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Real Life Weddings in Thailand

The beauty of Thailand has inspired many couples to get married there over the years. From secluded waterfront ceremonies, to buddhist ceremonies or simply deciding to marry at a luxury resort by the sea, there's plenty to choose from here.

Thailand Wedding Couples
Vionnette and Robert / Yuliawata and David

Vionnette and Robert, Koh Samui, Thailand

wedding ring in a napkin flower


The beautiful backdrop of a blue ocean in Koh Samui is where Vionnette & Robert chose for their destination wedding in Thailand.

When you have a traditional Thai wedding the wedding procedure is really touching and personalized. Every element of set up and decor is thought through with intricate detail.

Robert started the ceremony as he was introduced by a long drum parade, he then crossed two gates called the "silver gate" and "gold gate" in order to meet with Vionnette on the wedding day. The parade is consisted of traditional Khan Mak (7 sets of fruit, Thai desserts and religious equipment) as Thai people believe in bringing prosperity to the newly married couple.

Following a monk blessing ceremony, the wedding ritual is performed by the senior monk who draped sacred string around the heads of the couple to symbolize their commitment to one another before sprinkling them with holy water from a leafy branch. Gifts and small donations were presented by the couple to the monks, after which there were more prayers. The ceremony lasted for 30 minutes, and conveyed an almost hypnotic feeling on everyone present.

After the monks departed, there was a water blessing ceremony which give their guests the opportunity to bestow their individual blessings. This they did, one by one, by gently pouring water over the hands of the couple. The water passed through the hands of the bride and groom and into a flower filled vessel beneath.

All arrangements were by Bliss Weddings & Events

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Yuliawata and David, Koh Samui, Thailand

bridal couple marrying in church


Yuliawata and David from Indonesia got married in Koh Samui on 7th July 2012.

Their celebrations started the day before with a sangjit ceremony in which both bride and groom gave presents to each other before the wedding day.

On the 7th they had a Catholic ceremony in St. Anna's church, and was followed by a tea ceremony and lunch at W Retreat. Next the bridal party had a bit of leisure time before celebrating in the evening with a cocktail reception followed by a wedding reception on the beach.

The whole day was amazing and full of joy, and the couple enjoyed an evening cabaret show and hired a jazz band to fill the evening with romantic songs (the couple's first dance was “At last” by Celine Dion). The evening finished off with a late night party at the E-Wow bar at the W Retreat with an in-house DJ.

Yuliawata and David left Koh Samui with some great memories and, most important, their marriage dream having come true!

All arrangements were by Bliss Weddings & Events

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