Real Wedding – Orange Is The Happiest Colour In Bali

11/09/2013 | 1

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Sarah & Kaz   ♥   Bali, Indonesia

Photographer:   Windee Winata – PhotoFactory Bali

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We introduced you to the idea that orange is the happiest colour yesterday and today’s real wedding illustrates just how true that is. There’s so much fun and enjoyment going on in these photos from PhotoFactory. Sarah used her favourite colour palette – peach and tangerine – as the theme to their big day and ensured that this picturesque private villa wedding was packed with personality.

 

Sarah and Kaz worked hard to make this special day their own; from Sarah’s incredible dress handmade by her talented best friend’s mum, to the DIY decorations and personalised favours. But the real icing on the cake? Sarah had her very own ‘trash the dress’ photo opportunity to the delight of their guests!

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Sarah says:

“My Husband Kaz and I were married on the 15th June 2013. After looking at a few place locally in Western Australia and not finding anywhere that we really liked we decided to do it in Bali. Kaz and I wanted somewhere green and lush, picturesque and serine and somewhere we could stay and have the whole day in the one place. We took a weekend visit to Bali to choose a venue – there are so many beautiful places to choose from. Many people choose to stick to the coastline of Bali but we wanted something different.”

 

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“After visiting ‘Villa Bali Gita’ we both knew that it was the place for us. It’s a five bedroom private villa that is hired out to the one party with a beautiful courtyard, a large pool surrounded by beautiful, green lush gardens and a view that is very picturesque looking over a clifftop to a river. There is also dining areas and a huge TV room that can also sleep other guests. The villa is out of the hustle and bustle of Bali but still close enough to go shopping, visit bars or other sites that Bali is famous for.”

 

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“Each day the staff will go shopping for your choice of food and make it fresh. Yolande is the owner of the villa and she was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding via email. She handles everything for you, is very prompt with her replies and any question she doesn’t have the answer for she will do the research to find out. This made it very simple when organizing a destination wedding from home. The villa is included in the ‘wedding package’ which has everything you need for a wedding but Yolande is so accommodating to her guest and strives to make your stay and your day as magical as possible, so she allows you to add and take out things from the package to suit you.”

 

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Ceremony music:

This is the song that was played as Kaz proposed to me, played by a big jazz band.

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“I was lucky enough to have my best friend’s extremely talented mum Delwyn make my wedding dress. I went out and found the material I wanted which was lace and soft wedding tulle and told her the style – princess without being over the top, elegant yet simple – and that it must be sweetheart shape for the bust. No beading or bling and must be light to wear. The finished project was perfect, exactly what I wanted and only cost me $500 for everything, Bargain!”

 

“My bouquets were also made by Delwyn. I purchased the silk flowers off line (peach coloured frangipani’s and white hibiscus). I know you’re thinking you’re in a tropical place why not have real flowers? Well hibiscus don’t last very long and I really love them, plus this way I am able to keep my bouquets forever!”

 

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“My shoes were purchased on sale from David Jones, $60 for a plane ivory coloured small heel shoe. I then decorated them with some leftover lace from my wedding dress. They matched my dress perfectly.”

 

“The final touch to looking like a bride is the veil. I am all for veils, I absolutely love them. My veil was again made by Delwyn, from some wedding tulle left over from my dress, it was mid-length and had two layers sewn to a pearl clip. I walked down the aisle with my veil over my face with my father and my 15 month old son and when I reached the alter I had my sister (Maid of Honour) take it over my head so that I could give my dad and my son a kiss before turning to Kaz.”

 

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“Finding a hair and make up artist is a little daunting at first, especially when it’s a destination wedding. You basically have to search online and see what other people have said about them but a Balinese friend recommended Renee Pettit. I found out she was an Australian working over in Bali and she was currently in Perth for a couple of months which worked out great as I was able to get a make up trial done before heading over to Bali. Renee was great, there wasn’t that language barrier which made it a 100 times easier, she had lots of experience and was lovely. My make up was subtle and simple and my hair was a very classic and elegant style.”

 

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“The last two days leading up to your wedding is always the most stressful and seems to be when everything starts to go wrong. The night before my wedding it had poured it down with rain, that was number three of things to go wrong but that morning all my stress seemed to disappear and was replaced with excitement, I felt like a giddy little 16 year old getting ready for a date with her first ever crush. Plus, apparently rain is supposed to be lucky on your wedding day – so I am told. The rain cleared after a couple of hours but it was likely to rain again later that day so instead of having the reception area set up out in the gardens it had to be changed to the dining area which turned out to be just fine.”

 

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“I didn’t have too many decorations as the villa was already perfect with the gardens and overlooking the river. It was natural and beautiful, truly picturesque. My favorite colour is peach/tangerine so it was only natural I use it for my theme colour. The night before we had sat up making peach, tangerine and white paper pompom’s in three different sizes to hang from the ceilings. My wedding favors were tangerine coloured stubby coolers that had ‘Mr and Mrs PassionFace 15th June 2013′ written on them and ‘All You Need Is Love’ written off to the side of two lips going in for a kiss. Everyone got one of these and for my female guests a little something extra, a little lip balm that had the same thing written on them.”

 

“I absolutely loved them they were humorous, useful and a little bit of Kaz and I. The story behind the wording was that Kaz and I are quite an affectionate couple and very quickly after first dating we were labeled as ‘Mr & Mrs PassionFace’. The wording ‘All You Need Is Love’ is the song that Kaz arranged to have played by a large jazz band when he proposed.”

 

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Throwing of the bouquet: 

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“Kaz and I wrote our own vows, which gave it that extra special meaning, as it was from us. They were again humorous but also heartfelt, us to a tee. After being pronounced husband and wife all our 55 guests were parted in a line on either side for the bridal party to walk through, to congratulate us while throwing flower petals on us.”

 

“Then it was off to get the photos done. I cannot explain to you how happy I am that I decided to have PhotoFactory photograph and video our wedding, the whole team was amazing from start to finish, they were onto it the entire day, being quick to capture every special moment and the finished project was magnificent, the video was so well put together and the photo albums beautiful. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed when using them. Well worth spending that little extra to get the quality and experience to last a lifetime.”

 

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“The wedding cake was a two-tier sponge cake, with a light cream centre. I bought some little bobble heads off line that were made to look like Kaz and I. Sounds corny I know but they were actually quite cute.”

 

“A few months before the wedding Kaz and I sat down choosing some music and compiled it into separate files on the laptop for dinner music, dance music and special moments music. We took this over to Bali – much cheaper then hiring a DJ. We were also quite lucky that my sisters partner was in a two man acoustic band, so we paid for their flights over and had them play for us. Live music is always a plus.”

 

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“Dinner was a sit down Balinese banquet, so fresh and full of flavour. Mmm, my mouth waters just thinking about the food that Bali Gita provided us with. We had the Balinese gamelan dancers for entertainment during dinner. While we danced our first dance we were surprised with a big bang of fireworks that were set off just off the cliff. Everything was magical – a day to remember. To finish everything off it was arranged that the groomsmen would throw me into the pool, wedding dress and all. I was picked up by my legs and arms and on the count of three I was in the air falling into the pool. So much fun and great for the pictures.”

 

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Cutting of the cake:

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“We wanted our wedding to be fun and filled with little bits of Kaz and I so that our guests could get to know us more as a couple. I think I can gladly say we pulled it off. Each one of our guests were able to walk away with a story to tell and Kaz and I a memory that will last forever. I can’t thank all our friends and family enough for making it over to help us celebrate, to all the staff that helped us put it together and to my husband for being the beautiful, sexy, amazing husband he is.”

 

“Having a destination wedding is great, it brings all your family and friends into the one place, where you can all be on holiday, relax and just make the most out of all the celebrations.”

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First dance:

  • Johnny Clegg – Dela

Second dance:

Dance floor classics:

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Do you have any advice for brides-to-be who are looking to get married in Bali?

  • “Plan an outing a couple of nights before your wedding to kick start the celebrations and organise a BBQ or lunch the day after so you can all wind down before heading home. Everyone has come over for your wedding so making the most out of everyone being on holiday together is great fun. Make sure you give yourself a few days before the wedding to do all the last minute finalisations.”
  • “Have a hair and make up trial done before your wedding. This will give your stylists a chance to get to know you a little better and more of an understanding of what it is you want – you want to look your best on the day. Keep things simple, remember that saying ‘less is more’.”
  • “Make your day truly yours by adding little bits of you and your husband-to-be throughout the day, and this is one thing that is always said – remember to enjoy yourself and take as much in as possible. There is so much happening leading up to the day and on the day so it is easy to forget to relax and remember what is important and that the day just flies by, (this is another reason why the photographer/videographer is so important).”

 

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Would you do anything differently?

  • “If I could go back to do anything differently it would be to remember to relax a little bit more and take in the day.”

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Do you have any wedding budget tips?

  • “Online shopping is always cheaper and DYI projects are cheaper again plus they can be fun. If you have found a dress you like in store but the $5000 price tag is just not affordable look into having a replica made, this could save you at least half the amount. Or again there are many online shops that make wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses for just a couple of hundred, but if you’re doing this make sure you do your research before buying. If you find the right place, the material will be great quality and the dress will be made to fit you.”
  • “When it comes to food there is always different options to choose from, speak to your venue manager to find out what different options they have.”
  • “Look at the wedding packages that the venues supply. We were able to change almost everything we liked from the package, for example the photographer and make up and hair stylist. Just make sure you are clear with your venue manager as to what it is you want and expect and vice versa.”

 

Venue and suppliers:

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If there’s one thing we l-o-v-e most about Bali weddings it is the glamorous and just plain gorgeous venues. How swoon-worthy is Villa Bali Gita? 

We still can’t get over how picture-perfect Sarah looked after she was thrown in the pool too! A truly beautiful bride.

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