Wedding & Banquet Exhibition | Midvalley | Nov 2012

12th Malaysia International Wedding and Banquet Exhibition 2012
Venue: Hall 1 and Hall 2, Midvalley Exhibition Centre (Calendar)
Date: 23 - 25 Nov 2012 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Admission is FREE



EXHIBIT CATEGORIES
  1. Bridal Boutique
  2. Videographer and Photography
  3. Hotel and Restaurants
  4. Beauty, Slimming, Spa and Wellness
  5. Food and Beverage
  6. Fashion Jewelleries and Accessories
  7. Entertainment
  8. Honeymoon and Travel
  9. Gift and Premiums
  10. Wedding Planner
  11. Wedding Stationary
  12. Florist and Venue Decorator  

Photos of the expo taken in the past
The exhibit of food and nice pastries. There are also stage performance where models showcase the beautiful dresses.
A band to set the wedding mood
Cake experts?
This was how it looked like in previous expo

Organizer:
The Concept Exhibition (M) Sdn Bhd
Tel : 012 - 699 6231
Fax : 03 - 6280 8684
Website: tce.com.my

Grand Imperial Chinese Restaurant at Hartamas Shopping Centre

My impression of Grand Imperial is that their restaurants are nicely decorated, somewhat dark-romantic ish with striking chandeliers and furnishing. There are pillars in the hall. The common problem is that the wedding guests may have to pass by walk-in diners area before reaching the reception. You have to share a space and the event becomes not as private. The good thing is the delicious Chinese (particularly Hong Kong Cantonese) cuisine created by their chefs. However the standard might suffer with huge number of people. In the Hartamas branch, the staff certainly handled the crowd well, and food was hot and arrived steadily and quickly.

I recently attended a wedding dinner here. The environment is not as nice as the one at Bangsar Shopping Mall. The kitchen is beside the stage / front area so it is a little messy and not so tidy. The food is good though. 





Combination Platter | Steamed Gold Snapper | Braised Fish Lip Soup with Eight Treasures | Fried Tiger Prawns in Sesame sauce |  Tender chicken in crispy skin | Braised mushroom and broccoli


REVIEWS
http://teycindy.com/2016/05/wedding-cinspirations-the-details/
May 2016
For the ROM, my dad and I chose the Grand Imperial @ Hartamas as it is indeed grand, and most importantly incredibly close to JPN Dutamas; which makes moving the guest a bliss.

http://www.vi-vian.com/?p=5377
Feb 2015
Set wedding dinner. Overall, I enjoyed all of the dishes but they would have been better if they were not too salty. Grand Imperial Restaurant is good enough for a Chinese family feast and if you do not mind for the minor imperfections that I spotted for a wedding occasion – apart from the food criticism – it is quite a classy area to say that you have your dinner.

1. The layout – there were too many pillars in the way of the stage and the tables,
2. Screens – lack of screens around the room so when videos were shown viewing was a challenge, not to mention that there were pillars in the way,
3. Table cloth – For a Chinese wedding they should be red, the auspicious colour, not white.
4. Entrance – is quite complicated depending where you enter. Grand Imperial Restaurant is inside a shopping complex. A better map to the main door entrance perhaps should be provided by the restaurant.
Place: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Service: 6/10
http://youhadyourlunch.blogspot.my/2012/12/grand-imperial-in-hartamas-shopping.html
Dec 2012
I have had a fair few Chinese wedding dinners in the past few months, and Grand Imperial didn’t quite live up to some of the others. That said, I have been impressed by the food at Grand Imperial on previous, smaller occasions, so perhaps it suffered with the huge number of people. The staff certainly handled the crowd well, and food was hot and arrived steadily and quickly.
http://www.malaysiabrides.com/forum/topic/29542-grand-imperial-1-utama/#entry392790
Feb 2012
In Hartamas, guest will need to pass by the public area by the restaurant before reaching the reception tables. Dont really prefer that.
grand imperial food is good ! hartamas got nicer 'interior' but i heard the service has deteriorated quite badly there. One U is better now compared to Hartamas in terms of service and food.


Grand Imperial @ Hartamas Shopping Centre


Website: http://www.grandimperial.com.my/v2/en/?page_id=167
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/GrandImperialGroup
Address: Lot F33-F35, First Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, No. 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6201 3777
Fax: 03-6201 7226

Wedding Package 2015: from RM1088nett per table

Capacity: 450 pax

Map:


A Home May'de Cake for Your Wedding

It's so much fun looking at the artistic cake creation by May of Home May'de Cakes . Let me show you why...

making flower petals
Rose petals was ruffled and stuck on to the flower base, the center is brushed with edible pink dust. The groom figurine's head, torso, legs are modeled.
the bride figurine is draped in fondant gown
The groom's vest is created with embossed pattern, suit and tie fixed, then the bride is draped in fondant gown.
carrot cake base with cream cheese filling.
The front and back view of the groom and bride figurines with added hand bouquet and some shimmer on her face. Next up, the first cake is made. It was a carrot cake base with cream cheese filling.
decorated with lace border marked using a diamond embosser.
The second type of cake was the yam flavored cake. The cakes were covered in fondant, one of it was decorated with lace border and the other one marked using a diamond embosser.

The site contains interesting images of how the owner artistically formed each tiny part to make the complete beautiful yet delicious looking cakes. I have posted here photos of how a 3-tier cascading pink-centered roses wedding cake was baked and decorated. The bottom 2 tiers were real cakes; carrot and yam flavored, with a dummy top tier.

In the ancient Roman tradition, the groom would break a piece of bread over the bride's head to symbolize the breaking of her purity and virginity state. Also in hope to bring good fortune and fertility to the couple. Back in time a white cake symbolizes the purity of the bride, so does a white wedding dress and the significance of roasted pig in the Chinese culture. The wedding cake was originally intended to be distributed by the bride because eating the cake would ensure fertility.

Home May'de Cakes supplies home made cakes for your special day. The pricing guidelines are listed below. Couples can order custom made cakes to go with the wedding theme color or style. This cake vendor scores an impressive 5 of 5 stars from 17 voters on madeinheaven. I could only imagine the quality of the cake and service by May must be so extraordinary. If you are one of her customers, I welcome your comment!

Instead of cutting a dummy cake provided by the wedding banquet package, it can be more meaningful having a customized cake with the design of your choice. Home made cakes are equivalent of hand-made art work which each of them is unique and specially produced. Compared to cakes made by big cake chains, they are more expensive if you do an apple-to-apple comparison. However the price goes to the customized creativity, quality fresh ingredients, additional time and effort.

3 tier rose wedding cake
This is the final product. 3-tiered wedding cake.
poodle on a pillow cake
Poodle on a Pillow cake
wedding cupcakes
Cupcakes design
doll wedding cakes
Doll cakes
Cakes with other decorations
red velvet cake
Yummy red velvet cake.


Home May'de Cakes


Email: homemaydecakes@gmail.com
Website: http://homemaydecakes.blogspot.com

Wedding Cake Price
Butter/ chocolate/ butter walnut flavors with buttercream filling (Inclusive of basic design : meaning just the minimum frosting/ fondant and borders) Starting from
     *   2 tiered round buttercream frosting(6' 8' inch layer ) Rm 300
     *   3 tiered round buttercream frosting(6' 8' 10' inch layer cake) Rm 400
     
     *   2 tiered round with fondant (basic design)(6' 8' inch layer )


Rm 400
     *   3 tiered round with fondant (basic design)
          (6' 8' 10' inch layer cake)
Rm 600


Wedding cupcakes start from Rm 5 a piece (buttercream) and Rm 8 (fondant).


Please note that the prices above serve as a guideline only. The real prices might differ according to what is required by clients.


  • Extra charge for more elaborate fondant design or more tiers (eg. flowers, specialized carving, bows, edible printed sugar paper, figurines etc.)
  • Extra charge for carrot cakes, fruit cakes, red velvet cakes and cakes with cream cheese/ blueberry/ raspberry fillings.
  • Home May'de Cakes can also produce a combination of dummy cakes with the desired design.
  • Home May'de Cakes reserve the right to change the prices if deemed necessary.
  • Home May'de Cakes accepts cake orders preferably 3 days before event and at least one month before for large orders or wedding cakes.
  • A 50% deposit is needed for wedding cake orders, cakes more than one tier or multiple cake orders.
  • Self pick up. Delivery around Klang Valley available upon request with additional charge. 


Bridal Hair Inspirations from Celebrities

After getting secretly married in Las Vegas, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah and Real Ting held their wedding banquet in Hong Kong on December 20th 2010. Miriam Yeung's distinctive purple (purple is her favorite color) quiff hair was definitely outstanding. The punk voluminous quiff added inches of height, however without the right overall balancing, it looked rough around the edges, more like a mohawk.

kissing, purple hair
The always cheerful Miriam Yeung Chin Wah and hubby

To complement her rhinestone accented John Galliano wedding gown, Kate Moss went for tousled, trendy hair with loose waves having both modern and vintage touches. The not so polished hair style and off-white unique veil like this one gave her the edge. She married Jamie Hince, guitarist for The Kills on 1 July 2011.

stylish model kate moss
Supermodel Kate Moss' wedding

Kate Middleton aka The Duchess of Cambridge had a squad of stylists to beautify her on the royal wedding day. She was very involved in choosing the bridal look based on her personal preference. The polished cascading long curls were able to achieve a fine balance of feeling natural but at the same time reflecting the occasion. She got married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

everyone admires, own makeup, soft curls
Kate Middleton and Prince William - a Princess wedding

Inspired by the 60's beehive, Barbie Hsu (Da S) and Kelly Chen adopted the hair-do which is more streamlined for a chic, modern look for their big days. Brides who want to add more fullness can have extensions woven into their natural hair to create a lush effect, accessorized with a detailed rhinestone headband or a simple sweet hairband. Backcombing the front hair will provide lift at the crown, otherwise having bangs is also fine.

Kelly married Alex Lau (bf of 16 years) in Oct 2008
Left: March 22, 2011, Barbie and Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei held their wedding in Sanya, Hainan. Right: Kelly married Alex Lau (bf of 16 years) in Oct 2008














Pak Engku | Cattleya Grand Ballroom

For a list of other wedding venue options, pop in here.

Raja Rosly Raja Mazlan or widely known as Pak Engku is man who is willing to take risk to grow his food and event planning business, Kuzie Catering & Wedding. The name Kuzie came from combining his name Engku and his wife's name Ramziah Samah. The food must be extremely delicious or Kuzie's service is so outstanding that it has now become D celebrity caterer of the country. Even our very own songstress Datuk Siti Nurhaliza had her wedding with Datuk K arranged by Pak Engku's Kuzie. Other famous clienteles include Raja Azura, Fazren Rafi, Nadia Mustafa, Zamarul Hisha, Khai, Ning Baizura, and Yusry (KRU) & Lisa Surihani for their reception at PICC. Their marriage celebrations were well taken care of by Pak Engku and his team. You can see him serving food to the couples himself on KuzieCatering FB photos.

To book the Cattleya Grand Ballroom, you have to also cater food from Kuzie. The wedding packages offered by Kuzie Catering and Wedding Planner detail out the benefits included. It only shows the packages that cost RM60,000, however you may contact them personally to find out about other options. The food is good especially sambal sotong and rendang tok which are exceptionally delicious. Clients are also impressed with the grandeur of the Cattleya Ballroom. Together with the deco, the reception hall will be totally pleasing aesthetically and comfort wise.

List of Caterers


sha-as.blogspot.com: Dewan Cattleya
wedding reception
cake cutting
Jiji-Fify's Wedding
Venue: Cattleya Grand Ballroom, food by Kuzie Catering
Makeup: Kak Ju from Nabies Collections Enterprise
celeb
Food in the Receptions prepared by KUZIE
Left: The wedding of Yusry of KRU and Lisa Surihani in Feb 2012 held at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), the union know as YLS.
Right: Wedding of Ning and Christopher at MECC in 2008 (served by Pak Engku)

REVIEWS
http://lovelifecompletely.blogspot.my/2013/10/cousin-fouziahs-wedding-solemnization.html
Oct 2013
Too many variety of food, I can't just eat 'em all. By the way, food prepared by Kuzie Catering food was delicious!
http://sha-as.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-cousins-weddingoshin-ismail.html
Jun 2011
by Kuzie Catering [monitored by Pak Engku] sedap gile! especially sambal sotong n rendang tok


Kuzie Catering & Wedding Planner


Website: http://www.kuziecatering.com.my
Email: kuziecatering@yahoo.com.my
FB Page: KuzieCatering, Pakengku Kuziecatering
Mobile: 019 2880000, 019 3550000, 012 7199952 

Add: No 2, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/8D, Seksyen 7, Putra Heights 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03 51915050

Dewan Cattleya
Add: Level 4, Wisma PKPS, Persiaran Perbandaran, 40675 Shah Alam, Malaysia
Tel: 03 55116700, 03 55118900

To hold your wedding at the Cattleya Grand Ballroom, if you have to hire Kuzie Catering and no one else. Hall rental: RM7000

Wedding Packages:
Buffet Menu: RM60K for 1000 guests
Dome Style Menu: RM60K for 650 guests

Included in the package: Hall rental, PA System, LCD projector, parking, decoration, 1 night stay at the Blue Wave Hotel, Live Kompang performance accompanying march in, items for the ceremony (for more details refer to: http://www.kuziecatering.com.my/pakejperkahwinan.html)


http://rockon2011.wordpress.com, yatiechomeyl

Planning Your Bridal Make-up, Hair and Beauty Regimen

nichole
STUNNING ORIENTAL PRINCESS
Her clients found her through researching online as well as friend’s recommendations. And the girls were satisfied with their pleasant encounter with Nichole PSY Bridal Makeup. As described, she is a makeup artist of great responsibility. The outcome was spot-on impressive and natural. She will turn you into a striking princess.
KOREAN CONCEPT
His signature hair style is the most sought after Korean concept hair. Soft curls, the modern loose braids, classic low tie-up, Desmond Makeup + Hair realizes the importance of hair on the entire appearance. You will be amazed by his simple elegant style and strong proficiency in blending the skin color evenly.
hair band wedding
NATURAL AND BEAUTIFUL EYES 
For a super natural make-up, look for Jess Wong - Dress Up Room. She is extremely talented in creating a beautiful pair of sparkling eyes which will affect your overall appearance. The make up blends in so well that you can be yourself; comfortable and real.  
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DIRECTORY OF MAKEUP ARTISTS
A list of wedding make-up artists and hair-stylists with reviews, contact details, websites...
bride arm across groom
It does not matter if you choice is the fine misted airbrush makeup that provides a flawless yet natural coverage or the traditional makeup with its broad array of products, Raynis Chow Bridal Makeup Studio will definitely amaze you with their technique.
sweet looking bride like honey
Good makeup is natural to look at and it makes you more attractive. With the combination of slick complexion, sparkling bright eyes and feminine lips, Sharon De'Beauty will make you look as sweet as it gets. Pair with adorable hair styles, it will take years off your face.
black headpiece
Jessica's Makeup Zone uses various elaborate techniques to create the desired bridal look. She works with creative lines and dimensions for the hair to stand out. To make the eye makeup look more natural, Jessica uses earthy tones and three-dimensional eye contour.
GRAND BRIDE
Every woman has her own attractive qualities. It is important to know how to bring them out. Jaimie has a flair for detail-observation and being sensitive to her bride's features. Being versatile and skillful in different styling; grand, casual, themed wedding...she builds a look tailored to each bride. 
new style intense for camera
The latest makeup style that gives you the right intensity to look glamorous on camera yet comfortable to look at on the actual wedding day. It is a combination of tricks and skill. Jocelyn accentuates the eyes and face with matching colors, fills the gaps and uses tones in different layers.
great after makeup
Skillful: Every facial structure is different, the more you work on different features, skin texture and tones the more proficient you get. Punctual, speedy, approachable and receptive to every individual needs and distinct features: Ranked number ONE in LookP, it is apparent that Vivi is a helpful MUA with amazing skill according to the reviews.
side swept curls glamour
The traditional Chinese; vintage S-shaped hair or the beehive up-style, red lips, rosy cheek. Outdoor; fishtail braids with tendrils, fresh garden flower hair accessories, fresh makeup. Traditional Indian; intense eye makeup with a modern twist, middle parting loose updo. Glamour; side-swept waves and glitz.
side swept curls glamour
Fresh Flowers: To display a more natural bridal image. Princess Look: Rhinestone/ crystal tiara and everything sparkly. English-themed: Birdcage veil, pillbox hat is timeless. Gajra (flower garland) matha patti hair jewelry for the Indian wedding. Lace hairband is romantic or the illusive clip. 
side swept curls glamour
Belle has big brown eyes and long wavy hair. Snow White is a princess who has skin as white as snow, pouty red lips, with thick eye lashes, wears her hair in a bob. Knotted updo bun with a hair band, rosy blush inspired by Cinderella. Pocahontas' long hair is styled all-down and free with a smooth natural finish.
side swept curls glamour
Try bold colors to build up the dazzle. Some illuminating effect with highlighter on the cheeks leaves a healthy sheen on the complexion. The dramatic transformation is what differentiates a familiar and plain look from the glamorous style of your dreams.
fixing hair braids multi
Look at the [Types of bridal hair]; some prefer it curled, straight, fringe, brushed-back, up or down. Consider your wedding dress when deciding a particular style. Steal ideas from the [Celebrities].
SMOKEY EYES indian wedding
Makeup, hair and beauty are an important part of your wedding. Pick the style that fits your wedding theme, location, event and one that you are comfortable with. Get in here for the types of makeup/ hair design inspirational images.
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When you have all eyes and cameras focusing on you all day, you want to feel confident in your own skin. Schedule your [Label:Beauty] regimen accordingly to avoid unnecessary stress in the last minute; Exercise, facial cleansing, diet, hair care, etc.
underarm smooth
Making sure your underarms are silky smooth requires TIME - for example, cool down time (for waxing) or testing the effectiveness and pain level. Topics: Waxing - hard or soft. Hair Removal cream. Shaving. Using an Epilator. Plucking with a tweezer, laser treatment, exfoliating scrub, deodarant, makeup.
silver nail
The bride will look exceptionally well groomed with nicely treated [Label:Nails]. Your beautifully colored nails will be captured in close-up shots such as during the exchange of rings. You can go for the UV Gel that doesn't chip for 2 weeks, natural French Manicure or fancy Nail Art.

fixing hair braids multi
Gather a list of bridal makeup artists online and by word of mouth. Browse through their profile, portfolio, samples of before/ after photos. Compare the quality, reviews, price, etc.