The Legian Hotel, Seminyak, Bali
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.
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.