Real Life Wedding: Bill & Jessica – Bali

Bill Lo and Jessica Lontoh married on 18 April 2015. Their stunning soiree was held at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, with a ceremony at the Jewel Box, followed by a reception in the Retreat Garden.


Why did you choose a destination wedding?

Everything started with the beach for us – the trip that got us together, the everlasting relationship and the proposal, so it’s only natural we went full circle and chose a beach wedding to mark the start of our new life together.

Why did you select that venue?

The resort features one of the most stunning beaches in Bali, three kinds of venues for the ceremony, a truly magnifique resort, amazing food and quality (the seafood BBQ menu is a killer!) and impeccable service. We were assigned a dedicated team who spared no effort to ensure we had the best possible wedding experience. We also got a dedicated bartender who designed our cocktail menu from scratch. Going with Sofitel as theone-stop shop for our wedding was the best decision we made in the preparation process. We are incredibly pleased with the result.

How did your guests react to you choosing a destination wedding?

We always wanted an intimate wedding attended by only our closest family and friends. Our friends were ecstatic as they also used it as an excuse to take a long holiday.

What is your favourite memory of the day?

My favourite memories are the vows, speeches, and the surprise dance by our friends – it was very personal and everyone put a great deal of effort into it.

What style did you base your wedding decorations or decor on?

We wanted a simple, natural feel with rustic yet elegant touches. Inspired by photos of barn and woodlands weddings, we wanted to mix things up with a laid-back garden and beach setting. We discussed these ideas with our creative concept decorator from Tearose Wedding Designer, who transformed them into something beyond our imagination.

How did your wedding coordinator help you?

Our wedding coordinator was perfect, helping us every step of the way and always going the extra mile to accommodate everything we asked for. They were very thoughtful, professional, passionate and genuinely interested in what we wanted.

What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?

The atmosphere, the intimacy, the weather, the get-away feeling, the togetherness.


Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Wedding decorator

Tearose Wedding Designer

Wedding coordinator

Imelda Lucky Nine


Axioo Bali

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