After our wedding this May 4, we were off to our honeymoon in Bali for 17 days of fun and adventure. Despite getting stuck in LA and Singapore due to flight delays and weather problems, we managed to make it half way around to the most beautiful, friendliest place in the world.
Avoiding the usual tourist haunts in the southern Bukit Peninsula, Susanne and I leisurely snaked our way around the eastern half of the island, visiting fabulous temples, hiking gorgeous rice paddies, snorkeling in the Bali sea and shopping for art in Ubud. You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect honeymoon — despite the much-publicized worries over terrorism and SARS, Bali was the safest, friendliest place we’ve probably ever visited.
For those of you who’d like to see our pictures of Bali, we’ve published our Bali Honeymoon Photo Gallery. The gallery is a collection of 21 exhibits covering the major sights and experiences of the trip. We hope you enjoy the pictures!
Yes, folks, it’s only taken us 12 years to get our act together, but Susanne and I finally got married! The big day happened on May 4, 2003 at the Gramercy Mansion, in rural Stevenson, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore. May 2003 was one of the wettest months on record here in the DC/Baltimore area, yet we managed to have one of of the few sunny Sunday afternoons of the season — perfect for an outdoor ceremony.
About 115 people attended the wedding, from close family and friends to even a few of my far-flung cousins from Australia, who happened to be in the “neighborhood” — London, actually — and decided to swing by at the last minute. Despite fears of rain, smashed wedding cake, lost tuxedoes and other potential disasters, the wedding went without a hitch — hopefully our family and friends had as much fun as we did!
If you’d like to see pictures of the wedding, please visit our wedding photo gallery. And be sure to explore the rest of our wedding website while you’re at it!