Last Sunday, we shared Lala and Andra's scenic pre-wedding photo shoot in Lombok. Today, they are back to share photos from their glamorous traditional wedding at Bidakara Hotel, Jakarta. The pair combined Palembangese and Sundanese traditions so beautifully, you won't be able to tell that they had less than six months to prepare the wedding.
For the wedding ceremony, the couple donned gorgeous Palembangese attires in navy blue and gold. Lala's traditional outfit had a particularly sentimental meaning behind it. "It belonged to my late grandmother, who had always wanted me to wear it on my wedding day. I simply added some beading along the neckline," said Lala. To complete the look, she also wore a gold songket fabric and headpiece from Zainal Songket. "I requested a different songket and headpiece one week prior to the wedding, thankfully my vendor was able to provide everything I needed!"
The wedding ceremony itself was such a memorable moment that Lala held close to her heart. "As it's such a sacred procession, I was so nervous leading up to that moment," she recalled. "After the ceremony ended, Andra and I instantly became a lot more relaxed," she continued.
The reception a few hours later was dominated by subtle shades of mint green and white. To match the elegant decorations by Suryo Decor, Lala wore a mint green kebaya paired with an intricate Sundanese headpiece from Reita Giadi. Andra wore a matching beskap and the couple looked stunning next to each other. They opened the celebration with a string of Sundanese wedding processions including nincak endog and huap lingkung. "It was my favorite part of the reception, as we won't have the opportunity to do these rituals anywhere else," said the beautiful bride.
Reflecting on her own experience, Lala shared some advice for brides-to-be who are planning their wedding. "Don't think too much. I got pretty scared after hearing about stressful wedding planning experiences from my friends," she said, "To avoid any unnecessary drama, I briefed my vendors clearly from the beginning and just let everything go with the flow."