Glamorous Lovebirds Talita Estelle and Ricky White met on the sunny social scene in Sydney. After a whirlwind romance, Ricky proposed under a spectacular waterfall in New Zealand and then their dream wedding in beautiful Bali become a reality.
But the fun isn’t over for this pair as they plan Wedding number two in Europe this May.. . and in other news, they might have a new fur baby with his own # – Enjoy!
Bride: Talita Esther
Groom: Ricky White
Where do you live? Sydney
Wedding Date: 14th Jan 2017
Tell us, how did you meet? Was it Love at first sight?
We met in Sydney, out and about, there was a definite connection after we first met. i went overseas for 1 month but we talked every day over text and when i came back we started dating but then i went away again for another month. Fortunately when I returned we were official!
What about the engagement story? Can you give us a snapshot?
We booked a weekend at Huka Lodge in New Zealand, Ricky knew that the nearby hot springs was one of my favourite places because of previous visits so that spot was filled with fond memories with my girlfriends. Anyway we decided to grab some champagne and head down to the hot springs to start the holiday and not long after arriving he proposed to me under the waterfall, it’s now my fondest memory held at that special place.
So you decided to become Mr & Mrs… Why Bali?
We were both keen on a destination wedding and because Ricky is from the UK we planned 2 weddings. The first one in Bali, the second one is in May in Europe.
How did you choose your Bali wedding planner? What was her/his Super Power?
Narelle Williams at Global Weddings was fab – she was so quick to respond to any questions or issues we had.
Did you have a theme for the wedding? And was it a late night Pinterest obsession?!
I always wanted a very relaxed boho style intimate gathering so Bali Event Hires’s Macrame Arch & Persian rug were key accents, this theme was carried through to my outfit which had a playful boho vibe.
Did you sit down for a formal dinner or party the night away with canapés and cocktails?
We started with an afternoon ceremony on the beautiful villa grounds, followed by drinks and canapés. We then headed to a private dinner at La Lucciola, then back to the villa to dance the night away under the stars.
Tell us about your music. Did you have a special song to walk down the aisle to?
Walked the aisle to ‘Ever Be’ by Kalley Heiligenthal, reception music by Frank Sinatra.
Tell us about your D R E S S ?
Top by Delila Fox & Silk skirt by Catherine Deane both from Babushka Ballerina in Woollahara.
If there was one piece of advice you could give a Bali bride planning their big day, what would it be?
Don’t stress about the small things, the atmosphere and our actual presence being in Bali made for a relaxing day.
Any other big news since your wedding?
Yes actually….we got a puppy! His name is Bobbi, he’s pretty cute. @bobbithefrenchbulldog
Little List of Loves
Cocktails or Bintangs? – cocktails
Wedges, heels or Flats? – heels
Suntan. Fake it or bake it? – fake
Hotel people watching or Villa alone time? People watching
Nails. Nude or bold? – nude
Sand between your toes or poolside fab? Poolside
Nalu Bowl & Green Juice or Eggs & Coffee? – nalu
Sunrise or Sunset? – sunset
Bikini or One piece? One piece
Favourite Instagram account? Anything travel
Celebrant: Pastor Witanto – C3 kuta
Engagement ring: Robbie Chapman
Brides wedding band: Aristides fine jewels
Grooms wedding band: White gold comfort fit band – Linneys
Wedding Planner: Narelle Williams @ Global Weddings
Venue: The Cotton House
Florist: Florence Bali
Photographer: Flipmax Photo
Caterer: Bali catering company
Furniture Rentals: Bali Event Hire
Hair & Make up: Little Leeyah
Sound and Lighting: Florence Bali did the fairy lights and candles around the pool.
Bridal Dress: Babushka Ballerina Woollahara, Sydney.
Bridal Shoes: Clear heel via www.esther.com.au
Grooms Suit : Calibre & Paul Smith