You know why we love Cinzia Bruschini, aside from the drop-dead romantic moments she captured in Amanda’s Italy engagement pics? Because she’s completely inspired by love stories. So much so that she stumbled upon a Balinese wedding, of which she was not invited to (but so courteously welcomed into), and photographed it. The girl is adventurous! Yep, she basically “crashed” a wedding. This wedding. And she’s here to share her wonderful and memorable experience!
It was my last day in Bali. I’d been there photographing a wedding. Our driver was showing us around Ubud. It was gorgeous! At one point the exterior decoration of one particular house caught my eye. We asked the driver to stop, walked to the front of the house and politely asked the people standing there if it would be possible to enter to see what was happening inside.
It was a dream (and just my luck) to find out that there was a wedding taking place inside! We were immediately greeted at the entrance by a few younger girls that were part of the family serving some coke, fanta and delicious homemade cakes. They asked if we could sign their guest book and we happily obliged. Walking into the rest of the house we could see a great bed of decorations and batik textiles ready to welcome the bride and the groom at the center of the house.
Inside people were eating, others listening to music, and others were playing Balinese music with flutes and xylophones. The bride and groom, along with their witnesses welcomed us, and even though it was difficult to communicate with them, it was easy to see that the atmosphere was relaxed and informal, pervaded by a genuine and heartfelt mysticism.
My last day in Ubud was perfect!
Amazing, right? Let’s just all cross our fingers that an amazing photographer will, by happenstance, stumble into your wedding and take gorgeous photos of it! Cinzia, thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us!
See the rest of Cinzia’s colorful Bali trip on here.