The more I plan my own wedding, the more a destination fete sounds like pure bliss. In all honestly, one destination I’d never considered was Indonesia, maybe because it’s quite a trek for this New England gal. But after seeing this colorful island wedding from 39 East and The Wedding Stylist? I’m convinced that packing up and heading half way around the world, is sooo worth it. See the whole thing right here!
From The Wedding Stylist… Vanessa and James held their wedding at Nikoi Island, Indonesia for an intimate 40 guests. They wanted something fun, relaxing and by the seaside. As they were based in London, this doubled up as a mini vacation for their family and friends.
The wedding ceremony was held in the late afternoon and the area was decorated with colorful ribbons, paper lanterns and garlands. The theme was whimsical and the guests had mini rattan fans, handmade flags embossed with fun quips and bags of airplane-shaped confetti which were cut out from old maps to represent their destination wedding.
After the ceremony, guests were ushered to the pool side which overlooked the sea (amazing view!) where they enjoyed a variety of drinks including 2 signature drinks, Groom’s choice and Bride’s choice. Escorts cards were placed inside small bottles to make it look like a message in the bottle and each table had a specific seashell picture as its “table number”.
The reception was decorated with lanterns hanging from the ceiling, ribbons were used as runners and the flowers were bright, happy colors to bring out the whimsical feel. This wedding was not only colorful but very vibrant and fun! Place cards were inserted into wine corks and a green orchid was placed beside it. Kilner jars were also used at the reception to hold the table center pieces as part of the deco and also as a play on the groom’s last name.
After dinner, the couple did their first dance by the beach and straight after, a showcase of fireworks poured into the sky to start the after party!
Photography: 39 East | Videography: 39 East | Flowers: CClee Flora | Gown: David Fielden | Private Island: Nikoi Island | Wedding Planner / Design and Styling: The Wedding Stylist
If there is one thing I’ve learned while working at SMP, it’s that crazy gorgeous weddings happen in Bali. I’m talking weddings held on breathtaking cliff sides with brides and grooms who really, really know how to throw a party. And this beautiful day captured by Sherise Fleming? All of the above with an extra side of pretty. See it all in the full gallery.
From Sherise Fleming Photographer… Anna and Aaron’s wedding in Bali was truly something special. By having a destination wedding they were able to celebrate and holiday with their friends and family while enjoying all that Bali had to offer. They described their wedding theme as Modern Vintage with some Balinese aspects.
The couple were married at the Royal Pita Maha, a one of a kind resort located in the spiritually charged village of Ubud, Bali. Guests were treated to amazing views, fantastic weather and great company. The location was chosen after Anna and Aaron had visited Bali during their engagement period. With the help of their very kind tour guide Mully they searched for something different and beautiful, a place where they could have a holiday with their nearest and dearest and even return to in the future.
Anna and Aaron saw each other before the ceremony so once they were wed they could immediately celebrate with their guests. The groom first saw his bride at the bottom of the resort by the Ayung River. We had decided on this location the day before, as it was truly a wonderful spot that was not only beautiful but intimate and private. The Royal Pita Maha had provide us with some amazing locations for photos. The resort is surrounded by cliffs creating a hidden oasis that boasts beautiful water features, well landscaped gardens and amazing villas.
Their Ceremony took place in a glass chapel that was positioned on the cliff side of the resort. This ensured that all guests had a view of not only the gorgeous couple but the rainforest valley that surrounded them. A cocktail hour followed with signature cocktails and acoustic music played by Anna’s sister and cousin.
Traditional Balinese dancers accompanied by a Balinese band started what would be a very special and unique reception. The couple put on a glorious banquet accompanied by wine from around the world (thanks to their close friend that works in the industry). The night ended as it should with everyone on the dance floor.
Photographer: Sherise Fleming Photographer | Flowers: International Flora Bali | Wedding Dress: Mariana Hardwick | Cake: Pepito Bakery | Brides Shoes: Peep Toe | Rings: Jeremy Fleming Jewellers | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alannah Hill | Hair: Lydia Dowsett and Rachel Lindrea | Groom and Groomsmens Suits: New England Suits | Head Piece : Lovisa | Jewellery: Lovisa | Makeup: Renee Pettit | Veil: Mariana Hardwick | Wedding Venue: The Royal Pita Maha, Ubud Bali
A few years ago a girlfriend of mine packed her bags to vacation in Bali. What was supposed to be a two week-long journey quickly turned into a two year jaunt. And while she was always the type to embark on these types of crazy adventures, I now get why we pretty much had to force her home. One peek at Love Is My Favorite Color‘s incredible photos, and it’s taking all my effort not to pack my bags myself.
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WHERE TO GO? Nusa Lembongan – it’s an amazing island
WHERE TO STAY? We stayed at the Komaneka Monkey Forest in Ubud – it was unreal!
WHAT TO EAT? When in Bali you must try the local dish, mie goreng – my personal favorite!
WHERE TO EAT? The most amazing meal my wife and I had was at the Le Pirate beach club. Truly the most amazing food in a magical place!
NOT TO MISS? Make sure to hire Bali Green Walks if you really want to see the real Bali with real amazing Bali people. They take you to places you would never dream to find by yourself!
MUST SEE? Nusa Lembongan island on a motorbike ride. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life.
Photography: Love Is My Favorite Color | Beach Club: Le Pirate | Diving Courses: Sub Ocean Bali | Guided Tours: Bali Green Walks | Hotel: Batu Karang | Hotel: Alam Asmara Dive Resort | Hotel: La Joya | Hotel: Komaneka | Process And Scanning: Carmencita Film Lab