Lady in Red

Vintage chiffon red Valentino $3050 from The Frock

One-shoulder red chiffon dress by Valentino $4995 from Bergdorf Goodman

Satin dress $218 from edressme


Creative Watermark

The young and talented designer has placed her mark in the Jakarta invitation card designer market. Young Jakartans who are tired of the big names and unsatisfied with their services, now approach Watermark to make their invitations. Not only Watermark brings in fresh approach of invitation designs with unique graphic design skills, they also source different paperies from US and all over. The designer understands her clients' wants and she delivers superb design and quality according to the clients' budget.

images from Yuli, Watermark Fine Paper

Galleria Cards

The Galleria Card girls are so nice and friendly! They design and print the cards themselves so they are very hands-on with their work. They have helped me made several cards for different occasions and also my 'sanjit' (wedding gift exchange) boxes and I'm always very happy with the results.

Pictures from Angie, Galleria Cards Jakarta


Shanghai Tang

A favorite stop in Hong Kong on Pedder St is Shanghai Tang. It has many chinese-inspired modern clothing and I love walking into the traditional custom-make area. It looks quite authentic with rolls of fabrics and of course, the custom cheongsam is for the Tai-tais who can afford their prices. I head its quite well-worth the prices as the tailoring is close to perfect. They have this beautiful wedding cheongsam dress displayed for 3 years and counting... but it will never go out of style. Dare I asked the price tag? Its more than Usd10,000 for sure.

Black & White Affair

pictures from The Wedding magazine

Shades of Purple

Previously when I thought of purple, I thought of Barneys... ugh. But after awhile, lilac color grows on me. Its such a sweet color, close to pink.
My friend, Myrna, featured in the issue, is well-known to love purple and I love how she incorporated the colors in her wedding reception. She made purple a classic color.

Hair raising

What can I say? Indonesians have a flair for drama when it comes to weddings and events. We go over out top for the dress and even our hair!
Here's some beautiful pictures found from Bazaar Wedding Ideas Indonesia.

Hair by Qiqi Franky and dresses from Rusly Tjohnard

A Chinese Wedding

Pictures from Indonesian Bridal magazines - The Wedding and Bazaar Wedding Ideas Indonesia.
The beautiful cheongsam dresses are by Biyan.

There's tutorial included in The Wedding magazine on Tea Ceremony - Te Pai, which I thought is quite useful for some of us who doesn't know the basics...

Exotic Eastern Wedding

Beautiful pictures taken in India by Indonesian photographer - Kay.
All dresses are by local couturiers.
The very intricate and heavily beaded bodice with tulle by Eddy Betty.
White empire dress with gold embroidery by Denny Wirawan.
White chiffon gown from Didi Budiardjo.
Mustard silk gown from Denden Siswanto.

Flapper Bride

I have to say that I really like Bazaar Wedding Ideas Indonesia. I had purchased many countries bridal magazines - US, UK, Australia, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, but yet, it was from Indonesia that I find they have the most dramatic wedding decor.
Here's some flapper-inspired dresses from Biyan (fave local designer!) and House of Irsan


Wedding Theme - Ming Princess

Color combination: blue & white

First, I was transfixed by the invitation card, then I remembered there's this gorgeous gown from Roberto Cavalli, another favorite designer. Oh! How I ogled at the statement, collectors item but yet an impossible dress (but worn on Victoria Beckham). A Chinese-theme party would be perfect for this dress.

1. Dress: Dragon Ming vase inspired dress by Roberto Cavalli Fall05 from style.com
2. Veil: Birdcage veil from Unveiled Bridal Designs
3. Cake: Blue cake with white sugar flowers from Jacques Pastries
4. Jewelry: Sapphire and diamond earrings
5. Invitation: Chinese ceramic inspired design invitation by Ceci In New York
6. Favors: Snuff bottle by Look Sea Enterprise from Alibaba

Wedding Theme - Be a Queen

Color combination: ivory & gold

1. Tiara: Ornate crystal tiara from Sposa Bella Couture
2. Veil: Cathedral length veil with lace by Vera Wang from nymag.com
3. Dress: Satin gown from Anne Queen Bridal (its less than $500?)
4. Bouquet: White and pink roses from Ebony Weddings
5. Cake: Lace cake with sugar flowers and pearls by Bonnie Gordon Cakes.
6. Favors: Faceted heart glass crystal paperweight $9.50ea for 50pcs from Minya USA
7. Flowergirl: 'Caroline' dress from So Sweet Boutique
8. Invitation: Gold scroll $5 by Shadi Cards


Wedding Theme - Princess Bride

Color combination - pastels

Princess brides are romantics and they have planned their wedding since young to Prince Charming. The reception would be like a fairy-tale event.

1. Dress: Ruffle gown with cathedral length tulle veil by Oscar de la Renta from Warren Barron
2. Bouquet: Rose petals with crystal buttonaire from A Memorable Affair
3. Invitation: Boxed hardcover invitation with tassle from Susan Cards (my friend made hers with them and she was very satisfied with their unique designs)
4. Cake: "Queen of Symmetry"Blue royal-ish cake by Margaret Braun
5. Jewelry: Heart-shape 28ct diamond necklace from Graff Diamond
6. Flower girls: Mint tulle petal dress with pink bows from Christina Gowns
7. Inspiration: 1930's movie of Marie Antoinette. Beautiful dresses! I hope I can get to watch this movie! From Little Giselle
8. Favors: Famous Parisian macaroons from Laduree.