When you’ve got amazing wedding vendors in your lineup – looking at you, The Wedding Bliss Thailand, IAMFLOWER, and Thecablookfotolab – there’s no question the big day will be perfection. Opting for a second celebration to follow their Hong Kong nuptials, Irena and Aaron looped in their dream-team to bring a destination wedding on Phuket island to life…and the gallery pretty much says it all. Minimalist romance, a candlelit dinner, and memories to last forever.
From Wedding Bliss… Glamorous and romantic couple, Irena and Aaron chose Phuket to host their second wedding celebrations with family and friends, following a larger and a more formal reception in Hong Kong.
Being a jeweler, Irena is very detail-oriented, and throughout the planning process we worked to create an organic and romantic look of the day. From leafy bouquets to candlelit dinner tables, everything was about minimalistic and nature-inspired beauty.
The bride looked amazing in her elegant yet sexy Katie May gown complemented with a classic Pronovias veil and pearl jewelry. The reception dinner, originally planned to be outside, had to be moved last minute indoors, yet we preserved the charm of intimate candlelit dinner with the help of lights and flowy drapes.
From the Bride… Aaron and I flew to Phuket with our family and wedding party one week prior wedding. Surprisingly, we weren’t as stressed as we thought we would be, and it must be the beautiful sunshine in Phuket! We actually had some fun time to ourselves chilling by the pool in our private villa.
Our guests started to arrive day by day from all around the world. It put a smile on my face to see all our guests having the best time on this beautiful island. It is amazing to have our family and friends greeting and hugging us as a collective display of their blessing. There is just nothing better than being surrounded by the people who bring you joy and hearty congratulations.
Unfortunately, the day before our wedding when we thought everything was going ever so smoothly, one thing we have never thought of happened – the passing of Thailand’s King. With our utmost respect, it was still hard to overcome the fact that a great number of changes were to apply to our wedding due to no celebrations were allowed during the mourning time. For instance, we had to cancel fireworks and our dinner which was originally held on the lawn by the beach under the stars had to move to indoors. We were really disappointed as we spent over a year planning our wedding. However, thanks to the amazing wedding team at Renaissance Phuket & Spa Hotel, they managed to still help us achieve the wedding of our dreams. We got to have our wedding ceremony outdoors as planned, with gorgeous set up and violists playing the music that Aaron took months to choose and arrange. We exchanged our personalised vows under the witness of our beloved parents and dearest family and friends. The weather had never been better. It was ever so dreamy and oh so perfect!
Because of this “unexpected incident”, our wedding became extra memorable and now Aaron and I have a great story to tell. We learnt that as long as we love each other, there is not any obstacle that we cannot overcome together. If things could have been different, I’d still not want anything to change on our wedding day. Because everything turned out perfectly and I love every bit of it!
Photography: Thecablookfotolab | Styling: The Wedding Bliss Thailand | Floral Design: IAMFLOWER | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations | Bride's shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Tailor Made | Groom's Suit: Harvey Nichols | Groomsmen Attire: Marks And Spencer | Venue: Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa | Jewelry and Accessories: The Fine Pearls | Veil: Pronovias | Wedding Band (Bride): De Beers | Wedding Band (Groom): Cartier | Wedding Planning + Coordination: The Wedding Bliss Thailand