Being a wedding planner in Thailand for the last 4 years, we’ve witnessed a lot of couples saying “I do” to each other over a beautiful backdrop of Andaman sea. However, every single wedding still touches our hearts, and the reason is: all love stories are different.
Betsey and David were dreaming about a villa wedding in Thailand, and we’re glad they trusted us with their dream. With attention to every small detail, together with Betsey, we made sure that this day will stay unforgettable both for the couple and all their guests. Luxury villa, a beautiful sunset, bright emotions, happy smiles, — pictures speak better than words.
With this blog, we invite you to learn a little more about our main heroes here, and their reflections on a destination wedding in Thailand.
How and where did you meet?
We met 7.5 years ago when we worked at the same company in London. We didn’t work together directly but we got talking one Friday night on a company night out and it all started from there!
How did the groom propose?
We spent Christmas 2013 in Sri Lanka – we were traveling along the south coast for two weeks. We went for a walk along the beach on Christmas Eve to catch the sunset and he pretended to take a photo of me. When he showed me the ‘photo’ he had just taken of me, it was actually a photo of a diamond 🙂 We then had the ring made in Hong Kong.
Why did you choose a destination wedding in Phuket?
We wanted a small, intimate wedding and have always loved Asia and the idea of getting married somewhere hot and exotic. We had both been to Thailand a few years back together and Phuket had so many stunning venue options overlooking the sea, it was a great option for us now living in HK and an excuse to get our friends out to Asia from the UK.
What is the most memorable moment of the wedding day and why?
There’s so many, I can’t really pinpoint one. The nerves and excitement just before walking out across the villa and down the aisle to the ceremony were really special. I also loved the speeches in the evening by my Dad, David, and his best men. They made me both laugh and cry.
Any recommendations for the couples also planning on a destination wedding?
Spend time thinking about what kind of wedding venue in Thailand you want as a lot of other decisions are made around them – hotel or villa, is it private or will you be overlooked (the privacy thing was important to us), with hotels everything is more packaged but villas you can tailor things more.
Also, over-invite on the guest list. We were quite conservative as we knew our venue allowed max. 50 and didn’t account for many dropouts (it’s a shame but it’s a consideration in thinking about who you really want there). With all weddings, there are friends and family that really think they’re able to come, but then can’t at the last minute and this is more so with a destination wedding as people need to travel, get time off work, etc.
Spend a few days after the wedding to chill out, relax and take it all in.
Photo credit @darinimages