Ange & Steve's Wedding

Big

Our wedding weekend was stressful, yet fun. It was a task trying to coordinate our out-of-town guests and making sure that they have things to keep them entertained during the weekend. The weekend started when the first guest arrived at 10AM on the Friday (they came from all over the world - San Francisco, Taipei, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Hong Kong and Shanghai and therefore arrived at different times). Having to organize my four chauffeurs to rally to and from the airport and to take these guests to their respective hotels is a big task, one which did not end until 9PM that Friday.

We had a reception dinner at Kembang Goela restaurant, a traditional Indonesian food served in a Dutch colonial-style house, then followed with the VIP tables at Dragonfly, one of the 'most happening' clubs in Jakarta (given the club scene in Jakarta - that's a pretty big feat).

On Saturday, we treated our out of town guests to a dimsum lunch at Crystal Jade at Grand Indonesia, subsequent to which the ladies went to the Ritz Carlton Jakarta for a 90-minute spa and manicure / pedicure. The rehearsal dinner on Saturday was a 10-course Chinese banquet for 80 guests at No Signboard Restaurant - guests feasted on mixed bbq appetizer, peking spare ribs, shantung chicken, steamed whole bass with ginger and shallot, and of course the dish that earned this place a spot in the list of 30 dishes worth traveling for, by Travel and Leisure - the Singaporean Chili Crab.

The wedding day started at 5AM, where the bridesmaids and I were driven to Kleo Salon @ Melawai, the brainchild of Susi Turino, bridal make-up artist extraordinaire (no joke - she is the best bridal make-up artist in town and gets booked up a year in advance, despite her steep fee of $1,800). Then a Chinese tea ceremony at my parents' residence started at 10AM, after which lunch is served. Everyone then proceeded to the Chapel of Canisius College for the nuptial mass in the early afternoon. The reception was an affair of 1,200 at the Ballroom of the Dharmawangsa hotel, made beautiful by event decorator Friend & Friends and floral designer Zinnia Emerys. The reception included a live band, open bar, dessert buffet and various action stations serving a variety of Chinese and Indonesian food.

Big
Big
Big
Big
Big
Big
Big

Vendors & Venues Reviews

Emptyprofileicon
Cielo Photography
Jakarta,
Photographers

The best there is out there. We are big on photographers that are able to capture the moment instead of going for the cliche, cheesy and stiff poses. There was no question about it - we did not even look anywhere else and it was a given that we have to go with these guys.

Check out the pics:

http://www.facebook.com/marsio?ref=ts#/album.php?aid=116753&id=11200042193&ref=mf


View Cielo Photography
Emptyprofileicon
Timeless Productions
Jakarta,
Videographers

The missing star is because they didn't end up using the song that we wanted for our Same-Day Edit. We are not big on slo-mos and there was a bit too much of that in our SDE - probably the reason why they weren't able to use Cliffs of Dover (by Eric Johnson) as the song. That being said, everybody loved our video and it really did capture the first half of the day for the guests at the reception to see. The crowd loved it, so did the friends and family who couldn't make it to the wedding.

Below is the link to the HD version of the SDE.

http://vimeo.com/7108865


View Timeless Productions
197962 l
The Dharmawangsa Hotel
Jakarta,
Reception Sites
197962 l
Bimasena Club at the Dharmawangsa Hotel
Jakarta,
Attractions/Entertainment
197982 l
Plaza Senayan
DKI Jakarta, DKI Jakarta
Shopping
197982 l
Senayan City
DKI Jakarta, DKI Jakarta
Shopping
Emptyprofileicon
Kemang District
Jakarta,
Attractions/Entertainment
198788 l
Jalan Surabaya Antique Market
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya
Attractions/Entertainment
198792 l
Cafe Batavia
Jakarta,
Restaurants
198796 l
The National Monument (Tugu Monas / Monumen Nasional)Tower)
Jakarta Pusat,
Attractions/Entertainment
224867 l
The Catholic Chapel of Canisius College
Jakarta,
Ceremony Sites
200514 l
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
East Jakarta City, Jakarta
Attractions/Entertainment
200529 l
Blowfish Kitchen and Bar
South Jakarta,
Attractions/Entertainment
221350 l
Friday Night Debauchery @ Immigrant Night Club
,
Ceremony & Reception
213101 l
Dragonfly
Jakarta,
Attractions/Entertainment

Hottest nightclub in Jakarta, hands down. Go with the bottle service for better privacy since the main area can get really crowded. Awesome mixed crowd, 25+.


View Dragonfly
213102 l
Kembang Goela
Jakarta,
Restaurants
213103 l
Koi
Jakarta,
Restaurants
Emptyprofileicon
Le Meridien Jakarta
Jakarta,
Hotels/Accommodations
Emptyprofileicon
Ascot apartment Jakarta
DKI Jakarta, DKI Jakarta
Hotels/Accommodations
221353 l
The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta
Jakarta,
Ceremony & Reception
221352 l
Saturday Rehearsal Dinner @ No Signboard
Jakarta Capital Region, Jakarta Capital Region
Ceremony & Reception

Try Our Free Wedding Planning Tools

Click on each tool to see a sample.

Sample wedding map small Wedding Map
Sample seating chart small Seating Chart
Sample wedding website small Wedding Website

Create an account to start using these tools and more!

Create An Account

Or try out our world-famous wedding map without registering!
(it works great on mobile phones as well)

Create A Wedding Map