MADE IN HEAVEN
Paradise awaits at Bali’s Bulgari Resort, where the five-star facilities include a beautiful wedding chapel set amid stunning surroundings
Finding a beautiful beach resort with an elegant, welldesigned wedding chapel is a combination most brides dream of—but one that can be almost impossible to find. So anyone who wants to tie the knot in front of all their friends in a tropical paradise will be delighted to discover the Bulgari Resort in Bali.
Combining the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled Balinese nature with sophisticated contemporary design, the resort is a fusion of Indonesian serenity and Italian flair. And on a magnificent cliff edge overlooking the warm Indian Ocean is the Bulgari chapel, where you can say “I do” in one of nature’s most dramatic settings.
The human design isn’t bad either. Created by Milan-based architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, the chapel reflects the Italian style for which the brand is famous, but in a very Indonesian setting.
The design is infused with imagination and creativity. A simple stone wall covers one section of the chapel, giving it an intimate feel while showing off sweeping views down to the sea. The wall is made of hand-hewn Paras Kerobokan stone from Bali.
The black wall covering the external structure of the chapel is made of bangkiray wood and the floor is made of volcanic andesite stone. Inside are a number of unusual touches, including a tower lamp reminiscent of the traditional Balinese penjor, a curved bamboo pole adorned with coconut leaves in times of celebration.
The chapel fits up to 90 guests, and on the day itself it will be filled with garlands of flowers, which look particularly beautiful against the backdrop of the sea and fill the room with heady floral scents. If you want to feel the warm sea breeze on your skin, then a glass wall behind the altar can be opened for a semi-outdoor wedding.
Afterwards you can walk through scented tropical gardens to the nearby glass-roofed Pavilion Terrace, which easily fits 150 guests and has equally dramatic views of the island. To remove any pre-wedding stress, there is a dedicated wedding planner on site to take care of everything, who will also help to turn any special requests into reality.
This particular slice of Balinese paradise has been a centre of learning, harmony and faith for years, as the Hindu temple that rises majestically from the highest point of the property shows. Make your own stamp on local history by holding the happiest day of your life right here.
SEASIDE SETTING The exterior (top left) and interior (below) of the wedding chapel at the Bulgari Resort in Bali