Indonesia

Real Wedding – Romantic Fairytale Wedding Bali

18/06/2014 | 4

 Getting Married Abroad Blog

Emma & Brady   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   PhotoFactory Bali

 

If ever there were a wedding fit for a fairy princess, then it would be today’s sunlit soiree in Bali, captured to perfection by PhotoFactory Bali.

 

Emma and Brady’s love story began when they met at just seventeen, giving Emma plenty of time to dream the bridal dream and form the vision of their perfect destination day.

 

Soft pastel petals and twinkling fairy lights decorated the day, along with a vintage twist to their pretty personal touches. The bridesmaids sparkled in the sunshine in sequined dresses, sporting elegant updo’s, and of course the bride stole the show in a fairytale-esque, bespoke bridal gown fashioned with romantic ruffles.

 

The stunning ocean-view Bali venue gave them the happy ever after ceremony they both wished-for and a fairytale wedding that they’ll never forget…

 

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Read More

Real Wedding – We Both Thought Of Bali

16/04/2014 | 1

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Missy & Murray   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   PhotoFactory Bali

 

Missy and Murray both had Bali in mind as their perfect destination wedding location long before they were even engaged, proving that they were made for each other and that Bali was the perfect fit.

 

After travelling the island of Bali together on holiday, the couple chose the tropical paradise (and surfing hotspot) of Bingin Beach for their nuptials. Mick’s Place was the venue of choice as it offers the ultimate Bali getaway; secluded bungalow accommodations with infinity pools are situated on top of a cliff with uninterrupted vistas of the vast Indian Ocean – amazing!

 

They kept their wedding theme simple and let the venue and the views do the talking – one of the distinct advantages of getting married abroad is that the location delivers the ‘wow’ factor.

 

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

 

Missy says:

“We chose Bali as both of us had been there separately. When we were first dating, we had a conversation that started with, Bride: ‘I’m not thinking of getting married, but IF we did, I have a place in mind.’ Groom: ‘Oh really…I actually have a place in mind too…if we ever got married.’  We both thought of Bali. Then we vacationed there a year later, touring the island by scooter and living out of a small backpack. It was there that we planted the seed. Bali was the perfect place for us because the people are so genuine, with deep smiles that come from their souls. Of course it’s beautiful offering diving, hiking, and many picturesque activities as well.”

 

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

 

“We both were inspired by the culture and people of Bali. We knew in this place with such acceptance and love of others we could truly be ourselves. We had Balinese Prince Dewa and his wife Kartika help officiate our most beautiful ceremony. We wanted our guests to feel the culture of Bali and they did. The Prince brought a native Hawaiian flute, an African horn, his amazing chanting and grounding voice, and special offerings as a symbol of our ceremony.  It took place on a 300foot cliff-side overlooking an amazing surfers playground (the Indian Ocean) with the most killer sunset.”

 

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Getting Married Abroad Blog

Read More

Real Wedding – Traditional Balinese Wedding Ceremony

02/04/2014 | 1

You Mean The World To Me

Jasmine & Chris   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   Windee Winata – PhotoFactory Bali

 

There’s so much to love about this intimate elopement; not only did it take place in a luxury boutique hotel in blissful Bali with a traditional Balinese wedding ceremony overlooking the beach but Jasmine the bride wowed her hubby-to-be in a stunning, strapless Monique Lhuillier gown – serious dress envy!

 

You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

 

Jasmine says:

“We are natives of the San Francisco Bay Area in California and originally envisioned having a big traditional wedding in Santa Barbara, California at the end of the summer. With all the stresses of wedding planning, and the various expenses adding up, we decided to be selfish on our special day, and make the celebration truly about the two of us. Upon giving it much thought, we decided to move our wedding up six months, and get married in March 2013, rather than September 2013. As you may know, it’s quite cold and rainy in San Francisco during that time of year.”

 

Getting Married Abroad

Getting Married Abroad

Getting Married Abroad

Read More

Real Wedding – Beachside Boho Bliss In Bali

05/02/2014 | 4

You Mean The World To Me

Amity & Alex   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   Windee Winata – PhotoFactory Bali

 

This blissful beachside wedding is boho chic at its best – with delicate flower crowns, floaty bridesmaid dresses in nearly nude hues and an effortlessly beautiful boho bride.

 

Amity and Alex chose Bali as their destination wedding location – possibly the most perfect setting for a boho beach wedding!

A relaxed reception with family-style dining added to the informal yet-oh-so-elegant feel of the day. Tables were filled to bursting with flowers, vintage birdcages, Balinese gifts for the guests, and of course a plentiful supply of twinkling candle light and low-slung lanterns, whilst Moroccan leather pouffes provided chill-out areas to gaze at the stunning sunset and enjoy the bonfire party that ended the evening.

 

You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

 

Amity says:

“Neither of us are very religious so a church wedding was never an option. Bali is a special place to both of us and before we met we had always thought we would get married there…I saw a wedding on a photography blog I follow and just knew I had to get married on that beach!”

 

“We sent out of invitations quite early to give our guests plenty of notice to start saving! The invite contained a small information booklet on Bali with tips and suggestions for where to book accommodation. It also had a RSVP postcard with song requests as a part of it – these in addition to the actual invitation, were bound in lace and twine.”

 

You Mean The World To Me

You Mean The World To Me

Read More

Real Wedding – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life In Bali

15/01/2014 | 4

0612_Nicole_Mark_CA-281

Nicole & Mark   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   PhotoFactory Bali

 

Nicole and Mark tied the knot at the secluded and luxurious Villa Sanctus in Bali. The breathtaking venue perched on a clifftop wows guests with unobstructed views of the brilliant blue sky and the crystal-clear Indian Ocean below. All eyes however were on the elegant bride Nicole, as she dazzled in a stylish sequin gown that shimmered in the Balinese sunlight. 

 

The couple’s first dance was to the Dirty Dancing hit “Time of My Life” and yes, they rocked the dance floor for their guests by reenacting the moves including the epic lift! The song was a great choice as it seems to perfectly sum up their beautiful Bali wedding day.

 

0044_Nicole_Mark_CB-18

0013_Nicole_Mark_BB-4

0021_Nicole_Mark_BB-12

0063_Nicole_Mark_CA-12

0091_Nicole_Mark_BB-90

0121_Nicole_Mark_BB-123

 

Nicole says:

“We had friends from all over the world attend our wedding – London, Denmark, Oman, Vietnam and all over Australia. We all stayed at the Nusa Dua Hotel & Spa for a few days before the wedding so we could catch up with everyone and enjoy Bali by the pool with a few cocktails.”

 

“On the day of the wedding we transported our guests to the Villa Sanctus where we had the wedding (the bridal party got ready at the Villa). My groom spent the whole day coordinating the set up – poor thing! At 3.30pm our guests arrived and at 4pm we walked down the aisle.”

 

0132_Nicole_Mark_CA-33

0140_Nicole_Mark_CA-42

0143_Nicole_Mark_CA-43

0178_Nicole_Mark_BB-158

0193_Nicole_Mark_BB-169

Read More

2013 Real Wedding Roundup Part Two

01/01/2014 | 0

You Mean The World To Me

Shannon & Dane – Bali

 

Happy New Year!  Congratulations to everyone who got engaged last night! And to everyone else, here’s to a wonderful New Year filled with love, laughter and worldwide weddings!

 

2013 brought an abundance of beautiful brides, gorgeous grooms and dreamy destination wedding days from all over the world to You Mean The World To Me. Here’s a roundup of some of these special occasions. If you missed any of the nuptials, simply click on the link below each bride and groom to see their full wedding feature. Plus, there’s plenty more to see from yesterday with ‘Real Wedding Roundup Part One‘.

 

Grab yourself a coffee (probably much needed this morning?!) and enjoy a little destination wedding inspiration from around the globe.

 

You Mean The World To Me

Emma & John – New York City, USA

You Mean The World To Me

Rachel & Aaron – Montego Bay, Jamaica

You Mean The World To Me

Chiara & Ivan – Piacenza, Italy

You Mean The World To Me

Kara & Carlos – Tulum, Mexico

You Mean The World To Me

Lisa & Alex (2People1Life) – Didsbury, England

You Mean The World To Me

Lisa & Alex (2People1Life) – Eastern Cape, South Africa

Read More