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SPIRITUAL WEDDING IN BALI

Article by Sarah Padmadjaja 11.03.2017 Photographed by Gus De Photography

Harvey Fung and Shannon Harvey, from New York and Miami, knew they wanted their marriage to pay homage to both their spiritual and cultural beliefs. In their search for an ideal, exotic location for their perfect wedding ceremony, they found Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a luxury resort of only 60 suites and villas, nestled in the cultural and royal (or regal) heart of Bali – Ubud.

We fell in love with Mandapa because it radiates the precise elements we desired in an unbelievably picturesque setting,” the bride reminisces. “Never have we dreamed a place like this existed. The attention to detail and impeccable service provided by the ladies and gentlemen, the onsite temples, the energy of the Ayung River, the design and serenity of Wantilan (the lobby), the expansive views of the village, all tied together with the sounds of Balinese music, solidified everything leading up to our entire existence and that one day. Even the Panditas chosen by the Ritz delivered a magical Buddhist ceremony rich with tradition and meaning.”

The couple chose to hold their wedding in one of the temples within Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

The Indian wedding attire was chosen in reverence to the couple's deep spirituality. The bride's head jewelry, or maang Tikka, is an integral part of an Indian bride’s ensemble.

The father of the bride, David Harvey, gave blessings to the couple as they will embark on a new journey of life.

Harvey and Shannon take their first steps as husband and wife, greeted with applause and flower shower after the Panditas made their marriage official.

The new deck extension, The Cliff at Sawah, make a perfect stage for an evening to remember.

The reception tables were set elegant and beautifully with hints of white and green, creating a natural yet chic look.

A silhouette of the newly wed taken at Padmasana Temple where the couple exchanged their vow.This beautiful temple is within Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Ubud, Bali Weddings

With rolling hills, a gentle river and verdant rice paddies, Ubud offers a naturally beautiful setting for a destination wedding at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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