Water color themed wedding. DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Bali Destination Wedding. DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is easy to look at these vibrant photos, so perfectly taken by DiktatPhotography, and conclude that this wedding was flawless, but when you read on you will realise that it was far from perfect. Every bride has her own story to tell, and this just might be one of the most dramatic that we’ve heard.

Fransisca: “The night before our wedding day, our wedding car had an accident and it ended up in a lake. It was a major nightmare; fortunately, they provided us with another car. A series of unfortunate events followed – our Best Man missed his flight so we had to find a replacement the night before the wedding day, and the wedding assistant mistakenly gave us fake wedding bands for our actual wedding ceremony; thank God our video editing team managed to fix that in post-production.

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“However, all that aside, it was one of our happiest days ever. Celebrating the eight years of our relationship, we felt immensely happy seeing our two families come together. It was filled with love and joy. As the saying goes, every wedding and love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite.

“We love Bali; Willy proposed to me in Bali too, at Samaya Villas. We chose Tirtha Bali because of the magnificent, beautiful cliff and the romantic sunset view. Maybe someday we will return to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

“We had a rustic and romantic shabby chic wedding theme with watercolour pastel shades like yellow to add a cheerful tone, mint green and peach, and gold to add a hint of glamour. We put together a welcome bag for each of our guests. Willy printed a picture onto the canvas bags and we filled them with snacks, mineral water, tissues, candy and medicines. We also gave each guest a mason jar mug as a wedding favour.”

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Tips from the bride, especially for those having a destination wedding:

#01 Avoid public holidays so you won’t have heavy traffic and expensive flight tickets and accommodation costs.
#02 Don’t just hire renowned vendors, make sure you have some sort of chemistry with them.
#03 Browse wedding ideas and read vendor reviews on the Internet. I found most of my vendors through Instagram – use hashtags to find what you need.
#04 Don’t push yourself too hard, keep it simple and relaxed. Do your best and God will do the rest. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from family and friends.
#05 Keep that smile on, especially on your wedding day.
#06 Try to DIY if you are on a budget, there are plenty of free printables online.

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DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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FRANSISCA & WILLY {Indonesia}

Photography by DiktatPhotography / Videography by Axioo Express / Venue Tirtha Luhur, Uluwatu / Number of Guests 70 / Wedding Planning by Bali Wedding Solutions and Tirtha Wedding Assistant / Bridal Gown by The Silk, Jakarta / Bride’s Shoes by Charles & Keith and Donamici / Hair and Makeup by Melia Momiji / Groom’s Attire by Harry’s Palmer, Jakarta / Wedding Bands by Frank & Co., Jakarta / Bathrobe by Cotton On / Boutonnieres by The bride and Butter, Jakarta / Bridal Car Rental by Agus Viddya Putra / Custom Metal Car Plate by dydxbride, Jakarta / Flowers and Décor by Ambience Occasions / Wedding Cake by Ixora Cakes Bali / Wedding Favours by Fine Souvenir, Jakarta / Art and Stationery by Designmillco / Custom Printed Napkins by Adiaprintednapkin, Jakarta / Custom Angpaos by ipao, Bandung / Custom Hangers and Flags by Sweet Love Collection, Surabaya / Custom Temporary Tattoos by Chitattooo, Jakarta / Dove Balloons by Deityhouse, Jakarta / Photobooth by Momentstogo / Emceeing by Arief / Entertainment by LaPuja / Performance by Bali Fire Dancer