When Tanya and Alek asked me to photograph their wedding in Bali how could I refuse? Tanya and Alek, originally from San Fransisco, live in New York, and chose Bali for their wedding destination.
Bali has always been popular with Australians, and now it is becoming one of the “THE” places to visit for travellers from the USA and further afield. Tanya and Alek’s guests travelled from around the world for this beautiful wedding, and frankly, why wouldn’t you?
Tanya and Alek’s wedding ceremony and reception was held in the immaculate grounds of the new Alila Villas Soori. The resort is so new that this is only the second wedding to be held here. Alila has something very special to offer couples seeking a wedding with style and difference, and Soori could well become the hottest place to have your wedding in Bali. The rooms in which the bridal couple got ready, were luxurious and relaxing. The service was impeccable (I’ll explain why I think so later), and the opportunities for great images, endless. Tanya and Alek chose an all white theme for their island wedding, and they pulled it off with style. All the guests dressed tastefully in white which just added to the atmosphere. Their beach ceremony celebrated jewish tradition and their reception at Alila Coota Restaurant was sophisticated, intimate but still casual affair. The food was even better than it looks in the photos. The decor and little touches they added brought the whole thing together. Check out their fantastic idea for place holders. This was simplicity done to its best.
We’ve seen it on the movies, but you just don’t think it actually happens. Well it does. Just before the ceremony, the Best Man gets the ring out and drops it…..losing it between the floor boards of the deck, with no opening to retrieve it. Now this is why I think the service at this resort was so great. Before I knew it, a staff member was there, boards were up and ring found. Disaster averted. I really have to hand it to Tanya. During the entire lost ring scenario, she was so calm, and even had a laugh about it. I think the relieved look on the Best Man’s face says it all though!
I had such a great time with Tanya and Alek and their friends and family, that I just couldn’t help but have my own memory of this wedding with a snap of us all together. Thank you Tanya and Alek, for an amazing time and I promise to catch up with you the next time I’m in New York.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Tanya & Alek’s sneak peek slideshow.
Wedding guests are welcome to view all images on the online gallery.
(Slideshow and gallery are password protected. Please contact Tanya & Alek for access).