“Javanese Traditional Wedding of Mixed Nationalities in Bali”
Photographers: Andre & Christine
Irna & Matteo, two free souls who are destined to be together. Irna is from Indonesia, Matteo is from Italy. When you’re around this couple, there’s always so much laughter. They are seriously so fun & carefree. The love of travelling and wanderlust had brought them meet each other in Russia…a foreign land far far away from their home countries. From a casual chat when they were at the Red Square Moscow, they became travel buddies soon after. They also traveled to Kyrgyzstan together and they got more attracted to each other and fell in love since then. Their relationship became more solid as they continued exploring the world together and have many many adventures together.
Matteo proposed 3 times to Irna. The first one was very casual and just a random “Let’s get married” that caught Irna off guard so she replied with “Are you sure?”, Matteo replied “Yeah”, and Irna was like “No, I want a sapphire ring. But yes.”
The second one was on the rooftop with a beautiful sunset view in Bali. This time was a bit more romantic, Matteo asked with a classic “Will you marry me?” in an awkward way and Irna just laughed because it was too funny but she still said “Yes”.
And finally, for the third time Matteo proposed to Irna. This time with a ring in his hand, a sapphire ring that he purposely went to Myanmar to find. Irna told us that she asked for a ring not to be materialistic, but just to test him if he was really being serious, and he really did it. So that third proposal made Irna teared up with happiness.
When we asked what made them decide to get married, the answer is because they just want to live this life together, no other reasons..as simple as that. And I think THAT is the ultimate answer. Like seriously, what is more beautiful than wanting each other and to be together in life? That simple answer explains everything that really matters in a marriage, I love that.