The Le­gian Ho­tel, Seminyak, Bali

Wedding Destinations - - TOP VENUES BALI - Pho­tog­ra­phy by iwan Hen­drawan

The best thing about hav­ing a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding is that you are able to en­joy your wed­ding over a num­ber of days.

I think our love of trav­el­ling put the thought of a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding in our minds. Bali has al­ways been a favourite for me as it was where most of my fam­ily’s yearly hol­i­days were spent when I was grow­ing up. More re­cently, Liam and I love go­ing to Bali when we want a quick and re­lax­ing break.

Our wed­ding cer­e­mony was held at The Le­gian Ho­tel in Seminyak. It was a beau­ti­ful spot over­look­ing the beach and set up with the most amaz­ing flow­ers, chairs, al­tar and dec­o­ra­tions. The guests were taken to our re­cep­tion at Villa Alyia which was set up with ta­bles, cen­tre pieces, name tags and light­ing. It was a beau­ti­ful garden party and ev­ery­thing we wanted.

We used Global Wed­dings as our wed­ding plan­ner. The lead up to our wed­ding was com­pletely stress free thanks to their ex­pert ad­vice and plan­ning. From ar­rang­ing ca­ter­ing, flow­ers, our cel­e­brant, and even a hen’s day - we only had to hint at what we wanted and the team made sure it hap­pened. About 30 min­utes be­fore the wed­ding was about to be­gin, two out of my three brides­maid dresses zips burst open. We had no idea how we were go­ing to fix it, but our wed­ding plan­ner calmly and quickly sewed the dresses up and away we went.

The im­ages our pho­tog­ra­pher, Iwan, took were amaz­ing; re­laxed and fun - which is ex­actly what we wanted. We also de­cided to have a video made (pro­duced by Ferry Tjoe) which was the best de­ci­sion. The qual­ity of the video is great and it’s easy to show peo­ple who were not able to travel to our wed­ding.

The best thing about hav­ing a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding is that you are able to en­joy your wed­ding over a num­ber of days. We had a two week wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion and look­ing back, we would not have changed a thing.

wed­ding in­ven­tory

Bride’s dress: My dress was from the 2012 Pronovias (Barcelona) Col­lec­tion. veil: In­stead of a tra­di­tional veil, I had a pill­box hat with vin­tage net­ting hand­made by a Mel­bourne De­signer, Heather B Millinery in Hamp­ton, Mel­bourne. As my dress was quite tra­di­tional, I was glad my veil was a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, but still keep­ing the over­all look tra­di­tional. Groom’s at­tire: Due to the warmer cli­mate of Bali, Liam opted for slacks and a shirt. We de­cided to have the shirt cus­tom made by Tai­lors Mark. cake: The cake was de­signed and made by Ixora Wed­ding Cakes, Bali; one layer was choco­late and the other rasp­berry; with white choco­late shards cov­er­ing the out­side. flow­ers: Like my dress and veil I really wanted my flow­ers to be sim­ple yet ele­gant and there­fore de­cided on white roses. mu­sic: We had a live cover band play­ing at the wed­ding called Or­gan­ised Chaos, and ‘Bongo Boys’ - three lo­cal guys with bongo drums - marched our guests to the re­cep­tion. venue: The Le­gian Ho­tel in Seminyak, Bali. Guests were then taken to our re­cep­tion which was held in a pri­vate villa, Villa Alyia. plan­ner: Global Wed­dings was our Wed­ding Plan­ner. I don’t have the words to de­scribe how help­ful, pro­fes­sional and or­gan­ised they were in cre­at­ing and de­liv­er­ing the wed­ding of our dreams.

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