This Bride's advice for those considering a destination wedding is right on point: "Absolutely go for it! Most couples comment that the day flies by too quickly, and that they don't have enough time to take it all in, but with a destination wedding, you can bask in the celebration and the excitement for days." If you need any more convincing on the glories of a Bali celebration, check out the photos by Terralogical of their special day, planned by Cher Ange Weddings + Events. Plus, Flipmax shared the amazing film, waiting for you below! From the Bride... We chose to have our destination wedding in Bali in the hope that the celebrations and fun with our family and friends would last longer than the wedding day alone, and we’re happy to report we smashed that brief! We chose Villa the Sanctuary in Canggu, Bali for its spectacular grounds and facilities and also because of its ability to accommodate a select few of our closest family members so they could stay on location with us in pre- and post-wedding day. With poolside cocktails, family dinners, and trips to Finns Beach club, it really doesn’t get much better. There were so many memorable moments, but one that really stands out for me was the wedding morning – the preparation was completely relaxed, allowing me to take in the magnitude of what this day meant. Veuve champagne flowed whilst Beyoncé’s Lemonade album played...my girls and I had a ball. The evening celebrations were the perfect end to our perfect day. Our dance floor was electric and just so much fun, but a particularly special moment of the evening celebrations was the speeches. The emotion, the tears, and the laughter tied together to create a perfect halo of love around not just us, but all of our family and friends.Although it was our own event, from as early as the morning preparations through to the last song at our evening celebration, both Luke and I felt like VIP guests. It was magical from start to finish. Afterward Luke and I marveled at just how seamlessly the day had unfolded; we were so impressed that it all ‘just happens’ – it felt like a perfectly orchestrated Hollywood movie production. The day moved and turned behind the scenes and was timed to perfection without interrupting us, and we can only attribute this to our phenomenal planner, Karen, and her team. Their professionalism was flawless, and the attention to detail and styling far exceeded our expectations.My advice for couples considering a destination wedding is this: Absolutely go for it! Most couples comment that the day flies by too quickly, and that they don't have enough time to take it all in, but with a destination wedding, you can bask in the celebration and the excitement for days.We are thrilled with our decision and would highly recommend it to others. My greatest advice to others, which was also passed on to me, is that at different moments throughout the day, try to take a minute to stop and look around, to really just feel in that moment. To help you do this, recite in your head little things like... "I'm eating breakfast on my wedding day," "I'm getting my hair done on my wedding day," etc. and take time to look at the flowers on the tables and actively take note of all the detail and special moments. Don't forget to try all the food, sample the cocktails, and be as present as possible. I found it really helped to form markers in my mind and memory, which helps the day not to pass in a blur.
Photography: Terralogical | Cinematography: FlipMax Photography | Event Planning: CHER ANGE weddings & events | Cake: Ixora Cakes Bali | Ceremony Venue: Villa Sanctuary | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Misha Collection | Catering: Dijon | Makeup: Zineb Farha | Hair: Justine Wolfe | Entertainment: DJ Billy | Bridal Boutique: Raffaele Ciuca | Decor: Bloomz Fine Flowers | Equipment Rentals: Bali Event Hire | Sound + Lighting: Virtuoso