It’s a tad too late for me to be dreaming about this, don’t you think so? Hahaha. But, I must admit that if I have a time travel machine and a bag full of bank notes, I’d go back to circa March 2008 and requested a mini reception of my own. I actually wanted a simple, laid-back wedding tapi aku bertolak ansurlah dengan my mom, considering that this is her only daughter’s wedding. Haha. But when my mom and her friends were involved, my laid-back wedding dream went down the drain lah. Everything has to be extravagant and everyone must be invited. Haha.
So yes, if I get to travel back in time, I’d use the stash of money I bring with me and plan a mini reception. Ini tambahan to the one yang my mom buatlah. An intimate one this would be, only good friends and loved ones will be invited. Approximately 30-50 people. The setting would be a garden wedding. Perhaps I hire the house my kakak sedara rented for her reception, a huge colonial style house with a huge garden space with breathtaking scenery.
Wait. Money is not an issue when you’re dreaming, right? Right.
I’d wear the prettiest maxi dress in white, maybe with peach gerbera corsage on my wrist. Oh the decorations will be white with shades of pink and orange. My favourite flower, gerbera daisies will be everywhere. My bouquet will be made of them as well. Hubby will wear white shirt and khakis pants, with peach gerbera pinned on the pocket.
The band that played at my brother’s reception will be playing my favourite music all day long. There will be balloons everywhere! Hanging on trees would be tiny lampu kelip-kelip and my favourite quotations on papers. And there'll be a mini photo booth for guests to take crazy pictures for us to keep. How fun! Oh there will be a corner for kids to layan diri while their parents go crazy; ada face paint, bubbles, colouring books.
Everyone must come in casual attire. Preferably in white and peach. We shall talk, eat, dance, play games, take pictures. Oh and desserts will be lavish! Adorable cupcakes, candies, macarons, all sorts of cakes and pastries, chocolate fountain and fruits, ice creams, puddings, aaah! Maybe I’d only serve desserts! How fun would that be! Everyone will be high on sugar by the end of the reception. Oh I know, the theme of the mini reception would be Sugar Rush!
Aaah to dream :) Bukankah berangan-angan itu indah? Cinderella got it right, “In dreams you lose your heartache, whatever you wish for you keep.”