MC STORY : VERY FIRST INTIMATE WEDDING ENGAGEMENT AT MUSEUM MACAN

Who doesn’t know Museum Macan? The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara.

Surely most Jakarta people and art enthusiast know about this New Iconic Art Space. This Museum has been a great platform to showcase National artworks and International artworks like Yayoi Kusama.

I visited Yayoi Kusama’s art exhibition back in National Gallery Singapore, and it was awesome. When i came to know that Jakarta will hold the same exhibition, i was a little skeptical. thinking that it may not be as great as the one in Singapore. But Museum Macan surprised me big time! Lovely minimalist interior with high ceiling, sun rays that penetrates through the glasses makes the space even more beautiful. Kudos to MET Studio Design (London) who turned Museum Macan to be the first modern and  contemporary museum in Jakarta with International Standard.

Fast forward to few months after Yayoi.

I remember it was Friday night, when Ko Samuel from Riviera Jakarta asked me if im available to MC a wedding engagement in Museum Macan around this particular date. I was in shocked and asked him if we can do that in Museum Macan?

Apparently it was the first time for all the vendors too, to be in Museum Macan for work.  I was very excited, cause i love the place, for me Museum Macam have some MET Gala Vibes. Haha.. Ok, i was imaging to far that time since i need to meet the client first, and see if they are good with me.

PS : i normally will set a meeting with all my future clients, just have some chit-chat and let them get to know me better, and vice versa. so they will know if my personality can match their event and expectations.

Right after Ko samuel told me,  i received a message from the client, and we set up the meeting date. The first meeting had to be rescheduled, cause the bride-to-be had some urgent errands to do. and we rescheduled for another date.

I was ready for the meeting the night before, set 2 alarms since we agreed to meet in the morning. But unfortunately, i was late by 45 mins. Cause of the cough and flu that i was having. Luckily the bride-to-be is a very kind person, she said she’ll wait. I came and apologise to her and explained that i was very drowsy because of the medicine. After that We chatted for awhile that day, asked what the engagement event would be like, the guests age group, etc etc. *to think of it again, it wouldnt be the same now, no one would like to see us in the future if we have any cough and flu..

I felt so bad right after she left, and texted ko Sam that i came late and i was in bad shape because of the cough and flu, and it’s oke if the bride-to-be decided to let me go. cause i thought i had a bad first impression. haha.. But thank God, at the end the kind bride-to-be decided to engage me for the event.

Months after that, we got to gather for the technical meeting. We Got the know more of Bianca & Shaun and their family, and noticed that they have a sweet and supporting big  families, and a kind host to every vendors.

Finally, The wedding engagement that we’ve been waiting has arrived. The wedding organizer have to work extra on that day, cause it’s not a normal place to hold a party. They have to be extra careful with all the art pieces and all others things too, like how to handle the kitchen, since the building is not designed for that, and many other things that i’m not quite sure with.

They decor team has set the place beautifully that day and have to be careful with a lot of things too. It was just an exciting moment for all of us i guess. I came 2 hours early prior to the event, and saw the family and friends were practicing for the surprise performance. Like many other events, i cant wait to see the reaction of the bride and groom.

When the event started, i saw how excited their big family are, and how happy Bianca & Shaun are as they marched in, followed by the warm welcome speech of Bianca’s dad and toast for the bride and groom to be. The rest of the night was a night of celebration and a night to remember. A very intimate party where Bianca’s mom and friends contribute lovely songs to the couple, where at the end of the day everyone is singing together in harmony, and everyone seemed to enjoy the celebration.

The father and daughter dance was so touching as well, as i can see some tears fell to the ground, and how romantic the dance between Bianca and Shaun afterward. and, finally my favorite time has come. The surprise for the bride and groom to be! haha

It was a simple surprise, but i can see how genuine the family and the friends are to make that day memorable to Bianca & Shaun. Two of them was smiling ears to ears to for the whole performance and ended the dinner with dancing with the whole family and friends. Indeed such a night to remember ❤

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Venue : @museummacan // Organized by : @rivierajakarta @rivieraeventorganizer
Decoration : @thebloomingbuds// Hand bouquet : @fleuricadesigns
Invitation : @maisonpaperie// Photos : @derai.studio @reynaldotjandra
Videos : @thebroompictures// Wedding Cake : @amecakery// MUA Bride : @tirzavania
Hairdo Bride : @jeffrywellyhair// Wedding Gown : @sebastiangunawanofficial
Souvenir : @bloomgift.id// Entertainment : @kevinwidaya// Catering : @cassiskitchen
Sound system, Lighting, &LED DJ stage : @akusewa// Photobooth : @lolphotobooth.co
Usheratte : @stilettopagarayu// MC : @jenita.darmento

MC STORY : The Miracle Wedding of Christian & Vanie

Many people asked me, which one is your most favorite or most memorable wedding reception by far? To be honest, i cant answer one, because each wedding hold their own beautiful story. Apart from the lovely venue and decor, the stunning dresses and the euphoria of the event, for me as a Wedding MC, the story of the bride & groom themselves and the presence of their loved ones are more important to make a wedding day meaningful and memorable.

This time, let me share with you the Miracle Wedding of Christian & Vanie. One of my most memorable wedding as a Wedding MC.

It was a sunny day when i reached Bali in early December 2017. I remember i went straight to the wedding venue for the Technical Meeting right after i landed. Well, usually i don’t normally go for technical meeting in Bali, not because i dont want to, but because the time doesnt really permit and often clash with the flight time. But since the venue was’t really far from the place that i stayed, so i dropped by and joined the Technical Meeting.

*FYI, i will always come for Technical Meeting in Jakarta. If the timing doesnt not match, i will arrange to meet up with the couple and the Wedding Organizer separately. Why? Because i want to know the bride & groom personally, i want to be friends with them and the organizer. So when i MC their event, i can feel that i’m celebrating my friend’s big day too!

Anyway, let’s continue our story. The TM went well, and Vanie (the bride to be) asked me to pray for the weather too. I was like, ‘Chill babe, it’s super sunny, and the organizer said it’s been sunny the whole week’

So i went back to my villa, enjoyed a plate of Nasi Babi Guling and get some rest for the big day tomorrow.

To my surprised, i was awakened by a big thunder. And the first thing came to my mind was, ‘Oh God, please stop the rain for Christian & Vanie’, and i went back to sleep. When i woke up again, it was drizzling, and still drizzling when i have to go to the venue at 2-ish.

The first thing i did when i arrived was to enter Vanie’s room and said hello!

J : Van, you look so stunning!

V : Thank you Jend. How’s outside is it still raining?

J : Yeah, still drizzling, but dont worry, we still have 3 more hours to go!

V : Please help us to pray ya Jend! I even closed my curtain so i wont see the rain. So frustrating =(

J : Do you engage ‘pawang hujan’ / rain handler (someone who could stop the rain) ?

V : We did not. We asked them what do they do in order to stop the rain? The ‘Pawang’ said, we pray.
So, if he can only pray, why do we have to pay more for something that we can do too? 

*i was some moved by their faith btw! not many couple or family will risk their big day.

J : True, we can prayy too! we have Jesus. Let’s pray & cheer up! We still have time..

And i went downstairs to get my make up done.

Almost 2 hours later, the rain still pours, i was still optimistic, but had doubt as well. Since the deco people need to stop and cover all the tables, i was thinking, if the rain stopped on time, will they have enough time to decorate all the tables?

Right after im done with my make up, i went up again. This time i went to visit Christian, and to have my pre-dinner in his villa, since all the food was there. I chatted with Christian & his 3 bestman, they were concerned as well, but still optimistic & hoped for the best too.

Not long after that the photographer came in and did some photoshoot with them, and suddenly the organizer knocked the door and asked Christian to come to prepare for something. I was like, OMG it’s almost holy matrimony time and it’s still drizzling.

When i have that thought. there’s another knocked on the door. It’s the bridesmaids!

One of them said : Hi All, are you guys busy? If not, would you three come with us to pray together? Some of Christian & Vanie’s friends are already downstairs. We will pray for the rain to stop. 

I was like, Awww.. such a sweet friendship. They dont complain about the situation but pray about it. I’m so moved once again. 

and so, The bestman went down, i finished my meals, and fix my cue-cards while waiting for my MC partner to come.. and it was still drizzling.

When i went down, all the families have lined up for the Holy Matrimony procession. I asked the organizer, ‘Can we wait a bit more?’

The organizer said, ‘We cant, we are so late already, The show must go on’

and amazing thing start to happen..

It was still raining when the event started, but when the family walked in and the praise and worship starts, the rain slowly begin to stop.

I finally joined the Holy Matrimony & sit at the back, and it was one the craziest moment of my life. i looked up to the sky, and it’s a BRIGHT sky up there. But when i looked straight far in front, back, left and right, we are surrounded by BIG BLACK CLOUD.

the only bright place is that villa! 

SUMPAH ANEH BANGET! Bentuk villa-nya kotak, dan cuman di kotak persegi itu terangnya!

and so, everyone was happy! The holy matrimony went well, the reception went well too! and another weird thing is happening.

When me and my partner about to close the event, suddenly i felt something dripping on my cue-card. I signal the bride & groom and my partner to wrap up soon right after.

and when we said THANK YOU for the LAST TIME, it started to rain. and five minutes after we ended, the rain started to pour heavily again.

I was like. THIS IS SUPER CRAZY! THE RAIN STOPPED JUST WITHIN THAT TIME-FRAME. If it’s NOT Miracle Wedding, then i dont know what is?

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MC – JENITA DARMENTO  // MC Partner – RONNY HERESKY // Venue – VILLA PHALOSA 
Wedding Organiser & Decor – ITS TRUE WEDDING // Photography – APEL PHOTOGRAPHYBride’s Dress – LYNPRISMAGARMENT // Groom’s Suit – ASSEMBLE SG // Bride’s MUA – CATLEYA DEA // Wedding Cake – SUGAR LEGACY BALI // Calligraphy – BASANTARA LETTERS 

 

Update Hidup 2

Udah lama yahh ga update hidup.. hehe.. since ini tahun yg baru, gw awalin dngn mengucap syukur dulu deh.. hehe

eMCee Jobs

Pertama2 gw mau thank you sama semua couple, yg udah percayain event paling penting dr hidup mereka ke gw. haha.. Gw start emcee2 gini belom lama.. baru di mulai tahun kemarin, tahun 2014.. sebenernya it start out 2 years ago, when one of my elder in the church was getting married.. trus cari2 emcee gt.. ehh, temen gw bilang ke orng itu untuk coba approach gw aja. Gw emang suka emcee2 acara non-formal gt sih di greja.. cuman kalo acara formal, gw belom ada pengalaman waktu ituu. Akhirnya gw pun mencoba emcee sama one of my friend. and it turned out good (at least). haha.

Waktu itu sih ga bercita2 jadi wedding mc.. sampe not long after that, gw dpt job mc lagi dari cici greja yg gw mc-in waktu itu.. and thank God juga, all turned out very well.. sempet deg2an bngt, karena gw ga kenal sama couple.nya sama sekali. beneran ga tau mrk orng.nya gimana, mau acaranya kyk gimana, dan ga kenal juga sama partner mc.nya waktu itu. wahh deg2an deh pokoknya..

Sampai suatu saat gw pun ngobrol2 sama 1 orng, dia bilang, coba-in aja jadi freelance.. since so far feedback.nya oke kok.. Yaudah deh, setelah itu gw kadang2 advertise diri gw sendiri ke temen2 yg lain. well, ga advertise sampe gimana sih.. cuman ngomong2 biasa aja gt; Kayak, ‘Kalo ada wedding-an. boleh nih.. voto prewed sama Bern, EO-nya si Andri (EO terhandal yg gw kenal saat ini), Yg nyanyi Manda (temen gw dngn suara emas), trus MC-nya gw. hahaha..’ yah gt2 aja sihh.. *kalo di pikir2 sbenernya gw sama temen2 bisa bngn nih bikin Wedding Organizer di singapore. haha*

Tapi yah wedding kan musiman yahh.. di awal tahun sih gw ga ada job apa2 sama skali.. sempet mikir sihh. apa salah yah advertise2 diri sendiri. kan malu gt, udah iklan2 ga ada juga yg pake. hahaha.. akhirnya gw mulai tone down dan serahin aja deh sama Tuhan maunya gw gimana.. Dan pas gw slesai doa gt.. beberapa minggu kemudian, gw lngsung close 4 deals mc.. emang berkat tuhan ga kemana yahh. hoho.. jadi sekali lagi, trima kasih for all the couples.. hehe. hopefully more to come this year.. =)

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Ngomong2 berkat Tuhan, minggu lalu gw baru dapet berkat lagi nihh..

Jadi gw ke wedding temen di jakarta.. dia tuh temen sekelas gw dulu selama 3 tahun berturut2.. basically gw ga pernah punya classmates baru selama 3 tahun itu, karena kelas kita di khusus-kan untuk O-level program.. O-level itu tuh kyk secondary school di luar negri. jadi once elo slesai O-level (pas SMA 2), elo udah bisa lngsung kuliah di luar negri tanpa UAN UAS. Yah karena 3 tahun sekelas terus.. otomatis kita semua jadi dket bngt.. jadi pada bela2in deh pas doi kmrn married.. First Groom of the class gt lohh.. haha..

Pas sang mempelai turun ke bawah untuk bagi2 kue (mingle time), gw dapet kue.nya itu.. dan ternyata, kue itu diperuntukan untuk main game.. jadi semua yg dapet kue, harus naik ke atas untuk main tebak2ann.. gw sih kemarin ga gt mikirin hadiah.nya.. lebih mikir seneng bngt ketemu Choky Sitohang yg jadi mc di hari itu.. jadi pas main game tuh dket bngt kan sama si choky.. yg ada gw salting gt di panggung saking liat dia yg begitu charming. haha..

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intinya pas main tebak2an, gw berhasil menjawab pertanyaan dngn benar; walopun sbenernya jawabannya juga di kode sama temen gw sih.. haha.. tapi since yg bermain gw, jadilah gw yg dpt Samsung Galaxy Tab S.. Makasih Tuhan bngt buat berkatnya.. soalnya gw ga punya Ipad atau semacam.nya juga.. hehe.

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*all grown up* actually voto yg lucu2 bnyk. tapi gw pajang yg ini aja deh.. lebih decent untuk di kasih liat kyk.nya. haha. yg lain bnyk yg unglam. muahahha.

The Interview

Bukan mau ngomongin Film yg lagi heboh saat ini. cuman mau update kalo minggu lalu, gw interview dngn salah satu news channel di Indonesia, yg HR.nya ternyata pernah jadi artis ibukota *oke itu ga penting* haha..

gw ngelamar jadi news anchor dan sejenis.nyaa.. cuman doi bilang gw ga ada pengalaman di berita.. jadi gw harus start dr zero bngt, dan harus mengawali interview gw dngn psiko test.. Gw ga pernah psiko test sebelum.nya.. dan jarang bngt yg ada-in psiko test di singapore.. jadi pas ngerjain yah agak canggung2 gt dehh.. kyk test IQ pas jaman SMA. hehe. abis psiko test, gw lngsung interview sama mba HR.. dan itu adalah interview terlama gw.. 1 jam lebih dongg. haha.. inti interview.nya sih si HR nawarin gw 2 pekerjaan.. yg 1 jadi di department news.. yg 1 di department marcomm.. Dia nawarin gw di dept marcomm, karena dia ngelihat karakter gw kyknya mungkin lebih cocok di marcomm drpd di news.. yg sebenernya jadi buat gw galauu bngt.. sbenernya gw ini lebih bisa.nya dimana.. haha..

kedua lowongan itu menarik hati gw bngt sih.. since gw emang mau kerja di broadcasting dan sejenisnya kann.. tapi stelah ngobrol sama bonyok. mrk kurang setuju gt gw kerja di media indo.. =(

Well, emang sih dari segi welfare dan gaji, singapore punya emang lebih tinggi. dan kalo ngomongin efficient, singapore juga lebih efficient dari segi waktu. tapi gw udah bosen bngt kerja di industri kapal, dan kalo gw mau cobain dunia brodcast, indo itu is a good place to start.. huu.. since dari dulu gw terus2an bilang mau pindah kerja.. mudah2an gw bs beneran move on tahun ini.. amin! haha..

sekian update hidup gw untuk saat ini. hehe