Destination wedding in Bali. Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is almost no better place to hold a wedding in Bali than in the last retreat of an emperor, the Khayangan Estate. Personally, we love the bridesmaids in green dresses running the gatecrashing ceremony against that exotic backdrop, not to mention the tea ceremony. Totally photo-worthy.

This was indeed a celebration of love. The groom designed the wedding bands and had them custom-made in Singapore, while the bride made the DIY wedding invitations and tinned pastilles favours.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine: “It felt great seeing our family and friends who flew in from around the world to Bali. As well as the amazing view and intimate setting of having a dinner reception under a marquee in the garden with an eight-piece Cuban band.

“We wanted a theme that was fresh and vibrant with a rustic touch. The colours we used to style the wedding were quite eclectic but nature-inspired, such as grass green for the bridesmaids’ dresses and sky blue for the groomsmen’s shirts.

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Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I had the table centrepieces made with all local flowers, moss and pine cones. We used dried grape vines from the north of Bali for our wedding arch, with clusters of pale pink, green and beige flowers of different textures to blend everything together elegantly. We strung jasmine garlands from the trees around the estate, which looked charming and also made the whole estate wonderful.”

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Do as much research as you can for destination weddings. Be careful not to hire based on online portfolios only, as you must be sure that the service matches the quality of the product. Make sure the wedding planner you hire understands you, and can creatively turn your ideas into the real day within your budget! Be firm about your budget, and make decisions earlier rather than closer to the date. This will save you money, as you have the time to find more vendors and negotiate.

“If you’re unhappy at any stage during your wedding planning process, don’t be afraid to make the changes necessary to keep things running smoothly. We had to change our wedding planner three months before our wedding due to poor follow-up and nothing being done. It caused lots of stress, but as soon as we found another planner who was the right one, everything was brilliant and it became fun. Which is how it should be!”

{Steal Jasmine’s Pinterest board}

JASMINE & BEN {Indonesia}

Photography by Terralogical / Videography by Bali Metro DigiArt / Venue Khayangan Estate Uluwatu, Bali / Number of Guests 103 / Wedding Planning by Tifany Fadjar / Bridal Gown by Collette Dinnigan / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Yeanne and team / Groom’s Attire by CYC Custom Shop Singapore / Groom’s Shoes by Carmina / Bespoke Tie by Vanda / Custom-Made Wedding Bands by Yuen Ting Singapore / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Indigo Eve / Groomsmen’s Attire by Uniqlo / Flowers and Décor by Martha’s Florist Bali / Wedding Cake by Le-Ing Ong / Catering by Dijon Bali / Entertainment Juanito’s Cuban Band