Alhamdulillah. I’m officially engaged to Bimo now. 😀
May 22, 2016. One of my favorite days in 2016 that I couldn’t ever forget. Bimo and his big family came to my house with an intention: to ask my dad’s permission to propose his one and only daughter. Actually, Bimo and his family has done this proposal thingy informally on March.
The engagement day was going well. My make up artist, Tyas, who is my college friend, and her team were ready to start the make up process at 5. I liked her work, but I guess she needs to learn how to draw eyebrows properly. But overall, I looked different, in a good way (read: pretty slash beautiful slash fab). Thank you, Tyas.
During make up session, Mas Artha and his team from Adiza Photography, my photography vendor came to my room at 9, took some pictures. Done with make up thingy, I felt so nervous as hell. I checked my phone for hundred times, greeted all of guests I met downstairs, read the proposal answer text, texted my brother asking if Bimo’s squad had invaded my house, and texted my best friend telling her that I was so nervous I could poop my pants at that time.
Minutes later, I heard someone cough on the mic and greet the audience. God! He just really came! The event started with Om Eddi, Bimo’s dad, told the intention and purpose of his big family coming. Then I heard Bimo seized the mic, told the intention and purpose once again and… he asked my dad’s permission to propose me. I laughed to his trembling voice upstairs. Unfortunately I couldn’t see how his face look like while he was on the mic. The mic was returned back to my dad and he called me.
I went downstairs accompanied by my cousin. I couldn’t hide my amusement. I laughed and smiled to the moment I was at. I grabbed the mic and read the paper in my hand (sorry honey, I couldn’t get the right sentences though I read the text thousand times)
It was a big yes.
Like the most engagement event, the next session was the ring exchange. Tante Hermi, Bimo’s mom, put the ring on my left fourth finger, so my mom did to Bimo. We couldn’t stop laughing to Bimo’s trembling hands while my mom started to put the ring on his finger. One of the favorite parts of the day was the moment when Mas Artha took some pics of us wearing the rings. God! I really have a fiancé now.
The next agenda were family introduction, photo session with family, and lunch. The day was ended by du’a and farewell with his big family. Alhamdulillah I saw happy faces all day long. Lot of smiles upon people’s face, especially upon my parents’, my families’, Bimo’s, and his families’ faces. It really made my day. Thank you!
I’m so happy and still couldn’t believe that a man that has ticked all the box of my ideal soulmate list really exists on earth. And he just proposed me to be his wife. This is beyond a ‘dreams come true’.
Glass and Soy Sauce phase have been through well, alhamdulillah. We’re ready for the next journey to Salt phase, our biggest day on September 2016.