On 5 and 6 October 2019, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta celebrated love with Golden Ballroom Love Story, an exhibition of traditional Indonesian and International wedding.
According to General Manager, Fintan O’Doherty, “It’s the first wedding exhibition ever held in our newly opened and the most shopisticated ballroom in town.” The theme Golden Ballroom Love Story was chosen because it represents the property’s authenticity.
“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 increased dramatically. “Currently, about 90 per cent of weddings held at our establishments are Indonesian traditional weddings. In response, we are aiming to have more diverse theme of weddings like international, Chinese even Indian weddings,” Fintan added.
For the exhibition, the hotel partnered with wedding organizer, Akuwedding. There were 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 10am with a traditional Betawi and Javanese dance, Nandhak Ganjen from Betawi and Peacock Dance from West Java performed by Sanggar Bintang Nusantara on 5 October 2019. The next day had Hengki Kawilarang present a solo fashion show themed Beauty Reincarnation.
“In the fashion show, I presented a nostalgic touch of fashion bridal that, I predict, will return as a trend next year. So the theme is in conjunction with the Golden Ballroom, which was rebuilt and reopened last year,” says Hengki Kawilarang. “They are so regal and elegant,” he added. Sparkle is also an important element in wedding attires.
More than just a bridal fashion presentation, there were a number of inspiring talkshow. Investashe delivered a talkshow about how to manage financial planning for your wedding. Merame Tour and Travel conducted a talk show in how to have a memorable honeymoon tour for newlyweds. Hastana gave advice on how to choose a reliable wedding organizer. Medikaloka launched their Health in a Box campaign while Hijabers Community shared about how to build a lasting marriage, and last but not least, Female Daily delivered a very interesting topic about Do’s and Dont’s before Wedding Day.
Following all talk shows rundown, the Executive Chef The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta, Andry Stefanus held a cooking demo and presented The Sultan’s most favorite stall, Salmon En’Croute. He cooked on stage together with celebrity couple, Haykal Kamil and his wife, Tantri Narimah. The entire audience excitedly followed this cooking demo. Once the salmon is cooked, the F&B team had a food parade so that all visitors can get a chance to taste the famous and most wanted Salmon En’Croute.
Meanwhile in Kudus Area, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta collaborated with LT Pro in hosting a beauty class for bridesmaids, featuring its newly launched super glowing highlighter. As many as 80 participants attended the beauty class.