TY­ING THE KNOT

The uni­fi­ca­tion of Dias Atamkulov and Alia Geneid was filled with love, joy, glam­our, old-time tra­di­tions and mul­ti­cul­tural em­brace

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The uni­fi­ca­tion of Dias Atamkulov and Alia Geneid was filled with love and mul­ti­cul­tural em­brace

Find­ing your bet­ter half and de­cid­ing to spend the rest of your life with him or her is one of the most re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ences you will ever have in your life­time. The akad nikah and mar­riage cer­e­monies of Dias Atamkulov and Alia Geneid are life events which the bliss­ful cou­ple and their fam­i­lies will never for­get.

The solem­ni­sa­tion cer­e­mony at the bride’s home, fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, was a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for both the fam­i­lies, as the fa­ther of the bride, Dato’ Robert Geneid, emo­tion­ally but hap­pily gave away his daugh­ter’s hand in mar­riage thus uni­fy­ing the two fam­i­lies. The cer­e­mony was as joy­ous as it was beau­ti­ful with guests

of all cal­i­bre wit­ness­ing the lav­ish ball­room or­na­men­ta­tions, a lively silat per­for­mance along with tra­di­tional prayer recitals fol­lowed by the Sarawakian Malay tra­di­tion of makan nasi temuan by the bride and groom. The cer­e­mony was topped off with en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by the Nu­san­tura Dance Troupe.

Fol­low­ing the se­ries of cel­e­bra­tions in Kuala Lumpur, Dias Atamkulov and Alia Geneid were for­mally wed­ded in a magnificent cer­e­mony in Kaza­khstan in line with the bride­groom’s Kazakh tra­di­tions and cus­toms. The 150 Malaysian guests who flew in to at­tend the cer­e­mony were for­tu­nate enough to have gra­cious hosts who metic­u­lously planned din­ners, sight­see­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and cul­tural per­for­mances

for them. On the big day, which took place at the Rixos Al­maty Ho­tel in Al­maty, ev­ery­one turned up look­ing splen­did in their finest, trans­form­ing an al­ready grand event into some­thing fit for royalty. The fa­ther of the bride­groom, Beibut Atamkulov, gra­ciously wel­comed his guests with open arms and a warm smile, as he could barely con­tain his hap­pi­ness that evening. The fo­cus of the night, both Alia and Dias, stole glances from all di­rec­tions as the dap­per bride­groom gal­lantly led his beau­ti­ful wife, adorned in the tra­di­tional Kazakh head­gear

and veil into the ball­room. The bride­groom’s mother, Bag­ila Sa­parbayeva fol­lowed by the bride’s par­ents, Dato’ Robert Geneid and Datuk Raziah Mah­mud-Geneid, took turns de­liv­er­ing speeches to bless and wel­come the happy cou­ple into their re­spec­tive fam­i­lies. Felic­ity filled the air through­out the night as the per­fect cel­e­bra­tion of love could not have been more of a suc­cess.

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