Take my advice and clear the rest of your afternoon schedule. Because when Ryan Ray sends us a wedding, it’s a hold-the-phones and stop-all-else sort of situation. His images speak straight our wedding-loving souls and when a vendor team like Luxury Events Phuket, Bows + Arrows and Joy Proctor are involved? It’s a recipe for perfection. If you have yet to see the bridal session start here, followed by a viewing of Lovell Productions amazing film below, and sit tight for part two coming up next. (Pssst: there’s even more in The Vault!)
From Joy Proctor… It was an absolute pleasure to help Verna & Tino design their wedding. Verna had a clean vision of what she wanted for the wedding; organic yet elegant, romantic and intimate. We began designing shortly after the invitations had been printed which left a lot of room to create something magical. After a few phone calls, I created an inspiration board and design proposal detailing all my ideas for layout, welcome gifts, flowers, stationary, ceremony, tables and all those special little touches.
We set up a walk through in Thailand to meet and view the beautiful property and confirm all our plans a month prior to the wedding. Verna and I walked through the entire event, planning special design details for each event, and thinking through all the logistical details to ensure a phenomenal guest experience! Planning for the tropical Thai weather, I suggested an open sided, U shaped tent, so that guests would be covered in the case of rain while still being able to appreciate the beautiful environment. The phenomenal production team, BIC built the chairs, bars, tables and tent exactly to my specifications. The result was an exquisite, intimate weekend.
Guests arrived at the Koh Samui airport greeted by a wooden sign with organic greenery swag, cold towels, and welcome bags containing a local sim card, water and a snack. Upon arrival an Samujana, guests met their Villa manager, who offered them an in house menu, as well as gave them the opportunity to sign up for a variety of classes throughout the weekend, including yoga, cooking and muay thai.
The day of the wedding guests were greeted with cold towels and a welcome beverage on the ocean front lawn. As the ceremony began, the bridal party entered down a pathway lit by more than 300 candles. Guests stood as the bride made her way down the aisle, lined with a lush pathway of growing flowers. The bride and groom exchanged vows between organic floral arrangements. After the ceremony champagne, signature drinks and appetizers were passed to guests as they mingled on lounge furniture as the sun set.
Photography: Ryan Ray Photography | Cinematography: Lovell Productions | Coordination: Luxury Events Phuket | Event Design: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Invitations: Lauhaus | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Catering: Go Samui Catering | Hair + Makeup: Gabbie Lee | Venue: Samujana | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: BIC Phuket