A Vibrant Peranakan Wedding with a Touch of Colonial Heritage

by Bridestory Oct 26, 2016 | 09:05 in Real Weddings 


Inka and Gary embarked on their new journey as husband and wife with a wedding ceremony held in church. Looking at the pictures, we could tell just how heartwarming the solemnization was, with all the bridesmaids looking chic with their up-dos and strapless gray dresses. Right after the ceremony, came the most exciting part, Inka and Gary's wedding reception. A Peranakan wedding theme can be tricky, as there are so many different colors and details to choose from. The wrong combination can result in an over-the-top, or even tacky wedding—but thankfully it did not happen this time.

The colorful decorations gave a completely different atmosphere to Fairmont Jakarta's grand ballroom without appearing overwhelming. Contrasting the vibrant shades that decorated the ballroom, the colonial-inspired stage was designed in all-white. Inka chose to wear the same dress and added a twist to her bridesmaids' outfits instead. She dressed her pretty bridesmaids in traditional kebaya encim in fuchsia and blue shades, befitting the wedding theme.

Venema Pictures, the photographer on duty, captured every wedding moment expertly. "Inka and Gary already knew what they wanted from the beginning, candid shots throughout the whole celebration. That way, the wedding photos became more natural, focused on the real moments and chemistry of the couple," said the photographer.

Some words from the photographer, Venema Pictures:

Our first impression was that Inka and Gary were both workaholics. Little did we know, we soon found out how easy-going this couple was. The schedule on that day was really tight, and the traffic to the morning ceremony was very bad. We were a bit nervous and we were really in a rush that time. But to our surprise, Inka and Gary still wanted to go to Plaza Senayan on their wedding day. We don't think we would meet such an easy-going and relaxed couple like them ever again.


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