Saturday, May 18, 2013
THERE will be low-key wedding receptions for Saiful Bukhari Mohd Azlan and TV3 newscaster Nik Suryani Megat Deraman, who will be getting married on May 25.
"We prefer a simple ceremony over a lavish one as both of us cannot afford expensive receptions," said Nik Suryani, 33, when contacted by the New Straits Times yesterday.
She said her reception would be held at Taman Tamadun Islam Convention Centre in Kuala Terengganu on May 25 at 8pm and would be attended by family members, relatives and close friends.
The akad nikah (solemnisation) ceremony will be held at Masjid Kristal in Kuala Terengganu earlier on the same day.
"Luckily, I managed to get a good discount from the centre through my contacts," Nik Suryani said, adding that she also got fashion designer Zang Toi to design and sponsor her wedding gown.
She said Saiful's reception would be held on June 2 at Seri Melayu Restaurant in Jalan Conlay, here.
On how they got to know each other, Nik Suryani said she would reveal the details at her reception dinner.
"I want it to be a sweet surprise for everyone. We will only reveal the details at the dinner," she said, adding that she had been engaged to Saiful since Oct 28 last year.
"All I want is (for it to be) a smooth affair," said Saiful, adding that he had made some enemies, especially among supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
"I wish for (Nik Suryani's) safety."
Saiful said he may consider tightening security for both receptions.
His father, Azlan Mohd Lazim, said he was happy that his son was getting married and that the couple had his blessings.