Harvey Fung and Shannon Harvey, from New York and Miami, knew they wanted their marriage to pay homage to both their spiritual and cultural beliefs. In their search for an ideal, exotic location for their perfect wedding ceremony, they found Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a luxury resort of only 60 suites and villas, nestled in the cultural and royal (or regal) heart of Bali – Ubud.
We fell in love with Mandapa because it radiates the precise elements we desired in an unbelievably picturesque setting,” the bride reminisces. “Never have we dreamed a place like this existed. The attention to detail and impeccable service provided by the ladies and gentlemen, the onsite temples, the energy of the Ayung River, the design and serenity of Wantilan (the lobby), the expansive views of the village, all tied together with the sounds of Balinese music, solidified everything leading up to our entire existence and that one day. Even the Panditas chosen by the Ritz delivered a magical Buddhist ceremony rich with tradition and meaning.”