Real Wedding – Laid-Back Luxury Elopement In Bali

31/10/2014 | 2

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Caroline & Matt   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   Windee Winata – PhotoFactory Bali

 

Elopements have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many of the elopements featured on You Mean The World To Me have been of couples that want to get married and legally bind their unity but they simply didn’t want the fuss, the expense or the stress of organising a traditional big white wedding.

 

This is also true of most of the destination wedding couples featured on the blog too, they get hitched overseas as they want to do things a little differently, escape the complications of planning ‘normal’ nuptials back home and they get to enjoy a trip of a lifetime with their loved ones whilst they’re at it!

 

Whatever your personal reasons are for eloping or getting married abroad, there is no denying that the beautiful island of Bali creates one of the most breathtaking backdrops for saying ‘I Do.’ Once you see the stunning scenery from today’s elegant elopement you’ll find it hard to want to tie the knot anywhere else!

 

Caroline and Matt wisely chose magical Mick’s Place for their elopement in Bali. Positioned on the cliff at Binging Beach, this Polynesian-influenced bungalow resort enjoys unrestricted views of the Indian Ocean.

 

I guarantee that you’ll love everything about this laid-back wedding day; from Caroline’s graceful gown that she teamed with beach-ready barefoot sandals, to the bright tropical blooms and traditional Balinese ceremony, from the casual surfing influences to the enchanting sunset wedding dinner that the couple shared, this is truly a dream destination wedding.

 

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Matt the groom:

“I am an Engineer and Caroline is a Dental Nurse, Caroline is a keen traveller and has been to many places in East Asia, Europe and Australia. She is interested in alternative therapies and is trained masseuse and has also trained and practiced in reflexology. I am a keen sportsman, interested in football, running and surfing. I have traveled to many places around the world surfing including lots of places in Europe and Asia.”

 

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“We met in 2011 however we didn’t get together until 2012 when Caroline had returned from traveling around Asia and climbing Mount Kinabalu. For our first date I took Caroline surfing and we hit it off from there. We have a similar outlook on life and are best friends and we are very much in love.”

 

“I proposed to her whilst in London on a short holiday at Christmas in 2013. I proposed in St James Park by Buckingham Palace. I had made a short video of lots of pictures from the first time we had met to that moment…..then I got down on one knee and proposed and she said yes. We spent the weekend in a posh hotel in London.”

 

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“We had a beach theme, but we ultimately wanted a simple but beautiful wedding in Bali with just the two of us. We had a separate ceremony when we returned to England with all the family.”

 

“The honeymoon suite at Mick’s Place was more beautiful than we ever imagined, the view was breathtaking. Caroline cried when we arrived and cried when she left she loved it so much.”

 

“Sascha from Micks’s Place arranged everything brilliantly and we couldn’t of asked for more! It was so laid back I even managed to go surfing on the morning of the wedding.”

 

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Do you have any advice for couples who are looking to get married in Bali?

  • “Remember what is important!”

 

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What were your highlights and your favourite memories from the day?

  • “I think our favorite bit was watching the sunset as a married couple from the cliff top whilst eating our wedding dinner.”

 

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Venue and suppliers:

Photographer – Windee Winata – PhotoFactory Bali // Venue – Mick’s Place, Bingin Beach, Bali // Wedding coordinator and event stylist – Sascha at Mick’s Place // Bride’s dress – Sophia Tolli // Hair and make up – Mick’s Place

 

 

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