References

The past years Wedding Dream has already organized many ceremonies. To give you an impression we placed below a number of references with pictures. 

Kaatje and Thijs,  23 december 2014

The 23rd of December 2014 I got married with Thijs near Lovina Beach in the private villa of Suzan.

Only our two children Nina (3) and Boris (1) were present. On the beginning of October I contacted Bali. Through the grapevine I ended with Suzan. The email correspondence went very smoothly. There was a lot of email contact and every time she responded immediately. I think I drove her crazy sometimes because the plans were constantly changed.

Our first plan was getting married in the south of Bali. But we had problems with our accommodation there. We had to move constantly. Suzan asked every day for the address where to be picked up, but this changed every time. After a few days she offered to get married in her private villa in the north of Bali. She showed us pictures of the house and its surroundings. This looked very beautiful and we accepted.

On the 22nd of December we were pickup in Ubud by a nice driver who even had some “dropjes” in a little box to offer us. When we arrived at the villa we were welcomed with floral-necklaces and a welcome drink. Nina ran through the house and garden and was very relaxed. We sat at a beautiful table outside, overlooking the ocean, discussing our day, the next day! Everything was very relaxed and there was a big trust between us, it felt great. The day of the wedding went like planned. Suzan arrived, she arranged everything, told me what she wanted and when to get dressed etc. Nina adored Suzan and followed her everywhere.

And then it was time to get really started. On the beach were bamboo-sticks with flowers, in white covered chairs, just for the show. A priest behind a lovely white table with two beautiful Balinese umbrellas beside him. It was like a fairytale, just the way I wanted it. Our dream was to get married barefoot in the sand on a beautiful island, dressed in a simple but nice dress and a flower in my hair, and it came true. Nina walked in front of us, holding the bridal bouquet. Thijs held Boris and that is how we walked to the altar, the four of us. It was very special for Thijs, the kids and me.

I want to thank Suzan for her friendliness, her help and her relaxed attitude and her openness. I can keep on writing forever but I have to stop.

One last remark: the villa is absolutely worthwhile. It is clean, beautiful, you feel like home and the staff is very friendly. I still miss it every day.

Suzanne and Ronald, 20 december 2014

Hello Suzan,

At last our reaction….sorry it took so long. Our lies gained momentum after our holiday in Bali, so everything fell behind.We experienced the day as very positive and are very glad we did what we did. Weddingalbum and DVD are very satisfactory. Although it arrived very late at our hotel, for about 2 hours before departure, so we were quite worried.

Unfortunately, the restaurant still did not understood what we wanted with the dinner, although you explained it to them…. at last they did arrange an extra table, so we could make the buffet we wanted. After the dinner we had some difficulties with paying the bill. They tried to “cash” the bill 3 times with the creditcard-company, but the creditcard-company filtered the double payings and put the machine on hold.

The restaurant owner thought this was a electricity problem and asked us to pay the bill in cash once more…..we refused to do so.

We appreciated you flexibility very much concerning the weather….a little sunshine during the ceremony did the trick.

We wish you well in warm Bali!

Love, Ronald, Suzanne en Luna

Sophie and Willem, 19 december 2014

Hey Suzan,

When surfing on the internet we eventually came on the site of Puri Wedding Dream. Willem and I were always thinking of getting married at Bali with our feet in the sand. All this could be arranged because of Suzan and her team; The location; the private beach; the ceremony; the flowers and diner. 

And even when we decided, short before we left, what the wedding date should be for us,… even that was no problem for Suzan to arrange. Our beautiful day eventually was on the 19th of December on the beach near an fishfood-restaurant in Jimbaran Bay. The ceremony was exactly as we wished for; beautiful, serious and easy./ airy.

The cake (layer cake) was very tasty. After the ceremony we ate Balinese food with our guests. It was a beautiful, special day, thanks to Suzan and her staff.

Kind regards, Sophie & Willem


Joris and Monique, 23 November 2014

North of Bali 23rd of November 2014

It seems like a long time ago already and yet it feels like the day of yesterday, Getting married in Bali….just the two of us, barefoot in the sand. When we think of this day, a big smile appears on our faces.

Suzan, you helped us to make our dream-idea, getting married on the beach, just the two of us in a nice relaxed way, come true. Thank you so much for all the effort you have done arranging everything in time.

Even a week before the wedding changing course and deciding to get married on the other side of Bali, was no problem for you and your staff.

We enjoyed the beautiful location, our stay at the villa, the prompt staff and the careless and relaxing days.

Regards Joris and Monique


Timothy & Sirmean 20 November 2014 

Hi Suzan,

Our wish was to get married abroad and very quickly we decided for Bali. But where do you start? Well, by doing a lot of research on the internet and many mails with all kind of weddingplanners. Very soon we could not see the forest for the trees. Then we were told about Suzan through a reference. It immediately appealed to us, you were described as warm and affectioned. From the first email on you were very clear what the possibilities were within our budget.

You reassured us we would have a fantastic day/days anyway.It felt like we already knew eachother for a long time. You actualy get married in an other country but we, are used to the dutch punctuality with organizing, and there was only a little control possible from our side, so we got a little worried. But very quickly we realized that everything was taken care of and we dared to relinquish. With your experience and honesty to be able to feel our wishes and needs you made everything come true what you promised us.

From the first email on you were very clear what the possibilities were within our budget.You reassured us we would have a fantastic day/days anyway.It felt like we already knew eachother for a long time. You actualy get married in an other country but we, are used to the dutch punctuality with organizing, and there was only a little control possible from our side, so we got a little worried. But very quickly we realized that everything was taken care of and we dared to relinquish. With your experience and honesty to be able to feel our wishes and needs you made everything come true what you promised us. Your warmth and passion in this matter suits you very well and you and your team dit a fantastic job.

We could not have imagined it to be better. Tou only marry once and this has to be perfect.We had a perfect wedding due to Suzan and her team. Anybody who is thinking about getting married in Bali or for any other occasion in Bali, get in touch with Suzan. From the first email on you were very clear what the possibilities were within our budget.You reassured us we would have a fantastic day/days anyway.It felt like we already knew eachother for a long time. You actualy get married in an other country but we, are used to the dutch punctuality with organizing, and there was only a little control possible from our side, so we got a little worried.

But very quickly we realized that everything was taken care of and we dared to relinquish. With your experience and honesty to be able to feel our wishes and needs you made everything come true what you promised us. Your warmth and passion in this matter suits you very well and you and your team dit a fantastic job. We could not have imagined it to be better. Tou only marry once and this has to be perfect.We had a perfect wedding due to Suzan and her team.

Anybody who is thinking about getting married in Bali or for any other occasion in Bali, get in touch with Suzan. You will not regret it. Like the warm and affectionated person she is, she will do everything within her power to make your day unforgetable No wishes crazy enough….and very affordable.

On behalf of the bride and broom, family and friends present, we would like to thank you and your team for making our dream come true.

With love and see you soon again.

Sirmean, Jesslyn en Timothy


Gert and Anke, 21 september 2014 

Dear Suzan,

End of 2012 I contacted you for information about a traditional wedding on the beautiful island of Bali.

It was an exciting time, because I ment to propose to my wife again on a surprise party. Everything had to be arranged in secret but it turned out very well. 

She said yes to my second proposal and after that you started to arrange everything. Anke and I had an unforgettable day on the 21st of September 2014 in the paradise of Lovina. 

We experienced our Balinese blessings like a fairy tale. I want to thank you again for all the good care before and during our stay in your beautiful villa Surgawi.

Regards,

Gert and Anke


Angela and Stefan, 3 september 2014

Goodmorning Suzan,

We were very surprised by the beautifull video of our wedding. It looks perfect and you edited the perfect fitting music. It gives a wonderful impression of our big day. 

We thank you, and ofcourse Made, for the great care you gave us on our wedding day.

Thanks a lot !

Greets,

Angela en Stefan

Faisa and Rolf, 29 august 2014

Dear Suzan,

Faisa and I would like to thank you for the beautiful wedding day, you arranged for us at a perfect location. You made our long-cherished wish come true. An intimate and romantic wedding in a tropical setting.

It felt so good, that after a few easy emails, we were confident, that the most important day of our lives would be in your capable hands.

You proved it on the day itself.

A day to be remembered forever. 

Thank you!

Faisa and Rolf

Monique and Richard, 10 august 2014 

We wanted to get married abroad instead of in the Netherlands. 

Our choice was to officially marry instead of symbolically. On the internet you can find enough about getting married in Bali. What a paradise! Eventually we had several travel agencies that could not help us on our way. We could get married in Bali, but not officially and besides, we had to figure out everything ourselves. Until we got in touch with Suzan. 

In one word great! Since we had contact with Suzan, there was a bit of rest. Everything was explained clearly. All questions were answered and everything is arranged top and bottom. From first appointment in Bali until we left Bali everything was arranged by Suzan. 

We got married in villa Nujum. But later on we learned we could marry in the villa from Suzan. What a wonderful person! The boys 9-12 were coming to Bali and were absolutely not forgotten by Suzan. 

The wedding day was fantastic. Suzan really arranges everything. It looked perfect! We often think back to the beautiful memories. If we ever go back to Bali then we will certainly not skip Suzan.

In the Netherlands the official papers have been sent and handed in to the municipality! We were glad that we did not have to arrange this ourselves.

Suzan and staff thank you for the great memories!


Fanny and Agus, 3 july 2014


Hi Suzan,

Our wedding was very nice, with a beautiful view front of beach in villa, the decoration looked so wonderful with the flowers, and mix with balinnais decoration, and also your staff are very kind.

We are very happy with have you done for our wedding. 

Thank you very much Suzan.

Best regards, Fanny & Agus


Mariska and Danny, 24 may

Dear Suzan,

Until now, this was the most beautiful day of our lives. Sun, beach and barefoot in the sand……who would wish for more. After the proposal in Gili, we thought about the place for the big event . Italy has always been our dream, but watching the sunset in Gili’s we said to eachother:” why not here or in Bali?” After we decided, we were verry worried about al the arrangements to be made for the wedding would be very difficult, but……..

We found Suzan Soetens on Google…..and it was just perfect. Nothing was to much trouble for her……flowers here and there, dancers, candles to the left, chairs to the right….. just everything we wanted to be perfect for our “day” she made possible. Of course the location is very important and we found the Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali Hotel outstanding. They spoil you like crazy! 2 days before the wedding we had a meeting with Suzan, the F&B manager of the hotel and the office-manager.

Every detail was discussed and explained. Even the allterations we made were no problem for the hotel. On the big day everybody started early and Suzan’s team supervised the work. A Dutch flower-man personaly checked every flowerarrangement made. The color of the flowers was the exact color we choosed. Photography is a hobby of mine….so if a photographer comes whom i have to correct……no way. Suzan however contracted a photographer from Indonesia, Made, and i can only say: 

What beautiful pictures he takes….incredible! So real and pure! And this is not just for the photo’s….you should see the video he made so incredible awesome. The camara-man was around Made all day long and he delivered a great film. So nice that you think its live again.

We both are people who want everything to be perfect all the time, so if you have read this reference pleas open your mailbox and ask Suzan all the details.

Have fun and enjoy your upcomming wedding!

Kind regards, Mariska and Danny


Ken and May, 3 may 2014 

Dear Suzan (and team),

In the run up to our wedding we corresponded a lot trough e-mail. Our emails crossed at times, but we always got answers to our questions. You also gave us tips on what we could arrange in advance and what we would have to deal with at that time.

We had no idea what our day would bring. But we've enjoyed every minute of it. You've thought of everything,from the decor, the decorations for the dinner on the weddingday, everything! 

You've even taken care of the "ring pillow". Throughout the day, you have assisted and accompanied us when we had questions.

And when we received our photos and video, we were So happy with the result. We can look back with pleasure to our Big Day. 

We want to thank you and your team for an unforgettable and beautiful day!

Kind regards,

Ken en Mei


Rick and Rossanna, 22 april 2014 

Dear Suzan,

On April 22. 2014 we have experienced our Balinese weddingceremony. This was a life event that we, our family and friends have experienced as a dream come true.

Our master of ceremony has had contact with different weddingp, but then Susan came along and immediately all was well. Whe also felt that during our meeting in person when we arrived on Bali. Susan, you've always responded quickly, was thinking along with us, came up with good proposals and always went for the extra mile. 

This made that our ceremony and celebration became more than we all had expected. And after your work was done you also helped us with requests from us.

Susan, we hereby thank you and your team for a memorable wedding. 

We wish you and all future brides beautiful weddings in Bali. Rick, Rossana, family and friends


Marianne and Humphrey, 19 april 2014

Dear Susan,

After 32 years together, our love for each other has become very intense. We had only one wish, giving the word YES to each other! On 14-04-2014 we married for the law in the town hall of Zoetermeer. Only our witnesses and their partners were present. Our wedding ceremony we held on Bali on 19-04-2014 in Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali Resort on Jimbaran Beach. This beautiful day is locked in our hearts forever, because for Marianne wish is fulfilled. 

For Humphrey Bali is very special because of his Indonesian origin. Our wedding was threatening to fail due to poor and ominous weather (heavy rain) However, our nerves went straight out the door when Suzan walked in. You and your team have made this day into a succes. We were looked after very well and we lacked nothing!

With improvisation and you made our day. You arranged the hairdresser, photographer, bridesmaids, gamelan, Balinese dancers, and for the priest to arrive on time. You helped me with my wedding dress and gave tips on any jewelery. Also, you had your team take care for the flowers, Balinese flags, flower-decked walkway, the bridal altar bridal bouquet at the beach. Even our two white doves were there! It's all too much to mention. After the ceremony was over, you also had our private dinner decorated with 50 candles in the shape of a heart. The gamelan and Balinese dance gave us an intense and warm feeling. It was really amazing how you've taken care of all of this! To perfection along with the great service from the Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali Resort.

Because of your full devotion and sense for us as newlyweds you made our wedding a memorable and special day for us! We really had a nice click with you. Photographer Made made beautiful pictures and a video recording of the special moments of the day. 

We can look back with pleasure. We will never forget what you and your team did for us on this beautiful day! It was great Suzan thanks for everything.

Much love from Marianne and Humphrey


Kert and Jana, 23 february 2014

Our special day was on 24/02/2014 . 

We decided to make our wedding ceremony in north Bali, beacuse bride's little dream was to marry far away from home, in little island under the palm trees and sun. And we found Wedding Dream and Suzan . We are from Estonia, and it seemed unrealistic to organize the wedding only by e-mail . But communication with Suzan was very easy, she answered each of our questions very quickly and promised to arrange everything just the way we want . 

And we can tell that on the special day everything was arranged just like we wanted . Wedding Dream team took care of everything : the decorations and flowers , bridal bouquet , hairstyle , make up , wedding cake , the priest, the photographer and video team, and dinner . We were very pleased with everything . And also the weather - it was not raining on this day, we are sure that sunny day was also organized by Susan.

Our little ceremony was beautiful and elegant. The wedding cake was more beautiful and delicious than we could expect. And now we have a wonderful picture album and a video, what are proof that our wedding day was like a romantic movie and we were movie stars on the red carpet.

Every time that we show now the picture book and video to our relatives and friends, then all the good emotions comes again and again. 

It´s becaus of Wedding Dream and You Suzan! :)


Ad and Gabi, 20 february 2014 

Hello Suzan,

To celebrate this day in this beautiful place at Rama Shinta Hotel was a special experience for us. Meanwhile, the "normal life" has began again.

Nevertheless, we try to keep all the beautiful and special moments of our gorgeous wedding in Candidasa alive And that's possible with our photo-album, really brilliantly done, thanks to your photo-team. The CD and DVD are quite nice to look at ... and we enjoy our beautiful day all over again.

We also had great weather! ... So good karma;-) we say! In an extensive email exchange various options were presented, we have chosen the ceremonial marriage, and then of course everything in Balinese style. You, Suzan, have advised us it excellent, all options were possible, and we had several choices. Even the location proved to be an excellent choice! The beautiful flowers and decorations where perfect! Just the way we wanted. SUPER!

It was a great experience for us ... special thanks to you and your team. Again our thanks to all ... and good luck for the future,

May many happy couples follow our example and choose WeddingDream!

Love from Ad and Gabi


Laura and Dirk, 11 december 

Dear Suzan,

On December 11th 2013 we got married in the Netherlands which we celebrated with a big party with the whole family We wanted to afterglow during our vacation at the beautiful island of Bali…. In secret, the preparations for the wedding ceremony in Sanur, at the Paradise Plaza Hotel, were already in full swing.

On December 31th you’ve arranged a wonderful day for us, in consultation with my parents You've thought of everything; delicious food; a special ceremony; beautiful pictures and a fabulous wedding cake.

We want to thank you very much for the everything you have done for us.

We have enjoyed the whole day. … It really was a day to remember.

Love Laura & Dirk

Marco and Nicolette, 22 november 2013 

Dear Susan,

After a romantic proposal on a mountain in Crete bubbled our first plans to get married abroad . And where is it so romantic than on the beautiful island of Bali . But then, how do you arrange that? After some internet research we found your website . We were immediately caught by all the pretty pictures , the beautiful locations , and the stories of other couples who have accompanied you on their best day . Soon we were in contact with you .

What struck us in our e-mail contact was the professionalism , creativity , speed of response , and yes ... it felt good right away. This is in our opinion very important , it feels good . You felt perfectly what the perfect wedding day would be for us. On November 17th 2013 we were finally on Bali and we were taken to the Vila SurgaWi by our driver Made. Your warm welcome to the beautiful villa was just a small preview of what the rest of our stay would be there.

We were wonderfully pampered by the care of Ketut and the rest of the staff, lovely carefree we could prepare for the big day and enjoy everything we could wish for. You had arranged everything, up to the last detail, such as the taste of the cake, the location was beautiful styled. Also our last-minute changes were no problem for you. November 22 th 2013 was the big day. And what a day . 

The beautiful decor ( beautiful pagoda ) and floral arrangements , delicious food , dancers , music , too many to mention . We can not say anything else than that you have made our wishes come true. It was the most beautful day we could ever imagined.

We are very grateful to you and your team for everything you have done for us.

Much love Marco & Nicolette

Gerda and Raymond, 13 august 2013 

Hi Susan,

We want to thank you for all the work you have done to make our weddingday , August 13th 2013, a beautiful day for us to remember. You and your wonderful team did a great job together.

We have enjoyed and still enjoy those moments over and over again... Memorable for all of us. If we return to Bali we would like to come visit you at your hotel in the north.

Greetings Gerda & Raymond and family