Alright ladies and gentlemen….I need to warn you: You’re going to need to brace yourselves. What you’re about to see is the first installment of three of a crazy cool wedding. Its not like anything we’ve ever seen. Fortunately their amazing photographer, Jonas Peterson, gave us an explanation behind this incredible celebration so sit tight and we’ll walk you through it….
Meet Elora. From Jonas: “Elora used to be the head print designer for DKNY. She was raised in Bali because her father founded his jewellery business there in the 70s. John Hardy is a very interesting man. He built up this jewellery empire which he decided to sell after he watched Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. He then went on to found a “Green School” in Bali. It’s all about living an ecological life. If you have time he’s done a TED talk about his change of direction. He went from being the largest private employer in Bali to running a school.
His daughter is fascinating in the same way. After becoming an overnight hit in NYC, she met her future husband Rajiv, and they decided to move back to Bali, where Elora now builds insanely beautiful houses made from bamboo. She’s also talked on TED about her journey.