maldives
Indian Ocean

THE MALDIVES

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL

 

Our first destination wedding of 2022 took us to the Maldives for the first time, which was an incredible experience. The Maldives was the perfect setting for our client’s intimate destination wedding with 30 guests alongside the crystal-clear ocean and golden beaches.

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We landed into Male airport and caught a seaplane across to the wedding venue, Lux South Ari Atoll, as did the guests, who were welcomed to the island with itineraries of all the exciting activities our couple had arranged for them, as well as a welcome gift organised with the hotel. The guest activities before the wedding day included yoga on the beach and the day after the wedding an outside beach cinema with dinner.

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On the wedding day itself the ceremony took place at a secluded beach location on the resort with a symbolic ceremony in front of the most beautiful flower arch filled with white and blush flowers. In the drink’s reception area after the ceremony, traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru drumming filled the air with congratulations for the couple. A saxophonist followed, to provide a beach lounge vibe along with the DJ who played through the night.

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The colour scheme of white and blush continued through the different areas, with masses of roses filling the table centrepieces beneath a canopy of fairy lights, where dinner took place on a U shape table, allowing 60 guests to sit amongst the shore and the beautiful dusky light. Each place setting had a gold beaded charger plate, paisley blush napkin with a rose on top, gold foil menu and personalised name cards.

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Following the dinner the cake cutting took place in front of their beautiful flower filled arch which we reused followed by the first dance on the beach surrounded by floor based sparklers. After the first dance, our gorgeous couple led their guests into the dance club area which kept the party vibes going all night.

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Wedding Planner

@wonderlustevents

Venue

@luxsouthari

Photographer

@katiejulia_

Florals

@ikebanamaldives

Hair & Makeup

@yasminhairandmakeup
@thecollectivehmua

Stationery

@ivyinks.studio

Dress Designer & Dress shop

@berta & @opusatelier

Wedding & engagement rings

@77diamonds

Shoes

@jimmychoo

Groom suit

@suitsupply

Best mens' tuxes

@suitsupply

Bridesmaids’ and flower girls’ dresses

@abyssbyabby

Ribbon

@thebotanicaldyer

HOLLY WAS AN ABSOLUTE DREAM TO WORK WITH

 

From the very first time we met over zoom I knew she was the only wedding planner we wanted to work with. She truly is a fairy godmother, transforming our vision into the day of our dreams. Throughout the entire process holly was so supportive and reassuring, we truly could not have done it without her. 

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A&L