Catch up on our Bali Wedding Part I – Pre Ceremony
Woohoo! We made it. Even though technically Peter and I were married in Hong Kong, we knew we wanted to have our Bali wedding ceremony as our anniversary date. So after hours of preparation and anticipation on our wedding day, I couldn’t have been more excited to see Peter for our ceremony.
May 29 ended up being a beautiful, clear day with bright blue skies until just before our ceremony. As strange as it may sound, I was so so happy when the clouds started rolling in that afternoon. It was hot out there and with the men in suits and me in a full length wedding dress, I was not looking forward to sweating under the Bali sun during the entire ceremony.
Luckily the clouds came in just in time for us to walk down the aisle and cooled down the resort and our guests who were waiting for us in the garden.
Peter was emotional as ever and I was nothing but excited to see all of our friends and family there and all smiles because of how beautiful the ceremony location turned out to be.
We planned our destination wedding from Hong Kong and never visited the Alila Ubud before the wedding so almost everything was a surprise to Peter and me too which made the big day that much more fun.
The ceremony went by so quickly but I remember walking down the aisle and 1. hoping I didn’t fall over in my heels and 2. laughing at how precious Peter looked at the altar with his face full of tears.
We had a short ceremony led by Dr. Ketut Waspada before Peter and I read our own vows. In our wedding videos you’ll see how surprised I was when Peter started reading the portion of his vows that he had written in Tagalog. Peter and I had taken Tagalog lessons before so I was thrilled to have my family there to share this with me (and doubly thrilled that it was captured on video for those who couldn’t be there with us in person).
Even though I was all smiles before the wedding and during most of the ceremony, I matched Peter’s face full of tears by the time it came for me to read my vows.
Soon enough the skies decided to match us too and a quick Balinese afternoon shower started to roll in. Luckily we finished the ceremony just in time!
Our ceremony was short but extra sweet and even better because of how personal and intimate it was with just close friends and family with us.
Next up: Part III – Let the celebrations begin!
A big thank you to Danny Halim and team for the wonderful photographs and videos!