This beautiful wedding took place in the stately Gedung Arsip Nasional that has the virtue of being beautifully antique which made it the perfect place for a traditional wedding. Everything in the ceremony truly exuded a rich cultural glow, with the couple wearing traditional attires in the already magnificent venue.
For their outdoor reception, Chitra wore another gorgeous bright-colored kebaya while Aldy was smartly suited up. This is where all the fun began; starting with fireworks upon entrance, wedding speeches from the bridesmaids and groomsmen, a surprise flashmob dance performance, down to a wedding video from a friend overseas who was not able to make it to the wedding.
And it didn't stop right there. In place of the traditional bouquet toss, the couple provided a piñata filled with prizes and topped the night off with Kim game, a West Sumatran version of Bingo. No need to guess if everyone had lot of fun at this wedding. Scroll down and see for yourself.
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Something from the photographer:
Chitra & Aldy met in high school and she was his love at first sight, but nothing happened between them until 8 years later. His friends used to joke that he had to witness two world cups and two presidential elections until she finally agreed to go out with him. After 2.5 years together and 1.5 years of long distance relationship, they finally tied the knot.
They come from two different family cultures; Chitra's from West Sumatra and Aldy's from Central Java. They have always wanted a simple and laid-back kind of wedding. Thus, an outdoor reception is more suitable for their dream wedding with Gedung Arsip as their chosen venue. It was simply love at first sight when they first visited the location. And to pay a respect to their cultural heritages, the happy couple cleverly combined the two traditions into the ceremony. During the Akad ceremony, Chitra & Aldy wore Javanese attire, but the dowry was framed with Suntiang. At the reception, Chitra and the mothers wore Songket, but Aldy and the fathers wore suits. It was definitely a night to remember for them and all the guests.