To say that I feel incredibly honored to be able to travel the world to photograph weddings is such an understatement. It is so inspiring to be surrounded by such beautiful diverse backdrops and different cultures…it’s what really gets me excited and passionate about wedding photography. I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Bali, Indonesia (yes…BALI!) to capture the spectacular details and pure love of Maiko + Arthur. It was a wedding so rich in culture, so thick in family tradition, and so many beautiful details. This spectacular two day event was filled with personal and unique touches. This was actually Maiko and Arthur’s second wedding celebration. You might remember their first wedding for their American friends and family at Kunde Winery in Sonoma, CA! I just adore these two and loved being a part of both of their beyond spectacular weddings. Maiko’s family lives in Indonesia and actually own this beautiful property, The Ayana Resort and Spa. If you happen to be looking for a destination wedding location, there is something truly magical about this property and this enchanting island Bali…one of my top all time favorite places in the world!
A two day event, the first night was at the Rock Bar….a restaurant literally carved into a rock…what a stunning view! There’s just nothing like it. The reception itself took place at the AYANA Resort and Spa. It holds a special place to Maiko because she was involved in the rebranding of the hotel (from the Ritz Carlton in 2009.) She always wanted to hold her wedding in Bali, surrounded by the special friends she worked with. The incredible entrance included 50+ Balinese dancers performing a traditional dance and street performers. The exit included a circus. Yes, a circus! In the design of the wedding, they used gold, light pink and ivory. There were many natural tresses at the venue, so they hung chandeliers from the trees to help create the mood. Each guests name was printed on the laser cut butterfly, so it looked like there were 400 butterflies flying around the reception. While I could go on forever, I will just let you peek at a few of my favorites…impossible to get these all in one post!