What happens when a perfectly looking couple chooses a perfectly looking wedding venue? A perfect wedding like this straightforward and gorgeous celebration we put together for Lesley and Ben! Hosted at a somewhat legendary hotel in Phuket — Sri Panwa — this wedding was a quintessence of elegance and lightness, stylish, but not over the top, personal and very emotional; it encompassed everything the couple was longing.
Lesley and Ben both have very friendly and outgoing personalities, and they wanted to spend the most important day of their lives with people most dear to them in a nice, laid-back atmosphere; so a destination wedding was a perfect choice. Staying at Sri Panwa that offers villa accommodation they spent their mornings enjoying time with their friends, getting ready and having fun.
The ceremony at Baba Nest, an iconic rooftop location with 360 views, was decorated in a delicate and almost minimalistic way, with open canopy delicately framed with white flowers and greenery. Lesley’s favorite color, icy blue, in bridesmaids’ dresses and bridal bouquet resonated so well with beautiful skies that day, — we were blessed with sunny weather despite being in the middle of rainy season.
Since reception dinners in Thailand always start past sunset, lighting plays a paramount role in dinner decor. By adding fresh greenery garlands to warm restaurant lighting, we created a whimsical, rustic-chic atmosphere, further enhanced by candles and laconic flower arrangements on the tables. Hand-drawn mirror seating chart helped guests find their seats for the celebration, with menus and name cards awaiting them on their seats, personally designed by the bride and her friends.
Speeches were a central part of the evening, bringing both tears and laughter, but always dearly emotional. With so much love in the air, it felt even more special when the bride and the groom took the dancefloor for their first dance, accompanied by Ben’s brother, singing live. Magic lights all around, champagne and great music, — it was a party to remember!
Planning and styling: The Wedding Bliss Thailand
Venue: Sri Panwa
Bridal MUAH: Lisa Allen
Bridesmaids MUAH: Top Make up Artist