When the bride and the groom originated from different countries and cultures, we can be sure that the wedding will have its special charm — either in location, decoration, or simply in something elusive but alluring like the mood and atmosphere.
When you think of weddings in Thailand, tropical-themed beach side weddings are definitely the first things that come to mind. Diane and Giacomo opted for a different approach and decided on a traditional church ceremony to respect the Italian Catholic tradition of Giacomo’s home country. The simple church interior was complemented with arrangements of native to Thailand orchids, which added a “destination” element into this tradition.
As the bride and the groom walked out from the church showered with rice and flower petals, they further made their way into their “Just Married” tuk-tuk — a traditional Thai carriage typically used as a local taxi. With this cute and authentic transport, they set off for a portrait shoot in a rubber plantation nearby.
Accurate lines of rubber trees are amazingly lit at sunset time — coming through their thin and elegant branches, the light becomes lucent, a liquid gold if you wish.
Continuing the celebration of Diane and Giacomo’s union, the couple headed to a private villa with a stunning Andaman sea view for their wedding reception. Guests were greeted by a traditionally dressed Thai hostess and a friendly and happy baby elephant. A little later at the reception, guests were enjoying their drinks and canapes with gorgeous views of the sun slowly soaking into the sea.
The reception decoration was kept clean and simple so that it wouldn’t catch a slice of attention from the already gorgeous reception location.
Photography: Sandra Aberg
Planning and Styling: The Wedding Bliss Thailand
MUAH: Lisa Allen
Ceremony Venue: St Joseph Church Phuket
Reception Venue: Villa Aye
Catering: Tablespoon Phuket
Cake: Les Anges Phuket