Why did you choose a destination wedding?
We chose a destination wedding as we wanted to do something different. We liked the idea of getting married overseas and when we found Rocky’s Resort in Koh Samui Thailand, we knew we had to get married there!
Why did you select the destination and venue you did?
Rocky’s Resort is the most amazing place, just beautiful. The real decision maker for both of us was the wedding planner, Ann. From the first email we sent through asking for information on wedding packages, right up to the wedding day, she was amazing. We didn’t have to worry about a thing.
Did you have guests attend, and if so, what was their reaction to you having a destination wedding?
Yes, we had our family and friends there to celebrate our special wedding day. Mostly everyone was very excited about it as they made a holiday out of it too.
What is your favourite memory of the day?
Our whole wedding was just perfect. I could not have asked to change a single thing. Our most favourite memory was when we had a few moments to ourselves after the ceremony, before the reception and we just sat under the beautiful sunset and took it all in.
What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
It was something different and exciting. We didn’t have to worry about anything as our wedding planner had it all sorted. Also we got to Koh Samui about one week prior to our wedding day, and because Ann had everything organised, we could just spend time with our family and friends, which made us both very relaxed on our wedding day.
What theme or style did you base your wedding decorations on?
We wanted to make our day simple, classy and elegant. Our theme was white/cream flowers, silver and a hint of turquioise blue. We had the most amazing beach and reception set up with beautiful roses and Singapore orchids, along with tea light candles, and as our bonbonniere we gave all our guests a wooden elephant with the trunk in the air for ‘good luck’!
How did your wedding coordinator assist you?
Ann was amazing. She assisted us with every part of our wedding from start to fi nish. Even on the wedding day, the whole day/night went exactly as planned and that was because she was there making sure it was.
Did you honeymoon in the same location?
We stayed one week before our wedding at Rocky’s Resort and also stayed on our wedding night. Then we went to the Maldives for our honeymoon.
Jaclyn Challis & Jonathan Waterworth
Date: 16 January 2013
‘On the beach’ at Rocky’s Boutique Resort
‘Honeymoon Suite’ at Rocky’s Boutique Resort
Gown: Raffaele Ciuca,
Khun No – Phuket Image
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