I went to Bali this weekend to attend Lili and Michiel’s Wedding Festival in Lovina, Bali. Lili is a good friend who is now currently living in Netherlands. We met at a business trip and we have become friends afterwards. I am very happy that she and Michiel finally tied the knot. They have been together for a few years and they really look happy together. Sometime… I envy her.
I was hesitant to go at the first time just because I did not have friends to go with. Friends that I expected to go together apparently could not make it. In addition, Lovina is very far… it is 3 hours from Denpasar. But then, I decided to book my ticket, accomodation, and transport just three weeks before the wedding day. I am glad that I did it. Any good friend would do the same.
The holly matrimony was done in Cathedral Church in Jakarta, but the Wedding Party (or they called it Wedding Festival) was taken in Villa Budha, a very nice villa in Seririt Area.
Unlike the other wedding, their wedding was rather unique… quirky, but very fun and intimate. It started with a Thanks Giving Mass and Holly Communion.
The it was followed by fun games (yeap… they had “Cracker Eating”, “Put Pencil in Bottle”, “Balloon Dancing”, the kids game which are usually done in Indonesia Independence Day), photo sessions, dinner, speech by maid of honors, and wedding cake cut ceremony.
We also flew 50 Lampions to the sky as the sign of hope and good wishes for the bride and groom. But Lili made this occasion to wish her good friends a special wish, each one of them. Her hope for me is that I will find “the one”. She gave me her flower bouquet for good luck. You know… the one who got the flower bouquet at the wedding will be the next bride. I was so touched and I just couldn’t hold my tears. Being in the wedding always brings out my sentimental feeling, but this kind of hope bursts the feeling out.
Anyway… I had a good time in Lili and Michiel’s wedding. I am so happy for both of them and wishing them lots of joy, happiness, blessings in their marriage life. May they always remember that love is kind, love is patient, love is not easily angered, and love does not keep wrong records. May both of them always remember and keep their wedding vow… till death do us part.
Finally, my one fine weekend in Lovina has just ended. My solo trip was not as lonely as I thought. It was just slightly quiet, with lots of “soul searching me time”. I even managed to go Dolphin Watching by myself the day after the wedding and enjoyed a nice stop at Strawberry Stop in Bedugul.
And… here I am, sitting in Ngurah Rai Airport, waiting for my flight back to Jakarta which is still 3 hours to go.
Bali, Sunday, June 22, 2015.