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Tropical Wedding Venue Checklist

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Essential questions to ask yourself when choosing an island wedding venue

courtesy of our elite events experts 

Villa Semarapura Cemagi Beach Bali wedding venue

Can the venue accommodate the number of guests expected?

 

Villa Semarapura Bali wedding venue with steps

Which areas are best for your entrance and ceremony?

 

Have you tried on your wedding makeup in the tropical climate?

 

Villa Semarapura beachfront wedding

Which areas can be used for the reception, formal dinner, dance floor?

 

Can your friends and family stay at the wedding villa with you?

 

What kind of mosquito repellent will you provide? Got that covered?

 

Villa Semarapura Bali wedding ceremony

Have you chosen an experienced event organiser?

 

Villa Semarapura Bali wedding decoration

What kind of food do you want at the reception?

 

Villa Semarapura Bali wedding fire dancer

What entertainment do you have in mind? Is it allowed?

 

Villa Semarapura Bali wedding lights

 Who will provide your beverages? Can you bring your own?

 

Congratulations and special thanks to Sam & Cath 31/3/2017 WEDDING VENUE: Villa Semarapura LOCATION: Cemagi Beach, Bali, Indonesia EVENT PLANNER: Hitch’d FLOWERS & CANDLES: Gloriosa CATERING: Dijon  PHOTOGRAPHY: Terralogical

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A Guy’s Guide to Grooming

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Shearlock Seminyak Barber

Bali has long been an Asian capital for sensational spas and salons. Seminyak and Canggu are keeping ahead of the trend with a swathe of shape-up shops offering men everything from a simple sports manicure through to the full ‘manzilla’. Walk-in, schedule an appointment, or contact them about doing your groomsmen. 

BALI BARBER 

First on the island to put male grooming on the spa map with its flagship Seminyak shop, Bali Barber is conveniently situated above sister operation The Shampoo Lounge. Haircuts are the new hip souvenirs and this Bali Barber has a picture wall of famous sports stars, celebrities and even a couple of coolly coiffed kids, so clients need only point and pick their preferred style.

Pamperings on offer include clipper buzz cuts, scissor cuts, skull shave, sports massage and mani-pedi’s plus some ‘tactical waxing’ from neck, back and shoulders through to the full MANzillian. Check in for spray tanning and the Flip Flop Fleet hot stone foot massage, tattooing, hair braiding and dreadlocking for the surfer look, plus nape undercuts. Bali Barber is legendary among grooms and their mates as the operation will create a full-on pop-up shop in your wedding villa – complete with reclining barber’s chair.

The Bali Big Boss includes a haircut and shave that starts with a skin softening aloe vera rub then a hot towel wrap followed by a slathering of rich shaving crème that is brushed on and shaved off with a straight razor. The ritual is finished with non-stinging aftershave lotion and a cold towel press. The Signature Massage is super relaxing, with a good slice of time spent on the head. The Gentleman’s Facial is a deep cleansing job that shuns blackheads and enlivens the skin.

The atmosphere is deeply blokey as is the designer rough ‘n’ ready interior that features ancient televisions, stereos and a glass-fronted fridge packed with cold beer. Expect to hear Meatloaf and AC/DC being pumped through the speakers here in Seminyak and at their shops in Nusa Dua and Poppies in Kuta. shampoolounge.com

GOLDUST BEAUTY LOUNGE 

The local surfers know exactly where to go in deepest Canggu for a great massage in a male-friendly environment. Goldust in Batu Bolong, Canggu offers knot decimating massages and stress busting reflexology. The Back Buster massage gets right into the neck,

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5 Things You Should Invest In for Your Bali Wedding

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Quality is infinitely better than saving a few bucks.

Your wedding is a momentous and joyous occasion and as you plan your wedding, there are few things you should definitely spend more money on.

Which things are worth the splurge?

1. A Fabulous Venue

We might be biased, but having a stunning wedding venue is one of the most important details of your special day. The venue will play a crucial part in creating the right atmosphere at your wedding and the venue’s style will be key to defining the rest of your wedding theme. From cliff-top locations with 180-degree views of the seas to chic lush tropical gardens, we have a wedding venue for you, your groom and your style. If you’re into traditional Balinese surrounding, private beachfront and magical sunset, Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa ticks all the boxes. The villa’s dedicated events space – a coconut grove directly connected to the sands via a timber walkway, makes an unforgettable setting where you pose for portraits, exchange vows and party. Balinese dances can also be staged in the natural amphitheatre of the grounds.

Other recommended beachfront venues: Atas Ombak, Villa Batujimbar, The Anandita, Arnalaya Beach House and Taman Ahimsa.

 2. A Wedding Planner

We are not saying that it is impossible to organise your wedding on your own, but the right wedding planner can save you money, expenses AND the stress. The wedding planner takes care of it all for you and ensures that each last detail and your requirements are met – a key to having a successful wedding in Bali. You should focus on being present at the happiest day of your life, and not stressed for making timely decisions in trying to make everything perfect. From photographers, DJs, flowers, cakes, flowers, you name it and an experienced wedding planner will help make them come true. 

3. Professional Hair and Make-up artist

This is your special day and you want to look flawless. High-quality makeup will make you look your best in your wedding photos and most importantly, last through your entire wedding day (especially in Bali’s hot and humid weather). Bridal makeup done by professionals will neither smudge nor sweat off and you will look amazing even after the last dance. 

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Bali Wedding: Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa in Canggu

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Have you ever looked enviously at someone else’s wedding photos and thought “What a blast – wish I could have been there”? That’s how we felt about Danni and Jon’s wedding.

We know a picture speaks a thousand words, so take a look for yourself.

Thank you, Danni and Jon, for sharing your wedding pictures with us. Photos by Julian Wainwright.

Held at Villa Sungai Tinggi in Bali’s increasingly popular Canggu district, the soft white wedding hues stood out perfectly against the backdrop of rolling green lawns dotted with fragrant frangipanis and swaying coconut palms hugging the landscape’s natural contours. The beautiful sunset ceremony was followed by an intimate dinner under fairy light canvas and a party to remember. And we won’t be forgetting the bride’s dramatic, glamorous dress anytime soon.

More info about the venue can be found HERE.

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Bali Wedding: Absolute Beachfront Villa Pushpapuri

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The idea of getting married in Bali already paints a beautiful picture, but imagine this – the sounds of pounding surf, the views of the mystical Mount Agung and your bare feet in the warm shimmering black sand as you say “I do”. Just a few highlights of the stunning beachfront Villa Pushpapuri.

Approached through terraced rice fields, tobacco plantations, papaya and banana groves, the villa’s entrance beautifully frames the view to sea. And that’s just the beginning. Dotted with towering coconut palms, which are perfect to fit the fairy tale lights, terraced garden to seat your guests or have a sunset cocktail reception and beautifully manicured lawns for that walk of your life.

More info about the venue: www.pushpapuri.com/weddings.html

Special thanks to these amazing folks for making this happen:

Styling – Inside The Knot
http://insidetheknot.com

Photography – Terralogical
http://www.terralogical.com

Flowers/Props – Gloriosa Bali Wedding
http://gloriosabaliwedding.com

Furniture/Props – Bali Event Hire
http://www.balieventhire.com

Make Up Artist – Putri Bali Makeup
http://putribalimakeup.com

Models – Mary Oprandi and Natalie Soh

Gowns – Jessicacindy
http://jessicacindy.com

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