Monday, 27 April 2015


world's greatest proposal? definitely it is for me. It has been only more than a month since we were engaged, and I have been the happiest girl on earth ever since. Can't wait to spend the rest of my live with the love of my live.

Ever since I was a little girl, yes I did wish for a prince charming to come and swoon me over my feet, take me away to our own little fairytale ending. But it has never appear so surreal until this moment actually happened. 

A magical proposal up on an enormous yacht, with my friends and family all around me, in a magical island of Goddess, Bali. Well more like in the middle of the ocean when the proposal actually happened. 


Everything really happened in a flash. It was all so fast. People said when you are the happiest that is when time passed the fastest. It felt like it was just yesterday, the first day we just met. Two strangers not knowing anything about each other, and turned out, we are each others missing pieces. We have never felt so complete. 

After dating for few months, he brought me to Bali for a vacation with my friends and my family to celebrate my 23th birthday on 19th of March 2015 (read 2 posts before this). So I had no clue that it was going to be the proposal as well on the next day. 

On March 20th 2015,a day after I turned 23, early morning we woke up, and he asked me to dress well as we were going to somewhere beautiful to celebrate another day of my birthday. I was so surprised that the car ride took us to the harbour and the two of us were the last to board to the yacht he has chartered. Then our ship started sailing, to the middle of the ocean, in a Dragoon130 Yacht that fit 300 people, and there we were just 20 people. Plus 10 for the event organizer team, photographers and videographers. It was our own yacht with our own DJ to play us awesome songs throughout the ride in the ocean. 



Then after much dancing, great lunch buffet, I was asked to take pictures with my girlfriends, which of course I did willingly without suspecting anything. Little did I know, the EO and my friends were preparing at the back deck so I couldnt see what they were doing. 

Once the photo taking sessions were done, they pulled me to the other end of the yacht, to find a "Will you marry me, my genie" big banner in the middle of the sea.
I couldn't hold my tears and its hard to believe that the day is finally here. Once I turned around, there he was, the love of my life, looking most gorgeous than ever. He started giving me a speech of how our love started and thanking everyone to be there with us. touching, very. 

Then there was, the moment. He went down on one knee, saying "Genie my love, will you make me the happiest man and marry me?".
My voice stuck, my throat hurts, and I wouldnt stop crying. It was definitely the happiest moment in my life. It was so beautiful that I couldnt belive it was happening.
Then after few seconds, I managed to speak and tell him what I really wanna tell him from deep of my heart, "yes, and always yes forever"


108 roses (will you marry me) and a cotton candy kiss.

My 108 roses

My gorgeous engagement ring



Location: Bali Dragoon130 yacht
EO: Violet LĂ©vento
Photographer: Chesoen Tan
Videographer: Mazzel Production

Sunday, 26 April 2015


What is better than a lazy Sunday afternoon, get in your lazy outfit, and enjoy the rest of the day with your loved ones? 

Free Dumb sweater : SEGITIGACO
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia black leather dolly
Sunglasses: Oakley
Clutch: Prada
Pants: Bangkok

Sunday, 19 April 2015


Once you turn older, by older I mean you have enjoyed enough of your 21 legal age for one or two years, so you are now 23 and it is about time to face the truth and reality of life. You no longer dream of celebrating your birthday in the fanciest party, inviting the whole town to be there to celebrate it with you and drink till you drop. 

Those are no longer our priority anymore in the age of 23, well at least it isnt for me and for most of my friends. We just want to keep those special people in our lives, intimate party with your loved ones and family. 

Well my fiance, just made all that came to reality. Invited all my closed friends, most of them whom I have been friends for over 17 years, and my families. Hired also an event organizer, rent villas for us, decorated the whole villas in roses (my favorite flowers) and planned everything, without me knowing any single things while we even met every single days. He always said he was never the sweet kind, so I would never expected all these. 

And of course, all these birthday celebrations were just a gimmick, or a beginning leading to a bigger thing, The Proposal. Which I will write more about it in my next post.

So the story of the birthday fiesta begins.
19th of March 2015, the day where I turned 23, we all arrived in Bali, the island of Gods they said. Bali is such an amazing place, I am so pleased to be born an Indonesian, to enjoy all these God gifted beautiful country to live in. We were soon escorted to our villa, Eden residence of the sea, a beautiful villa located in Seminyak. I had a 5- bedrooms villa of my friends and 3-bedrooms villa for me and our families. 

To my surprise I walked in to my villa and saw a big banner with my face on it, written: welcome Margenie Winarti, Miss Grand International 2014. awww...

Got excited and took picture with it. whee!

So there it was! at night, all of my friends were briefed and prepared to surprise me. When I walked it to their villa, there they were! holding balloons written "Happy Birthday Margenie" with their face all drawn like clowns. SURPRISE!! how adorable! 

here comes the cake,

Make a wish,  

and blow the candle.. 

with them my dearests, my both parents, my now fiance, and his mother. 

First cake for you daddy.. 

And they caught us on camera candidly! :p

my girls ❤️

Group Picture! 

Blessed 23th Birthday. 

Date: 19th of March 2015
Location: Eden residence of the Sea, Seminyak, Bali.
Event Organizer: Violet L'evento
Photographer: Chesoen Tan
Videographer: Mazzel Production