Real Weddings

Calista & Chris

October 5, 2019
Ceremony: Stone House
Reception: Tirtha Uluwatu

Meet the bride and groom and read their wholesome story of an enchanting Bali destination wedding, exquisitely organized by Tirtha Bridal wedding planners.

“Every vendor we hold dearly because they are a part of our special day and they have made our lives easier. Tirtha and Team lead by Mariska was amazing! Mariska was up to reply to our messages at night and always making sure that we are well taken care of.”

How it starts

“We first met through some common friends in Sydney. We were both working back then. Before we met, Chris was in a relationship for 4 years and Calista was single for 4 years. Some people call it ‘meant to be’ or ‘ when the time is right’ then we were introduced. It would’ve been different should we have introduced earlier.”

The Venue

Chris and Calista landed their choice with Tirtha Bridal. They hired two of their destination wedding venues — Stone House for the wedding ceremony and Tirtha Uluwatu for the reception.

The Ceremony / Water Wedding

We also had the ceremony by the pool and lawn at Stone House at 4PM where the weather was just nice and breezy. Everyone get to enjoy the ceremony looking at a view where the sky meets the sea.

Favorite moment

“I will never forget the moment when my Dad walked me down the aisle – it was surreal. I’m pretty particular with music so I picked ‘Alleluia by Alejandro Consolacion ii’ as the background music and it really set up the whole mood. My Dad was smiling proudly greeting the guests not knowing that I was already bursting in tears behind the veil. It was beautiful and magical.”

The Theme

The theme/style for Chris and Calista’s destination wedding was elegance in simplicity. The bride believes that beauty comes in simplicity; and that it’s timeless and classic.

“That’s also what I want for my wedding. I did some research on Instagram and Pinterest to get inspired. I’m also a flower lover so I’m focusing on flowers for decoration and natural colors such as cream, taupe and a touch of coral blush.”

The Reception

Cocktail and Reception were held next door at Tirtha Uluwatu where the guests get to enjoy the beautiful pink, coral, purple sky. The dinner venue was set up half indoor and outdoor. The wedding planners just know how to provide a good balance.
“The reception was epic! Started off with an opening speech from Christopher’s Dad highlighting the uniqueness of second-born children – in fact, that Chris and I both second-born child and we’re both unique in our own ways. Everyone agreed to the fun facts.
Also, there was a moment where MC Arief asked us 3 things that we love the most about our partners. Then I was a bit panicked then I answered I love his personality, juicy lips and his heart. That ‘juicy lips’ caught all guests’ attention and everyone still remembers it until now.”

To the future Brides

“Do your research on each and every vendor and know what you’re trying to achieve. Know your budget and stick with it. Always be honest and communicate with your partner and vendors. Be realistic. Try to connect and meet with your photographer/videographer to break the ice. Always remember to have fun on the day because it’s going to be amazing!

The after party was also crazy. Our friends love to dance. Some of them were dancing in front of the misty fan, sandwiched the bride and groom. It was so much fun!

<Bali Destination Wedding at Tirtha Bridal>

Location : Uluwatu, Bali
Wedding Venue : Stone House
Reception Venue : Tirtha Uluwatu
Planning and Organizer : Tirtha Bridal
Decoration: Tirtha Bridal
Food and Beverages : Tirtha Bridal
Photographer : Iluminen by Indra Kantawibawa
Video : Venema Pictures by Christian Halim
Bride’s Matrimony Dress : Sapto Djojokartiko
Bride’s Matrimony Shoes : Chanel
Bride’s After Party Dress : Marchesa
Bride’s After Party Shoes : Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Accessories : Jennifer Behr
Groom’s Suit: Agus Lim
Groom’s Shoes : Aquila

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