Festive and Traditional
what Wedding of Gibran Rakabuming Raka and Selvi Ananda when October 23, 2015 where Graha Saba Buana, Surakarta
President Joko Widodo hosted a traditional reception for his eldest son, Gibran, who wed Selvi Ananda at Graha Saba Buana in Surakarta, a hall owned by the Jokowi family. The auspicious occasion drew thousands of people, from ministers to pedicab drivers, who flocked to the city early in the morning to attend the five-part wedding reception. Aside from families and relatives, guests invited to attend the first part of the reception included civil servants from the Surakarta administration—many of whom Jokowi led from 2005 to 2012 when he was the mayor of Surakarta—along with members of the Surakarta market vendors’ association, barbers’ association and pedicab drivers. Citizens from nearby towns and villages flocked the city to witness the grandeur of this sacred ceremony. Authentic Surakartan dishes and snacks prepared by Chilli Pari, a catering service company owned by Gibran, were provided for the guests.
Mr and Mrs Irman Gusman Clockwise: Mr Joy Kameron, Mrs Puan Maharani, Mrs Puti Guntur Soekarnoputra, Mr Paundrakarna, Mr Eros Djarot, Mr and Mrs Guntur Soekarnoputra, Mrs Sukmawati Soekarnoputri and Mr Guruh Soekarnoputra
Elegant area for the evening’s guests at the reception
and Madame Rachel HE Moazzam Malik and Mrs Maria Lukito