Former Indonesian Idol finalist Gisella Anastasia, 23, and actor Gading Marten, 31, had a beautiful wedding by the Indian Ocean. She tells us:
It was love at first sight for Gisella and Gading, who met while working on a TV show together.
“Our white wedding, held at Tirtha Uluwatu on the Southern cliff top of Bali, with beautiful views of the sunset and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean couldn’t have been more magical. We chose Bali for the privacy and romantic ambience.
The best part was our first kiss as man and wife. Marrying Gading is an indescribable experience, I even got a little emotional when I saw my parents crying because they were so happy for us. Our first dance to Treasure by Bruno Mars at the dinner reception made it all the more surreal.
Left: Try incorporating your interests and sense of humour into the cake – just as this couple did by working a Spideman action figure into the bottom tier. Right: The flowers for the venue matched the bride’s bouquet.
Everything went the way we hoped it would. We had the perfect place at the perfect time, with all the right people celebrating with us. We included several activities such as releasing balloons with our guests, and a firework display at the end of the reception.
My tip for brides-to-be: It is important to communicate well with your husband-to-be, family and wedding planner during the preparations. After that, relax and take things easy.”
5 TOP TIPS FROM YUKA KOREYASU OF TIRTHA WEDDINGS
1. Make a wishlist of must-haves tagged to your budget and order of importance.
2. Don’t ask too many people for their opinions. This will blur your own vision of what you want.
3. Communicate your vision to loved ones so they can help you realise that dream wedding.
4. Spend as much on photography as your budget will allow; it’s one of the only things from your wedding you’ll be able t okeep forever.
5. Make note of guests with special needs, such as food allergies and limited mobility.
Reception: Tirtha Uluwatu in Bali in Indonesia (+62-361-847-1151)
Gowns: Anne Avantie in Indonesia (www.anneavantie.com); suit: Brutus Rumah Mode in Indonesia (+62-216-905-090)
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Anindita Dwi Lestari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
Fanfani Arsad (email@example.com) and Vogue Bridal-Photo Studio in Indonesia (+62-771-700-2167)
Broadcast Design Indonesia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Tirtha Bridal in Bali (+62-361-847-1151) and Broadcase Design Indonesia for our beautiful wedding
Gisella and Gading’s wedding was first featured in Her World Brides Jun – Aug 2014.
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