This was a very unique circumstance because it was a high-school friend who was getting hitched. This meant that I was able to meet with friends I hadn't seen in years! This was also the perfect time for Kurt to meet many of the friends I grew up with in Jakarta. Bachelor and bachelorette festivities, traditional ceremonies and the big day blurred into one weekend. I have known almost all of the girls in the photo below for over 13 years. The friendships that you share with those that you grew up with are really special. These are the people that witnessed your many awkward teenage moments: braces, baby-fat, horrid fashion, hair-coloring-gone-wrong and everything else that comes with growing pains. They truly love you for you because they've seen it all. What I enjoy the most about these friendships is that it doesn't matter how much time passes -you pick up as if you saw each other last week.
If the bride gets home in one piece - I'd say it was a successful night! Amen!
|(DEYTA'S 2ND TO LAST NIGHT AS A SINGLE WOMAN!)|
(THE BRIDE AND GROOM AT THEIR TRADITIONAL JAVANESE CEREMONY)
I remember as a kid I would despise attending any traditional ceremonies. It was always hot and there were always chubby, old aunties who pinched my cheeks and smothered me in their breasts. I am really glad that Deyta had a traditional wedding - and more so that I decided to attend it. There is a special part of the Javanese ceremony that the bride's father and the groom make a special agreement. They agree that that the groom will take full responsibility of his daughter from that day forward. It is an emotional and beautiful tradition and i feel very blessed to have been there to witness it.
|(Qonita, Christina, Donna, Della, Nikita, Krystabel & Me)|
|(Kurt, Me, Yvonne & Dan)|
|(MY HANDSOME DATE IN BATIK)|
|(THE BEST DATE ANY GIRL COULD ASK FOR!)|
It was fun to have Kurt dress up in traditional batik and to have him spend some time with my close friends. It was really great that he was able to get to know everyone a few days before the wedding! Kurt and Dan participated in the bachelor party for the groom and many beach days with the bridal party before the big day. Living in Bali, we know that this is mostly a vacation destination for most. This is great because we get to see so many people, but also sad because they all leave. C'est la vie!
Off to Jakarta for another special wedding reception! Will write again soon!