Jessica Leung and Nicholas Vandermolen’s 124 guests toasted their Bali destination wedding with a custom “Bali sunrise” or “Jess and Nick” cocktail.
The pair chose a destination wedding to celebrate their eight-year relationship, marrying on May 20, 2017 with a ceremony at St Francis Xavier Church in Kuta, followed by a reception at Grand Ocean Villa facing Ketewel Beach. The piece of coast is one of Bali’s most famous black volcanic sand beaches.
“We chose Bali as it was a favourite holiday destination for us both, but also because my mother’s relatives are all from Indonesia,” explains the bride, 28, of her groom, 29. “Nick is a designer so created us a wedding website with the details, accommodation advice, travel tips, and our favourite hot-spots in Bali.”
To combat the tropical humidity, the couple gifted guests sandalwood hand fans. “We count ourselves so lucky the weather was perfect as the reception was an outdoor event,” says Jessica. “I could see some guests just stare in awe with how stunning the venue was.”
The dashing groom had his light blue suit custom made, and his six-man crew headed to three different retailers for their ensemble, including Roger David for suspenders.
Jessica had two wedding dresses on the day, the first stunning gown – a strapless with lace – was from Mia Solana @ Luv Bridal.
“We can be ourselves around each other, make each other laugh and most importantly we are each other’s number one supporters,” smiles the bride.
“I think our wedding reception was such a unique setting against a beautiful and picturesque part of Bali,” says Jessica.
“Our favourite images from the photoshoot would have to be on the beach, as the sand really created a nice contrast to the white dress,” recalls the bride.
Bomboniere: Krisna Bali / Brides Accessories: Etsy - Cynthier / Brides Gown: Mia Solano @ Luv Bridal & Formal, Grace & Hart / Brides Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Swarovski / Bridesmaids Dresses: Custom made / Caterer: Oma's Catering / Celebrant: Fr. Damien Dawong Hayong / Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier / Flowergirl Dress: Own dress / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Custom made / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford, David Jones, Roger David / Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes / Hair: Cheryl de Beaute Freshwater / Honeymoon: Gili Islands / Invitations: Nick Vandermolen Design / Lolly Buffet: Oma's catering / Makeup: Cheryl de Beaute Freshwater / Photographer: Flipmax Photography, Nick Vandermolen Design / Reception Venue: Grand Ocean Villa / Rings: Custom Made / Transport: Buses / Videographer: Flipmax Photography / Wedding Night Accommodation: Villa Arte Seminyak