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JT610 victim's bride takes wedding photo shoot without groom

JT610 victim's bride takes wedding photo shoot without groom Intan Indah Syari (Instagram.com/intansyariii/File)
Karina M. Tehusijarana
Jakarta   ●   Tue, November 13, 2018 2018-11-13 12:33 907 882ab4bc56dbda08a069b30877bea0a2 1 National Lion-Air,plane-crash,JT610,wedding,bride Free

High school sweethearts Intan Indah Syarii and Rio Nanda Pratama were set to marry in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung over the weekend. However, their plans were thwarted when Rio boarded Lion Air flight JT610 on Oct. 29 to return to Pangkalpinang after attending a seminar in Jakarta.

The airplane crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff, and none of the 189 passengers on board survived.

Despite the tragic loss of her husband-to-be, Intan went through with a wedding photo shoot wearing her wedding gown to honor a request that had been intended as a joke by Rio just before he left for Jakarta. Wedding organizers Adiela Organizer posted photos from her wedding shoot on its Instagram account on Sunday with a caption telling Intan's story.

"Rio gave Intan one message," @adielaorganizer.bangka wrote. "'If I'm not back on Nov. 11, 2018, you should still wear the wedding gown that I chose yesterday and wear pretty makeup. Ask for fresh white roses from Sheila [the wedding organizer] and take a nice photo. Send the photo to me.'"

Intan also posted the photos on her own Instagram account on Monday, expressing her grief following Rio's death.

"Even though I feel grief that I cannot describe, I still have to smile for you, and cannot be sad but should be strong like you always told me to be," she wrote. "I love you Rio Nanda Pratama darling."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sekarang banyak yang ingin tahu kisahku, dengan lelaki yang telah mengisi hari2 ku selama 13 tahun, dia adalah Rio nanda pratama cinta pertamaku, mungkin kalau teman yang satu sekolah dengan kami sudah tau kisah kami. Kalau orang yang baru mengenal kami akhir2 ini atau yang melihat video dan foto melalui ig pribadi ku, mungkin banyak berasumsi ini dan itu, kisah cinta kami memang banyak sekali cobaan, sampai ada pihak ketiga, keempat, kelima, keenam dan seterusnya dan aku tau siapa saja dan ceritanya seperti apa karena dia sangat terbuka dengan ku, jadi sebelum diceritakan aku sudah tau ceritanya dan akhirnya Rio benar2 memilihku untuk menjadi pendamping hidupnya, dan dia memilihku untuk terakhir kalinya menjadi kan ku benar2 cinta sejati dalam hidupnya. Jadi untuk orang2 di luar sana ada yang berpikiran negatif atau nyinyir dan tidak tahu kisah yang sebenarnya, please stop cerita2 hal2 yang negatif karena itu membuat saya pribadi sangat terpukul, terlebih kehilangan orang yang sangat saya cintai dan sungguh berarti dalam hidup saya🙏🙏🙏

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Intan had also previously posted pictures of her finished wedding invitations and called Rio her "first love."

"Now many know the story of me and the man that has filled my days for 13 years," she posted last week. "He is Rio Nanda Pratama, my first love." (ahw)