Dear Food Diary:
I’m sure every bride and groom would remember their special day as “magical” – StalkerBoy and I are no exception.
Our wedding in Bali was an unforgettable celebration with our closest friends and family under a beautiful setting.
Though the months leading to the wedding were stressful (specially planning from abroad, trying to make sure it was the right shade of orchid/purple from a computer screen and adjusting to a new full time job), I truly and fully enjoyed the day.
Starting from make-up to our traditional tea ceremony with the family, chapel and reception, I was stress free for the most part. Taking everyones advice to let go of the small details that weren’t perfect – like the mix up with the “type” of orchid on my bouquet (I was going to cut them off, but the groom and bridesmaids calmed me down) – after a few deep breaths, I just happily let it be.
The food we served was very traditional Balinease style (Wish I had photos, but I wasn’t taking any for once).
We didn’t want to take away from the natural setting, so we kept our reception outdoors. Days before the wedding, they forecasted rain, but we all prayed and hoped for the best. It turned out a little windier than my hair would of preferred but overall very pleasant. Plus, it was either that or really sticky and humid tropical weather. So we can’t complain.
Our friends and family showered us with so much love. We were overwhelmed in the joy and laughter all 86 of them brought to Bali from across the globe.
I felt so blessed to have shared this experience with friends from different stages of my life. They traveled from Shanghai, Argentina, Toronto and NYC.
And as it lit up the sky, StalkerHubby and I just looked at each other and felt so very very thankful…
P.S. I know I’ve been very MIA lately, I haven’t forgotten y’all. And this is my way of saying, I’m back.