsible Guest?
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Russian oligarch and billionaire Aleksey Shapovalov married 27-year-old model Ksenia Tsaritsina, his girlfriend of five years and the mother of his two children, in a typically lavish ceremony in Moscow last weekend. The opulent affair took place at the prestigious Barvikha Luxury Village hotel in Rublekva, Moscow, a popular venue among wealthy Russians. The bride wore two elaborate, and intricately designed wedding dresses on the day, and shared photos of the occasion with her 250,000+ Instagram followers. The dress code for the event was black, white, and red, to which most of the guests adhered, with a variety of glamorous – and expensive looking – outfits. Scroll down for a look inside the extravagant event, complete with an eight-tier floating cake and an enormous 70-carat engagement ring. Russian oligarch Aleksey Shapovalov married 27-year-old model Ksenia Tsaritsina — long-term girlfriend and the mother of his two children — in a … [Read more...] about Inside the extravagant wedding of a multibillionaire Russian oligarch and his model bride, complete with a floating wedding cake, 2 dresses, and a £7 million diamond ring
When you’re the heiress to a crystal fortune, it’s hard to imagine your wedding would be anything less than sparkling. This was certainly true when 23-year-old Victoria Swarovski married the Munich-based entrepreneur Werner Mürz last weekend in a three-day ceremony in Portopiccolo, Italy. Swarovski, the daughter of Paul Swarovski, tied the knot with Mürz, a property investor, at the luxury five-star hotel Falisia in front of 250 close friends and relatives. She wore a crystal-embellished dress from the Dubai-based fashion designer Michael Cinco. Swarovski’s team shared the official wedding images – and the inside scoop – with Business Insider. Take a look at the sparkling event: This is 23-year-old Crystal heiress Victoria Swarovski, who married Munich-based entrepreneur Werner Mürz in an incredibly extravagant ceremony last weekend. The three-day long event took place in stunning Portopiccolo, Italy, 20 kilometres from … [Read more...] about Inside the extravagant wedding of the 23-year-old Swarovski crystal heiress, complete with a million-dollar dress
You can go online and see increasing evidence of superstars hanging out with and performing for mere mortals. Whether it’s Jennifer Lopez at an Indian billionaire’s wedding or Drake singing “Hotline Bling” for a bunch of 13-year-olds who are clearly losing it, it’s become a booming cottage industry to impress your friends with a celebrity cameo. But it’s less known how these appearances happen, and, more importantly, how much you have to shell out for them. Here’s what people do to get A-listers to come to their events, the kind of money they pay, and one man who makes the behind-the-scenes deals happen.Ryan Schinman spends his days corralling talent. He’s the founder of Platinum Rye Entertainment, which connects brands to celebrities and brokers deals for ads, including several at this year’s Super Bowl. He also started RBS Celebrity Booking, which helps regular people book entertainers — rock stars, rappers, pro … [Read more...] about Here’s how much it costs to get an A-list celebrity to show up at your party
WASHINGTON—Let them eat cake. Let everybody eat cake! In the pastry world, wedding cakes are the epitome of love and celebration, not a political statement. But this is 2017, and even a cake can be controversial: This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple based on his religious beliefs. Which brought us to a delicious counterprotest with the theme “Who Can Resist!” in the form of 18 multi-tiered cakes at Tuesday’s sixth annual Chefs for Equality party at Dock 5 in Union Market in Washington, D.C. “If you like cake and dessert and want to get married or celebrate anything, you should be able to get it — as long as you pay for it, right?” said Tressa Wiles of Bayou Bakery, who has created a cake for the event every year. Wiles says that she’s never turned down a cake order and is behind the Colorado couple 100 per cent. “They wanted their damn … [Read more...] about Washington fundraiser supports gay marriage at cake party in lead up to U.S. Supreme Court case