- Posted on Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Held in the stylish, upscale setting of The Hermitage, Jakarta, Andrew and Ribka’s engagement luncheon was a sophisticated and light-hearted affair. “We wanted lots of natural sunlight since we were doing a film photography shoot, so we decided to hold it in the afternoon,” Ribka reveals.
What was your theme/style/colour palette?
“The theme was “old world romance”, so we included things like candles, candelabras, and crystal crockery to match the venue, which was very classy. For the colour palette, I didn’t decide on black, mauve, and gold right away. I wanted it to be less mainstream and not too feminine because it’s not fair to Andrew, but I know dusty pink had to be included because I have a soft spot for it. In the end, we chose mauve because it matched my dress. And after deciding on black, I tried to incorporate it into other elements, like the invitation, his attire (tie and pocket square), my attire (heels), the cake, and the bouquet.” ~ Ribka
Did you undertake any DIY projects?
“Oh yes! We burned the midnight oil to assemble the invitations one by one and stamp them with wax seals. It didn’t work from the get-go and it took a lot of patience, but it was all worth it. I also DIY-ed the place cards for each guest. Each name was printed on vellum paper and tied to the wedding favour (lollipops).” ~ Ribka
Any tips or advice you can share with other brides and grooms to-be?
“We did a mini photo and interview session before the engagement luncheon with our photographer and videographer. I think this is a very important session since you’ve put so much thought into your attire, hair, and makeup. You don’t look this good everyday, it is your big day, and it only happens once, so surely you want to capture this moment.
The mini photo session allowed us to get proper portraits in poses that we wanted. I looked up specific poses and sent them to the photographer. I think this helped a lot, especially as film photography is for posed portraits and not so much for candid shots. The photographer and I also did a recce around the venue to look for suitable shooting locations beforehand to save time on D-day. All of this planning allowed for a smooth photo session despite the short amount of time we had.
As for the interview session with the videographer, it added a really nice personal touch to the video and made it even more meaningful.” ~ Ribka
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images with us, Andrew and Ribka!
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Number of Guests: 200
Venue: The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta
Photography: Studio June
Bride’s Dress: True Decadence (dress) and Tiffany Liem (dress embellishment)
Bride’s Shoes: Zara
Groom’s Outfit: Burton Menswear Malaysia (suit and vest) and WIT Wear It Too (pocket square)
Groom’s Shoes: Clarks
Hair and Makeup: Ade Ragil Hairdo (hair) and Eva Lovira (makeup)
Décor and Flowers: MyVoilà
Stationery/Paper Goods: Kadatu (wax seal stamp and invitation suite printing), Ever Thine Ever Mine Ever Ours (wax seal stamp and invitation suite design) and Natasha Dian (calligraphy)
Wedding Favours: Kimberandly
Silk Ribbon: Floralchemy
Ring Box: Shmily Box
Cake: Twenty Two Cakes by Savoyet and Co
Concept and Planning: Ever Thine Ever Mine Ever Ours
Entertainment/Emcee: Red Velvet Entertainment (band) and MCM Indonesia (emcee)