"We missed the authentic Indonesian traditional roots. We think Indonesian culture is very beautiful and detail-oriented, starting from the costumes, hair and accessories, to the make-up. Everything is well thought out," said the bride, Avina, when explaining the reason her husband and her took Javanese tradition as their wedding concept. "We believe that local culture is highly artistic and can make everyone appears elegant."
Beside their family tress, there was also another personal reason why Avina and Alex opted for Old Djogdja as the decoration which was realised by Airy. It was in Yogyakarta they began their love story. They have been known each other since studying at the Faculty of Medicine at Gajah Mada University. "We grew up together during our 7-year relationship, starting from as new students, done thesis together, graduated together, took the doctoral oath together, until now when we both are called 'Doctor Sir' and 'Doctor Mam'," Avina recalled. The classic Yogyakarta theme was also a nostalgic moment from them because before married, the lovebirds had been enjoying this City of Students when it was still dominated with a strong local atmosphere, instead of these days' modern cafes and shopping destinations. Without hesitation, they held a holy matrimony at this special city, before having a dinner reception at Balai Kartini.
The Bridestory Market 2018 was the beginning Avina and Alex hunting for their wedding vendor. Beside having their own wish list of vendors, they also visited some vendors based on their family and friends' recommendation. "If you ask me which vendor was the most favorite, it is very difficult to answer because everyone's works just was really impressive. We were so happy," Avina admitted without doubts.
She also honestly confessed that the challenges seemed invisivle since her husband and her were really enjoyed each process. After dealing with the wedding planner, we than looked for the designer for our attires. "We 100% trusted Svarna by Ikat Indonesia Didiet Maulana. Honestly, it was the best decision," Avina continued. Actually, the designer also coontributed to their prewedding session. See the album here.
Avina is very supportive if young couples are not afraid and proud to have a local tradition to their wedding. "Look for vendors which have experiences in working with traditional themes," she advised. "Communicative and thoughtful vendors are also important to have a flawless planning process. Don't forget that your vendor should be innovative as well to make your traditional wedding unique and has a significant character."