Tag: Getting Married In Bali

Real Wedding – I Dreamed A Dream In Bali

10/09/2014 | 9

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Leanne & Luke   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   PhotoFactory Bali

 

You’ve got to love a good international love story! The chance encounter’s halfway around the world, where a lovely pair randomly meet and find the one they’re going to marry; it’s what the word serendipity was surely made for!

 

Well, today’s darling duo has an equally lovely tale of fate to tell. Leanne is from Wales in the UK and Luke lives in Tasmania. Travel brought them to each other in Tasmania (where they were introduced by a mutual friend) as Leanne was travelling the world. They had a whirlwind romance, fell in love and decided to get hitched, so Leanne started planning to move and set up a new life in Tasmania with Luke and his adorable twin boys. I know…it’s like the perfect romantic movie script!

 

Due to them both being travel fans and since the guests that would be invited to their wedding would be from every corner of the globe, they decided that a destination wedding somewhere neutral would be the most suitable big day for them.

 

Leanne had dreamt of saying “I Do” in breathtaking Bali and it seemed the picture-perfect place for friends and family from around the world to meet and celebrate their nuptials. And a dream wedding it was too, from Leanne’s dazzling Jenny Packham dress to the magical cliff top venue, they had their day their way and it was literally a dream come true.

 

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Real Wedding – Traditional Balinese Wedding Ceremony

02/04/2014 | 1

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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!

 

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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.”

 

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Friday Five – Top Far-Flung Beach Wedding Locations For 2014

07/03/2014 | 1

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In recent years, the number of couples choosing to get married abroad has been steadily growing. A 2013 report published by LV= travel insurance found that one in six married British couples had tied the knot abroad in the past five years, which is a whole lot of worldwide weddings!

 

Last week’s Friday Five brought you the Top European Wedding Locations for 2014 to inspire you on your quest in finding the perfect place to say ‘I Do’.

This week the search has widened to include every worldwide wedding location but with a particular focus on far-flung beach venues for all you boho brides out there.

 

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If you are looking for your big day to be totally unique, with guaranteed sunshiny skies and wow-factor white sands, then these are the destinations for you. Tropical destination weddings have never been hotter!

 

A further afield wedding trip can create a once in a lifetime holiday for you, your family and your friends, however do bear in mind that not all of your nearest and dearest will be able to make this type of long haul trip with you. It’s imperative to decide on what’s truly important to you and for your wedding day before definitely deciding on your destination.

 

Here’s a guide to the top five far-flung beach wedding locations for 2014….

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Destination Wedding Guide – Getting Married In Bali

19/11/2013 | 4

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If you are thinking about getting married in the tropical paradise that is Bali, then this Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start.

And who could be better to bring you all of the inspiration and information you need to start planning your wedding than the talented team of wedding photography experts at PhotoFactory Bali?

 

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The island of Bali is one of the most beautiful wedding locations in the world with spectacular scenery, year-round tropical sunshine and a fantastic variety of breathtaking wedding locations. From stunning clifftop chapels overlooking crystal-clear waters, to vibrant, exclusive resorts set upon Bali’s pristine white sand beaches and secluded, exotic private villas in remote villages – you couldn’t hope for more for your destination day.

 

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A wedding in Bali can be a magical holiday for both you and your guests and it’s the perfect place for a short mini-moon or your honeymoon after your big day.

 

There is so much to see and do in Bali – it is the perfect place for having some downtime with your nearest and dearest before and after your wedding day. You can enjoy a cycle or hike across the rice fields in the Ubud area, or relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets seen from Kuta, shop in fashionable Seminyak, or go surfing in Uluwatu, watch the famous Kecak dance or dance in one of Bali’s hip and happening clubs or try out tasty, traditional Balinese cuisine and enjoy fine dining. Your guests coming to your wedding will appreciate the many interesting adventures they can enjoy around your wedding day celebrations.

 

Tip!

With rice fields, beaches and more, Bali makes an excellent place to have your engagement photo session. If you have your session with PhotoFactory a few days before your wedding in Bali, you will have your engagement album ready to show off on your wedding day!

 

Wedding planners

 

Many good wedding planners have been around for decades in Bali and some great newcomers have recently joined the scene too. Top quality, international-standard vendors such as professional photographers, decorators, talented musicians and dancers are all set to deliver you with your dream wedding. You will have no problems communicating with your Bali wedding vendors in English either, giving you full confidence before your big day.

 

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Wedding ceremonies

 

Blessing ceremony / commitment wedding

This ceremony is suitable for couples that wish to celebrate their wedding with a blessing in Bali, or for couples who don’t want to be legally banded in a marriage but wish to live in love and commitment. Everything is similar to a religious ceremony but it’s led by a celebrant and the certificate does not legally bind you in marriage. For this kind of ceremony you do not need to complete any legal paperwork and no authorities are involved.

 

Balinese blessing ceremony

Made famous back in the 90s when Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall tied the knot in Bali, the exotic Balinese blessing ceremony excites couples wanting to have an authentic Balinese cultural experience for their wedding. This is a blessing ceremony and not a legally binding wedding ceremony. It is only possible for couples who are genuinely of the Balinese Hindu faith to be legally married in the Balinese Hindu style. Again, you would not need to complete any legal paperwork and no authorities are involved.

 

Legal wedding ceremonies

 

All couples that want to legally marry in Bali (which is a part of Indonesia and is subject to Indonesian laws) must declare a religion. The Civil Registry Office can record marriages of Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian-Protestant and Christian-Catholic faiths. Marriage partners must have the same religion otherwise one partner must make a written declaration of change of religion.

In Bali, the legal civil ceremony takes place after the religious ceremony. You will have an English speaking ceremony leader (priest or government official etc).

 

Whatever ceremony you choose, your wedding planner or hotel wedding coordinator will be able to help you through the preparation and throughout the wedding.

 

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