We started talking in Blog Catalogue discussion group 4 years ago.He recognize me as a white lil’ hamster blogger, because i use a cutey little hamster as my picture profile while i knew him as a silly man wears blangkon who keep on changing his blog theme every week.
Aside of he keep doing that until now; changing his blog theme, after having conversation for months we finally meet and have been together ever since.
The love we have just continue to grow and it is beautiful. Although a year later, we found some of our old pictures where we hang out with our friends and turns out we’ve already known each other years ago, way before we meet as a blogger.
As the days spent as two birds falling in love like silly teens, both of us realized. Perhaps we were meant to be together. We had filling up our hearts with hope and lifting our souls together since the day we become a couple.
THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL~
Wulang found the last piece of puzzle when he proposed to me nearly 00:00 am. It was almost to January 1st 2010.
He asked me secretly when both of us were standing on his house balcony while waiting for the firework to start. And right after saying “Yes” to him, hundred fireworks ignited by the local kids around his house to celebrate New Year of 2011.
It was very fascinating and amazing and it was my best New Year’s eve i’ve ever had. It’s just like whole world also celebrating our night blissfulness.
We were engaged formally 7 months after he proposed. Both families finally meet and they had been getting really well.
Once we set the date, we pretty much had an ideal time frame in mind, we wanted at least 12 months to save and organize our dream wedding, which is held in July 17th 2011.
We decided on a traditional themed of our before fathers originally came from; Java island. Although, we could choose Sundanese or Makassar ceremonies too. But, because both of us like black color and we couldn’t have a Gothic wedding considering both of our parents are a little bit conventional type of parents. We decided to choose a Javanese Jogjakarta wedding traditions because of their glamorous black and gold theme.
I was so lucky to have so much help from my Mum and my older Sister as they did a lot of running around and organizing while i were unable to. But me and Wulang did finding vendors for the wedding, starting from taste test of the reception food to watching the wedding singer performance in someone else’s wedding.
While everybody is busy with planning my wedding day, we had fun with our pre-wedd photo shoot. It was taken in my hometown and the concept is casual, hang out style with little bit culinary quest.
We had decided on the reception being a King and Queen for a day on the stage at the main center of South Jakarta where we can hosted 1000 people with the help of a professional caterers and wedding organizer. It was a huge auditorium hall near the outer ring road so that everybody can come easily via tollway.
The theme was with chandelier and fairy lights and little bird cages in several spot as we wanted to create a romantic yet elegance atmosphere that wasn’t dictated by the venue room. With the help of Sylvia from “Janur Kuning” we were able to extract the visions in my imagination and turn them into exquisite reality.
All in all, the planning went very smooth thanks to our Wedding Organizer. Wulang and I agreed on everything and had no real dramas at all. We were able to meet our key organizers once again and make any final arrangements and confirm details. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment planning the wedding and would do it all again in an instant!
Hopefully it wasn’t mine… again…
OUR WEDDING DAY~
We had three ceremonies and one reception. Two ceremonies were at our home and funny is that both of our home is sharing the same address; Garuda street. What a coincidence right? The third ceremonies were held at the auditorium hall and a reception to follow afterwards.
Finally, on July 17th.
The whole morning I couldn’t grasp the concept that this was actually my wedding day! I remember feeling exceptionally calm and relaxed, but at the same time excited like a little girl.
The morning flew by, i already at the building and before I knew it all the crew had arrived and getting ready. Can’t explain it, but the crew had done an amazing work. They done it all right on schedule, no mistakes and i’m very happy to see the result.
Me and Wulang had both been waiting a long time for this moment, and after all this time with all the planning, it had finally come together. Now it’s the time for us to do the “Ijab Qobul” ceremony
Wulang may looks a little bit nervous but he hide it really well. He pronounced everything clearly and firmly. And yes, we are then pronounced as husband and wife.
Our wedding reception was just stunning; fairy lights and candles adorned in absolute elegance and the entire hall were glowing with lights, just the way i wanted it. I could see the guests walked across the red carpet to reach us at the stage and congratulate us as the newly weds.
All i could say that day was so special for me and for both of us. To have everyone there that was close to us and who we share our lives with.
After an hour celebrations Wulang and I wandered around and spoke to everyone at the hall which was lovely. We thanked them personally for coming.
Over all the day was just a fairytale wedding that couldn’t have been more perfect. And I have to say million thanks to all of my wedding vendors and the rest of people who involved at my wedding event.
But of course i had not been more gracious to one and only Almighty God Allah SWT, yesterday me and Wulang are finally rejoice in the glory of love; marriage. And only Allah has giving us such gracious luck and blessing because everything went smooth and perfectly well, Phew~
~~~ SPECIAL THANKS TO ~~~
Brothers & Sisters
My Sister Uchie
My Brother Sam
My Sister in law Esti
Wedding Traditional Bridal
Griya Rias Koentarie
Mrs. Dewi Koentarie, Mrs. Tatiek & Ms. Yanti
Janur Kuning Art Decoration
Mrs. Ephie Sylvia
Mrs. Nana & Mrs. Wani
Blitz Wedding Singer
Delima Communication EO
Food & Beverages GM of Grand Indonesia
Mr. Raditya Pungky Agung
And the crew