AYANA Zeitgeist

Translated from German, Zeitgeist means "the spirit of the moment", and is the key principle underpinning AYANA's service philosophy. Here, we share our inside tips and favorite haunts to help you experience the AYANA Zeitgeist.

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Yasunari Ishikawa and Rie Arimoto were the first couple to arrive at Rock Bar on New Year’s Day in 2013. Yasunari-san had planned to propose to his girlfriend on that day at the ocean-front bar, but alas, the January monsoon showed up, prompting him to take shelter at Sami Sami restaurant and pop the question there instead. Luckily she said yes, and they just got married at our cliff top wedding chapel only months after the swift and sweet proposal!

The gorgeous couple left no conversation off-topic as they re-enacted their story to Kumi Furuya, our Japanese Wedding Manager, upon their return to Japan after honeymooning at AYANA.

When and where did you both meet?

We met April 2012 in Japan, through common friends, and the rest – as they say-is history!

How long have you been in a relationship?

It took us three months after we first met to decide that we simply couldn’t live without each other, so we’ve been officially together since June 2012.

When and where did you propose to your spouse?

1st of January 2013 here at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

What was the reason you chose AYANA as your wedding venue?

It is a wonderful place to start with and we have so many memories here…

How long did you prepare for your wedding?

Only three months, we’re a very practical couple.

Who attended your wedding ceremony?

Rie’s parents and three of our closest friends.

Were you happy with the service from AYANA’s wedding planners?

We were very satisfied with the attention-to-detail. The day couldn’t have been better!

Any plans to come back to Bali in the future, for an anniversary or leisure visit perhaps?

Yes! Of course. Bali holds a very special place in our hearts, especially AYANA… We’ve heard that you’ve got great programs and facilities for children to enjoy, so when we have a child, we would love to visit again with our little family..

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