VISION: Shayan is from Iran originally and I am half Australian, half Indian and grew up in Indonesia so it was very important to us to showcase our cultural pride during our wedding. The wedding had elements have all these cultures.
PLANNING: We spent about eight months (not long enough!) planning the wedding. Having lived in Indonesia for many years (my mother still lives there), I always wanted to have a wedding overseas and thought Bali was the perfect place because of its location and my connection to the place.
My mother lives in Jakarta, so she was heavily involved in the planning process, and we were fortunate enough to have an excellent wedding planner, Sinly from Bali Wedding Paradise. She was incredibly patient and willing to make all my crazy ideas come to life with her amazing contacts and experience. She was an absolutely amazing asset to have on my team. The best part about planning our wedding was working together with both families to create something that we would love, our guests would love and that showcased our amazing traditions and cultures.
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY: Our photographer Bonjo from Terralogical, as well as our videographer, Garry from Axioo captured all the amazing moments from our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with their work.
TIPS: If you are planning a wedding abroad, it is really important to plan early and efficiently! I’m a big believer in having a trustworthy planner on the ground who is working to make your dream come true. So while you are coming up with big ideas, be sure to take on the recommendations of a wedding planner, including suggested vendors and choices.