"I first met Ricky at his café. I was with my friends and he was there with his," Nathalia reminisced. They were then introduced by their mutual friend and eventually started a relationship. One day, the couple went to Bali with their closest friends to attend a wedding. "We planned to do a photo session by the beach and what I knew is that one of my friends was going to be proposed during the shoot," she said. She didn't expect the slightest bit that after the proposal, Ricky would approach her and proposed too. "It was such a memorable moment and I'm so happy that we have all our close friends around when it happened," Nathalia recalled.
The couple then started to plan their wedding, around 10 months before the wedding day. "Planning was a smooth sailing process as we were helped by Hilda as our wedding consultant. I highly recommend their service," Nathalia exclaimed. From the start, this couple was clear about what they wanted. "Just like our pre-wedding photo shoot, we also didn't have a specific theme for the wedding. We simply discussed about what we want and don't want in the wedding. Bronze was his color choice whereas I picked blush. Our aim is to infuse a modern atmosphere as we both felt that most ballroom weddings have a very uptight feeling," explained the beautiful bride.
On the wedding day, all their wishes worked together like a charm. The foyer area of Raffles Jakarta, inspired by minimal space, was padded with white panels & flooring and inverted flowers. Upon entering the ballroom however, it was a different feeling altogether. "We opted for landscape theme decoration using ylang-ylang, branches, flowers and lights to evoke a romantic and dreamy feeling. We also avoided using the classic standing flower and round flower arrangement to set a natural ambience," the bride said.
The couple changed the atmosphere when they walked into the room. Nathalia looked like a goddess in a dress by Adrian Gan. "It wasn't a ball gown with 10-meter train, but it's exactly how I wanted it to be. Adrian Gan made me a convertible wedding dress with long sleeves for the ceremony, a cape for the evening reception that can be detached into a sleeveless dress," said Nathalia. Ricky also looked charming in a black tuxedo with a metal flower brooch by Litany attached to his lapel.
All the events of the night flowed so flawlessly and naturally, it didn't feel like a wedding at all. For this special occasion, Ricky had also prepared something special for his bride. All of a sudden, Tulus came out and sang "Teman Hidup" for the couple and everyone was astonished. But above all, the bride mentioned one moment that was her favorite. "Our holy matrimony I love the most. It's every girl's dream to walk down the aisle in a white dress and state sacred vows to our loved ones," she said.
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