One of our favorite secrets no one tells you about destination weddings is that you don’t have to go overboard with a beachy theme. Take a look at this one by Cher Ange Weddings + Events, for example. The stylish Bride rocked a modern Suzanne Harward dress that looked stunning against the architectural backdrop of The Ungasan Clifftop Resort and Bali’s ubiquitous blue waters and ample greenery. As this modern affair captured by Balimetro Wedding Cinematography and Imaj Gallery proves, destination Brides look best when they infuse their own style with their chosen location!
From the Bride… Our style inspiration for our big day was most definitely the location, The Ungasan Clifftop Resort. These spectacular cliff-top villas are all class, style, and luxury with the most breathtaking views of the ocean. We wanted our wedding to be stylish and sophisticated to match our gorgeous setting.
Our color palette was white and a splash of gold! The location has so much color and personality – the bright blue ocean, the crisp green grass, the outstanding architecture of the villas – we thought adding any more color would be overkill (oh, except for the touch of red on my nails that matched my Louboutins!).
We were blessed with the help we received for our special day. Our chic wedding planner, Karen from Cher Ange who crafts bespoke weddings in Bali, worked tirelessly on our wedding and helped mold our vision into reality. And the staff at The Ungasan were faultless, their attentiveness and their famous Balinese smiles made the day all the more amazing.
One of our favorite moments was our first dance. It was really quite special, and so very us! We are not your waltz kind of couple, nor did we want this moment to be boring for our guests, so we employed a hip hop dance teacher to choreograph a fun little number to “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS. Lets just say my husband looked like a pro when he dipped me, and my yoga practice came in handy for the backbend!
Our flowers were superb! We had a beautiful flower arch on the edge of the cliffs with the blue ocean as our backdrop. Our flower arrangement inside the roof of the marquee was magnificent.
My dress!! Oh how I wish I could wear it again. A Suzanne Harward dress, this white, modern work of art that was so simple yet so elegant was the perfect dress to let me dance in. I kicked off the Louboutins for the reception and walked the grass barefoot; my dress was the perfect design to allow freedom whilst still looking stylish.
Without a doubt, the most exceptional thing about the day was the love. It could not have been manufactured. There was so much love in the house. And no one was afraid to say it or show it.
If I could give one piece of advice to Brides-to-be it would be to have fun! Don’t forget to enjoy yourself. Laugh, cry tears of joy, kiss your husband, and hug your family. Get swept up in the love.
Photography: Imaj Gallery | Cinematography: Balimetro | Event Planning: CHER ANGE weddings & events | Floral Design: Florette | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Harward | Cake: Ixora Cakes Bali | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort | Hair + Makeup: SPOIL-Max | Entertainment: DJ Billy | Venue: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort | Rentals: Bali Event Hire | Sound + Lighting: Virtuoso | Tent Rentals: Ristana Tent