“Walk with you hand in hand wherever our journey leads us. “
Gading Marten-Gisella Anastasia
That was the message of love Gading Marten to express happiness when married Gisella Anastasia. It was love at first sight for Gisella and Gading, who met while working on a TV show together.
Gading and Gisella are young Indonesian renowned celebrity. Gading is a passionate actor starring in numerous TV series and a lifestyle anchor while Giselle is known for her singing talent.
On September 14, 2013, the artist formally proposed to his girlfriend. Giselle and Gading held their wedding celebration twice, as first celebration was with only family and few friends whereas for the second time they celebrated with rest of their friends and fans. The first one was in Bali, and the week after was in Jakarta.
The couple got married in a lavish seafront reception in Bali, Indonesia. Their white wedding, with the theme of white romantic, held at Tirtha Uluwatu on the Southern cliff top of Bali, with beautiful views of the sunset and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean couldn’t have been more magical. They chose Bali for the privacy and romantic ambiance also as the romantic impression was already inherent in this island.
Tirtha exclusively designed a dreamy romantic wedding theme, inspired from the white swan. In helping to create a truly unique and exquisite decor, Tirtha specially flew in Dan Takeda, a celebrated floral artist to adorn the resort’s venue. Over 5000 stems of hydrangea, spray roses, roses, lisianthus, pink lilies, calla lily and freesia were flown in from Amsterdam, Australia, China and Java ornamenting the spectacular locations.
The blessing procession lasted approximately 13:30 pm, in a very solemn atmosphere, romantic and full of intimacy, so the impression which can be seen clearly in the wedding photographs. Also present were their parents who accompanied the bride and groom at every step.
After passing through the process of blessing, Gading and Gisella simply held the wedding with the concept of standing party in the afternoon. They indulged their wedding guests for a magical sunset and dinner reception at Tirtha Luhur that was transformed into an enchanting garden set against the captivating surround of the dazzling Indian Ocean. Tirtha Luhur’s floating pool was adorned in bountiful pink hydrangea. A symbol as first task as newlyweds, the angelic couple cut their wedding cake under the arbor birdcage draped in Indian cotton satin accentuated with decadent flowers.
The couple looked stunning, with both bride and groom decked out in white. Gisella wore gown by Anne Avantie with Hair and Makeup done by Anindita Dwi Lestari. Whereas Gading wore suit by Brutus Rumah Mode. Guests were also required to wear white.
The unique thing about this wedding ceremony was the bride and groom holding a white dove and a balloon while the entire invitation and then jointly releasing the bird and the balloons into the air.
Since the election was already a romantic place, wedding had no need to have too many other ornaments. Enough with the array of fabrics and white flowers everywhere, had given the impression of romance to their wedding.
It was a (relatively) small ceremony. “There were only 250 guests,” said Andi, Giselle’s manager.
The sacred procession was attended only by family and close associates.
“The best part was our first kiss as man and wife. Marrying Gading is an indescribable experience; I even got little emotional when I saw my parents crying because they were so happy for us. Our first dance to Treasure by Bruno Mars at the dinner reception made it all the more surreal” Gisella said.
“Everything went the way we hoped it would. We had the perfect place at the perfect time, with all the right people celebrating with us” Gisella concluded.
A special thanks was given to Tirtha Bridal in Bali and Broadcase Design Indonesia for beautiful wedding by the Gisella and Gading.
It was an excitement for both of them. It was a simple yet very beautiful wedding.
They became the centre of attraction, they were the star of that day. They laughed, danced, hugged each other, ate and drunk.
Celebrity couple Gisella Anastasia and Gading Marten officially became father and mother. Gisel gave birth to her first child at MMC Hospital in Kuningan, Jakarta on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 11:00 pm by caesarean and was named Nora whistles Marten.