This time our team got the privilege to shoot a wedding in Solo, one of the historic city in Central Java which is also known as the "City of a Million Tales". This beautiful and calm city is known for its very patient and well mannered people. It's really interesting for us to be in a city that is a complete opposite with the fast paced and often chaotic city where we came from, Jakarta.
Once we arrived in Solo, we were greeted by our bride to be Peni, who is super nice, gentle and caring who, in spite of all her busy schedule during the preparations of her wedding still showed a typical Solo hopitality. Soon after we get to meet Rudy, who is also as kind, friendly and an overall nice guy. They both make such a beautiful 'Solo' couple.
Personally, I really love shooting Indonesian Traditional Wedding because of all the little details which are not only unique but also each items, and customs hold a very deep historically meaning that has been handed down for many generations. From the decorations of the house, the accessories worn by the bride to the very strokes of the bride's make up hold a special meaning. We are privileged to get a first hand explanation from some of the experts who have been doing what they do for more than 50 years!
Weddings have been around forever. And sometimes we do all the traditions in a wedding, just because everyone else is doing it in our culture, without paying a close attention to what these traditions really mean and why we do what we do in a wedding. Sometimes the meaning of the things that we do in a wedding even gets lost and they just become meaningless routines.
It's a nice change for us to get to know the meaning of some of the traditions that we do in a wedding, especially in a tradition-packed wedding such as this. Congratulations Rudy and Peni! May you forever make a lovely duet in Solo.