Janet and Budi first met during a villa party in Bali. "We exchanged numbers to talk about a business consignment opportunity at first," Janet recalled. Turns out, they instantly hit it off and Budi finally proposed on October 2016 during a work event. Budi brought Janet to the rooftop of Bukit Pandawa Golf in Bali where he popped the question. "As we walked up, he started saying something I can't quite remember, got on his knees and proposed. He's probably sure that I'm going to say yes as he hid a bottle of champagne at the back of the sofa! It was really sweet and special," Janet added. And of course, the happy couple didn't wait to share the good news with their family and friends who were in the event as well!
The couple finally decided to have 2 celebrations, both in Jakarta. The theme was whimsical romance with a touch of glamor. The first event was a complete Chinese wedding ritual in Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. Janet wore her Sapto Djojokartiko dress which was a chic twist to a classic qipao. She wanted the dress to fit in but still stand out, hence the 2 meters embellished round train. The whole dress was beaded perfectly and she added a belt and the slits to accentuate a modern touch to the dress. The Rinaldy A. Yunardi golden bird headpiece was Janet's personal favorite too. Her bouquet by MyVoila was constructed with muted florals to maintain the tone of the wedding.
For the reception night, which was held in Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Janet wanted to look bolder with darker makeup and a plunging neckline for her wedding dress. Guests are greeted with golden ornaments with rose gold and blush details. Her bouquet was similar to the one before with muted colors and whites, only this time it was bigger and grander. Janet also shared how delighted she was with her vendor team, "They are very loving, helpful, and all are easy to work with."
Finally, the bride shared how much fun she had in planning her wedding even though she was mostly out of town. "The planning was about 10 months and the process was fascinating for me, to have our visions come to life. As we did a lot of travelling this year so we ended up getting our wedding elements during the travel. I got my dress in Australia during a random trip and his suit in Paris during a pilgrimage. It's kind of our little adventure," so she said. She then closed with a piece of advice, "We removed a lot of common wedding rituals like having the wedding cake and first dance, exchanging vows publicly, having pre-wedding pictures on display and guest performers, having bridesmaid and groomsman, we didn't have all that. Instead, we had a lot of things that's more like us and we couldn't be happier."
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