Btari and Ali were officemates who share a passion in art. "I loved dancing and performing arts while he's so in tuned with his music. We have a lot in common, so our conversations flowed ever so effortlessly," she shared. During a competition held at work, the two collaborated in creating a performance that brought their team to first place. "After this event, he confessed that he wants for us to be more than friends, to be together," Btari recalled. After being in a relationship for some time, Ali asked for Btari's hand in marriage to her parents and gave her a very special gift the day before their pre-wedding photo shoot. "It was Disney book that had a 'Will you marry me?' card on its last page. Along with the book he gave me a Disney charm bracelet and as a Disney-freak, I loved every bit of it!"
For their traditional wedding, Btari and Ali wanted a simple, natural and elegant vibe with blue and white colors. "I wanted the color palette to depict the sea shore. From the engagement party up to the wedding day, I've always incorporated shades of blue, just like the ocean," Btari said. Azka Anggun, who happened to be Ali's aunt, created the perfect decoration for the couple's celebration. Ali and Btari's friends also helped to provide other wedding necessities like the bride's makeup, invitation design, wedding organizing services, even down to Btari's kebaya design! "It felt very personal for me," she said.
But even more than that, it was wonderful to see how the couple really made sure that the wedding was brimmed with their personality. "For Ali and me, it has always been about music and dancing. So that's what we wanted to include in the wedding. We wanted people to think, 'this is so Btari and Ali'," said the bride. To open the wedding reception, Btari danced with along with other traditional dancers and welcomed Ali into the reception area. Unique as it was, it wasn't the best part. "This one gets everyone so excited. My dancer friends performed a special performance serenaded by Disney's Can You Feel the Love Tonight and without me knowing, Ali was part of the whole deal and suddenly stepped off stage, handed me a bouquet of flowers and pulled me to the dance floor for our first dance," Btari reminisced. The excitement peaked when the couple's parents also got off the stage and joined the couple's first dance. "The song they picked was A Whole New World from Disney's Aladdin," the bride said. The couple's family & friends then went ahead and alternately performed songs for the couple. And to top it off was Ali's DJ friend, who successfully got everyone moving on the dance floor. Simply put, the couple was overjoyed.
With only less than one year of planning, the couple managed to pull off an amazing wedding. Btari shared her experience on how she made it happen, "Aside from gathering inspirations, the first thing to do is choosing your wedding venue. It will be easier to move on with the wedding planning process once this step is done. Then if possible, create a project timeline like Ali and I did so you can keep track of the planning and nothing is forgotten or too rushed. Last but not least, Brides, don't stress yourself out. Just enjoy the process. Reward yourself with beauty treatments a few days before the wedding day and smile!"
We also had a chance to chat with one of Btari's bridesmaids, who gave in this really wonderful sentiment to finish of this story. "Btari's unconditional love for Disney and musicals were translated beautifully in her wedding day. Classic Disney songs were constantly playing throughout the reception night and we even performed a dance piece for the couple! Without forgetting their Sundanese background, Btari and Ali successfully infused some modern elements into their traditional affair, making the wedding such an intimate, fun, and unforgettable night," the bridesmaid said.