bebek | derrick & bonny

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in indonesia, international, whatnot | 9 Comments
bebek | derrick & bonny

international wedding: kayumanis nusa dua spa and resort bali, indonesia | photo: bunn salarzon

hotel california was playing inside my head as i walk from bonny’s villa to derrick’s early on during their wedding day. no, no, it wasn’t the music i’m using for their video and not that there’s something wrong about it except for the fact that the band who played this song actually offered their souls to the devil in exchange for fame. it’s my body’s natural defensive response to control panic and excitement from getting a little bit too much.

two days before the wedding, just minutes after gen and i met the couple for the first time, i remember derrick saying we’re part of the family right then. moments later, bonny was singing her version of i finally found someone. it was that kind of chemistry that made us instantly at home.

it was our first time documenting a muslim ceremony and frankly, as the song in my head continued playing, i had no idea what was about to unfold. all i knew however, was that they have this beautiful resort dressed up with a floating stage on the pool and a couple of extremely different culture is about to merge.

our stay in bali was absolutely phenomenal. not only did we experience the local traditions, we got to enjoy the sights and the food with the best company all the way from italy, thailand, laos, cambodia, US, mexico and indonesia. we couldn’t ask for anything more.

bonny looked like a goddess. she took everybody’s breath away when she walked down that floating aisle. soon enough, emotions were overflowing. it was one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever witnessed.

moments before we said goodbye to the couple one last time, bonny said we’re part of the family now. not one second during our stay that we didn’t feel like it! =)


  1. Bunn Salarzon
    July 21, 2011

    It was such a pleasure to be able to work with you two– such an AMAZING duo! The same-day edit was so cool to see in person. You two are not only talented, but so sweet. I’m not worthy! :)

  2. Derrick
    July 22, 2011

    I do not know how they do it; but words cannot express how much Phoeben Teocson and Gen Teocson has done to make our day a very special day. I am still at awe at how this could all be done in a matter of hours to play during the reception. All of the guests were amazed by the storytelling abilities these two have.

    They came as suppliers but we are very proud to call them as friends and more so as family now. Much love and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the emotions that day.

  3. bonny
    July 23, 2011

    love every emotions in that video.thank you so much Gen and Bim!!!u make the wedding perfect!lovely!!!

  4. Mary Tous
    July 25, 2011

    My lovely friend… From Colombia I send you my best wishes to you and bonny!
    Congratulation… Love is in the air!!!!!!
    I miss you a lot!!!!!

  5. bim
    July 27, 2011

    the pleasure is ours bonny and derrick! we are forever grateful for the great time we had there in bali! hope to see you again soon…maybe in oregon!

  6. Derrick
    July 30, 2011

    Mary, thank you! It’s been a long time my friend. You should’ve came to the wedding all the way from Colombia!

    Bim, as always, you guys are more than welcome to come to Portland! We would love to host you and Gen anytime.

  7. sasha
    June 21, 2012

    can you please tell me the song? it’s very very sweet.. thanks :)

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