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Rina Gunawan: Between dream weddings and blessings

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 23 2010   /  08:38 am

Amid the flowers, ribbons and other beautiful things at weddings, actress Rina Gunawan always finds herself shivering at the sight of so many blessings showered on newlywed couples.“I can’t help myself from trembling every time I’m there,” says Rina, who has now become a wedding planner. “While people pray for couples’ happiness, angels are actually there too — witnessing and listening to the good prayers.“That’s why in that very sacred moment,” she continues, “I always extend my prayers to the couple, hoping their marriage will last forever.”JP/DIAN KUSWANDINIIt is perhaps not surprising that Rina finds herself deeply disappointed whenever she hears couples whose weddings she helped arrange ended up getting a divorce.“Like when [actress] Dina Lorenza divorced her husband. I felt terrible inside,” says Rina, who is married to actor Teddy Syach.“I witnessed t...