Inspired by the volcanic landscapes that hug the Indian Ocean coastline, the wedding of Elaine & Patrick was celebrated at the lavish Bulgari Resort in Bali. The Bride, an ethereal portrait of sartorial elegance in Monique L’Huillier, moved throughout the night in a gown cascading with hand sewn embellishment.
Guests were welcomed to the seaside reception where tuberose garlands unfurled from frangipani trees. Details of silver and gold silks adorned gilded tables, mirroring the organic architecture of inimitable Indonesian seascapes.
Beautifully documented by Feather & Stone photography
NAMES: Elaine Wu & Patrick Wu
WEDDING DATE: September 26th 2015
GUEST NUMBERS: 120
HOW WE MET: We'd known each other for over 10 years, ever since our first encounter at high school, we knew something was meant to happen.
OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY: Over our favorite meal of the day- breakfast, he surprised me by prepping a full on hotel style breakfast and got down on one knee. It was a total surprise. Simple but sincere, just the way I like it.
MARRIAGE TO US MEANS: Have faith, support and respecting each other through thick and thin.
THEME: Inspired by the dark deep black stone walls, the winding tropical gardens and the Bulgari’s never ending view of the horizon. Our colour pallete was grey, gold, green and white which allowed the architecture of this naturally beautiful resort shine through with little distraction.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Thanks to Seth & Tenielle from Feather & Stone Photography for shooting the most beautiful imagery. Every moment was so perfectly captured. They are truly the best decision i made throughout my wedding planning! Because after all the fun & emotional times , all you’re left with are the photos to remember the day by. Seth & Tenielle felt like family on the day and made the whole photographic experience a joy. The icing on the cake was seeing the the final resort which was a work of art. Not only did they take beautiful portraits, they captured the finest details that too often go unnoticed by photographers. The Bulgari's private beach made for a perfect backdrop.
FAVORS/BONBONNIERE: We were inspired to create an escort table where guests would have to find their name and their gold escort animal. Now they would have to find the matching animal at their reception table making their escort to their seats an adventure of sorts.
WEDDING LOCATION: We wanted to give ourselves and our loved ones an unforgettable memory. The Bulgari Resort in Bali is somewhere we both love and happens to be close to most of our friends and family. Bali is such a dynamic island with many different aspects to explore. There's truly something for everyone and it's somewhere that we've always enjoyed going.
VIDEOGRAPHY: Another visual highlight was the incredible cinematography and same day edit by Wiki Lee from The Big Films. The team documented the wedding perfectly and presented an incredible preview of the day’s events during reception.
WEDDING PLANNER/ STYLIST: Paper Diamonds delivered the most spectacular and elegant decor for my wedding weekend. They were able to execute two totally different styles of decor for my welcome party and wedding day where everyone called it Pinterest worthy! Their impeccable taste and sense of aesthetics made my wedding all the more memorable.
CAKE: A softly tiered dove grey cake from Butter Bali.
FOOD & BEVERAGES: The cocktails and canapés were one of the design highlights of the wedding day. We wanted to ensure our guests were thoroughly entertained since many a long haul travel from Taiwan to Bali for this stunning event. 70 double stacked tuberose garlands hanging from frangipani trees, a live Batik artist, live band and two custom bars were just a few things we designed for this amazing cocktail hour.
IF I COULD GIVE OTHER BRIDES TO BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: Don't over plan. There will be changes up to the very last minute, so relax and go with the flow.
A MEMORABLE MOMENT: When we were on stage sharing our vows, it was my first time seeing my husband so emotional, breaking down in tears. He shared the most touching vows.
ELAINE & PATRICK'S CONTACTS:
CAKE: Butter Bali
ENTERTAINMENT: DICE & Stevie G
LIGHTING: HILLMAS Pro
WEDDING PLANNER: Paper Diamonds
STATIONERY: Paper Diamonds
STYLIST: Paper Diamonds
FLOWERS/BOUQUETS: Paper Diamonds
WEDDING DECOR: Paper Diamonds
DECOR HIRE: Bali Event Hire