Into the Blue
Elke and Lucas turned their wedding venue into what could be described as a colossal wedding present in itself.
NEWLY-WEDS Lucas Kudinar & Elke Camillia Kurniawan CELEBRATION Beach ceremony and reception at Conrad Hotel, Bali THEME Breakfast at Tiffany's PHOTOGRAPHY Photofactory, Bali WEDDING PLANNER W Organizer, Bali GOWN Jenny Lee Couture SUIT Blanc de Chine HAIR & MAKEUP Photofactory, Bali FLOWERS NefiDecor
With a concept built around the signature hues of a Tiffany & Co. gift box, the marquee's ceilings were draped with blue and white fabric, while table settings were decorated to match. "We adore Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, so it was only natural to have a wedding with the brand's signature colours," says Elke.
Touches of the robin's egg blue were evident throughout the wedding: The monogrammed dance floor, the wedding favours and ang pow box. "My sister-in-law made a Tiffany box- shaped ring pillow with white satin ribbons to match the theme," she recalls. With the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, it all made for an unforgettable wedding.
To add "bling", giant ice sculptures of perfect-cut and square-cut diamonds were placed at the dessert bar. As for Hepburn's pearls, they were found in the form of decorations on the wedding cake, which was made out of dozens of miniature white cakes with pearlised icing. The quaint wedding favours, scented candles disguised as Tiffany boxes, were also dressed with faux pearls and crystals.
The Singapore-based Indonesian couple chose the Conrad Hotel in Bali for its unique sea-facing Infinity Chapel, which also faces the sacred Mount Agung. The chapel had a high ceiling, cool marble flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing for numerous perfect- picture moments.
Highlights of the evening included a spectacular fireworks display, traditional Balinese dance performances and song dedications. Elke fondly remembers her first dance with her father, "All of my friends gathered around in a circle and waved their hands in harmony." The chic affair had the enthusiastic guests up on their feet till dawn.