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Romantic Bali Wedding

Take a breathtaking Bali backdrop, a talented team of vendors and a beautiful bride rockin’ not one, not two, but three stunning gowns and the results are a wedding that is the absolute definition of perfection. Think the fab stylings of Cher Angegorgeous blooms from Bloomz Fine Flowers and brilliant imagery from Imaj Gallery.  Head to THE VAULT for every amazing moment, then press play on the film from Point One Designs for even more (very pretty) inspiration.

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From Cher Ange… A lovely summer wedding in Bali that was all about blush gold sequins, whites and greens. Elegant and romantic with a touch of Bollywood (honour to the Indian roots of the groom). The bride and groom live in NY and had 80 guests that attended from all over the world. It was a beautiful beachfront ceremony that was followed by cocktail and canapés for sunset around the beach front pool and Balinese dances. Dinner was under fairy lights, we had fulfilled all the trees and the party moved on to the dance floor until midnight.

From the Bride… I’m normally the planner in our relationship, but Gaurav decided he wanted to surprise me for our next trip. What came next was a whirlwind trip to Europe that kicked off with a proposal at the Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri, Italy. He had organized a private dinner in a cliffside alcove that overlooked a panoramic view of the Amalfi coastline at sunset. Good thing I said “yes,” because the surprises kept on coming with visits to Sardegna, Lisbon, Madeira, and London before returning home!

Gaurav had always dreamed of getting married in Bali; I always knew I would get married on the beach. With our families scattered across the US, Canada, India, England, and Korea, we knew there would be travel involved for most of our guests so we thought, ‘Bali, let’s do it’! There was no question about finding a planner on the ground and were thankful when Karen and Cher Ange came recommended through a friend. Karen was a godsend; having grown up in France and the US before settling in Bali, she had a taste for western preferences and a wealth of Balinese resources to execute a couple’s vision of their special day. In our first Skype sessions and emails, we expressed our desire for a contemporary setting accented by clean lines and a white and gold palette. And, of course, a little sparkle never hurt!

With hundreds of hours of travel, stopovers, and time zones between our 75 guests, our number one objective was to thank our family and friends by giving them an experience they’d (hopefully) never forget.

We narrowed down the venue to Villa Atas Ombak, a stunning beachfront private villa in Seminyak, Bali. As you may have guessed, we’re fond of surprises so Karen helped us incorporate a few surprise touches for our guests which included a welcome “white party” at Potato Head Beach Club, traditional Balinese dancers, a whole roasted pig, fire dancers, and a post-wedding pool BBQ! Gaurav’s personal touches included a brigade of flavored shishas (hookahs) and a drone from our videographers! Since our beloved French Bulldog, Jamón, wasn’t able to join us in Bali, we created a logo of him that was emblazoned on our wedding favors – mini sriracha bottles (our fave condiment) – and had a marzipan replica of him that sat on top of our wedding cake!

Wedding dress shopping was by far my favorite planning activity (as evidenced by not one, but
three dresses!). I must have gone to at least 7 boutiques and tried on dozens of dresses, but in my mind I always went back to this Lazaro ballgown that featured an ivory and sherbet ombre train and gorgeous beading on a fitted bodice. I was nervous about being too hot so I opted for a lovely fitted blush satin gown accented with buttons all down the back and a double French bustle by Anna Maier as a reception dress. While I was shopping for the reception dress, my eye caught a gold Jenny Packham babydoll sample that had only ever walked the runway. It was a one-of-a-kind bundle of French lace, tulle, and gold sequins. I just knew that it was the perfect dress to get the party started with! Not to be outdone, Gaurav had two custom tuxedos from Tom Ford. A midnight blue one (the same one worn by James Bond in Skyfall, natch) for the ceremony and a white dinner jacket for the reception.

Our favorite moment of the day was being surrounded by our friends and family, who had lit sparklers as we danced our first dance to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Since that was our last formal “obligation” for the wedding, we were excited to get the party started! We were able to keep the party going all night long in the villa and even had some guests (ok, and me) enjoy a late night swim. It was truly a modern-day fairytale come true!

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Photography: Imaj Gallery | Cinematography: Point One Designs | Event Planning: Cher Ange | Floral Design: Bloomz Fine Flowers | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Ixora Cakes | Catering: Fabulous Foods | Hair + Makeup: Yeanne Makeup Art | DJ: DJ Rob | Groom's Attire: Tom Ford | Venue: Atas Ombak | Photo Booth: In N Out | Reception Dress: Anna Maier | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Ethereal Bali Engagement Session

With breezy gowns, bohemian and romantic flower crowns and bouquets, a naturally gorgeous setting and perfect, soft lighting captured by the incredibly talented Angga Permana Photo, this Bali engagement session is truly a thing of beauty. And, so are the Bride- and Groom-to-be at the center of it. See (and pin!) each lovely detail in THE VAULT!

From Angga Permana PhotoThey say,“Opposites attract.” It is as cliché as it gets, but it rings true throughout the 11-year-long journey of Erwin and Airin. He is a sanguine-choleric, a character that suits his day job as a passionate entrepreneur. She, on the other hand, is a melancholic who is very particular about small details, and is an eager learner.

He knows all too well that she appreciates gestures – small and big – and thus makes sure that she is always showered with sweet surprises. Back when they were still school kids, he was always there to send her to school and fetch her after class. When he started making his own fortune, he made sure every special day was memorable for her. From puppies on her birthdays to the latest iPhone models every Christmas, he goes the extra mile when it comes to pleasing her.

She is the yin to his yang. Being an ambitious entrepreneur that he is, sometimes his business takes over his life. She would be the one to remind him that there’s more to life than late nights behind the desk and numbers in the bank account. She makes him feel alive.

He is the big picture person in the relationship. When lovers’ quarrel happens, he would be the gentleman who isn’t afraid to apologize first. Deep inside, he has always known that she’s the one for him and that she’s too precious to lose over a silly argument.

She loves the man that he is. Tough times have shown his relentless effort in building a business he started from scratch. His success is not just for himself, but also his beloved family. He is never ashamed of his humble beginning, and that’s when she knows he’s the man she would want to hold dearly for life.

She dreams big, and that’s a quality that he loves about her. Her wanderlust soul has given her a worldly view in life. She aims to start a global venture that would help others in different parts of the world. To share the blessing and the happiness they have – that’s a vision they will share for life.

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Photography: Angga Permana Photo | Floral Design: Designmillco | Hair + Makeup: Sutrisna Putri | Venue: Bali | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

Hitch’d Weddings & Events + Discount!

We all dream of saying “I do” in paradise but guess what m’dears? Those dreams can become reality and with the help of the newest kids on the Bali event planning block, Hitch’d Weddings & Events, it’s a breeze. Focusing on the finest details with a fun, quirky edge, Hitch’d is a breath of fresh air, excited to share your love story with all your friends and family as you celebrate your new adventure together.

Wedding planning doesn’t need to be that stressful experience we all too often hear about. With Hitch’d stepping in as the couple’s personal assistant, everything from booking the venue and all vendors to choosing the decor and design details that make your celebration YOU, planning becomes fun and easy. Based in Bali and available via phone and Skype, Hitch’d looks forward to learning all about their clients so that they in turn, can create the experience that the couple has always dreamed of.

With loved ones coming from all over to celebrate with you in Bali, many more days of activities are needed – and Hitch’d helps with them all. These “Love Festivals” are just another way that Hitch’d caters to their clients, organizing events for all the wedding guests to enjoy, from sunset cocktails and canapes before the Big Day to a recovery Pool Party to wrap up the whole experience, always tailored to what each individual client loves and hopes for, but always making it a week to remember!

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Hitch’d Weddings & Events is offering couples 50% off their management fee if they book their wedding between June and October 2016, the best months to hold your wedding in Bali! Just make sure to mention ‘SMPWED16′ when you reach out to Hitch’d!

Photography: Alma Photography | Wedding Dress: Beaded Boudoir | Cake: Butter Bali | Decoration: Hitch'd Weddings & Events | Flowers, Decoration + Lighting: Gloriosa Flower House Bali | Furniture: Bali Event Hire | Hair + Make-Up: Yeanne Make-Up Art | Private Villa: Taman Karang Kembar (Villa Dua) | Resort + Beach Club: Sakala Beach Club | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Weddings + Events Manager: Hitch'd Weddings & Events

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