Enda and Ronald first met in Sydney, Australia seven years ago. "However, we didn't get close until we moved back to Indonesia in 2011 and reconnected through social media," said Enda. One spring, five years later, they went on a family holiday to Japan. "Ronald proposed to me at Inokashira Park, witnessed by millions of sakura flowers and a bunch of old Japanese men," she reminisced.
Once they got home, Enda and Ronald had less than six months to plan their destination wedding in Bali. "We wanted a simple celebration with only 250 guests, but it was admittedly tough to plan. However, we managed to make it happen in the end," said Enda. After locking their venue and wedding planner, the pair didn't have any problems finding the rest of their vendors.
For the couple, the most challenging part was actually managing the guests. "We tried our best to make each guest feel well catered to," explained Enda. "Booking accommodation was quite difficult as our family and friends had different flight schedules. Not to mention arranging the seating plan and food preferences; it was such a time-consuming process," she continued.
On the big day, Designmill Co. transformed Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort into such a magical setting. Long wooden tables were laid out, topped with candles and flowers. Dusty blue runners and copper props also added an edgy feel to the whole celebration. "We chose a bohemian glam theme, inspired by Tuscan vineyard weddings," explained Enda. The bride herself looked stunning in a hand-embroidered dress by Yefta Gunawan. "I've always wanted an unconventional wedding dress; no lace, flowers, or excessive volume involved," she explained.
Above everything else, however, their union was what mattered the most to Ronald and Enda. "We were so excited to recite our vows and share the happiness with our family and friends," she said. One thing that Enda learned about wedding planning is that a good start goes a long way. "Do thorough research, save every idea, and list down your dream vendors along with an alternative for each one. Also, always go for the things you like, not simply what others suggest," she advised.
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