INDONESIA: Wedding receptions are typically held in homes, hotels, or open spaces, but Aryanda Ahmad Muttaqien and Rahma Matsna Aulia chose to celebrate their special day in a truly unique manner.
Their unforgettable wedding reception unfolded at Ngijon Market, located in the picturesque district of Sleman, within the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
This unconventional celebration quickly gained viral attention on social media, thanks to a captivating TikTok upload by “Rez” on Monday (11 Sep).
The video showcased the market area transformed into a splendid wedding venue, with enchanting decorations that added a touch of magnificence to the surroundings.
Guests were treated to an array of delectable culinary delights, including mouthwatering market snacks.
Upon confirmation, Rahmat Faizul M, the bride’s elder brother, shared details of this one-of-a-kind event.
He revealed that the wedding feast featured dishes prepared by the very same sellers who frequented Ngijon Market daily.
The inclusion of market sellers in the festivities was a deliberate choice, as Rahmat explained, “Indeed, there is catering for some special guests. But for other food, it’s from the sellers in the market, all sellers are included. Especially those who sell ready-made food.”
This decision not only enriched the celebration but also played a significant role in promoting and uplifting the local micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (UMKM) at Ngijon Market.
Remarkably, the bride, Rahma, never anticipated the viral sensation that her wedding reception would become.
She humbly expressed her gratitude to the market traders who generously shared their space for this memorable event.
The unconventional wedding reception at Ngijon Market earned praise and admiration from netizens
The video, having garnered over 100 thousand views since its upload, has been applauded and admired by netizens.
Social media users hailed this distinctive concept as “a very good idea” and “really cool,” appreciating its departure from conventional norms.
Numerous netizens also emphasized the positive impact on local food sellers, with comments like, “It’s really cute (the event), as well as supporting small sellers in traditional markets,” and “Provide sustenance to these food sellers, indeed.”
In conclusion, the market-hosted wedding reception not only celebrated love but also showcased the potential of UMKM, earning it widespread acclaim and admiration among netizens.