I never knew how amazingly beautiful a beach wedding or wedding in a private villa could be until I assisted my friend who is a make up artist at a wedding whilst on holiday in Phuket. Having worked in the wedding and events industry in the UK for years I always thought that our weddings were lovely but WOW – a beach wedding or private villa wedding really raise the bar for stunning visual pleasure!I had also never experienced a celebrant ceremony before so that too really opened my eyes to this whole new world of weddings!
Lets start with location – Thailand, Phuket in particular, which is where I now live, has some of the most stunning beaches in South East Asia. Beach weddings tend to be conducted at around five thirty in the evening capturing the scene of the setting sun with the warm sea breeze while the sound of the waves gently whispering in the back ground create the most romantic ambiance. Getting married in a Villa also happens around this time too as most of the properties in Phuket overlook the beach so you can capture the same views and ambiance. There are so many small islands just a speed boat away from Phuket that you can sometimes be the only people on the island!
Cost – Having priced weddings in the UK and weddings in Thailand I can say without a doubt that you will get so much more for your money in Thailand than the UK. A simple beach wedding for just you and your loved one can be done for about one thousand pounds, this will include the venue arrangement, your own private pergola decorated to your choice of colour with beautiful fresh flowers on the beach, flowers for both of you and my celebrant service to conduct your ceremony along with some great photos.
Stress free – something I have noticed whilst arranging weddings in Thailand is everyone is so happy and excited on the day. I think its probably due to the fact that they are on holiday and away from home so all they can do is concentrate on enjoying their day. With the abundance of Thai massage and beauty spas at such an affordable rate, you can indulge in pampering yourselves before the wedding day and with the healthy glow of a suntan everyone feels and looks tip top.
Personal – Having a celebrant to perform your ceremony is so much more personal than a traditional wedding, you can choose any music, you are free to adapt your ceremony to any theme you wish whether it’s a a shabby chic vintage theme to Gothic or your favourite cartoon, your ceremony is unique to you and can be adapted to whatever you dream of. – I have a motto – If you can dream it I can create it! A celebrant ceremony will still incorporate a ring exchange and chance for you to say your personal vows to each other as well as other elements such as sand pouring and hand fasting.
Basically anything you want your ceremony to be, we as celebrants will do our best to accommodate your wishes.
I guess I am a bit biased about weddings in Thailand as it is now my home but I really do get wedding envy at every ceremony I attend as they are just so beautiful and amazing and I wouldn’t want to get married anywhere else in the world. I am happy to discuss any ceremonies with you for weddings in Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi or any other romantic location.