Beautiful Bali wedding venue for Gladstone civil engineers
WHEN Deonia Pires Da Silva and Shane Cloete married in a beachside ceremony in tropical Bali, guests travelled from across the globe.
The occasion marked the first gathering of 120 friends and family from as far away as New York, South Africa, Melbourne, Gladstone and New Zealand.
Bride Deonia said her highlight of the wedding day came shortly after the first dance.
"Our reception was held on the top of a hill looking towards the ocean and just as we finished dancing, fireworks exploded into the sky," she said.
"It was just a perfect moment that took my breath away"
The two were attended by four bridesmaids and four groomsmen, who were married in the same location as Jennifer Hawkins and shared the same wedding planner.
The couple, who had been dating for seven years, spent two weeks in Indonesia honeymooning after their wedding day on September 14.
Currently living in Gladstone, both husband and wife work as civil engineers in the region, first meeting when Deonia was seeking help from Shane while studying at university.
After an exchange of phone calls to discuss Construction Practices, the couple acted on their chemistry.
Following some years later, Mr Cloete was on bended knee, asking for Deonia's hand in marriage.
"Marriage has been the most amazing experience," said Mrs Cloete.
"I didn't think it would change my life all that much, but it has and I feel brand new."