Jane & Timothy

Why did you choose a destination wedding? Our closest family and friends were coming from afar to share our special day. Since they were making the trip for the wedding, we wanted to make it count by having the wedding at a location where the guests could have a holiday also.Why did you select the […]

RLW-13Why did you choose a destination wedding?
Our closest family and friends were coming from afar to share our special day. Since they were making the trip for the wedding, we wanted to make it count by having the wedding at a location where the guests could have a holiday also.RLW-10Why did you select the destination and venue you did?
We wanted to make it as easy as possible for our guests. We chose Phuket because it was convenient for everybody in terms of flight availability and connectivity. We visited a few resorts in Phuket that we had shortlisted and when we saw Andara, we were blown away by the grandeur, sophistication and privacy of its villas and facilities. Plus, the food at Silk Restaurant (where we had our reception) was the best high-end Thai food we had ever tasted! What really got us over the line was Mod, the wedding coordinator at Andara. She was most impressive with her organisational skills and great attention to detail.RLW-9RLW-11Did you have guests attend, and if so, what was their reaction to you having a destination wedding?
Our guests were excited about our wedding and the idea of relaxing in beautiful Phuket! For those coming from further away, it was a perfect launch pad from which to explore other Asian destinations.
What is your favourite memory of the day?
We got to share our special day with our dearest family and friends. It was a great excuse to have a get-together and throw a BIG party!RLW-12What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
Our guests were able have a holiday at the same time and it meant that they could concentrate on having a good time rather than coping with the next day.RLW-8

What theme or style did you base your wedding decorations on?
We wanted a simple and sophisticated wedding with Thai flair using only local flowers and the stunning natural landscape as the backdrop.
How did your wedding coordinator assist you?
We knew from the moment we got an email from Mod that we would love her. From the get-go, she understood what type of wedding we wanted. I wanted to be hands on in the wedding preparation so Mod and I communicated regularly on all aspects of the wedding. To this day, my friends compliment on how well organised the wedding was and how easy it was for them to enjoy the evening. I owe it all to Mod and her team at Andara.
Did you honeymoon in the same location?
We didn’t have a ‘honeymoon’ in the traditional sense. We had our closest friends and family holidaying with us. We got to enjoy the best of Phuket together!

The Couple:
Jane Song & Timothy Ross
Date: 6 October 2012
The Ceremony:
Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket
The Reception:
Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket
The Accommodation:
Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket
Gown: I walked down the aisle in a
Gemy Maalouf piece, for the reception a
red Zac Posen dress and for the after party
a white Blumarine number
Photographer:
Dave Brown
andaraphuket.com

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