Bali, Tirtha Uluwatu & Tirtha Luhur - My best friend's wedding!

I was in Bali last week, attended one of my best friend's wedding, and have a small reunion with some colleges friends as well as a short holiday! my best friend's wedding is the most beautiful wedding I ever attended! Here I would love to share with you some the beautiful moment of her wedding at Tirtha Uluwatu & Tirtha Luhur - breathtaking places that located at a cliff top at Southern Bali.


The ceremony was held in the afternoon. After a relax breakfast at the resort and dress up, we were transport by a charter bus to Tirtha Uluwatu. Julia - the bride, has arranged all the guests stay at Le Grand Pecatu, which is about less than half and hour away from her wedding place. On the way, all we could see is narrow road surrounded by trees and bushes, can hardly find a car or houses in this remote area.

Upon arrive, we were welcome & greet by the smiley receptionists & bride's family member before usher down the staircase to the courtyard & waiting area.

The Courtyard

We hang around at the courtyard with beautiful Balinese landscape while waiting for the ceremony to start. Bali is so hot, much hotter than Malaysia. 





Guest Lounge

The guest lounge is just next to the wedding pavilion. A simple cocktail session is held for the waiting guest while waiting for the ceremony to begin. The lounge is air-conditioned, however it is not cooling as the doors were widely open. We were sweating profusely and I can feel my makeup is melting lol.  



The other side of the lounge is facing the sea and has a wooden deck on top of a pool. We could see the wedding pavilion which looks like a glass chapel when we step out. The view is breathtaking! 



Our first photo with the breathtaking view! But in actual situation, everybody runs back to the shelter area after the photo is taken. Not only we feel like being roasted under the hot sun, the metal white chair that we were sitting at are burning hot too. haha!  

Wedding Ceremony

When the wedding ceremony is about to begin, the staffs invited everyone walk over to the wedding pavilion which is built on top a pool. The pavilion architecture looks like a white chapel that build with glass. Same goes to the interior design.



Inside the wedding pavilion
The Groom is anxiously waiting for the Bride to make her entrance. Just like most of the wedding ritual, the ceremony starts with greetings, follow with match-in by both parents, best men and bridesmaids, then the Groom and the Bride. 

The ceremony ritual card that placed on every seats for guests.

After the entrance, a beautiful songs then presented by the house band with angelic voice specially for the Groom and Bride. In front of every guest, the couple read the vows &, exchange rings. The Marriage Registrar make pronouncement of the marriage, follow by signing on the marriage certs and the couple kiss to seal the deal!


And, this is one of my favorite part ~ everyone is invited to step out from the pavilion which is facing the sea, and release these colorful balloons to the sky after a count down. The wedding ceremony then come to the end with Groom & Bride shower by flower petals when they make their way out of the wedding pavilion.

Wedding Dinner @ Tirtha Luhur

After the wedding ceremony end, we were transfer to Tirtha Luhur by bus - where the wedding dinner will be held. It's just few miles away from Tirtha Bridal.

The dinner ceremony is expecting to start during sunset. After some light refreshment, we hang around at this beautiful place taking photos, chit chat and watching sun begins to set. 

Celia and I have not been seeing each other for many years, same goes to Hooi Chin.

The dining hall - which has a similar architecture with the wedding pavilion at Tirtha Uluwatu.


It wasn't that hot compare to afternoon. Everyone hang around the cliff and busy taking photos, while the groom and bride is away getting ready for the wedding dinner.

The swimming pool reflect the sky and the clouds like a mirror.


I love how Julia setup a corner cute for guest to leave a love notes for the newly-wed in these pastel color card.


Secluded beach when we look down from the cliff.


When the sky starts to get darker, the resort staff light up the fire tower with gasoline.

I have no words to describe this breathtaking scenery. Bali is famous with sunset. Don't miss the sunset when you visit Bali. It's truly magnificent. 

The Dinner Hall 

When the sun begin to set, we were invite to sit inside the dining room according to our name on the table, waiting for the wedding dinner to begin.


Inside the dining hall
A long table has been setup on the stage for bride and groom, and their parents and family. facing all the guest tables.

After everyone is sitting, the MC of the night announced that the groom and bride will be arriving. As we are waiting, music starts to play, through the glass windows, we saw the couple held hand and walk through the window under the beautiful sunset, followed by fireworks.. aww...romantic! 


After some greeting, the dinner starts. It's buffet dinner, all the guests can go over to the next building to get the food by self-service. The buffet has Japanese, western and Indonesia food to suits everyone's need. We go for Japanese food. I had tempuras, sushi roll & cold soba served in glass. In case you wonder, the food taste good! 
   
Half way the dinner, there is a cake cutting session. After the cake cutting, the couple give their Thank You speech, and a short interview by the MC on how the couple meet. The MC even pass the mic to every table to let the guests who wish to give some words to the newly-weed to speak. 


We also entertain by the performance of traditional Balinese dance. Our table is just next to the stage, so we can see the performance very close and I took a video of the part of the performance to show my husband later.



After the dinner, groom & bride have their first dance outside the dining hall and did the bouquet toss. The bouquet first throw into the pool haha! Second toss, finally the wet bouquet is received by one of the bridesmaid who is also bride-to-be soon (Congrats, Lini!). The ceremony officially finally end with a 5 minutes long fireworks, truly an unforgettable wedding event I ever attended! 

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  1. may I know, is it possible for outsider to go there just to took some photo?

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    1. I don't think so since it is a private event property. But you can contact them to check if you can do so. :) who knows!

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