After an impromptu sunset proposal in Hawaii (SOOO amazing!), this darling duo set about throwing the destination wedding of their dreams... IN BALI. And if you think that means you are in for a giant dose of ROMANCE on this lovely Friday morning, than you are SO RIGHT. The breathtaking location, sophisticated details and downright brilliant images captured by VISIONARI San Francisco will seriously fill your hearts with HAPPY. And, really, what's better than that? Click here for more.
From VISIONARI San Francisco... Melissa met Kelvin a few years ago through her sister, Vanessa. What started out as a group of friends hanging out eventually led to a romantic relationship between the two of them. They enjoy traveling together and during their trip to O'ahu last March, Melissa and Kelvin asked Evonne and Darren Wong of VISIONARI San Francisco, who were living in Honolulu at the time, to do a sunset portrait session of them at Ala Moana Beach Park. During the photo session, Kelvin was so caught up in the moment that he spontaneously decided to get down on one knee and asked Melissa to spend the rest of her life with him, even though he didn’t have the ring on him! Needless to say, Melissa said yes, and they celebrated with a lovely dinner at Mariposa at Neiman Marcus!
Bali was where Melissa and Kelvin had their first vacation together and is a favorite destination for both of them. Also, they have both always wanted an outdoorsy wedding near the beach or ocean. Given that most of their family and friends live in Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia, Bali became a natural choice for their destination wedding. The ceremony and reception were held at the breathtaking Khayangan Estate in Uluwatu, which has a 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean. Guests from all over the world – London, Sydney, New York, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia — were in attendance. Melissa wanted the decor to be somewhat formal yet timeless, so she opted for black and white as her wedding colors. Sinly Anfeny of Bali Paradise Wedding did a great job planning the entire wedding weekend, starting with a welcome dinner on the beach on Friday evening, flowing to the wedding day on Saturday and ending with a brunch/pool party on Sunday.
Wedding Photography: Darren Wong, Evonne Wong, Jon Lagon + Mike Joy of VISIONARI San Francisco / Wedding Venue: Khayangan Estate in Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia / Event Planning: Sinly Anfeny of Bali Wedding Paradise / Floral Design: d’Oasis / Wedding Invitations: The Bride / Cinematography: Point One Video / Officiant: From Bali Christian Protestant Church / Catering + Rentals: Bali Catering Company / Wedding Cake: Ixora Cakes / Tent: Ristana Utama Tent / Photo Booth: Moments to Go / Ceremony Quartet: Catherine Whitaker, Sally Joe, Robert Brown + Mia Watson / Reception Musician: Joanna Dong / DJ: Stevie G. of Melali Music Bali / Wedding Dress: Noel Chu / Wedding Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Chinese Wedding Dress & Shoes: Koon Nam Wah & Co. / Bride’s Rings: Gems & Tassels / Earrings: Gift from Bride’s Sister / Hair + Makeup: Lely / Groom’s Ring: Tiffany & Co.