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Good food, great tunes and a reception beneath the stars were at the heart of this week-long celebration..

Picture this: you’re about to leave for your week-long wedding at a luxe Bali resort and the news is filled with headlines telling you a volcano eruption is imminent. It’s this unfortunate situation Rita and Justin faced just weeks before their special day. “We had to cross our fingers and leave it in the hands of Mother Nature,” says Rita.

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Thankfully, luck was on their side and the couple’s magical garden wedding went without a hitch. Tying the knot at the glamorous Villa The Sanctuary Bali, the newlyweds treated guests to a blissfully-chilled cocktail hour with Indonesian-inspired fare (including rendang bak pao steamed buns) and an incredibly gorgeous reception under a shimmering canopy of fairy lights. “Many of our guests were real foodies and they were all amazed at the menu that the resort and Merah Putih Catering put together,” says Rita. Creating a real party atmosphere, the couple’s DJ was another hit with guests. “We had an epic dance floor that filled as soon as Justin and I shared our first dance, and didn’t clear until well after midnight!”

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A sensational celebration that continued for days after the wedding, Rita and Justin’s nuptials were simply the stuff of daydreams. “We loved being able to escape the everyday and just experience Bali with the most important people in our lives,” says Rita. “Our big day turned out to be a week-long celebration with everything from welcome drinks to dinners and recovery pool parties. It was like our dream wedding and holiday all in one.” Heaven.

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The Details

Wedding date: 6th October, 2017 // Number of guests: 90 // Wedding location: Villa The Sanctuary Bali, Bali // Wedding planner: Villa The Sanctuary Bali // Photography: Diktat Photography // Dress: Suzanne Harward // Decor & Flowers: Flossie Flowers Bali // Honeymoon: Indonesia

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