Couples celebrate Beautiful Beginnings in life


A couple having a consultation session with the Spring Florist booth.
One of the sample wedding reception tables set up for soon-to-be-wed couples to see.

The lights at the hall were dim, but the spotlight fell on the models strutting the runway on stage. Everyone at the venue focused their attention on the catwalk where models consisting of contestants of Dewi Idola Berkarisma 2017 and Jejaka Idola Berkarisma 2017 dressed in different pastel coloured Malay wedding clothing. The models were showcasing bridal outfits with classic and modern designs offered by Petra Enterprise’s subsidiary, Petra Bridal.

This fashion show was part of this year’s Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Fair, jointly organised by the Riverside Majestic Hotel, Grand Margherita Hotel and also Damai Beach Resort, held at Riverside’s Sarawak Chamber Ballroom on March 4. The show highlighted mainly Malay bridal outfits with the brides donning outfits made up of the purple, yellow and white theme colour with a modern stylish twist. The brides also wore fashionable head-scarves to match their outfits.

The men wore the more traditional songket fabric with headgears known as tanjak along with necklaces. While most of the outfits were the long-sleeved and covered up kebaya-esque designs, there were several designs offered by the bridal service provider which also suits those who love the elegant western look.

10 years and counting
According to Jazmin Azura, Marketing & Communication Assistant of Grand Margherita and Riverside Majestic Hotel, this year is the 10th year a bridal fair has been held with a bigger turnout compared to previous years. According to Azura, this may be due to the rebate of up to RM3,888 offered for couples who signed up on the day (March 4).

Exhibitors like Petra Enterprise, Damai Beach Resort, Sarawak Cultural Village, Banana Greeting, Spring Florist, House of Flower, Cahaya Teknologi Prestige Club, Elegrand Gallery, Panera Bakery, D’Vine Cellar Sdn. Bhd, Kch Henna Art and JW Design showcased their expertise on the floor by setting up some samples of their specialty for brides-to-be to see what they will be offered. Sample wedding reception tables was set up for the soon-to-be-wed couples to see and experience what it would be like sitting at the VIP table on their wedding day.

Although the fair has already ended, the hotel staff and exhibitors are still more than willing to help consult couples who are still trying to plan their wedding. For further information, contact the Grand Margherita and Riverside Majestic Hotel’s wedding planners at 082-532111 or email or

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