This week, Conrad Bali (compare rates|buy direct) launches "Beyond Infinity Dream Weddings", a wedding design competition designed to test newly engaged couples' creative skills. If you're an engaged couple with some design chops, put them to use in this contest: contestants with the best designs get a chance to win honeymoon gifts that include a romantic stay at the luxurious Conrad Bali Suites.
Participating couples will be given graphic design guidelines for their main task: to create a collage of iconic images illustrating their idea for a dream wedding event. They'll need to incorporate Conrad Bali's various outdoor wedding venues into their designs.
They'll be working with a series of impressive wedding backdrops. Each wedding location is set amidst 6.8 hectares of tropical gardens, with tranquil lagoons and cascading waterfalls. Unique characteristics set each one apart: The Ocean Garden venue provides open manicured lawn stretching to the Indian Ocean; the Infinity Gardens frame a picturesque private garden with the Infinity chapel as part of the scenery, while a stunning water fountain takes center stage at the Floating Garden. Venue images created by Bali's top wedding photographer, Ricky & Co. provide a rich source of material for contestants to use.
The Conrad Bali itself is set in an expansive tropical garden with views you won't find anywhere else: a 350-meter beachside promenade provides an endless backdrop for the Infinity chapel and facilities for up to 400 people. Set against the sea, the Conrad Bali's Infinity chapel is a triangular-shaped glass structure elevated above the property gardens and sea level. (Top image: exterior of the Infinity Chapel; above: Infinity Chapel interior.)
The Chapel has been covered by numerous travel and wedding publications. Its surrounding gardens recently received a Best Landscape award by Jakarta-based Indonesia Design magazine.
"With nature and classic Conrad service entwined and with the perfect tranquility of the Infinity chapel set amongst it all, the Conrad Bali offers couples and their guests a stunning wedding venue set in spectacular natural beauty," writes Lee Turner, publisher of Dream Weddings Bali Style.
Contestants' entries will be placed onto the Conrad Bali Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ConradBali) for shortlist consideration. (Gentle reminder: All images used in Beyond Infinity contest entries must be "usage rights free", otherwise you risk disqualification.) Only one entry will qualify for the grand prize, valued at US$6,812++:
- Four nights' stay at a Conrad Suite (see image below)
- Return airport transfer
- One-time "The Royal Touch" spa treatment for two at Jiwa Spa
- One time Romantic Dinner for two
- Exclusive 2-hour photo shoot at Conrad Bali including Infinity, with photographer, your choice of bridal gown and suit for photo shoot
"Beyond Infinity" contest deadline is on March 4, 2012. The winning couple will be announced on March 8, 2012, the day Conrad Bali celebrates its 8th anniversary.
"Conrad Bali will celebrate our 8th anniversary next year. In line with our anniversary celebrations, we'd like to leverage on Beyond Infinity Dream Weddings to encourage couples to be as creative and imaginative as possible when it comes to planning their own big day," explains Michael Burchett, Conrad Bali's general manager. "The Beyond Infinity program will also facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas between wedding couples via our online community - whether they're planning to tie the knot or celebrate special events here at our resort."
(Images courtesy of Conrad Bali, used with permission.)