You’re All I Need
Longtime friends Zaireen Iskandar and Razman Razali’s special bond inevitably led to their joyous union as husband and wife
Zaireen Iskandar ties the knot with the love of her life, Razman Razali, and they celebrate their union with two very special wedding events
It was a relaxing Saturday afternoon at The Social in Bangsar. Many, including Zaireen Iskandar and Razman Razali had flocked to the venue to unwind and enjoy the weekend. Introduced by a friend, Zaireen instantly fell for Razman’s charm after playing a few rounds of pool with him. “I remember laughing at his jokes (can’t remember if they were poor), he laughed at some of mine and simultaneously made fun of my lack of pool skills even though he was being supportive,” Zaireen recalls the first time the two met. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Over a decade later and after officially going out for a year, Razman finally popped the question. “Shall we do this, baby?” he asked a smiling Zaireen who replied with a simple “Sure.” She continues to explain, “I suppose I can say it was an unprepared
proposal. We always spoke about marriage and our future together with children. There was no doubt that we both wanted it to happen. There was no ‘down on his knees’ moment, there was no ring prepared but there was that pivotal moment together where we both knew that this was ‘it’ and it was time.”
The couple celebrated their nuptials with two high-spirited wedding events. The traditional akad nikah ceremony was held at the stunning Cove 55 in Kuching. The weather was perfect for a lunch gathering followed by a simple barbeque-themed wedding reception in the evening. Sunlight bathed close friends and members of both the families as they dug into the couple’s favourite barbeque dishes including lamb and beef hotdogs with jalapeno and red onion relish, cheeseburger slides and delicious carne asada sliced sirloin steak catered by the couple’s good friends Noreen Ramli and Awangku Irawan from Cantina Moderna. My Sugar Bakes on the other hand prepared a delicious dessert spread for the evening.
Twinkling fairy lights adorned a transparent marquee while fresh flowers, candles, mismatched bottles, Belian wood and quotes from the couple’s favourite songs were the main decor on each long table. The soiree continued till late with catchy beats from DJs Tunku Nadia & Arabyrd of The Twinkies.
The KL wedding reception held at Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel, which was put together by Zaireen’s sister-in-law Dr Aida Razali Monaghan and Pak Abu, was a glamorous and classy affair. It was graced by a handful of very important people in society who couldn’t be any happier for the couple. Guests were ushered into the hall by the harmonious tunes of the three-piece acoustic band while the talented Az Samad Trio band performed throughout the reception.
According to the bride, the highlight of the wedding receptions for her was simply being there, marrying the man of her dreams and having a few events that represented them and celebrated their union. What made it special was the fact that all their friends and family who attended the wedding events have witnessed their relationship develop over the last decade. A lot of them even thought, “geez, finally!”