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Grand villas for events on tropical beachfronts and clifftops

Bali wedding villas with stunning sea views

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Clifftop wedding villa Bali

Romantic and exotic Bali is an inviting island for destination weddings, where dreams of saying ‘I do’ with an ocean view come true.

These luxury Bali villas set on dramatic cliff-tops and exclusive beach-fronts are the best sea view event venues you’ll find.

Sohamsa ocean view Bali vwedding enueSohamsa Ocean Estate

Perched on the towering cliffs above Pandawa Beach on the southern tip of Bali, Sohamsa Ocean Estate is coveted by brides-to-be for its contemporary style and sweeping sea views.

With a grand entrance, spacious courtyard and gorgeous backdrop, this pair of villas is perfectly set up for an idyllic outdoor wedding.

Sohamsa Bali ocean view villaAt Villa Soham, the view is complimented by a 22-metre infinity pool and cliff-edge balé pavilion which works as a covered dining area, lounge or dance floor.

Next door Villa Hamsa is as convenient as can be for VIP guests to stay on-site, but in their own separate villa. It can also serve as a lavish behind-the-scenes dressing room on the big day.

Sohamsa Uluwatu ocean viewsFive-bedroom Villa Soham and four-bedroom Villa Hamsa host 50 people for seated events and can accommodate up to 22 overnight guests.

The multi-tiered property is landscaped with tidy lawns, lotus ponds, lush greenery and understated blooms to create an unbelievably romantic setting for a ceremony and reception. Adding your own wedding flowers and event décor is of course welcome.

Dusk heralds a ‘magic hour’ for photos in the villa’s indoor-outdoor spaces (and picturesque white sand Pandawa Beach is only a two-kilometre drive away, so zipping down to the beach for some shots there is an option too).

Sunset wedding villa bukit baliWeather remains sultry into the evening, and the whole venue is beautifully lit at night. Additional party lights and sound equipment can be brought in as needed. Both villas have high-speed WIFI, PABX room-to-room phone system, Sonos sound system and behind-the-scenes staff areas.

We can recommend expert event organisers, florists, decorators and caterers, so you can focus on relaxing and celebrating with your guests.

Before and after your special event, a personal team of villa staff are on hand to help ensure that you enjoy a worry-free wedding. Another bonus of staying at Sohamsa Ocean Estate for your wedding are its wellness facilities – a large gym,

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Tropical Island Wedding Flowers

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bright wedding flowers in Bali

If you’re wondering what kind of fresh flowers are available for destination weddings in Southeast Asia, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the selection (and the price) of gorgeous blooms and greenery, most of which are available any time of year.

Bali wedding flower bouquetRoses and tulips foreshadowing a sherbet sunset
Villa Atas Ombak – Seminyak, Bali

Yellow and white wedding ceremonyClifftop wedding ceremony with white, peach, pink and yellow roses and ferns
Bayuh Sabbha – The Bukit, Bali

pink and white wedding bouquets with roses, tulips and lily of the incasPastel roses, pink Peruvian lilies and white anemone flowers
Pandawa Cliff Estate – Kutuh, South Bali

hanging beads with pink flowersDelicate pink roses on hanging beads
Bayu Gita Beachfront –  Pabean Beach, Bali
We Do Bali Weddings event planner

White peonies in gold vasesWhite peonies on white wicker
Villa Batujimbar – Sanur, Bali

tropical flowers wedding bouqetBouquet of roses, lilies, daisies, tuberose buds and green berries (buah buni)
Bayu Gita Beachfront –  Pabean Beach, Bali
We Do Bali Weddings event planner

White tuberose wedding bouquetFragrant long-stem tuberose
(known as sedap malam in Indonesia)
Villa Batujimbar – Sanur, Bali

wedding flowers white and peach rosesAll-white blossoms with silver dollar eucalyptus leaves
Sava Beach Villas – Natai Beach, Thailand
Liam Collard Photography

Red and purple wedding flowersGerbera daisies, red roses and purple asters with tuberose and tropical leaves
Mahatma House – Seseh Beach, Bali

Phuket wedding flower girl walking down aislePink roses, snapdragons and plenty of petals
Sava Beach Villas – Natai Beach, Phuket
Photography by Darin Images

blue hydrangeas wedding decorationsBuckets of blue and white hydrangea line the aisle
Mahatma House – Seseh Beach, Bali

Bali beachfront wedding villaBeachfront wedding altar with tropical vines and subtle white roses
Villa Pushpapuri – East Bali

Rose wedding bouquetWedding bouquet of pink and red roses with eucalyptus
Baan Paa Talee Estate – Kamala Beach, Phuket

white marigold wedding flowersCenterpiece with white marigolds, daisies and roses
Villa Atas Ombak – Seminyak, Bali

Bali wedding flower walkwayWalkway of yellow Frangipani flowers
(Bunga Jepun in Indonesia or Plumeria)
The Longhouse – Jimbaran, Bali

white orchid bride bouquetRound bouquet of white orchids, roses, hydrangea and golden dewdrop flower buds
Sava Beach Villas – Natai Beach,

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What to Wear to a Wedding in Bali

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Bali wedding ceremony at sunset

The legendary romance of Bali has long seduced celebrities when it comes to staging Gatsby-like nuptials. Thus, the ‘Island of the Gods’ is now a celebrated wedding destination. Perhaps you have already received your invitation? But what to wear to a wedding in Bali?

Bali simmers with wedding fever all year round and being invited to such a joyous celebration is not only an honour and an opportunity for a superb vacation – it’s also the ultimate justification to slip into something sensational.

 

Bali Wedding guests at Pandawa Cliff Estate

WEDDING GUESTS AT PANDAWA CLIFF ESTATE – THE BUKIT, BALI

DESTINATION WEDDING

International weddings, Bali style, are often set on luscious green lawns flanked by tropical gardens or jungle – a horror for high heels; or on soft white sand – shocking for stilettos. Selecting the right footwear can be a challenge for Bali wedding guests. While barefoot beach brides are bound to raise a smile, guests are expected to be suitably shod.

Be sure that your outfit works with flats or low-slung sandals. Super-light silk resort styles are the perfect partner for sexy sandals in the sultry tropics.

Whatever the dress code, frocking up for a Bali wedding should be fun. Think shoestring straps and flowing maxi-dresses; black & white prints and halter necks. Floaty dresses in feather-light silk do well with a stretch cotton underdress to guard against humidity. Another sizzling look is a frilly off-the-shoulder top paired with loose linen trousers or a slender skirt. Classic cotton sundresses, aptly accessorized, are an elegant choice, while the fashion-forward jumpsuit (which American Vogue has tipped to conquer this season’s cocktail parties) works wonderfully at a Bali wedding.

 

Wedding guests in Bali

BALINESE DANCERS JOIN A PHOTO WITH THE WEDDING PARTY

BALINESE WEDDING

If the wedding is traditional Balinese style, be prepared for some striking surprises and be ready to push out your fashion boundaries. Selamat menempuh hidup baru – is the polite way to say congrats.

Indonesian’s adore dressing up so choose something spectacular, formal and traditional. Given the extraordinary outfit the bride will be wearing – complete with a massive golden crown – it will be impossible to outshine her. And expect to see the groom bedecked in an equally magnificent costume; draped with jewelry;

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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 Balinese 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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