A Foliage-Laden Central Javanese Wedding in Jakarta

by Bridestory [[ 1476151200000 | amDateFormat:'ll | HH:mm' ]] in Real Weddings 


Titi and Lukman's love story is a perfect example of how fate will always find its way. "I was supposed to be introduced to Lukman's friend, but I actually enjoyed talking to Lukman instead. At the time, however, he still had a girlfriend so I only thought of him as a friend," Titi reminisced. After finally dating and deciding to get married, Lukman asked Titi's parents for her hand in marriage. He then told Titi that there would be no get-down-on-one-knee proposal to follow; little did she know that Lukman already had something up his sleeve.

On Titi's 22nd birthday, the couple watched a movie after a romantic birthday dinner. In the middle of the movie, suddenly a video played. "It was a video from my friends, family, and also favorite celebrity wishing me a happy birthday. After the video ended, Lukman popped the question. It turned out that inside the theatre were all my closest friends, who witnessed the happy occasion. I simply couldn't hold back my tears!" said Titi.

The couple wanted to incorporate Central Javanese traditions into their nuptials, which is why they brought in a makeup artist from Solo. "Ibu Heru did my traditional paes makeup and it was such a challenge to bring her from Solo. She's also the one who tailored our black velvet kebaya and beskap attires for the reception. During the ten-month planning, Lukman and I had to go back and forth to Solo for fittings and other necessities," Titi said. Even though the wedding planning required plenty of effort, it turned out to be worth every second. "I loved how the black velvet traditional attires looked on us. They were so elegant and they also imbued a thick Javanese atmosphere that we had aimed for in the first place," Titi added.

Aside from their union, there was another happy occasion that Titi and Lukman celebrated on the wedding day. "My wedding day coincided with my mother's birthday. So, I coordinated with my wedding organizer, the band, and my mother's friends for a surprise. At the end of the event, I asked the band to play the song 'Mama' from Boyz II Men, then we brought her up to the stage. It was a success and my mother cried happy tears. It was a view that made me really happy," Titi said.

Take another look at Titi and Lukman's wedding pictures by Antijitters Photo and don't forget to pin your favorite images to the inspiration board!


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