The Wedding Guru: Shanti from The Samaya Seminyak

Meet Shanti, the wedding guru at The Samaya Seminyak. A place of sunsets and frangipani-filled gardens, this luxe resort boasts direct access to the beach – ideal for beach weddings in paradise.

The Wedding Guru at The Samaya Seminyak, Shanti Iswari

The Venue: The Samaya Seminyak
Location: Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak’s golden sands are synonymous with romance and at The Samaya Seminyak that’s exactly what you’ll get. A luxury resort situated right on the beach, this stylish venue is perfect for couples looking for a wedding location with sea breezes, tropical gardens and sunset views.

The wedding planner: Shanti

Having worked as the wedding planner at The Samaya Seminyak for the past three years, Shanti knows exactly how to create a beautiful wedding at this beachy haven.

Describe The Samaya Seminyak in five words:
“Romantic, beachfront location, villa accommodation.”

What are the main reasons people choose this venue for a destination wedding?
“People choose the Samaya Seminyak because it’s the only boutique villa which has direct access to the beach in Seminyak. The wedding venue directly faces the ocean where you can catch a glimpse of the stunning Seminyak sunset.”

What’s your favourite spot at The Samaya Seminyak for a gorgeous wedding photo?
“The beach!”

What’s the most Instagrammable spot at the resort that’s sure to make people back home jealous?
“Our deck area that faces the ocean.”

What’s the best room or suite for the wedding night and why?
“The One Bedroom Royal Pavilion. It’s located on the beachfront with a huge private swimming pool and luxurious bathroom.”

What’s the one thing you can get at The Samaya Seminyak that you’ll get nowhere else on the planet?
“Our fantastic service!”

What are some of the chef’s specialities for a wedding menu?
“Two wedding menu favourites of ours are the Udang Bakar Samaya and Angus tenderloin.”

What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had for a wedding – and did you deliver?
“One bride wanted to have a carrot flower for her bouquet. The carrot flower is a seasonal flower in Bali and has to be purchased directly from the farmer.”

What’s the one thing wedding couples always forget to bring or do?
“Sometimes, not all wedding cake tiers are real. When it comes to the cutting of the cake, some couples try too hard to cut through the whole cake and cut the fake tier!”

What’s the most glamorous/luxurious thing couples get to do at The Samaya Seminyak?
“Our Romantic Island Candlelight Dinner!”

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give a couple planning a destination wedding?
“Be sure to compare the venue to others, make decisions and have faith that your wedding planner will do a fantastic job!”

What’s the most memorable feedback you’ve ever received from a happy bride and groom?
“I was once gifted a bottle of designer perfume from a very happy couple.”

To book your destination wedding at The Samaya Seminyak, visit the website here or email Shanti.