It’s a wedding fit for a princess


Fairy tale wedding: Afza Farzana and Rusydan arriving on a horse-drawn carriage for their ‘castle’ wedding reception in Jalan Berapit, Bukit Mertajam. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

BUKIT MERTAJAM: It was a classic “once upon a time” fairy tale wedding that took place in a modern Instagram era.

Growing up, Afza Farzana Ahmad always talked about her favourite princesses, Cinderella and Rapunzel, and how she wanted to have a dreamy wedding one day.

So when her big day came, her contractor father Ahmad H. Ramli, 60, and mother came up with the idea of a princess-themed wedding.

Ahmad said they spent RM300,000 to have a castle built in front of his house by an Indonesian architect.

The “castle” along Jalan Berapit in Bukit Mertajam is just a stone’s throw away from their house.

“We used the ‘castle’ we built and a horse-drawn carriage to give her a princess-like wedding, ” he said when met at the wedding reception here.

He said many other couples had also come to snap wedding photos at the structure that resembled Cinderella’s castle.

On Sunday, the dreamy wedding came true in front of the “castle” with “prince charming” arriving in a white horse-drawn carriage.Seated on the carriage, Afza Farzana and Muhammad Rusydan Mat Yusof, both 24, waved to over 2,000 guests before leaving for the “castle”.

Their guests indulged in a buffet spread under a canopy with tables spruced up with bouquets of flowers and fancy candelabra.

Afza Farzana, who studies pharmacy at Universiti Malaysia Pahang, was a glowing bride in a white lace wedding dress.

“I am so grateful that I was able to experience a wedding like this. I hope my husband and I will truly be able to live happily ever after, ” she added.

She said she met Rusydan while studying in Kuantan.

“We became the best of friends after we met in 2013, and officially started dating in 2015, ” she said.

Rusydan, who is studying part-time for a degree in chemical engineering, proposed to her last year, she added.


   

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