The beachfront villa wedding in Bali
Mark & Ali
I feel very fortunate that I had been chosen as the wedding photographer for this beachfront villa wedding in Bali because never, ever have I photographed a Bali wedding as emotionally charged as the wedding of Ali & Mark. One could literally feel the ‘electricity’ between the two of them. While I don’t think that one couple’s emotions for each other are stronger than others it is the way people let emotion show or not show. And this was a ‘free-flow’ or proly more aptly named a waterfall of emotions… 🙂
The beachfront villa wedding in Bali of Mark & Ali was held at one of the newer villas popular for weddings, a bit north of Canggu. What I like about this venue is that because of the layout of this villa the couple truly overlooks the ocean while on the altar and so do the attending guests.
When the bride, accompanied by her mother came walking down the stairs heading towards the altar time stood still for a moment and even the crushing sound of the waves ceased for a moment. Laughter and tears came in equal measure during the ceremony and the Mark and Ali obviously enjoyed that their relationship finally ended (I’d actually would prefer to use the word ‘started’, but it kinda sounds funny in this context) in marriage.
For me personally the highlight of this wedding, which poignantly expressed the excitement of the two, was when Mark instead of walking off the altar decided to dance off the altar after the ceremony concluded… you gotta see it to believe it.
Ali is a woman , or should I say a lady, who clearly knows what she wants and shows that she is in charge of things. But surprisingly she completely surrendered control to me when we started the photo session and let me take care of things… The late afternoon sunset light with it’s and yellow – orange hues beautifully amplified the warmth of Ali and Marks deep emotional bond and their love for each other.
Meanwhile guests were treated to cocktails and canapés at the villa’s pool side and the enjoyed a spectacular sunset. Shortly afterwards the dinner reception commenced and the couple plus the bridal party made a spectacular entrance under the cheering applause of their friends and family.
The emotional intensity of this wedding continued throughout the evening and was particularly apparent in the speech of Ali’s mom and when the newlyweds paid tribute to people very dearly held in their hearts, who could not be part of this wedding. It all finally culminated in the couple’s first dance, after which my assignment concluded.
I wish Ali & Mark that their union will remain ‘electrified’ for years to come…
And here is also a video of that Wedding:
Yours Truly – Dominik
UPDATE: Ali, the bride just sent me the following:
I’m thrilled we also decided to do the videography as I think it really caught all the “waterfall of emotions” as well. Your video team did a wonderful job ! Mark and I are truly grateful for this beautiful documentation of our wedding day – your photographs and the video will help us to keep this wonderful day in Bali in our memory forever.