A Destination Wedding at a Private Residence in Bali | Jeanette & Sean-Paul

Destination Wedding dress details
Destination wedding day details
Photograph of destination wedding bridesmaids gifts
personalized bridesmaids gifts for destination wedding
Destination wedding bridal party
Bride getting ready for Bali destination wedding
Solo portrait of bride in wedding dress
Bouquet details for destination wedding
Solo portrait of groom on wedding day
Solo portrait of groom before destination wedding
Destination wedding first look portrait of bride and groom
First look kiss
photograph of Bride and groom in classic car
Bride and groom kiss on destination wedding day
Groom hopping into classic car in Bali
Car ride to destination wedding in Bali
Photograph of bride and groom together
Scenery of Bali destination wedding location
Cake topper for destination wedding
Destination wedding day details
destination wedding guestbook
Destination wedding bouquet details
Bali Bride walking down the aisle
Bali wedding ceremony
Exchanging rings during Bali wedding
First kiss as bride and groom during destination wedding
Bali wedding celebration
Destination wedding party
Bali Groom with wedding party
Bride and groom after destination wedding ceremony
Photograph of destination wedding guests
Destination wedding reception in Bali
Bride and groom under wedding arch
International destination wedding scenery
Destination wedding reception
First dance for bride and groom
emotional first dance during destination wedding reception
Bride enjoy wedding reception in Bali
Overhead photograph of Bali wedding reception
Maid of honor speech
Best man gives a toast
Destination wedding speeches
Cutting the cake at Bali wedding reception
Wedding party speeches at destination wedding
Bride and groom listen to speeches at Bali wedding
destination wedding speeches
Brides speech at destination wedding
Bridesmaid dancing the night away in Bali
Wedding guests enjoy dancing at Bali wedding
Groom dancing at destination wedding
Dancing at Bali wedding reception
destination wedding reception
Bali bride and groom dance at destination wedding
Wedding guests have too much fun at Bali wedding
Fun Bali wedding reception photography
Guests party the night away at Bali wedding
Bali wedding guests cheers together
Swim party at destination wedding reception
Pool party reception in Bali
Bride and groom dance the night away at destination wedding
Bali wedding reception
Bali wedding reception party
Dancing at destination wedding in Bali
Guests dancing at Bali wedding
Bali pool party wedding reception
Bride and groom in the pool on wedding day

"I’ve always dreamed of absolutely “slaying” on my wedding day, haha. Hopefully that will come to fruition."

Netta, you nailed it.

They wanted to do something different and special for their wedding: a destination wedding to Bali, Indonesia! They rented a private villa for the week that felt like it belonged in the set of a rock video. 

Because it was a destination wedding, I opted to scope out the venue and photograph the details the day before, including her hand painted pink and gold gown.

They got ready in separate wings of the house, then had a first look in the middle. We ventured out with the videographers to take some portraits in nearby rice patties, and they hired a vintage gold Mercedes to get around in style.

Here is the advantage of a private venue wedding: the luxury of time. They took an hour after portraits to relax with their friends and pass out gifts, and then met up again for the ceremony, which included one of my all time fave wedding details: a shower of rose petals at the end. 

Because we were so close to the equator, the sun plunged us into evening immediately, and they had their first dance under a deep blue sky. 

What followed next was speeches, dinner, an outfit change to more casual clothing, and a whole lot of dancing, and then everyone into the pool!

My fave details:

  • Sean-Paul's vintage brooch. It's a jaguar, a symbol of Guyana.

  • Fellow Brooklynite Hushed Commotion made her hair band, in lieu of a veil.

  • The "PFAM" letters spell out the funny nickname they've had for their family unit for years.

  • QUIRKY POOL FLOATS!

  • The "best woman" saying "fuck it" and jumping into the pool in her gold cocktail bridesmaid dress.

  • Netta and Sean-Paul are not officially professional dancers, but could totally moonlight if they wanted.

venue The Palm House | event design Bali Event Styling | planning Chimene Harper, Harper Co Events | wedding gown Kate McDonald | wedding gown boutique Gilded Bridal | hairpiece Hushed Commotion | bride's shoes Steven by Steve Madden | bride's rings Bario Neal | bridesmaid & groomswoman dresses LulaKate | getting ready caftan on the bride Missoni | hair & makeup Dollface Darlings | groom’s custom suit Coloc Tailor | groom’s brooch vintage, from Neatstuff Antiques | groom's shoes Vincitore | groom's wedding band Embr | videography Leura Film ; their wedding video is herepaper goods designed by the groom | catering Lacalita | cake Butter Bali | tabletop rentals, linens, and other rentals Bali Event Hire | music DJ Stevie G | officiant Tracy from Bali Bliss Celebrant