A Traditional Javanese Wedding with Shades of Green

by Administrator Jan 09, 2017 | 09:00 in Real Weddings 


From day one, Tiara wanted her wedding celebration to be steeped in Javanese tradition. "Since I was a little girl, my family had taught me traditional Javanese values. Therefore, it was crucial for my wedding to preserve traditional Javanese customs. I believe that preserving our heritage is an act of love toward our country," Tiara explained.

After one year of planning, Tiara and Thaison carefully went through every wedding ritual, starting from the siraman and midodareni. Held with a traditional approach, the siraman was particularly memorable for Tiara. "In classic Keraton tradition, I was wrapped in a sogan hand-drawn batik instead of a woven jasmine top when my parents cut the tip of my hair. It was divine," said Tiara.

The couple opted for Solo basahan attires in dark green, inspired by the wedding attires of Tiara's mother and grandmother. The color green, which Tiara chose for all her kebayas, also held a special meaning for her. "Green is the classic Keraton color. According to Javanese philosophy, the color green symbolizes nature and its living creatures," Tiara explained.

When the wedding day finally came, 1,500 guests filled the ballroom of Fairmont Jakarta. "I felt so loved by everyone. My family supported me at all times and some of our close friends even flew in from Bali, Singapore, even America just to come to our wedding," Tiara reminisced.

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