from inspiration to reality: a neo-eclectic balinese wedding

Everything that Ari of Chykalophia Design & Heartily Wed touches turns into wedding magic and that’s definitely the case today with her own neo-eclectic wedding in Bali. She crafted her mood board with inspiration from her Balinese culture & modern design elements and then seamlessly wove the two together for her big day!

To kick things off take a look at the inspiration board that she started with –

Neo eclectic wedding inspiration board with bold neon colors paired with neutrals

From Ari – “Although Peter and I have been legally married in the US since 2011, because I am Balinese a traditional Balinese wedding is required in my culture. Looking back to the richness of my roots and the pops of color in our traditional fabrics, it inspired me to create something bright and bold for our traditional Balinese wedding and western-style reception afterwards.”

Now that you’ve seen her inspiration board it’s so easy to see how Ari brought these amazing ideas to life in her own wedding!

Traditional Balinese wedding ceremony | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bali Bold, modern, colorful wedding invitations | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #invitations #papergoods #neon Traditional Balinese wedding ceremony | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bali Flower backdrop | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Traditional Balinese wedding ceremony | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bali #wedding Traditional Balinese wedding ceremony | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bali #bride Traditional Balinese wedding ceremony | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bali Modern wedding signage | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #modern #wedding #signage bride and groom temporary tattoos | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #tattoo

From Ari – “Mixing gold and bold colors like bright yellow, lime green, royal purple and magenta to work cohesively across the traditional wedding ceremony and reception afterwards was a challenge in its own way. Earth tones from our home Bali temple and the venue for the party were a great addition that complemented the pops of color for both events.

The fun part was the stationery and décor. I wanted something that reflected the authenticity of Balinese culture as well as incorporating modern design elements. We added the classic Bali ornament called Patra and a photograph that Peter took 5 years ago of Wisnu and Garuda statues to the stationery layout, plus added thicker lines and fonts for the layout. As a result, a fun and artistic multicolored wedding stationery suite was created!”

Modern destination wedding invitations | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #neon #weddinginvitation Monique Lhuillier wedding dress| Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #weddingdress Gold wedding invitation suite | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #gold #wedding Destination wedding in Bali | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Tropical bridal bouquet | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bouquet Destination wedding in Bali | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #bali Modern wedding paper goods with bold colors | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Destination wedding in Bali | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Bali destination wedding | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Photobooth sign | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Purple wedding shoes | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Monique Lhullier wedding dress | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ #moniquelhuillier #weddingdress Destination wedding reception in Bali | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/ Sky lanterns | Gusde Photography and @chykalophia | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/inspiration-reality-neo-eclectic-balinese-wedding/

“The décor for both events was also a blast to work with. We asked Bloomz Fine Flowers to help up with the décor and utilize the native Balinese flowers and traditional décor like young coconut leaves called Paku Pipit. Everything was magical with the vibrant colors and culture, and of course a touch of topical!”

See more of Ari’s designs in inspiration shoots here & here.

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Photography: Gusde Photography // Coordination: Heartily Wed // Floral Design & Décor: Bloomz Fine Flowers // Wedding Invitation Suite & Paper Goods: Chykalophia Design // Hair & Makeup: Bali Jegeg // Catering: Lumbung Catering // Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Venues: Traditional Bali Wedding: Bride’s Balinese Residence, Reception: Eko Villa Bali.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. artfullywed says:

    The ceremony space by the pool is just gorgeous!

  2. Love the exotic and traditional western mix!

  3. Love the bright and vivid colors. That ceremony setup is amazing!

  4. Absolutely in love with the details and colors in this traditional ceremony! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you Sara for featuring our wedding plus the inspiration behind it 😉

  6. I love the exuberance of every detail in this wedding, from the vibrant color palette to the energetic font. Lovely!

  7. So fun to see an inspiration board brought to life!

  8. What wonderful details and color, and so fun to see the inspiration come to life!

  9. Simply stunning. Love the vivid colour combination – it works beautifully throughout the traditional Balinese wedding and the western-style reception.

  10. I am so in love with this wedding! The vibrant colors are fantastic, and I love the bride’s two looks. Gorgeous!

  11. love, love, love!

  12. Very interesting theme for a wedding! I don’t think if there is uncool wedding venue in Bali. Bali seriously is a dream wedding place!