Archive for February 2014

sweat the small things (part I)

There are hundreds of small things that we might miss during the wedding preparation; and only being realized when it comes closer to the D-day. I'd prefer not to and sweat all the small things in the earlier stages.

One of the small things is a wedding guest book.

Since day 1, I've decided to buy several small things from Etsy.  It's been a trusted site for unique items that we rarely find from other places; and I've listed down several items from there (from some different sellers). Well, you know, too many pretty things makes me indecisive.

Shop: Bella Puzzles 

What do you think?


talking about woven..

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Being a Bataknese means wearing a songket in most of the traditional events - not a fan of songket, though. I know that it's important for the parents to wear songket in this big occasion (their children's wedding day), so it's un-debatable to choose one and wear it on the D-day. I am no expert in choosing songket, since for me it feels more "old people" textile.. so I will let them choose for me (finger-crossed, they would choose less gold thread for me - which I already doubt it from the first second I said it).

I proposed to wear non-songket for the engagement ceremony (martumpol - in Bataknese) and for the reception. My mother agreed for the engagement, but still disagree for me not wearing songket in reception. I will give my best reason for not wearing a songket in reception.. let's see how it goes. And yes, I'm that stubborn.

Furthermore, Yos' mom has given me a songket (limasan from Palembang) and a troso woven silk (from Jepara)  for the engagement.

 Songket (Limasan)

Troso woven

Surprisingly, I kinda like the songket limasan. Like I said before.. I don't like a lot of gold thread in a songket --- limasan has much less of gold thread which exposed the beauty of the textile's pattern itself.

And the troso woven is just so pretty! Grey silvery color, with the simplicity of the appearance. Yos said he likes the troso (--- well, you know.. we're fans of dark colors), and I do so. It's not so busy being the center of attention, it has the beauty of humble pattern and character. Sorry, I'm not so good in describing these.

I will look at these two pretty things more closely, while considering the color of my kebaya later. :)

One more thing is almost settle.. and the third month of the year 2014 is coming soon. Oh, time flies!



this is the view of our offline journal. just started few days ago, only because i have an extra cute notebook and yos suggested to file all the payment receipt and/or order that have been made.

the notebook cover is so lovely, wooden look. even the back cover are also printed with sketches. 

*i ordered this via



Rather than worrying about the wedding dress or whatsoever, I am combating with my head in choosing the right font for the invitation. Irrelevant, you think, perhaps. But this font thingy is kinda interesting to involved with.

(We're such a lucky couple, by living far for home, all the necessary things for the wedding was being held by the parents of ours (i.e.: wedding venues and catering). We handle small things which are less urgent, including the wedding invitation design.)

After some discussions, we agreed for several options for the theme, styles, and color scheme. And with references we found in the internet, more or less we know what we want. Simple design, for sure. Yos got his part, sketching. I got my part, searching for suitable fonts. And as usual, looking for a font is not a difficult task, but also not as easy as it sounds. In the beginning of searching, usually, I feel interested with the free fonts available in the internet; but after 10 or 15 minutes I start to get sick of it. Haha, sorry for that.

Below are several fonts I've successfully downloaded, some are just a trial because its good preview, and some are might be included in our list of options. Happy downloading!