After Richard’s wedding proposal in Bhutan, followed by months of scouting venues all over South East Asia and comparing the pros and cons, Richard and Karen finally set their eyes on Alila Soori Bali for their destination wedding. As adventurous travellers with a passion for the outdoors and road less travelled (or luxury backpackers as how Karen would have termed it), the eco-chic 10-bedroom Soori Residence seemed like the perfect fit. Located on the west side of Bali, which is wildly authentic and less explored by the masses, the villas have the view of either the rice paddies or the Indian Ocean. The wedding ceremony was set on a floating stage over the infinity pool, overlooking the black sand beach, followed by the dinner reception at the resort’s courtyard next to the pool. The after party was held at the poolside of the residence.
Since Karen was based in Singapore, most of our discussions took place via Skype. We engaged local vendors in Bali for the flowers, stage, cake, furniture hire and make up artists. Our multi-lingual wedding coordinators spoke Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa and English to manage the guests, especially Karen’s family from Shanghai and Richard’s extended family from Jakarta.
Thanks to Bali Metro Digiart for encapsulating every last amazing moment in the video above. Photography by Govinda of Terralogical.