A Wedding Made For The Gods

Most of us are no stranger to the beauty of Bali and her popularity as one of the most visited destinations in Southeast Asia. Besides the alluring beaches, spas and relaxing resorts, there is something else that makes Bali an irresistible tourist magnet. Well, if you ask those from Japan, Australia, Europe and even USA, Bali has long been regarded as the dream wedding destination.

For these people who come from such rich landscapes with vast diversities, what draw does Bali hold that makes them travel all the way just to get married there? Apart from the sun, the sand, the sea and the tropical winds, Bali also has Tirtha Uluwatu, a wedding complex best known for its magnificent glass wedding chapel and the answer to what all marrying couples are looking for, the ideal venue.

Barely into its second year of operation, Tirtha Uluwatu has already gained a steadfast reputation as one of the hottest and most beautiful wedding locations in Bali. Its owners, a husband and wife team originally from Japan, have had more than ten years of experience coordinating weddings in Bali. This latest effort sees them take a great leap in widening their base and further establishing their name on the island and in the wedding industry.

The result of this endeavour is phenomenal. First-time visitors to this wedding complex located in Uluwatu never fail to marvel at the delight of this extraordinary property. Hidden from sight by tall grass and wild bushes, Tirtha Uluwatu is a piece of haven that seems to appear from out of nowhere, just like a magical kingdom in a fairytale.

The first thing that draws every guest’s attention is the legendary glass chapel against the backdrop of the clear blue Indian Ocean. Since it is perched on a hilltop in Jimbaran, Tirtha Uluwatu offers a superb view of the sea and the untainted white sandy beach 50 metres below from where the complex sits. As the locals are fiercely protective of this stretch of beach, tourists are totally out-of-bounds, hence preserving the beach’s pristine beauty. Constructed almost completely out of glass, the chapel provides a full view of the ocean from every corner of the room. The calm blue of the sea against the bright blue of the sky creates an instant postcard picture. It certainly generates the thought that anyone who gets married here must be the happiest souls on earth and will enjoy a happily ever after ending.

Taking into consideration that most wedding couples at Tirtha Uluwatu come from all corners of the earth, the owners have provided all the necessary facilities to make their guests feel comfortable and at home. Not only that, their clients’ guests are just as important too.

One of the amenities here is a large locker room inside the huge bathroom where guests can deposit their belongings and change into their formal attire (if they brought along any). In order to provide absolute comfort for these guests who might be recovering from jet lag, there is a spacious guest lounge where they will be served welcome drinks while waiting for the bride and groom to get ready.

In the midst of all these, the couple would be in their own private suite where there is a lounge area, a changing room and a bathroom. If there is time to spare, they can even watch some TV to combat the pre-marriage jitters or listen to soothing music from a collection of CDs available. Or, if they like, there is also some wine in the cooler where they can enjoy an early celebratory toast.

As tradition has it, no celebration, especially a joyous occasion like a wedding, is complete without a feast. At Tirtha Uluwatu, guests can sit down to an intimate reception just for two or for the entire wedding entourage. Adding another “A” to this marvellous venue is a mouth-watering selection of French and Asian cuisine prepared especially for all distinguished guests to Tirtha Uluwatu. Bon appetit!

Now, the event doesn’t end here with the reception. In fact, it has just begun. With the most hectic part of the itinerary over, what’s left is all the time in the world where you can truly let your hair down and enjoy each other’s company on this Island Of The Gods!