From the very beginning, Felicia and Nico had a clear idea about the kind of nuptials they wanted: an intimate outdoor wedding. They went on to look for the ideal venue, even almost booking a place located slightly out of town. "Suddenly, one family member objected and the rest followed and that was it. In a span of a month, we went through a rolle rcoaster ride of having our hopes come crashing down several times," said Felicia.
In the end, Felicia and Nico agreed on a win-win solution with their parents. Aside from being strategically-located, Damai Indah Golf also had its own natural beauty. "The venue's lake caught my eye and I instantly envisioned reciting my vows in front of it," she explained. They found the perfect venue at last. However, the biggest challenge in their wedding planning had yet come.
It had been raining non-stop for weeks before the big day, so the couple considered renting a tent to cover the outdoor area. "My heart sank when I saw the price. 'This is a large sum of money that we can save for our future together. What if it doesn't rain? Will it still be worth it?' I thought to myself," Felicia recalled. After much discussion, the couple made a firm decision to not use a tent.
On the big day, Felicia and Nico enjoyed bright sunlight from morning until noon. "After our Chinese tea ceremony, the clouds begin to darken and what we feared the most happened. It rained," said Felicia. The rain kept on going for a few hours, even the ceremony rehearsal was done under a light drizzle. And then, something amazing happen. "We started our ceremony a bit late, around 4.30 PM. But you know what, the rain stopped. It stopped just in time for our entrance," reminisced Felicia.
Interestingly, the couple had planned to start the ceremony an hour earlier. "It was initially at 4 PM, but we changed it to 3 PM due to time constraints. However, I forgot to revise my invitations," Felicia recalled. As the invites had already been sent out, Nico convinced Felicia to stick to the initial plan. Luckily for them, things worked out for the better in the end. "Had there been no mistake on the invitations, our guests would've arrived at 3 PM and it would've been raining," said Felicia.
Based on her unforgettable experience, Felicia has some valuable lessons for future brides. She said, "Be prepared to compromise with your spouse and family, because in the end what matters is not your wedding mood board. Your party will be over in a blink of an eye, but your marriage and family are your future."
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