“Golden Ballroom Love Story” an exhibition of traditional Indonesian and International wedding exhibition presented by The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta on 5th – 6th October 2019. “It’s the first wedding exhibition ever held in a our newly opened and the most shopisticated ballroom in town,” Fintan O’Doherty, General Manager he Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta said. The theme, “Golden Ballroom Love Story” choosen because it represents the property authentically.

“The theme is in line with Indonesian traditional and International weddings that we highlight in this exhibition,” Fintan continued. According to Fintan, in the past a year since the new Golden Ballroom opened on July 2018, demand for  weddings has steeply increased. “Currently, about 90 percent of weddings held at our establishments are Indonesian traditional weddings so we have target to have more different theme of weddings like international, Chinese even Indian weddings,” Fintan said.

For the exhibition, the hotel partners with wedding organizer, Akuwedding. There was around 50 wedding vendors at the exhibition, including bridal houses, photographers, wedding decorators, prewedding photo service, invitation printing, jewelery, medical clinic providers and many more.

Bridal Shows, Inspiring Talkshow, Cooking Demo and Beauty Class

The wedding exhibition opened at 10 am with a traditional Betawi and Javanese dance, “Nandhak Ganjen” from Betawi and “Peacock Dance” from West Java performed by Sanggar Bintang Nusantara on 5th October 2019. On next day, Hengki Kawilarang presented a solo fashion show themed “Beauty Reincarnation.”

“In the fashion show, I presented nostalgic touch of fashion bridal that return as trend next year, as i predict. So the theme is match with Golden Ballroom that has been rebuild and reopened last year” said Heng Kawilarang.” They are so regal and elegant,” he said. Sparkle is also an important element in wedding attires.

“In this fashion show, all our wedding attires was richly adorned with sequins and crystals,” Hengki said. “A lot of bling is usually preferred for both Indonesian and International weddings.”

Not only bridal fashion presentation, there was quite alot inspiring talkshow. Investashe delivered talkshow about how to manage financial planning for your wedding.  Merame Tour and Travel conducted talk show in how to have a memorable honeymoon tour for newlyweds. Hastana gave advice on how to choose a reliable wedding organizer all couples who attend this exhibition. Medikaloka launched their “health in a box” campaign, Hijabers Community shared about how to build great marriage last but not least Female Daily had very interesting topic on “Do’s and Dont’s before wedding day”.

Following all talk shows rundown, Executive Chef The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta, Andry Steafnus had cooking demo, presented The Sultan’s most favorite stall, Salmon En’Croute. He cooked on stage together with a celebrity couple, Haykal Kamil and his wife, Tantri Narimah. It was full house audience watched this cooking demo. Once the salmon is cooked, Food and Beverage team had food parade to all visitor so they can taste the famous and most wanted Salmon En’Croute.

Meanwhile in Kudus Area, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta in collaboration with LT Pro held beauty class for brides maids featuring its newly launched super glowing highlighter. It also full house beauty class attended by 80 participants.

Grand Prizes

The raffle prize winners revealed on 6 October 2019, when couples stand a chance to win exciting prizes such as honeymoon staycation to Bangkok Thailand from Merame Tour & Travel and sister hotels of The Sultan in Bandung, Surabaya & Makasar. Another grand prizes are free pre-marital check up & medical consultation from Medikaloka, beautiful wedding rings from Jewellry Anda also skin care packages from SLVR Clinic.About The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta.

About Akuwedding

Akuwedding is a part of Akusara Group that run wedding planner and organizer, by providing end to end wedding needs for bride & groom. As the co-founder is a celebrity couple Ayudia Bing Slamet and Ditto Percussion, Akuwedding is targeting young and modern lovers. Based on their experience and commitment, Akuwedding always ready to plan or organize every couple moment to be the most unforgettable moment.