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December 2018

Joylyn and Alan’s Romantic and Intimate Wedding with a Beautiful Ocean View in Bali

The quiet and romantic Amankila Villa Bali was the perfect venue for ocean lovers Joylyn and Alan’s intimate wedding.

A common love for golf and the ocean brought Joylyn and Alan together, and it was only natural for the pair of sweethearts to wed at the picturesque Amankila Villa Bali where they were surrounded by the beautiful ocean and their loved ones as they pledged their love for one another in front of a special wedding arch that was personally designed by Joylyn. Sneak a peek at their romantic and intimate wedding here!

Share with us how you met and what drew you to each other.

We meet through mutual friend and discovered a common love for golf. That was what drew us closer to each other.

What was your wedding planning journey like? Did you face any challenges and if so, how did you overcome it?

We only started preparing for our wedding three months before and did not realise that most couples would have started their planning at least six months before their wedding, but Vara Wedding, our wedding planner, did such a fantastic job in such a short time. We did face many challenges but luckily, we got it all sorted out.

Joylyn: Before we decided on our wedding theme, we had a discussion with our family. We wanted to create a harmonic and romantic atmosphere that was also laid-back and relaxing. Our three day wedding was not just to celebrate our union but an opportunity for our guests and family to enjoy themselves and take a short break. I designed our wedding arch to be in a moon shaped wedding gate with a narrow open bottom, where the circle will only be perfect when we are standing there (hence, the open bit will be closed).

Tell us about your wedding venue.

We chose to wed at Amankila, Bali because we loved the concept of how the AMAN group aimed for a remote quiet spot, surrounded by nature and a peaceful ambience. We both love the ocean therefore we thought that our wedding day should have a beautiful ocean view as the background of our most important event. The villa also provided exceptional service to our beloved guests and family.

Take us back to your wedding day. What was the day like and how were you feeling?

The day was really unforgettable and we did have many interesting moments, especially when we talked to each other during the ceremony. We did not prepare well beforehand and just said what was in our hearts and what was on our minds.

What did your family/friends have to say about your wedding day?

They were surprised by the wedding details, especially the amazing fireworks, and they really enjoyed the environment and service that the villa offered.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding?

Joylyn: The most memorable moment was the after party, where only a few closed friends of ours stayed behind to talk and enjoyed the Chinese wine. We did go crazy afterwards enjoying the music and the after party. Everyone was pulled down into the pool, including Alan and I, and we all got wet but that was a really good party to end a beautiful night.

What is one lesson you’ve learnt from your wedding planning that you’d like to share with other couples?

Do prepare your wedding at least six months before the actual day. Also, do get a good wedding planner to help you prepare your wedding as they are very helpful, so we were very lucky to have Vara Wedding as our wedding planner.

The Venue: Amankila Villa, Bali
The Size of Wedding: 55 guests
The Wedding Photographer and Videographer: Apel Photography
The Wedding Gown: Oscar de la Renta / Marchesa Notte
The Bride’s Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Rene Caovilla, Sophia Webster
The Groom’s Suit: Oscar Hunt Made-to-Measure
The Groom’s Shoes: Berluti
The Hair and Makeup Artist: Maria Yenny
The Wedding Bands: Harry Winston
The Wedding Florist: Silverdust Decoration
The Wedding Stylist: Silverdust Decoration
The Wedding Cake: Lenovelle Bali
The Wedding Planner: Vara Wedding
The Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Ideospace Jakarta

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Joylyn and Alan’s Romantic and Intimate Wedding with a Beautiful Ocean View in Bali