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Viceroy Bali 11.03.2013

When it comes to destination wedding venues we have three things that are high on our priority list: gorgeous venue, excellent service and convenience. Viceroy Bali has them all – it’s essentially the destination wedding venue that holds the triple threat.

Viceroy Bali is a five star family owned and operated resort in Ubud consisting of 25 luxuriously appointed private pool villas. The gorgeous pool villas are majestically situated in Bali’s “Valley of the Kings”. “Valley of the Kings” is a title given to the area by locals due to the many generations of Balinese royalty who resided in nearby villages.

From the moment you arrive at Viceroy Bali, it’s easy to see why Balinese royalty were attracted to the peaceful area. The lush surroundings make Viceroy Bali feel like a tropical hideaway. It also feels tremendously sophisticated, comfortable, and private.

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When it comes to weddings, Viceroy Bali is quintessential and has an events team that can handle anything and everything. They are well prepared and super experienced in planning all types of weddings, from large traditional white weddings to intimate Balinese legal weddings. The team handle all customised activates for the event {photographer, wedding cake, band), whilst also creating a delicious culinary experience and providing superior attentive service.

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The convenience factor is also extremely endearing, as Viceroy Bali has every facility under the sun. It has the Viceroy Bar, which has an exceptional view over the Petanu river gorge and is a perfect place to just sit and relax. It has CasCades Restaurant, which is an award-winning fine dining restaurant with a contemporary French menu influenced by exotic Asian flavours.

It has the Lembah Spa, which offers therapeutic body treatments developed by a certified Swiss therapist. It has a gymnasium where you can book yourself in for a private yoga class. It has a boutique full of casual resort wear, jewellery and artefacts. It even has a helicopter pad, perfect for guests that want to avoid the 45-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai international airport or for guests that want to tour neighbouring islands in style.

It also has a large infinity edge pool, library and so much more.

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The accommodation includes the Garden Villas, the Terrace Villas, the Deluxe Terrace Villas, the Vice Regal Villas, and the Viceroy Villa. All the villas are spacious, beyond luxurious, and include a pool. Complimentary perks include daily á la carte breakfast, wireless internet connection, daily restocking of the mini bar with non-alcoholic drinks, an espresso maker, 24 hr room service and magnificent views of the Petanu River Gorge.

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Viceroy Bali makes you feel special, valued, and appreciated. It was thoughtfully conceived and manages to reach deep into your soul and offer a treasured and memorable experience. In a nutshell, it’s a special place for a special day or a special honeymoon.

For more information or to make a reservation, click here.

All images via Viceroy Bali

How to Decorate a Destination Wedding 16.12.2011

Packing the decorative items for a destination wedding doesn’t have to be a major chore. Today, we’re sharing wonderful destination wedding reception ideas and decorating advice.

After organising and packing your garments, accessories, and wedding favors, focus on the décor next. Delegate a separate bag or suitcase especially for the decorating pieces, so the table runners don’t get mixed up with your gown and the pom-poms aren’t lying beside your veil. Also, choose only those materials that are lightweight and pack flat, so that you don’t use up extra bags for them. Remember, extra baggage = extra effort and extra charges!

Here’s some wedding inspiration on five fabulous and affordable ways to pack your destination wedding décor:

1. Fabric table runners – pick a material that doesn’t need ironing, unless you want to be ironing (or looking for someone who wants to iron) when you arrive at your destination! Linen and burlap are not good choices because they wrinkle easily. But if you’re bent on using that cute burlap runner you bought online, go ahead—except you must roll, not fold.

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2. Flags and bunting – these are very popular in weddings today. They’re really adorable and take up very little space when packed. But they tend to wrinkle easily especially if packed with heavier items. To make sure that they don’t get creases from the other articles in your suitcase, place the carefully folded flags or bunting in a large re-sealable bag or manila envelope before packing them with the other décor pieces.

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3. Fabric chair slipcovers – ask the hotel or resort for their chair measurements to make sure that your slipcovers will fit. Bring only those that only go over the back (or only on the seat), because you will need a lot more room in your luggage if you opt for the ones that cover the whole chair. But hey, if you want to cover the entire chair, that’s fine, too! Again, consider wrinkle-free fabrics so that all you need to do is unpack and dress up the chairs.

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4. Cardboard cupcake tower – Get cake boards and cake dummies from your local bakery or supermarket and decide how many tiers you’re going to have. Place the materials inside re-sealable bags to keep clean. Here’s a post from Cake Journal on how to assemble the tower when you’re at the hotel; don’t worry because it’s super easy! Although to save time, you might want to cover the boards with wrapping paper before packing.

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5. Paper decorations, such as garlands and pom-poms – Make the garlands ahead of time. These are a bit time-consuming, so don’t think you can assemble them at the venue. Flat designs, such as leaves, are best for packing. Place them in a re-sealable bag or envelope, too, and make sure there are no creases. For the pom-poms, stack tissue paper, fold accordion-style, and secure middle with twine or wire. You can throw them all together in a plastic bag and fluff them up into full-fledged pom-poms just before hanging.

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Finally, remember to check customs for the country we’re your hosting your soiree, as certain countries don’t allow certain items in. After all, it’s better to be safe then sorry.

{Burlap table runner via eab designs; bunting via Lovelorn Unicorn; slipcover via Surefit.net; cardboard cupcake tower via Cake Journal; leaf garland via Martha Stewart Weddings}

Hong Kong Destination Wedding 06.01.2010

We love Hong Kong because it’s a cosmopolitan city that’s full of fascinating contrasts. It also offers so many attractions, restaurants, and wedding venues that we can’t help but think, “what a great place for a destination wedding”. Below you’ll find our favorite Hong Kong wedding venue picks.

Duetto – It’s an Italian and Indian restaurant located in Wan Chai. Interesting food combination aside, the restaurant has breath taking views and a cute outdoor terrace. The terrace can accommodate 180 guests for cocktails and 50 guests for a sit down meal. The entire venue is capable of holding up to 500 people in total for cocktails, and 210 for food. Location: 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, 2598 1222.

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The Bay – It’s located on Lamma Island and serves scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine at reasonable prices. The restaurant has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is ideal for those looking for a laid back casual wedding by the sea. The venue can arrange speedboats, champagne and overnight stays on the island. Location: 7 Beach Front, Mo Tat Wan, Lamma Island, 2982-8186.

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Le Meridien Cyberport – This is a great venue for intimate ceremonies, specifically if you want an outdoor element to your wedding. For an outdoor ceremony, we recommend the immaculately maintained Cyberport grassy area that can be hired for private events. The poolside is also a perfect area for small parties of around 40 guests, with the option to have a barbecue party for a casual affair.

For a larger wedding, Prompt Restaurant can accommodate up to 100 guests for a Western style sit down dinner. If you prefer a Chinese banquet, this option is also available. Location: 100 Cyberport Rd., Pok Fu Lam, 2980 7788.

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The Rocks at Middle Bay – If you prefer your seaside experience, consider a Shamrock-catered party at Hong Kong’s coolest beach venue. Although only a stone’s throw from Repulse Bay, the venue is tucked away and secluded, offering an ideal location for a wedding.

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The Pawn – It’s located in Wan Chai and is set in a historical building that was once a pawnshop. The Pawn has been restored and is now one of the trendiest drinking and dining destinations in Wan Chai. The bar and restaurant has three areas, the Living Room {80 sitting, 150 standing}, the Dining Room {seats 80} and the Roof Garden {80 seated, 150 standing}. Location: 62 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai, 2866-3444.

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The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers – It’s located in Tsim Sha Tsui and offers a wonderful alfresco setting with gorgeous harbour views. The hotel offers a 2-tier pier side function area, which seats 78 on the upper level and 38 below. This venue gives substantial freebies to those booking for 50 guests or more. Location: 33 Canton Rd, China Hong Kong City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2738-2236.

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Hebe 101 – This venue is decked out in charming Mediterranean decor and has lovely water views. It serves international cuisine at reasonable prices, with a focus on fresh seafood. The restaurant spans over 3 levels and has a large rooftop that overlooks Hebe Haven. Hebe 101 can accommodate up to 100 guests. Location: 112 Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, 2335-5515.

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The Fringe Club – It’s located in Central and has a roof garden, which is perfect for a cocktail reception. Tapas are available for those that want to serve canapes, and the unlimited drink packages are affordable. The drinks package includes spirits, wines and beer. Members can hire the roof garden free of charge, subject to a minimum spend. The minimum spend is $6,000 HKD on weekdays and $20,000 HKD on weeknights. The annual membership fee is affordable, priced at $200 HKD. Location: 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, 2521-7251.

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One-Thirty One – It’s located in Sai Kung and is ideal for an intimate affair. The restaurant is a converted village house and has spacious green lawns that can be used for the ceremony. The restaurant is well known for serving modern European cuisine. Location: 131 Tseung Tau Village, Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung, 2791-2684.

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Oohlala – This venue can organize the perfect Hong Kong beach wedding. The wedding party and guests can arrive via junks and the ceremony can be performed under canopies. Cocktails, dinner and entertainment are included in their wedding package. Location: Pui O Beach, Lantau, 2984-8711.

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Top Deck – It’s located on top of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. The 9,000 square foot alfresco dining deck seats 280 for dinner and up to 700 for cocktails. The Crescent wedding package for 50 guests includes hire of the west deck, champagne for toasting, floral decorations and centerpieces, canapes, free flow wine and a choice of either buffet or sit-down dinner. Location: Top Floor, Jumbo Kingdom, Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, 2552-3331.

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If we had to pick a favorite, we’d choose The Rocks at Middle Bay, simply because we love a trendy and intimate setting. 

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