Free Spirits: Shanan & Nick in Bali, Indonesia

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After the ceremony, guests traveled by boat to the island of Lombok for a luxe reception at the Oberoi Hotel. Inspired by the stunning sunrises on Gili Meno, the couple chose turquoise and peach as their color palette.
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The wedding was filled with spiritual touches — blessed Balinese offerings of bamboo trays containing incense and flowers were placed along the beach. The couple took part in the Hindu ritual of breaking a coconut before their wedding, symbolizing their respect for a higher spiritual power. 
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Fabric coasters tied together with shells and coral were given to guests as wedding favors.
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Daisy centerpieces complemented the unique table runners designed by the bride.
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The bride designed the patterns for all of the fabric at the wedding. Flags inside the reception tent showcased Shanan’s festive turquoise and peach patterns.
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Guests were treated to a selection of light canapés as they arrived at the reception.
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Guests enjoyed a traditional Indonesian Kue Lapis (a cake made from thin layers of pumpkin and chocolate). The couple used the same cake toppers that Shanan’s parents had at their wedding in the 1970s — bride and groom chipmunks made from walnuts, pipe cleaners and googly eyes.
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