It’s official. I am freezing. And checking out the weather around the country, I’m thinking that you are too. So, I thought we could all use a little bit of a warm up and I know that this wedding by Leo Patrone will do just the trick. So, meet Manda and Nick. The cute, cute, CUTE pair tied the knot on the island of Bali this past October in a wedding that was as gorgeous as it was hugely personal. With a nod to both their Eastern and Western cultures, the wedding was the epitome of a destination wedding done really right.

And Leo’s photographs…well, let them just speak for themselves.

bali wedding by leo patrone

bali wedding by leo patrone

Our inspiration was definitely the location – Bali! It has great food and beaches, and we wanted to highlight all that Bali has to offer. We love the beach, but for our wedding we didn’t want our feet in the sand. The Bulgari, a seaside clifftop hotel, was the perfect combination of Balinese design and dramatic ocean/beach views. We really did not have to do any extra decorating, since the hotel grounds were gorgeous enough by itself.

bali wedding by leo patrone

bali wedding by leo patrone

Our color theme was purple and grey, and we tried to integrate those colors wherever we could, including our shoes (mine were purple, Nick’s were grey), handmade ribbon sticks that guests waved as we walked down the aisle, and our invitations, which we made with our homebuilt letterpress machine.

The invitations were definitely one of the hardest and most time-consuming parts of our wedding, but one of our favorite details. We wanted them to be clean, modern, and have the letterpress look. So Nick built a machine using a design from the web, and after some modifications we started to get the hang of it! There were definitely times when we wanted to give up, but we are so happy and proud of the results.