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Tropical Beachside Thailand Wedding

Before you dive head first into the stunning flowers or the gorgeous beach behind today’s wedding, take a look at this picture. Where the bride and groom are smiling so big, you just know that they could have been married in paper bags and still be thrilled. Okay, now go on to all of the crazy beautiful details because if the couple had you at hello, the rest – photographed by CJK Visuals – will melt your heart. More here!








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From CJK VisualsI had never met Brian and Elaine, but we were connected through their wedding planner, Nanya. I knew that I would be traveling to Thailand from late March to mid April, so I reached out to Nanya in hopes that I could photograph an amazing couple while on my backpacking trip around the beautiful country. Luckily, she had booked Elaine and Brian and they were in need of a photographer!

Fast forward a few months later, and I’m meeting Nanya, Brian, and Elaine the day before the wedding at the gorgeous beachside reception. The next morning, the skies were a bit cloudy but the day was GORGEOUS. A precautionary tent was put up with calls for rain, but thankfully, the ceremony was still able to be out in the open underneath the tall palm trees! It did downpour for a bit during the reception, but everyone was too busy celebrating and dancing inside the tent to care

Elaine and Brian currently live in Hong Kong, but have family from Wales, Australia, several Asian countries, and more that all flew to Phuket for this gorgeous wedding! It just goes to show how loved and amazing they are! I had such an amazing time with these two, their friends, family, and incredible vendors!

From The Bride… I met Brian back in 2011, having relocated from London to Hong Kong for work. Not knowing anyone in this new shiny city, mutual friends from London played cupid and put us in touch. What can I say? That was nearly 4 years ago, a proposal, a ring and now a wedding!

Both being beach lovers, we knew instantly a destination wedding was for us. With Brian being from the UK and myself from Australia via Malaysia, Phuket seemed the perfect location, accessible for all the guests travelling in from across the globe. We viewed several resorts but when we set foot into Jivana Villa, on Natai Beach, it was an immediate YES! The private villa is a true piece of Thai paradise with a large, coconut tree lined lawn with a gorgeous secluded beach as the backdrop.

For the wedding theme and décor, I’m a great lover of jazz and all things vintage. I ran with a Great Gatsby theme so the vision was filled with colours of gold, silver, sparkles, and touches of black & white. One of my favourite parts of planning the wedding was creating a mood board to help pull together the look I wanted to achieve. Our wedding planners, Wedding Bliss, were absolutely amazing with the execution. They really delivered on every meticulous detail, combining their expertise with our bits and pieces of DIY, from the beautiful pictures frames that my dear sister managed to source and the spray-glued gold glitter votive holders completed the night before!

We were lucky enough to find Caitlin, our photographer from Maryland US, who happened to be in Phuket at the same time. A high recommendation from Wedding Bliss, Caitlin’s natural talent captured so many beautiful moments.

Finally, my wedding gown was created by a Hong Kong designer, Noel Chu. Not only does she have an exceptional design eye, but she is incredibly warm and professional and made me feel like a true part of the design process. The lace and feathery details on the dress were flawless and it truly was the wedding gown of my dreams.

What made the wedding truly special was the presence of our families and friends. We are incredibly lucky to have shared our special day with each and every one of our guests, who traveled far and wide. This is what a destination wedding is about!

Photography: CJK Visuals | Planner: Wedding Bliss By Nanya | Florist: Peony | Wedding Dress: Noel Chu Atelier | Wedding Cake: Les Anges | Reception Venue: Jivana Villas | Shoes: Manolo Blaknik | Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Caterer: Two Chefs | Makeup: Gloria Chan | Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss | Hair + Makeup: Bridal Makeup And Hair | Head Piece: Jennifer Behr | Light + Sound: Final Cut

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Romantic Thailand Destination Wedding

This wedding right here, this unbelievably romantic and glamorous bash, is something out of a movie. That’s all I could think of as I went through Sandra Aberg’s beautiful photos, over and over again. The Wedding Bliss and IAMFLOWER worked magic, creating a wedding wonderland for these two lovebirds to say “I do” and we’re the lucky ones who get to obsess over these photos all day long.

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From Sandra Aberg… The story of how Bo and Nat met is like a fairytale. Their first meeting was 13 years ago. Bo was studying architecture at Cornell University and returned to Thailand for a short visit. During her time back she attended a university presentation with her best friend, and the professor giving the talk was Nat. They both remember each other from that first encounter. Nat remembers a skinny young girl that was not his student and Bo remembers the handsome architect. That was their first meeting but they did not see each other again until 10 years later on an airplane to Singapore.

Bo was going to see the World Architecture Festival and Nat was going to be a judge at the competition, and they recognised each other right away. They ended up spending the next four days together with their common friends and quickly realised how many common interests they had like design, arts, and architecture.

Bo had just moved back to Thailand after spending four years working in Shanghai, so Nat offered to show her around Bangkok for upcoming special arts events and exhibitions and they both grew very fond of each other. There was just one problem…

Bo’s father, a Chairman of Central Group, one of Thailand’s biggest conglomerates, had asked his daughter to sign a contract when she was 14 years old and before she was sent to study abroad. The contract stated that she should not have a boyfriend until she graduated!

Bo was confident and knew that Nat was the right one for her so she ran to her mother and asked for advice on how to make her father accept Nat as her boyfriend. Her mother arranged a meeting between Nat and Bo’s father. Bo’s father agreed to meet Nat but not for a general lunch or dinner. Instead, he requested to have an official one-on-one interview with Nat with the purpose of finding out if Nat would be the right one for Bo. He didn’t want the billionaire son-in-law but instead wanted to see the guy who was smart and had a good heart with great ambition, a guy who could take care of his daughter in life’s best and worst situations. After the first meeting, Nat passed the first round but was asked for more interviews with Bo’s family. After many interviews and tests Nat finally got approved by all members. Nat then surprised Bo with a proposal at The Siam Hotel Bangkok, the place where they had their first official date.

After a big celebration in Bangkok, Bo and Nat decided to have a destination wedding to celebrate with only their close friends and family, which was about 250 people from all over the world. They chose Phuket as the destination due to the beauty of the beach and scenery. Also, they fell in love with the brand new hotel, Point Yamu by Como, situated at the tip of a peninsula with a stunning panoramic view. As architects they fell in love with the design and structure of the building and it just felt right from the first time they walked in there. To help them plan this amazing event they had the wedding planners from The Wedding Bliss take care of all the details and decor.

From The Wedding BlissThis wedding was the wedding of the year in Thailand and had to be treated that way. Nothing was left to chance and every detail of the day was carefully planned. Bo and Nat wanted a pure romantic western styled wedding at Point Yamu by Como and wanted to begin with a Christian wedding ceremony followed by a sunset cocktail reception and dinner.

Inspired by the already stunning scenery and amazing design, we created a beautiful outdoor venue on the main lawn of the hotel with a view of the ocean as a backdrop for both the ceremony and the dinner. The location was decorated with chandeliers and hanging flowers to create a complete luxury dream fairytale wedding. The colours were rustic gold mixed with blush pink, white and greens.

To enhance their common interest in architecture, the registration table was decorated with the couples favourite architect books and the wedding favour was an architect ruler with the tag written “The Measure of Love is to Love without Measure.” We also created a gallery with images from their engagement session hanging from the outdoor roof with jars with flowers and ivy to enhance the couples love for art. In the pool area we put up a big Bo & Nat structure to create a nice backdrop for pictures and fun.

The overall feel was inspired by Bo’s unique character and style – a beautiful feminine woman with both elegance and class. We came up with the idea of transforming the whole lawn into a European flower garden. We used all imported flowers such as Pink David Austin Rose, Soft Pink Cymbidium, Ivory Rose, Soft pink Ranunculus and grey leaf. Both the ceremony and the reception was held in this amazing setting and was changed from ceremony to dinner in under two hours to great delight and surprise for all the guests that in the meantime were enjoying the sunset reception at the pool.

Photography: Sandra Aberg Photography | Cinematography: Narakorn Photography | Floral Design: IAMFLOWER | Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Invitations: Rabbit on the Moon | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Anyallerie | Groom's Attire: Button Up | Wedding Venue: Point Yamu By COMO | Graphic Design: Farmgroup | Groom’s Bow Tie: Lanvin | Lighting & Sound: Final Cut AV Phuket | Makeup & Hair Day 1: Kanakorn Kamjatpai | Makeup Day 2: Nontapat Amornchai | Ribbon: Sling Ribbon & bow | Second Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Veil: Oscar de la Renta | Wedding Planning: The Wedding Bliss By Nanya

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Bangkok Engagement Session

The images in this engagement shoot are nothing short of dreamy, and this couple is nothing short of adorable. But just when you think this engagement session is just as perfect as it could possibly be, it gets even better. Because the couple below also happen to be the talents behind Mildly The Film, and their love for each other and film photography shines bright in this gallery.


From Mildly The FilmFor this engagement session, we talked and planned with a couple for this photo shoot. Early morning, we walked and shoot around the city, looking for landmarks. The yellow and orange buildings are Ministry of Defence. We went to Emerald Buddha Temple and The Grand Palace. In the afternoon, we went to Nongbon Water Sport Center which is place for kayaking and windsurfing. We shoot until sunset.

However, let me introduce myself. We are couple. My name is Toey and my girlfriend is Jin. We are living in Bangkok, Thailand. Both of us are falling in love with handcrafts, food, old stuffs and film cameras. We love pastel color tone. That’s why we start to learn to shoot film. Film photography in Thailand is very less popular comparing to Japan or EU. Our company called “mildly the film” was launched 1st January 2014. This is our very first year in the business.

Photography: Mildly The Film | Building: Ministry Of Defence | Lake: Nong Bon Water Sport | Palace: The Grand Palace | Temple: Emerald Buddha Temple

Destination Beach Wedding in Thailand

Beyond a simply beautiful destination wedding, this Phuket soiree is so much more. The stunning Bride in Inbal Dror with her mint and coral ‘maids, the newlywed kiss framed by lush florals, and well, Johnny Depp was there! The baby elephant named Johnny Depp, that is. It’s a Thailand fete planned by The Wedding Bliss By Nanya that’ll have you smiling at every turn. Head to the full gallery from Brooke Merrill Photography for more!

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From The Wedding Bliss By NanyaKelly was living in New York when she got a last minute invite to join her coworker Kolby and his girlfriend Michelle for a weekend in Palm Springs. The Coachella Music festival was in town and they had an extra ticket with her name on it. Being a huge music fan, Coachella gave Kelly the perfect reasons for an impromptu weekend getaway.

The hotel in the desert left something to be desired but it did have a pool and in-between concerts was packed full with fellow festival attendees. It was here that Kelly’s friend Kolby met Randy, and the two quickly bonded over everything especially their shared love for LCD Soundsystem, Kelly’s favorite band. Kolby invited his new friend to meet back up with them later that evening to watch a show.

Kelly remembers how excited Kolby was to tell her about an awesome guy he had met that he wanted to introduce her to, named Randy. Reluctantly Kelly agreed but ended up having the best time. At the end of the weekend they exchanged numbers and from that point on they were inseparable.

They continued to see each other after their weekend at Coachella ended, each making cross-country flights from Los Angeles to New York. Their long distance romance lasted for more than a year when Kelly decided to take a position in Los Angeles to be closer to Randy.

It wasn’t long after Kelly arrived, that Randy started ring shopping, and his first stop was Harry Winston where he chose a gorgeous, cushion cut diamond engagement ring. Planning the proposal turned out to be a little trickier. Randy decided he wanted to propose during the Coachella Music festival at the tiny hotel where they first met. Kelly was in the room rushing to get ready when Randy came in. He wanted her to sit down so he could talk with her, but she was already running late and started getting annoyed that he wasn’t ready himself.

She was about to get up so she could continue getting ready when he dropped to his knee and proposed. She had no idea. Through tears of happiness Kelly managed to give Randy an answer…Yes.

Randy and Kelly decided on a destination wedding but didn’t know where they wanted it to be. Randy’s roommate Dan suggested they look into Phuket. He had just returned from a trip there and had fallen in love with the gorgeous white sand beaches, amazing food, and friendly locals. After researching Phuket on the Internet, Randy and Kelly decided it would be perfect.

Kelly knew she needed help coordinating the wedding from afar and contacted Nanya Tanthapaiboon, a luxury wedding planner of The Wedding Bliss. Nanya and her team made sure every detail was perfect, overseeing everything from the welcome dinner to the private cruise the couple planned as a surprise for their guests the day after the wedding.

Randy and Kelly wanted their wedding to be an experience for their guests, as well as reflect their love of music and beach life. They chose The Surin Phuket for their ceremony and reception location because they fell in love with the gorgeous beaches, private villas, and breathtaking views.

After making the 22-hour flight from Los Angeles to Phuket guests were greeted with a welcome dinner followed by a late night dance party. Kelly and Randy love to dance and incorporated music and or dancing into every part of their amazing wedding.

On the day of the wedding, Nanya and her team set to work laying out the ceremony location. I Am Flower of Phuket did an amazing job creating the wedding arch by filling it with orchids, coral-color roses, and other vibrant tropical. Even the chairs were decorated with the most amazing tropical garlands that hung along the backside.

Once guests arrived they were greeted with a glass of champagne and as they took their seats. Local musician Moody Paul performed an outstanding acoustic reggae session.

As the ceremony began, Randy just beamed as Kelly and her dad made their way to the sand. Kelly looked absolutely stunning in her fitted Inbal Dror wedding dress and veil and danced all the way down the aisle as Moody played a cover of Jason Mraz’s song “I’m Yours”.

Since Kolby was the one who first introduced Kelly and Randy back in Palm Springs they thought it was only fitting that he be the one to marry them. Instead of traditional vows the couple selected their favorite lyrics from songs and recited them to each other.

When Kelly and Randy were finally pronounced husband and wife they walked down the aisle and found a surprise waiting for them. A baby elephant named Johnny Depp was there to bring luck and good fortune to the newlywed couple and their guests.

Even though it had been raining on and off for the entire day the rain let up just in time for the ceremony but began again shortly after. The best part of the wedding was when the bride and groom made their grand entrance. They headed to the dance floor and their friends and family gathered around them. The rain began to come down again while they danced to their favorite song, “Dance yourself clean,” by LCD Sound System. No one cared. They turned the music up and had a dance party in the rain. It was awesome.

Later in the evening guests headed back to the beach for a private firework show, and when it was time to turn the music off Kelly and Randy handed out wireless headphones for a silent disco after party. It was amazing.

Photography: Brooke Merrill Photography | Cinematography: Toxi Pen | Wedding Planner: The Wedding Bliss By Nanya | Floral Design: I Am Flower Phuket | Ring: Harry Winston | Wedding Venue: The Surin Phuket | Light & Sound: Final Cut AV

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Thailand Beach Wedding Film

From a sweet, emotional ceremony to fun on the beach and an all out party on the dance floor, this Thailand wedding fete captured by Daniel Baci is full of joy. It’s the kind of celebration where guests come from near and far, where smiles are abundant and one that you want to last forever. Press play for all the fun!

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By Daniel Baci Photography… It was a perfect day with a perfect setting for this international couple whom now call Hong Kong home till the moment the ceremony started and the weather turned from sunny/overcast to a downpour! But that didn’t stop us from filming nor did it stop the couple from having a beautiful ceremony, once the ceremony ended the sun came shinning down and the entire wedding party came to life!

Photography: Jaran Kaewklam | Photography: Mambo | Ceremony Venue: Trisara Resort | Makeup Artist: Lisa Allen | Daniel Baci: Videographer | Phuket Weddings & Events: Maria & Peter | Wedding DJ: Benjamin Jenkins