Indonesian woman who lost fiance in Lion Air crash ‘goes ahead’ with wedding

Published November 14, 2018, 12:48 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By MB Online

An Indonesian woman fulfilled the last wish of her fiance who was among the 189 Lion Air crash victims.

(Photos from @intansyariii via Instagram / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Photos from @intansyariii via Instagram / MANILA BULLETIN)

Intan Syari said her late fiance Rio Nanda Pratama, before leaving for a conference in Jakarta, jokingly told her that if he doesn’t return by November 11, their planned wedding date, she should “go ahead” with the wedding.

“Wear your wedding dress that I chose for you, wear a beautiful makeup, ask for a fresh white rose from Ms. Sheila (wedding organizer), and take good photos. Then send the photos to me,” Syari quoted her partner for 13 years.

The Strait Times reported that Pratama was a medical doctor at the Bakti Timah Hospital, where he met Syari who worked at the hospital’s finance department.

On November 11, Syari fulfilled Pratama’s wish and pushed through with their planned wedding.

“Although there is actually sadness that I can’t describe, but I have to smile for you, I can’t be sad, I have to stay strong as you always say to me, I love you Rio Nanda Pratama dear,” Syari captioned a photo of her face half-covered with her hand where she was wearing her wedding ring.

Syari, on another post, thanked her late partner for giving her a “great, strong, smart, merciful and kind” sister just like him.

“Even though you were not next to me yesterday but your loyal sister accompanied me to carry out your last most beautiful request, I know you are happy there in eternity that surely everyone desires, know our love will not diminish at all for you, we love you forever. This is your sister @ptrdwiandini love and be proud that will continue all your dreams later. We love Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama,” she captioned her photo with her sister-in-law.

Adiela Organizer, the wedding organizer, applauded Syari and called her “a great and strong woman”

The Lion Air crash was considered as the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since the Garuda crash in 1997 which left 234 dead.

The plane, bound for Pangkal Pinang, crashed on October 29, just 13 minutes after it took off from Jakarta.