California natives Lily and Tiago believe in quality over quantity, so an intimate wedding in Bali, Indonesia with 32 of their closest friends and family suited them to a tee.
“We wanted to have with us on our special moment our closest family and friends – people that really care about us,” Lily said.
Komune Resort and Beach ended up being the perfect location for their intimate wedding.
Kudos to Terralogical for capturing this wedding so beautifully!
Lily & Tiago
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Wedding Date: June 9, 2016
Number of Guests: 32
Wedding Cost: Hotel wedding package was $10,000 + some extras + photographer etc. in U.S. dollars. Taking into account Bali currency, this averages out to $17,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: Komune Resort and Beach
Wedding Reception Location: Komune Resort and Beach
Why did you choose to have an intimate wedding?
We believe in quality vs quantity, we wanted to have with us on our special moment our closest family and friends, people that really care about us and that is why we chose Bali, even though we live in California.
What are some the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Definitely the guest list and making sure people were not hurt for not being invited.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
Not really, we only invited those who are present in our life.
Did you have any “issues” with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
No, we were able to accommodate everyone that RSVPed.
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
Our vows – very touching and emotive.
What were the highlights of the reception?
Definitely the entertainment, we had fire dancers and a firework show. It was a surprise and everyone was stoked about it.
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
The best thing about having an intimate wedding was to be able to be present to everyone and give attention to the people that made the effort to be there for us.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
If you have a small budget, an intimate wedding is a great way to make your dream come true without going broke. A destination wedding is also a great way to make your wedding intimate because not all your guests will be able to travel and last but not least if you want to be able to connect and give the proper attention to all your guests, an intimate wedding is the way to go!
Reception: Komune Resort and Beach
Planner: Komune Resort and Beach
Flowers: Yohana, Florette Bali
Wedding dress: Malta, Willowby by Watters
Groom’s attire: Banana Republic
Makeup: Glo Day Spa and Salon, Canggu
Cake: Butter Bali, Canggu
Barefoot sandals: China
DJ: Mister Bennetts