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This Wedding Planner Promises to Control What No One Else Can-The Weather

Phrativi "Tivi" Dyah has a creative method to keep nuptials sunny.
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Rain on your wedding day: it's the universal woe as far as nuptials go—even Alanis Morissette (un)ironically sang about it on her seminal album. But what if there was a way to guarantee that nary a drop would fall on your outdoor "I do?"

Phrativi "Tivi" Dyah has found a solution.


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Phrativi "Tivi" Dyah

An event planner and hotelier, Tivi is a member of the Ubud Royal Family on the Indonesian island of Bali. After marrying a tjokorda, or prince, she developed a special reverence for the cosmic energy surrounding her husband's jungle-clad kingdom famously depicted in Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love.

When she's not preparing offerings for temple ceremonies or attending so-called life cycle rites, Tivi brings Ubud’s signature mysticism to her career: controlling the weather to ensure the success of her high-profile events.


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Since 2014 Tivi has focused her wedding planning services on the Ritz-Carlton Bali in Nusa Dua—a resort that feels purpose-built for nuptials with its thick strand of sand out back and a modernist beachside chapel resembling some kind of alien bird cage.

The hotel's full-time priest is Tivi's point person when it comes to the weather. "Besides his daily blessings, the priest makes dedicated offerings to the gods that guard the area asking them to protect an upcoming event from rain," she explains.

For extra measure, she also keeps a husband-and-wife team of healers in her coterie. Warmana and War Tri are skilled meditation practitioners who take clumps of earth from the upcoming event site, and, while fasting,"synchronize their energies with the surrounding nature to move the clouds."


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Tivi’s most recent gig was a four-night, 700-guest extravaganza for the family of an Indian real estate and textile magnate, but she counts a five-day photoshoot for a prestigious-but-picky publication during the depths of monsoon season to be her biggest accomplishment as of late.

Rainstopping services are offered only by special request for $400—pocket change considering it provides must-needed peace of mind before walking down the aisle. And in case you were wondering, Tivi's success rate is 100 percent.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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