Lexie and Ryan’s Lake Como Romance Bali Wedding at Villa Kailasha
There’s always something that little bit extra special about this couple – they met at a mutual friend’s Christmas party in 2017 – and it marks the beginning of truly something special.
Their connection grew stronger with each passing day, leading them to one unforgettable weekend at Kempinski. Ryan had arranged a private helicopter ride from Nusa Dua to Melasti Beach, creating a breathtaking experience for both of them. As they soared above the ocean, they spotted rose petals spelling out the words “Marry Me?” on the beach below. It was an incredibly romantic gesture that could be seen from afar.
Once they landed, Ryan got down on one knee and asked the question that would change their lives forever. The surprises didn’t end there, as Lexie discovered their hotel room adorned with roses and over 50 photos capturing their most cherished memories together. Champagne and desserts awaited them, making the moment even more magical.
Fast forward to their wedding day, tucked away in the beautiful island of Bali, Lexie & Ryan chose the luxurious Villa Kailasha to host their special day. After months of filling her secret Pinterest board, the common thread throughout Lexie’s wedding inspiration was a Lake Como Romance setting filled with mostly white, neutral splashes of green, and thoughtful, personal details.
Working with the incredible Tash from Plan A Bali, a vibrant celebration was brought to life on the grounds of the Villa. An intimate ceremony in the garden was styled with a white and green floral arrangement, overlooking the secluded pool (and the ocean!) and becoming a stunning natural backdrop.
Attention to detail is always something that catches our eye, and Tash and her team did not disappoint. From the woven bamboo fans and telephone station to the name written in the wedding gown, everything in their styling was personalized to a tee.
Trove Artistry made sure Lexie was on top of her game on her wedding day as they carefully executed hair and make-up for our beautiful bride.
The gorgeous details continued right through to the al fresco reception, long tables clothed in white clothes with wooden chairs create an earthy, organic setting under a sea of glowing fairy lights and florals.
Their ceremony was officiated by Wita, who had legally married them over 2 years ago—a testament to the enduring love they shared.
With guests celebrating over cocktails and a feast before hitting the dance floor, it’s clear through the incredible images exactly how much fun was had by Lexie and Ryan and their loved ones.
Keep reading to watch how their day unfolded through the stunning snaps below, as we chat to these high-school sweethearts about their experience planning a wedding in Bali and the local suppliers that helped to make it happen!
Bride’s Name: Lexie
Groom’s Name: Ryan
How we met: We met at a mutual friends christmas party in 2017 back in Gold Coast, Australia
The proposal: The most romantic thing ever! We stayed at the Kempinski for the weekend. Ryan booked a private helicopter ride from nusa dua over to melasti beach. We flew over the ocean then came to the beach where there was rose petals spelling out “Marry Me?” which is so large we could see it from the sky. We landed and thats when he proposed. When we got back to the hotel the whole room was decorated in roses with over 50 photos of us with champagne and desserts waiting!
Wedding date: 16/6/23
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Villa Kailasha
Wedding Reception Venue: Villa Kailasha
Total Guests: 52
Our style/Inspiration: Lake como romance
Who we couldn’t have done it without (Bali Supplier): Tash + Sandat
Advice for future Bali Brides: Leave yourself with enough time to get ready!! All brides get scared of the bali heat and want to get ready last but theres nothing worse then being rushed and stressed with a million people around when youre getting ready. I left myself with a good 2 and half hours to play with after i finished my hair and makeup, this was perfect and i got all the photos i wanted! I just did a quick lip touch up before walking out!
Our Wedding Day…
Wedding Planner/Stylist: Plan A – tash
Décor/Furniture: Sewa sewa- tashs recommendation
Flowers/Florist: Sandat – all their imported flower options and Made eye, he is just a wiz
Hair & Make-up: Trove Artistry – of course!
Photography: allume – love their documentary style with mixture of colour and B&W
Celebrant: Wita – the celebrant who legally married us over two years ago
Cake/Dessert: TC Cupcakes – Dulce de leche 3 tier cake – was AMAZING
Stationery/Invitations:I made them all, i bought the templates from etsy
Entertainment:Lucky Aces – band, Kaiser Waldon – DJ, kaiser was a highlight of the night for sure
Transport: we hired buses for pickup and drop off
Gift Registry: we asked for no gifts
Wedding Songs: (Down the Aisle, signing the registry, announcement)
Bridesmaids walked down to – until i found you – Stephen Sanchez
I walked down to – is this love – luke burr
Walking back down the isle together – this will be an everlasting love – natalie cole
Re enter song – bring em out – T.I.
The Bridal Party Details…
Bride’s Dress: Chosen by Kyha – i went with a two piece corset and skirt, satin with a large slip. Later in the night i changed into sequin party pants from Meshki
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin – Follies Strass
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bec and bridge – the girls picked all different designs in the same colour
Bridemaid’s Shoes: billini – Sammi heel
Groom’s Attire & Shoes: Hugo boss tuxe
Flowergirls/Page Boys: custom
Jewellery: pearls from my sister
The rings:brilliant earth
Honeymoon Details: still pending haha maybe next year
The final part… but most important for your blog!
Where did you find your styling inspiration for your Bali wedding? A lot on pinterest but i always dreamt of a pretty white and fairytale wedding. I found this villa in Italy called La Casa Toscana and loved the vibe so we used a lot of their weddings as inspiration as i wanted the same feel to my day
What was the hardest part about planning a destination wedding?
Not a destination wedding for me and not hard at all, everything was seamless, smooth and stress free!
Why did you choose Bali as your wedding destination? Ive lived here for 5 years and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else.
How did you stay organised while planning a destination wedding?
I didnt – i forgot i was planning a wedding most of the time. Tash really did it all. I met up with her in person twice and that was when most of the planning was done
Budget: (Approximate) our initial budget was 25k
Actual Cost: Everything included 40k… we definitely didn’t stick the budget