Even though Claudia and Putra both work as a sportscaster, the two had never met as they worked for different TV stations. Even if it is so, being in the same field makes having mutual friends inevitable. Thus, once in a while Claudia would spot Putra on her social media and it's just a matter of time until they got to know each other.
Fast forward, the pair started dating and the proposal happened in a sweet and unexpected way. "Putra isn't the romantic type. But he prepared everything in advance, from flowers to a beautiful ring. He finally asked me to marry him in a coffee shop where we had our first date. I didn't know when he prepared all of this, as we're together almost every day," told Claudia.
For their wedding, the couple agreed on keeping things simple. "That's why we picked out a rustic theme and neutral color palette," Claudia explained. The lovebirds' venue choice fell on The Dharmawangsa Jakarta as the bride was in love with the traditional ambience of their main ballroom. "This place is my first pick. Thankfully the venue is available on my wedding date," said the bride about the venue. With a lush greenery decoration by Stupa Caspea Event Decoration, the setting for the couple's celebration was nothing less than breathtaking. As for the wedding attires, Claudia chose a white kebaya to exude a sacred ambience during akad nikah, whereas on the reception she decided to wear a bold yet elegant mix of brown and gold.
On the day, Claudia admitted to experiencing a mix of feelings, "I was happy, sad, and nervous. I realized this is our turning point, the start of our journey." She then continued, "The marriage life is more important than the wedding day itself. What matters most is that your heart is ready. If you are, then everything will effortlessly fall in place."
When asked about an interesting story about her wedding, Claudia revealed one that happened on the wedding day, which was their first dance as newlyweds. "We only practiced once and his moves were extremely awkward as this was his first try. I understood, so I wasn't expecting much. But surprisingly when the moment arrived, it turned out beyond satisfying as he smoothly danced to the rhythm! It's a reminder to believe in your partner, they won't let you down," the bride enthused.
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