A Prom­ise made in Par­adise

Indonesia Tatler Weddings - - CELEBRATIONS -

Iwas very anx­ious the day be­fore and the morn­ing of the wed­ding with re­gards to the weather; it had been rain­ing heav­ily the day be­fore and I was afraid that it might rain again dur­ing the Holy Mat­ri­mony cer­e­mony. How­ever, things re­ally turned out great. The sun came out bright and clear and we had a beau­ti­ful day when we re­leased white doves out­side of the wed­ding chapel,” Ju­liana Ku­mala re­calls her very spe­cial day. Ryan Tjah­jana and his beau­ti­ful bride Ju­liana Ku­mala were par­tic­u­larly happy with their wed­ding re­cep­tion on the Is­land of the Gods. Their dec­o­ra­tors and event or­ga­niz­ers have done a truly re­mark­able job cre­at­ing an en­tire tent and out­door deck area over­look­ing the beach and re­sort. They were also de­lighted that the in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tion with the spec­tac­u­lar ceil­ing dec­o­ra­tion and flow­ers turned out pre­cisely the way they wanted and en­vi­sioned. The run­down of the event went very smoothly which was made pos­si­ble with the ex­ten­sive run­down that their ex­pe­ri­enced EO had ex­e­cuted in great pre­ci­sion which in­cluded the cou­ple’s wed­ding videos, friends’ per­for­mances, speeches, singer per­for­mances and fire­works. “Ev­ery­thing felt in­ti­mate and that was ex­actly

“It’s all so blurred, look­ing back on my wed­ding day now be­cause I felt like it went very fast but I re­mem­ber just feel­ing so very happy.”

what Ryan and I have al­ways dreamed of for the day of our wed­ding,” Ju­liana men­tions with con­tent­ment. “I wouldn’t say our wed­ding was very tra­di­tional although we did fol­low some tra­di­tions. We had a tra­di­tional Chi­nese tea cer­e­mony for the fam­ily the day be­fore. Ryan and I paid re­spect to our el­der rel­a­tives in re­turn for gifts that sym­bol­ize true great love, luck and longevity. We also fol­lowed our re­li­gious tra­di­tion and our Holy Mat­ri­mony was held at the Ritz Carl­ton Chapel,” Ju­liana tells In­done­sia Tatler Wed­dings. Both their fam­i­lies orig­i­nate from the same Chi­nese back­ground; how­ever, Ju­liana’s grand­fa­ther is the first gen­er­a­tion to move to In­done­sia, while Ryan’s fam­ily had im­mi­grated here much longer and con­se­quently are def­i­nitely a bit more flex­i­ble. Ap­prox­i­mately 450 guests at­tended their wed­ding, and there were two dress codes; semi-for­mal at­tire for the Holy Mat­ri­mony and strictly for­mal at­tire for the spec­tac­u­lar Wed­ding Re­cep­tion. Their fam­i­lies wore Chi­nese inspired cloth­ing for the tea cer­e­mony the day be­fore the wed­ding day. The Holy Mat­ri­mony cer­e­mony was rel­a­tively brief in du­ra­tion while the re­cep­tion was much longer; it com­menced at 8:00pm and ended at ap­prox­i­mately 11:00pm, fol­lowed by a joy­ous af­ter party till the early morn­ing hours. “I think what re­ally hap­pens af­ter you’ve said “I do”, is dis­cov­er­ing each other as hus­band and wife. We are no longer just in­di­vid­u­als but a unit and all our de­ci­sions af­fect the both of us. It makes life a lot less lonely! How­ever I think we also have to take time to ad­just to the new dy­namic and work on build­ing an amaz­ing life to­gether and keep­ing each other grounded,” the blush­ing bride, Ju­liana Ku­mala, con­fesses.

“In be­tween cour­ses, it is very nice for the bride and groom to visit each ta­ble in­for­mally” —Jen­nie Hal­lam-peel

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