Real Wedding – Monochrome Beach Wedding Bali

09/07/2014 | 7

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Farrah & Shamus   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   PhotoFactory Bali

 

Bright and bold weddings have been a huge hit this year and they make for a very colourful affair, but when you stumble across a classic all-white or magical monochrome soiree like today’s elegant beach ceremony, you can’t help but fall in love with chic black and white tones.

 

Farrah and Shamus chose Bali for their destination wedding, and it’s not hard to see why. What could be more romantic than saying ‘I do’ on bleached-white sands, the glorious sun beaming overhead and a slight ocean breeze? Even just thinking about it makes me want to hop on the next flight out to this tropical paradise!

 

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Farrah says:

“When it came to planning our special day, we wanted to do something a little different so we decided a destination wedding in Bali would be perfect. The flights and accommodation costs for guests was very affordable from Western Australia and Northern Territory, Australia (where most of our close friends and family live) and we gave everyone more than a year’s notice to prepare.”

 

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“Planning the wedding only got difficult when it came down to the very specific details that I wanted as the Balinese are very relaxed and the language barrier doesn’t help! I was very lucky to have my godmother living in Bali at the time so she helped out tremendously.”

 

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Ceremony music:

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“We chose to stick with a black and white theme to keep the wedding elegant while still being relaxed by having the ceremony on the beach and the reception in the hotel garden.”

 

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“We had a great turnout with 77 out of 105 people invited attending the wedding. Being the 4th April 2014, the weather was absolutely perfect, although hot in the sun, with it pouring down with rain early in the morning and beautiful blue skies by the afternoon.”

 

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“We chose the Novotel Nusa Dua after looking at many resorts that were either way out of our budget or not the tropical paradise we expected our wedding to be.”

 

“Our wedding favors were engraved fans with our names and the date (handed out during the ceremony on the beach), personalised stubby holders at the reception with a scratchie inside each of them. We were hoping that someone would win big at our wedding but unfortunately the most that was won was $10! The photo booth was a hit with everyone posing for a photo with a variety of props.”

 

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“I was very worried about picking the right photographer because after all, that’s all you have left when the wedding is all over but I am very happy with the choice I made. Our photos, albums and video are perfect!”

 

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“We would definitely recommend having a destination wedding and would love to do it all again!”

 

“The highlight was everyone staying at the same hotel leading up to the wedding which meant that both families met leading up to the big day and when it came to the wedding, it was like they had all known each other for years! Given that we are spread out all around Australia, it was great for our families to get to know each other in such a relaxed environment and create memories that will last a lifetime!”

 

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

  • “My favorite thing about the wedding was everyone being so happy and relaxed (given they were all on holidays) and seeing my husband all dressed up!”

 

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First dance:

Dance floor classics:

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Would you do anything differently?

  • “If I had to change one thing, I probably would have had a wedding planner (preferably an Australian one) that could sort out the few hiccups we had on the day with the hotel/music etc. I chose not to because I am a bit of a control freak but it would have been good to have them to help on the day and not worry about anything going wrong.”

 

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Do you have any wedding budget tips?

  • “A lot of the little things really don’t matter on the day so if you are trying to save money, I would probably not worry about the ‘extravagant flowers and decorations’ but rather spend money on the photography because after all, that is what you have hanging around the house for the rest of your lives together!”

 

 

Venue and suppliers:

Photographer – PhotoFactory Bali / Venue, Flowers, Catering, Musicians – Novotel Nusa Dua, Bali / Bride’s dress – Hobnob Bridal / Bride’s shoes – Betts / Hair and make up – Le Salon Jimbaran Bali / Groom and groomsmen suits – Tarocash /

 

 

Comments (7)

  1. Gah Bali – love the place and you can’t beat getting married there!

  2. Love the black and white theme with pops of yellow. Not to mention those amazing views!!!

  3. Those globe lights are everything! Swoon, swoon, swoon.

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