The Legian, which was where the shoot took place in, is located at Seminyak in Bali; an area we consider to be one of the chicest part of the island. Dainty boutiques, cafes and plenty of nightlife fill this area and it's a place that will appeal to the modern bride.
With that as an initial thought, we moved on to conceptualize a shoot that is not too overly lush and that will be what a modern bride would like - vibrant colours were the way to go and the element of pressed flowers and acrylic were added for the modern look.
The inspiration for the styled shoot stemmed from Soori’s very own story (and mainly its architecture). This styled shoot was conceptualized with the hope of creating a look that not only fits in but also complements with the existing design and features that are unique to Soori Bali.
The colour scheme remains largely neutral with ivory as the main focus but accentuated with shades of blue for a calming effect. Overall, an airy look was maintained for the shoot to bring about the peace and tranquility that Soori Bali is known for. For the dining shoot in the evening, a rather whimsical touch is added to bring about a more magical look.
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Photography by Anargya Photography
The wedding celebration of Vicknesh and Silvia was an exceptionally vibrant one. This cross-cultural marriage between an Indian and Italian saw the festivity bursting with lots of colours, laughter and entertainment. The wedding was put together from zero because the venue space was a bare ground except for a small cafe that stood by the side. Everything from the tentage, generator, decoration, air coolers, tables, chairs, flooring and carpeting, utensils, glasses, kitchen equipment and tools were all brought in separately. The wedding was held outdoors but under a tentage that was decorated with twinkling lights, soft drapery and peeks into the night sky beyond. It was magical!
Photography by Rosita Lipari
Based in New York, Navin and Manal were not with us physically during the majority of the planning. We recall plenty of early morning calls (due to time difference) and visits to their family home to get the wedding plans sorted. With everyone's effort, we managed to put together not just one but two celebrations!
In Bali, the celebration was kept intimate with Navin and Manal exchanging their vows in the garden of St Regis Bali followed by a cosy dinner reception under the stars by the sea, highlighted by fireworks and a packed dance floor! At the Capella Singapore, a formal celebration was hosted with cocktails held at Bob's Bar followed by a sit-down dinner. Apart from tear-jerking speeches, we also witnessed a splendid dance performance - where they managed to get the time to practice remains a secret to us but there is no denying that we were impressed!
Photography by Gusmank Photography
Held on the contemporary grounds of COMO cuisine at Dempsey Road, we were blessed with the perfect weather to hold a celebration like this. One by one, everything was put into place – the photobooth decorated with pink and blue balloons together with two adorable soft toys, menus placed on tables, sound system set up and lastly, the kitchen all ready and prepared – everything was good to go.
We’ve seen many weddings in Bali but none that closely resemble the true authentic Balinese experience. Hence when we found out about The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, we were thrilled to see how its buildings and architecture is maintained with much respect for the indigenous culture of Bali.
We let nature take centre stage in this shoot because there is always a form of effortless grace to the outcome of a shoot when we let mother nature lend us her beauty. For the ceremony, we decided to let the grandeur of the rice paddies be the focus. An intimate ceremony was set up among the greenery that surrounds us from all corners. For the dining space, we went with a picnic set up for a more down to earth dining experience.
Instead of a traditional altar, Keong Wee & Vicky exchanged their vows under a big raintree with streaming ribbons & flowers - a truly beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony with the birds witnessing the lovely union! We also brought the lush greenery to the tables and being architects, we added miniature figurines to the centrepieces for a fun touch!
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Photography by Mindy, Mindy Tan Photography
The moment we met Joey and Rita, we knew they were a special pair. Their love for each other cannot be missed and this was evident in the way they both went great lengths to prepare a surprise performance for each other. This was kept a secret throughout the planning process!
Joey and Rita both took time in between work and wedding planning, squeezing in time to practise during their individual lunch breaks. We were all touched with Joey's presentation of a wedding classic - “Can’t help falling in love with you” on the ukulele while Rita put a piano spin to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”. The wedding was kept cozy and intimate and the setting was perfect for the chef at Capella's Chef Table to personally present the wedding menu to the guests during the reception.
Photography by Kelvin, Renatus Photography
We were not able to help Wan Ting and Andy with planning their wedding because we were unavailable on the same day. We were honoured however when we had the chance to plan another milestone event in Wan Ting's life - her 30th birthday!
The party was a throwback to the 80s and we were thrilled to see guests arriving in tights and denim jackets. The experience was complete with our old-school favourite games - air hockey, claw machine and money-blowing machine! Andy also brought his game console from home which we connected to a giant screen for guests to challenge themselves to a game of Pac Man. Additional lightings were also brought in to add to the mood of a true 80s Retro Party! What a way to enter your 30s!