Harriet and Paul’s wedding was special to us in a sense that they selected a venue that was our dream working place for a long time. And we’re talking about Amari Phuket Resort & Spa, a beachfront resort located so close to Patong centre, you’d never believe it! A haven of serenity and 5-star service with amazing views of Patong Bay, with a quick and easy access to the crazy nightlife Patong has to offer. Being party people themselves, Harriet and Paul couldn’t miss this opportunity and this decision was the first one of many that made their wedding celebration simply unforgettable.
Along the planning process, the couple didn’t cease to surprise us with their various and numerous hobbies, which also had a very important place in their lives. To start with, they met at a skiing resort in French Canada, traveled the world for their anniversaries, and got engaged on a helicopter ride over downtown Chicago (where Harriet is actually from). How cool is that?
Thailand was Harriet’s travel-dream destination, so the decision to have their wedding in Phuket came very naturally. Besides, it was the golden mean for their guests, who mostly flew from US, Canada and Australia.
The wedding ceremony took its place on a charming little lawn of Amari grounds, overlooking the bay. Harriet wanted it to look classy, yet, reflect the fact that it’s a destination wedding in Thailand, so we’ve chosen to place the altar between two beautiful palm trees. Soft, feminine, muted pink and always classic white made a perfect color combination, and together with the rich greens of tropical trees were a perfect balance between elegance and liveliness.
As the ceremony finished, our bride and groom together with the bridal party continued with a photoshoot on a unique jetty, as the guests were enjoying their cocktails watching the sun go down.
Anyone who was present at this wedding could easily say that this couple is a lot of fun. The fact that they were introduced to their reception dinner with The Game of Thrones theme brought a storm of applause and a great portion of laughter, setting the mood for the whole night. A good friend was DJing all night long, and we could feel that everybody in the room was eagerly waiting to hit the dancefloor!
Since the dinner took place in an indoor area, we worked with fairy lights to give it a romantic and dreamy feel, that wouldn’t at the same time create an overload. The canopy turned out beautifully and wasn’t asking for big additional flower decoration, that we kept low-sitting on the table.
Food is worth special mentioning: as a dedicated foodie the bride paid special attention to make sure that the wedding menu is well-balanced and sophisticated, yet light enough to let people dance hard afterward. Light Italian aperitif with top-class parma ham and parmesan, followed by a 3-course Italian dinner menu, including house-made bread, pasta, and steaks, — creations of a talented Roman chef Patrizia, didn’t leave anyone indifferent.
A special gem of the night was the party. It was held at the above-mentioned jetty — a unique location, fresh night breeze, groovy music, custom-made Martinis, and a happy, loving couple, — what else could one possibly need for a dream wedding?
Venue: Amari Phuket
Photography: Sandra Aberg
Planning and Styling: The Wedding Bliss Thailand
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