Lifestyle: Brides-to-be flock to Indonesia’s wedding fair

(From Jakarta Post)

A wedding fair can be the bride-to-be’s best friend, as long as they know where to go.

Since 2014, the largest web directory for wedding events, bridestory.com, offers a unique experience to help couples find the person that can materialize their idea of a perfect wedding.

Visitors consult with vendors to make their dream wedding come true during the Bridestory Fair at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel in South Jakarta on Friday.

Visitors consult with vendors during the Bridestory Fair at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel on Friday.

Chosen for their craftsmanship and fresh ideas, no fewer than 100 vendors, both well-established and “rising star” companies as well as participants from the Philippines and Singapore, were assembled for the event that lasts until Sunday.

“We have moved the online experience offline, where brides- and grooms-to-be can get ideas of how their weddings would be, meet the right vendors directly and get the best deal while they’re at it,” Bridestory co-founder and CEO Kevin Mintaraga said at the opening day on Friday.

For its first Bridestory Fair at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel in South Jakarta, the organizer gathered vendors grouped into 19 categories – from wedding concept artists, photographers, invitation designers and printing companies to wedding bakeries and florists.

Themed “Contemporary x Classic”, the event venue was arranged to cater to hassle-free window shopping, with wide corridors lined with baby’s breath bushes.

The booths of noted vendors, such as Nefi Décor, Jacky Suharto Photography & Videography, Stupa Caspea and designers Yefta Gunawan, Hian Tjen, Yogie Pratama, Andreas Odang, Didiet Maulana and Auguste Soesastro stood side by side with Singapore’s Kartoe and The Proposal Bridal as well as Indonesian newcomer photography studios Angga Permana, Attipatra and Mono Pictura and invitation designer PoLA Artistry. Read More



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