Cultures collide at Joanne and Tiago’s intimate Bali wedding

Wedding: 06/08/2016

Posted by lucy | 4 December, 2016

Hailing from different corners of the globe, Joanne and Tiago Silva wanted a “neutral” location when it came time to walk down the aisle.

Jo, 37, is British and Tiago, 30, is Brazilian. Both now call Australia home, but jetted overseas for their Bali wedding on August 6, 2016.

The two adventure-seekers first met in a bar in Sydney in 2013. Come 2014, Jo’s rental lease was coming to an end, so she moved in with Tiago while she found something else. “Although it was supposed to be a temporary situation only, we later decided to make it permanent,” smiles Jo.

Around 18 months later, Tiago proposed and the pair started planning. They wanted a small and intimate wedding and chose Ayodya Resort at Nusa Dua for the big day, shared with 22 close friends and family.

The beach’s white sands and crashing waves provided a gorgeous backdrop to the ceremony, held in front of a Balinese-style wedding arbour. The reception celebrations were held under the stars and twinkling fairy lights on the resort grounds.

“We wanted a small, intimate wedding and the day was just perfect everything as we imagined and more,” Jo says.

Photos courtesy of Nadine Saacks Photography.


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Jo headed to Shoes of Prey to design her own wedding shoes with a touch of ‘something blue’.


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Jo wore a fitted lace gown with elegant train and a beautiful headpiece she found back home in Harrogate.


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Tiago was on trend in a navy blue three-piece suit set off with a classic white rose boutonniere.



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The beauty of Bali was captured in the couple’s striking wedding photographs.







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Joanne and Tiago’s love of snowboarding was on show with a cake topper devoted to their favourite pastime.


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Bomboniere: Unique Magnets, Etsy / Brides Accessories: Various / Brides Gown: Fashions By Farina, Wendy Makin / Brides Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Bridesmaid Shoes: Monsoon / Bridesmaids Dresses: Monsoon / Cake: Ayodya Resort / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Entertainment: Kecak dance / Flowergirl Dress: Monsoon / Flowers: Ayodya Resort / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: T.M. Lewin / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: T.M. Lewin / Hair: Ayodya Resort / Honeymoon: Bali, Thailand, Singapore / Invitations: Red Rose Invitations / Makeup: Ayodya Resort / Photographer: Nadine Saacks Photography / Rings: Larsen Jewellery / Venue Decor: Ayodya Resort / Wedding Planner: Botanica Weddings