Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pre Wedding Teaser

I can't wait!!!! *lol* Like I have ever mentioned when I started to write about my preparation that cute pre-wedding is in my list about marriage. So, here we are.. Mr. A and me will have our pre-wedding next week! 
In here I wrote that we didn't choose any vendor for photography from the hotel because we choose from Bali. Our photography is Photo Factory Bali The reason we use this photography simply because the owner has related to Mr. A aka. his sister and brother in law's. So, we are really thankful for this. 
However, we have to go to Bali to have our pre-wedding shoots. The problem is time. Both of us are working and in very different field. I am working in education field which means I don't have what we call annual leave permissions but my holidays are the same with the students terms break schedule. So, we have to match it our free time to mostly my free time. Previously, we chose to have in on mid March. However, at that time, I have a recollection session before my baptism and I had to go to Puncak. Mr. A didn't want to fly to Bali on weekdays. So, we postpone until the next long weekend. We can't do it on June on my next break also because we will have our lessons at church and I might have to go to Solo. So, we decided that May will be perfect time. 

Last week, we got the information about the places and what we will need for our photo shoots next week and last weekend we went to shop what we need to wear. Well, mostly it was Mr. A who shops because I have prepared mine little by little since previous weeks. Luckily, I also have lots of great friends who help me with the dresses. There are stuffs that I ordered also months before for the details I wanna have in our shoots. Here they are. 

I love greens so I request @fun_ocraft to make this for me. lovely!

our toottle from @toottle and save our date pillow from @owlbox

We got our plane tickets already and things we need. We just have to wait..and as for me.. DIET! hehehe. I did my mayo diet on February coz I thought will have the photo shoot on March and for the past few weeks, I ate a lot!. So, I do a light diet since early this week. 

Oh, one more thing, aside from the excitement for a short gate away, I also feel worry about the shoots itself. Both of us are not the type that lovable on camera. *ups* especially Mr. A. Take pictures with him were always a struggle.This pre-wedding pictures also will only outdoors since he doesn't like the formal style. So, I hope, I wish, I pray for that both of us will enjoy it and all is well. :) 


“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –Nora Ephron

Wedding ring? hmmmmmmmmm.......

"A wedding ring is the first link in the chain of family life"_ family quotes

illustration only

A wedding ring is one part of a marriage.  If I recall, Mr. A and I got our wedding ring first far before we knew our wedding date. Yes, it is. I just remembered. And...until today, I haven't seen our wedding ring................... ( >.<) 

How come?

Because we didn't buy it by ourselves. *grin*  It was last year when Mr. A sent me a kakao message to ask my ring size. Well, turned out that his parents aka. my fpiL (read: future parents in law) wanted to try to look for our wedding ring while they were travelling abroad. Just right before they went to airport, his mother asked him the detail. As I remembered, Mr. A asked for his mother ring to measure using his fingers and also asked me about the precise size. Last year Mr. A gave me a ring as my birthday gift, he never asked my size before..he just took the ring that I have wear for years and put it on his fingers to measure and I never measured it ever also until that day. 

So, to cut the story short, his parents bought the rings. According to Mr. A, the ring made of platinum and if the two rings put together, it will form the heart shape. he also mentioned the price and that's all I know. Nothing else. 
Wedding ring actually is a symbol of the marriage for us and not something that I know Mr. A will put on his finger all the time. We might put in on a necklace and wear it with us. I don't mind that we did not choose it by ourselves but I'm really curious with what it looks like!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Vendors

My last post was about in searching of the venue and the difficulties with the vendors. We only choose 4 vendors from the hotel; decoration, entertainment, wedding organizer and the wedding car.

What were your difficulties?
*Sigh* After we got to meet all the chosen vendors from the list given by Bu Santi, we decided just to choose them without trying to meet others vendors anymore because me n Mr.A quite fond with most of them. However, the only one that contacted me was the decoration vendors. I even had made another meeting outside to discuss about the decoration with the owner but the other two were not in touch with me at all. I tried to contact Bu Santi also about that but still no response. I was kinda annoyed already with them. 

What did you do with the difficulties?
So, last Saturday, me, Mr. A and fmiL went to the wedding expo which held by the hotel. Most of all the vendors joined in that expo. We took that opportunity to find all the vendors needed and also tested some food there.

Did you get what you need?
Yes! Finally! The first vendor we approached was the decoration. We chose De Luxe  Design and got the deal with Mr. Ekmal. On my first met with him, he said he will send the sample of the decorations cloth n colors to me so that I can use it as colors idea for my invitation card. However, I have waited for 2 weeks and he didn't send it at all. I was a bit upset at first. But when we met, he gave it to me. I still didn't satisfy with the color given. Since I love green, I would like to have garden theme on my party with summer colors touch. But, the green he gave was to dark. I asked him to change n find me another green. Next, we went to find the entertainment vendor. We chose William and Friends for this. The owner is Mr. William. We choose this vendor just because we have found who suits us for the MC and the singers. At the time, I confirmed to Bu Santi, she said that William was out of country. Then, I guess he just forgot to contact me. We settled there and he sent the confirmation letter at that day also to me. The main problem is the wedding organizer. *grumpy*

this decoration was from the vendor we chose during the wedding expo

What about it??
When I discussed about my preparation with my friend, Dewi, she kept forcing me to make sure this vendor to be chosen first above all aside the invitations. She said WO will be a big helper to the groom and bride to be before and on the D-day. At first we chose De Coktail Organizer and dealt with Ci Lala. On our first meeting aka.the vendors presentation moment, she helped out a lot and suggested some stuffs, she also said will send the email about that day meeting and bla bla bla. A week from that I chatted her via Kakao Talk and she replied that I have to confirm to Bu Santi first so she can make the confirmation letter and stuffs like that to proceed. So, I contacted Bu Santi and confirmed all the vendors and waited. According to my friends, the vendors that supposed to contact the clients and discussed it. I got nothing in few weeks. I chatted her again in Kakao Talk but she never replied. So, I thought will be able to meet her on the wedding expo but she didn't join also. Bu Santi has tried to reach her also but can't get through her. So, she asked Mr. William to talk about the organizer to me and Mr. A. We just figured out that the company name is William and Friends Entertainment and Organizer. So, to cut it short, we chose the same vendor as the entertainment as well. We think it will be easier to deal with and have meeting also. We also got to choose our wedding car that day. I can say, it's a wrap! ^^

What about the souvenirs and invitations? bridal? photography? Wedding cake?
Well, for bridal and photography we will get from Bali and about the souvenir and invitations, I was thinking to ask my friend who owns @little_secret_hampers to make it at first. However, at the end we changed the decision for the souvenirs and invitations since my friend is quite busy with her orders. We chose Adel's Card for it. We went to the Wedding Expo in PRJ last month. For wedding cake also, I was thinking to ask my friend to make it. But it will be difficult for her I guess, So on the same expo last month, we got out wedding cake from Kopaka. Since, the wedding cake might only be a display, we prefer the taste to the design. My fmiL suggested this cake since the first wedding expo, but we postpone to choose it. 

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. 
Martin Luther

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Venue

I never had a dream wedding ever since I was young. For me, wedding is more to have a cute pre wedding pictures, a holy holy matrimony and a mind blowing honey moon to start a marriage life. It was never about the party for me. The other thing again is that Mr. A and I was never really enjoy coming to a wedding party. In Jakarta, most likely the wedding parties are the same thing. We ever said that we don't want to have that ordinary wedding. 

But.. saying is easier that make it real. No matter how much we want a different one, but our parents say the other way around. 

My "fmil" (read: future mom in law) got several dates from the counting. But only two dates that will be on weekends. Actually, our dating date is included in those several dates she got. However, it will be on Tuesday this year. *sob*  I thought, it will be great if we can have it the same date. Okay, to cut the story short, we finally chose one date and next step we did was looking for the venue for the wedding party.We went to a wedding expo at the end of the year last year at JCC. For the venue, my "fmil" has her favorite place. She only has limited choices only, either Sun City, Peninsula Hotel, Novotel Hotel or Pullman Hotel. We got to check 2 venues on the expo and soon she made up her mind on one place. However, we didn't get the deal at the expo, We went to the hotel to make the deal there. We chose Peninsula Hotel and we dealt with Ibu Santi. 

The hotel offers quite expensive package but all in. It was around three hundred million more at first, but we cut down a lot from the package and leave 4 vendors only we want to take from the hotel. We only need decoration, wedding organizer, wedding car and entertainment. It is still around 250 million left. we don't need wedding ring, honeymoon package, bridal, wedding cake, wedding invitation and souvenirs and also photography from the package. I will explain more why later on.

At first, I was ease down since I thought we won't need much things to do anymore. But I was wrong. It all started after we met the vendors. On early February, Mr. A asked me to make planner calendar until our D-day so that we won't forget to lose the track about what we need to finish or do on months until our D-day. So, in the schedule, we didn't choose any vendors yet until CNY over. On early March, we met all of the vendors at the hotel. The story about the other vendors will be on other post. However, so far I heard a lot plus and minus about the venue but it is still okay with me. The problem is the dealing with the vendors is not as smooth as I thought. The person who dealt with us also seems like too busy to give full information and if we didn't ask, she won't say a word. I can understand that she might meet a lot of bride-to-be also. But, so far I can't see the professionalism. But, I still give a shot. My D day still 212 days from now. I believe that we will make it work soon. 

Wish us luck.....May our good karma bless us. ^^

Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Wedding Teaser

As i told one the other post that I'm 'finally' will get married this year, I am thinking to write about my preparations moments here. ^^
Let's start with the moment we finally talked about it. Actually, we have talked about it two years ago, but apparently, Mr. A wasn't really ready yet at that time and every time we discussed about it, we got into a fight. At first, I thought I was ready also, but then I got a cold feet as well. After that, I decided to not discuse it at all until he is ready to do it.
The time has come. But when he finally talked to his mom, we still have to wait some time to finally got to choose the date. Some time means months. Why we have to wait? well, it is because we need to count our birth dates to get a good day to be married.  
so, we just have less than a year since we got the date now. 

"Two souls but one single thought. Two hearts that beat as one." -John Keats

Got the date 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Beberapa bulan belakangan ini, ada 2 tambahan yang suka saya beli yaitu make up dan skin care. *sigh*

Berawal ntah darimana tapi hampir setahun belakangan ini koleksi perlengkapan make up saya bertambah banyak.Mungkin setelah Instagram penuh dengan online shop iklanin ol shop lain.. ;( 

Kalau dulu (baca: 2 tahun lalu) Cuma modal bb cream dan eye liner only sekarang merajalela, hampir semuanya lengkap mulai dari primer, pore eraser, pensil alis eye liner berbagai warna, eyeshadows, blush on, lipstick, lip tint, lip balm, bb cream, liquid foundation,bedak, bronzer, highlighter, bulu mata palsu sampai setting spray. (-.- ) Bahkan tempat make up saya pun menjadi berkembang biak. Seingat saya semua bermula dari keinginan mengisi alis yang kosong krn dicukur pas make up pesta akhirnya satu berkembang ke hal lainnya. Awalnya cm mau fokus ke mata tp lama2 menjadi satu muka deh. Here I share what I have.

pardon for the messy table
this is my very last purchased. Love it!

Semua perlengkapan itu cukup yang saya butuhkan saja kecuali untuk eye liner dan lipstick yang sepertinya berlebihan dan termasuk jarang dipakai kecuali weekends dan dating. Untuk membeli satu produk yang saya butuhan, biasanya saya cukup lama survey aka.googling. Ada pula yang karena liat review dari teman. So far, favorite item saya adalah Cover Girl liquid foundation dan NYX retractable eye liner sebagai bagian penting dalam basic look saat weekend. ^^ Hampir semuanya saya beli online di instagram atau website langganan saya. Beberapa tempat favourite belanja saya adalah di, IG: preorderbymimo, beautyglowing, doublesweet13 dan boxofbeauty

Hal lain yang saya suka beli online adalah produk skin care. Saya sedang sangat menyukai produk-produk dari @thebathbox karena organic dan melembabkan kulitku sepanjang hari. Sabunnya sangat recommended, even my boyfriend, who has super dry n sensitive skin, agrees and become one of the regular customer here. Untuk perawatan muka saya pecinta produk OLAY karena saya merasa yang paling memberikan efek dan hasil adalah produk itu. Kulitku termasuk berminyak dan kombinasi dan sensitif. Semasa remeja, saya memiliki kulit super berjerawat dan tidak bisa menggunakan obat bebas di pasaran. Harus ke dokter. Beruntung setelah satu dan lain hal sejak berusia 20an, kulit saya cukup bisa menolerir beberapa produk bebas yaitu Olay dan Clean and Clear. Kemudian, saya mulai tertarik dengan menggunakan toner, cleansing oil, moisturizer, serum, cream day and night. Awalnya karena kpopbeauty owner yang saya baca blog nya disini dan review2 produk2 korea yang digunakannya membuat saya penasaran. Lama-lama saya mulai banyak googling dan search2. Sehingga akhirnya sekarang saya pengguna setia toner skinfood apple pore, day cream dan eye cream OLAY, sedang treatment dengan serum and cream c20 kemudian sedang mencoba tester cleansing oil shu emura untuk membersihkan make up. Untuk tester ini saya beli di bebehaven karena harga original sizenya cukup pricey (-.- ) dipikirkan lah untuk menggunakan lebih lanjut ^^ Btw, saya sedang mencari eye serum nih, mengingat usia sudah merangkak naik terus. So far masih belum menemukan yang reviewnya cocok di hati. Ada yang punya informasi tentang serum yang digunakan? Could help to share to me. 

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth
Friedrich von Schiller

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hello 2015! *basibanget*

It's March already and I just posted one last year. Tak terasa 2014 sudah berlalu lagi dan selalu gagal memposting disini karena alasan yang sama yaitu malas dan tidak ada waktu. Akhirnya waktupun berlalu begitu saja. >.<

Well, tahun ini saya berencan memposting banyak hal. Diantaranya lanjutan dari my guilty pleasure yang stuck di tahun 2013. You can read it here #2 and #1. Kemudian ada rencana lain yang mau saya post yaitu.... my wedding preparation. Yes, finally! lol ya setelah menunggu tanggal dll akhirnya kita siap melangkah ke jenjang berikutnya. Sejak dapat tanggal, waktu kita kurang dari 1 tahun. I am quite excited to share. But let me have my spare time first.

Anyway, di sekolah tempat saya mengajar sekarang memasuki Term akhir dalam tahun ajaran ini dan waktu yg tersisa sampai Juni itu sangaaaaaat mepet dan banyak hal yang harus dikerjakan. So, semoga saja disela-sela itu masih bisa untuk mengupdate ini dan itu disini. ^^