Thailand is always a fantastic choice for wedding destinations… and the fact that Amelia and David spent their first vacation there together makes it even sweeter! It’s no secret the tropical beauty of this nation is around every corner, and the view from this ceremony has it on full display. I’m absolutely in love with the hanging flowers over the ceremony and reception space, her bouquet, the flowers lining the aisle… there are just flowers galore! Such a romantic look.
I’m also in love with Amelia’s dress – that train is to die for. These two had such a gorgeous vision for their big day, but as most destination wedding couples know… it can be difficult to communicate that vision to a bunch of vendors who seem like they’re a world away during the planning process. So take this couple’s advice… When you plan a destination wedding half a world away like Amelia and David, you must choose a planner you can trust – and boy did the team at Wedding Boutique Phuket come through. The talented Ken Tan was there to capture every detail you’ll see in these stunning photos!
The Bride Tells us About Her Destination Wedding in Phuket
Why did you choose to have a destination wedding in Phuket?
Phuket was our first holiday together and always held a special place in our hearts. We love the beaches, the people and the laid-back feel of Thailand
How many people attended your destination wedding in Phuket?
What was your destination wedding theme?
What were your sources of inspiration when choosing your colors, flowers, cake, etc..?
My planner was key in taking a mismatch of ideas that I had seen online, and turning them into a wedding theme and plan. She was great at taking what I knew I wanted, what I didn’t want and what I didn’t even think about, and adding it to my design.
Was there something unique or special that you incorporated into your wedding décor/theme?
Being in Thailand I wanted the wedding to be fun and colorful and playful. When I saw the beautiful villa and I spoke with my wedding planner I knew we needed to bring in the fun and tropical elements with the elegance and luxury of the villa. I had a great mix of tropical, fun and elegance.
What was your favorite wedding detail and why?
I loved my carved individual named pineapple place card on macaroons. They looked so cute and tasted AMAZING!
Was there any tradition that you skipped?
We did our wedding dance before dinner and cut and served the cake. We wanted to make sure our guests enjoyed the cake and we enjoyed the dance before we were full!
What was your favorite part of having a destination wedding?
The intimacy and friendship that you feel having a destination wedding is fantastic. You know the people are there because they really want to be and everyone is in holiday mode!
What was the biggest challenge in planning your destination wedding in Phuket?
With the right planner, I had no trouble! The only thing that was unpredictable was the weather
What’s your advice to other couples planning a destination wedding in Phuket?
Get a Planner! But choose wisely! After a few dealings with different planners I found that they are all not the same. Think of it like dating, ask questions, look at their galleries– do you like their past weddings? A good planner will take the time to understand your vision and help you bring it to life
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Ken was a great photographer that made me feel relaxed and able to have the great photos I ended up with!
Photographer: Ken Tan Photo
Wedding Planner: Wedding Boutique Phuket
Bridal Gown: Enzoani
Groom’s Attire: Oscar Hunt Tailors
Bridesmaids Attire: Forever New
Venue: Villa Aye
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Florist: Iris Flora
Cake/Baker: Joob Joob Designer Cupcakes
Hair & Makeup: Neil Donkin
Cake Toppers: Place cards by Ashwood Lane
Elizabeth van der Bij
Loving all the pineapple details!