Shelica and Steven celebrated their wedding with twenty-five of their nearest and dearest in—Bali!! On the morning of their big day, the couple performed and traditional Indonesian wedding ceremony to honor the bride’s heritage and followed it with a glam western ceremony and reception at Renaissance Uluwatu Bali. The event was planned by Love Bali Weddings with florals by Style Wedding Decoration and photography by Love and Covenant Photography.
What made the wedding special and unique?
What made the wedding special was its location. I am an Indonesian descent but was raised in the States. I have been dreaming about going back to my native country and having my wedding in Bali. It was extremely special to have 25 people fly out from the US to the other side of the globe just to celebrate us ! And I was also able to include my family members who still live in Indonesia as part of this happy celebration.
Tell us about the gown.
My gown is a Justin Alexander and I am completely in love with it! The unique design and intricate appliqués with all over lace is something that I have always dreamed about.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
We had a traditional Indonesian Ceremony the morning of. This was dedicated especially for my family and it made the day truly special. I wore a custom gown and wore my traditional Indonesian attire.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
The entire day was absolutely remarkable. Due to the amazing wedding team, everything went off without a hitch and I was able to remember and enjoy every moment of our special day. If I had to pinpoint one part, it would be the reveal of our ceremony and reception area. I was absolutely blown away at how perfect everything turned out! With this wedding being on the other side of the world, I had planned it all through WhatsApp. It was essentially a “blind wedding”. I had never visited the venue, never had any food tastings, or anything. I just had specific details of things I wanted and hoped that my wedding planner in Bali (whom I had never met in person) was going to pull it off, and they truly did! It was everything that I expected it to be. A dream coming to reality! Tremendous thank you to Love Bali Weddings.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Both my husband (Steven) and I went to Florida State University. I came across his profile on this dating app: Plenty of Fish. He then asked me on a coffee date and we met at Starbucks, we spent everyday together ever since. Steven proposed to me at a beach during a beautiful San Diego sunset. He had a banner that said “Shelica, Will you marry me?” And a hundred red roses shaped like a heart on the sand. We happily got married on our 4th year (dating) anniversary, July 10th.
Photographer: Love and Covenant Photography // Planner: Love Bali Weddings // Florist: My Style Wedding Decoration // Venue: Renaissance Uluwatu Bali // Gown Designer: Justin Alexander // Hair: Rosa Hairdo // Make-up: Zevinna Makeup // Veil & Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s House // Jewelry: Olive + Piper // Tux: SaksFifth & Tommy Hilfiger // Videographer: Dreampeeks // Sound + Lighting: Agspro // Dancers: FoF Dancer // Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty