Why did you choose a destination wedding?
I chose Bali for its soul, charm and peaceful allure. It is also easily accessible for guests who are working or living around the Asia Pacific region compared to more remote locations such as London.
Why did you select the destination and venue you did?
I wanted my celebration to be an intimate and personable one, and L Hotel Seminyak was a good fit. My requests were all personally tailor made.
Did you have guests attend, and if so, what was their reaction to you having a destination wedding?
I had many guests attending. They loved my wedding ceremony and reception.
What is your favourite memory of the day?
Exchanging vows and toasting to love, happiness and health with my wife.
What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
Embracing the destination’s scenic scape as part of the wedding celebration and having great joy in catching up with friends and close ones.
What theme or style did you base your wedding decorations on?
At Luna roof bar the theme was ‘white’. The decor was elegant, simple, with white sofa settings placed around the roof bar and beautiful fresh flowers.
How did your wedding coordinator assist you?
My wedding coordinator took care of every detail, including the selection of flowers and wedding souvenir gifts.
Did you honeymoon in the same location?
We did do some honeymooning in Bali but it was just the prelude. We continued our honeymoon in Europe.
What’s your best piece of advice for a couple planning their own destination wedding?
Check the peak months and periods for accommodation. Source a good photographer, it makes a difference at the end of the day for a beautiful picture library.
The Couple: Veronique Labregere & Nikhil Manchharam
Date: 7 July 2012
The Ceremony: The Shanti Residence, Nusa Dua
The Reception: L Hotel Seminyak, Luna Roof bar
The Accommodation: L Hotel Seminyak
Gown: Indian designer Tarun Tahalliani
Wedding Coordinator: Pristine Events Bali
Photographer: Mr. Arya Sentanu
To learn more about wedding packages at L hotel and Shanti, check out http://thelhotels.com/services-facilities/weddings-at-l/