A Dreamy and Rustic Outdoor Wedding at Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali
Most brides would fret about rain on their (outdoor) wedding day, but this bride simply embraced it all! Keeping things clean and minimalist, the bridal couple used tons of dried flowers, which complemented all the other traditional décor elements, including those from their Javanese heritage. What a classic and romantic wedding! We also loved how the bride snuck in a message on her veil: “Love Above All Else”. It’s subtle yet arresting, while her asymmetrical neckline ensured a classic style with her own spin on it. Many thanks to Iluminen for this dreamy set of photos!
Sylvia: “Everything was memorable, from the dress to the venue and décor because I had handpicked it all myself. But if you asked me what was the most memorable moment of all, it would be seeing all my loved ones when I was walking down the aisle, and actually, the rain too!
“Because of the landscape, the Ayung River, and the great food, I knew I wanted a Bali wedding that was different. Most people opt for a sunset beach wedding, but I wanted to be amidst nature and close to the river.”
Tips from the bride: “The marriage is always way more important than the wedding We can have a wedding reception to celebrate our wedding anytime and anywhere we like, but the marriage is forever!”