Sun, 06 Mar 2005

Grand Wedding Expo to unveil on March 11

Kurniawan Hari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Just in time for the wedding season -- or for those couples budding with nuptial anticipation -- the fourth Grand Wedding Expo will be held from March 11 through 13 at the Jakarta Convention Center.

Featuring the work of designer Nelwan Anwar, about 30 wedding dresses and gowns made from ramie, a natural fiber, will be sent down the catwalk for the expo's opening show.

The creations will be modeled by a star-studded cast, including actresses Dorce Gamalama and Asti Ananta.

But no wedding is complete without the cake, and Libra Cake -- a leader in wedding and birthday cakes -- promises a spectacular cake made especially for the event.

"I am still amazed by our own plan. The cake will be very special," said Max of Libra Cake.

Last year, Libra Cake received an award from the Indonesian Museum of Records in Semarang for baking a replica of a base transmission station tower that measured 5 by 5 by 9 meters.

Meanwhile, cosmetics giant Martha Tilaar will present a traditional Surakarta spa treatment as an option for brides to prepare for their big day.

Talk shows and bridal shows are also scheduled for the duration of the expo.

Mirella Wattimena of Panorama Convex, which is organizing the event, said the grand expo would offer all items needed for a wedding, from gowns to suits, from venues to decorations, from souvenirs to invitations, and of course, honeymoon packages.