Scouting a new destination is my all time favorite thing to do. And it’s the first thing we do when booking a destination wedding. Not only do we check out vendors and the venues, but we do a ton of shopping! We look for the perfect design elements that will make the day feel authentic and effortless. On our most recent trip to Bali, Steve Steinhardt captured some behind the scenes footage of the gorgeous destination and of me doing my thing. Check it out!
You might or might not have noticed, but we are a little enamored with Bali here on the BHBlog. The land is filled with nature, and it sits side by side with a few of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Not only is Bali one of the most amazing wedding destinations ever, but it’s great for a romantic honeymoon as well.
I’ve been lucky enough to have visited Bali several times, and yet I still can’t get enough! Here are a few of my Bali Essentials…
What To Wear:
Bali is tropical, and hot! Make sure you pack lots of lightweight clothing – anything too heavy or tight will leave you in a pool of sweat. Bali is also a casual town, so it’s time to put away those high heels and slip into something a little more comfortable. Leave your jeans at home, ladies! It’s time to get out those sundresses!
01: Blue Life Keyhole Maxi Dress | 02: Albertine Palombaggia Printed Bandeau Swimsuit | 03: Joie A La Plage Nice Sandals | 04: Athleta Straw Hat | 05: Stone Cold Fox Holy Tube Chain Link Top | 06: JOA Floral Embroidered Shorts
Beauty Bag Essentials:
Not only is Bali hot, but it is humid too. This means that there are going to be a few mosquitoes around, and if you’re unlucky like me, you’re going to get bitten. A good bug repellent will help wonders, though. Humidity also wreaks havoc on my hair and makeup routine, if I use the same products that I use back home, my make up will slide off my slick skin in 30 minutes. So, I usually lighten up by ditching the foundation and coverup and using tinted sunscreen instead. For my hair, I use a spray on humidity blocker to combat frizz and flyaways.
Where To Stay:
There are so many amazing resorts in Bali, and there are a plethora of places to suit each budget. My favorite, however, has to be the Alila Villas Soori. It is nestled away from the touristy areas and is set amongst rice paddy fields – and instead of the traditional hotel rooms, this property is filled with private villas – complete with your own private infinity pool. The decor is modern and the spa is incredible. If you’re in Bali, this place is a must see.
There is something so comforting about a good cup of coffee. If I have to be honest, my day doesn’t really truly begin until I have my cup (with a little milk, no sugar.)
I truly have a deep love for great coffee houses – especially ones that are decorated beautifully, and make you feel like a guest in someones home. Comfort and aesthetics are important to me because I usually set up camp for a while to work or read. Above are a few of my favorite images of coffee houses from around the world – I would love to have a drink in every one of them!
Just a few of the lil touches we incorporated for Jennifer & Canute’s Vermont Wedding
Vintage Post Card Save the Dates featuring the Vermont Landscape : Handmade Paper for the Invitations : Mismatched White China Plates from Casa De Perrin : Fresh Ferns lined the Aisle : Rustic Urns & Halos from Saipua : Vintage Flatware and Mismatched Pressed Crystal from Casa De Perrin : Cashmere Pashminas From Restoration Hardware filled the welcome boxes : Wrought Iron Lanterns hung from the ceiling.
We weren’t the only ones to love Jennifer & Canute’s Vermont Wedding. Martha Stewart also picked this lil wedding up and shared with her thousands and thousands of readers. We’re all giddy inside! Pick up the issue, or click here to see a few of Martha’s favorite details from the day.