A Resplendent Wedding in Classic White and Touches of Blush at Raffles Hotel Jakarta
This wedding had everything that mattered to the couple – handwritten wedding invitations with golden foliage, inspiration from the French Chateau de Chantilly, and a Bible verse to love one another. It all happened at Raffles Hotel Jakarta, with touches of inspiration from Lady Diana’s wedding too! Thank you for capturing every brilliant detail, Axioo.
The bride shared: “I remember my wedding as if it were yesterday; it was a once-in-a-lifetime dream come to life. Being dolled up so beautifully with the best dress, makeup and accessories was simply magical. Everyone who attended the wedding was part of the magic, from family members and friends to all of the vendors, especially all of my friends who flew in from Australia, the United States, Korea and Japan. I truly appreciated their effort.
“We had plenty of fun with my beautiful bridesmaids and groomsmen during the games, portraits session and champagne popping. The events that stood out were the morning photoshoots, the moment of walking down the aisle, the vows and our first dance. Our choreographer worked hard on the dance with us, and it was all well worth it.”
The couple chose gold and white as the theme colours for their timeless and elegant celebration, which was made complete with French elements such as calligraphy, classic architecture, French lingerie, candles, lace, flowers and feathers. They had fun with their holy matrimony handbook, making it into a mini marriage tabloid with their pre-wedding photos that were taken in Paris. The wedding cake was classic white with flowers.
“Some described my décor as being elegant and subtle yet glamorous,” said the bride. “The look for my wedding dress morning look was inspired by classic Dior with a personal touch in the form of a French Bible verse embroidered on the veil, while the evening dress was hand-sewn with glitz sequins and Swarovski crystals from India, and an Elie Saab pattern topped with a celestial star headpiece.”
Tips from the bride: “Firstly, know what you want by browsing or gathering ideas. Start there. Choose vendors according to your style and what suits you best. List everything down and counter check against your list. Make sure not to leave out any details. Enjoy and have fun. Treasure the moment because it’s once in a lifetime.”
Photography by Aha of Axioo / Videography by Jimmy of Axioo / Venue Raffles Hotel Jakarta / Number of Guests 2200 / Wedding Planning by Lina Eugene / Bridal Gown by Yefta Gunawan / Bride’s Shoes by Christian Louboutin / Hair and Makeup by Priscilla Myrna / Jewellery by Rinaldi / Groom’s Attire by Kenzo / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Flowers and Décor by Royal Design / Wedding Cake by Le Novelle / Wedding Favours by Elizabeth Handbags / Art and Stationery by Pensee / Entertainment by All Star