An Intimate Wedding with a Botanical Garden Theme in Jakarta

by Natasza Kurniawan [[ 1495936800000 | amDateFormat:'ll | HH:mm' ]] in REAL WEDDINGS 

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Nadya and Nicholas's love story is a tale of modern romance. "Our friends didn't expect that we met through Tinder! He was the first and last man I met there and I never imagined that he would turn out to be my husband," said the lovely bride.

Their relationship proved to last, and Nicholas finally proposed to Nadya on their first anniversary in March last year. "It was during the solar eclipse. He made a story and asked me to look up to the sun with my eyes closed. When I opened my eyes, he was smiling at me with a ring in his hand. Of course I said yes, and we both had a good laugh afterwards because of how cheesy it was," recalled Nadya.

From the very beginning, the couple had a clear idea of the kind of wedding reception they wanted. "We agreed to have a wedding without a stage, because we refused to create a gap between us and our guests," said Nadya. Instead of a stage, they displayed a botanical-themed photo backdrop. Interestingly, Nadya and Nicholas's botanical garden wedding theme came after they had decided on a venue. "AYANA Midplaza Jakarta has both indoor and outdoor areas with wooden interiors, including a nice pool at the back. So, we thought, 'Why don't we add a pretty little garden here?'" explained Nadya.

The reception was attended by 350 guests and done in a very relaxed manner. "We mingled throughout the celebration, which meant that no family member needed to stand on the wedding stage throughout the night," reminisced Nadya, "It was such an intimate and relaxed wedding—I even got to wear sneakers!"


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