As far as scenic ceremonies go, Samantha and Steve certainly made a mastery of this clifftop Balinese resort. They celebrated with modernist flair and focused on curating a fun, memorable atmosphere for their guests. Samantha donned a structural Suzanne Harward gown for the occasion.
Names: Samantha Tolj & Steven Cain
Wedding date: 9/7/2016
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Bali
How we met and the marriage proposal: We met at a friends birthday years ago. At the time, we lived in different countries and Steve was on his way to Sydney where I was located. Four different people suggested that he should meet up with their friend named ‘Sam’ when he arrived and, coincidentally, we soon after happened to be seated opposite each other at a birthday dinner. It was fate! Steve proposed to me in a villa at the resort we held our wedding. It was a beautiful, relaxing day and he topped it off by getting down on one knee after dinner. It was perfect.
About our wedding day: It was so wonderful! Elegant, yet completely fun and so full of love!
We had a wedding planner and a lot of help from the resort which was brilliant as we were married in Bali. Our venue was unbelievable and featured breathtaking views. The flowers were a feature; the food, spectacular. I think the most wonderful thing -that which is not quantifiable until the day arrives- is how much love is in the air.
Our wedding style: All white and classy with a touch of gold.
Finding my wedding gown: I danced in front of the mirror in Suzanne Harward! I couldn’t stop smiling and proceeded to do a little barefoot dance! I knew it was mine straight away. Exactly as everyone says, ‘when you know, you know‘.
First dance song: Never Tear Us Apart by INXS. I love INXS! It is such a classic song and we wanted something fun to dance to.
Advice for future couples: Be sure to enjoy each moment. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Get on the dance-floor. Be mindful that you are time-poor and will not speak to everyone, but if the opportunity arises, work the room and see your guests!
Couture experience at Suzanne Harward: My experience at Suzanne Harward was great! The girls were impeccably styled, extremely helpful and most importantly, honest. The dresses are beyond divine, however, it’s the whole experience in the studio that makes it so special. Nothing was too much of a problem for them. Everything seemed easy and entirely hassle-free. Carly was so helpful, knowledgeable, attentive, honest and truly a joy to deal with. She understands the bride (alongside the bride’s family) and in all my liaising with her I felt that I was safe in her hands.
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