Harvey Moeis & Sandra Dewi

The Wedding by AXIOO

She wanted a fairytale wedding and he wanted to be blessed at the Cathedral. So, after tying the knot in a sacred ceremony at the grandest church in Jakarta on the 8th of November 2016, Indonesian celebrity couple, Harvey and Sandra, celebrated their union with a dreamy reception at the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland in Tokyo.

Sandra looked breathtakingly beautiful in her white gown. If we didn’t know any better, we’d thought that it was really Cinderella and her Prince Charming riding on their royal car toward the magnificent castle, because their reception was held in Cinderella’s castle indeed. Everything at their wedding looked like a page out of a fairytale book, including the footmen that followed after them. As Sandra threw flower petals from the car, they were witnessed by the visitors of Tokyo Disneyland and they were so loved… Not just by little girls who might have begun to weave dreams of their wedding day, but also by women alike, who still kept a little dream for romantic fairy tales alive in the corner of their hearts.

“Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

Congratulations again to the happy couple. May your marriage be much more beautiful than your fairytale wedding. 


Love, 

AXIOO

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24 Nov 2016

Tom & Laura

The Wedding by Adi

If I thought for just one moment that this would be my last breath, I'd tell you I'll love you forever, even beyond death. 

If I thought for just one moment that your face would be the last I'd see, I'd take a million pictures and save them just for me. 

If I thought for just one moment that your voice would be the last I'd hear, I'd listen attentively and promise not to shed a tear. 

If I thought for just one moment that your touch would be the last I'd feel, I'd embrace you and know that this has all been real. 

If I thought for just one moment that my heart would beat its last beat, I'd thank the Lord for allowing us to meet. 

 

Poem by Dana Schwartz

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19 Nov 2016

Jamie & Katherine

The Wedding by Jan

I haven’t been married long enough to feel confidence in giving out relationship advices. So, I will tell you about the advice I got from someone much wiser than me, with twenty years worth of marital experience, which I strongly hold on to in my own marriage. 

The purpose of marriage is oneness, for two people to become one. And that’s mostly talking about being committed. A marriage should be bigger than any feelings you might have. You might feel crazy in love on one day that you can’t bear the thought of being a part, and on other days, you feel so fed up that you can’t wait to be away. Love may come and go, depending on the happenings of the day. But love is really in the will, not in the emotion. And when you commit to love, even on your worst days, you will never want to go away. You will stay, simply because you have made a commitment. 

Love is like a building. First, you need to build it, then you need to maintain it. Abandon a building and it will deteriorate quickly, even if you don't do anything destructive to it. But when you maintain it, it will remain in good condition. And when you invest in regular upgrades and renovations, no matter how minor it is, it will be improved. Marriage is kind of like that too. Abandon it and it will deteriorate. Invest in it - by going out of your routines once in a while to give some spark in your marriage - and your marriage will flourish. 

It’s pretty straightforward isn’t it - uphold your commitments and invest in your relationship. Those are the keys to a long-term marriage. 

I hope that you can be blessed by this advice as much as it has blessed me. 


Love,

 

Jan

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17 Nov 2016

Geraldo & Erin

The Wedding by Paulus

As a photographer, I have gotten used to being the “external party” at events, and so when I get to see a lot of familiar faces, I get really excited. Familiar faces makes the place feel like home - like I’m among friends. Just like on Geraldo and Erin’s wedding day. I met Erin’s sister when she was doing her pre-wedding portraits with me. I’m honored that Erin chose me to capture her wedding later on. And in between the conversations I had with Geraldo, the groom, I learned that I covered the wedding of HIS UNCLE (This is so depressing and it’s not even funny how old I am!) There were so many familiar faces, some have stories hidden and the atmosphere get much more intimate.

This made me reflect a little about how small our world is and how important it is to always be mindful of our actions. We meet all kinds of people in life. People from different upbringings, from different lifestyles and from different background. Strangers, colleagues, acquaintances, friends… you will never know what role they’d be playing in your life later on. They can start off as completely random people you meet in a cafe one day and over time, they turn out to be one of the best friends you’ve ever had in your life. Or maybe a business partner. Or maybe even someone you’d want to spend the rest of your life with. We’ll never know. That’s the secret the universe keeps from us.

Although you may not agree with everyone you meet and you may not like them, that’s never an excuse to treat people without kindness. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” So be kind, because that’s what people will remember and we all want to be remembered in a positive way. The world is small and everyone is connected to everyone else. So always be kind and polite. Always show courtesy and always treat people like they are your friends, even if you don’t know them very well. You never know who they know, who they are, and what part they will play in your future.


Love, 

Paulus

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16 Nov 2016

Kalvin & Olivia

The Wedding by Aha | Written by Olivia

Today I woke up next to my husband/best friend/partner in life. We got married last Saturday in Bali. It was beautiful. We were surrounded by our loved ones and we had a really good time. To sum up it up: 

Everything was perfect.

Kalvin and I prayed for a good weather, and God granted our prayers. Ever since we arrived in Bali, not a drop of rain fell. The weather was perfect. We heard from others that it was raining in Seminyak area, but somehow, there was not a single drop of rain in our wedding venue, Uluwatu.

To top it off, the band, decorations, and vendors were great. We are really happy and grateful for everyone who was involved in this wedding. All the stress and hard works were paid off.

We’re so grateful and thankful.

We can’t thank everyone enough for the time they sacrificed and effort put into attending our wedding. Everyone had spent their weekend to fly to Bali from all over the place. It really meant so much to us. We were so grateful to be able to share our happiness and our special day with closest friends and family. We’d also love to thank everyone who has shown love and support through comments in social media. Your wishes meant so much to Kalvin and I.

I guess, that’s all I can say for now. I’m feeling really happy at the moment as everything really went smoothly beyond expectations.

Thank you for all of your love and support.


Love, 

Olivia 


Dress by Yefta Gunawan

Hair by Jeffry Welly

Make-up by Mimi Kwok

Hair accessories by Rinaldy A. Yunardi


This post "Life as a newlywed #111LoveStory" was first published on www.olivialazuardy.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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04 Nov 2016

Stefanus & Jessica

The Wedding by Jan

People might think that weddings are the biggest celebration of love. Yes, it’s true. But, do not forget that in order to celebrate the journey of love you don’t need just one big celebration because you can even start with small things and make it meaningful as possible. To keep the sparks alive, to keep the butterflies fluttering in your bellies, you also have to celebrate the little things.

The dating period is full of surprises and celebrations of small victories. It’s full of moments that we’re so into each other and moments when we just want to do nothing but celebrate this one important person in our lives. To celebrate love. Holidays, birthdays, anniversary (and month-versaries even) or plain routine accomplishments… every moment can be a reason to celebrate, for small victories are opportunities to count our blessings and be grateful for it. However, after we’ve experienced the one big celebration of love - such as our wedding - we no longer take into account the moments that used to make us jump for joy and pop out the confetti. We ignore them and let them pass without acknowledging them because we think that nothing could ever surmount to that one big celebration that we already had. But that’s where we’re mistaken, because in missing out on the little celebrations, we miss out on so much. 

Find reasons to celebrate love. Surprise your spouse. Don’t stop doing small things for them because the small things matter. Keep writing her little love notes to show her that you are grateful to be with her, buy her a pancake on the way home or fix something she’s been meaning to get to. Tell him that you love her, but also show him. Cook him a dinner and ask about his day. Ask if he had anything exciting happen to him or what the best part of his day was. Tell her you love her and give her wild flowers you picked her. Tell her you missed her and go for a drive together to talk about life without any distractions. Keep dating. Don’t get so wrapped up in your lives and become so comfortable with each other that you forget to date. Go out together, set aside a night a week and do something just the two of you. 

Keep the romance alive. Celebrate. That’s important.

I recently celebrated my first birthday as a husband. I was surprised with a cake especially made for me by my lovely wife. It was a modest celebration, but it touched my heart and  I am grateful. Celebrating love doesn’t have to be as grand as a wedding. Sometimes it can be celebrated simply by sharing a moment over a homemade birthday cake.

Love,


Jan

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28 Oct 2016

Eric & Ileana

The Wedding by Adi

I, Illy, For everyone who knows me, they all know I am a hardcore monochromatic minimalist enthusiast, I have always been about the color black, accassional grey and white. I am a very visual person, minimal space and black colour gets me going.

 Eric and I, like a teenage love story conveyed through facebook status - we're complicated. We were 13 and in love, 17 travelled together, 22 made a secret pact to marry one another if we're both single by the age of 30. Too proud to admit what has been going on the whole time but everyone around us seemed to know already except us. Which explained why some of our friends described us as the worst kept secret. All those years our path kept crossing as if by destiny's lure. Life tries multiple times to bring us together, chances were created but we never believed we should, could and would. Until one day he decided to beat his fear and jumped off the plane for her. Next thing she knows, she was the one who jump on a plane and moving her life to Sydney. Funny how that works out. So after all that and 5 years later, from the worst tears to the best laugh, we made it!

Initially I was very skeptical about weddings. I have never been into wedding, wearing big gowns, floral decor and just standing up at the stage looking pretty. Elaborate decoration, romantic pre-wedding destination does not interest me one bit. Other likes flowers and fairytale, I like rocks/stones, and I only like black clothing. Never thought any of these was worth the hassle. When Eric proposed exactly one year ago in Santorini, we came up with two option, I would prefer taking a long holiday, elope somewhere nice just the two of us. But Eric convinced me otherwise, to him life is about making memories, after all the pretty decor, dress and venue all fade away, memories remain. Memories are all that matters. People we meet, places we go, pictures we take. Every feelings, every talks, every joke shared, every moments, every smile, tear, and laughter. As much as we would like to pretend the world is just the two of us, it would be mean alot more to share our union surrounded by all who are closest to our hearts, people whom we had the pleasure to come across at different stages of ourlives and had the best fun with. Hoping that this can bring us closer and give us all an awesome memory that will stay for years to come. And that was the reason why we decided to have a wedding. 

So months of planning we brought everyone together, from everywhere to Bali, and you know what, it was all worth it. All the stress, all of the expenses, all of the prior worries, all disappear on the day because we finally realise how lucky we are to deserve all the great love from everyone that were genuinely happy for us. Small intimate ceremony is the way to go, awesome speeches that touch ur soul, happy tears flows like river, hugs, kisses, and kind words were exchanged. For what we thought a day that is going to be just another day, it became the happiest bestest day of our life.

Knowing how much I love black clothing, everyone was asking if my wedding gown would be black. Unfortunately no, from day one Eric knows what he wants. I took months to convince him otherwise, eventually I failed. And on that day I have never been more glad. The look on his face when he saw me walking down the aisle in white is everything I could've hoped for, it was the best thing, it was everything... it was worth it. He is worth wearing white for. :)

Ps: My dress is white, but everything else is black, so, all good guys 

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27 Oct 2016

Edric & Angelica

The Wedding by Paulus

If there’s one advice I can give to couples who are about to get married, it would be this: Before your wedding day, take good care of your health. Take vitamins, get lots of rest, schedule some downtime in between the busyness of preparing your wedding to relax - do whatever it takes to maintain your stamina, because, although you won’t believe it because you’ll be giddy with happiness as your heart soars through the air, you will be tired. Like dog tired.

Weddings, those one-off, biggest events in your lives, are wonderful, but they can also bring you lots of stresses and take a toll on your health if you don’t plan a time-out before the big day. Speaking from experience, he’s what a wedding day in the city looks like: you’ll begin your day much, much earlier than usual - starting with your makeup and dress up, followed by a series of traditional ceremonies before saying “I do” in a Holy Matrimony or other religious ceremonies. Then you’ll mingle with some family and friends who stayed back after the ceremony to congratulate you, followed by a touch-up session for the reception later that day. You’ll sneak in some time to sit down to grab a bite to eat or a large drink if you’re not walking around the venue or getting your pictures taken. Then comes the reception, mingling with guests, more picture taking, a little dancing, more mingling. By the time you would have kicked off your dancing shoes, it would have been close to midnight… Your heart is full and your spirit is soaring even though you might not have any feeling left in your toes. But that’s okay, because the day would be so worth it. 

This is why I encourage you to maintain good health before your wedding day. It will keep you from falling sick right after the wedding so that you can fully enjoy the first few days of your new journey together as husband and wife. 

Don’t neglect your healthy eating habit to resort to some crash diets in the name of losing weight before the wedding. Schedule a break to just unwind and melt away the stresses from the wedding planning. Keep a healthy fitness regime. And meditate on the good things. Stay healthy. 

 

Cheers,

 

Paulus

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20 Oct 2016

Nicholas & Yoscefine

The Wedding by Paulus

A lot can happen in a relationship, but just because you're going through a tough time doesn't mean you're headed for divorce or break-ups. Maybe all you need is some advice that will shed some light into your dark situation.  That’s why, most of the time, it is advised for couples to have advisors in their relationship. But what if the advice worsen the situation instead of healing it?  Despite having the best intentions, not every advice is good. In fact, some can even destroy your relationship. 

For example, people say that: “When you met the right one, you’ll have a long-lasting marriage”.  But that's not necessarily true though, because in reality, marriage is a lot of work. Actually, the right one for you is whoever you choose. Even when you know for sure that this person is the one that God himself had picked out for you, if you don’t fight for your relationship, it will end up to divorce or break-ups too. Be careful who you listen to. They might not be entirely right. 

So, what kind of advice should you listen to? First of all, consider where the advice is coming from. Do the people saying it have your best interests at heart? Are they biased about your situation for any reason? For example, did they make a mistake in a similar situation which is still haunting them? Do they understand you and your situation? Has their advice been helpful in the past? Trust is the key for to listen the advice. So, if you’re not trust the adviser, don’t take it too seriously. 

Secondly, ask yourself this question: “How do I feel about the advice that I’m hearing? Does it feel uncomfortable because the advice is wrong, or because the advice is right?” As a general rule, if you feel stirred up by the advice in some way then there is something useful for you to learn. Give yourself some time to let the advice sink in. Get some distance. If you feel defensive or annoyed, you’ll be able to be more objective after these feelings have faded a little bit. See how the advice looks in the cold light of day. 

If needed, get a second opinion. And a third. And a fourth. Go to a mixture of people you trust, people who know you and care about you and people who have experience of the situation you’re in. Encourage them to be as honest with you as they can be. If lots of people are giving you the same advice, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right, but it does mean it’s worth paying more attention to the advice.

Sorting advice into the “good” and “bad” piles is an art, and we can learn how to get better at this art. It's left to you to know which is good and bad for you. Good thing is not always right, but right choice will determine your future. Make decisions for yourself, but seek counsel from trustworthy people. 

Last but not least, pray for your relationship, because God knows best. He is the best advisor in life. 

 

Sincerely, 

Paulus

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05 Oct 2016

Vincent & Christle

The Wedding by Dre

"A gentle word like a spark of light,

Illuminates my soul

And as each sound goes deeper,

It's YOU that makes me whole

 

There is no corner, no dark place,

YOUR LOVE cannot fill

And if the world starts causing waves,

It's your devotion that makes them still

 

And yes you always speak to me,

In sweet honesty and truth

Your caring heart keeps out the rain,

YOUR LOVE, the ultimate roof

 

So thank you my Love for being there,

For supporting me, my life

I'll do the same for you, you know,

 

My Beautiful, Darling Wife."

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29 Sep 2016
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