Wedding Reception Of Siti-Datuk K Steeped In Tradition.
......The reception held in conjunction with the wedding of singer Datin Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin and Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa was steeped in tradition with a garden concept, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) here Monday.
The event began at 5.30 pm with Siti Nurhaliza, 27, attired in a white "Dewi Mustika" silk duchess satin gown created by Khoon Hooi, waved to about 1,000 of her fans from the third floor balcony on the west wing of the KLCC close to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. She was overcome with emotion and shed tears as she waved to the fans for about 10 minutes.
Siti Nurhaliza and businessman Datuk Khalid, fondly called Datuk K, were married at the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Mosque on Aug 21. Monday's reception was telecast live by TV3 from 9 pm.
At 7.45 pm, Siti Nurhaliza and Datuk K, attired in traditional Malay costume and a "tengkolok" (headgear), posed for a photography session on the special dais that was created by consultant Kem Salleh. They spent almost an hour at the session before proceeding to the Exhibition Hall 1 & 2 of the KLCC.
At 9 pm, the bride and groom sat on the special dais, dubbed "Mahligai Asmara" (Palace of Love), that was created by Datuk Shah Rezza of Nusantara Gems, who was also the consultant for the wedding reception that cost RM500,000.
Some 2,500 guests, including members of the royalty and other VVIPs, were greeted on arrival by the fragrance of 2,500 flowers of various types imported from the Netherlands and China that adorned the reception hall.
Among the VVIPs were Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abang Barieng Mohammed Salahuddin, Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Khalil Yaakub, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Local and foreign artistes, including Kris Dayanti and Hetty Koes Endang, were also among the guests, who were entertained to gamelan music and dances and songs performed by artistes such as Ziana Zain, Ezlynn, Hijjaz, Datuk M. Daud Kilau, Nash Lefthanded and Uji Rashid.
Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang led the VVIPs and family members in sprinkling scented water on the bride and groom.
The couple also cut a multi-tiered cake called "Indah Percintaan" (The Beauty of Love) that cost RM12,000.
The wedding reception was also covered by more than 10 media representatives from Indonesia where Siti Nurhaliza has a large number of fans.