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Bali Garden Party-Inspired Wedding

When it came time to pick a wedding venue Georgie and Tim wanted something special. A place not only beautiful - trust me, the Amanusa Resort fits that bill – but also somewhere layered with meaning. In a nod to the Bride’s Indonesian roots and desire for a garden party vibe, they settled on a Bali-set wedding designed by Asmara Weddings and captured by Thomas Stewart. See the whole day here. 

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From The Bride…Georgie and Tim met at work, in an advertising agency in Sydney. As Tim was leaving the company he decided it was about time he asked Georgie out. She said yes and a year later they went traveling through Europe and South America for six months and moved to New York, where they got engaged. Georgie always wanted to go on safari for her honeymoon so Tim filled their apartment with inflatable zoo animals and asked her to go to Africa with him.

We wanted to get married in a place that would not just mean something to us on the day but in the future as well. Georgie’s mum is not only Indonesian, but her mum and dad have just moved to Bali. We wanted a garden party style venue and when we saw Amanusa, it was easy decision. Plus, it’s Bali.

Planning the wedding was interesting to say the least! We planned the whole thing from the States, with the exception of a 4 day trip to Bali. During this time, we also changed jobs and moved to the other side of the States 6 months before the wedding. When you are doing so much via email and Internet searches you really have to trust the people you are working with. 

When they tell you the day goes fast, they are not lying. I think we were both quite taken aback on the day. To have so many loved ones there for you and to see this event you have been planning everyday, actually happening, even better than you imagined, it was almost too much. Someone described a wedding day to us as being like a soldier returning home from war. You can do no wrong. It’s your day to be a hero, so stop for a moment and take the whole thing in.

From Thomas Stewart…Georgie and Tim’s wedding was just epic. I’ve never seen a venue as incredible as Amanusa; at night, the reception looked like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Despite the heat and crazy humidity, and even despite some random lighting problems during speeches, the day was a huge success. I loved Georgie’s incredible Jenny Packham gown which was super elegant; I also loved the venue styling. The Balinese love their styling!

Photography: Thomas Stewart | Event Planner: Asmara Weddings And Events | Cake: BuzzBakeHouse | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Nine West | Rings: Equinox Jewelers; Portland, OR | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ted Baker | Hair Stylist: Yuni At La Fausta Salon | Band: Martini Club Sydney | Groom's Shoes: Saint Laurent | Groom's Suit: Tom Ford | Bride's Dress: Jenny Packham | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Amanusa Resort | Earrings: Nadri Jewelry | Florist / Stylist: Gloriosa Flower House | Stop-Motion: Anna Blackman

Romantic Cliff-top Wedding by the Sea in Bali

Cliff-top in Bali is a dream destination for most and when you see how that cliff was transformed into a romantic glittering evening under the stars, you might just jump ship and come on over to the destination wedding side. It’s travel meets Lazaro gown perfection crafted by CherAnge + Gloriosa and Jemma Keech who takes the most stunning photographs. Have a look right here for the beautiful proof.

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From The Bride…When we got first got engaged, we knew that we wanted to be surrounded by our closest friends and family on the day of our wedding. After careful deliberation, a destination wedding seemed to best fit that bill. When we asked around, everyone said, “Pick somewhere fun!” As native Californians, we both have a deep love for the ocean. Getting married in Bali gave us the chance to start off our marriage with beautiful cliff top views of the ocean surrounded by our amazing families and friends.

We are blessed to have friends and family who share our love of travel; our friends traveled from Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Australia, and Taiwan to share the day with us. We wanted to everyone to feel like they were on a family vacation, so we started the events with a beachside welcome dinner the night before the wedding and hosted a BBQ pool party the day after.

We wanted our guests to feel like they were celebrating in an intimate backyard party and Villa Bayuh Sabbha turned out to be the perfect venue. The decor and outdoor living spaces of the 5-room estate felt homey and uniquely Balinese. The gorgeous grassy cliff overlooking the ocean gave us the perfect only-in-our-dreams location to hold the ceremony.

Even though the international travel made it a bit tricky to add personal touches to the wedding, we managed to bring two suitcases of DIY items, including all the wedding signage and framed family photos. Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, we wanted to pay homage to our Taiwanese roots and had live-cooking stations (one of which featured a full suckling pig!) reminiscent of Asian night markets. I have a personal love of cronuts, so instead of a traditional tiered wedding cake, the guests noshed on cronuts and gelato.

With everything lit in fairy lights and golden votives, the night simply glowed. We had our first dance lit by sparklers held by our guests encircling the dance floor. The love surrounding us was truly tangible and we will never forget that amazing day.

Photography: Jemma Keech | Videography: Bali Metro Digiart | Wedding Coordinator: CherAnge | Florist: Gloriosa | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JCrew & Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Fabulous Foods | Lighting And Sound: DJ BLeeV | Luxury Villa's: Villa Bayuh Sabbha

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Destination Bali Wedding Film at Ayana Resort & Spa

Do yourself a big favor today, and set aside some time to watch this film from Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema. Trust me. Because not only is this video a beautiful look into this absolutely amazing wedding, but it’s also like a virtual vacation to Bali. And how can you go wrong with that? It’s five minutes well spent, and it all starts when you push play.

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From The Bride…Toby and I met at work and as soon as we figured out that we had so much in common, we started dating. We bought a house over a year ago in Los Angeles and then Toby proposed on my 33rd birthday, november 2nd, 2012. We chose to get married in Bali because it was a childhood dream of mine, my mom being from Indonesia, I have come to bali several times and always knew it would be the place where i would start a beautiful marriage. Since Toby was from UK, this seemed reasonable as his family and friends would have had to fly out no matter where we chose. In 2012 we attended Sean and Simone Hancock’s wedding in France (vimeo.com/44029426), and that is where we had the pleasure of meeting Deneemotion. We fell in love with the video they produced and asked them to be a big part of our wedding. They have captured the most beautiful day in Toby and my life and we can now relive the magical day.

Photography: Ferry Tjoe Photography | Cinematography: Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema | Accessories : Tennis Boutique | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Wedding Venue: Ayana Resort & Spa

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