Komodo cruise is highly popular ever since the secret of Komodo dragons spread to the world. And now, more people is coming to Labuan Bajo to enjoy the breathtaking landscape. A surreal part of the world with undulating hills, savannah-covered terrain, empty and sugary beaches, and brilliant sea. Today, Komodo is no longer an escape destination. A number of couple have seen Komodo boats—those wooden phinisi liveaboard travelers use for sailing around Komodo—as a unique alternative to beachside wedding. After all, who can resist the blue and breezy settings?
With the advance of Komodo cruise, launching a boat wedding is no longer an impossible mission. Today, Labuan Bajo has the most luxurious and spacious phinisi boats that will be suitable to throw a private boat wedding. Some remote islands near the Komodo National Park has also opened a private resort in case you need larger spaces to accommodate the guests. Some couple prefer the latter as they can take a solemn vow in the boat and proceed to have a beachside reception at the resort.
Whether you planned to take the nuptial vow in one of private resort’s beach or straight in the cruise, here are some ideas to decorate your cruise soirée.
Choose Komodo Cruise with 20 – 30+ Capacity of Passengers
Labuan Bajo is famous with their wooden phinisi boat, which usually carry 8 – 30 person on board. The boat size make for an intimate trip, but might only be ideal for a small scale wedding. Before going overboard with decoration details, spent a time to look for big boats that can cater up to 30 person onboard. This should be enough to accommodate the bride and groom’s closest families.
No matter how minimum your guests is, your cruise should be spacious.
A Beach Appropriate Wear for Bride and Grooms
Throwing a wedding in a sailing boat is quite different than having one in solid ground. In a beachside setting like this, it’s best to keep the bride’s dress simple. Safe the 3m long tailed wedding gown for church wedding. The long gown will catch more sticky sands that will be quite a pain after the reception. Opt for simpler and more comfortable wedding dress—flowy, bohemian and casual can compliment the casual vibes. The groom? Just follow the bride’s style!
Wood and Linen Arch
Prepare the special place to tie the knot by having an elegant wood and linen arch. Simply decorate the wooden arch with flowing fabrics and a bucket of flowers that compliments the scenery.
Speaking of flowers, no wedding is complete without one. Pick a color scheme that will go with the nautical theme, such as pastels and auburn or white and green with a little touch of pastel blue. To save some space, tie your flower decorations into small buckets and place them into jars or strategic corners in the ship rather than lining up the whole Komodo cruise with flowers.
Thicken the nautical setting in your cruise wedding with elements of the sea like driftwood, knots, white-blue strip ribbon, seashell, and starfish. Since you are in Komodo, why don’t you put wooden Komodo miniature to add unique touch to your cruise wedding? However, please resists any desire to bottled up the rosy sands of Komodo’s Pink Beach, no matter how pretty it is.
As you make the marriage vow in the cruise, now we can safely say, the ship is sailing! Have a happy jolly seaside wedding!