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Eliza Lin, 34, and Cheam Heng Jien, 38, had an intimate ceremony in beautiful Bali. She tells us:

eliza heng jien6.jpgSeafoam green gowns and ties match the pink, purple and lime green balloons.

“We wanted to hold a small celebration in Bali with close friends and family and do away with the traditional Chinese banquet.

eliza heng jien5.jpgMaps of the venue in case guests get lost.

Everyone was in a merry mood and high spirits! We wanted everyone to have a good time and enjoy the food and company. It was great to be surrounded by familiar faces and catch up with loved ones from Singapore as we have been living in Hong Kong for the past few years.

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eliza heng jien7.jpgTealights and flower bouquets create a romantic and magical atmosphere.

We were blessed with beautiful weather during our stay in Bali. We had a welcome dinner for our guests at Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill, the night before the wedding. Everyone had a ball!

eliza heng jien 4.jpgDress up your little attendants in matching outfits.

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A novel idea for your seating cards: peg them up on clothes lines.

We had a wonderful time, and I would’ve have changed anything at all! I would have preferred a longer party in the evening but we had to end the festivities by midnight as we were holding our party in a private villa. Many of our friends could have gone on much longer!

eliza heng jien3.jpgThe bridal party’s toga-style dresses matched the resort-themed celebrations.

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Traditional costumes are still a must.

My tip? Dream big. Go for what you’ve always dreamed of – it’s your day! Start planning early and split the process with your fiance. Enjoy the wedding prep and don’t allow yourself to get too stressed!”

 The Istana, Uluwatu, Bali (6475-3121)

Wardrobe Gown: Monique Lhuillier (Central Weddings, info@centralweddings.com); suit: Il Sarto (info@ilsarto.com)

Hair & Makeup TG Goh (9616-2775)

Photography Richard Watson (www.richbali.com)

Wedding planner Bali Exclusive Wedding (stacey@baliexclusivewedding.com)

Decor Gloriosa Flower House in Bali (+62-361-772-860)

Cake & desserts Ixora Cakes Bali (info@ixoracakes.com) and M&M Innovative Concepts (info@mnm-concepts.com)

Special thanks Bali Exclusive Wedding and M&M Innovative Concepts, for doing such a great job.

This story was first featured on Her World Brides June – August 2013.