Trudi & Craig Bannister, Singapore
From our first meeting with Karen, she put us at ease with the planning of our wedding. She provided us with several options, to suit an array of desires, for everything from flowers to a photographer, making the process effortless on our behalf.
Craig and I are Australians living in Singapore. As a result, we felt that choosing to have our wedding in Bali meant that it would be best to have someone on the ground in Bali to assist us with arrangements. Karen came highly recommended to us, as she has the knowledge of, and relationships with, the product and service providers required for planning and holding a wedding in Bali.
Planning our wedding was a real joy with Karen’s help. (Yes, it is true; we did enjoy planning our wedding). We had as much or as little to do with decision making as we wished, providing Karen with our choices and opinions and she then took responsibility for engagement of providers and organization of all matters.
With Karen as part of our wedding, the entire experience was made easier and our wedding day an absolute breeze. Having Karen present on the day of the wedding was fantastic, as she takes charge of all of the details, allowing us to not have to think about anything to do with the organization of the wedding. We both found that this was priceless.
We’ve recommended Karen to numerous friends since holding our wedding in Bali and others are looking forward to the seamless running of their wedding, as we experienced.
TRUDI HARTLEY & CRAIG BANNISTER, Singapore, Singapore
Sophia Aberin & Nara Sulisto, Manila, Philippines
We just want to thank you for planning our fabulous wedding in Bali last September.
It couldn’t have gone any better!
The timeline in which we had to work with was very short and we were forced to make most of the arrangements via phone and email, but we’re glad that you were able to pull it off wonderfully.
Everything went just as planned!
You were also a huge help in coordinating the lodging and transportation for all our foreign guests (more than 100 in total!); this was a tremendous burden off our shoulders.
We could not thank you enough for all of your assistance and being so helpful and accommodating with our constant change of plan and endless demands.
Every one of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, so thank you for a day we will never forget.
We will definitely recommend your services to our family and friends.
Thanks so much once again!
SOPHIA ABERIN & NARA SULISTO, Manila, Philippines & Jakarta, Indonesia
Teresa Padgett, Villa Ombak Luwung
Chrissy & Joel Pudsey, Sydney, Australia
After speaking to a close friend of ours, it just so happened that her friend and business associates partner was a wedding organizer and lived in Bali.
Our first preference was to organize the wedding ourselves, however after been referred to Karen, we decided to make contact with her. From our first conversation we were extremely impressed with her professional manner and how she made us feel comfortable about the process. From this point on it was easy for us to use Karen as our wedding planner.
The process was simple and enjoyable. Her communication, and meetings all ran smoothly and her work was extremely efficient. On the day all I had to think about was getting dressed and saying ‘I do’. The day ran without a hitch, even when the storms came her decisive nature had everything under control and options were presented.
We had an amazing day and an amazing wedding; all this was due to Karen’s work. We wouldn’t change a thing!!
CHRISSIE HAMILTON & JOEL PUDSEY , Sydney, Australia
Inez & David Braithwaite, Jakarta, Indonesia
We were both able to thoroughly enjoy our wedding party and focus on our guests knowing that Karen had everything under control.
We and all our guests had a memorable weekend in Bali due in no small part to having Karen there to look after all arrangements leaving us to enjoy it !
INEZ SUKARMADJI & DAVID BRAITHWAITE, Jakarta, Indonesia
Paul Butler & Dave Mc Ewan, Melbourne, Australia
We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding “weekend” such a success. Your professionalism and sincerity from the moment we first met through 12 months of planning prior to the event was nothing short of amazing. Planning and decorations, menus choices and location were all a breeze to organize. From beginning to end you made the journey as stress free and smooth as you could possibly imagine. Your insight, creativity and resourcefulness (5 minutes from main course we remembered we had 2 vegetarians and steak was main!) made an otherwise stressful job into what was the most magical, wonderful and breathtaking wedding we could of ever imagined.
The ceremony and set up was spectacular! All your suggestions and photos we looked through from previous arrangements from the ambience, location and overall feel was just what we were both looking for. – Relaxed, casual yet elegant.
The villa, floating flower covered candles, fragrant frangipanis as far as the eye could see, bamboo lanterns and white satin just all magical. The pagoda over looking the sea and temple at sunset – Every detail possible was organized with expertise and ran like clockwork. The celebrant and ceremony was perfect and there was not a dry eye in the grounds. The vendors and people you work with are the cream of the crop the staff and service first rate.
Spreading the event over 3 days was a amazing achievement and sign of your expertise and local knowledge and connections. Friday – Sunset cocktails exclusively at Ku De Ta were many guest highlights. Saturday – The sunset ceremony and dinner in the villa grounds. Sunday recovering hosted bar-b-que at the villa – all 3 events amazing and memories that will last with us and our guests forever.
Thank you from the bottom of both our hearts for making our wedding day come true and all our expectations fulfilled than exceeded. You are an amazing wedding coordinator and it shows that you love and exceed in what you do.
PAUL BUTLER & DAVID MC EWAN, Melbourne, Australia
Elvira, Bali, Indonesia
Villa Shalimar is just a perfect location for weddings but they only can be a success if nothing is forgotten.
Therefore, our staff are always very happy when we hear that Karen is taking care of all the event and in her very own and special way.
With her professional approach it really makes a difference for us and of course for the wedding couple and their guests.
ELVIRA, Managing director . Villa Shalimar, Bali, Indonesia
Andrea Hull, Bali, Indonesia
On a catered dinner and on a wedding event, it was of great relief to know that I could count on someone reliable, efficient and patient.
At moments most crucial, Karen was able to take the initiation in resolving the issues before they became a problem.
All ran smoothly, thanks to her organizational and language skills.
I was extremely satisfied with her talents and she was a great asset to the team!
Would love to work wit her again anytime.
ANDREA HULL, Bali, Indonesia
Elsa & Michel Borelli, New York, USA
Motivated by a genuine desire to help others’ dreams come true, she brings to her work a deep level of understanding and empathy.
Her superb professionalism, combined with remarkable organizational skills, acute sense of taste & eye for details (not to mention her endless patience!) all contributed to making our wedding the most unforgettable & beautiful day of our lives.
We highly recommend Karen for any type of event you may wish to hold in Bali.
ELSA & MICHEL BORELLI, New York, USA
Sarah & Adrian Serong, Melbourne, Australia
After our initial pre-wedding inspection visit to Bali in March of 2006, when you were representing our preferred caterer, i felt completely at ease and had no doubt that you understood my vision of our wedding day and the great expectations held for our celebration.
As a professional Event Manager myself, I knew the intricacies of the preparation involved in such a day but did not want to spoil the biggest day of my life by worrying about what was going on behind the scenes.
After learning that you were no longer at the helm of the caterer we planned to use, I felt compelled to ask you for your assistance as a freelance Event Organiser for our Wedding and immediately the weight was lifted from my shoulders.
I loved that everything I relayed or requested was met with such enthusiasm and personal care.
Karen, both Ags and I are so grateful for the role you played in making our special day the best day of our lives and you were personally and professionally responsible for making our dream come true.
…You truly were a God-send on ‘The Island of the Gods’.
SARAH MAHER & ADRIAN SERONG, Melbourne, Australia
Ted Sulisto, Jakarta, Indonesia
Karen organized a wedding party for me in Bali last year. It was actually a series of events starting with a rehearsal dinner, a brunch, and the church service, followed by another religious ceremony . . . all leading to the big reception for 300 guests.
Throughout the various events Karen was always on top of it, even to the minute details. Everything was planned meticulously and yet she’s flexible to changes.
Needless to say, all went according to plan; there were no unwanted surprises. It’s a real pleasure working with someone who takes her responsibilities seriously and a real comfort to know that you can rely on someone to organize something as complex and as important as a wedding. I would work with her again any day.
TED SULISTO, Jakarta, Indonesia
Donna & David Power, Melbourne, Australia.
The planning of the wedding and get together bar-b-q the day after could not of gone more perfect. Her knowledge of Bali and the suppliers that she uses are second to none. Everything was so professional and helped us enjoy not only the wedding day but the lead up to it as well.
All of our guests were blown away by the location, the ceremony, the food and the decorations. It was the most perfect day either of us could of ever imagined and using Karen and her team helped us make this day so special.
We can’t thank you enough.
DONNA SMITH & DAVID POWER, Melbourne, Australia.
Roxanne Aquino-Balfour & Fergus Balfour, Manila & Singapore
After attending a beautiful wedding in Bali in 2006, I dreamed of my own sometime in the future. Soon after I found myself contacting Karen who had organized that wedding and we were talking about villas, flower arrangements, caterers etc for our wedding in Dec 2008.
I described Karen to my friends – Western competence, French style and Balinese insider knowledge – precisely what Fergus and I needed, having lived in Indonesia many years ago when we experienced how things could go wrong despite the best plans, recognizing we needed someone on the ground as we created our dream wedding remotely from our residence in Singapore.
Karen is organized, meticulous with a great attention to detail. I have been described with those same characteristics but Karen was ahead of me on all aspects of the wedding. She handled couple disagreements delicately (Fergus and I disagreed on the choice of the villa and she gave objective views), she anticipated possible issues (to avoid last minute changes in seating arrangements she suggested a very flexible table assignment scheme), she suggested ways to cut costs (“if you have already been married and just want a blessing then what you need is a mere renewal of vows”), she exercised good judgment (“the caterer counted on taking the ceremony chairs from the dining table set up; this would have been chaotic while the cocktails were going on so I asked the florist to provide the ceremony chairs at a minimal fee”) and she kept tabs of currency fluctuations separating out vendors who charged in US dollars vs vendors who charged in Indonesian rupiah.
The result was a dream wedding, the type we read about but never thought it could happen to us : a wonderfully relaxed 3 day event with a dinner the previous evening and brunch the following day. Friends who flew in from the US, Europe and elsewhere in Asia were treated to the magic of the island of the gods, the rains took a pause for a majestic sunset and everyone was in good spirits as the evening elevated us all to a heightened experience where we were our most beautiful, generous, friendly, glamorous selves.
Two days before the wedding when friends asked us how we were feeling we agreed – “All the planning we could do has been done and now we relax and surrender to what will be.” Of course we could also say that confidently as Karen was at the peak of her work.
ROXANNE AQUINO & FERGUS BALFOUR, Manila , Philippines & Singapore, Singapore
Daisy Musin-Dare & Haydn Dare, Jakarta, Indonesia
Working with people who you just met is not an easy task, not to mention dealing with stressed bride, but with such an efficient, helpful and patient wedding planner, nothing is difficult and the results spoke for themselves. Simply stunning.
Although Karen could not be there to share the big day with us because she was giving birth to her first baby in Australia , we would have loved her to witness the wonderful results of all of her hard work…
We believe she shared our joy and she is fondly remembered as part of our journey to married life.
Many thanks Karen for all of your efforts.
DAISY MUSIN & HAYDN DARE, Jakarta, Indonesia & Sydney, Australia
David & Yanti Clark, Singapore, Singapore
I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding a huge success. You did a wonderful job keeping things moving and making both David and I feel like the most important people there. Our guests cannot stop talking about how much fun and how this is the best wedding they had been to. Cheers to the catering staff who prepared for us an outstanding meal and to the wait staff who took care of our every need. We have had so many comments about how great the food was.
Everything went exactly as planned, which allowed me to really relax and enjoy myself. It was so nice not to have to worry about the flow of events, as you did a great job of taking care of that. The DJ and the bartender also deserve praise for helpingto keep the party going. Looking back, I wouldn’t change a single thing. The highlight of the night was the fire dance show. That was just amazing. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we were very happy with everything!
Thank you very much and we would highly recommend you (that’s what Craig and Trudi did) to any of our friends who are going to get married in Bali.
ARYANTI KAMAR & DAVID CLARK, Singapore, Singapore
Ps. Thought we share with you, we had a good friend said to us “this is the wedding of the century”. You have no idea how rare that is!
Anna & Wade Campbell, Sydney, Australia
Karen blew us away with her professionalism, skill and attention to detail. From the very beginning we felt Karen was capable of making dreams come true, in creating the perfect wedding.
We left it in her very capable hands to organize our wedding, and she absolutely exceeded all our expectations. It was a day far beyond anything we could have imagined.. and more beautiful then anything we have ever seen.
There is no doubt in my mind that this day would have turned out as magical as it did, had Karen not been our planner. Because she was so organized and so entirely prepared, it meant we were able to enjoy the most incredible day of our lives, with no stress, worries or concerns. Just pure happiness.
Every person that attended our wedding referred to it, as not only one of the best nights of their life… but as THE BEST WEDDING THEY HAVE EVER BEEN TO!!!
Karen once again thank you so much for all your help
ANNA MARKHAM & WADE CAMPBELL, Sydney, Australia
Hana Makarim & Antoine De Carbonnel, Jakarta, Indonesia
We first “met” Karen via phone and it was clear from our first conversation that she was not only experienced, knowledgeable and organized, but also extremely likeable! All these qualities were confirmed in our first meeting in Bali, where she had lined up two full days of back-to-back meetings with photographers, videographers, bands, florists and caterers – all of whom came prepared and willing to make MANY adjustments, in part because of their professionalism, but surely also because of their sound relationship with Karen. We were sold!
Karen masterfully guided us through the many options that came with organizing a destination wedding. Every time we were not fully satisfied with a particular vendor, she would already be on the phone making arrangements for alternatives. Her resourcefulness, flexibility and calm efficiency was paramount in making our special day a great success. One thing that cannot be stressed enough is the importance of having a wedding organizer that you trust completely – we had the misfortune of having on of the vendors bail out on us a couple of days before the wedding. Before reporting this to us, she had already had our down payment returned, booked another vendor she had had experience with, and as we later read, written a somewhat scathing email to the vendor telling him how unprofessional he was and how she would likely not use him again. Karen fights for her customers! What would have otherwise been a stressful hiccup, was a very calm and worry-free phone call.
A final note I would personally like to point out is that I believe what truly sets Karen apart from the rest is her sincerity, understanding and warmth. I’m sure that there are other capable wedding planners out there in Bali – but that’s not necessarily all you need in preparation of such an emotional occasion. During stressful times, Karen was a professional advisor, a confidant, someone to laugh with and more importantly, a friend.
Thank you so much Karen, for making our wedding a stunning, tasteful and happy occasion – we will be revisiting the memories often and for a very very long time!
HANA MAKARIM & ANTOINE de CARBONNEL, Jakarta, Indonesia & Paris, France
Philip & Lisa Carter, Dublin, Ireland
From the first email to meeting in person we knew we had met the perfect person to fulfil our needs. As an Irish couple living in Brisbane, Australia and planning a wedding in Bali with all the guests travelling from Ireland for a week she had her work cut out with requests but nothing was a problem our every wish was answered which was so wonderful.
We did not have one worry as Karen explained everything going through all the options we could have and all the time you know you are dealing with someone who is an absolute professional and a really fabulous person. We had so much fun planning the wedding we wish we could do it all again next year!
There is only one word to describe our wedding day and that was perfect! Perfect and fantastic fun; other words used throughout the day were stunning, mouthwatering food, the best fun and best band ever, most memorable and truly wonderful! Everyone had so much fun its difficult to put into words. Having Karen there for the day we did not have to think once about anything; as we knew she was there to look after everything for us and if there were problems we did not know about them.
Now we are home and are getting such wonderful notes from friends and family who say they really had the best week and it was a wedding that was going to be difficult to beat and more than likely was never going to be which was great to hear as we knew how fantastic we thought it was!
And we have wonderful memories and amazing photo’s to remind us of the best day of our lives!
Thank you !
LISA FITZGERALD & PHILIP CARTER, Dublin, Ireland
Sophie Shin and JK Lim, Hong-Kong, China
We want to say a big thank you for organising our wedding. It has been absolutely wonderful working with you.
We appreciate your attention to detail, organisation and great taste. It gave us, living miles away in Hong Kong, a lot of comfort and re-assurance that we have you on the ground putting together one of the most important days of our lives. The day went by very beautifully, all our guest from near and far had a really wonderful time and haven’t stopped talking since about how much fun they had that day.
We too want to thank everyone in the team who help in every possible way to make our wedding that extra special. To the catering team, sound system and lighting crew, the DJ, The Photohgrapher, The Videographer and the house staff at Villa Ombak Luwung, thank you for all your hardwork & patience.
SOPHIE SHIN & JK LIM, Hong-Kong, China.
Casey Organ & Josh Reeves, Perth, Australia
Just a quick note to thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and easy.
At first we were a bit cautious of ‘the wedding planner” but seeing you in action was amazing. We would definitely recommend your services to anyone and everyone.
We had a wonderful day. The venue looked beautiful. The food was to die for (which we had eaten more of it). The band were great. Everything ran smoothly even with the rain and your plan B for the ceremony.
We wouldn’t change anything. The guests are raving about it so what more could we ask for.
Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!
CASEY ORGAN & JOSH REEVES, Perth, Australia.
Victoria Rogers & Romain Vivet, Paris, France
Comment trouver les mots pour te remercier…avec toi tout a été si simple et merveilleux à la fois!
Tu as été plus qu’une amie tout en restant très profesionnelle du début à la fin de l’organisation du mariage.
Tu as su nous écouter et surtout comprendre qui nous étions pour faire de notre mariage un rêve éveillé qui nous ressemble.
L’équipe avec laquelle tu travailles est exceptionnelle…tout a été parfait, rien à dire du dj, au traiteur, au coiffeur en passant par le photographe et on en oublie encore!
Beaucoup de personnes nous ont pris pour des fous d’organiser notre mariage si loin,mais avec toi nous savions que tout se déroulerait à la perfection et c’est peu dire puisque tout a été féerique.
Nous te remercions aussi pour tes précieux conseils lors de nos choix.
Karen nous esperons pouvoir te rencontrer a nouveau car ton sourire et ta joie de vivre nous ont ravi a chaque instant.
Merci Karen pour TOUT !
VICTORIA ROGERS & ROMAIN VIVET, Paris, France.
Danielle Rayner & Stewart White, Sydney, Australia & Singapore, Singapore
Thank you for helping make our wedding day such a memorable and magical occasion !
Your professionalism, attention to detail and friendly and relaxed nature went along way to us thoroughly enjoying our wedding day
You understood and knew what we were looking from the first time we spoke and were able to organize the right mix of caterer, photographer, florist and DJ to meet our tastes and budget.
You went the extra mile to make sure the villa looked amazing and that our guests were looked after from the minute they arrived.
A number of friends, who are experienced party-goers, described it as the best wedding ever !!
A lot of that praise comes down to your efforts.
Thanks once more for making our wedding such a memorable, classy and amazing event that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
DANIELLE RAYNER & STEWART WHITE, Sydney, Australia & Singapore, Singapore.
Fiona Wee & Marten Russell, Perth, Australia
A potential venue that we were emailing with asked if we had a wedding planner. With only a couple of potential names to speak of, they recommended Cher Ange weddings & events. That day, the day we were flying to Bali for what became our first wedding planning trip, we emailed Karen, and received a response within 15 minutes with a proposal to meet at our villa 2 days later.
Before that meeting had even arrived, we started to get a feeling of the service level that Cher Ange weddings & events would provide. We had not confirmed Cher Ange weddings & events, not even met Karen yet, and already she was texting us, asking for our wedding ideas and asking if we were available to go with her to see potential wedding venues.
From that very first meeting, we knew that Karen was different to the other wedding coordinators that we’d met, and that she was the one that was going to make our overseas wedding vision come true. Without any obligation, Karen spent considerable hours driving us to visit venue prospects, sharing her experiences and knowledge. It was clear that she not only had great contacts in the industry, but was willing to go above and beyond for her clients. By the end of that trip we knew that Bali was what we wanted, and Karen really suited our style and expectations so we just had to book her right away!
We described Karen to our friends as a “French woman (who has creative flair), married to an Aussie (she could talk Aussie rules footy with the Groom), grew up in Jakarta and living in Bali (speaks Bahasa and has local knowledge)”. In our opinion – perfect!! Karen really listened to our ideas and our vision for the wedding and understood exactly how to turn the ideas into a reality.
Being meticulously detailed planners ourselves, we were at ease during the whole planning process, as we were confident that every detail was being taken care of – Karen would tell us it was being done before we’d even thought of it! We found it very easy to organise our wedding from Australia as Karen would send us frequent progress updates and had a transparent and convenient payment process. This was important for us, that we felt everything, including the financials, were secure and under control – and she was always available to take our calls !
We often felt like we were talking to an old friend, but knew we were dealing with an organised professional, someone who we could count on and trust, and who had no trouble whatsoever in catering our requests or answering our concerns – whatever it took. Karen arranged a 2 day trip with back to back meetings with all the vendors, and it was clear that the vendors Karen worked with shared the same attention to quality, service and reliability. Nothing was too much trouble, and the quality was second to none.
As with any wedding there will always be ‘hiccups’ in the planning, but the difference with Karen was that any issue was resolved immediately, with (what seemed to us) an effortless grace. When we arrived in Bali for the wedding, Bali was experiencing a bout of unseasonal rains – Karen had a marquee company already at our venue to quote and on standby for our confirmation. We had a medial emergency with a vendor risking their availability for our wedding – Karen had arranged a suitable replacement to be on standby. There was a resolution to the problem before we even knew there was a problem. This is what we expected from our wedding coordinator – to have complete faith and trust that they are just getting on with the job, leaving us to try and relax.
On the wedding day, Karen was there the whole day and night – which was really pleasing because we were able to share with her as well our joy in seeing it all come together. We laughed when we heard Karen outside ‘directing traffic’, as we knew that whilst we were inside enjoying champagne, Karen was there attending to every little detail, issue, concern, and problem without us even knowing about it or needing to worry. And we must say, to keep the Fire Dancers a secret for months from such an organised bride (who claimed to know every last detail) was a real testament to the lengths she went to, to bring that touch of sparkle to our wedding day.
We had the most amazing wedding week ever and could not have been happier with how it all turned out. 5 days, 3 separate wedding events – all a complete success. The wedding venue looked absolutely gorgeous, the flowers exquisite, the food sensational, and our guests have not stopped talking about what a fantastic week it was! .
Karen, we are both so grateful to you for all that you did for our wedding, and making it the most memorable and special day. We loved every minute of it, and have such fond memories of our entire Bali wedding journey! We have already given your details to so many people, and have no hesitation in doing so. Thank you again for making our wedding something that we will cherish forever.
Some people believe in chance, some in coincidence. We don’t believe in coincidences – we believe it was Grace that led us to Karen. It was meant to be – and we are so grateful as we could not have had the wedding of our dreams without her help.
FIONA WEE & MARTEN RUSSELL, Perth, Australia.
Agnes Dunand & Stephan Winch, New York, USA
Planning a multiple day wedding from the US seemed overwhelming, until we met Karen!
Her professionalism, meticulous planning of every detail and insight into multiple venue locations and vendors proved extremely valuable.
One part general, one part friend, one part master choreographer and 100 percent professional is how we would describe Karen.
The final product was breathtaking and absolutely perfect on all fronts.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Cher Ange without hesitation for Wedding Planning Bliss.
Thank you Karen for helping to plan the most magical day of our lives!
AGNES DUNAND & STEPHAN WINCH, New-York, USA.
Melanie Osborne & Tom Ma, Hong-Kong, China
Thank-you for the fantastic job you did in helping to make our wedding events such an incredible success.
From the welcome drinks Thursday evening, to the sunset ceremony on Saturday, followed by a post wedding BBQ on Sunday – many of our guests are still telling us our wedding was “the best wedding they’ve ever been to”.
The wedding itself was everything we’d hoped it would be and so much more.
The location was stunning, the reception set-up was beautiful and the food was delicious.
But it was also relaxed and a whole lot of fun and that’s because your meticulous planning allowed us to relax and enjoy the time with our guests.
Whilst our guests were blown away by the venue and setting, everyone’s still talking about the fire-dancers who appeared out of nowhere just as we cut the cake.
This was such a great suggestion, as was the idea of the legong dancers during cocktails, and the Balinese children to welcome the guests as they arrived.
So many little touches like this all helped to make the wedding such a wonderful day.
I was also hugely impressed to arrive at the post-wedding BBQ the following day (which was a good one hour drive from the wedding venue) to see everything perfectly set up; from the tables and chairs in the villa’s garden, to the flowers from the ceremony the day before at either side of the villa’s entrance, the cake in air-conditioned comfort, champagne chilling in the fridge and the caterer at the ready. Just perfect.
Karen, your professionalism and eye for detail contributed to a wonderful wedding celebration, an experience we and all our guests will never forget.
Thank you so much.
MELANIE OSBORNE & TOM MA, Sydney, Australia & Hong Kong, China.
Penny Webb & Paul Quin, Sydney, Australia
Words cannot describe how fantastic our wedding day was!
It exceeded all expectations and was breathtakingly beautiful. The smoothness of the day was all thanks to Karen’s incredible team and impeccable organizational skills.
From the day we arrived in Bali Karen was there to meet us and run through all the logistics. She was totally knowledgeable about the process, our venue and her vendors and every question we posed was answered immediately. Karen’s expertise and efficiency took all the nerves and worry out of planning our big day.
Our guests were astounded by the beautiful location and the way the whole day was seamlessly organised to perfection. The wedding was the best that any of them had ever been to and a day that everyone will remember.
We would highly recommend Karen for her style, knowledge and finesse.
Our wedding was so much more then we could have possibly hoped for and will be a beautiful lasting memory for years to come.
Thank you Karen for everything
PENNY WEBB & PAUL QUIN, Sydney, Australia.
Jessie Setiono & Christian Rijanto, Jakarta, Indonesia
Karen Quarello-Morgan helped us to organize the wedding party of 320 guests for my son Christian and his wife Jessie at the Hotel Alila Uluwatu, Bali, last october 2010.
She has done it professionally and perfectly.
She was commited to her responsibility and gave her best effort all the time…
It was proven when during the party, suddenly it rained, within short times, she had managed things under her control professionally.
She has good relationship with so many vendors, suppliers etc…even when I needed a flower girl, she came to me with such a pretty, cute, sweet little girl…
She immediately solved my worries.
Thanks to her we could celebrate the party with lots of fun despite the rain…
INGE RIJANTO, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Teresa Scott & William Docherty, Brisbane, Australia
If you want a stress free Wedding day where the Events manager actually takes responsibility for everything that happens, goes above and beyond your expectations allowing you to really enjoy your day worry free then call Karen at Cher Ange weddings & events.
She is indeed the best.
Karen’s professionalism and attention to detail was evident in everything.
She pre-empted every question we had and cared for our wedding as if it was her own.
Our wedding day was everything we wanted and Karen made that happen for us.
TERESA SCOTT & WILLIAM DOCHERTY, Brisbane, Australia.
Leanne Miller & David Hood, Brisbane, Australia
Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts in putting together our big day!
It certainly exceeded our expectations and our family & friends had such a fabulous time!
Many saying it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!
The entertainment, interactivity, table settings, ambience was amazing and we definitely loved every component.
We so appreciate all your input upfront for sourcing our special requests, for taking the time to meet with us in Bali & Brisbane, and for all the running around on the day.
Our families certainly understand now why we decided to have our wedding in such a beautiful setting!
Thank you so much.
LEANNE MILLER & DAVID HOOD, Brisbane, Australia.
Najet Agrane & Shyam Ramaswami, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Karen put on nothing short of a magical wedding for us.
We were very demanding and she seamlessly managed to integrate all the different elements which included a traditional ceremony, complicated logistics like a floating wedding platform, a challenging caterer and a host of other little details that we would have been completely lost on.
All our guests said it was the most beautiful and magical wedding they had seen, and without Karen we definitely would not have been able to pull it off from 5000 miles away.
Furthermore, when we first contacted Karen we knew she had no experience with traditional Hindu weddings and more used to `western` weddings but she managed to coordinate both elements perfectly.
Thanks for helping us make our dream wedding come true.
NAJET AGRANE & SHYAM RAMASWAMI , Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Lauren Weiss & Simon Joory, New York, USA
Ma chere Karen,
La fin de cette annee a ete si incroyable pour nous , je me rends compte que je ne t’ ai pas vraiment assez remerciee pour toute l’ aide que tu nous as apportee pour le marriage de Simon et Lauren.
Je tiens a te dire combien j’ ai apprecie ton efficacite , ta bonne humeur sans faille, et ton professionalime durant tous ces mois de preparations.
Grace a ton equipe, ce mariage a ete memorable a tous les points vue et les echos d ’emerveillement continuent de nous parvenir.
Charles et toute la famille se joint a moi pour te remercier.
ARIANE & CHARLES JOORY, New York, USA.
Lara Saunders & Darren Beesley, Sydney, Australia
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for the most incredible wedding day we could have ever imagined.
It was a difficult search finding a wedding planner in a different country, however when I first met you I knew 100% that we had made the right decision. I always say, that having an Aussie husband gives you an understanding of what we are all about, growing up in Indonesia allows you to get things done in a somewhat complicated country, and your French background gives you the perfectionism and eye for style that everyone looks for in a planner.
From our first meeting, you were nothing but prompt, informative and organised throughout the year or so of the planning process. You gave us some fabulous ideas, and I love how you had the strength to let us know when we had some terrible ones! Putting us in touch with your husband Brett to organise accommodation for our 90 guests was just the icing on the cake for us. He was absolutely amazing and did much more for us that organise our accommodation. Brett was there every step of the way during the week leading up to our wedding. You were also amazing, making sure that our sunset cocktails, welcome drinks and our surfing day and spa day went off without a hitch.
The actual wedding day was an absolute dream come true. Neither Darren nor I had to lift a single finger. We had complete faith in you and your team. I am not one to normally sit back, and can sometimes have difficulty in letting go the reins. However you had confidently built up that trust over the year of planning. You created something so beautiful for us and the gorgeous Pantai Lima Estate, that even now I look back at photos and can hardly believe that Darren and I got married there.
It seems to be a common statement in all of your testimonials, however I have to say it again….all of our 90 guests had the time of their lives…and many of them have said without a doubt it was the best wedding they had every been too. The amazing food, the delicious cocktails, the transport you organised for the guests, the DJ and the fabulous Traffic Blues Band, the beautiful cake, spectacular flowers and decorations, the lighting, the sound, our beautiful celebrant Kim…all of the elements were pulled together in such a seamless way which meant both Darren and I were simply left to completely enjoy every second with our guests.
Karen, thank you so much…to you, your team, and to your fabulous husband Brett. You both became very dear to both Darren and I and we were very sad to leave you both after our last dinner in Bali together.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, and if there is anyone is Australia who would like a firsthand account of your services, please put them in contact with me !
LARA SAUNDERS & DARREN BEESLEY, Sydney, Australia.
Carolien Njoto & Alvaro Cardenas, Beijing, China
This was the first mix marriage in our family.
Carolien and Alvaro live in Beijing, while i live in Perth, Alvaro’s family live in Mexico and some members of my family live in Jakarta and Surabaya. You can imagine how difficult it was to put everything together and to try to make everybody happy.
When I first met Karen, I knew instantly that we want her to be our wedding planner.
Karen is meticulously spot on in every part of the wedding from beginning to end. She is very understanding, very patient and possesses a great sense of humour. This wedding would not have gone so perfectly without her magic touch. My husband, who was very hard to convinced from the beginning as we Chinese Indonesians always have a Chinese wedding ended up very pleased with the whole thing.
The food was fantastic, the venue was beautiful and the evening went on ever so smoothly.
Overall, it was the perfect wedding. Every single person in attendance was happy and had a great time. All my friends even said to me that it’s not just a wedding, it’s an event !
All thanks to you, Karen.
ANNA JULIA & NJOTO, Perth , Australia & Surabaya – Jakarta , Indonesia
Lisa Hedley & Christian Carter, Bendigo, Australia
We can not thank you enough for you hard work and tremendous effort in making our wedding the most unforgettable day of our life. We never imagined that planning a destination wedding would be so so easy and relaxing…
Our friends could not believe that I was so relaxed about everything considering we had never met before.
Our wedding was beyond what we expected.
Words from our guests included: “out of this world spectacular”, “tremendous food”, “divine location”, “wedding planner AMAZING”, “so planned and nothings been forgotten !!!…” You can imagine how that made us feel hearing all these comments.
Your choice of catering was the absolute best. Guests are still talking 8 weeks later about the steak and the desserts buffet…
Your attention to detail and planning skills is unlike anything we have ever seen before.
You made planning our wedding so easy, all I had to do was email you and tell you what I liked and my ideas that I had and the best thing is that you can work with any budget.
We never once worried that we had never met or spoken on the phone.
Everything did seem way too easy but that is just you and who you are.
Karen your worth your weight in gold . Please don’t ever give up this job !!!
I would never hesitate in recommending your services to anyone. I can truly say that without a doubt you are always thinking about the bride and groom and what is best or what will work best for the couple.
I have so much more to say about you, I could really keep going ….
Thank you again.
LISA HEDLEY & CHRISTIAN CARTER, Bendigo, Australia
Geraldine Courtois & Vincent Bourgarel , Sydney, Australia
Nous avions choisi Bali à mi-chemin entre l’Australie et la France pour réunir nos amis et famille, et créer l’occasion de passer des vacances ensemble.
Nous en gardons d’inoubliables souvenirs (nos invites n’ont cesse de parler du mariage pendant plus d’un mois !).
Karen nous a été recommandée par une amie française, et nous lui sommes très reconnaissants.
Nous avons été impressionnés par son organisation, la qualité de ses conseils, sa rapidité à nous répondre malgré la distance, son écoute, sa joie de vivre… bref, Karen est tout simplement merveilleuse !
Nous avons malheureusement rencontré des difficultés au cours de la préparation de ce mariage, et Karen nous a soutenus bien au-delà de ce que nous aurions pu imaginer.
Merci encore Karen pour avoir été auprès de nous, tu as été tout simplement fantastique.
GERALDINE COURTOIS & VINCENT BOURGAREL, Sydney, Australie
Selma Nadarajah & Hamish Gilbert, Sydney, Australia
After attending a friend’s glamorous wedding at a luxury resort in Uluwatu which Karen organised and hearing the glowing reports about her, we already knew Karen’s calibre of professionalism, style and sophistication.
But when we met her face to face, we also discovered she was honest, thorough, upfront, well connected with the best local suppliers, practical, helpful and, if there was anything she didn’t know, she was more than willing to find the answer.
Most importantly, Karen reassured us that she treats all her weddings with equal care and attention to detail, irrespective of size or budget. And that, she certainly did.
Karen took care of EVERYTHING for us – the only thing we had to do was make decisions and, as we lived in Sydney, it was comforting to know that the event was under control and in very good hands.
Given the fact that our wedding was held at a private villa in Ubud, there were a few logistical hurdles with space, but Karen persevered and offered a number of solutions for us to consider. We couldn’t have been happier with the results – it was elegant and reflected exactly what we wanted.
Karen was also meticulous, paying attention to the smaller details right till the very end.
Our guests still marvel on the way she quietly swooped in during the ceremony to promptly remove a drooping palm in the floral arrangement to ensure that it wouldn’t spoil the photographs !
Many others have also remarked how it was one of the few weddings they had been to where the comfort of all guests, not just the wedding party, were considered.
It was such a beautiful, fun, relaxed and happy day in every respect and we couldn’t have done it without Karen.
Thank you Karen. Wishing you all the best,
SELMA NADARAJAH & HAMISH GILBERT, Sydney, Australia
Veronica Halim & Steve Budiharjo, Jakarta, Indonesia
We are very lucky to had you as our wedding organizer for our Bali wedding.
You did a wonderful job, and we had the best experience with you as our organizer.
Before we found karen, we actually met with couple of other wedding organizer.
I found some of them are so hard to reach and communicate with.
Out of my experience, the most important thing for destination wedding is to have someone to help you where you feel that you feel safe in a good hand, the one who’s always there when you need.
Thank you from the very bottom of our heart, you made our dream wedding come true.
Everything not possible is possible because of you. We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who are getting married in bali.
STEVE BUDIHARDJO & VERONICA HALIM, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jessica Sugg & Tim Guilfoyle, Fremantle, Australia
A destination wedding can be very daunting to organize from Australia, Karen went above and beyond all expectations to insure we were relaxed on our day and in the lead up.
Karen meet with us to get to know our style and the kind of day we wanted, she pre-empted every question we had making us feel confident she had everything under control.
We could not have done it without her !
The location, the music, the food, the setting….Everything was just perfect.
Karen’s experience and local knowledge is priceless, we have no problem recommending her and the team to anyone.
Put simply we could not fault Cher Ange Events, our guests were so impressed with all the fine details and the way the whole week run so smoothly.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and seeing to our special requests to make our day truly amazing.
TIM GUILFOYLE & JESSICA SUGG, Fremantle, Australia
Mr & Mrs E.Ruelland, Singapore, Singapore
We do not really know where to begin thanking you for helping us realize what was the happiest day of our lives.
I should probably start off by saying that planning a wedding for us was probably not the simplest of projects: as a busy working couple recently moving into new jobs and a new country, we barely had the time to think about our wedding, on top of all the numerous changes we were adapting to.
So given the little time we could offer you prior to our big day, needless to say we were completely blown away by what you managed to create.
The set up was beautiful, the event extremely well coordinated and organized, and most importantly, it was true to what we wanted.
Our wedding is a little bit of a dreamy haze to me now but what I remember most is how relaxed and happy I was.
The day unfolded seamlessly and naturally and not once did I feel a break in the flow of events – it was just one perfect moment to the next.
I can only imagine the amount of planning, thoughtfulness and sensitivity that you put in to keep me at bay from stress or worry, and no amount of thank yous can express how grateful we are to you for this.
In short, our wedding was magical and we thank you for your guidance, a listening ear, your deep knowledge of Bali and of course, your intangible sense for planning sophisticated parties.
We cannot thank you more for freeing our minds of worry and allowing us to simply enjoy the company of our loved ones.
Mr & Mrs E.RUELLAND, Singapore, Singapore
Michelle Chang & Chris O’Brien, Hong-Kong, China
Now that we are back to our reality, ie. the hustle and bustle of HK, we can’t help but to reminisce about our wonderful week in Bali … just last week.
Our wedding day was hands down THE HIGHLIGHT.
Karen, YOU, the master behind the whole shebang, put together an event brimming with so much heart, character, romance and summer-perfect color. You somehow created moment after moment of downright pretty and some serious L O V E. The entire day was action-packed and with a blink of an eye, it was over.
Karen, the day was an intimate family affair which was both visually and emotionally unforgettable.
We loved all the vendors you had recommended and the professionalism you all demonstrated.
It was a WOW fest from start to finish! Working with you was so effortless, Karen. You seemed to know exactly what we had wanted from the beginning, a year ago.
Your presence on the day for both me and Chris was so calming and reassuring.
As ours was an intimate affair, you were like my Maid of Honour, Bridesmaid AND WEDDING PLANNER all rolled into one!!!
You are in.cred.ible.
Karen! Love your work! I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who is looking for an event/ wedding planner in Bali !
One simple word that describes our gorgeous day to absolute perfection – HEARTWARMING.
Thank you, Karen.
Luv, 🙂 xoxo
MICHELLE CHANG & CHRIS O’BRIEN, Hong-Kong, China
Tiana Desker & Miko Torvinen, Singapore, Singapore
Thank you very much for your professional assistance and good advice in organizing the wedding of Tiana & Mikko.
We were happy with all the arrangements.
The beautiful Catholic Balinese church ceremony and the cocktails & dinner reception at Tugu Bali beach garden.
We wish you all the best in your wedding planning business !
PEGGY DESKER, Singapore, Singapore
Sibbing Huang & Lei Shao, Hong-Kong, China
Thank you for making our dream coming true !
When we first thought about overseas wedding and Bali, we were very concerned about lots of things – picking the venue without seeing it first, budget, coordination, dealing with Indonesian hotels and vendors who are knowingly “relaxed”…until we met you !
You helped us through-out the planning with your local experience and knowledge, combined with your great taste and style down to every detail and in everything from venue, decoration, process, music, food and even local restaurants !
The planning was so easy and smooth and more importantly, on the wedding day, both of us were so relaxed and fully enjoyed it while you took care of everything just as we wanted and made our wedding an intimate, fun, relaxed reunion for the closest friends and family, and we cannot thank you enough for that !
All the guests are “Wowed” by your work and you have no idea how relieved and relaxed i felt when I could sit by the pool, sipping cold drinks while hearing you “managing” various vendors and make everything perfect.
I think the secret ingredient that makes your work perfect is not only your skills and talent, but your true passion, and how you sincerely want to make each wedding a special and beautiful memory for the couples.
That’s why you never frown at my stupid new ideas or requests but happily embrace every challenge and finally make things happen in the best way !
Again, thank you Karen and wish you all the best in the future !
SIBING HUANG & LEI SHAO, Hong-Kong, China
Jessica Melky & Shae Macnamara, Sydney, Australia
We have no idea where to start…
Firstly, we would like to thank you for the most amazing wedding week we could have ever imagined.
When we first decided to get married in in Bali we thought it would be easy ! It was not long after that we realized a wedding planner was on the agenda and we were so lucky to find you !
A friend of a friend highly recommended you and in our first brief meeting with you I just knew you would take our vision and create the perfect wedding day.
Every single thing we wanted you made happen. Your expertise and perfectionism allowed us to not worry about anything and simply enjoy the holiday with the 100 pax family and friends that came to Bali.
As for the wedding day, I was so relaxed and did not have to worry or stress or do anything. While I was swimming, relaxing and getting my hair done with all the girls, staff just arrived to the villa one by one and did EVERYTHING !
You had it all under control so the wedding day was honestly so enjoyable and perfect.
Your accommodation department was a great asset to have on board and supplied both Shae and I, and our guests fantastic accommodation options and again, made it all happen so easily. I would highly recommend it.
Karen, thank you so much to you and your team. I would do it all again in a heartbeat thanks to you.
JESSICA MELKY & SHAE MACNAMARA, Sydney, Australia
Anastassia Njoto & Scott Watson, Melbourne, Australia
Me and Scott just arrived back in Melbourne over the weekend.
Now that i have a steady internet connection, i would like to properly say thank you again for organizing our wedding.
The flowers, the music, the food, the whole LOT. Everyone is blown away by the standard of the wedding and this wouldn’t have happened without you.
The staff were extremely professional and helpful and it really make the big day so much less stressful for myself, Scott and our family.
All our guests felt that they were really look after very very well.
We both can’t thank you enough for everything.
I also want to say thank you the caterer because everyone really love the food so much. Everything was perfect. I literally devour the sago bouillabaise canape even though my dress didn’t even leave a lot of room for breathing let alone eating. My friends are mostly foodies and they love the food and obviously the good things about the desserts as well. Everyone was blown away for sure. I did get to eat a bit more of the lobster main and the osso bucco main the next day along with the wedding cake. My dress as i suspect did not leave a lot of space for eating that night. I was a bit sad i couldn’t eat much of the desserts on the night (dress not permitting), but did felt at least i have tried them all at the food tasting.
By the way we also really like the wedding cake. The cake is really nice and it is magnificent. They have really done a great job with my difficult request.
Thank you so much Karen.
ANASTASSIA NJOTO & SCOTT WATSON, Melbourne, Australia
Rinnie Wiryo & Anthony Zhang, Beijing, China
We had an uber-beautiful weddings planned and designed by Karen.
From the start to the end, my wedding is a BLAST to plan and filled with a chock full of deeply personal details, amazing cultural significance and a reflection on who we are both as a couple and individual people. Our rustic-romantic theme was a whole lot of glam and strikes the perfect balance of sophistication and style. .
It is wonderful to work with Karen who really “gets it” and focused the planning on the true meaning of a wedding. She is honest, respectful, funny and works faster than any of the Internet connection in Indonesia. (haha). She worked with our budget and helped find alternatives when my ideas were too big for our pockets. .
Thank you Karen for making our wedding day will forever be one of the happiest days of our lives ! .
RINNIE WYRIO & ANTHONY ZHANG, Beijing, China
Sarah Rowles & Paul Sanders, Sydney, Australia
Sorry it has taken me so long to write to you but it has taken me this long to get back to reality after a wonderful month in Bali for our wedding.
Where do I start ? First of all a BIG thank you for making my day go hassle and stress free! I am a pretty fussy and at times a major control freak and on the day I didn’t melt down once, even when I couldn’t find the rings !
I could write pages and pages but if anyone is reading this letter as a testimonial look no further and book Karen from Cher Ange today !
Booking a wedding overseas can be a daunting prospect, but Karen was never too happy to email me hundreds of times back and forth, answering the silliest of questions! She even help book my accommodation before and after the wedding, who only had the best villas around to recommend. We definitely will be booking through you again !
Once in Bali, I had catch ups with Karen to sort out the last minute details and it was never a hassle for Karen and she was always organized and calm, which is an important thing for a Bride to be !
The services provided on the day were first class:
Minister the best I have seen in Bali (have been to a couple of overseas weddings and he was by far the best!)
Music, we choose the DJ and had so many complements, easy to work with even met us before wedding for a quick coffee to get our genres of music of us.
Staff, waiters etc AMAZING all dressed immaculately and went over and above, even held umbrellas over all guest whilst we had a 3 minute shower! I never was without a beverage and had food brought to me in my room after photo’s! All over and above services that were not expected.
The food from the caterer was the best food I have experienced at a wedding and at any five restaurant’s I have dined at. Everyone was blown away and we even had the caters and Chef come out so we could thank them for their amazing service.
And of course the organizer Karen and her assistants, who brought the day together and made it as perfect as it was. I know it was an extra difficult being married further out in Bali and at a foreign venue, but all your caterers, lighting crew etc out did themselves.
I am more than willing for any Bride who wants advice about a wedding in Bali to email me, Karen can pass on details, as I know when I was researching I just wanted to make contact with someone to share their experience. I have plenty of photo’s of how Cher Ange brought the day together that I am willing to share. I wish we could have Karen organize another day like our wedding day for us again, maybe we can renew our vows in the years to come !
SARAH ROWLES & PAUL SANDERS, Sydney, Australia
Andrew & Vanessa Barlow, Melbourne, Australia
We are now back in chilly Melbourne and wanted to thank you very much for all your hard work which resulted in a truly spectacular party on July 4th.
We were thrilled with everything on the night.
The food and service were brilliant. Please pass on our thanks to the caterer – we have received so much feedback about the quality of the food, it was amazing.
The set up and lighting were beyond expectation and the everything ran so smoothly.
The ceremony also was lovely and everyone enjoyed it very much.
Our photos are amazing and there is some fantastic raw video footage which Andrew will edit into a video which we will send through for you to take a look at.
Thank you again for everything Karen.
ANDREW & VANESSA & SUNNY & BONNIE BARLOW, Melbourne, Australia
Kate Pacey & Ross Macalpine, Sydney, Australia
We cannot thank you enough for your help planning our beautiful wedding at the Phalosa.
The planning process was a breeze ! You made us feel involved at every step of the way, and went over and above our expectations of how we wanted the wedding to look and feel, all while working to our budget. At no point did either of us feel stressed or anxious about the wedding, as you kept us in the loop at each stage of the planning process to relieve any potential worries.
On the day of the wedding, we were able to relax and completely enjoy ourselves, because we knew that you and your lovely assistants had everything totally under control. I’ll never forget arriving at the venue, and seeing the set up for the first time – it was breathtaking, and something we never could have achieved without your style, professionalism and eye for detail!
The food (THANK YOU for suggesting we go with this amazing caterer), the wine, the flowers, the lanterns, the music – everything was just spectacular. We wouldn’t change a thing, it was a dream come true!
We had the best day of our lives, and many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Compliments really don’t come much higher than that!
I would never hesitate to recommend you to anyone getting married in Bali. You’d be mad to go with anyone else!
KATE PACEY & ROSS MACALPINE, Sydney, Australia
Charla Marshall & Paul Dubenec, Singapore, Singapore
As frequent visitors to Bali, we thought that we could arrange our wedding on our own from Singapore. A few phone calls and emails later, we realized our error!
That’s when Karen came in. We sent a few enquiries to wedding planners in Bali and immediately knew that Karen was the one for us – her response was by far the clearest and most professional. Our first Skype meeting with Karen confirmed our choice as we not only felt confident that she was capable, committed, passionate and organized, but we really enjoyed talking to her! It was a relief and a pleasure to hear about Karen’s professional background, her life in Bali, and her fabulous ideas for our wedding.
Our wedding involved guests from Canada, Australia, USA, and Singapore all coming together for a week-long celebration, so there was a lot of coordinating to do beside the wedding itself. Karen helped us with every part of the process – from securing the venue we wanted, to ensuring airport pick up was arranged for our guests. Throughout the year that we worked with Karen, we knew that our plans, preferences, and guests were all well-taken care of. Any time we encountered difficulties or felt stressed about something, a quick Skype with Karen immediately made us feel better.
Meeting Karen in person and accompanying her to visit vendors was a highlight of our wedding planning and probably our year. Not only is Karen knowledgeable and caring, but the people she works with as well. We were blown away by the quality of the work and the passion of the people to whom we were introduced. The food was incredible and we enjoyed every moment of our tasting with the caterer and his team. Floral work and decorations were very special. DJ and photographer were a pleasure to meet and we looked forward to seeing them again on our wedding day.
Our wedding day was perfectly smooth and enjoyable for everyone. Our daughter was 11 months old at the time of the wedding, and Karen even ensured that all of the staff knew her nap and meal times. The ceremony and reception were incredibly beautiful, so much fun, and a true reflection of our plans and vision.
Our guests were blown away and we still hear that it was “the best wedding ever!” We couldn’t have asked for a better day.
We look forward to catching up with Karen again on our next trip to Bali, and would definitely encourage anyone to work with her to plan their wedding. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
CHARLA & PAUL, Singapore, Singapore
Tishana Reeves & Sean Caffery, Darwin, Australia
Where do we start in thanking you ?
Our day was absolutely magical, we could not have asked for anything more.
From the start you had us on track advising us what we needed to do, choose, your recommendations (which we could not fault).
Our day ran smoothly, no hiccups, stress-free organization and most importantly we had FUN!
The food, the band, the decorations were phenomenal and all our guests raved at how beautiful and fun our wedding was and for that we cannot thank you enough.
We will not hesitate in recommending you and your services to friends and family.
Thank you again and take care.
TISHANA REEVES & SEAN CAFFERY, Darwin Australia
Shireen Nair & Gerard Macarthy, Sydney, Australia
From the moment I got in touch with Karen, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders.
Planning a destination wedding was no mean feat, but Karen took that pain away and let us enjoy the fun parts of planning our special day. Not only was Karen incredibly patient with the barrage of emails I sent on a regular basis, she also entertained my crazy ideas. She was always pragmatic and didn’t hesitate to tell me if any of them wouldn’t work.
That being said, she didn’t have to tell me this many times, as she always managed to make my vision a reality. All our guests were in awe and the compliments still continue to flow. Our wedding day was everything that we dreamed of and more.
The vendors at Karen’s disposal are the “crème de la crème” and we couldn’t have been more pleased with every single one of them.
From the delectable food to the beautifully decorated setting, the music to the amazing celebrant, there is not a single thing we would have changed about our day. It was a shame that the night ended so quickly, but now we have so many fond memories, shared with our loved ones.
Karen, without you & your angels staff, we wouldn’t have been able to create such a beautiful day, one that everyone will remember. I know that thinking about it will bring a smile to my face for many years to come.
SHIREEN NAIR & GERARD MACARTHY, Sydney, Australia
Jen Ginting & Jason Turner, Ontario, Canada
Here is my little testimonial for you
Having a wedding in Bali and coming from Canada, I was a little bit hesitant to get a wedding planner during the early stages of planning, however, after reaching out to Karen and having multiple discussions over Skype and e-mail I knew it was important to have someone take charge in helping me plan the wedding of my dreams!
And Karen and the Cher Ange team just did exactly that, they planned the wedding of my dreams!!!
I don’t think that everything would of went as smoothly and as they did without them!
Planning a wedding is stressful in general, planning a wedding in Bali while you live in Canada is even more stressful, thankfully I didn’t have those typical anxieties as Karen and her team took care of everything!!!!
Thanks again for all of your help !
Until we meet again,
JEN GINTING & JASON TURNER, Ontario, Canada
Arianne Padre & Kane Ford, Sydney, Australia
Denise Chen & Quek, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Karen was really an angel sent from above!
We had an unusually long engagement but Karen was always there patiently working with us over the course of the 2 years !
She is practical, direct and has great advice which made it so easy and enjoyable working with her.
She is also extremely warm and personable, taking time to spend the whole day with us to look at venue options, visiting vendors and discussing details.
When the day finally came, we didn’t need to worry about the wedding details at all. Everything was carefully and meticulously handled by Karen and her team, with all her amazing vendors there to ensure everything was perfect.
This gave us time to relax, spend time with the family and enjoy the whole process.
This was really important!
The setup was beyond our expectation and imagination!
It was so spectacular and beautiful. The florist & her team did such a phenomenal job, we got so many compliments from our guests, telling us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended.
The food and music was wonderful, and the amazing dessert bar was a favorite of ours and our guests.
Thank you Karen for giving us the wedding of our dreams, for sticking by us and making it such an amazing experience from the planning stage all the way to the very end.
We wish we could do it all over again because it went by too quickly!
Much love Karen! Xxx
DENISE CHEN & QUEK WEI KIN, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Enette Ngoei & Brian Gaynor, Singapore, Singapore
Thank you so much for helping us fulfill our dream wedding in Bali.
With a specific budget in mind the one thing we didn’t want to compromise on was our wedding planner as we knew that this was vital for everything else that followed and you certainly didn’t disappoint.
You were uncompromising when you needed to be regarding the quality of the vendors you recommended and your attention to detail was excellent.
Both of these really showed on the day itself. I suppose the biggest compliment we can give you is the amount of positive feedback we received from our guests, which obviously had a lot to do with you and your team.
Thanks again for everything !
ENETTE NGOEI & BRIAN GAYNOR. Singapore, Singapore
Jennifer Han & Robert Ken Lee , Sunnyvale, California, United states
Thank you so, so much for helping our wedding dreams & vision come alive!
None of these wonderful events would have been possible if it weren’t for your help!
Working with us from halfway around the world and with all the specifics that we needed for our wedding couldn’t have been easy, so I thank you for all your patience and willingness to go that extra step to make everything happen.
We hope to hear of your continued and growing success online in the states !
JENNIFER HAN & ROBERT KEN LEE, Sunnyvale, California, USA
Clarissa Lukman Djaja & Hengky Sidharta, Malang & Jakarta, Indonesia
I know it’s been forever for us to write this down, but even after half a year the wedding we had on 02nd November 2013, it still feel surreal.
It was a dream wedding came true. I love everything about it and we cannot thank you enough for your dedication and passion in helping us to make this wedding came true and went on smoothly.
I should say that my wedding planning has been a nightmare until I met Karen, from the moment we met you we knew that our wedding was in a professional and good hand.
She has not only good in managing all the wedding planning but she is also a good companion throughout the whole planning, she listens to all of your crazy ideas and based on her experiences she will tell us ideas that will work and wont work.
I like that she is very confident in handling things, and how she came up with solution when there are problems. She makes you feel planning a wedding is so easy !
Plus Karen knew all the best vendors in town, which makes it easier for us to find whatever we need even at the last minute. And most of all I love her French accent…
It’s been a really great experience working and planning the wedding with you, I enjoyed every meeting, every planning, every phone calls & in the end we all enjoyed the Big Day so much. It’s the perfect wedding we could imagine.
Once again thank you for helping us to make the start of our Journey so awesome, memorable and enjoyable. It will always be one of the best day and happiest day in our life.
BIG LOVE H&C, Malang & Jakarta, Indonesia
Mia Markey & Brad Lancaster, Gold Coast, Australia
Karen and her team were absolutely amazing, we couldn’t have wished for a better day.
As time poor professionals Karen made the entire experience of planning a wedding an absolute dream.
We were constantly impressed with her ability to ensure every detail was covered, her suppliers were exceptional and most importantly we felt she understood our needs from the day we met.
Brad and I were absolutely thrilled with our wedding day and the experience leading up to it.
The whole occasion suited us perfectly and most importantly we got to enjoy our day.
Thanks Karen, we will be forever grateful !
BRAD LANCASTER & MIA MARKEY, Gold Coast, Australia
Ana Gago & Irawan Hon, Sydney, Australia
Almost 2 weeks after the wedding we are still trying wake ourselves up from that dream !
They say its hard putting together a wedding.. and even harder a destination wedding.. people were always asking if I was stressed out, but my answer was always no. After a whole year of planning and countless emails we finally met 3 days prior to the wedding.
Your warm nature and reassurance gave us the confidence that the wedding would be amazing.
We had never inspected our wedding villa and went off your word, your word is Bible. The Khayangan Estate was everything you promised and so much more. The wedding day was finally here! I’ll be honest – I’m a control freak so I found it quite strange to sit there on my wedding day not going around to check on everything. Everything was exactly how we discussed in our emails, your style and eye for detail is what every Bride needs. Our guest were blown away when they arrived, every one of our guests commented how seamless everything was, there was always food and drink flowing.. and the decorations – wow !
The relationship you have with your suppliers really makes a difference, without you I’m sure everything would have been in shambles !
Karen, from the bottom of our hearts thank you. You made our dreams for a wedding a reality that we will talk about and remember forever.
ANA GAGO & IRAWAN HON, Sydney, Australia
Retno & Gerard Whitty, Singapore, Singapore
Gerard and I would like to extend our gratitude for a wonderful work you have done for us. We are glad that we engaged you as our wedding planner. It was truly a right decision, we knew it then you are the right planner for us.
Planning a wedding overseas is never an easy task, I was in Macao, Gerard was in Singapore and you are in Bali. Therefore, having someone whom we can trust and capable is crucial.
In addition to that, dealing with Indonesian Chinese crowd is not easy. Everyone who has an Indonesian partner or been in Indonesian wedding would know that Indonesian wedding can be very demanding and ultra complicated. But you understand and you gave us the support and encouragement whenever we had doubts and concerns. You went extra miles and helped out with all big and small decisions we need to make, helped out with little bits and pieces ….
You also fought for us in order to get the best for us from the vendors.
The wedding was fabulous and we love it! It was beautiful, and many people are raving about it until today. My parents were happy too ! This is priceless and we can’t thank you enough for making it happened so well for us.
Well done! ! We would be happy to recommend your service to any bride & groom to be.
Thanks again !!
Hugs and kisses,
RETNO SETYANINGSIH & GERARD WHITTY, Singapore, Singapore
Sally Ryder & Shane Meredith, Hong-Kong, China
You were the star of this perfect wedding.
Every little detail had been thought of and exceeded my expectations in every way. The flowers, the catering, the decoration…all chosen by you could not have been better. I put my trust in you with all the details and I couldn’t be happier that I did.
Both Shane and I and all our guests had the most incredible day. I felt like I was walking into a fairy tale when I first saw our garden reception. The most beautiful setting imaginable. Of course I am biased, but it really was the most fun wedding I’ve been to…and a lot of our guests.
said the same. Not a person left seated after dinner, everyone on the dance floor sharing in our happiness and fun.
Thank you again and again
SALLY RYDER & SHANE MEREDITH, Hong-Kong, China
Nikki Chen & Kevin Kao, Brisbane, Australia
Lilly Chen & Handi Wijaya , Shanghai, China
Just wanna say thank you for all your help in the past year to make our special day happen, we started and ended at Khayangan!
We also wanna thank you Melfa being there bright and early on Saturday and again on Sunday to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Please also pass our thank you message along to everyone in team Cherange that helped out that day – Ade, Kristin, Alvin, Isti, Harni and others if I missed any !
We’re definitely hoping our friends/family will have a wedding in Bali so we can go back there for a REAL VACATION in the near future.
Hope to see you again and take care.
TEAM LANDI, Shanghai, China
Caroline Jadeja & Mark Moorby, Hong-Kong, China
Our wedding at villa Ombak Luwung was magical and more than we could have ever dreamed.
A HUGE thank you to Karen and the Cher Ange team for such an amazing job in planning our wedding, ensuring that everything was beautiful and ran seamlessly on our big day !!
It may have been the first time Karen had planned a combined Indian Hindu and Western wedding but both ceremonies were perfect.
Organizing a destination wedding in six months seemed liked a daunting prospect but Karen and the Cher Ange team made it so much easier.
Karen got to know us both and really understand the style and atmosphere that we were looking for, gave great advice, offered alternative solutions and exceeded our expectations in delivering a truly amazing day.
She is very personable, has a great network of trusted suppliers to back her up, is meticulous when planning a wedding and this attention to detail really ensured that everything ‘fell into place’ leaving us to truly be able to relax and enjoy the day with our friends and families.
The biggest testament is the number of glowing comments from our guests on the beautiful venue, decoration, flowers, food, music and great organization !
We will treasure the memories forever and are absolutely happy to recommend Karen and the team to anyone looking to getting married in Bali in the future.
CAROLINE & MARK MOORBY, Hong Kong, China
Diana To & Clinton Leung , Brisbane, Australia
We chose Karen to handle our wedding because of her passion for her work and her attention to detail.
Thank you Karen and the Cher Ange team for making our special day a dream come true.
There are no words to describe how beautiful our big day is because of you. You exceeded all of our expectations from the beautiful flower arrangements, to the delicious food and the scrumptious wedding cake, to the decorations for our ceremony and even more importantly, having your help throughout our wedding planning stages over the course of 1.5 years. We had ups and downs on the wedding day due to uncontrollable events; however, believe it couldn’t have been handled better in the hands of anyone else. Appreciate everything you have done ! Big thank you !!
DIANA TO & CLINTON LEUNG, Brisbane Australia
Tarni Tuffley & Huy Huynh, Perth, Australia
Hi Karen !!
I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us to make our day truly memorable.
A lot of our guests were blown away and said it was the best wedding they’ve been to.
The food was great the cocktails were strong and the location was spectacular !
None of it would’ve happened if it wasn’t for you and your amazing team.
It was truly fabulous and you made choices very easy and simple for us and to be able to organise it all via email was outstanding !
None of it would’ve been possible if it wasn’t for you, all your hard work and dedication really showed and we’re truly grateful.
All in all you’re a super star !!
It’s home to reality now, wish we could do it all over again !
Huge huge thank you Karen !
TARNI TUFFLEY & HUY HUYNH, Perth, Autralia
Patricia & Sid, Singapore, Singapore
Thanks for everything — the wedding was absolutely spectacular and recovery day went very well too !
Thank you for your patience with all my questions and requests and for executing all the little details to perfection 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your wedding season, I look forward to seeing more magic on your Instagram x
PATRICIA SUZARA & SID CHANDRASEKARAN, Singapore, Singapore
Lucy & Jamie, Hong-Kong, China
Emily & Darcy, Sydney, Australia
Emily and I are back to semi-normality at home in Sydney, but would love to be back in Bali with all our friends to do it all over again !
We both wanted to send you a note to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help to make our big day so special.
In fact to make the proposal, the wedding and our honeymoon so special. You guys have been there from the beginning and are such a big part of why our special day and time surrounding it was so perfect.
We truly did have an amazing couple of weeks, the wedding was everything we ever wanted and our guests are still talking about it being the wedding of 2015 !!
So thank you.
Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you next year for our anniversary trip !
EMILY ROSEN & PATRICK DARCY, Sydney, Australia
Angela & Marlon, Manila, Philippines
We can’t thank you enough for all the help !
It was really amazing !
I had different aspects of the wedding imagined in my head especially after going through every detail with you but seeing them finally come alive with you and your team’s magic still surpassed my expectations.
THANK YOU for making our dream wedding come true !
You’ve made a wonderful beginning to our happy life together as a couple.
MARLON OLIVAN & ANGELA NIBUNGCO, Manila, Philippines
Courtney & Bleddyn, Port Macquarie, Australia
A million thank you!! :* :* :*
Well, what a sensational weekend we have had !! Courtney and Bleddyn’s wedding at Villa Sungai Tinggi was absolutely fabulous, even better than my dreams.
From the abundance of the most beautiful flowers and floral arrangements, the arch and the floral decorations in the marquee all done by the fabulous florist team – the most beautiful quality and vast array of colors.
The canapés, meal and dessert bar were second to none, absolutely five stars – The Chef and his team rock !! Our drinks were delicious and plentiful and service was absolutely brilliant. The wedding cake was a masterpiece, and delish !! Music by the band and the DJ was terrific and so perfect for the occasion, in fact the caterer commented how he had never seen so many on the dance floor, it was truly the most exceptional, fun night.
And then…. When we thought we had reached a peak, we had the BEST, most chilled out day on Sunday at the recovery afternoon.
Our lunch and cocktails were really delicious and perfect for such a casual, relaxed afternoon. The DJ again, was just fantastic, with really great chilled out music all afternoon. The gelato cart was just delicious and went down a treat! The pool floaties were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Thank you very much from our family, but especially from Sean and me for pulling this magnificent event all together so perfectly and so very seamlessly – we truly could not have wished for a more beautiful celebration for Courtney and Bleddyn.
Margo (Mum of the bride)
COURTNEY & BLEDDYN, Port Macquarie, Australia
Laura & Leslie, Hong-Kong, China
I want to thank you and your team for putting together such a perfect wedding for us.
We had so many compliments on the food catered, especially the beef and the dessert. And also, the table setting by your florist. I absolutely loved the flower decoration on the table; our guests thought they walked onto a “film set”.
Our guests really enjoyed the post wedding brunch. The food was great, particularly the suckling pig and the buffet set up looked great.
Also, a thank you to your assistant. She was extremely hands on and helpful right till the late hours of our wedding day and throughout brunch the next day.
Finally, thank you for your detailed planning and professionalism. You took care of every small detail. The whole wedding exceeded our expectations.
Thanks so much,
LAURA & LESLIE, Hong-Kong, China
Rebecca Edwards & Luke Wilson, Melbourne, Australia
Where to begin with the magnificent journey we went on with Karen and her team at Cher Ange Weddings ! I still recall the night that I sit on our hotel room bed whilst on Vacation in Miami after recently getting engaged in New York City. I was ever so excited to start planning our wedding as soon as humanly possible!! I scrolled through Instagram under the hashtag #baliweddings time and time again I kept clicking through to photos that all seemed to be tagged by #cherangeweddings. Their events looked breathtaking, an abundance of flowers, candles, dreamy table settings and glowing brides! All set against the backdrop that is magical Bali.
I sent Karen an email right away to enquire about her wedding planning services! Her response was quick and we could tell right away that she knew her stuff ! After our first Skype call once back in Australia, we both knew that she was the planner for us ! She immediately understood our vision and helped us to affirm anything we were unsure of; she worked with us on our budgeting and provided lots of options to ensure we kept to it whilst still being able to achieve our dream. We corresponded over the coming months getting our ideas together but it wasn’t until a few months out from our big day that it all fully kicked into gear a host of detailed emails were sent through from Karen that allowed her to plan and secure all our vendors and special selections.
It was a breeze to deal with as there was no question or issue she did not cover… It was extremely apparent that Karen and her team were absolute pro’s at this ! I could not have
It was magical from start to finish, how had this spectacular party been rolled out without us having to lift a finger ! I could go on and on about all the magical and beautiful detail of our wedding, the flowers, the table settings, the cocktail furniture, our glorious wedding arch but I won’t as the quality of Cher Ange’s events speak for themselves via their website and Instagram. What impressed me the most about their service was that it all just happens like a perfectly orchestrated Hollywood Movie production, it all goes on behind the scenes, everything is timed to perfection without the bride or groom even being aware of it and this is what makes Karen and her staff so incredible, their professionalism is flawless and Karen’s eye for style went beyond our expectations. It is a month on from our amazing Bali wedding day and all our guests are still talking about it !
Hands down the most spectacular wedding party they have ever attended ! I could not recommend Cher Ange Weddings more highly, we will be forever grateful for the love and fun filled party they helped us throw! Forever in our hearts xx
Written with love… xxx Thank you so much once again… Wishing you every bit of success and prosperity!
REBECCA EDWARDS & LUKE WILSON, Melbourne, Australia
Sam & Steve, Bali, Indonesia
This is just a little email that I feel compelled to write to you….
I have been reflecting on our wedding and I feel like I want to thank you again for all of your hard work and just being you.
The wedding was SPECTACULAR, on every level. I know you can’t plan for the love in the room…. However I believe that due to your kindness, your dedication to all things beautiful, your ability to have everything so under control, your I’ve-got-this attitude, it made space for Steve and I to just have the best day of our lives.
I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Not a thing. I could just experience, love, be loved and live in the moment without have to think of one single logistic or stress about anything…..
The whole things looked so classy, so beautiful and so sophisticated. We had comments like “that was the best event I have ever been to in my life” (and he’s 50 years old). We had so many compliments, about everything.
So much love,
SAM & STEVE, Bali, Indonesia
Seyoung & David, Hong Kong, China
The wedding was absolutely perfect.
We are grateful that you made yourself and your team available despite the prior arrangement you had.
All of the arrangements and the vendors were perfect. There is no other way to describe how it turns out other than perfect.
If you ever need another referral, Seyoung and I would be more than delighted to give as many as you need.
Thank you so much.
SEYOUNG & DAVID, Hong Kong, China
Capucine & Jérome, Hong-Kong, China
Désolés nous étions “en retreat” à Ubud avec peu ou pas de connexion… et déjà de retour au boulot 🙁
Nous tenions à te remercier pour ton aide précieuse 🙂
Notre mariage n’aurait pas pu mieux se passer et c’est en grande partie grâce à toi et l’équipe Cher Ange ! Ce fut un moment magique, absolument parfait comme nous l’avions rêvé !
Surtout, ce fut un plaisir de pouvoir organiser un mariage à notre image et vraiment personnalisé tout en évitant trop de stress. Nous avons pu profiter de chaque moment et de tous nos invités. Bref, un merveilleux souvenir !
Je pense que tout le monde nous l’a dit, « Karen est au top !! ». Nous ne manquerons pas de te recommander à nos amis qui auront la bonne idée de se marier à Bali 😉
CAPUCINE & JEROME, Hong-Kong, China
Tom & Hannah Keech, Perth, Australia
Thank you so so so much again for everything you have done for us. We had the most spectacular day and night!!
Absolutely unbelievable – we have had so many messages from all of our guests about how amazing everything was!!
A huge thank you to your caterer, their service was incredible and the food YUM YUM YUM
What a DJ!! My Mums partner has no sole left on the bottom of his shoe from dancing so much!! The florist did an amazing job of all our beautiful flowers!! A HUGE thank you to the staff at the Villa they were exceptional!!! And all the other suppliers involved… AMAAAAZZZIIINNNNGGGGG!!!!
Once again – we can’t thank you enough for being a part of our special day and making everything so magical… We will never forget it!!
TOM & HANNAH KEECH, Perth, Australia
CJ & YK, Tokyo, Japan
The wedding was wonderful. It was everything we wanted !
We loved the cake. It was very light but flavorful.
A big thank you to you and your team for all the planning and organizing as well as on the day coordination.
We couldn’t have done the wedding without you guys. You guys did an excellent job! It was above and beyond our expectations. Now that our wedding and vacation is over, we miss Bali.
Thank you again for making our wedding unforgettable.
CJ & YK, Tokyo, Japan
Tenille & Pete, Central Coast NSW, Australia
We are finally back home and resuming normal life (which sucks!) but I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself and your team for creating the most amazing night of my life.
From when we first met I knew we were in safe hands and you definitely didn’t disappoint. You made the entire process so easy and overcame every problem that came up with ease. Thanks to you there was no Bridezilla!
The venue, food, cocktails, lighting, flowers, ceremony set up, reception set up, fire dancers, DJ, photographers and videographers were all AMAZING. All of the suppliers you recommended to us were so professional and delivered a fantastic service.
Every single thing was taken care of on the wedding day so I could just relax with my guests and soak up the incredible wedding you had created for us. Every single one of our guests commented on the stunning set up and so many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to (I’m not surprised!)
I was blown away with every little detail and honestly felt like I was walking around in a dream. I’ll never be able to thank you enough.
TENILLE & PETE, Central Coast NSW, Australia