We’re sharing with you today a beautiful beach marriage from one of the world’s most beautiful locations.
Harriet and Paul, a couple who love to travel, chose a destination wedding in Phuket, Thailand, as a way to celebrate their love for the world.
Sandra Aberg photographed them, and Wedding Bliss Thailand planned their wedding.
Harriet & Paul’s wedding was full of romance, elegance, and luxury. The flowers were lush, the textures breezy, and there was a ceiling covered in fairy lights.
They paid homage to the setting by saying their vows beneath palm trees with Patong Bay in the background, followed by an evening cocktail reception.
Sonia, the planner at The Wedding Bliss, observed that their wedding was a celebration of everything special about a destination wedding: “Getting together with friends and family from around the globe, while enjoying time together in luscious tropical location.”
Read more about this beautiful wedding and the story behind it from the team of The Wedding Bliss…
Wedding Day Snapshot
The true essence of a destination wedding is bringing together family and friends from around the globe, spending time in a tropical location, and enjoying pre-wedding events.
Harriet’s and Paul’s wedding was special for us because they chose a venue, which was our dream place to work.
Amari Phuket Resort & Spa is a beachfront resort so close to Patong’s center that you wouldn’t believe it. The resort offers a 5-star experience with stunning views of Patong Bay and is close to all the nightlife that Patong has to provide.
Harriet & Paul, both party animals themselves, couldn’t pass up this opportunity. This was just the beginning of a series of decisions that would make their wedding day unforgettable.
The ceremony was held on the lawn of Amari grounds overlooking a bay.
Harriet wanted the altar to be classy and yet reflect that this was a destination wedding. We chose to place it between two beautiful palm trees.
The combination of soft, feminine pinks and classic whites, along with the lush greens and vibrant colors of tropical plants, was a beautiful balance between elegance, vibrancy, and sophistication.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom, along with their bridal party, continued the photoshoot at a unique jetty while the guests sipped cocktails at the sunset.
The Bride & Groom
During the planning phase, the couple never ceased to amaze us with the many hobbies they had. These also played a significant role in their life.
They met in a ski resort in French Canada. Then, for their anniversary, they traveled around the world. And, finally, on a helicopter flight over Chicago, where Harriet was born, they got engaged. What a cool story!
Harriet had always dreamed of traveling to Thailand, so the decision to marry her was a natural one. It was also a great middle-ground for their guests, who mainly flew in from the US, Canada, and Australia.
This couple is a lot of hilarity. Anyone who attended the wedding can easily confirm this. The Game of Thrones theme used to introduce the reception dinner brought laughter and applause, setting the tone for the entire night.
We could see that everyone in the room wanted to dance.
As the dinner was held indoors, we used fairy lights to create a romantic, dreamy atmosphere that didn’t overwhelm us.
We didn’t need to add the large flower decorations that were sitting on our table. The canopy was beautiful.
The food is worth mentioning: the bride, a passionate foodie, paid special attention to the menu to ensure that it was well-balanced, sophisticated, and light enough for people to dance after the ceremony.
A light Italian aperitivo, with parma ham, parmesan, and house-made pasta, was followed by a three-course Italian dinner, which included steaks, bread, and pasta made in-house.
The party that took place on the jetty above was a special highlight of the evening.
What else would you need for your dream wedding than a unique location, fresh breeze, cool music, custom-made cocktails, and happy, loving couples?