Why did you choose a destination wedding?
I’m from Vietnam and Ryan is from Australia, so it was an easy decision to marry in a place somewhere between the two countries, where our guests could just relax and enjoy the event.
Why did you select that venue?
We really wanted a private, outdoor ceremony where we could all face the ocean. I originally looked at other venues on the beach, however Semara’s cliffside views ticked all our boxes. Our wedding planners introduced us to Villa Tamarama, which gave us enough room for all of our family, as well as a gorgeous outdoor lawn, privacy, excellent service and a great bar! I’ll never forget that beautiful place.
How did your guests react to you choosing a destination wedding?
Our guests thought it was a wonderful wedding. They enjoyed the day and made a relaxing holiday out of it.
Your favourite memory of the day?
I think my whole wedding was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for more. The moment we exchanged vows in front of our friends was so emotional, I couldn’t hold back my tears.
What style did you base your wedding decorations or decor on?
My style was inspired by an elegant, vintage look. The team from Bliss Creations helped to plan the decorations and everything ended up being exactly as we had discussed. The special arch, fun guest book and my bouquet were all stunning.
How did your coordinator help you?
It was definitely helpful to have a wedding planner. The Bliss Creations team were professional and worked very hard for my special day. I felt so lucky to have them organising everything.
What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
It was very intimate and private and a lot of people got to give beautiful speeches. Everyone was dancing and we ended up in the villa pool by the end of the night.
Your best advice for couples planning their own destination wedding?
I’d recommend hiring a wedding planner. Without the fantastic help from Bliss Creations, we wouldn’t have found our dream venue or been able to execute our vision.
Villa Tamarama, Semara
Couer de Valerie (Vietnam)
To learn more about a wedding at Villa Tamarama, visit http://www.theungasan.com/bali-wedding/.