Destination Wedding Photographer Thailand : Exotic Beach Wedding

Photographing weddings I am recommended by many of the UK’s most prestigious hotels, but the opportunity to travel as a destination wedding photographer Thailand is always a very special occasion. This particularly wedding was even more special as the groom has been one of my son’s best friends since they were at school, so felt very humbled to have James ask me to be their destination wedding photographer Thailand, and fly out to Phuket, to document their day.

Planning a Destination Wedding:

As a destination wedding photographer Thailand (or whichever location you chose), it is helpful to arrive a day or two early, not just to acclimatise but to spend some time exploring the wedding location for all those special shots, and to watch how the light interacts with the setting, as with a lot of exotic beach weddings it is important to know what time he sun sets and quick the light fades to darkness.

Destination Wedding Photographer Thailand James met Victoria when she had her young son, and made James chase her to show he was serious, eventually he won her heart and here we were, in their stunning villa in Phuket, surrounded by forty of their family and closest friends and with the addition to their family of their youngest son together.

James and Victoria planned their wedding with the help of Take us to Thailand, and the couple has arrived the week before and hired a villa in the stunning complex Trisara, complete with infinity pool and beautiful views. The guests stayed in a nearby hotel.

The girls and boys each took it in turns to have their nights out on the town to celebrate the hen and stags, and according to the stories as told during the wedding speeches, they had a very good time!

Victoria had an elegant gown with a sequin floral design and beautiful deep back with beautiful button detailing, by Maggie Sottero, and silver shoes embossed with a special marriage message on the soles, by Charlotte Mills.

Getting ready bride and groom photography

I photographed the girls having their hair and make-up done on the morning of the wedding by Lisa Allen and her team, whilst the boys relaxed by the pool with a few beers, important to feel relaxed on your big day.

James looked very dapper, with a crisp white short sleeved shirt, pink braces and matching bow tie, accessorised with deep tan leather belt and shoes. The groomsmen dressed the same but with mint green braces and tie and were perfectly complemented by the beautiful bridesmaids in gowns of dusky pink and mint. The couple also had their boys as page boys in mini groomsmen outfits, matching pink of James and flower girls with pink and mint tutus, so cute! Victoria’s bouquets was a mix of white and pink peony blooms and the bridesmaids carries tin white spray orchids.

Outdoor wedding ceremony photography

The couple were married outside, there were beautiful displays of white orchids on either side of the aisle, the aisle itself was scattered with white petals and the couple were married under an archway of flowers with the sea stretching out behind them. The couple had some group shots of the two of them with the bridesmaids and groomsmen and of course the mums and dads by the pool. We took advantage of the exotic beach and setting sun for some totally stunning bridal portraits of James and Victoria.

After the ceremony the couple joined their guests for a cocktail reception on the beach lit by strings of fairy lights, before an amazing Thai wedding banquet. Between courses there were some brilliant speeches, one of the great things about a smaller intimate wedding, tends to mean there is a real closeness and shared history between everyone, so there were lots of stories about the couple and many laughs.

The evening started with fireworks and then the couple took the floor for their first dance to Maria Carey. Lark Music band provided the music for the ceremony and drinks reception and then the entertainment was provided by Ben Jenkins for the rest of the evening.

Working with wedding planners and booking your destination photography:

A local wedding planner or specialist location wedding planner can help you ensure you have the day you dreamed of planned whilst you are in the UK, so you can arrive, relax and have a wonderful day. Why then, take your photographer from the UK? Booking your destination wedding photographer here means you can secure a photographer whose style you love and who you trust to deliver. You can not only communicate as much as you need to before the big day, but they are just a phone call away on your return when you want to see those incredible memories of the day and plan your wedding album.

So if you are planning a wedding abroad like James and Victoria on an exotic beach, or maybe a stunning mountain view, or rocking Elvis at Vegas, contact me to tell me all the details and to book me as your destination wedding photographer Thailand (or somewhere else in the world)..

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