There is one question that I keep receiving from my friends after getting proposed, “how did he propose?”. When it comes to my personal life, I don’t fancy talking about it to anyone, it’s not because I’m hiding it or it’s a secret, it’s just because I naturally never like sharing any details about my life.
Just like this particular wedding proposal story, at first I just want to keep it alone, but recently after we got married on 27 April 2014 and back from our Japan honeymoon (you can see our Japan honeymoon trip on our instagram @AnakJajan & @iamMarius with hashtag #AnakJajanJAPAN) I decided to pour it on this blog because I want to have a detailed record while I still have a clear and good memory about it. After all, the main reason I made this blog is to be me and Mr. Jajan’s diary, well mostly about food because we love to eat (together) 🙂
Wedding proposal happened last year 28 April 2013. Mr. Jajan out of nowhere suddenly tell me that he’s tired of Jakarta’s hectic life and want to have a nice and relax weekend at Bandung so without having any suspicion I simply said yes.
And then, he told me to dress nicely because this is more like relax fancy kinda travel. I innocently followed his instruction, I wore dress, I even took some time to style my hair a bit and put on nice pastel color nail polish without having any suspicion at all, maybe because I was super busy with my online shop that time so I didn’t have any time to be suspicious.
Then he surprised me with his hotel selection, it was Padma Hotel Bandung. From the outside it might look like a simple small white building only, but once you entered, you will be amazed with their stunning valley view. The best part is, the hotel has this kind of magnificent hillside view that is located only minutes away from Bandung’s city centre.
Mr. Jajan proceed to receptionist for check-in procedure, he told me to wait at the lobby waiting room area (while he sneaked to our room and prepared the proposal). I was super busy and focus replying my online shop order messages so I didn’t pay attention on him at all.
Later on, when we reached our room, before entering the room he told me to close my eyes, and by that second I realized he might do ‘something important’ (code: wedding proposal) especially when he played Marry Me song by Train and hold my hands. When I opened my eyes, I saw him down on one knee holding a huge rose bouquet then start asking me, I was a bit overwhelmed and touched I cried a bit :’) Of course I said yes to him (we’ve been together for 10 years by that time).
The room itself was full with red rose petals everywhere with a perfect hill side view and our favorite romantic songs played, it was a sweet, intimate and perfect wedding proposal for me.
Mr. Jajan told me, everything was prepared around 1 month before our trip (ring, hotel, etc), as for the room decoration and flower bouquet he was assisted by this super helpful butler of Padma Hotel Bandung.
There are 6 types of rooms at Padma Hotel Bandung: Deluxe Room, Deluxe Balcony Room, Premier Room, Hillside studio, Gallery Suite and Premier Suite.
Our room is Premier Suite with a perfect hill side view. The room was really spacious (62 sqm) with wooden floor panel, comfy king size bed, 24 hours personal butler service, spacious bathroom and huge huge window opening facing the signature hill of Padma Bandung.
During afternoon, every guest can enjoy complimentary Afternoon Tea from 15.30 to 17.00 at hotel restaurant area surrounded by natures beauty. Food selection during afternoon tea and breakfast was plentiful and delicious. We didn’t take any picture during our afternoon tea or breakfast time because we want to enjoy it to the max.
Our weekend getaway on 2013 was impeccable. A part of important moment of our lives will always stay in Padma Hotel Bandung. Thank you for reading and following our stories😊❤️
Padma Hotel Bandung
Ranca Bentang No. 56-58
Ciumbuleuit, Bandung, West Java
Phone: (+6222) 203033
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