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I’m so excited to share this incredibly beautiful destination wedding with you. Doesn’t it just look like a dream? All the sunshine makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, and the whole vibe is just relaxed and full of love. I just about melted when I saw these images and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Being a wedding planner herself, Vicki has a keen eye for details and everything just works so well together. You can see recent work of her company, My Simple Details, on her blog- where you will find some truly stunning images! Thank you Vicki & Phong for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!

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What was your budget?

It was 10K but we ended up spending around 12K which included our flights and the villa for 3 nights for our wedding party and ourselves.

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

As a wedding planner, I designed the entire event, we wanted clean simple and white flowy design that did not detract form the location.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Having a remote destination wedding definitely reduced the guest counts and enabled us to spend money on all the details. It also made it a more relaxed, personal event.

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Make sure you pay attention to the details you personally love, don’t let others dictate what is important. It is your wedding and it should reflect you, your style, and the things you love. If you have a strict budget, keep it simple and clean, and put your money towards a few decor items that pop or make a statement.

What was your biggest splurge?

The platform in the center of the pool. It was one of the most expensive decor pieces, but made a huge difference with images, it was a centerpiece for the ceremony, and a perfect place for our first dance.

What was your favorite detail?

The place cards served double duty. They showed our guests where to sit and they were gifts that our guest would treasure forever. On the top side of a large black river rock their first names were carved and highlighted with white paint, on the other side “Bali 6.28.08″ was carved. It was a personalized favor and a reminder of when they took an unforgettable trip to Bali.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Our first dance was extremely memorable as the sun began to set and we danced to “By your side” by Sade. It was truly magical, but it was soon surpassed as two blue stripes appeared in the sky during dinner, which Phong’s Dad quickly explained meant good luck in Vietnamese culture. It was a very lucky day!

Photography-Photo Factory Bali
Catering- Bali Catering Company
Day-of-Coordination- Bali Weddings International
Flowers- Gloriosa Flower House

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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    • Nicole-Lynn
    • November 4th, 2009

    I saw this on project wedding and I just loved it.. beautiful wedding!! I can’t believe it was only 12k. Great job!

  1. how did they do ALL that for 12,000?

  2. I love that everyone wore white. So pretty!

  3. LOL! Too funny! Vicki has a twin brother named Vic. Vic met my BFF Marie AT THIS WEDDING. Marie is the one sitting on the left at the end of the table shot. She’s sitting across from my other BFF, Michele. All but Vicki were at MY wedding!

    In fact, Marie and Michele were going to offer up Vicki’s day-of services as a wedding gift to me, but they didn’t know I already had one. How cool would that have been?

    It’s such a small wedding-world! :)

  4. Okay, this wedding made me super jealous that I am sitting in cold and cloudy CT right now. How super gorgeous everything is, especially the setting!!

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  5. Bali….so jealous! Love the orchids.

  1. December 30th, 2009