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
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!
Ronald, Suzanne en Luna