Why did you choose a destination wedding?
We wanted a relaxed beach wedding and also realised the value for money compared to Australia.
Why did you select the destination and venue you did?
We met in Koh Samui so getting married there had a special meaning to us.
Did you have guests attend, and if so, what was their reaction to a destination wedding?
Yes, we had 60 people that came. They were all very excited to have a holiday and a wedding to attend.
What is your favourite memory of the day?
Everything was amazing, but the best part was watching all our guests having an amazing day and enjoying their cocktails on the beach.
What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
Everybody was in good spirits as they are all on a relaxing holiday.
What theme or style did you base your wedding decorations on?
A relaxed beach theme.
How did your wedding coordinator assist you?
Ann was amazing and nothing was a hassle for her – her attention to detail was just incredible! She made our day perfect and and we were so relaxed leaving everything in her capable hands.
Did you honeymoon in the same location?
Yes, we had an extended honeymoon in Koh Samui!
Whats your best piece of advice for a couple planning their own destination wedding?
If you can afford it have a holiday there prior to your wedding to meet the wedding planner and see the location for yourself. Also, you may be able to see a wedding taking place while you are there to view the final result. But most of all relax and enjoy the day, it goes so fast!
The Couple: Dana Orbita & Chris Payne
Date: 10 March 2014
The Ceremony: Rocky’s Boutique Resort
The Reception: Rocky’s Boutique Resort
The Accommodation: Family beachfront suite at Rocky’s Boutique Resort
Gown: Callezione – Perth
Wedding Coordinator: Ann Lim (Rocky’s Boutique Resort)
Photographer: Anne Sophie Maestracci
Read up at http://www.rockyresort.com/en/weddings/koh-samui-weddings/ for more information.