I don’t think there are many things I love more than a Bali wedding. Call me corny, but hey, that is a true sentiment. I know that some may love the grandiose event with crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceilings in a large ballroom adorned by lavish decorations, and those are great, but give me an intimate affair filled with the smiles of familiar faces in an outdoor setting decorated with personal and delicate details and I know that I’ll be a happier man. I’ll be even luckier if there’s a cool Bali breeze whooshing past. What can I say? I am an island boy at heart. Naturally when someone shares my sentiment and choose to host an intimate wedding on the island, I can totally feel them and, call me biased, but I feel instantly connected.
This is how I felt about Jono and Herlina, and their wedding that was very much family focussed. Actually Jono and Herlina might just be the lucky few who got the best of best worlds - they had the small, intimate, heartfelt wedding on the island, followed by the grand celebration in their hometown, Makassar. I don’t have to tell you how lucky and blessed I am to be invited to their intimate celebration in Bali.
This wedding was beautiful from the very beginning. Jono and Herlina said their vows to each other (and it was incredibly touching) in the morning in front of their families and closest friends and because the weather was so nice and inviting, they couldn’t hold back from going down to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. I caught a glimpse of the bride and groom right there on the beach and I can see happiness radiating from their faces. It’s so beautiful to witness everyone taking the time out of their routines to just spend time with family in this occasion. The day ended with an evening at the beautiful garden of the Conrad, where everyone was treated to a nice dinner with good wine and to listen to stories told by the couple’s best friends and families during impromptu speeches. It was clearly a night to remember and I can just see Jono and Herlina still telling stories of this wonderful day for years to come.
Thank you for having me at your intimate celebration of love, Jono and Herlina. May your marriage be even more beautiful than your wedding ever was.