Tropical Bali Wedding for These Best Friends Turned Soul Mates
Best friends turned lifelong sweethearts, Chani + Matt’s love story is as precious as can be. They wed amidst bright tropical foliage and a sparkling sea and incorporated meaningful details to create a day that reflected their spirits. We’re obsessing over the party they had with their guests. From the egg + spoon race that set the stage to the end of the night dance party where somehow all guests ended up in the pool trading in bikinis for cocktail dresses, we are hooked!
Chani’s Made with Love Bridal dress is sleek + sexy with intricate lace beading and an illusion v-neck. Long live the spaghetti strap!
From the bride, Chani: Matt & I have been best friends for 8 years. I was always trying to hook him up with my close girlfriends because I thought he was such a catch but I don’t know why I never realized my guy was always right in front of me for so long! We’ve been together for 4.5 years and engaged for 2 years & we’re about to take off on one of our dream trips, an 18 month trip around the world with no plan or map. Just a general sense of direction and hunger for adventure!
We chose to get married on the full moon for a few different reasons, because the moon is at its most yang phase, most energetic and its when all things in life are most illuminated. It’s the best time of the moon cycle to make decisions & take action on something that’s close to your heart. We loved the circular arbor that represented that, decorated with pampas grass and lively green foliage from .
Our two intentions for the day were for our guests to feel the love & have fun, and every decision we made about the day revolved around these two things. So we had games and activities throughout the day to have them feeling all the feels. First up was an egg and spoon race on the property, from one end to the other. The winner scored the role to announce us as Mr & Mrs. Thompson at the altar.
We then involved our guests in different fun games and activities like having them involved in our love story by seeing a photo wall of our history and reading about our life together as friends and then soulmates, and we asked them to write the rest of our story for us by helping us create a bucket list for us to complete during our lifetime, their favourite date night ideas & their best piece of advice.
The property was a beautiful villa on the beach in Cemagi. Bali is our favorite destination & where we got engaged. We love the outdoors and adventure so our intention for the style and design was to feel like we were in a jungle, we wanted to outside … inside. Our stylists Flora Botanica did an amazing job decorating the marquee with amazing hanging gardens, lights & candles.
The Hari Indah team has outdone themselves with the pampas grass spruced arbor signifying the waning moon. Add the clear-topped tend with a suspended frond chandelier, modern glass hurricanes and bistro lights strung across the dance floor and we are set to daydream about this scene forever.
How cute are these candid moments captured by Jonny Scott Photography? Pure. Joy.
A blogger herself, you can read more about Chani and Matt’s post-wedding adventures here!
Photography: Jonny Scott Photography
Planning & Design: Hari Indah
Floral Design: Flora Botanica Designs
Dress: Made with Love Bridal
Makeup: The Bronzer
Food, Table Settings, Chairs & Tables: Dijon Café Bali
DJ: DJ Sammy Sax
The photos are so calming!Beautiful couple!