Melissa has a very big family, and in order to keep their wedding small and personal, she and Michael decided to have it in Bali. They both love Southeast Asia, the sun, the culture and the beautiful landscape of Bali so it was the perfect choice. Thanks, Terralogical, for always sharing with us these beautiful destination weddings in Bali.

Melissa: “My favourite part of my dress was the belt, which was actually handmade. The roses were attached to a metal belt and the entire piece was gold plated, then a talented dressmaker attached a bow with ties to the back so it could all come together. I absolutely loved it; it was my own unique piece that made my outfit different from others.

“My wedding planner, Global Weddings, arranged the entire ceremony and dinner reception, including my guests’ travel arrangements and accommodation, which made everything easy. I only had to do a few minor things that the planner was unable to source locally, and I brought over to Bali a few items to add my own touch, such as the celebrity masks, banners, props, original retro Polaroid camera and everything else for the photobooth. I also brought over the white lace fans for the ladies, as I wasn’t happy with the fans that were available locally.

“Throughout the planning process, I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve for our wedding, and Global Weddings was able to make this a reality for us. Villa Tamarama, which is part of the Semara Luxury Resort, was just breathtaking from the moment we walked through its doors. Our mouths dropped open in amazement and we were in complete awe of the surroundings. It was truly the most stunning property we had ever seen. Our guests were just as blown away and still say that it’s the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to, which is a big compliment to us. We knew we had chosen a really special place when Australian celebrity Jennifer Hawkins got married in the exact same villa as us only four days later.”

MELISSA & MICHAEL {Indonesia}

Photography by Terralogical / Videography by Danny Halim / Venue Villa Tamarama, Semara Uluwatu Luxury Resort / Wedding Planning by Global Weddings / Bride’s Gown by Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes by Bianca Buccheri / Bride’s Accessories by BHLDN / Hair and Makeup by Yeanne Makeup Artist Bali / Groom’s Attire by ZARA / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Truese Bella Maxi / Wedding Bands by Jab Jewellers Geelong, Melbourne / Flowers by Wed In Bali Flowers / Wedding Cake and Dessert by Ixora Cakes Bali / Catering by Bali Catering Company / Invitations and Stationery by Life Well Lived from Etsy / Entertainment by Organized Kaos Bali

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}