Kate & Mark ♥ Bali, Indonesia
Photographer: PhotoFactory Bali
If someone asked me where I thought the best destination wedding location was, I’d find it soooo hard to choose but if I had to pick just one, then I might just have to say Bali.
Every wedding that appears in my inbox from the faraway shores of Bali has me instantly addicted. It’s not just the pristine beaches, lush tropical scenery and spectacular choice of luxury hotels and venues that Bali has to offer, the wedding scene here just seems so well organised as well! With super-talented teams on hand, this Indonesian island is well versed when it comes to planning a wedding, and it seems to enable every couple’s destination ‘I Do’ to simply shine with character and flair.
Kate and Mark’s sunshiny soiree at the magical Mick’s Place, Bali is no exception to this rule; their day radiates with personality and style. From Kate’s beautiful beaded Jenny Packham gown which shimmered in the sunlight to her fabulous flower crown, from their vibrant turquoise theme and chevron print table runners to the charming customised quote boards, handmade favours and table settings – this is a personalised destination wedding done oh-so-right.
“Mark and I met working on a research vessel off the coast of Japan. Filming a documentary about the Giant Squid! We enjoyed jugs of Gin and Tonic at a karaoke bar in Yokahama – the rest they say is history!”
“Mark proposed in the Tanonga eco lodges near our home town on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. He had the ring made but was holding off as my brother had just got engaged, he waited a few weeks for our little weekend trip away.
“We were in front of the fire enjoying a glass of red and he quickly ran outside to call my Dad for permission before he proposed!”
“We chose Bali, and the Bukit area as we felt we wanted a high emphasis on RELAXATION and a memorable holiday for our guests. We wanted Bali vibes without the hustle and bustle of further North. So we chose Bingin Beach as we just love that area.”
“The day wouldn’t have been what it was without our family and friends that travelled over. Mark’s sisters surprise arrival from the U.K was such a highlight. Everyone made an effort to be there and we are forever grateful for that.”
“What an amazing combination of people from all over the world. Many new friendships were made amongst the collaboration. What more could you ask for really!”
What were the highlights and your favourite memories from the day?
- “Walking down the aisle and feeling absolutely overwhelmed with love and happiness and just enjoying the night with our favourite people from all over the world.”
Do you have any advice for couples who are looking to get married in Bali?
- “Stay true to yourselves, it’s your day. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, I didn’t have ‘bridesmaids’ but my girls that helped everything run smoothly on the day were amazing (you know who you are!).”
Venue and suppliers:
Photographer – PhotoFactory Bali // Venue and catering – Micks Place, Bali // Wedding planner – Sascha Hanson at Micks Place // Decoration – The Wedding Shop Bali // Bride’s dress – Jenny Packham // Hair and make up – James David Hewson //