I thrive on capturing weddings where the couple really looked like they had a great time, like it really was the greatest day of their lives. And today I’m going to take you through the day I had with this super nice couple.
I arrived early at Irene’s residence in Pantai Indah Kapuk and was instantly greeted by her laughter. It was going to be a happy day, I remember thinking. As she finished getting ready, she realized that her bridesmaids were fashionably late and hasn’t arrived, so she requested the help of her brother, Felix, to put on her wedding shoes. It was a unique scene, one I haven’t had the chance to capture before. But that didn’t shake Irene, she just carried on with her day, laughing and smiling constantly. It’s true what they say, when joy comes from the inside, nothing can hold you back!
Anthony and Irene were joined in Holy Matrimony at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. The service was beautiful, the couple said their vows of eternal faith to each other in front of their loved ones, family and friends, and not many could contain the tears from streaming down their faces. Their wedding reception was held in Teuku Umar Mansion – I’m sure not many have heard of this venue, it was also the first time for me, and because their wedding was actually the first to be held there! And this place literally made my jaws drop! It was amazing! Large rooms with high ceilings decorated by chandeliers, high windows that allowed for a romantic setting as the sun shines through. It was as if we just stepped into a classical European castle. It’s a place that’s going to linger in my memory for a while!
A few days later, we took off to shoot their wedding reception in Ayana, Bali. It was a casual event, another reception under the clear Bali sky with the cool sea air. Many of Anthony’s friends from the US made their way down to the island of the Gods to attend the wedding of their good friend and for me it really felt like an international wedding at a local venue. It was a great night. The bride and groom really looked like they were having the time of their lives and I was glad that I had the chance to capture it!
Anthony and Irene, may you have a blessed journey together and thanks for the “pretzel”!