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Romantic + Fashionable Thailand Wedding Inspiration

Rainbows and sunshine aren’t guaranteed every day and that even includes your wedding day. So when drops began to fall during this shoot at Sandra Åberg’s  “A Touch of Fashion” photography workshop, well, they went with it. And the results? Gorgeous as ever. With The Wedding Bliss Thailand leading all planning and design and I Am Flower decking out the venue with beautiful blooms, these pics before us are stunning, chic and have us dreaming of romantic destinations; more in our Vault here!

From Sandra Åberg PhotographyThis is a styled shoot that came out of my “A Touch of Fashion Workshop” in Phuket, Thailand with the incredible wedding planners The Wedding Bliss Thailand. The ceremony at the pool was nothing short of incredible – in the middle of the ceremony a storm started – but the bride and groom were both already soaked and I honestly wished right then and there that this was a real wedding – to embrace the moments like this good or bad and make the absolute most of it is what marriage is all about. Nature can never be controlled, but as luck would have it after the storm the sky opened up and the most incredible light flooded the scene making for some beautiful images.

From The Wedding Bliss ThailandCreating a dream wedding was a lot of fun to work on! As we’re based on Phuket we always get inspired by its breathtaking views of the infinite sea. There’s always a special joy in being able to create dream weddings for our couples in such surroundings. But when it came to defining what the dream wedding is for us, we suddenly were unanimous in our vision, and decided to create a whimsical, yet classy ceremony in the incredible Ocean’s 11 private villa on Phuket’s east coast. Getting married in the infinity pool overlooking amazing Phang Nga Bay — sounds fascinating, right?

‘Endless Dream’ was the inspiration behind this shoot, and ironically, our gorgeous model happened to be named Dream! A gorgeous island girl meeting her Prince Charming from a far-away land and falls in love — almost a Pocahontas story, that was a part of our inspiration as well. The clean, almost minimalist style of the villa drew us in the direction of fresh, natural tones, so we chose white as a basis of the overall decoration. The choice of flowers was not left to a chance either — we decided to use all local flowers, to draw attention to Thailand culture and its authentic vibe.

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Photography: Sandra Åberg Photography | Event Planning: The Wedding Bliss Thailand | Floral Design: I Am Flower | Wedding Dress: Yolan Cris | Cake: Joob Joob | Makeup + Hair: Top Make Up Artist Phuket | Calligraphy: The Wedding Bliss Thailand | Venue: Ocean's 11 Villa | Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer | Portrait Dress: Glam Gold Label Bangkok | Venue Management: By Luxury Signature | Workshop: "A Touch Of Fashion"

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Relaxed, Elegant Thailand Destination Wedding

After saying “YES” on holiday in Thailand, these Brisbane-based cuties decided to continue their love affair with the special spot and say “I do” there as well. Ana Lui captured every paradise-perfect moment that was infused with a modern, minimalist design and her pics are our saving grace this Tuesday morning. See more in our Vault right this way!

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From Ana Lui Photography… Bec and Ben are both based in Brisbane, the capital city of QLD, Australia. Bec works for an International Publisher in a Content Management and Global Operations role, and Ben is working in a Business Development role for a new start-up. They had met back in 2011 through mutual friends – it was a chance meeting, with both of them deciding to tag along with their friends for a quick drink at the Limes Hotel. They got engaged in April 2014 while holidaying in Phuket, Thailand. While enjoying a two week holiday at The Pullman Arcadia, Ben proposed about half way through the trip. He had arranged for champagne to be delivered to the Sunset Deck and the new happy couple watched the sunset and enjoyed some bubbles. Right then and there they knew they wanted a destination wedding.

“We wanted to spend quality time with our guests, while everyone was in holiday mode. We had been the year before, and had fallen in love with Thailand. We toyed around with Europe and America, but decided to stick with Asia due to its proximity to Australia,” says Bec.

They turned to Danielle of White + White for help, an incredible wedding planner and expert based in Brisbane, in conjunction with Isla and Smith based in the UK.

“After reading a few wedding blogs, everyone recommended using a wedding planner for destination weddings, and with hectic jobs, I didn’t need any further convincing! It was the best decision we’ve ever made – for us, it made the entire process a dream and we could have never have achieved what the ladies pulled together. I had to continually pinch myself on the night, it was breath-taking. Danielle and Lisa were brilliant to work with, and are the masters of the industry,” says Bec.

I always dreamed of shooting a wedding in Thailand so when Lisa from Isla and Smith emailed me asking if I want to shoot Bec’s and Ben’s elopement I jumped up with excitement and after a brief chat with the bride to be we booked the flights and packed our camera bags. I am based in Ibiza but up for traveling any day! I am so happy to have been there with Bec and Ben, and also to work alongside super talented and crazy organized Danielle and Lisa!

When I was shooting Bec getting ready I couldn’t wait for her to put her stunning dress on! Her dress was designed by Gwendolynne Burkin of Gwendolynne based in Melbourne.

Bec says she has been looking for a perfect wedding gown and simply fell in love with Gwendolynne designs. “She was amazing to work with, so much passion and so much care. The team were so professional and scheduled around work travel to make my life easier. It was such a beautiful and detailed dress, took months of stitching and hand beading, but it was easy to wear and looked spectacular,” Bec recalls.

The wedding venue was dressed with native Thai flowers such as orchids and lush greenery, and Danielle and Lisa (the Event Planners) used them in abundance in the ceremony and reception. They focused on clean, minimalist colour palette to compliment the venue. Traditionally, the style of flowers in Thailand are tightly arranged with lots of ribbon, but Bec decided to strip everything back to have a much more relaxed, effortless vision, with hand tied orchid stems and hanging orchids in watercolour shades. The result was breathtaking! The girls also created a bespoke tablescape design, by incorporating clear glass wine bottles with tapered candles, lush greenery and stylish letterpress menus with silver foiling to announce the abundance of (incredible) food that was coming.

Danielle sourced Ben Jay, an English-born DJ based in Phuket, and booked local fire dancers who did the show just before midnight.

“We had planned a week of events for our guests, so built a website to keep everyone in the loop as details were finalized. We used the website to house accommodation and flight options, as well as information about Thailand and what to expect. We gave everyone as year’s notice (via a ‘save the date’) to give people plenty of time to save and prepare; and to keep people’s interest, we sent everyone a series of postcards to invite them to the different activities,” says Bec.

Everything was simply perfect. Venue, food, decorations, dress and the vibe with all the guests were super relaxed and having fun! It was an incredible experience to photograph their wedding day as well as the boat trip around the bay of Phuket. I shot hybrid – both digital and film – and I’m very happy with the results.

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Photography: Ana Lui Photography | Event Planning: White+White | Event Planning: Isla And Smith Wedding Design | Wedding Dress: Gwendolynne Burkin | Hair + Makeup: Twidale | Venue: Sala Phuket | Film Processing: Carmencita Film Lab

Thailand Destination Wedding Part II

Oh, to be a guest at this wedding. To have seat at the oceanfront ceremony, to sip champagne while the Thailand sun sets, and to gasp as you enter the tented reception complete with draped ceilings, crystal chandeliers and greenery vines strung throughout. It’s the kind of wedding that could only be the handiwork of absurdly talented vendors like Joy ProctorLuxury Events Phuket and Bows + Arrows, and thanks to Ryan Ray and Lovell Productions we get to live vicariously through their images and film. Start with the bridal session, wedding part one + two, and then soak up the full gallery for every last moment.

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From Joy ProctorMaking their way to the reception, guests were greeted by an oversized wooden board holding the seating assignments, and baskets of flip flops and pashminas. Guests entered the tent, taking their seats at weathered wood chairs. The U shaped tent has a fully draped ceiling, with soft chiffon panels tied off with greenery on every pole.

Crystal chandeliers hung above with greenery vines strung throughout. Menus made of cotton paper with gold foil sat tucked inside napkins, with guests names tied to sprigs of greenery. Etched bottle openers with the couples monogram sat at each place setting inside stamped muslin bags. Lush, organic green and white flowers sat between mercury glass and metallic candle holders, creating an intimate and romantic environment.

Verna and Tino did their first dance of the dance floor with sat in the middle of the U, outside the tent. After dinner, guests watched as a beautiful show of fireworks went off overhead.

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Photography: Ryan Ray Photography | Coordination: Luxury Events Phuket | Event Design: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Bows + Arrows | Invitations: Lauhaus | Ceremony Venue: Samujana | Catering:Go Samui Catering | Hair & Makeup: Gabbie Lee | Cinemetography: Lovell Productions | Linens: La Tavola | Reception Stationary: Written Word Calligraphy | Rentals: BIC Phuket

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