My fiancé and I live in Bangkok but I’m Korean and he is Thai American. When we discovered we were having a baby, we decided to get married in a lovely and intimate way, in a beautiful location, so we chose Phuket! When we first met Ilaire, our destination wedding planner, she suggested us this nice Beach Club in Bangtao, so we got exactly what we wanted: A simple but unique, intimate family wedding on the beach. We came to Phuket together with our families and few friends some days before the wedding and we stayed at the Pullman Arcadia Resort for a short holiday. It was amazing and relaxing.
The day before the event, we met the Wedding Boutique team and they explained to us all the details and timeline of the event day…we were so excited that I forgot everything! On the wedding day we still had the morning to relax and to be prepared for the makeup artist. The ceremony was at 5 PM on the beach…the perfect time for a stunning sunset! Guests arrived at the venue half an hour before for the welcome drinks. When the ceremony began, I cried. And then…we were already Mr. & Mrs.! After the ceremony, we’ve got about one hour of photo shooting with our professional photographer while our guests were enjoying their cocktails & canapés. For the theme, we just thought about having a pale peach & gray color in the beginning stages of wedding planning, but after having booked the wedding planning service with Ilaire, she designed a very unique and detailed wedding with cute decorations matching our style. She gave us much more ideas than we had expected! It took quite a long time for my husband to find the courage for a family speech but at the end, it was so emotional!
One thing I’ll remember forever is the family speech. It was quite hard to find the right moment and the right words, but at the end, it turned out so emotional for everybody! When we came back from the photo session to the reception dinner on the beach, the deck was ready. The Wedding Boutique had done such a great job with small but beautiful details (as you can see from our photos). We chose Thai cuisine for dinner to delight our guests with the local cuisine. We had some guests coming from all around the world, like France. Everything was so delicious! We ended our unforgettable day with a delicious wedding cake, designed by Ilaire and handmade by the recommended French Patisserie. Then all of us went to the sea to release a dozen traditional Thai air lanterns, a lovely present for all our guests!
Advice for brides-to-be
Choose Wedding Boutique Phuket! They are very creative and very smart in their organization! They are very good at producing the final result because they have great ideas! ;) Actually, it was a very last minute wedding. We contacted her just less than 2 months in advance but Ilaire was very good in the management and organization of the wedding!
Wedding Designer & Planner: Wedding Boutique Phuket
Venue: Bliss Beach Club
Photography: Migel Radriges & Adalberto Bianco
Makeup & Hair: Phuket Hair & Makeup by Earth
Cakes & Desserts: Les Anges, Phuket Royal Marina