Archive for January 2014

going for kombi

The date is set.

It happened so fast, as I predicted.

And once again, stuffs I am thinking right now are not in order. Just like these pretty vintage Kombi! <3


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Both of us are architects, but none of us is experienced enough in designing cards --- although, I'm one of those human on earth who takes cards-giving-moments seriously. I, myself, fond of typography, although not confidence enough to call myself a pro. I'm an observer and a follower of some blogs who often post and do some workshops in typography and/or graphic designing.

Now that we're in a stage of collecting ideas to do our invitation, we can use our own expertise (a little bit) in designing stuff like this --- though it's two different kinds of design, both in method and approach. I was thinking to match ulos pattern and batik pattern in the invitation. But, let's see how it goes.. I'm still developing on how to match both patterns in one canvas. Personally, it's a good approach to create new pattern and will give a nice little touch to the invitation.

Here are some ideas we like, including the modern fonts for inspiration. We're thinking not to put curved fonts that are oftenly used in wedding invitations, and prefer to use the simpler-fonts instead.


first thing first

I'd almost lost in deciding what to do first. Randomly thinking about the souvenirs at first --- and Yos' mom even brought us to Jogja to choose cheap and unique souvenirs to order in advance. I was thinking that it's better to buy whatever I can buy in the earlier days, so in the end, when I'm too busy doing more important things, the small stuffs is already done and don't have to be taken care of. Then later after that, I realized that I haven't even choose the date and book the building.

First thing first --- not to mention that Jogja's souvenir has been included in the shopping cart --- describing the main picture of the wedding itself:

a. How big will it be
This will affect the invitation, the catering, the building's capacity, and etc. We're not the right persons to decide the amount of people who will be invited, since Indonesian's wedding culture in general is about inviting parents' friends and relatives. So, it's between parents, whether they want it big or small.

b. Date!
We don't know yet the exact date, so we're just estimating the possible months, not even trying to favorite any of the dates or months, the best we can do is roughly know when is the most convenient time for all parties, and then the availability of venues will be the next key point.

c. Looking for venues
Basically, by summarizing what the parents have talked about, I know that there'll be four different events for the wedding: Martumpol (it's Bataknese-Christian ceremony, the event usually takes place in a church), Holy Matrimony, Traditional Wedding Party, and Wedding Reception. The most difficult parties we need to find places for are the Traditional Party and Wedding Reception. I am not really concern about the Traditional Party's venues, since all venues are almost similar, what differ them are the sizes and location. So, as long as the date is confirmed and the price is affordable, we're okay about that.
I'm more concern about the Wedding Reception venue, since it'll be the most money-sucking item. We're now looking for a simple place with lovely traditional touch, need not to be too grand or luxurious, as long as it's big enough for the people and decent enough to decor.

Frankly, in my mind, I'd always want a simple outdoor party with several guests only. I envy the Westerns, since they're more flexible in celebrating their wedding days. I even imagining elopement wedding.. and, still want it though.

d. Color theme
By having four different events, it's more headaches to choose the colors. I'm not gonna choose pink, for sure.. maybe light grey, gold-brown, or ruby green. Since black has already eliminated since day one, so there's no way I can go that direction --- we maybe prefer earthy look for the themes. Have to dig a little bit more to look for more options in colors, and to match with Yos' color skin as well :D

e. Photo
Not gonna have pre-wedding session, that's one thing. I'm more concern for the Actual Day' photoshooting. The most important is holy-matrimony, then after that.. wedding reception, since I believe traditional party has already its own listed-photographers I can choose from.

Five items I can list down for the very first steps, and I know it'll take most of our (everybody's) time to decide what's the best. After the first three items, days will be easier, I guess.



Hello, there.

It's been a yes-and-no project in creating a special blog for a wedding. It's only yesterday when I asked Yos whether we need to create a blog or just create a hardcopy folder for documentation. There are pluses and minuses for a "virtual folder" and a hardcopy folder. So, by having both, I think I'm just being greedy. Ha!

This site is gonna be our stop to keep our preferences and references for our wedding. And also, maybe, to post some thoughts in between the preparation day and the D-day.

.. can't promise that there will be fun journeys included nor nicely written postings, but it's worth a try. Hope, we can go through till the end, and days after that!

~ about us, in short..
I'm not a romantic and girly person, more cynical and "dark" instead,  though, lately, I'm starting to like cooking and buying flowers to decorate my room. I'm not a fan of trend and tend to love old stuffs, that includes music, accessories, clothing, and else.
While Yos is sentimental in feeling, and unique in style and music preferences. He never consider himself as a perfectionist, but actually, he is. He likes black, though he's not against red. He also likes both Korn and Toto, one is a hardcore while the other is funk.

With some clues describing us in person, I have no idea what kind of wedding we're gonna have! What's in my mind is only.. black in color.. which I don't think it's gonna happen in our life - this life or next life or next next life.

Finger-crossing all the way down, hopefully and surely we can make it!