A Three-Day Multicultural Celebration in Jakarta and Bali

by Michelle Phang Jul 10, 2017 | 09:00 in Real Weddings 


Mira and Harun went to the same middle school, yet they never talked to each other until fate reconnected them many years later. "We shared the same group of friends while studying in London, and eventually became very close," said the bride. To her surprise, Harun asked the big question a few years after even though they hadn't talked about getting married before.

They started planning two wedding celebrations with Javanese and Lampungnese traditions as a tribute to their cultural heritage. For each occasion, they both agreed on a relatively small guest list of less than 400 people. "Thankfully, our parents were open to the idea of having only close family and friends in our wedding," she shared.

Mira didn't have a specific theme for her wedding ceremony, but she wanted to wear a kebaya that combined a traditional silhouette with modern details. Harun was just as charming standing next to her in his white Javanese beskap suit. For the decoration, the pair entrusted Airy Designs to incorporate vibrant colors to the elegant ballroom of The Dharmawangsa Jakarta.

Moving forward to their Lampungnese ceremony, a lively atmosphere was formed as both sides of the family gathered for the mosok or cuak mengan ritual. During this cultural procession, Mira and Harun were fed by the bride and groom's mothers, followed by their aunts. "This gathering symbolized that both of our families are now one big family," explained the bride.

The lovebirds invited only their closest friends for the destination wedding in Bali, yet it was as festive as the ones held in Jakarta. That day, Harun looked extra stylish in a serenity blue suit while Mira had on an intricately-beaded gown in rose quartz by Dina Vahada. To enhance the stunning architecture of their venue, Alila Seminyak, Mira asked her decorator from Bali Signature to use string lights instead of flowers and the results are stunning. Yet the most memorable thing for this couple was the first dance. "We had only decided to have it a week before the wedding and rehearsed it just one day before," recalled Mira, "Still, we had so much fun!"

Scroll back up for more inspirations from Mira and Harun's beautiful wedding album.


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