I had an opportunity to go to my husband’s coworker’s wedding in November, 2011. My husband was unfortunately out of town for business and could not attend, so our girls and I represented him. Not only was it my very first time to witness an Indonesian wedding reception but our girls were invited to be part of this Indonesian wedding! Needless to say, it was a very special experience for all three of us!
The theme was blue and rock music. The groom is a band guy and plays the guitar, so there were many decorative items and photos that were relative to music and guitar. The portraits were very artistic and professional looking and I could tell that the ideas and designs came from the talented bride. I was just awed by all the interesting and gorgeous portraits displayed at the reception.
The plastic cases with key chain, thermos and name card case are party favor for those who gave the bride and groom gifts. By the time we left, it was late, so there were only name card cases available. My girls wanted the flower key chain, but we were told that they had been all gone. What can we do? Our girls were party animals that night and didn’t want to leave.
I didn’t go around and take photos of the reception as I was busy feeding my two beasts, but also I didn’t think that it was appropriate. That’s why I don’t have a whole lot of photos from the reception, but I can tell you that the food was quite amazing. In Indonesia it is very common to have a buffet style wedding reception and people stand and eat. There was no tables, thus you do not have a table assignment. In some way, it was easier that way with little kids.
The highlight of the night was this.
Prior to this performance, the groom performed a few songs with his band and even a bride sang at the reception. When the band performance was over, the dance music by DJ started and a funky fashion guy and girl who were standing in front of me ran out to the open space in front of the crowd and started dancing. I thought they were guests, so I was shocked and thought “goodness, what a show-off…” As I watch, more people started popping out from the audience and started dancing in front of the crowd. That was the point I realized “the dance is choreographed and these are professional dancers!” I have never heard of them before!
The girls had a blast. I wish my husband was there to see the girls in action at the reception. It was very sweet.