Jess & Matt’s Bali Wedding Fiesta

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Gui Jorge
February 8, 2016

The merging of cultures always makes for a colourful celebration and Jess and Matt’s Balinese Mexican Fiesta wedding was no exception. With their family and friends in tow, these two tied the knot destination-style in the idyllic gardens of Seminyak’s Villa Sunrise and we reckon they’ve got the Dia de Muertos vibe downpat.

Sydney based photographer Gui Jorge made the trek to Seminyak and it’s safe to say he captured the magic. Rainbow streamers, confetti and fiesta-inspired styling fit perfectly with the tropical atmosphere and the surrounding rice paddies made for a v lush backdrop.

An events entrepreneur and DJ by trade, Matt discovered the venue after meeting the owner on one of his tours, and he and Jess knew it was the perfect venue from the get-go. “We’ve always loved Bali and loved the idea of a destination wedding,” Jess tells us. “Having all our friends and family in one of our favourite parts of the world on holiday just seemed like the best way to do it.”

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Flowers were sourced from local Balinese florist, Tigerlily Wedding Flowers and Jess and the girls bonded over a good ol’ bouquet and flower crown crafting sesh.
Colourful Bali wedding at Umalas / photography by Gui Jorge Grace Loves Lace Hollie dress
It was love at first sight when Jess found her dress. Until she fell out of love and then back in love numerous times. Despite the on-off-again relationship we reckon Jess and her Grace Loves Lace gown were made for each other! “In the end I wanted to be in something I felt like myself in. It fit perfectly into our day’s theme and how I wanted to feel.”
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This babin’ bride really knows how to work a braided updo (as does Anja Buerck, the mastermind behind the hair) and we're digging her Elizabeth De Varga veil and homemade crown of roses, à la Frida Kahlo.
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The bridesmaids donned inky midnight blue Sheike dresses with flower crowns while the boys' Industrie attire – shorts, sneakers and light shirts - was ideal for Bali’s tropical climate.
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Bali-based Ixora Cakes could send any sweet tooth into overdrive with this Mexican inspired, candy-coloured creation!
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Credits

Images Gui Jorge | Bride's Dress Grace Loves Lace | Bride's Shoes Zomp | Bridesmaid's Dresses Sheike | Bridesmaid's Shoes Sheike | Groom's Suit Industrie | Accessories Elizabeth De Varga | Hair Anja Buerck | Reception Venue Villa Sunrise, Umalas, Bali | Flowers Tigerlily Wedding Flowers | Catering Oolalah | Cake Ixora Cakes |


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Sonia // Want That Wedding 4 years ago

Oh my gosh! Love everything about this wedding!! XxX

Kelly - Boho 4 years ago

What a gorgeous wedding xxx

Maria 4 years ago

Love the wedding bouquet colors, so beautiful!

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