An elegant ceremony and reception at The Samaya Seminyak on the 21st February 2016 marked a new beginning for this Canadian couple who celebrated with 20 of their loved ones.

“Michal’s family lives in Australia so we opted for a destination that was easily accessible for both our families. Bali was always a place we wanted to visit and we heard it was a gorgeous wedding destination… so the choice was easy. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives and we still talk about it constantly.”

Why The Samaya Seminyak?
“The Samaya offered wonderful wedding packages, and we were especially happy about being able to incorporate authentic Balinese cuisine into our menu. As we couldn’t be there in person to organise everything ourselves we knew we needed a wedding coordinator we could trust. The Samaya staff were hospitable and helpful right from the start, so we had a lot of faith in them. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and we had a really stress-free, fun-filled day.”

“My husband’s European family sang Polish wedding songs, and my brother organised a private Balinese fire dancing show for after the ceremony.”

“My brother compiled a jazz playlist for the reception, and I walked down the aisle to the tune of a Balinese flute, accompanied by sweet Balinese flower girls.”

The Menu
“We enjoyed an extraordinary, four-course, Balinese sit-down dinner. Delicious dishes included chicken noodle or seafood soup with shrimp crackers, marinated jumbo prawnswith spinach salad, and braised duck in coconut sauce with Balinese spices.”

Superior Service
“I was worried about thunderstorms that threatened to dampen our beach ceremony. Our wedding coordinators, Shanti and Sepi gave us regular weather updates and moved the ceremony decorations undercover and then out onto the beach about four times due to the unpredictable weather. The altar had heavy pillars so we know it couldn’t have been easy moving the decorations that many times – which shows how hard everyone worked to ensure we had our dream wedding.”

Special Memory
“Having a reception dinner on the beach with our closest family and friends as we listened to gentle ocean waves was truly unforgettable. To top it off, there were fireflies around our dinner table! We don’t see them in Canada often, so it made the night seem even more like a fairytale.”

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